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“Friendly staff and great value”
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Balmoral on York
Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 22, 2012

Really helpful and accomodating staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Room was nice, super comfy bed, everything clean and spotless.
The breakfast is great value for money in a lovely cosy dining room. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

The rooms were nice and clean and generally what you would expect from a mid priced motel. Only complaint is that the website sets an expectation which is a little more salubrious than what is on offer.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed April 6, 2012

The hotel is owned by a former Melbournian, and him, just as the rest of his staff are super friendly, super flexible. Although we did not use the late check out, the owner offered to extend our stay until the afternoon we flew out. The rooms themselves are cozy and clean. We used the double bed and single room - with the single conveniently located in a small little cove with sufficient privacy for traveling friends and family members.
I will definitely stay here the next time I travel through Launceston.

Room Tip: We stayed on the city view side which was a bit noisier - likely due to the holiday the next day
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

Don't take any notice of the exterior or this hotel. It has been recently renovated and is excellent value. The room was spacious, spotlessly clean, had a good view. There is ample free parking and it is almost in the centre of town.
All staff are friendly and helpful.
If you want a spa and a ballroom don't come here . If you want comfort , space, and friendly staff with an excellent breakfast then do.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

Not the most luxurious, or newest hotel in town, but certainly offers value for money, with parking and close enough to walk to most places around the city.

The staff were friendly and helpful and the full cooked breakfast was excellent.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

We stayed at Balmoral on York the night we flew into Launceston. The hotel has an elevator, free car parking at the rear of the building and an excellent on site Restaurant. The owners and all staff were very pleasant. Our fourth floor room was large, with an attractive and modern decor, was spotlessly clean with view over car park and back residential streets with lovely old houses of interesting architectural merit. Main area had a double bed, single bed, TV on a desk, a couch, table and 2 chairs. There was another single bed in a tiny room to the side and behind the toilet and shower which were separate cubicles with doors on each. The vanity was in the toilet cubicle. French hotel rooms often have the toilet in a separate room too but we prefer the vanity in the shower area to enable access to toiletries etc., for showering. Only oddity.
We enjoyed the ease of dining in the hotel and the menu was very good. A wide variety and large number of choices amongst Entrees or Main meals. Our entree meals were excellent. We had the complimentary Continental breakfast next morning in the same Restaurant area and whilst many guests in at the same time everything flowed efficiently and staff were polite and attentive.
The hotel is not amidst the retail square and pedestrian mall of Launceston but an easy walk to get there from the hotel. We drove to places we wanted to go to mostly. Launceston is a city of hills. It is a car friendly tourist city as it has ample parking where needed with parking meters and traffic is not manic. There is also a free Tiger Bus with many stops around town. A great idea for tourism. The Balmoral on York is a good hotel in a perfect area for a Launceston visit and we recommend it highly.

Room Tip: Higher floor room at front for city views.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

This Hotel has recently changed hands and from our experience we cannot fault it.
Trevor Donaldson checked us in and and made us very welcome. It was the fastest and most efficient check-in we have ever had. Within 3 minutes we had our room key and a summary of where to eat and other useful information.
The room was enormous and had everything we needed. Only small criticism is that the walls on one side were just building blocks, but they were nicely painted so its not that bad.
Wi-Fi is available (free to certain guests depending on who you booked with).
The complimentary breakfast was adequate and nicely presented.
The Hotel is central and everything is within walking distance. Plenty of free parking behind Hotel.
We thoroughly we recommend this hotel for a stay in Launceston.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Balmoral on York

Address: 19 York St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Launceston
#3 Luxury Hotel in Launceston
#4 Romantic Hotel in Launceston
#6 Business Hotel in Launceston
Price Range: $102 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Balmoral on York 4*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
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