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“Wonderful hotel, friendly atmosphere, Great location!”
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Batman Fawkner Inn
Ranked #20 of 30 Hotels in Launceston
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“Wonderful hotel, friendly atmosphere, Great location!”
Reviewed May 25, 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Batman Fawkner Inn. The management staff Andrea and Stephan were extremely helpful and very friendly. I was more than happy with my room in the backpackers section which consisted of a bunk bed, oil heater, toilet, shower, desk & chair. The hotel had a social entertainment lounge downstairs with an open fire which was fantastic! It was nice to relax down there at night listening to music and chatting to other guests as well as the staff. The kitchen is quite large, well maintained & very clean. For budget accommodation the Batman Fawkner did an amazing job! I look forward to staying there again on my next trip to Tassie.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed May 21, 2011

great location, walking distance to the city centre and attractions, staff are more than helpfull, rooms very clean which i got a free upgrade to a hotel room instead of a dorm room which the room was ensuite fridge and very comfortable by the way , shower is very good also,

if you fancy drinks here , its very cosy with fireplace and board games to play ,

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Mapleton, Australia
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Reviewed May 20, 2011

We stayed at the Batman Fawkner Inn the first night we arrived for our touring holiday in Tassie as well as the last night before we flew back home. The service was friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean, with ensuites and Very Quiet. The Inn has communal facilities as well, including a laundry, kitchen and TV room. All very nice in shabby chic sort of way.
The Inn is situated in central Launceston and is in easy walking distance to the central shopping district, marina and river cruise centre, the famous Boags Brewery, to name just a few of places worth seeing. Launceston is a very picturesque and historic town, well worth visiting and exploring.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed May 15, 2011

I loved to stay at the Batman Fawkner when it was a normal hotel: great location, comfortable, friendly management, atmospheric, quirky. And Cameron Street and surrounding precinct have some marvellous bulidings, not the least of which are the magnificent post office nearby and superb Anglican church over the road.

With a night in Launceston coming up, naturally we booked in again. It now aims at global travellers rather than the middle class, but it's still as it was - perfect for anyone coming to Launceston, which is one of the most pleasant, interesting and architecturally significant provincial cities in Australia. Moreover, the hospitable and obliging family now managing the hotel and its staff maintain high standards of comfort and cleanliness, and take a great interest in visitors' welfare, especially those from overseas. Thoroughly recommended!

If you don't prepare your own at the BFI, enjoy an amazing Launceston breakfast at Bizy Bee, across the river in Invermay Road, Invermay opposite the football stadium and splendid art gallery. The nearby Black Forest butchery has brilliant Austrian charcuterie and Canton at 203 Charles Street is good for Chinese food. The Royal Oak on the corner of Brisbane and Tamar Streets is a welcoming pub.

No worries in Launceston!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 15, 2011

Friendly helpful staff who strive to make you feel welcome and comfortable. The place could do with a decor update but that adds to the charm in a way given the history of the building. Definitely a good budget hotel.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed May 14, 2011

Stayed one night on the way to walk the overland track. Found them very friendly, and accommodation was conveniently located as well as great value for shared room with en-suite. They even gave me a canister of gas no charge saved me finding some in Launceston.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed May 9, 2011

Thankyou sooo much Andrea and Stephan, We stayed only a short time but the place has a certain character that i would love to come back and visit. Nothing was a problem for them to help us with and the common room with log fire, games and music was a really wonderful surprise. we all loved the architecture and the friendly staff who were only too willing to have a chat and help out. I recommend Batman Fawkner Inn to all who go to stay in Launceston and i will definitely be back.
Cath, Pat and Belinda from Canberra

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Batman Fawkner Inn
Address: 35-39 Cameron Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Launceston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Batman Fawkner Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Batman Fawkner Inn is a place full of history. This lovely historical building was built back in 1824 and was where a meeting was held which resulted in the settlement of Melbourne. The Batman Fawkner Inn boasts a range of 40 rooms including Family, King, Queen, Double, Twin, and Backpacker all with private in-room bathrooms. All rooms (excluding backpacker) have in-room Reverse cycle Air Conditioners, Digital TV, Tea/Coffee Making Facilities & Fridges. Backpacker rooms have in-room heating, ensuites bathrooms and are bunk style accommodation. Situated in the centre of Launceston's CBD, we are only 5 minutes from City Park, 10 minutes to Cataract Gorge/Tamar River and close to shopping centre's and malls. We are also only 10 minutes walk from Aurora Stadium, Tasmania's home of AFL Football. The hotel has undergone extensive renovations in 2014 with some major upgrades and we are proud to announce that we are under new management as of November 2014. We offer free Wi-Fi internet (limits apply and additional can be purchase) in all areas of the hotel which includes in all rooms. On-Site Laundry Facilities are also available. We have a large Common Room/Lounge which has a kitchen (Oven, Stove, Microwave, Fridge & Preparation Area), lounge & wide-screen TV, 8-Ball table, large dining table and vending machines. Management and Staff look forward to having you stay next time you visit Launceston. ... more   less 
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