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“Cleverly comfortable, stylish base in a charming town”

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Two Four Two Boutique Apartments
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Launceston is a pretty town, and a sunny place apparently - and Katie who runs 242 is a sunny person. She's welcoming, friendly and helpful.

Based behind a row of shops on busy-ish (Launceston is not THAT big) Charles Street, 242 is a group of apartments squeezed in behind what is now a cafe, also run by Katie and her husband. The apartments are generously and intelligently fitted out, and make a relaxing and comfortable base for a visit to Launceston our touring in northern Tasmania.

We stayed in the Terrace apartment. I won't labour the style and facilities - they're great, which is evident from the website and previous reviews. Aside from thinking of nearly everything in terms of apartment features and comforts, there was a big bathroom and an enormous firm bed.

But my reservation was the spiral staircase, which really was steep - any steeper and it would have been a ladder. We are both mobile, but we were both hesitant and careful about using the stairs. We didn't take our big case up to the top floor for the two nights we were there - levering it up the staircase seemed just too hard. If you have small children or are not particularly mobile this accommodation is really not a good option.

I also thought 242 was on the pricey side for what is was. If I were paying these prices in a small hotel I would be expecting a pretty special breakfast. The breakfast supplies were good and reasonably generous, but not great.

But overall it's very good, and I would recommend.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

The accommodation was very nicely presented with a great deal of thought for home comforts and in a great location for cafes and shops. The bed and bed linens were excellent. Small gripes: the room overlooked a busy road so it was noisy at night (no double glazing). Secondly, for the amount being charged, I would have expected the room to be serviced on a daily basis.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Love this place! We've stayed in 3 of Twofourtwo's self-contained apartments on a number of occasions & just love them. Lovely modern design & each apartment with extra special touches such as soft mohair throws, fluffy cushions, DVD's, magazines, a bag of personalized '242' boiled lollies and apples on the pillows (!) - just makes this stand out from the rest. Gorgeous outdoor area at the Bakehouse with water feature and BBQ, and lovely smaller decks also at the Terrace and Studio apartments. Not to mention the very generous breakfast provisions (included in the price) and option to purchase wine and ready-made freezer meals, there's also a funky coffee machine and yummy home-style bikkies for free. Beautiful Tasmanian-made MB bathroom products add the final perfect touch. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Love the Bakehouse - can accomodate up to 4 people so is a bit roomier than the others. Also has a...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

chose 242 based on trip advisor and was happy with apartment (terrace). large basket of breakfast provisions, coles supermarket close by as well as lots of little restaurants. full kitchen which helped with making breakfast and dinner to save some money. good base to visit cradle mountain, devonport etc. also was nice to have spa bath after a long day's walking and slip into a soft robe.

Room Tip: terrace has winding staircase
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I stayed in the Studio apartment at twoFourtwo for 5 nights in October and we loved it. The hosts Allan and Katie have thought of everything to make your self-contained apartment a home away from home. The complimentary bicycles are a nice touch. Wouldn't recommend riding them to the Cataract Gorge though unless you are a hill climbing specialist.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Our family recently enjoyed a weekend at Two four two in the Bakehouse apartment.
The apartment was very comfortable and welcoming after a day exploring the area. All the previous reporters have really said everything about them so all I can do is endorse their recommendations and thank our hosts for an enjoyable time and look forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

If you like an individual personalised spot to stay whilst exploring, you can do a lot worse than TWOFOURTWO (The Bake House). It is great to stay somewhere nice that is not part of a huge commercial chain.

There is a lot to like about the place. It is a great spot for a couple or a family with two well behaved young children. The outside terrace with the herb pots is lovely and the design of what is essentially a small place makes it feel very light and roomy. It is the special touches that make this a unique place. Like the delicious cookies, interesting CD collection, iPod dock, culinary mags, books and also WI FI connection.

We had the opportunity to use the bikes that are available, and had lots of fun cruising around. We did not even really need a motor vehicle. It is a short and charming walk into the CBD in any case.

The only thing I found at odds with the generous nature of the place was the breakfast provisions. We stayed 3 nights and whilst there were plenty of milk, cereals and eggs, there was a slice of toast each and a small bottle of juice (maybe 350mls) to share each as an allocation for each day. Whilst there were plenty of Twinings tea bags varieties to choose from there was no loose leaf tea, which was also odd because there was a fabulous espresso machine (and pods and loose coffee) and a tea pot.

In any case, there are plenty of great cafes in close proximity so breakfasting there is not really crucial. The only table in the apartment makes a much better sideboard than dining table in any case.

So - if you take the view that breakfast is something you do away from the apartment, or perhaps chat in advance about your breakfast requirements to Katie - who is very approachable and makes herself known during your stay- you will have a perfectly fabulous time.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Two Four Two Boutique Apartments

Address: 242 Charles St., Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Launceston
Price Range: $152 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Two Four Two Boutique Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great Visitor Location. Ultra chic, boutique, self-catering apartments. All apartments offer luxury king size beds, a DVD library, coffee machines, state of the art kitchens and high speed wi-fi.TWOFOURTWO Boutique Apartments are nestled in the heart of cosmopolitan Charles Street, with cafes, restaurants, a delicatessen, fresh fruit and vegetables, specialty Tasmanian butcher, supermarket and bottle shop all within a 2 minute walk from your accommodation. Cafe Mondello now graces the complex offering an all day breakfast menu. Yours to experience and enjoy! Rated 5 Stars on Google Reviews ... more   less 
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