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Batman Fawkner Inn
Ranked #19 of 30 Hotels in Launceston
Glenorchy, Tasmania, Australia
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“Basic and cheap”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

My daughter and a group of friends stayed in a 4 bed family room for 2 nights when they came to launceston for a music festival. She said the room was small but clean. The tv was very old, fridge tiny and the milk wasn't in the fridge. It was 30+ degrees and the girls asked for a fan as there is no aircon. This didn't eventuate, I can only assume there weren't enough of them available. It was also very noisy but this is not the managements fault. The room was very affordable for a group of teenagers and this was the main reason we booked it. I found the reception staff very friendly when speaking to them on the phone. Parking is very limited unfortunately. Great central location.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Stayed one night here prior to 3 days hiking the Bay of Fires. The manager was very helpful checking us in late as our plane was delayed (reception closes at 9pm). The room were basic but spotlessly clean. Perfect for a short budget stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

There is no air conditioning, something not mentioned on the site. We asked for a fan and the woman working there took one and left it outside our room. She never said she could not put it in the room. Someone else took it and we spent a miserable night with no breeze. Kitchen is awful. Only one towel provided for drying so dishes were stacked in the rack, not put away. Then the rack was full so the one sink became storage for all the dishes and pans. I have stayed in 60 hostels and never have seen this disregard. But, the woman at the desk did not care about this either. I suggested she provide towels but she shrugged that off. Travelers know to clean up but they will follow the accepted behavior. One guy let his oatmeal cook all over the microwave and didn't both to clean it because of the attitude. Would never return.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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I had a very good experience with Batman Fawkner Inn. The facilities were good for the price of the rooms, the beds in the Hotel part were very comfortable, good WIFI and very close to the Mall. This made the whole trip more cost efficient as we could walk everyone without the need of a taxi fare.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

We were there for a night before heading to the east coast so the place and the room were friendly for the short stay. Location is convenient and just some few to ten minutes walk to the coach terminal. Reception has been friendly & helpful. The room was far from spacious though available with the most basic stuff: a double-deck bed, a wardrobe, a desk and a chair, plus the bathroom. Not enough space to move around for two persons if you have more than two luggages but that’s already quite okay for a backpackers’ inn. We were also satisfied with the facilities in the shared kitchen and common room, though it would be great if the cleaning staff could check the kitchen more often as used dishes and utensils got piling up in the sink…

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

We found the private rooms to be clean, comfortable, good bathroom, and homey with a TV. We stayed in Launceston a little longer than anticipated starting New Years Eve as the bush fires in Hobart changed our plans. We also stayed at Batman before and after a trip to Cradle Mountain National Park, starting point of Tasmania's Overland Track. We used the convenient luggage storage room both before (for our camping gear) and during our bush walking for storing unneeded clothing. The communal TV and PC room was clean and comfortable as was the full kitchen. It's an old hotel with lots of character. The manager (Amanda) is excellent. The reception is closed for a period in the middle of the day due to a small staff but it really wasn't a problem. The inn is close to TassieLink bus terminal and walking distance to Cataract Gorge and Launceston Aquatic Center. Also very near Boag's brewery. Good WiFi too. Putting it altogether we found this inn and the town of Launceston to be quite charming.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

For a cetral location in Launceston, that is comfortable and clean this is the place to be, ideal for backpackers and Hawk supporters for a weekend of footy. I only needed an overnight facility after a week of golf in Hobart to go to Aurora Stadium, which is within a 10 minute walk. The check in service was efficient and friendly, the twin room was basic but had everything I needed; a good bed and was very clean.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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