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“Walking distance to what we wanted to see while in Launceston” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments

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Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments
Ranked #3 of 31 Launceston B&B and Inns
Kerang, Australia
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107 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Walking distance to what we wanted to see while in Launceston”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

For a two night stay before heading home this was perfect as far as cost and vicinity to Cataract Gorge and Tamar River as well as a walk into city centre. I had been given bad revies from people who had stayed a few years ago but I couldnt fault anything other than the iron didnt appear to work in Room 238 with dripping water. I left an item of clothing behind and thankfully it was no trouble at all for one of the staff to send back to me COD. There is a lolly shop/fudge chocolate at the rear which was nice to grab something sweet. Would stay again if we ever went back to Launceston as it was a reasonable price for what we wanted. Very close to Cataract Gorge, Hallams Seafoord Restaurant on the Tamar and a restaurant and Club a few metres down the street for a meal.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had a long weekend combined with business spent at this hotel. The historical aspect was very special. It was clean, nicely appointed and set up. We could easily walk to Cataract Gorge or into Launceston to eat. It was central to several very beautiful places to visit in the car.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sebert46
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SWHG_Operations, General Manager at Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam
It is pleasing to hear you enjoyed your stay at Leisure Inn Penny Royal and cared to share your experience thru your review.
I would like to thank you for sharing your experience and taking the time to comment.

Yours faithfully,
Chrissy Long
General Manager.
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Hobart, Australia
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68 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Stayed in the main block, ground floor room near reception. Some road and other guest noise, however nothing of any concern. Decor is dated and the bathroom did not have a heater which may prove a challenge in Winter. Shower OK if a bit slow to warm up, must be an awful lot of water wasted. Biggest shock was being woken in the middle of the night by someone going to the toilet in the room above, it was that loud I actually thought something was broken. This happened a few times during the night, person must of had a bladder problem. With hindsight amusing but at the time annoying. Motto to the story; ask for the top rooms if making a booking.
If you are looking for cheap accommodation on the edge of the city then this would be OK.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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 mikedh111
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SWHG_Operations, General Manager at Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,

With regards to your review, we have noted your comments regarding water and heating and working on improving this. I appreciate your light heartedness regarding your disturbance during the night, but also can fully understand this being annoying at the time.
Trusting your experience will not deter you from returning to the property in the future.
Thank you for taking the time to write your review as guest comments and experiences are important to us.

Best Regards
Chrissy Long
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Stayed in the studio apartments, 100 metres past the main block. Full of character old building looking from the outside but beautifully renovated inside, spacious, clean and modern
Basic items on the kitchen allows to buy fresh produce and cook it yourself
2 minutes walk from the beautiful Cataract Gorge, 5 from the river cruises departures and main seafood restaurants, 10 from the town centre, is close to everything
Friendly and helpful staff at reception

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ruicaricas
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SWHG_Operations, General Manager at Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you for your feedback, reviews are helpful in the day to day running of the property, I am pleased the amenities of the Studio Apartment suited all your needs and was presented well.

Best regards
Chrissy Long
General Manager
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Hong Kong, China
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59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed here for one night in September in the Oat Room of the main block. We arrived late around 8:00pm in the evening and the staff advised us to take our dinner first. She was so friendly.
The room was comfy and was big enough to turn around. The kitchen was fully equipped though we did not cook. Cataract Gorge Reserve was within walking distance. Opposite the apartment was the beautiful harbour. There were ample parking spaces.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Martha L
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SWHG_Operations, General Manager at Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear Martha,
Thank you for taking the time to write your review regarding your stay at Leisure Inn Penny Royal, guests feedback is very important and I appreciate your comments.
Thanking You
Chrissy Long
General Manager
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Tasmania
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730 reviews
142 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

I had previously stayed in the main block near reception which is OK but a bit noisy from the road. This time I had booked a studio apartment room through the Entertainment book so got a rate of $84. On arrival I was advised that I was in the building down the road. The newer building is so much nicer, set back from the road and quiet.

Positives:
- Great value and free parking
- Refurbished room with good quality furnishings
- Full kitchen
- Nice and quiet
- Good location in town

Negatives:
- Light in the lobby of my room not working
- Very small TV (but lots of channels)
- terrible wi-fi that is expensive
- tiny bath towels

Overall, I had a great overnight and the price was amazing. I will book this room type again.

Room Tip: Book in the newer building
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wombatdavid
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SWHG_Operations, General Manager at Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Dear David,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is pleasing to hear you enjoyed your stay at Leisure Inn Penny Royal.
Both your positive and negative comments have been noted, hoping that we can improve on some of the negatives.

Best regards
Chrissy Long
General Manager
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Hobart
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48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I was in Launceston to spend the weekend with a friend's family who were visiting from Brisbane for the Australia New Zealand High Schools Athletics. I spent one night in the Granary room. Although staying on my own, I felt really welcome, and quite at home. When I arrived the heaters were already on, so the room felt instantly cosy. My room had everything I needed, except maybe a toaster. I had a Queen bed all to myself, and the bed was so comfy I slept like a log. I loved the thick white adobe walls with exposed dark brown beams, the colonial light fittings, and the thick wooden doors. The bathroom facilities were nice and had plenty of character. I was a little disappointed the lolly factory was not open on the weekend, but I was still able to purchase a bag each of delicious chocolate sultanas and boiled lollies. I would love to stay there again.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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