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“The hotel is OK, but you can do better” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Waratah on York

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Waratah on York
12 York Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia   |  
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Ranked #28 of 29 hotels in Launceston
Mercer Island, Washington
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“The hotel is OK, but you can do better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

The hotel hostess is charming and very helpful. Having her there to answer questions and cook breakfast made our stay pleasant. Breakfast was very nice. Unfortunately, the rooms need renovation. The furniture was old and worn out. The bed was hard and needed replacing. Photos of the hotel on the website are lovely. Unfortunately, they don't warn you that the hotel is on a very busy street and noisy. Having a car would have been helpful. It was a long steep walk to town.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

Look for the price it was very reasonable. Owner was very nice, cooked a nice hot breakfast. Room was in need of some renovation as carpets were stained and TV was hard to operate. Overall, it was a ok experience for a night's accommodation - was nice and close to everything.

Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Parkdale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

A room with a view greeted us in this magnificent old house. Great room overlooking Launceston was a bonus. Breakfast was also good and advice given also excellent.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

This hotel really was disappointing. We were swayed by the adveritising and expected a really hig standard so booked there top room. It looked nice from the outside. Check in was very casual. "O, you have already paid". The entry to the room was an immediate alarm. The carpet appeared not have have been vacuumed and was unclean, lots of stains. The sheets were grey not white. The spa was not clean and the shower screen had a large rust spot. The towels were very thin. The general appearance was shabby and unclean. At breakfast things were not organised. I think the milk was reconstituted powdered and the toaster did not work properly.
Ours was a luxury room - I would hate to see the others! . A very disappointing stay.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Wodonga, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

Booked hotel on wotif at cheaper rate. Stayed in heritage room with fantastic view of Launceston. Owner or Manager was lovely, very sweet & so helpful. Room is certainly not large bet very adeqaute & clean. Included in room rate is cooked breakfast which is just delicious. Hotel portrays it's heratige well. We will definitley stay here again when next in Launceston. Recommended to anyone who enjoys something other than a boring hotel room. Oh, & great pillows!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2011

We stayed here on new years eve 2010. We were pleasantly surprised by our large Victorian style room and great views. Downside was the included cooked breakfast. My partner and I both Asked for poached eggs which was a hard boiled egg with some overcooked bacon.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sydney
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010

Stayed at Waratah for 3 nights with my Wife, I can't agree some of the nagative comments. The hotel location is great,our room was very comfortable with good heating breakfast was delicious. We would like to come back and highly recomment.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12 York Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 29 hotels in Launceston
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