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The Sebel Launceston
Ranked #2 of 30 Hotels in Launceston
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

On checking in we reminded the red haired girl at reception that we preferred a room with a good view if possible (as requested when we booked as a Platinum Accor member). She gave us our room key and smiled reassuringly, telling us our room had one of the best views. So we had a look...and the splendid view from the 1st floor was onto a busy road and commercial buildings. So we returned to reception to express our disappointment and ask for a better room with a good view. The red haired girl made a quick escape when she saw us...so a young chap was stuck with us! He was polite and courteous and actually showed us to an alternative room with a view across a retail furniture warehouse looking at housing on a hill. He apologetically advised us that this was the only other option available with a good view (the rooms on the 2 floors above were owner occupied and not available to us as a result).. So our take on this - none of the rooms for Sebel guests offer a good view (and beware the girl at reception with the red hair!).

Moving on....the room was a bit like a cardboard cutout - very boxy. However they were reasonably roomy and clean. The hotel is a short 5 minute walk away from the retail hub of Launceston - worth a quick look. In room dining was surprisingly good for one dinner - but dismal for one breakfast. We didn't bother with the restaurant as it always looked empty at meal times.

We found ourselves spending more time at the Peppers seaport hotel and surrounding cafes on the water - had an exceptional tapas at Peppers for dinner - good variety, tasty and great value.

Recommend the scenic 45 minute one way walk to Cataract Gorge - take a meal break at the cafe or restaurant at the gorge...then slow walk back...very pretty.

We will stay at the Peppers hotel if we return to Launceston.

Room Tip: Apparently none of the rooms have a good view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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SebelTas, General Manager at The Sebel Launceston, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Thankyou RnR_Report for taking the time to pass on your feedback.
We are a cbd hotel which is located on the first two levels of the 5 story building complex with cityscape views so to speak. In times of high occupancy we have to use all our rooms which look out over various scenes within the cbd. The room you were shown overlooked the old army baracks which are amongst the oldest buildings in Launceston.
Our central location gives much flexibilty to walk and see much of Launceston on foot.
I am sorry you felt the food and service was not as you would expect and as you can read from many other comments, that is one element we do pride ourselves on and try to exceed expectations with.
In saying this, I have passed on all comments to the respective staff and discussed them with them.
The seaport area of Launceston is one restaurant precict within a short walking distance which I would definately recommend.
Once again I appreciate your feedback and I am very happy for you to call the hotel and discuss anything else with me that you wish
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Simon Wells
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

We stay at the Sebel every year and thoroughly enjoy it. The staff are fantastic especially Rose and Jane.The apartment is spacious and very clean. A very comfortable place to stay we'll be back again next year for sure we highly recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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SebelTas, General Manager at The Sebel Launceston, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Thankyou Julie C for your comments on your stay.
I am delighted you enjoyed the service and facilities of the hotel. I have passed on your comments to both Jane and Rose.
I hope you have the chance to visit again.
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Simon Wells
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Somerset, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

My husband & I stayed to enjoy our 25th wedding anniversary at this lovely hotel. The service was fantastic, and the friendly staff couldn't have been more helpful.
The room was very spacious with nice clean lines, including a very comfy king size bed.
We enjoyed room service for a scrumptious dinner very reasonably priced.
Breakfast was in Market Square Restaurant, and was the nicest Eggs Benedict I have ever enjoyed, with a good variety of drinks and other delights.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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SebelTas, General Manager at The Sebel Launceston, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Thankyou SisterRosie for your kind words.
I am delighted you found the service, facilities and meals met your needs especially on such an important occasion.
I hope you have the chance to escape for another break with us soon.
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Simon Wells
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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:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Launceston
#3 Family 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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