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Balmoral on York
Ranked #6 of 30 Hotels in Launceston
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Sydney
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Helpful staff, very friendly. ”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

Room clean, breaky tasty, reception staff very helpful and nice.Good location.Better to book city view room.Free parking and the manager was very good in advising what to see in Tassy. Would stay again!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We stayed here in a Supreme Room with Residential Views, and it was our cheapest 4-star stay during our Tasmania trip. It turned out to be good value as the car parking was free and it was a good walking distance to the Launceston CBD.
The rooms are clean, have cable TV and sensor key locks. The "residential views" basically overlook the carpark and the houses beyond so it's not great, but it doesn't really matter when you don't really stay in the room that much. The lift is a bit old and small.
Service is good with a friendly welcome and map to help you get your bearings. When we left, we met the cheeriest staff member who helped us with directions to our next stop (Cradle Mt) and even gave us a little weather forecast.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

This may not be a fanciful hotel but it has great location, great service, reasonable prices, big spacious rooms, quiet environment and free WIFI!
This hotel meets all expectations.
Highly recommended!

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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San Francisco
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95 reviews
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Although the exterior is somewhat plain, the property is nicely kept and well managed. Hallways in the higher rise wing have that austere Australian mode, but the rooms are spacious and well kept, with all the amenities you need. Breakfast was satisfying and nicely attended. This hotel is a pleasant walking distance to all city center activities and parking for your car is in an enclosed lot behind the property.

Room Tip: The hotel is on an incline, so when walking anticipate the return trip is a bit more work.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This hotel is within walking distance of the city centre, but is amazingly quiet (or maybe that's just Launceston). The room was comfortable and very clean. Best of all was the friendliness of the staff. A great place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

The Balmoral is easy to find, well located and a good base to explore the town and surroundings. The receptionists attempt to check us in was slightly marred by the over enthusiastic owner taking over. Let the staff do their job. But the room was great: clean, comfortable and a great view. We had a good nights sleep and felt that this was one of the best value places we stayed through our Australia trip. Some doors were left open in lobby areas revealing unattractive spaces beyond and the public areas are a bit tired. But these are small complaints. Try it!

Room Tip: Go for a high floor room.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

From the outside, Balmoral on York, looks old and tired but don't let the outside detract you from what's inside. Look this isn't the Ritz but for a nice little spot that's affordable and comfortable, don't pass this one by. Just had a two night stop and the bed was comfortable, the room was perfectly climate controlled and Trevor and his staff will do what it takes to make your stay enjoyable. The free WiFi and parking had me hooked and the location is terrific, to stroll into the town centre was a few blocks down, so the car stayed put. The room was clean, stocked and we had a room that was facing into Launceston. This place is fine for short stays and would suit any one, while the room I was in was a great size, I don't know whether it would accommodate young children that well for an extended length of time, but short stays would be fine. The restaurant in the complex is small but homely and I can only comment the cooked breakfast, which was hearty. The hotel offers an array of different choices for dinner or there is always the corner pubs that also offer meals that are affordable. I enjoyed listening to the town clock chime throughout the night, and while the traffic noise can be loud at peak times, it settles nicely by 7pm so sleep deprivation is not an issue here. Enjoyed this stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Balmoral on York
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
#3 Best Value Hotel in Launceston
#4 Romantic Hotel in Launceston
#6 Luxury Hotel in Launceston
#6 Business Hotel in Launceston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Balmoral on York 4*
Number of rooms: 36
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