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Forest Road Apartments
Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in apartment "A" at Forest Rd - Fantastic location & was everything we could have hoped for and more!. The amazing views hit us as soon as we walked in the door - floor to ceiling windows the length of the loungeroom & bedroom revealed a delightful panoramic view of the Tamar. Best equiped kitchen of all the accomodation we stayed in during our two weeks in Tassie & definately the most comfotable bed ! Cannot imagine why anyone would stay in a sterile hotel room for more than double the price & nowhere near as much space to move about in. Thanks Jo for all your special touches & hospitality - we even made the rasberry/white choc chip muffins & they were delicious.

Room Tip: Apartment A has more than enough room for a family
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Very homely, comfortable house, all the little things are taken care of for you. The children's cupboard is great. Sitting on the couch taking in the lovely view day & night was delightful. A truly wonderful place to stay. Thank you Jo.

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

What a lovely fresh contemporary unit with a clever mix of modern and period furniture. It felt comfortable from the moment we walked through the door. Sadly we only had 2 days to enjoy this wonderful haven.

The website didn't lie. The photos of the rooms were all accurate and the view from the loungeroom and deck was brilliant. We barely wanted to leave the room as we were able to watch the different moods descend over Launceston. All the information about the city on the website was invaluable for our first day in Tasmania, and it also helped with local shops and services.

We absolutely loved staying here, the attention to detail was amazing. The kitchen was well set up for us to cook the fabulous local produce. All the basic ingredients were supplied, including a small bowl of fresh eggs left at the door one morning. I so wish we'd had time to make the muffins!

Personally we would have preferred a slightly firmer bed, this one seemed to have a little too much give for a couple with bad backs. But most people would probably not have noticed.

Overall it was clean, neat and very well appointed. We felt a real sense of privacy, but also knew that if we needed something it was only minutes away after a quick call to Jo downstairs.

One final thing - we loved the rugs to snuggle up in while watching the TV with the doors open letting in the crisp night air.

Highly recommended. We'll definitely be back if we're ever in Tassie again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We stayed at Forest Road for one week during our stay in Australia and both of us were impressed with the level of accommodation. The attention to detail was the best we've experienced for self-catering and the view was amazing. Sitting on the decking each morning in the sun watching the chickens in the garden and the boaters on the river was very relaxing. With flat screen TV and a full satellite package, passing the time in the evenings was very pleasant too, after eating out at the Launceston marina restaurants.
The kitchen was very well equipped and all the staples needed to cook were supplied. There was even fresh milk and eggs in the fridge on our arrival.
We would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jo M, Owner at Forest Road Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Thankyou so much for that ... it is nice to know that at the heart of it we managed to make a space where you could have a lovely, peaceful time together. More specifically it was interesting to have the feedback that the satellite tv was of use to you ... as owners we sometimes try to provide things we think guests might like, but at the end of the day we don't actually know what gets used and what doesn't until we receive feedback like this. Kind regards, Jo

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We had a lovely stay at Forest Road. Thoughtful touches like providing basic breakfast supplies and the ingredients (and instructions) to make white chocolate raspberry muffins were really sweet. The views are spectacular, the accommodation very comfortable, and the location great - as long as you're happy to take a short river-side walk into town. Took us about 15 minutes to walk to Stillwater on the edge of town, which was also great for coffee and breakfast.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jo M, Owner at Forest Road Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2013

Thanks so much for the lovely review ... it made me realise we need to leave a message in the apartment guide to ask for bikes. We have a few in the shed that we could easily lend and they would have been perfect for you without a car.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

This was the most welcoming accommodation of our two week stay in Tasmania. We found Forest Rd apartments was most relaxing and spacious for the three of us. Jo's attention to detail ensured we had everything we needed with little surprises in every corner. Our two year old was delighted with the toys, bed, and bathroom additions that were just for him, not to mention his adventures finding the rabbits and chickens in the garden. My partner was delighted with the well-stocked kitchen with basic ingredients, utensils and the muffin recipe to make with our son. My delight was to curl up on the couch whilst reading magazines and soaking up the view with a hot chocolate. Everything we wanted was provided, clean and in good working order. Jo made up the two beds in the one room for us, whilst keeping the second room open. This was great for keeping our luggage in and not having to worry about waking our son once he'd gone to bed. There was great information about the unit, local shops, restaurants and attractions. I recommend shopping at the Trevallyn deli not far away - picked up some fantastic local produce and groceries for our trip. All of us really enjoyed our stay here. Could easily have stayed longer.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

We had an enjoyable stay with the host Jo especially my two boys (5yo and 19mths) who loved the rabbits and chick in the backyard. Jo is very generous and thoughtful about little details for the young kids. There are toys, cd and books to keep them busy. The kitchen utensils and cookery is well equipped. Not to mention the beautiful view of Tamar river right infront of our apt. Loved it. We will stay there if we visit Launceston again. Yes, one more thing, the feather pillows/bed are comfy that we slept well. Thanks Jo. Frances

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Address: 92 Forest Rd | Trevallyn, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Launceston
Price Range: $102 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With stunning views over Launceston's Tamar River and surrounding mountains close plus close proximity to the city centre, Forest Road Apartments are the perfect base for two to six people to explore the Cataract Gorge and Tamar Valley wine route. Our self contained 2 and 3 bedroom apartments have everything you need for family or business needs.Split system heating/air conditioning, large screen tv with full Foxtel channel selection in living area / large dvd library, second tv/dvd player in bedroom, children's toy and craft cupboard, fully equipped large kitchens, laundry facilities ... more   less 
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