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.
- 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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