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“Modern Rooms and Poor Service” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Sebel Launceston

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The Sebel Launceston
Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Queensland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Modern Rooms and Poor Service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2008

The rooms are newer and modern and the location is good. Continental breakfast was average to poor while hot breakfast was average to above average.

The Sebel must be trying to cut costs because we kept having to beg for toilet paper (as did the people in the room next door). We stayed five days and had enough of the poor housekeeping -- even found bloodstains on towels on two separate occasions.

  • Liked — Modern Rooms
  • Disliked — Housekeeping and Expensive Internet.
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank Parisjune
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2008

I would definitely recommend this hotel for your stay in Launcenston. The rooms are spacious, beautifully furnished and squeaky clean. The kind size bed was comfortable with nice fresh, crisp linen. The only pitfall is the unsecured underground carpark and the extra you pay for using it. The gym is a little small but had all the necessary equipment for a quick workout.

  • Liked — clean spacious room
  • Disliked — unsecured carparking
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TheBugNeverDies
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2008

Spotlessly clean, modern, self contained suites. Handy location for walking around the city and the marina where river cruises leave from.

The staff are all very pleasant and helpful. Didn't try the restaurant as we stayed over Easter and it was closed for most of the time.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank nicksname
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melbourne
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2008

We stayed at the Sebel over the Launceston cup period and despite the hefty nightly rate $350 per night thy hotel lived up to expectations. Room was spacious and modern with a orange feature wall and matching couch, very modern! Car parking limited but secure. Restaurant breakfast was great with wide selection. Service from staff was some of the best i have received even though it was clear some of them were new, they were all very helpful and weloming. Would definately stay here again and recommend it highly.

  • Liked — staff service
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank travelgiant_8
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Melbourne
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2008

We stayed at the hotel for a wedding. There was a group of us and we had two two-bedroom apartments. The whole place was very modern and clean. Great location between main town centre and waterfront. Nice leafy location close to everything. Only complaint would be staff. Most of the staff were good and willing to please, however we asked numerous times for our room to be serviced earlier in the day due to the wedding, but it ended up not being serviced at all. Apart from that, it was a very enjoyable stay.

  • Liked — Modern
  • Disliked — Service
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank Tam26
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Clifton Beach, Tasmania
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2008

Loved this hotel. Stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment - really clean and spacious. Lovely decor , great beds.

Staff fantastic and really nice restaurant.

Couldn't even hear the infamous Launceston clock chiming all night as you do in some other Launceston hotels!

  • Liked — Decor, cleanliness
  • Disliked — $5 per night parking
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank Noosa-addicts
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Sydney
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2008

We had an excellent stay at the Sebel Launceston. It is very conveniently located, close to the Seaport area with many restaurants to choose from. The hotel itself is modern and the rooms are very nicely decorated. The suites were spacious with air-conditioning, cooking utilities, washer/dryer, nice bathroom, TV in the living area and separate bedroom. There was no view from our room but that didn't bother us. There is a small car park - you need to get there early if the hotel is booked out because there aren't enough spots for all guests. We had breakfast in the restaurant and it was fantastic - highly recommend it. Didn't have dinner there though. We walked down to the Seaport area for dinner and it was a nice stroll.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank Travelsim
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Additional Information about The Sebel Launceston

Property: The Sebel Launceston
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 Family Hotel in Launceston
#4 Luxury Hotel in Launceston
#7 Business Hotel in Launceston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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