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Waratah on York

12 York Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

When you are asked to pay when checking-in the alarm bells should ring. Grotty hotel - not worth the money and deservedly ranked 28th out of 29 Launcestion hotels (what must the other one be like ?). Freezing cold dirty rooms with storage radiators not working and an owner who clearly graduated from the Fawlty Towers school of hotel management... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We booked this hotel because we wanted to stay in a heritage environment. We paid an extra $20/night for an extra bed. When we arrived the reception lady(believed to be the owner) said the heritage room we had booked was not big enough for the extra bed and she would put us in the new Areca hotel-also owned by the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

After seeing the star ratings and positive reviews we booked a night at the so called heritage boutique accommodation. We were welcomed with smelly overflowing bins, unsafe stairs, and rude service. The door to the room opened and it was FILTHY! It stank, there was yelling and strange noises in the hotel - we felt we had booked into a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

In a desperate attempt to find some place to stay due to horror of another accommodation we went onto wot if and found this it gave it 4 out of 5. The photos are beyond misleading. The floor was filthy ! It's smelt and looked and sounded like a brothel! Put us in a room with a window outside the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

If you are looking for the genuine heritage b&b experience - keep looking. Having been very impressed by the website showing a lovely breakfast room, heritage themed suites etc, we found our breakfast venue was located 50 metres down the hill in, what would appear to be, a modern extension of The Waratah called Areca - this building has also... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The entrance to this building is dangerous and difficult. The so called safety railing going up the steep and considerable steps (some parts had NO RAILING AT ALL) was weak and loose and NO help at all. In fact, it was a hindrance. Might even need checking by OH&S as it cant be legal. It is a beautiful old building... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

After looking at the advertising decided to book into this grand old dame for 3 nights, We had booked a double room but were given a large queen room because we asked to be downstairs. Great for us ,as my sister had a double room and it was a box ,same price. The first thing we noticed is that the... More

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5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We booked to stay here and then had to change our booking - way too much trouble, but we persisted. We arrived and seeking to confirm an earlier request for a 7am breakfast (that had been met with a 'no problem') was told that was way too much trouble. The next morning when we did head to the restaurant for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We have just returned from a lovely stay at the new Areca wing of Waratah on York. Thank you for the upgrade to the new accommodation wing. Lovely breakfast served in the new dining room. Good location within an easy walk to the centre of town.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

This is a shabby place we could not believe it ,don't stay here. Feels grubby and unclean. The room we paid for says , executive suite with spa with beautiful Tamar river views, DON'T FALL FOR IT, there are NO views, you wouldn't get in the spa for fear of getting a nasty bug it's naffff to say the least... More

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Address: 12 York Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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