Colonial charm with added extras
As the second largest city in the state, Launceston has a rich convict heritage which is especially evident in the colonial architecture that fills the township. A number of Launceston hotels, while fitted out with all the modern touches you could possibly need, take residence in heritage properties, adding a little something special to your stay.
The Clarion Hotel City Park Grand is located just a short walk from eateries and entertainment offerings, earning a 4.5-star rating along with the Hotel Grand Chancellor. Peppers Seaport Hotel boasts unbeatable waterfront panoramas, while the Sebel is embellished with European elegance.
Score some shuteye near the airport
Located in Tasmania's north, Launceston is an easy flight from Australia's east coast capitals – it takes less than an hour to fly there from Melbourne! If you've managed to snag cheap airfares that have you arriving in the early or late hours, book your accommodation close to the airport and get refreshed for a big day of sight-seeing.
In the nearby suburbs of Evandale, Perth and Longford you will find a selection of stays, often quaint bed and breakfasts which simply ooze country charm. Georgian guesthouses, cottages and traditional pub-style hotels can be found within a short drive or shuttle from the Launceston Airport.
Further accommodation along the Tamar
Known for its prime riverfront vantage point at the head of the beautiful Tamar Valley, Launceston has plenty more lodgings located well into its surrounding wine country. Venture out of the town centre where hotels and motels give way to B&Bs and cottage retreats, tracing their way up the meandering Tamar River.
As you make your way north, perhaps embarking on a self-guided wine tour, Launceston accommodation options extend from the 4-star luxury of Trevallyn House to the incredible views at Protea Hill bed and breakfast. The self-contained Tamar River Villas are spacious enough for the whole family, however couples may prefer a night or two at the boutique River House.