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“Great value for money B & B”
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Hi George
Ranked #6 of 31 Launceston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Penola
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7 reviews
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“Great value for money B & B”
Reviewed May 7, 2012

We stayed at Hi George for the first night of our honeymoon. We wanted somewhere nice and inexpensive as we wanted to be able to spend big when we were stating Cradle Mountain.

The rooms were well presented, clean and warm. There was free off street parking and full breakfast cooked by Georges wife.

The service from George and his wife was fabulous. We will stay here again at the end of our trip.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Melbourne
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Eight weeks before our planned visit, I booked online and fully paid for a two night stay in Room 4 towards the back of the property. Upon arrival my wife & I were given Room 1 at the very front of the house. Why? Because guests that were already in Room 4 had decided that they wanted to stay another night. Fine but what about my booking? I was more than a little annoyed & David probably viewed me as a difficult customer at that stage. We settled for a smaller room (Room 6) at the back. After the first night, David moved our luggage into Room 4 whilst we were out & about.
Breakfast was in an adjacent building separated by a small courtyard with a lovely garden. All guests sat at one large table in a large kitchen/dining room with Fiona cooking up eggs, bacon and tomatoes. It was almost as if we were guests invited into David & Fiona's house for a meal. David introduced us to other guests and we had interesting conversations while having a generous breakfast. You wanted to linger, enjoying breakfast. Not just gobble & run, as happens at breakfasts in hotels.
David was helpful with sugestions of places to visit and where to eat.
I did enjoy my stay as did my wife. I would recommend David & Fiona's establishment to anyone who enjoys staying at bed & breakfasts, especially those in heritage houses. We just got off to a bad start. David was forever the gentleman.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

Great location, very friendly owners. Bed a bit noisy, but beautifully decorated and clean. Lovely breakfast, and we loved that we were introduced to the other guests, it got the conversations started. Would recommend this place.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

David and Fiona are wondeful friendly and helpful hosts. The breakfast was delicious and Poppy the dog was adorable! Our room was very clean and well presented and the location was great. We stayed at 3 other places in Tasmania and Hi George was by far the best!
Will definitly stay again when visiting Launceston.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

We stayed 3 nights in Hi George B&B and it was just lovely! Fiona and David are both very lovely, very dedicated people. Always helpful in finding places and giving tips about restaurants and cafes and walks and museums and so on! The B&B is just 1 block behind Brisbane Street, which is the main shopping street.
The room was comfortable, had a TV, a small seating area, a bathroom (shower, no bath) and kettle. Fridge was in the hallway and communal, which was fine. There is off-street parking at the rear, free of charge.
We had a lovely cooked breakfast every morning, complete with bacon, tomato, eggs, toast, fruit, cereal, juice, tea/coffee. All guests sit at a massive dining table and David always makes sure he introduces everyone to each other, which of course leads to lots of chatter amongst guests about places to go and places to avoid, not as impersonal as a regular hotel!
We will definitely stay here again when we return to Launceston!

Room Tip: We had a room at the back, overlooking the parking area, so very quiet. York St is a busy street dur...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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64 reviews
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Reviewed December 2, 2011

Really great location, nice and quiet had a rear room that was recommended stayed 2 nights service was really good and George was lovelly will stay here again if in launie again!

  • Stayed December 2011
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Albury, Australia
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Reviewed November 13, 2011

The Hi George is a small B & B close to the shopping and restaurant strip of Launceston. It is an impressive building and blends well with the surrounding heritage listed buildings. The entrance is at the back of the building and the reception is part of the owners own home. There is ample parking at the rear but I took the airport shuttle bus to and from the door for $14. David and Fiona Lewis are fantastic hosts of the old school where customer service is paramount. Rooms are on the ground floor and up a steep flight of stairs to the first floor. They are fitted out nicely, very clean and fairly quiet once the day traffic has gone. Breakfast is served in the dining area of the house. David and Fiona make good early morning conversation while you tuck into ceareals, fruit, tea, coffee and eggs, bacon, toast and tomato that is prepared before your eyes! There is also a complimentary paper. This is an ideal destination for those on business, holidaymakers - even honeymooners and lovers. It is also exceptional value for money and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

Room Tip: I prefer the upstairs room (last on the left) closest to York Street.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Hi George
Address: 64 York St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
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Free Parking
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Ranked #6 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Launceston
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hi George 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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