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Batman Fawkner Inn
Ranked #20 of 30 Hotels in Launceston
Canberra, Australia
1 review
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“Batman Fawkner review, Launceston”
Reviewed October 18, 2011

Recently stayed at Batman Fawkner in Launceston. Very reasonably priced, facilities good, comfortable beds, quiet room, close to centre of town and close to the transport hub for buses etc. We found it to be excellent for our needs. Would recommend it to others and would definitely stay there again when next in Launceston.
David Nash, Canberra, ACT

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the hotel seemed quieter
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed October 9, 2011

The place is located on the fringe of the business district which makes things so much more convenient. I could just walk down the the cafe's, restaurants and city center. Budget / EuropCare are just a few blocks away. The best way to see Launie is to hire a car and drive around town. Had an excellent time. The staff are pleasant and you get what you paid for. Rooms don't have a great view (or any kind of view) but are well stocked with everything an overnight traveler needs.

Highly recommended for the budget traveler.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

Located on the edge of the town centre the Batman Fawkner lays claim to be the oldest brick build hotel in Tasmania (or Australia, can't remember which). The front face of the building is frankly rather grand and exciting with a bright colour scheme. Top marks for that. The rooms themselves (I had a double with en-suite shower) hover somewhere between average and good. Certainly nothing to moan about though, the TV was rather large with a decent choice of channels, the shower was between average and good and the most randomly pleasing thing I found was there were about 60,000 (slight exaggeration perhaps) lights in the room so you could get the lighting exactly right. Simple minds I guess......

Liked the guest TV room, nicely done out and comfortable, if not a little devoid of seating. Residents kitchens were kept clean and DIDN'T STINK OUT THE PLACE which is a bonus. Slightly annoying that you have to get in touch with the staff to use the laundry but hey-ho.

Something somewhere nags me this should be a 3 rated hotel. A louder something I can't put my finger on tells me 4. I'd say 3.5 but the clincher is the price, it is pretty cheap for a) Launceston and b) What you get. So a 4 rating it gets :-)

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed September 24, 2011

When my friend and I arrived at the hotel, we were the last to check in at around 10.30pm. We were greeted by Stephan, who is quite the character, and his friendly demeanor was much appreciated after the shocking flight that we had just been on.
The location of this historical hotel is fantastic. Less than a 5 minute walk to City Park, and may be a 20 minute stroll into the city centre where all the shopping is (Depending on how fast you stroll). The gorge is also about a 15-20minute stroll away.
There is a communal kitchen for those who want to cook to save money and also a laundromat to do your washing on extended stays. Other great incentives was free WI-FI in all the hotel rooms, and also free parking on the street (after 5-5.30pm). For those with hire cars/private cars, you can park just to the side of the hotel if you need to before 5.30pm. We didnt have a problem as we always returned to the hotel after 5pm everyday.
The walls are thin, so you may want to re-think any conversations or actions that you dont want other people hearing. For a budget hotel, you get what you pay for. Our rubbish wasnt removed from our rooms for the entire time we stayed there (which was approx a week), and we didnt get fresh towels. We were out the majority of the day and only came back to shower and sleep.
Please keep in mind that you are staying in a historical building, so rooms are not as updated as the ones you would find at say, a Holiday Inn or the Grand Chancellor next door.
Overall, we enjoyed our time at the Fawkner Inn!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

we got a room for 4 at this historic place. got friendly and helpful advise from Stephan.
free parking and wifi internet in the room which enables us to use for the planning of our trip around Tasmania. Close to shops, bus and other attractions.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Adelaide
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

This was a great place to stay. It was conveniently located, with very friendly staff and pleasant facilities and rooms. I'd definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

We are two middle aged ladies who travel around quite a lot, we booked a twin room with ensuite for a week, wich is very hard to find, as usually we have to share a bathroom, for a cake confrence. The staff were very good to us throughout our stay and made us feel very welcome, The dumb waiter was an added bonus for us as we always have lots of luggage, stairs were a bit of a climb but hey what a way to get your daily exercise.
Laundry and common rooms as well as a pool table and two open fires to keep the toes warm. frount doors are locked of an evening so it really makes you feel safe.
We were greeted each morning and evening by Stephane and his dog who made us feel safe and even more at home. We will be returning again and highly recomended this accomadation to all the ladies in our vintage.

Room Tip: travel lite as you always pick up a few souviners along the way
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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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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