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“Spartan but nice” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Charles
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   287 Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia   |  
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Ranked #6 of 29 Hotels in Launceston
Miami Beach, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Spartan but nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Picked it based on tripadvisor reviews. Room was fine. Breakfast was good. Service ok. Enjoyed the 1 mile walk to dinner each night. Only complaint was the tight parking which led to our car getting scraped in their parking lot.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I've been here before and I've already book to come back for the 4th time. Great restaurant great service and friendly staff. Close to shops and other restaurants. Only 2 problems. one is NO GYM. For a hotel this size and with so much to offer its a BIG MISS. Hope they fix that very soon. 2- parking could be better. Lots of private parking available but not for guests.
But all in all I'd still come back, unless I find another nice place with a gym

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This building used to be the old Launceston General Hospital and so being an x local of 30 years ago I avoided it when it was turned into a hotel. What a mistake.....the place is transformed not a modern contemporary boutique hotel and is central to all the good eating areas. Staff friendly and helpful....I recommend.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 2 night's and found the hotel to be lovely, we were very comfortable, wireless internet (free) was awesome. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The location is really handy to city, the is no noise from hospital over road. There are some lovely cafes just down habit in same street. We also had a nice meal via room service.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Spreyton, Tasmania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Hotel Charles was our choice for a spontaneoud getaway...check in staff were very accommodating, including free upgrade to King Studio. Rooms were spacious and warm, bathroom was huge....and a highlight was brunch in the inhouse restaurant, best gluten-free bread I've had and all made in-house! Would definately stay again!! Good location within walking distance of City.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Stayed here for five days in April. Very clean, modern hotel. Approximately 10 to 15 min (walking) from CBD which is handy (if you can cope with going up and down the hills!). Reception staff were very helpful and always there to lend a hand when needed. My only had criticism would be the free wireless internet - there is an issue connecting with MAC devices - this is a bit annoying but the staff told me that this is an ongoing issue. My only other comment would be the public access computers (which I did have to use), it would be nice if they were a little bit more private - especially if you are unable to connect to the WIFI and you want to check your banking etc.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The hotel is approximately 20 minutes walk from the centre of town. The building is relatively new with good beds and a modern bathroom with a walk-in shower. The rooms are not large but adequate for a short stay. Although there is a hospital opposite, we heard no noise and had a good night's sleep.
Due to the distance into town, we decided to eat in the restaurant. As the restaurant is relatively small it is essential to reserve a table as otherwise you may have a long wait for a table. The food was good and the service very good.
Wi-Fi is available free of charge - a pleasant surprise for Australian hotels!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Charles

Address: 287 Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Launceston
#2 Business Hotel in Launceston
#2 Family Hotel in Launceston
#6 Luxury Hotel in Launceston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Charles 4*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Charles in Tasmania is modern luxury Launceston accommodation providing guests with a unique and memorable Tasmanian experience. Hotel Charles is Launceston's newest luxury hotel and is on the fringe of the Launceston CBD. Offering modern rooms (some with panoramic views of the Tamar Valley), the Hotel is in a newly developed complex. The building's art deco exterior has been enhanced by a sympathetic design approach making it an iconic Tasmanian location. ... more   less 
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