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Mantra Charles Hotel
Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Canberra, Australia
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120 reviews
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Reviewed June 3, 2011

Really a great place to stay, superb location and super duper design and fitout. Really loved our stay here, coming back in August! The tariffs are extremely reasonable for this standard of accommodation, very spick and span, can't fault it.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2011

Found this very friendly, super comfortable and in a great location. Stayed here based on TripAdvisor reccomendations - and was not disappointed.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed May 25, 2011

Really nice modern room. The bathroom is modern and clean. The service was amazing. I accidently broke the bed side lamp and they did not charge me as it was an accident. I thought that was very understanding of them. The roomservice food was so yummy.. I recomend the beef and veg soup and also the honeycomb semi freddo desert.. Yum... Definitely great value for money. I got the room for $129 per night. Most places for this price are daggy old motor inns with tired looking decor and terrible bed. Also the funiture, room fittings, tv cuttlery and dishes and everything about the room looked like they spent alot of money. None of it looked cheap. This place is fantastic.. I will definitely make this my place to stay at every time i am in Launceston.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Tasmania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2011

This hotel is outstanding. New, stylish, comfortable, quiet and luxurious. The continental breakfast was delicious...great bircher museli, real natural yoghurt, lovely fruits, even sourdough bread to toast! A wonderful experience. I will definitely be back. Thank you!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed May 10, 2011

Upon arriving in Tasmania we spent one night in Hotel Charles in Launceston. The hotel is very new and one of the only options in Launceston with a modern look.
We were not disappointed when arriving: it is a big white building on a hill, parking spaces right in front of the hotel.
Even though we were very early, 9am, there was already a room available. The only thing was we indicated we needed a room for 2 adults plus one child and one way or the other, all hotels assume
we do not need an extra bed for a child.
However, within a few minutes the hotel arranged a larger room for us (which was a bit mode expensive but it immediately came with an extra bed) which was very appreciated by us.

Rooms are large and bright. They room came with a kitchenette tucked away in a nice corner with a small dining table and chairs, the bathroom was very large with a good shower. No bathtub.
The decor is very modern and new, with some bright orange colors.

The hotel itself is exactly like the pictures on the website, I did not have to take any pictures to show the real rooms. Nice fireplace in the lobby, modern looking restaurant. We actually did not use the restaurant but went out for lunch in Launceston and had a quick dinner in our room at night. The next morning we left early.

The location is very good, close to Cataract Gorge and Launceston town. We used our car to get around, also to visit one of the larger supermarkets in the neighborhood but there is one on walking distance.
I think everything is on walking distance and the hotel provides info in the room of where to find everything as well as the front desk can provide you with a map.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Hobart Tasmania
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Reviewed May 2, 2011

We booked a bed and breakfast package for one night. The room, whilst comfortably furnished, was claustrophobic even though it had a 'balcony' ( a small one foot strip with standing room only). The view from our room was of a construction site and was most unappealing. This property is managed by the same people who operate the wonderful Stewarts Bay Lodge at Port Arthur. We had recently stayed at Stewarts Bay so had fortunately already watched the in-house movies! This was just as well as two of the movie channels had no sound. We notified reception of this problem and were assured it would be fixed but this did not happen. Room service meal was adequate and the room service woman was extremely pleasant. Sleep quality was adequate in spite of the fact that there is no way to have fresh air in the room other than opening the balcony door, thus preventing the use of the rollup 'blinds'. When we fronted up for breakfast we were told that the package only included a continental breakfast (how mean of them...). The stewed fruit consisted of a few pears, two of which had gone bad, and some woody rhubarb. Our plates were not cleared after the first course even though there were two staff and no other guests in the dining room. The coffee was very good. Overall, we would not be inclined to stay here again without a bit of a 'discussion' with management prior to booking.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

Work put me up at the Charles, and what can I say- it was not pleasant. The attitude of the staff leaves a lot to be desired... The lady at reception was both rude and ineffectual.

The room was nice, but some of the furniture was oversized and stopped you being able to access the wardrobes etc.

The restaurant however was the worst part. I had fish that was clearly not fresh, had practically no flavour and left my stomach a bit yuk afterwards. The wait staff ignored me and took 20 minutes to get my wine when the restaurant was pretty much empty.

For the price you pay, even if it is work paying, I expect better. This could be a great hotel- the refurbishments have made it beuaruful- but the restaurant and service ruined it for me.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Property: Mantra Charles Hotel
Address: 287 Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Launceston
#2 Business Hotel in Launceston
#2 Family Hotel in Launceston
#4 Luxury Hotel in Launceston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra Charles Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guests staying at Mantra Charles Hotel can expect an unforgettable time at their Launceston accommodation when visiting the food and wine region of Tasmania. Situated on the cosmopolitan Charles Street offering a choice of several modern room types, Mantra Charles Hotel is a great option for your next trip to Tasmania. Its art deco architecture is characterised by curved windows and a white exterior, aiding in its charm and making it one of Launceston's most popular hotels. Within Mantra Charles Hotel guests will find Restaurant Esca where they can enjoy local Tasmanian cuisine. There are lounges to relax in, meeting and conference rooms available and wireless internet (WiFi) (fee) throughout the hotel. Guests arriving at this hotel in Launceston by private vehicle will find plenty of onsite parking available. ... more   less 
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