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Jaipur, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am usually difficult to give points. But, here it was fairly easy. The Host are very friendly people. We arrived quite late and they were very accommodating. The rooms are big and well kept. The host are involved personally into every detail. The quality of breakfast was superb. No comparison. Thanks for a lovely stay.

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Annabelle S, Owner at The Racecourse Inn, responded to this review

Dear navin_jaipur, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, and for posting such lovely comments. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and your breakfasts, and it was a pleasure to have you both to stay. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your stay in Australia, and have a safe flight home... More 

Devizes
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot sing the praises of this home highly enough. From the minute we drove into the stunning garden to the comfy log fire wine sipping it was stunning. We loved Delphine the cat almost as much as our friendly, hospitable hosts. It needs nothing else...perfection in every way

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Annabelle S, Owner at The Racecourse Inn, responded to this review

Dear Pauline, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review, and what a pleasure it was to have you both to stay. It's lovely to see people taking advantage of the fire and the dining room, and Delphine obviously took to you as well! I'm sorry it was a bit soggy for the rose festival, but... More 

Au
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Friendly couple in gorgeous grounds with lovely historic house. Great rooms with quaint feel and beautiful extras such as port and lollies. Breakfast was beautifully sufficient. Quiet and peaceful. Firm bed. Hot shower. Tea and coffee available in room or in sitting area.

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Annabelle S, Owner at The Racecourse Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sharon, Thank you very much for leaving a review, and I'm sorry it's taken a little while to respond. We really appreciate your lovely feedback, and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Warm regards, Annabelle More 

Johannesburg and London now
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52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

The rooms are quietly located away from the common areas and were large. The bathroom was modern and clean. The rooms had blackout blinds that kept the light out in the mornings. The breakfast offered was really good. The poached eggs were the best I've had. They offered a full cooked breakfast, nice bread choices and cereals. If I had... More 

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Annabelle S, Owner at The Racecourse Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jagberg, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review; it's much appreciated. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay here, and also the breakfast. I will give the chooks a pat in thanks, and pass on your compliments about the bread to the little bakery at Cressy. I hope that you enjoyed your trip to... More 

Brisbane
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50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at the The Racecourse Inn. I cannot fault anything at all - it is an outstanding and beautiful place. The welcome from Annabelle and Richard was so warm and helpful and they are very knowledgeable about a wide range of interesting topics; the room was delightful and comfortable and decorated with fresh flowers; the... More 

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Annabelle S, Owner at The Racecourse Inn, responded to this review

Dear Alison and Ivan, Thanks so much for posting such a lovely review. It was such a pleasure to meet you and to have you to stay...I really enjoyed chatting to you, and am so pleased that you enjoyed the house and garden. Day by day the flowers are blooming and it's all looking more spring like (the first tree... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016

The Racecourse Inn is a charming B&B in Longford, Tasmania. The premises are beautifully decorated in period style. Our room was very comfortable, with nice touches like port and sweets. Breakfast is served in the dining room before the wood heater. Breakfasts are large with ingredients from the hotel garden. The Bircher muesli is highly recommended. The owners are friendly... More 

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Annabelle S, Owner at The Racecourse Inn, responded to this review

Dear Karen, Thanks for taking the time to post a review, and thank you for your lovely comments, and for your recommendation about our muesli! I do hope that you enjoyed the rest of your Tasmanian holiday and had a safe trip home. Warm regards, Annabelle and Richard More 

Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 3, 2016

What a fantastic bed and breakfast. Arrived a bit early and was able to drop our bags and go exploring. Annabelle was very knowledgeable of the local area. We came down to the guest's lounge room to soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful building. Fresh pots of tea and coffee were made as we talked about the history of... More 

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Annabelle S, Owner at The Racecourse Inn, responded to this review

Dear Magpiegirl036, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of The Racecourse Inn, and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was lovely chatting to you and we appreciated the information that you sent about Tasmania's rugby history and the connection with Bishopsbourne. I have left it in the bar area... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Historic building in lovely Longford, only 10mins out of Launceston. Great base for day trips. Our host Annabelle is most delightful and couldn't be more helpful. Rooms are spacious with ensuites, tea coffee, TV and freshly cut flowers. Brekky's included and there's plenty of it, loved the homemade jams. For dinner The Flagman pub up the road served up the... More 

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Annabelle S, Owner at The Racecourse Inn, responded to this review

Dear lhampel, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We really enjoyed having you and your friends to stay and were sorry to see you leave this morning. It makes our job worthwhile when we have such delightful guests, and we enjoyed chatting to all of you. I hope you have a comfortable... More 

East Fremantle, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2016

We loved staying at The Racecourse Inn. Annabelle was charming and made us feel welcome. The Inn is full of lovely antiques, wood and furnishings and the dining/lounge area had a welcoming fireplace. Our bedroom was comfortable with a small ensuite attached. The breakfast provided was absolutely lovely and beautifully presented. It was a lovely experience for us coming from... More 

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Swaffham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed March 18, 2016

Somewhere very special The Racecourse Inn, Longford, is an absolutely gorgeous place to stay. The owners are lovely and friendly. The rooms are beautiful, clean and well furnished. Beds are very comfortable. Breakfast is delight. Hosts Richard and Annabelle couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating during our 5 day stay. And they love to share their knowledge of the... More 

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Annabelle S, Owner at The Racecourse Inn, responded to this review

Dear Rita and Michael, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of The Racecourse Inn. I thoroughly enjoyed your company for the five days that you were here, and am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely chatting to you, and Delpine enjoyed meeting you both as well. I hope we might... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Racecourse Inn offers fine, heritage accommodation together with warm, country hospitality at Longford, in Tasmania’s northern midlands. This beautifully restored Georgian coaching inn was originally named the “Racecourse Hotel” after the Longford racecourse, Australia’s oldest continuously operating racetrack. With roses trailing over its convict-made brickwork, the picture-perfect two-storey Racecourse Inn, a Georgian B&B (circa 1838), is steeped in the history of Longford, itself one of the earliest villages settled in Tasmania. For those interested in history, the building itself contains some rare and unusual architectural features and period antiques. The Racecourse Inn is the perfect base for touring Northern Tasmania; only 10 minutes from Launceston airport, 20 minutes from the centre of Launceston and one hour from the Spirit of Tasmania terminal in Devonport. Our five en-suite guest rooms have been individually furnished with period antiques with the comfort of the traveller in mind. Upstairs are three delightful attic rooms with dormer windows and sloping timber-lined ceilings, and downstairs are two generous bedrooms, including a spacious heritage suite with a king-sized bed, open fireplace and double spa. Your accommodation includes a full cooked and continental breakfast featuring tasty locally sourced Tasmanian ingredients, many of them home-grown and hand picked daily from our kitchen garden and orchard. We are also able to provide evening meals by prior arrangement, and have a fully licenced bar and lounge area. Our beautiful accommodation is only minutes away from Longford’s main tourist attractions, including The World Heritage listed Brickendon and Woolmers Estate, home to the National Rose Garden, at the start of Tasmania’s Heritage Highway. We’re also only a short drive from the Northern Tasmanian wine route and some of the best fly fishing lakes and streams in Australia, including Brumby’s Creek, The Macquarie and South Esk Rivers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Racecourse Inn

Address: 114 Marlborough St, Longford, Tasmania 7301, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Longford
Price Range: $128 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Racecourse Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Corner room upstairs is perfect”
 of 5 bubbles 450ritab, Mar 18, 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs room meant negotiating a reasonably steep staircase.”
 of 5 bubbles 534Susan, Dec 2, 2015 | Read review
“We saw the different rooms and they were all charming.”
 of 5 bubbles lavandula174, Jul 24, 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the standard queen room which was lovely so I can only imagine that all the rooms would be wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles volant5, May 18, 2015 | Read review
“Noisy road, awkward stairs, no service, average breakfast, host rude.”
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