Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel and Apartments

147 Paterson Street , Launceston City, Launceston, Australia, 7250 - See map
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Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel and Apartments

"Spacious & clean rooms, friendly staff & close to the Cataract Gorge."

Tanya - March 1, 2019

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Popular landmarks
Tamar River 630 m
Cataract Gorge Reserve 1.05 km
Harvest Launceston Community Farmers' Market 1.15 km
The Tamar Valley 1.35 km
City Park 1.42 km
National Automobile Museum of Tasmania 1.47 km
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Park 1.62 km
Country Club Tasmania Casino 5.29 km
Tamar Island Wetlands 7.33 km
Josef Chromy Cellar Door 9.49 km
Nearby landmarks
Design Centre Tasmania 120 m
The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery 130 m
Launceston College 240 m
Irish Murphy's 350 m
Cataract Gorge 450 m
Planetarium 460 m
Village Cinemas 570 m
Tamar River 630 m
Birchalls 760 m
Launceston Mall 790 m
8.5

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Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 100% of guests
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8.2 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.1 rating for service
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8.0 room quality and comfort

There were restaurants right beside and in front of the hotel and my room was conveniently on the ground floor right next to the driveway to the carpa...

Chua | August 20, 2019

Great location, very nice spacious room and bathroom, has a uniqueness about it that makes it a nice place to stay.

Simone | January 21, 2020

Loved the old world charm of this hotel, the amenities and the attached food and beverage services.

Paul | March 13, 2020

The staff kindly offered to move me to a ground floor room, and were super polite about it.

Rachel | February 4, 2019

The apartment was well located with ready access to the main attractions.

Kim | January 4, 2019

Very helpful staff, fantastic heritage property, clean and comfortable.

Janine | November 23, 2018

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Value for money8.2
Distance to city center0.5 km
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportLaunceston Airport (LST)
Distance to airport13.1 km

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What people love about Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel and Apartments

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location
    "Location was great and we could walk to everything in town."

    Kamala | October 30, 2019

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Spaciousness
    "Rooms were spacious and the kitchen was well equipped."

    Kim | January 4, 2019

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    "We would return any day, enjoyed our stay immensely."

    Paul | March 13, 2020

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Overall rating:
8.3
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3,427 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
7.7
Location
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More about Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel and Apartments

A beautifully restored heritage building on the banks of the Tamar River, Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel and Apartments is close to the stunning Cataract Gorge. Built in 1840 as a corn mill, later relocated stone by stone and now fully renovated to a classic boutique hotel in the historical town of Launceston. Each of the recently refurbished rooms offer all the modern comforts, including high speed internet and 24-hour room service. Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel and Apartments also has fully self-contained apartments for those guests wishing to self-cater or perhaps stay a little longer in charming Launceston. The Tamar Valley and surrounding area are well worth exploring, and not to be missed is a visit to the brewery of James Boags, dating back to 1883, and still brewing delicious ale today.

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What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
Spaciousness
"Large rooms with exposed beams and timber & iron doors."

Mark | December 26, 2018

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental
Full English/Irish

Restaurants on site

Kings Bridge Bar and Restaurant
Menu:Buffet

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8.3
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From 3427 reviews
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8.4Cleanliness
8.3Service
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9.3
Exceptional
Reginald from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

Couldn't fault the Hotel. Very convenient location”

Comfortable beds. Warm and cosy. Very quaint and staff pleasant.

we arrived in launceston on a very rainy cold afternoon. found the penny royal easily, which was a blessing. the staff had everything ready for us on arrival, including a pleasant greeting and a warm room. we walked into the main part of the city and had a choice of good eateries or going back to the inn at penny royal. it was our choice to eat in town, but after conversing with other patrons, would have been very happy to have eaten at the inn. we'll definitely stay there again on our next visit and would happily recommend it to others looking for good quality, reasonably priced, very quaint accommodation.

Reviewed June 30, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Russell from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

3 Days at the Penny Royal.”

I have stayed at the Penny Royal before, app 3 years ago for 1 wk periods over 24 months for work. This is the reason I booked it again. Very clean rooms and very central to Launceston city centre. What did surprise me was the extra work they have done to the rear of the upper units, the additional restaurants and the climbing and zip line activities were all new to me. This Hotel offers excellent value for money with a great location, entrance to the Cataract Gorge, and the the heart of Launceston.

Reviewed February 12, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Lisette from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

Absolutely beautiful.. just perfect.”

The location is perfect a few minutes walk from Cataract Gorge and City Centre. The hotel itself is gorgeous, clean & very comfortable. The staff are friendly & helpful.

We loved the Penny Royal. Our room was very clean and beds very comfortable. The location is perfect. Not to mention value for money!! Cataract Gorge is just a few minutes walk and also the City Centre. We dined at the Mill Tavern which is located in the Penny Royal grounds and the food was beautiful. Be sure to book, we were there mid week and the Restaurant was full both nights. They also serve breakfast. Nicky and her team at the Tavern were fantastic. Great service, great food. Thank you Lonny (that's what the locals call Launceston!!) Beautiful part of Australia :)

Reviewed April 11, 2013
9.7
Exceptional
Beryl from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2008

Loved it here”

close to city and Cataract Gorge.
Covered parking for guests cars would be an improvement.

We were very pleased with the locality of the Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel. It was within walking distance of the city and the walking track to the famous Cataract Gorge . The buildings in general were historically attractive. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. The restaurant/bistro was cozy, had great food and service. A bonus was the gourmet lolly shop as part of the complex. We would have liked covered parking for our car.

Reviewed January 08, 2009
10.0
Exceptional
Sharon from Singapore
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2013

Lovely historical hotel deep in character”

Rooms with character, free parking and 5 mins drive to Cataract Gorge

My friend and I stayed for only a night at this lovely hotel, and felt that it really gave us value for money. We had no idea it was so steeped in history when we booked the hotel and was thrilled to discover this fact when we arrived. A quick search on google will tell you that this hotel was originally built as a corn mill in 1840 and was moved 54 kilometres to Launceston and was rebuilt as a hotel over 130 years later – stone by stone. The room we stayed in was at the ground floor, named Sarah's suite, another room was interestingly named "The Stables". The entire hotel was full of character and not to mention, very close to the amazing Cataract Gorge in Launceston. A 7 mins drive would take you to the lovely restaurants along the Tamar River and you would definitely want to consider going for the Tamar Valley River Cruise while you are there. I would definitely choose to stay in this hotel if I ever visit Launceston again.

Reviewed July 31, 2013
8.3
Excellent
Megan from Austria
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in September 2013

A cute & quaint, roomy unit”

Roomy, comfortable & well equipped unit; so close to the beautiful Cataract Gorge; Walking distance to everything

We loved our time in Launceston & our unit at Leisure Inn Penny Royal Apartments was perfect for our family of 6. Whilst not overly modern, it was clean, comfortable, roomy & really quaint - in a nice way! The location was terrific too. We would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed October 03, 2013
8.0
Excellent
Michelle from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

Lovely Leisure Inn”

Friendly staff, location and character

Great stay at the Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel and Apartments - located in an old flour mill, it's so full of character! Rooms were large, modern and comfy. Location was good - right next door to Cataract Gorge, a short walk to the city, seaport and to the Tamar River Cruise terminal. Lots of great restaurants around, including the one on site. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed October 02, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Tanakorn from Australia
Group
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Just nice”

Situated in one of the attractions in Launceston we felt lucky to have got such a great deal and stayed at Penny Royal hotel. Will stay again for sure.

Reviewed December 19, 2018

Dear Tanakorn, Thank you for your recent review of Leisure Inn Penny Royal, I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us along with the location and facilities surrounding the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind Regards, Natasha

Responded December 21, 2018
Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel and Apartments
10.0
Exceptional
Alexandra from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2013

Beautiful with lots of character”

Slept so well in the comfy bed! Nice and clean hotel - with a lot of character! So pretty! Close to Cataract Gorge.,

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel. It was quiet - the views superb and the surroundings so picturesque. We would definitely stay there again!

Reviewed January 16, 2013
8.0
Excellent
Moi from Malaysia
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in December 2013

Re fresh and pleasant ”

Medival / stasford outlook with modern in room facilities, few minutes walk to the George and attentive staffs. Will definately come back in future.

We were impressed by how the Park Regis group conserved the buildings and expanded them. We hope the management consider to provide some costumes (with charges, of course) for room guests to take photos -- the best souvenirs at Leisure Inn,Launceston : D The scenic Cataract Gorge is just a short walk from the hotel via passing thru an "ancient" train station, only if one notices it :) By the way, we appreciated the separation of toilet from bathroom as it was convenience to all.

Reviewed January 03, 2014
8.0
Excellent
Gillian from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2012

very atmospheric hotel with historical feel.”

location close to boardwalk cafes and Cataract gorge. Comfy; clean room.

Only had one night and was able to use laundry facilities. Availed ourselves of tourist pamphlets in reception. Although the room was "dark" with small windows, we were able to have a good night's sleep and I did not feel claustrophobic. Only negative was the shower head which kept slipping down. Although our room was next to the driveway, we were not at all disturbed by any external noise. Perhaps this was due to the lovely thick walls of this hotel. We would definitely stay at the Penny Royal in Launceston again

Reviewed April 04, 2012
8.0
Excellent
Aaron from Australia
Group
Stayed 1 night in May 2016

Comfortable and Charming Accommodatino”

The Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel and Apartments was a lovely accommodation housed in an old European-style building which was clean and charming. Location was wonderful due to the proximity to the city. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

Reviewed May 22, 2016
8.7
Excellent
Choy from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

Unique Medieval Designed Hotel”

Design, location, comfort

I think that this is the best-situated hotel in Launceston City. It is one of the nearest hotels to the Cataract Gorge and the mall area is just 10 minutes walk away. There are many popular restaurants such as Still Water and Cataract on Patterson that are just a minute walk away. The rooms are very nice and clean and the medieval age theme is something unique. Overall, a very pleasant experience.

Reviewed October 31, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Daniel from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

Just Magnificent ”

This will be the first place I'll check if there is a vacancy the next time I'm in Launceston . Great spot, friendly and helpful staff. Awesome views from the upstairs apartments. The only problem was I knew the other accommodations I was going to stay in around Tasmania wouldn't even come close to this one. And there's a chocolate shop right next to it- Gourlay's!!! It really doesn't get any better. 10/10.

Reviewed May 11, 2016
9.7
Exceptional
Patricia from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2012

Historic with all the comforts of today”

Location great, staff grat, restaurant convenient aqnd great food, good wine lost, reasonable cost and interesting rooms, history and surroundings.

easy checkin, very, very happy with room, wanted to stay longer and will next time i go to tasmania. this accommodation has everything you could need or ask for. sensible basin outside the bathroom so one can shave while other showers, saving time, large and well equipped room. only two possible disadvantages. the first would be the narrow winding roads in the approach, old launceston at its most challenging, but safe enough with steady progress. if going by taxi you can trust all the drivers to know and negotiate the route well. the second is that even with a ground floor suite you do need to negotiate a few brick steps, but we managed it and we are both over. highly recommend this one.

Reviewed March 15, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Wendy from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2016

Great Charm - Outstanding Customer Service”

Outstanding Service by Restaurant staff. Olde World Charm, great location to Cataract Gorge.

The young lady in the Restaurant was soooooo smiley and accommodating she made our stay very memorable. We tipped her $150 and we hardly ever tip. The Hotel has great charm, clean and comfortable and the food was outstanding. Definitely will only stay here when in Launceston. So calm and rustic, good views and quiet and beds were really good. Very close to Cataract Gorge and the town centre and museums. All four of us loved the Hotel very much. 10 out of 10 for us.

Reviewed January 13, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
Ka from Hong Kong
Couple
Stayed 1 night in May 2011

A stylish boutique heritage ”

Very lovely~!!! I take a lot of pictures around the hotel.

Room is clean and tidy, as all the Leisure Inn does. But I did not realize this hotel is heritage which more than 100 years and now refurbished as a stylish hotel when I book it. I book it cuz the price is cheap XD. So when I arrived, it really impress me. And I took a lot of pictures of this hotel, everyone saw my picture said this hotel is beautiful. I am very glad to have chosen this hotel.

Reviewed June 03, 2011
10.0
Exceptional
Annette from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in July 2011

Lovely large rooms”

King Bed

our room was situated right next to reception and the dining room but was amazingly quiet. the room was decorated beautifully, clean and spacious. we were given to vouchers on arrival for free drinks at the bar. booking breakfast the night before entitled us to a $5 discount on a full cooked breakfast. $15 instead of $20. overall this was great value for money with very friendly helpful staff and centrally located in launceston.

Reviewed July 17, 2011
8.8
Excellent
Kerri from Australia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

Great Accommodation!”

We booked the Penny Royal as we were coming to Launceston for Festivale... Great location, large size room, can't fault it:)

Reviewed February 06, 2018

Dear Kerri, Thank you for your recent review of Leisure Inn Penny Royal, I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us over Festivale and we look forward to welcoming you back next year. Regards, Natasha

Responded February 07, 2018
Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel and Apartments
10.0
Exceptional
Zhen from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 1 night in July 2013

large, spacious staying for 4 people”

spacious living room with attic bedrooms

it was a wonderful experience, living in a heritage building. We are allowed to check in early at around 12 pm. It was a 2 storey dwelling with lower level living room and attic level bedrooms. It takes around 10 minutes to walk to the famous Cataract Georges in Launceston and the famous 'Stillwater' restaurant is just opposite the hotel.

Reviewed July 07, 2013
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