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Mantra Charles Hotel
Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Modern, clean but a bit stark”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

Our room was quite large and spacious, with King size bed, but this was a little on the hard side. The room lacked ambience, as it was large there was no added colour except the bed throw and cushions, so a few paintings would have complimented the scene. The redesign from the hotel being a former hospital is a bit sterile, the interior could be improved with softer features.
Bathroom was clean, very large and would benefit from a larger shower and longer bench space beside the sink.
Our last night was spoilt by a very noisy neighbour until 1.00am?
The hotel is in a good location with ample free parking and free wifi.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is a wonderful redeveloped hotel somewhat spoilt by the service. the room was spacious and well provided for but we were left with the impression that the accommodation was secondary to the other activities within the Hotel. As Guests we were denied a meal within the restaurant at a reasonable time because of a big local party and above all else if you have a car do not stay at this hotel where you are told to park on the street if there is a meeting or conference on. A good hotel let down by the system.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Was given a room with super high ceilings and it was one of the most spacious hotel rooms I ever stayed in. Loved that it was new and clean. Bathroom was exceptionally cold though. didnt like that it was situated opp a hospital

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

I stay here for business frequently and find the place very good. It's a bit out of town but there are plenty of eateries and cafés near by.
This time I was upgraded and had again a very large room with kitchenette.
I love the place and I will be back

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Charles twice, in different rooms on our recent trip to Tasmania. My only complaint is when staying the first time, our room was at the very end of the building and had no WiFi coverage due to the very weak signal. To use WiFi we had to go outside into the hotel corridor. This was not a problem on our second stay when we had a more central location. Apart from that the hotel is in excellent condition with comfortable bedding and modern ammenities.
The cooked to order breakfast included in our room rate, was also excellent and generous.
Good central location, within easy walking distance of the city centre, supermarkets, and reataurants.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

Stayed there as a family with 2 kids and had the adjoining apartment/rooms. Nice & tasteful furnishings with comfortable beds and kitchenettes. Good location for walk to local restaurants and breakfast places in a fairly upmarket area. Near the new Launceston hospital. The hotel is an old hospital that has been refurbished.
Service at reception was OK and could be better. Holiday season so perhaps they were busy. Would have rated 5 stars otherwise.
Good stay and would recommend as a place to stay in Launceston. Used the Entertainment Card and received a good rate.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

Excellent hotel offering great value for money - picked up based on recommendation on Tripadvisor did not disappoint as staff were great with rooms a big highlight. Three of us split up into a dual key room. Comfortable, spacious and great decor.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Mantra Charles Hotel

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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