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Forest Road Apartments
Darwin, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
439 reviews
148 hotel reviews
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“Couldn't want for much more”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

As someone who grew up in Launceston, I thought I knew all the good spots. We've also stayed in numerous places in Launceston over the years, but had never come across FRA. While on the outside, the apartments look a little out of date, and indeed on the inside, they are a work in progress, there is plenty to rave about, from the views to the raspberry muffin mix ready to make. Plenty of space to spread out, (we stayed in Apartment C, which is the biggest), lots of utensils, cooking space and tools. We enjoyed the fudge... very nice touch. I'd highly recommend FRA. The only problem we had was with parking on street, where our hire car was side swiped, leaving us an expensive bill to pay. A not so nice Christmas present to wake up to. The moral of that story is beware. The other apartments have off street parking, so you won't have a problem if you are not staying in C.

Room Tip: Forest Road is a narrow and busy, so be mindful of the on street parking.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

After an evening flight from Melbourne, we were gratified to reach this apartment with the amazing view (my partner immediately asked me: "Is this apt expensive?"). The apt is very well-equipped for EVERYTHING and we love it! I baked muffins for the very first time (thanks to the recipe and ingredients provided) and my family loved those even though they were a bit burnt (entirely my fault). Thanks, Jo, for making our Launceston experience wonderful...

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

My first encounter with Jo was through the email and was very impressed by her immediate response to my enquiry and so I decided to book the apartment for my stay in Launceston. I am glad I chose Forest Road Apartments as it is really different from other apartments that we have stayed elsewhere. Everything is well thought out and provided for the guests such as information on where the nearest supermarket is, where to order food and nearby restaurants, books, art and craft supplies and toys. There is ample supplies for self catering and even a laptop and printer for the guests. We are very impressed how the apartment is so well managed even with so much extras provided. The view from the balcony is superb.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

We and our kids have stayed in bnbs n holiday apartments all over Australasia, America and Europe. The experience that Jo provides for a family with kids has been the most special so far and the best value for money. Playing with the bunnies and chooks was a highlight. Ingredients for the kids to make their own raspberry muffins in an idiot proof way were supplied as were delightful craft materials which my daughter had great fun scrap booking with. The apartment is spacious, very near town, has fabulous views and Jo has thought of absolutely everything including detailed instructions for finding and using everything. She even went to the trouble of booking horse rides for the kids on our request and when she saw we had clothes to dry, volunteered to bring them to her dryer and folded them herself after they were done. We have come to the end of our 2 weeks in Tassie having stayed in 5 different places and Forest Road is clearly a cut above the rest.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

My family is still raving about Forest Road even after our vacation...it is a perfect & happy stay: feels so at home with every area of need well considered and provided. A lovely surprise for my two boys having to mind the bunnies and chooks too! We ended up spending more time at this sweet place than checking out the attractions around Launceston. Wifi, splendid views of Tamar river.

Room Tip: we stayed at 92C
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed ( 2 couples) Nov 13 and found this a delightful place to stay. Very comfortable, clean and homely. Jo the host has thought of everything you could need. We enjoyed free range eggs from her chickens and made scrumptious muffins from ingredients provided. All over a nice homely spacious place to stay.
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  • Stayed November 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Stayed two nights. Two couples staying in 92A. The location is great and the facilities are tops. Jo has gone to a lot of trouble to provide everything needed - and much more.
Can't fault this place.
Thanks Jo

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Forest Road Apartments
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 #1 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Launceston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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Forest Road Apartments Launceston, Tasmania

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