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Balmoral on York
Ranked #6 of 31 Hotels in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We stayed for one night at the end of Easter.

Staff and service were excellent - once we arrived we were provided suggestions for dinner as it was Easter Sunday and many places were closed. (We ate at Pickled Evenings - great Indian)
And in the morning we were asked by very happy staff if he could help with directions.

There is a large car park which is great for the larger vehicles like SUVs.

The rooms are much nicer than the outside appearance of the hotel.

Bed was large and comfy.
Bathroom large and clean.
Free internet and pay tv.
Room was very spacious.

Overall a great place to stay.

Would I return or recommend?
Yes to both.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank sologee
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We spent two nights at Balmoral on York and were very happy with our selection of hotel. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The ladies at reception were very helpful in providing us with suggestions of good dining places especially on the Anzac day holiday when only a few restaurants were open. Breakfast was also great. The room was spacious and clean. Bathrooms recently renovated so were very new and clean. Trevor was also very helpful and friendly and gave us tips on where to go and what to see as we were in Launceston for just a day. Location was also fantastic - could walk to most places. Thank you Trevor and staff. We would have no hesitation on recommending Balmoral on York.
Family from Brisbane

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Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Balmoral on York for 3 nights in April 2014, during our first visit to Tasmania/Launceston.

As other reviews have mentioned, the hotel appears somewhat dated from the outside at first sight. However, upon checking into our room, we were pleasantly surprised. The room was spacious and very clean. All of the hotel staff are extremely pleasant and helpful, and the cooked breakfast was seriously good value for money.

We paid $130/night, which included the cooked breakfast; particularly in Australia, you would easily pay $20/person for the breakfast at any local cafe, so it's a nice change to have that included in the cost of the room.

The hotel is in a great, central location, within easy walking distance to the rest of Launceston city.

Would definitely recommend this hotel to friends, and we'll certainly stay here again if back in Launceston.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Karl_YEG
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We were pleasantly surprised upon walking into our room at Balmoral on York. From the outside, the hotel looks a bit dated and we were worried the reviews were wrong. But they are spot on! Great rooms, brilliant staff and excellent breakfast. We slept very comfortably in the lovely, clean bed and were treated to one of the best breakfasts I've ever had in the morning. The staff were all really lovely and warm and went to great lengths to make us feel comfortable. The hotel is in a great location, within walking distance to everything in the city. Would highly recommend it!

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Thank Madelineyes
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We stayed here twice during our trip around Tasmania and would recommend it - it was SO quiet, and yet conveniently located. Trevor, who I believe is one of the proprietors, was fantastic to deal with during check out - so friendly/energetic/efficient. Rooms were a good size and had absolutely everything you need. Ample parking available also.

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Thank KateARobertson
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Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed here on our last night in Launceston . We didn't have a booking but called in and got a booking no problem. Very friendly reception staff. Room very clean, bed very comfortable, modern furnishing but was older building . We didn't like how the shower was a separate room it was a bit cramped . But the overall room was large and comfortable. We had our evening meal delivered by room service it was very enjoyable.

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Thank emj52
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Recently stayed in launceston at this hotel on our Tasmanian tour.
Selected a superior room which had a street frontage and views over city of launceston, if we returned would select a rear room as the traffic noise meant you could not open window due to warm weather, room also had air conditioner.
Room very large and comfortable bed, television had multiple channels, amenities provided including biscuits for tea! Shower room was separate and very small no room to turn around, next to toilet and vanity on their own, not very convenient but all very clean.
Dined in restaurant, very satisfactory. Breakfast buffet good and cooked breakfast to your order, second morning egg was undercooked not as requested.
Staff very helpful and friendly, location convenient, two blocks to mall and parking provided.
A pleasant stay.

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Address: 19 York St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Region: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Launceston
#4 Romantic Hotel in Launceston
#5 Luxury Hotel in Launceston
#6 Business Hotel in Launceston
Price Range: £60 - £140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Balmoral on York 4*
Number of rooms: 36
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