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“A charming little B&B with great food and service”
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The Racecourse Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Longford B&B and Inns
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“A charming little B&B with great food and service”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

I didn't really know what to expect from The Racecourse Inn but it pleasantly surprised.

The Building has had a colourful history and was at one stage in disrepair and almost demolished. Staying you can't help but think the refurbishments are still going on (bare unpainted timber in places) but it doesn't take away from beautiful rooms and gardens.

The hosts are lovely people and manage to address all guests by name. Their food is even more impressive; my breakfast at theRacecourse Inn was the best I had in Tassie. (Although I would have preferred espresso coffee (there was a machine) than the plunger coffee - hardly a deal breaker)

Longford is steeped in history and close to many wineries/vineyards.

Wool ears in particular, and also Brickendons, are worth a visit.

Room Tip: Some rooms are larger than others and the ground floor would suit people with poor mobility
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for the the first night of our honeymoon and we highly recommend this lovely B+B. Longford is only a 15 minute drive from Launceston airport and is a good option if you want to be close to Launceston but would rather stay in a country village. The owners are very friendly, the breakfast was yummy (you must try Robin's rubarb and raspberry compote!) The attic room we stayed in was warm, cosy and the bed was very comfortable. This was the second stay here for my husband and the first for me, we will be sure to return again on our next trip to Tasmania.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 5, 2008

Longford is only 15-min to the airport. We chose to stay there for an early flight out. It's a small lovely town. The host gave us very warm welcome. The building is well maintained in good condition. Fruits in its backyard parking. You must try dinner in this place. It was fantastic & reasonable price. Also good breakfast!!

  • Stayed December 2007
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Reviewed January 20, 2007

We stayed with our two children in two attic rooms at the Racecourse Inn and what a delight it was! We received a very warm greeting from the host. Our rooms in the historic inn were large, comfortable , well appointed and had their own separate lounge/tv area. The floor boards creaked a little and the stairs were quite steep but we would not hesitate in staying again. A delicious breakfast was included with cereal, fresh fruits and a variety of hot dishes and dinner was enjoyed by us the previous evening. Very close to Launceston airport and a much better option than staying in Launceston itself.

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Property: The Racecourse Inn
Address: 114 Marlborough St, Longford, Tasmania 7301, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Longford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Longford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Racecourse Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Racecourse Inn offers stylish accommodation, together with warm, country hospitality in a heritage listed Georgian former coaching inn, in historic Longford, one of Tasmania's oldest villages. This beautifully restored building was originally named the “Northern Hotel”, and subsequently renamed "The Racecourse Hotel" after the Longford racecourse, Australia’s oldest continuously operating track. Our five en-suite guest rooms have been individually furnished with period antiques with the comfort of the traveller in mind. Upstairs are three delightful attic rooms with dormer windows and sloping timber-lined ceilings, and downstairs are two generous bedrooms, including a spacious heritage suite with a king-sized bed, open fireplace and double spa. Your accommodation includes a full cooked and continental breakfast featuring tasty locally sourced Tasmanian ingredients, many of them home-grown and hand picked daily from our kitchen garden and orchard. We also have a fully licenced bar and lounge area. With roses trailing over its convict-made brickwork, the picture-perfect two-storey Racecourse Inn (built 1860), is steeped in the history of Longford, itself one of the first villages settled in Tasmania. For those interested in history, the building itself contains one of only three barrel vaulted ceilings in Tasmania, and is furnished with period antiques. Our beautiful accommodation is only minutes away from Longford’s main tourist attractions, including The World Heritage listed Brickendon Farm Village and Woolmers Estate, home to the National Rose Garden. Other historic buildings in the district include Entally House, Franklin House and Clarendon House. We’re only a short drive from the picturesque Tamar Valley wine route, and some of the best fly fishing lakes and streams in Australia, including Brumby’s Creek, The Macquarie and South Esk Rivers. The Racecourse Inn is the perfect base for touring Northern Tasmania; only 15 minutes from Launceston airport, 20 minutes from the centre of Launceston and one hour from the Spirit of Tasmania terminal in Devonport. ... more   less 
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