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“Great hotel if you are attending the AFL in Launceston”

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The Sebel Launceston
Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 15, 2012

Large room, very friendly staff, within walking distance of the football ground. I didnt think the room was noisy at all. Charging for car parking was the only issue, I ended up parking outside. I choose this hotel as I was attending an AFL match. I had room service and the food was good and arrived in a timely manner and was nice and hot.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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SebelTas, General Manager at The Sebel Launceston, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2012

Thankyou Vicki G for taking the time in posting a response to your stay.
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Sebel Launceston. Whether it is an AFL game at Aurora Stadium or any other activity within Launceston, our location ensures most places are within walking distance.
As we have limited parking and is managed by a seperate company, it is on a user pay system as in the case with most of the other cbd hotels
There is metered street parking surrounding the hotel which is free most of the weekend, overnight and public holididays but does not have direct undercover access to the hotel.
I will also pass on your comments to the kitchen team on the nice, hot food you received to your room.
We do look forward to your next stay when in Launceston hopefully for AFL next year.
Kind Regards
Simon Wells
General Manager
Sebel Launceston

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Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

Large comfortable room, large bathroom, good quality furnishings and friendly staff. This hotel has a great feel the staff at reception are warm and helpful.
Yes you can hear the town hall clock..the clock has probably been there 100 years prior to the hotel... Don't let that put you off staying at the Sebel as it is excellent

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank wadefes
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SebelTas, General Manager at The Sebel Launceston, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2012

Thankyou Wadefes for taking the time to post a response on your stay at the Sebel Launceston.
I am very happy you enjoyed your stay at the Sebel Launceston. The condition of the room is something we continually work on and I will also pass on your comments regarding the service you received from our reception staff. This is very pleasing to hear for a business within the hospitality industry.
We look forward to your next stay when next in Launceston.
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Simon Wells
General Manager
Sebel Launceston

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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Firstly, let me say I liked the sound of the Church chimes and in no way did it interfere with my sleep. I found it quaint and somehow in keeping with the heritage feel of Launceston. Let's hope they NEVER silence them.
Overall this is a modern hotel with spacious rooms. At $169 per night it was good value.
My only gripe was the parking - very skinny design. The parking costs an extra $8 per night and if you drive a skinny car it is ok, but if you drive a landcruiser then you will need to park on the street. Even driving a nissan X-trail was too tight to get out of the car once it was in the bay. We ended up changing our mind and just parked on the street.
Friendly staff, really loved the room and the charming church chimes!

Room Tip: Lower floors are fine.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank RustyStainless
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SebelTas, General Manager at The Sebel Launceston, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2012

Thank you RustyStainless for your comments.
We are very happy you enjoyed your stay, the service you received and took the time to post your comments.
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Simon Wells
General manager
Sebel Launceston

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Reviewed August 13, 2012

We stayed for one night in a fabulous "King Spa Suite". We enjoyed a spa in the big clean bathroom whilst nibbling on the complimentary delicious fudge and port before settling into the big comfy bed for a good night's sleep...or so we hoped. The town clock (which, if it wasn't opposite the hotel seemed that way) chimed every quarter of an hour! Not just boing boing on the hour, but it gave you warnings at 1/4 past, 1/2 past and 1/4 to, to let you know the big daddy chime was coming up next. And every time the big daddy sang, so did his choir of noisy children!

Obviously this is out of the control of the hotel, but it did spoil what would otherwise have been a great stay.

If anyone can convince the Launceston City Council to quieten the clock then you will not find a better place to stay in a great location. Until then, pack your earplugs (because there aren't any supplied even though they're well aware of the problem!)

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank barrydoll
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SebelTas, General Manager at The Sebel Launceston, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2012

Thankyou barrydoll for taking the time to post a response to your stay at the Sebel Launceston.
We are very happy you enjoyed the standard of the hotel.
Despite request to have the bell altered for the nights by hotels within the cbd, it is a heritage listed building and will remain a feature of this city.
We have updated your profile so that your next room should you stay will be on the other side of the building. Again for the light sleepers, we do now have ear plugs.
We hope to see you again at the Sebel Launceston when next visiting the area.
Kind Regards
Simon Wells
General Manager
The Sebel Launceston

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Reviewed August 4, 2012

We were lucky enough to book when there was a sale (for the Launceston cup race week). We had an amazing spa suite room, looked brand new and we could not have been happier. There was some street noise, but this was to be expected where the location of the room/hotel was. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the parking rate was very reasonable, we would happily stay here again!

Room Tip: Spa rooms worth the extra money
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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SebelTas, General Manager at The Sebel Launceston, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2012

Thankyou Locallass470 for taking the time in posting a comment regarding your stay at the Sebel Launceston.
Launceston Cup is always an exciting time for the city and we are very happy you enjoyed your stay here during that period.
I will pass on your comments to the staff and we are all very conscious of the service we need to show to meet our guests expectations and it is genuine.
We look forward to your next stay hopefully during one of the many events here in Launceston.
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Simon Wells
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Sebel Launceston

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Reviewed July 28, 2012

We had to make a flying visit to Launceston - chose The Sebel through Wotif - and were so happy with our choice. The staff really made our stay - they were professional, helpful and friendly - nothing was too much trouble. A lovely touch was the complimentary cups of Gluwein in the afternoon - very warming. The room was large and well set out, great to have the separate toilet - in fact it would be ideal for a longer stay as it was well equipped with fridge, microwave, jug, toaster, crockery, glasses, etc. It seemed to be set out that the neighbouring room can join up and become a large apartment - good for families. As well as the shower in the modern bathroom, there was also a lovely big bath - sadly no time to try it out. We were comfortable and warm - and the king bed made for a wonderful sleep. There was a lovely restaurant on the ground level - where breakfast is served - is also great for a late nightcap too. Would definitely stay here again - we are planning already.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Karralika
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SebelTas, General Manager at The Sebel Launceston, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2012

Thankyou very much Karralika for taking the time to post a comment regarding your stay at the Sebel Launceston.
As you mentioned, the size of our rooms and the variety of one, two and 4 bedroom apartments are perfect for families or friends travelling.
We look forward to your next stay and while the gluwhein was a winter treat for weekend travellers we may have something else in the summer months.
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Simon Wells
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

This was a great hotel to stay at - I highly recomend it. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable, the facilities were clean and well presented and the location was just perfect! Our room was a reasonable size. I could have stayed there for weeks and been completely satisfied. We will definately stay here again next time!

Room Tip: We had a beautiful room that captured the afternoon sun through the windows and on the balcony. It w...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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SebelTas, General Manager at The Sebel Launceston, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2012

Thankyou Laura Q for taking the time to post a message about your stay at the Sebel Launceston.
I am very happy you found the size and condition of the room to your liking, the location of the property and in particular the service you received. I will pass this on to everyone concerned.
We look forward to your next stay with us.
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Simon Wells
General Manager
Sebel Launceston

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Address: Cnr St John & William Streets, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Launceston
#3 Family Hotel in Launceston
#7 Business Hotel in Launceston
Price Range: $156 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Sebel Launceston 4.5*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sebel Launceston hotel is an elegant, boutique style hotel set in a central CBD location, within walking distance to the Seaport precinct and major attractions such as Cataract Gorge. Combining style and convenience, the hotel comprises 51 self-contained guest rooms boasting a private balcony, separate bedroom with luxurious king size bed and spacious en-suite. Many also feature spa baths and kitchen and laundry facilities.Showcasing natural Tasmanian stone and timbers throughout the interior and locally commissioned art, The Sebel Launceston offers charming, contemporary accommodation and unrivaled service in one of Australia’s oldest and most picturesque cities. ... more   less 
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