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Hillview House
Ranked #28 of 31 Launceston B&B and Inns
Reviewed 24 November 2013

A lovely property. Great architecture that reflects the character of the area and is simply charming.

Everything was clean and well presented, and the breakfasts generous and filling. Sandra was a great hostess who made you feel more like family than a guest and was always helpful when it came to ideas or traveling routes and was always interested in what you had been done and your thoughts.

There are four car parks inside the property itself, but plenty on the streets around it.

Its about a 15 minute walk to the middle of town, and you can walk to the gorge from here if you are feeling keen. Save some strength as the return trip is up the hill, which can be a good way to burn off dinner! (if it was particularly large dinner, try the more steeper walk up Balflour street!) There are some restaurants closer by, a couple of minutes walk down the road being the closest.

The stairs to the second story might be a bit narrow if you have mobility issues, but there are rooms on the ground floor.

Highly recommended, we truly enjoyed our three nights here.

Room Tip: Having a sneak peak into some of the other rooms, I would say room 4 would give a nice view down ove...
Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Classic victorian house on a corner high up on a hill with a view of the entire city. Room 4 was a large bedroom and well equipped modern shower4. Excellent internet at no additional cost. Breakfast included all the usual cold options but also offered poached eggs, bacon and toast. Our hostess was very helpful in recommending things to see and places to eat. She also arranged for us to have breakfast 1/2 hour early because we had an early flight. The only issue you may encounter is if you have mobility problems. There are a lot of steps to the front door and our room was up the steps on the second floor. Some complained about limited TV options but we never turned it on so we can't comment on that. You are on vacation aren't you? Some have criticized this property for having a too soft bed and ordinary breakfast. In the last 15 years we have visited 50 countries and stayed in a lot of B&Bs and this one is well above average. If HillView does not satisfy you at this price point, you need to adjust your expectations.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Stayed for a night in Aug 2013 and loved it. Super friendly reception from our host, room and bed were comfy with a lovely view. The shower was amazing, didn't want to get out. Had breakfast included which was generous and yummy.
We would definitely stay there again! Great location, easy to find coming in from Hobart, clean and we got a really good deal on the night's accomodation.
Great place, felt very welcome and had a good chat about footy too :)
Highly recommend!!

Room Tip: We were upgraded to a room on the top floor with a great city view. Had breakfast included.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

This was my favourite place I rested my car-journey-weary head in Tassie. It is smack bang in the middle of the nicest and most historical part of Launceston so location is a 10 from 10. The building itself is a stunning example of colonial Tasmanian architecture, but with all the modern essentials a traveler needs. Some may yearn for a "bigger tv" with "more channels" but this misses the whole point of traveling doesn't it now? This B & B offers the perfect contextual place to stay. The host and hostess are a faultless and loving couple who bent over backwards to accommodate our party, this included turning the radiator on in our room prior to our arrival "home" each night, deicing our windscreen every morning and answering any and every question we had about Tassie and Launceston. Each morning we ate breakfast which was a homely serve of eggs and toast, with muesli, cereals, fruits and tea and coffee till your hearts content. My girlfriend and I liked the place so much we stayed there at the beginning and end of our journey across Tasmania as we flew in and out of Launceston airport. Truly a delight and source of ever warm memories from a lovely trip.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

The Hillview House is a wonderful place to stay with plenty of character. The room was very comfortable and well-appointed, and our host was wonderful. The breakfasts were fantastic. We would highly recommend this B&B accomodation again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Stayed for 1 night at the Hillview House in October 2012. The hotell is real nice and cosy, the staff was super friendly and gave us a big room on the top floor with a view over the city. The hotell is situated a nice 5 min walk from city center and has free parking. We were also served a really nice cocked breakfast in the morning. All in all, a really nice stay.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

The host Sandra gave us an extremely warm welcome upon our arrival and provided helpful advice for touring Launceston and Tasmania. The deluxe room is very nice but the twin room is on the small side and is also slightly dark. Definitely worth it to pay slight more for the deluxe room. Sandra and Robin cooked up a great hot breakfast consisting of 2 eggs, bacon and toast. There's of course also cereal etc. There's also free wifi. There's a couple of restaurants close by but if you want more variety, you can walk 10-15 minutes to the bottom of George Street. There's also a Coles close by to stock up before heading to other parts of Tasmania.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Address: 193 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
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Ranked #28 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Launceston
Price Range: £51 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hillview House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hillview House was originally built around the 1840's and extensively enlarged by Rev. W Law in the 1860's. It has now been sympathetically restored to provide a charming stay for your Tasmanian holiday. Hillview House offers supurb home cooked or continental breakfasts, served in our colonial dining room with sweeping views of Launceston and the Tamar Estuary.You will find a visit to Hillview House will leave you with fond memories of personal care and attention. ... more   less 
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