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“Penny Royal,Launceston, Tasmania” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments
Ranked #3 of 31 Launceston B&B and Inns
Launceston, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Penny Royal,Launceston, Tasmania”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2011

If your idea of sleeping on the hard shoulder of the motorway sounds like a good way to see Tasmania, then this hotel is for you. Our two bed apartment in the historc mill in Launceston, Tasmania was a mere 100 meters from the on/off ramp of one of the main highways in Tasmania and guess what, no sound insulation! The constant roar of traffic filled the room 24/7. We asked to be moved to a room that had been sound proofed but unfortunately, they haven't sound proofed any of their rooms. So be warned. If a night in a room with no sound insulation just 100 meters from a highway is your kind of thing then the Penny Royal in Launceston Tasmania is the place for you!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rob P
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2011

Penny Royal apartments are a quaint village style accommodation on the outskirts of Launceston. The furnishings are generally comfortable and of a good standard although when we stayed some items in the apartment were in need of maintenance. For instance, some of the tiles on the floor in the bathroom were loose and unsteady. The buildings appear to be quite old so if you have noisy neighbours when you stay (as we did) you’ll be kept awake by sounds coming from the other rooms. We had a downstairs apartment and the people upstairs made a fair bit of noise as they walked (or perhaps ran) around in their apartment. The complex is also close to a highway so it can be noisy in the mornings when the traffic builds up.

One thing that was particularly annoying was the lighting arrangement in the bathroom. Instead of switches on the wall they have installed movement sensors which automatically turn on the lights and bathroom fan. The arrangement is far from perfect as the light in the bathroom (which didn’t have windows) would turn off while you were having a shower or a shave. This was needlessly annoying and unnecessary. I’m sure it keeps the power bills down but it’s not a great experience for the customer and would probably prevent us staying there again.

We also had difficulty getting the soap dispenser filled. We left a note asking the people who serviced the room to fill it up and got a message saying it had been checked but it was still empty. However on the plus side, we had an issue with access for my mother who is elderly and has had a knee operation and this was solved quickly and with great consideration so I’m sure the issue with the room servicing was an oversight.

WiFi internet access is not free which it should be considering the price of the accommodation.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RomaPHILE33
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Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2011

Good location next to Cataract Gorge and easy walking distance into Launceston, but situated on very busy road. No double glazing so made rooms very noisy. Quite dated but clean. Not a very well-equipped kitchen for those staying with family, more of a business hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2011

The staff went out of their way to assure we had a good stay.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Willises
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2011

Price- $272 for 2 nights for 2 adults and 3 young boys
Location ; well known tudor style complex located next to Cataract Gorge but our room was located away from the reception in a complex. Our room was in the corner with no views/outlook, free parking
Kitchen: good kitchenette and breakfast table
Bathroom: good clean bathroom with bath and strong shower, pay laundry in complex
Bedroom: separate bedrooms upstairs, clean , comfortable beds,
Lounge: small LCD TV
Additional; with reception located far from the rooms this 'hotel' seemed impersonal which is OK if that's what you want.

Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2011

Yeah, this was great. Gorgeous, well appointed and rooms and apartments, with rustic charm and style, but VERY clean and well maintained. Room aspects vary somewhat, so it is worth asking to see a few to find one that suites.

Staff were friendly and helpful.

The restaurant on the premises is EXCELLENT. I thought it was a bit expensive to begin with, but then I discovered that the quality and portion size are commensurate. Nothing but good things to say about the whole place.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2011

We were upgraded to a studio from a hotel room. Fully refurbished and with a small kitchenette. TV was a bit old . Bathroom was very good. Whole place was clean and fresh. Convenient with off street parking. Walking distance to the city , and adjacent to the Cataract gorge.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments
Address: 147 Paterson St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #3 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Launceston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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