Our family of 3 stayed on 2 different occasions at this hotel (upgraded to a higher floor with a city view the second time). Our room had a queen and a single bed – the single bed was in a separate partition which was good for privacy. Our first room was a standard room on the lower floor. Both rooms were very clean and spacious for 3 people. Bed was comfortable with luxury feel linen. Toilet and bathroom were modern and spotless. In the city view room, the shower was in a separate room. Excellent because you could still use the toilet if someone was showering or vice versa. Towels were thick and fluffy. Toiletries – no bar soap but liquid handwash on a wall dispenser. Hair and body shampoo were the dispensing type like those on cruise ships. There was only 1 small lift but we never had to wait long for it. Except for the occasional, faint traffic noise in the early morning, I didn’t experience any noise coming from other rooms (doors banging, loud conversations, etc). Rooms had flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a bar fridge.
York St. is a one way street except for the block where the hotel is located. It is a slightly uphill (not steep) walk if coming from CBD. Adjacent Tamar St. is steeper.
A short stroll to Yorktown mall for Asian dining. Also lots of other dining choices since it was a short walk to CBD. Walking distance to Me Wah Chinese restaurant (booking required for dinner) and Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. The City Park (Macaque monkey enclosure) is nearby.
There is a restaurant on site which we didn’t try. Handy if you don’t feel like going out.
The façade of this hotel was unpretentious but the newly refurbished rooms had a 5 star hotel feel. Off street carpark was towards the back of the hotel building – noticed it was quite full in the late afternoon.
Reception staff were friendly and helpful. My e-mails were promptly replied to when I was making initial enquiries.
Will be back.
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Balmoral On York Hotel Launceston
- Best Western Launceston
- Comfort Inn Launceston
- Best Western Hotel Launceston
- Launceston Comfort Inn
- Balmoral On York Launceston, Tasmania