This is a hotel I would stay again at again if I had a car, not a truck like I did this stay. It may be a 'backpackers' and my 1st time staying in one, but it was no different than a regular motel,although had a lot of history and charm. The managers (a husband & wife team) went above and beyond the regular realms to assist me with ALL my problems, (and there were many). I travel with a truck and although they having parking it's not suitable for a truck as it's too big. They went out of their way to find me somewhere I could put my truck and also guided me into the park, which was down the street a little. I rang in advance but didn't get in till late (around 10:30pm), but this was no problem and they stay open for me which normally they have retired for the evening.
Only downside to my room was that one wouldn't want to be obese as there was not much room between the wash basin and the wall to get to toilet. Look its not the 'Hilton' but the price isn't either. I've stayed in $500 a night hotel rooms and when your asleep the room looks the same, no matter where you are. I must admit all the ridiculously expensive hotels I've stayed at HAVEN'T had service like this!!!!
Once over the debarkle of the truck I needed a drink desperately and being Tasmania nothing was open. They went out of thier way YET AGAIN, to assist my deperate needs and wahlah a drink appeared. The manage also carried my bag up to my room, which is not as far as I'm aware a done thing, which help ease my stressful day.
The room was clean and comfortable and very spacious. The hall ways were quiet and there was no sign of life at 11pm, not even a faint sound of a TV. The premises are very safe and is secured at night so there is no access without a key and if that's not enough the hotel is also monitored with cameras for added comfort as well. Unfortunately this was the night the door across from me decided to play up. The door is alarmed but decided to chirp periodically, then more often, then back to periodically. Needless to say this kept me awake. The manage quite happily (at 1am) came to the rescue AGAIN and fixed the problem, with a smile on his face. It was clear he had been asleep and in a deep sleep but regardless was their to save MY DAY YET AGAIN. Nothing was too much for this lovely couple managing the place.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Batman Fawkner Inn Launceston, Tasmania