We stayed overnight at The Florance; a B&B opposite City Park, Launceston. A lovely house that has had an interesting history. Originally privately owned; then sold to local Bakers; then individual rooms let out during WWII; then converted to a medical centre of sorts; and now a B&B. The medical era is still evident - our room showed “Dr Richardson” on its front door. Fortunately, no patients turned up during the night for a console.
Perfect place for 2 night stay. The room was a small standard, with limit hanging space & no cupboards + the washbasin is in the bedroom. We would recommend booking a larger room for couples (as we will next time, as we will certainly revisit). The queen bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent, served in a beautiful, light & airy conservatory. Hosts Cate & Toby are very friendly & make you feel at home. Highly recommended.
Located on Brisbane Street, opposite the City Park. This boutique hotel, is a restored and converted Victorian era building, which is a perfect combination of heritage architecture and simple modern elements. It has a private car park at the rear of the building, with a universal access ramp leading to the first floor. The keyless entry (digital code provided) and self-opening doors makes it so easy. Our room was at the front of the building, with a shared balcony overlooking the park. The room itself was relatively small, but had a self-contained on-suite bathroom. There was a lack of storage space - just a hanging rack but it had a window seat in the bay window. As it was on the Brisbane Street frontage there was some traffic noise during the night and the blinds weren't exactly block out blinds. The downstairs conservatory was light and airy with a large vintage wooden table and plenty of lounge seats to relax in. There is a lift for those who don't want to use the stairs. Breakfast was individually provided in separate brown paper bags - cereal, fruit and muesli bars - for each customer. They have tea and coffee making facilities as well as yoghurt and juice bottles. Whilst I appreciate the COVID19 arrangements it would have been nice to have some fresh bread or pastries. Kate was a helpful hostess providing a number of trip and dining suggestions. It wasn't an amazing stay but we were comfortable and cosy and it met our needs.…
The Florence is a beautiful small boutique hotel that has been restored in impeccable style. The hosts Cate and Toby have done a wonderful job and nothing is too much trouble. We were a party of 10 people and everyone commented on how lovely the rooms were and how clean. We really enjoyed the conservatory area for our breakfast and they kindly allowed us to store some of our gear while we did a walk around Launceston. Will be recommending this lovely hotel to all my friends.
I was a bit disappointed after reading the reviews to be honest. The rooms are not big and have no wardrobe, and the hand basin is in the same room as the bed - presumably because it doesn’t fit in the small bathroom. There is no water in the rooms apart from the tap in the bedroom. The toiletries provided are minimal so I was glad I brought my own. The shower has weak water pressure which was a real downside for me after a day of touring and walking. There is no bath. Overall I think it is ok and very clean. But it is certainly not luxurious or particularly well appointed. Would I stay there again? No.