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“Definitely NOT 4.5 Stars”
Review of Waratah on York

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Waratah on York
Ranked #23 of 30 Hotels in Launceston
Reviewed January 13, 2012

Room itself clean, large and spacious, probably due to spartan furnishings. Furnishings and carpet very "tired" and worn and need to be replaced or re-covered at least . Heating unit didn't work and needed to use small fan heater which was provided. Electrical appliances had non-Australian plugs and the ones that weren't cable-tied in, kept falling out causing bedside lights to flicker. Overall very disappointed as this was advertised as 4 1\2 stars which it is obviously currently not, without quite a bit of work needed. Also advertised as off-street parking, but this was not available as back of building (entrance) is currently a construction site....so even the views of Launceston have been marred. :-(((

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

nice historic bed and breakfast, staff were lovely, breakfast included was decent, good sized rooms - overall a great experience!

recommend a car if staying here because it is at the top of the hill from town.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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1  Thank loz-ht
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Reviewed November 26, 2011

We stayed in the Honeymoon suite, a lovely large room with good views but the back carpark is now a building site. Very good quality linen on the bed and very comfortable with good pillows. breakfast was very nice and hostess very friendly.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

I had booked my 73 year old pensioner parents along with my pesioner Aunty visiting England into this hotel, they were due to check in Monday 13 June for 3 nights however due to volcanic ash they were unable to fly to Tasmania, Jetstar kindly refunded the cost of their flights, the Wrest Point Hotel Casino in Hobart refunded the money, the car hire refunded the money BUT WARATAH ON YORK REFUSED TO REFUND THE MONEY & said we give you discount when you come again, I persisted to find out what sort of discount & was told 10% to which I responded "I could get that at retail". WARATAH ON YORK ARE OBVIOUSLY TAKING ADVANTAGE of Holiday Makers & especially pensioner holiday makers. I AM TOTALLY DISGUSTED WITH THEIR UNELPFUL ATTITUDE!!

Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
9  Thank RanzLancs
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Reviewed May 22, 2011

The hotel hostess is charming and very helpful. Having her there to answer questions and cook breakfast made our stay pleasant. Breakfast was very nice. Unfortunately, the rooms need renovation. The furniture was old and worn out. The bed was hard and needed replacing. Photos of the hotel on the website are lovely. Unfortunately, they don't warn you that the hotel is on a very busy street and noisy. Having a car would have been helpful. It was a long steep walk to town.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Aspiring1
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Reviewed May 7, 2011

Look for the price it was very reasonable. Owner was very nice, cooked a nice hot breakfast. Room was in need of some renovation as carpets were stained and TV was hard to operate. Overall, it was a ok experience for a night's accommodation - was nice and close to everything.

Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
3  Thank Alana63
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Reviewed May 2, 2011

A room with a view greeted us in this magnificent old house. Great room overlooking Launceston was a bonus. Breakfast was also good and advice given also excellent.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank tonyb64
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Additional Information about Waratah on York

Address: 12 York St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
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Hotel Style:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Launceston
Price Range: $86 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waratah on York 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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