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Waratah on York

12 York St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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  • City Park
    0.3 km
  • 4 star hotel
  • Free Parking
Reviewed 1 week ago
Absolutely beautiful!
Had such a lovely night here, wish we'd booked more time. Big... more
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Blaxland, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Had such a lovely night here, wish we'd booked more time. Big, gorgeous light filled room with immaculate spa bathtub, incredibly comfy four poster bed that we never wanted to leave. The room was like stepping back in time to 1900s in the best way possible. Stunning room and friendly staff!

Thank ebmadden1990
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owners where lovely, I got told only one room left until we found out what was wrong with the plane and if need accommodation they let us hold it for 1/2 hour until we where aware what was happening, as soon as I knew what was happening with the flight I called back and they said is that the...

Thank John1981mc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Waratah on York An awkward experience all around where money needs to be spent to make this motel, more comfortable and soon at these costs. Car-park stairs: The top middle step is a hazard that I had just warned my partner of without a rainy day and a slippery metal rail added to the equation and it’s potentially accident waiting...

Thank 801tanya2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old style hotel with plenty of charm, rooms big and comfortable and room 8 has a big spa bath and small balcony so was perfect to relax in after a day exploring the area. The owners are very friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The breakfasts provided are tasty and there is a good variety of choice...

Thank majikfish
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I like old hotels with character and chose this hotel. Room No. 1 was large with a king size bed and a single bed. The bed was really comfortable. The lady said the previous owner ordered a container of mattresses from overseas and they have had so many good comments about the mattresses. The hotel provided cooked breakfast in a...

Thank Natchaon C
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Stayed 3 nights here to explore Launceston. Very friendly owners who cooked a customised breakfast for me and offered travel advice. Spacious room with fireplace, spa and comfortable bed. The steep driveway, small car park and steps to hotel were challenging but the city views were compensation for these things. The courtyard was right outside my window where smokers enjoyed...

Thank Linda C
Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 9 November 2016

They were so friendly, the room was so top notch, the BED(I wanted it shipped to my place), was very relaxing.Breakfast was cooked on spot, so was piping hot, with everything perfect.Rooms are extra large so no tripping over your cases.

Thank southerncol
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed one nite before heading on a road trip around Tasmania. Very nice old building with large rooms, was told that it used to be the mayor's house. They have a new wing with a modern cafe as well. Owner is friendly and warm.

Thank maximus2288
Melbourne Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful historic hotel. Large comfortable rooms with comfortable beds at a very reasonable price. 10 minute walk into the centre of Launceston. Friendly owner. Excellent breakfast. Would definitely stay again.

Thank faz1962
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We arrived early morning after a night fight, phoned to see how early we could check in and were told we could straight away. Owners go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. They changed our room to suit our needs without us even thinking if asking. Yes some of the decoration is past it's best but...

Thank Adie G

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Waratah on York

Address: 12 York St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Price Range: RM392 - RM578 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waratah on York 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Waratah On York Launceston, Tasmania
Waratah On York Hotel Launceston
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#15 Luxury Hotel in Launceston
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“Choose a room on the first floor for the best views and avoid the room outside the courtyard (opposite reception) if you're a non-smoker.”
 of 5 bubbles N7084ZBlindac, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Top floors facing NORTH would have good views”
 of 5 bubbles southerncol, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for either a heritage room or a room in the modern building”
 of 5 bubbles barryhicks26, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose a spa room.”
 of 5 bubbles PieterH705, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Just dont!”
 of 5 bubbles mckbrownlie2015, 8 May 2016 | Read review
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