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Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat

77 Bayview Drive, Blackstone Heights, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014
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112 reviews 112 reviews
38 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Read all the reviews and you will see attention to detail, preliminary advice and maps, also an extremely informative Facebook page with photos and pictures and even videos of the wallabies, possums and bandicoots visiting Janes back yard. We watched as Jane put out the food and saw creatures coming from everywhere. Ingenious is the word you understand as the... More

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Jane O, Owner at Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back, it was a pleasure having you both and I always enjoy sharing this little piece of paradise. Already the extra native plants in the front garden have settled and are just starting to show some colour, so the birds are hovering now in the back and front garden. Sorry you missed the Wedge Tail... More

Victoria, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This beautiful property is only a 10 minute drive out of the heart of Launceston but with delightful wildlife metres from your door and a gorgeous view of the South Esk river you will feel you're truly on retreat. Our hosts were welcoming & thoughtful - Jane went above & beyond when providing supplies for breakfast (vegetarian as requested) and... More

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Jane O, Owner at Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back,its lovely to know that as a family you all enjoyed yourselves. Today the river is amazing the fog is thick and you can;t see the other side of the river which means once the morning sun hits the river the fog starts to dance across the water lifting to be a magnificent day. As... More

Brisbane Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This retreat is a 'oncer' - once you have been here you never want to be anywhere else. Prior confirmation by Jane, confirming arrangements were appreciated and her graciousness upon our arrival was most welcome. Nothing has been spared to deliver outstanding accommodation and quality. Once you have stayed here, it will become your benchmark for all future B&B's. The... More

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Jane O, Owner at Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat, responded to this review

Hello and Thank you for your feedback. All feedback is very well welcome and you have such a great knowledge of being in the tourism industry for 40 years. The retreat is my passion and not a job therefore it it my pleasure having guests and sharing the river and the wildlife. I'm always looking at extending guests experiences once... More

Hobart, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We frequently visit Launceston & prefer to stay at B&B's. We were so pleased to find this wonderful Bed & Breakfast Retreat. The location was a pleasant drive from the Highway & upon arrival we knew instantly we would have a wonderful relaxing two nights with such tranquil surroundings. Jane has thought of everything - right down to special 'treats'... More

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Jane O, Owner at Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat, responded to this review

I'm so glad your enjoyed your stay, it was lovely to meet you both and a pleasure having you, its always lovely to have wildlife friends staying. I'll be in touch with your daughter soon and introduce myself. Hope to see you back again one day. Regards Jane More

Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This was a fantastic place to spend out last two nights in Tasmania and we not disappointed. Jane was terrific making us feel welcome and provided us with everything we needed. The accommodation really made us feel at home and all we needed for breakfast was included (fresh fruit, cereal, yummy bread, bacon, eggs etc). Jane even went the extra... More

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Janeol77, Owner at Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay,it was lovely meeting you both and sharing the garden, views and the wildlife, the mum to be possums pouches are bigger then ever it won;t be long till we have a baby possum or two. You can keep an eye for all the wildlife updates via the website under back yard videos..... More

Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Launceston Bed and Breakfast is a perfect location for a family holiday. Just 7min drive from Launceston, very convenient to all the Tamar attractions. We stayed for 2 nights could have stayed for 5 nights easily. Kids loved it and wanted to stay over longer. So many wild animals at dawn and dusk. See wallabies, possums & my son even... More

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Jane O, Owner at Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat, responded to this review

Hello, I'm so glad you enjoyed the whole experience of the retreat, its wonderful that you had some time to take out of your busy itnerary and just sit and reflect on the views and wildlife and at the same time found the retreat's location well positioned for you to visit other wonderful sites around Tasmania. The protected Southern Brown... More

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

My fiance and I had a great 2 night stay recently and we were very happy with our choice. We had not stayed at a B&B before but on arriving in Tasmania and having our first stay in the state we decided we would do something different. It was so great that we tried to stay at B&B's from then... More

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Jane O, Owner at Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat, responded to this review

Hello, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay, the retreat is only new so its wonderful to get the feedback. The fact that you went on to use more B&B's whilst in Tasmania is great for the small businesses like the retreat.I hope to see you back again one day. Regards Jane More

Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Although a bit difficult to find without GPS and a concern along the way that we would be staying in suburbia, once inside, relaxing on the balcony enjoying the wildlife, you would never know where you were. Jane made us feel very welcome and the breakfast hamper was a treat. It was very peaceful and well appointed and we would... More

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Jane O, Owner at Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, you will be pleased to know the street signs have been approved and are now in place making it so much easier to find. We have added a very special treat for guests. We now have placed video cameras in the garden to capture the antics of the wildlife, this can be viewed... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Launceston bed and breakfast retreat provides the ideal base for exploring all the region has to offer from the quaint little towns, exceptional wineries and stunning countryside. Jane has created a warm and homely feel in her stunning bed and breakfast. Both bedrooms have comfortable queen sized beds made up with beautiful linen and electric blankets for those chilly Tassie... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

A wonderful friend bought this very special gem to my attention. I visit Launceston after all my Tassy adventures to touch base with friends and family before heading back to the main land. After an awesome trip rafting, rock climbing, or hiking its so nice to come back to a place that had all the facilities of home (very important... More

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Address: 77 Bayview Drive, Blackstone Heights, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston > Blackstone Heights
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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RIVER VIEWS and WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE: Boutique B&B /apartment right on the river video cameras with infrared lights are discreetly placed in the garden to capture the wildlife antics at night, this footage is streamed live onto the guests TV in their lounge. Only takes one booking at a time you get the whole floor. Full Breakfast provisions. Whether you are in the Launceston area for business or pleasure the Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat is a perfect place to unwind and relax. Come and stay at this peaceful retreat on the banks of the South Esk River, all the rooms overlook the South Esk River where the birds and native animals call home. Enjoy the sounds of birds settling and rising, and watch the native wildlife from your own private balcony.Enjoy a short bush walk to the South Esk River with direct access from the retreat. Ideal from 1-4 people 15 mins out of the centre of Launceston, where you will find the famous Cataract Gorge, many more restaurants, art galleries, shops and City Park. The retreat is in a wonderful location to base yourself and explore the north of Tasmania, so much to do within an hours drive, Casino, Barnbugle Golf Course, beaches, Tasmania famous food trail, the lakes district (for fantastic fishing), waterfalls, bush walks, wineries, bike trails, markets, historic towns, Launceston airport and the Spirit of Tasmania. ... more   less 
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