There are not too many options for accommodation if you have a crack of dawn flight out of Hobart Airport.
You can stay in town and lose 30 minutes of sleep, or stay at the Hobart Airport Travelodge, which I have done twice in the past month, paying full freight on both occasions.
Not that full freight costs too much: $119 a night for a clean and modern hotel room with free wifi, a flat-screen TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
It is a comfortable enough hotel, just a kilomete from the terminal with a free shuttle bus link.
On both occasions I stayed my "double bed" was two singles pushed together and despite a deposit having been taken the mini bar was empty.
The hotel restaurant serves a safe, but tasty menu. Crumbed fish and chips with a crisp salad for $24; a glass of Norfolk Rise pinot grigio for $8. The wine list is awful considering where we are.
There is also the ridiculous cheapskatery that airline frequent flyer points are only awarded when a room costs $120 or more a night.
Shame TFE hotels when the rack rate is $119.
Overall, however, this is functional but pleasant enough place to spend a night. No more. No less.
Hobart Airport Travelodge, 1 Holyman Drive, Cambridge. (03) 6248 3555.