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The River House
Ranked #1 of 1 Dilston B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 7, 2012

It is a very rare bed and breakfast that gets it all right - but even this nitpicking guest could find nothing to complain about at The River House. In a lovely setting overlooking the Tamar River, it has comfortable and well-equipped rooms with all those important things right: plenty of hot water, good-sized fluffy towels, free wifi and complimentary port and sweet snacks. Hosts Carl and Helen are helpful but not intrusive, and the breakfasts are magnificent. Excellent - and only a 15-minute drive from downtown Launceston.

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Reviewed December 3, 2012

We stayed in the apartment which had all the benefits of a B & B but was perfect for us as we just needed some rest and relaxation. Everything was perfect, great size, great gourmet breakfast provisions and breakfast cooked for us by Carl every third night. The bed and bathroom were the ultimate in luxury and comfort with beautiful views over the River Tamar. See the other reviews for more of the highlights of the River House.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

This is what many bed and breakfasts strive to be.We arrived 'wineless' to find chilled wine at cellar door prices available to purchase from the wine fridge in the lounge. We poured a glass and sat on the bench, in the spring sunshine overlooking the Tamar river.The views, the friendliness and 'can do' attitude of the host, Carl, the immaculate room and bathroom, the tasteful lounge with home made sweet treats and port (yes Carl, we were the couple who raided them!), the quite sumptuous and upmarket breakfast made by Helen. Books, CD's, DVD's, fuffy huge white towels, fuffy white robes, heated bathroom floor. There's even a pillow menu which I may avail myself of next time.Yes, I can't imagine returning to Launceston and staying anywhere else. If that hasn't convinced you, there is even a sparkiling pool, heated to a comfortable 25 degrees or so. Kudos Carl and Helen.

Room Tip: Next time I would probably opt for the king suite which is more spacious than the Riverdeck room and...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

The tourist information centre in Launceston recommended "The River House" as a place to rest and relax. They weren't wrong we spent four nights there and have re- booked for the new year.
The rooms have every luxury you could possibly want , including beautiful surrounds and views.
Our host Carl is a delight, what ever we needed he provided.
Thats why we have decided to become regular visitors!
Linda & Graeme

Room Tip: We stayed in the apartment, which had a full size kitchen , lounge , large bedroom with small sittin...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Wonderful hosts Helen and Carl always make me welcome. Stay there three times a year. Beautiful breakfast overlooking the Tamar river. Clean and well presented rooms. Highly recommended. David Salton.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

We were lucky enough to find the River House on the internet and it was the best accomodation throughout our week long trip to Tassie !! Carl was welcoming and we could not have asked for more. A room with a fabulous view of the Tamar River,comfy bed and the best bathroom with heated tiles !! What a pleasant surprise. It was the little things like the smell of fresh flowers in your room,yummy chocolates, complimentary port and great home made lemon slice and jam. Carl is a wealth of information and a great cook as well. Thankyou for being so welcoming and look forward to coming back very soon.
Neil and Gloria

Room Tip: Any room is good. Some have river views other garden. You can choose to have own kitchen but we had...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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RiverHouseCarl, Owner at The River House, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2012

Thank you GloriaO and all reviewers for your generous and kind reviews over the last year. We are most fortunate to have a wonderful property to welcome you to, supplemented by our sensational Tamar Valley, guaranteeing magnificent wine, food and visual experiences. And people such as yourselves makes our hospitality delivery easy and very rewarding.
Thank you, and we look forward to being your host again, sometime not too far into the future.
We wish everyone a happy, rewarding and healthy Festive Season wherever you are.
Kind Regards.
Helen and Carl.

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

My husband and I spent 2 nights 20th and 21st October at The river House to celebrate my birthday. This was not the first visit there as we have been visiting this B & B for years. the reason we keep coming back is because the hosts Carl and Helen make us feel so welcome and special. This accomodation is absolutely spotless, beautiful comfortable beds ensuites with heated floors and shower rails. This trip we stayed in the studio room and prepared our own breakfast from the plentiful provisions provided. Home made bread and Jams fresh local yoghurt and fruit a selection of cereals. We were also provided with bacon eggs and tomatoes. Yhey have four different types of Coffee to choose from and a selection of teas. the gardens are beautiful and relaxing and a sparkling pool to have a dip in when the weather is warmer. a barbecue is provided and you can enjoy this in the garden with lovely river views. We are already looking forward to our next visit. Well done Carl and Helen

Room Tip: We have stayed in the studio and the 1 bed apartment they are both extremely comfortable but all the...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The River House

Address: 39 Rostella Road, Dilston, Tasmania 7252, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Dilston
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Dilston
Price Range: $129 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The River House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury 4.5 star river-front contemporary accommodation less than 15 minutes from Launceston CBD and gateway to the Tamar Valley wine country. The River House is set in two hectares of peaceful mature gardens and Australian bush. This idyllic place is where the country meets the city, providing multiple options for you to seriously rest, relax and regenerate. We offer accommodation choices with both traditional and self catering in-house rooms, with gorgeous bathrooms and gourmet breakfasts. ... more   less 
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