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“Ms”
Visting Wallabies
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Visting Wallabies
View from the private balcony
Queen Bedroom 1
Private balcony
Lounge
Visting Echidna
Early Morning Fog Lifting
Black Cockatoos
Queen Bedroom  2
View from the river
Balcony View
Backyard
Front View and Off Street Parking
River walk
River Reflections
Antiques
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Blackstone Heights, Launceston, Tasmania

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Excellent - based on 22 reviews
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Rebecca W
1 review
“Ms”
Reviewed November 20, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

My mum and I had a wonderful stay at this property. It was so relaxing to come and retire at the end of a busy day. The property had everything that my own home would have, made available for my enjoyment.

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Management Response
Nov 22, 2016
Hello Rebecca its lovely to get the reviews and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the retreat. Perhaps we will get to see you back this way when you visit the Craft Fair again. PS My daughter does know the same friend of your mums in Pokhara hows that for a small world please say hi to your mum for me. Kind Regards Jane
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John Z
Nanjing, China
2 reviews
“familial atmosphere”
Reviewed March 1, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

The owner of the apartment is very warmhearted. We got a detail introduce. The retreat is more like a family place with heavy smell of life. A large quantity of facilities makes us feel comfortable. Beyond the river we saw the sunset over the mountain. And we observed wild animals in the garden through the cameras at night. Everything is amazing. Thanks!

Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 4, 2016
I'm happy that you got a good sunset, the retreat faces north west so we do see some great ones along with magnificat stars on a clear night. Thank you for the review and I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay, the possums are about to have their babies leave the pouch which we will see being carried on their mums back so check the videos on the website to see them. I hope to see you all back again one day. Regards Jane
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TanjaVolk...
Erlangen, Germany
1 review
“Very cosy atmosphere”
Reviewed February 26, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We stayed for 3 nights at Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat and we definitely enjoyed our time there. Jane is a very nice, helpful and supportive host. The special highlight of this place is that you see wallabies in the backyard, even at night Since there are cameras which transmit the pictures to your TV screen. The beds are Perfect and very comfortable and Since the place is also very quite we slept like babies...
The whole apartment is decorated with love and makes you feel like home.
Just the kitchen is too small for cooking and there is no dish-washer...
We definitely can recommend staying there.

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Traveling group: Young Children
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Management Response
Feb 26, 2016
Thank you for your review, and I am happy that you enjoyed the space, beds and the wildlife. Yes the kitchenette is not huge hence we have more cooking facilities just out the door with the large undercover BBQ. I am looking making a few changes in the Kitchenette which may take place next season. I hope your ongoing travel is safe. Regards Jane
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BetterFly...
Perth, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Highly recomment this B&B”
Reviewed January 29, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

This B&B has everything you could possibly need and is in a beautiful setting close to Launceston town. It is comfortable, beautifully furnished and equipped and very clean. Unique opportunity to see local wildlife coming into the garden where Jane puts food out for them. Delighted to be visited by blue wrens on the balcony. Gorgeous river views and deer and goats to watch on opposite river bank. I'd definitely stay again.

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Liked best: Everything. Jane is there if you need her but not intrusive at all.
Liked least: Leaving :o)
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 30, 2016
Thank you Eve for this lovely review it was a pleasure meeting you and having you stay as a guest. I'm glad that you enjoyed the river views and wildlife and perhaps you will see some photos of Crunchy (Echidna) from time to time on the BNB face book page,I think this name will stick so I'll be sharing his name with other guests. Hope to see you back again one day. Regards Jane
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Rachel S
1 review
“Amazing location!!!”
Reviewed December 15, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Loved our stay, we had an extra guest and the host was happy to make arrangements for them with a swag, much appreciated!!!

Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 16, 2015
So lovely to have you all and the swag was not a problem, I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and the location.
Hope to see you back again one day
Regards Jane
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greg m
Brisbane, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent stay”
Reviewed July 11, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Excellent property to stay in and virtually the bottom section of a 2 level house is available - very quite and pleasant location in a semi rural suburb on the outskirts of Launceston but still close enough ( 10 - 15 mins ) to the town centre if traveling by car - hosts were both considerate and helpful

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Liked best: A very quite ( which we like ) but resonably convenient location
Liked least: perhaps just a little short of bench space in the kitchenette
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 13, 2015
It was lovely meeting you both and I'm so glad that you found that special bottle of Tasmania wine to take home with you. I hope to be up in the wine area soon so I'll keep a look out for the wine that you mentioned. Regards Jane
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Cheryl F
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“It's the little things that count”
Reviewed February 6, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

From the first point of contact with jane you know you will be well looked after. It's not just about the accommodation which was very comfortable, a lovely balcony to sit and look out onto the river spotting wildlife, extensive breakfast provisions definitely cater for a hearty appetite, being christmas there were candy canes made into reindeers hanging on our lamps, shortbread and cookies (home made) which made our stay even more memorable and I cannot stop telling anyone I meet how good this experience was.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Small kitchen bench space
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 12, 2015
Dear Cheryl and family, I'm so glad that you enjoyed yoru stay over Christmas and have tried the butter shortbread biscuit recipe at home? I'm putting new wildlife videos up on the website regularly so if you miss their antics you can watch them from your own home. We have a few babies in pouches at present. Keep an eye out for the new website which will be launched in a few weeks.Hope to see you back again one day. Regards Jane
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