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Mantra Charles Hotel
Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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“A great stay in Launceston”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stayed in Hotel Charles recently for three nights on our trip around Tasmania. This was my favourite hotel, friendly staff, free parking, nice breakfast, good value, clean, modern and included free wi-fi which all hotels should do in this day and age but unfortunately many don't, this sealed the deal for me. Special thank you to the lovely man on reception who came to our room when we had a query about the TV. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our few days spent at the Charles. We found the staff to be very efficient and helpful both during check-in and check-out and when we had questions and required assistance during our stay.
The rooms are well sized, with a large wardrobe/shelving, small kitchenette (fridge, kettle, hot-plates) and a large and comfy bed. There is an electric alarm clock which doubles as an iPod doc and a safe big enough for a small laptop and travel papers. The bathroom is also large with walk-in shower, basin and toilet.
A small complaint about the room is the noise. The fridge is very noisy and generates a lot of heat - the heat sets the air-conditioning off - and that too is noisy - this needs a little attention as it is not conducive to a good night's sleep which is a pity given the quality of the bedding, pillows, etc.
We eat both breakfast and dinner in the restaurant and found both to be excellent. There is a good choice of fruit, yogurts and breads at breakfast as well as all the cooked items - if you can get the $20 deal for breakfast that will save $5 per person on the bill! Dinner also has a good range of meals and it is worth asking about the $28 special which comes with a glass of house red or white. My only complaint about dinner is that they seem to book based on seating capacity rather than the capacity of the kitchen to produce meals so if the restaurant is busy it can be a wait for food - the trick is to order the soda bread - which is excellent - and makes the wait for the main seem to slip by.
The location of the hotel is excellent - its 5 - 15 minutes walk to cafes and shops and about 30 to the starting point of the river cruises.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Zeehan, Australia
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

It is a rare pleasure nowadays to enter a hotel at this tariff level and be immediately struck by the spaciousness, the cleanliness, and the quality of the fittings. The rooms are generously sized, with high ceilings ...... the hotel cleverly capitalises on it's refurbishment program by, for example, promoting their premium mattresses in the guest literature. Soft furnishings, tapware, cabinetry, door fittings, kitchen appliances, ...... all are of a high standard. Guest service is impeccable. Their restaurant seems to be the only weak link .... the breakfast menu could do with some inspiration, and although the other menus are of interest, the dining facility seems to lack profile; ......some signage would be a start, with better promotion of afternoon coffees, and meal specials perhaps. The Hotel is nicely placed for quick access to the Tamar , Midlands or the north coast regions, and is close to a range of city attractions. Overall, a very comfortable tourist base .......

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Sydney
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We stayed 2 nights here on holiday. King room is compact with no balcony but loved the modern furnishings, spotlessly clean. Initially concerned there may be noise problem because our room was on level 1 overlooking the car park but no issue here. Our air con was very noisy though and the client service manager promptly inspected when we called. He called technician who could come the next day. In the meantime he offered to give us credit for full breakfast during our stay. We cooled our room whilst out for dinner and managed to sleep comfortably without AC. Appreciated gesture of free breakfast very much. Would stay here again and request a room on a higher floor for better outlook and balcony for fresh air.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed here on a recent trip to Tasmania. After staying at the Hotel Charles' sister property in Hobart, the Hotel Collins, we had high hopes for the Charles in Launceston. It's a fairly new hotel, lovely from the outside. Staff are friendly and check in was quick. Rooms are nicely decorated and clean - apart from the enormous orange chair - way too big for the room! Now the negatives: 1) bad key cards - key card had to be replaced every day on our stay. 2) Noise levels - our room was on the second floor, close to the elevators. The hallways are quite large, so noise echoes through to the rooms. You could also hear noise from the car park. I'd suggest requesting a room on levels 4 or 5, and far away from the elevators. 3) Really uncomfortable beds. I don't usually complain about the bed in hotels, but I found this one to be exceptionally bad. 4) The hotel advertises free wi-fi. The free wi-fi signal was so bad, I was not able to use this throughout our stay.
Now for the positives: 1) We ordered room service one evening. Club sandwich and lamb burger was delicious and the service was very quick. 2) As mentioned, the decor is nice (the orange chair is just not practical!) and the service is friendly. 3) The hotel offers free parking, which is always a bonus.
Overall, an okay stay. Not sure if I"ll give this hotel another go - I might book here again if the price is right.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

We were very happy with our stay, the rooms are new and quite. Breakfast cost us $37 for two people which I thought was cheap for the volume of food. If I was to visit again I would stay here with no hesitation.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

This was a lovely introduction to Launceston! The hotel was once a hospital but it has been excellently refurbished. There are a couple of giveaways of the former use - the foyers outside each bedroom and the sometimes awkward room configuration. But the decor is fantastic. Great storage space, excellent kitchen area, very nice bathroom (although unfortunately no bath), comfy bed. There is also a balcony but it's a bit difficult to get to with a reading chair placed in front of the door. The chair is very nice but the room isn't quite configured correctly to accommodate it.

We had no problems at all with parking (open air carpark) and found the location to be absolutely excellent. Supermarket just a few minutes down the street, and wonderful cafes just a stone's throw away. Charles St is a great part of Launceston.

Service was good. Nice little touches like an apple bowl was good.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mantra Charles Hotel
Address: 287 Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Launceston
#2 Business Hotel in Launceston
#2 Family Hotel in Launceston
#3 Luxury Hotel in Launceston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra Charles Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guests staying at Mantra Charles Hotel can expect an unforgettable time at their Launceston accommodation when visiting the food and wine region of Tasmania. Situated on the cosmopolitan Charles Street offering a choice of several modern room types, Mantra Charles Hotel is a great option for your next trip to Tasmania. Its art deco architecture is characterised by curved windows and a white exterior, aiding in its charm and making it one of Launceston's most popular hotels. Within Mantra Charles Hotel guests will find Restaurant Esca where they can enjoy local Tasmanian cuisine. There are lounges to relax in, meeting and conference rooms available and wireless internet (WiFi) (fee) throughout the hotel. Guests arriving at this hotel in Launceston by private vehicle will find plenty of onsite parking available. ... more   less 
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