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“What a b&b should b!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hillview House

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Hillview House
Ranked #27 of 31 Launceston B&B and Inns
Diamond Beach, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“What a b&b should b!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Clean! Friendly service! Really nice breakfast! Sweet rooms! Can recommend it! The location is fantastic! The owners know the area well and can offer local info! After our awful b&b in Hobart, was a refreshing visit!

  • Stayed October 2012
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HillviewHouse, Owner at Hillview House, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Being locals does sometimes have its advantages.
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

We had a pretty room in this character filled old house. Although there wasn't a view behind the lace curtains we were very happy with our quaint room which even included a staircase to access our own bathroom which was down half a level. Breakfast is held in a colorful room overlooking the city - great breakfast delivered with a smile. We hadn't booked any where and were won over by the friendly hosts and very happy with our choice.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Kate636
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HillviewHouse, Owner at Hillview House, responded to this review, September 18, 2012
Thank you for your review, the room you stayed in was once access to the Reverends house (next door) hence the stairs to the ensuite. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

Great views, great room, great service, great breakfast. This b&b was one of the few during our whirlwind tour of Tasmania that provided a warm, home cooked breakfast. The building is older but very well maintained. Porch area would be great place to hang out if the weather permitted. The location is superb for walking around downtown Launceston. The parking spots on the property facilitated the loading and unloading of our heavy suitcase.

This was an excellent value, and I would recommend this B&B to anyone looking for a pleasant stay in Launceston.

Room Tip: Ask for the large room with overlooking the downtown area.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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HillviewHouse, Owner at Hillview House, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
People do have some lovely times sitting out overlooking Launceston in the warmer weather after a day of exploring our beautiful City or having a leisurely breakfast planning their day.
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Canberra
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Yes, great views are what you get from a B&B named for both the hill and the view! This historic house is perched near the top of the steep George St hill, affording views of the town and the river. The two cute old-fashioned windows in my upstairs corner room revealed no less than six church spires, from some of which issued hourly chimes. The ground floor is graced with a veranda which would no doubt be lovely on a summer evening, and which also affords excellent views. Breakfast was both cooked and continental, and eaten in a charming room with lovely views down the valley. Decoration throughout the house is cottagey and homely; in fact, ‘homely’ is probably quite a good way to describe Hillview House – I really liked it, but don’t come expecting the sort of jazzed-up expensive B&B that Werona, for example, seems to be – this is a different price point. I got my room on Wotif for less than $100 including breakfast, although I was actually upgraded to a large corner room costing about $130. I thought it was good value and would stay there again. There is limited off-street parking but plenty of street parking available.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank KMCanberra
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HillviewHouse, Owner at Hillview House, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Thank you for your review of Hillview House, we also think we have one of the best views in Launceston. Our aim is to make people feel as comfortable as possible as we welcome them into our home.
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2010

Luxurious bedroom with bathroom, excellent cooked breakfast. Small terrace with super views over the city which is within walking distance. would stay there again but it was up for sale at the time of our visit.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank FoxtonCarl
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2010

A friend and I stayed one night at Hillview House on a recent short trip around Tassie. The B&B is located on a very step hill but had lovely views of the city and was a quick walk to everything. The room was okay, a little dated and a smallish bed but clean and neat. Some negatives were that the TV reception was a bit hit and miss, the towels in the bathroom were a little sad and the carpark is difficult to get to.

The owners were very friendly and put on a lovely $10 a head breakfast though.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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1 Thank leelou28
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Kadina, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2008

Very clean and well situated. The owners are friendly and helpful and provide a good breakfast.

Stayed April 2008
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2 Thank junegregg
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Property: Hillview House
Address: 193 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Launceston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hillview House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hillview House was originally built around the 1840's and extensively enlarged by Rev. W Law in the 1860's. It has now been sympathetically restored to provide a charming stay for your Tasmanian holiday. Hillview House offers supurb home cooked or continental breakfasts, served in our colonial dining room with sweeping views of Launceston and the Tamar Estuary.You will find a visit to Hillview House will leave you with fond memories of personal care and attention. ... more   less 
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