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“None better in Launceston” 5 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
Burnie, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“None better in Launceston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Wow, from an old hospital to a 5 star marvel. Big rooms, largest bathroom I have ever seen at a hotel and the beds are massive. All in all a great place to stay and with a restaurant and 24 hour room service you want for nothing.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 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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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This hotel has become our first choice when staying in Launceston. It has great spacious rooms with modern tasteful furniture and very friendly staff. The location is very handy. Got an upgrade to a studio room (again) which was a bonus. When you get a good rate, it really is a no-brainer staying here. A good consistent hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 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
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hotel Charles is a top class hotel with very modern facilities, friendly staff, great food and comfortable rooms. Breakfast is a delight with our bed and breakfast package great value. It is a lovely hotel but very modern. If you're traveling to Tasmania to soak in the heritage, I would stay in a heritage hotel or B&B. If you're young and prefer to stay in more funky places or traveling on business this is the place.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hobart, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Lovely fit out, good bathroom, clean, best bed and linen. The breakfast is very good. Good coffee.Walking distance to the Charles street restaurants. Quick walk to town and the lovely old church. In fact can walk to lots of tour sites from here. Staying there again in June

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hobart, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Thirty plus years ago I undertook several consulting assignments here, when the site was a hospital. The conversion is a credit to the team as they have found a nice balance to let the building's hospital roots show through while adapting to a modern hotel. The hotel staff are friendly and efficient. The king-size room we had was a little cramped - there wasn't space for a table so if you chose in-room dining it would be on your knees or at the desk (but, with only one chair, I'm sorry one of you will have to sit on the floor).
The bed was quite firm but not uncomfortable. The bathroom was amply sized, nicely appointed with good quality towels, the only improvement would have been a rainhead shower. Hopefully that will come when the showerheads are next changed.
Breakfast in the restaurant was very pleasant. It was lovely to be provided with proper expresso coffees. What appeared to be local home made jams and marmalade were delicious. It was a bit disappointing that the honey on offer wasn't a local product.
Still for the price the property represents good value for money as there aren't any other hotels that I have stayed at in Launceston in the same price range that I would put in the same class.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hobart
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This was my first visit to Hotel Charles. It cost $135 per night, room only.

Check-in was efficient. I was in the first floor with a view into offices across the driveway. Disappointing given that the hotel is on a rise. The room was small, but the bathroom (shower only, no bathtub) surprisingly big. The bed was firm and comfortable. There was a small desk with a Chair that was heavy and a pain to move – but move it was something you had to do often due to the cramped nature of the room.

The rooms was only partially serviced daily,. The floors were never cleaned during my four night stay, something I found disgusting. Had there been a vacuum cleaner in the room I would have done it for them, if they are so busy they don’t have time to do this little bit of housekeeping.

Secondly, the teabags were not replenished after use. Could have been lack of attention, or could have been miserly penny-scrimping by management.

Check-out was efficient.

I do not believe this property represents value for money, and although accommodation prices can be high in Tasmania, there are more reasonable alternatives in this particular city.

Room Tip: Don't bother with room 125.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I had the pleasure of staying at this hotel recently. I've stayed in made-over hospitals before, and this is by far the best. The location is great, having the wi-fi and room service was such a plus. The room was incredibly spacious, the staff friendly. My only two complaints: 1 - no block out blinds. 2 - no spare pillows in the cupboard as promised in the compendium.

I would stay here again and would recommend to others that they do, too :)

  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 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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