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Batman Fawkner Inn
Ranked #19 of 30 Hotels in Launceston
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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“Homely clean”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

The Batman has become my homebase during my hiking travel through Tasmania. The best and authentic place near town and the citypark to relax, enjoy the city and watch dvd's.
Thank you Lawrence and Jane!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2012

Gave this a very good review based on location, and price per night. Rooms are old but have all amenities that you need for an overnight stay including coffee and tea facilities, tv and ensuite. Communal kitchen, lounge and laundry if you wish to use it. Only has about 6 car parks for whole complex so parking is a bit difficult but you can park out on the road if you ensure you put money in the metres in the morning. Room was clean. Bathroom very old and in need of refreshing but good shower pressure. Bed was very hard. Receptionist not very helpful. Appreciated the bag lift that is there. Beware....you are very close to the town clock and it rings every hour. Overall pleasant stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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new zealand
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71 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2012

Recommended. The rooms aren't flash (i.e. a bit worn) but they are clean & relatively spacious and great value for the price. Staff were very helpful & friendly.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2012

It is located near the main street where you can find several restaurants and bars (Launceston is quite small, so even the main street is relatively quiet on Saturday nights). The whole hotel looks old and worn out. The room is quite small (and my single room is actually with a bunker bed). For about A$60 per night, it is not really cheap, but still a bargain in Tasmania. Unlike many other hotels I stayed all over Australia, I am glad that Batman Fawkner Inn does offer free Wi-Fi internet service.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2012

The somewhat eccentric Belgian man who runs the desk at this historic place in downtown Launceston was helpful and entertaining. Rooms are at or above backpacker standards, generally clean and renovated far more recently than the historic building itself. Car parking is easy to find out front, kitchen is fully functional and you may even make friends with the dog who greets guests at the lobby. Good, no frills accommodation.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Stoke On Trent, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2012

Well sited in Launceston.
Room well equipped with fridge and TV and tea and coffee making facilities . Clean, neat and tidy and well run place.
Good laundry facilities for guests and v. clean kitchen but only 1 cooker so might have got difficult if lot more people staying..
All the staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Alice Springs
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Reviewed March 3, 2012

Booked this hotel by phone and discussed the fact I would be arriving on 8pm flight and reception closes at 9pm, they told me it would be fine. Of course plane delayed by 30 mins so when I rang to inform them of this they then decided to tell me of the additonal $20 'late' fee for getting there after 9pm. When called them a second time as arrived at airport and looking for a way to get there quickly they then decided to tell me of the fact there is no shuttle bus after 8pm. As I could have taken an earlier flight if all this had been disclosed before was very annoyed. On arrival there was no cheery staff only a rather scary night porter who said he would 'let me off' the $20 late fee this time ! After that I never saw a sole in my two day stay. The reception does not open until 2pm so I went to see the very freindly ladies at the tourist info and got everything I needed from them. Left for the bus on the second day early so still saw no one. I guess the reviews of freindly staff are all from people lucky enough to arrive between 2pm and 9pm.
All in all very average only thing going for it is central.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Batman Fawkner Inn
Address: 35-39 Cameron Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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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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