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Peppers Silo Launceston

Sleepy, charming, and filled with delicious things to eat and drink is what the small city of Launceston in Tasmania brings to mind for me. If you’re looking for the best accommodation in Launceston for exploring its history, architecture, art and natural beauty, our guide will help you find the best Launceston hotels for your next trip.

1. The Florance Hotel

The Florance Hotel is best described as an elegant, comfortable luxury stay with a charming historical heart. Located near the heart of Launceston, the Florance offers a stay to remember with its superb restoration of this Victorian-style manor house.

There are six suites that are all beautifully decorated in a modern contemporary style with not a doily in sight. The living and dining spaces are a shared arrangement perfect for convivial morning breakfasts, lazy morning teas with magazines, or afternoon coffee after exploring the city.

The Florance Hotel living and dining space
The Florance Hotel

2. Peppers Silo Hotel

This Launceston landmark was once named the Kings Wharf silos and used for grain and bread production, but it’s now home to Launceston luxury accommodation. Peppers Silo Hotel has 108 rooms and suites, with 52 of these housed in the actual silos, with choices ranging from contemporary king and twin rooms located in a new building, with the suites taking up the old silos.

If you love industrial design, you’ll love the silos as they are the epitome of industrial chic with all the mod cons added and views of the Tamar River as a bonus. The hotel also has a gourmet restaurant, Grain of the Silos, with a bar, café and there is also Archie, the hotel dog, who is available for pats.

Gorge River Deluxe Room
Peppers Silo Hotel

3. Stillwater Seven

How about a stay at a multi-award-winning restaurant so you can drink, eat, and savour every mouthful with only a few steps to your bed? Welcome to Stillwater, one of Tasmania’s best restaurants and home to Stillwater Seven, which has seven beautiful suites.

Like Peppers Silo, this lovely, recycled, centuries-old building was once a flour mill and is now a place to rest your head in luxury. The suites feature old-world rustic chic décor with bundles of style and functionality. Another plus is the lovely views of the Tamar River and Tasmanian treats and tipples in the minibar.  

Stillwater Seven Premium Suite
Stillwater Seven

4. Kurrajong House

Kurrajong House offers a step back in time with Victorian charm and style and warm hospitality. This renovated c.1879 luxury B&B is only a short walk away from central Launceston and has five heritage-inspired guestrooms. A standalone cottage and former stables offer fully self-contained accommodation so you can cook the beautiful fresh produce that can be foraged from the surrounding area on a day trip. However, you won’t want to miss the delicious country breakfast that is included in the rate and will have you setting the alarm clock for a tasty start to your day.

Kurrajong House c.1879 Luxury B&B
Kurrajong House

5. Hotel Verge

It is time to step into the twenty-first century at Hotel Verge for a stylish stay surrounded by ultra-urban design. This is Launceston’s newest boutique accommodation offering with a choice of four room styles ranging from the Verge King to the Verge Twin, Verge Lux and the Verge Ultimate for a maximum sized room and amenities that include a bathtub and lounge area. The Tasmanian-made King beds are also a feature of this modern hotel which is home to Diverge restaurant, showcasing modern Tasmanian cuisine using locally sourced produce that you can’t get enough of. Free parking, W-Fi, and a handy location are a big draw card at this funky modern hotel.

Hotel Verge Launceston
Hotel Verge Launceston

6. Mantra Charles Hotel Launceston

Modern art deco design greets you outside and then inside this stunningly renovated hotel, offering a choice of six room styles from standard King rooms to two-bedroom family rooms. A seventies-themed decor of orange-reds and wood laminates marries with the classic Art Deco style throughout the hotel. The contemporary menu and classic dishes from the in-house restaurant at Mantra Charles Hotel Launceston will have you smiling, as will the price point for the food and the rooms. This hotel is also located in the centre of Launceston and is only a short walk to the CBD, restaurants, cafes, and shopping. 

Mantra Charles Hotel Launceston
Mantra Charles Hotel Launceston

7. Alice’s Cottages

This set of seven heritage-listed cottages located on a quiet Launceston Street makes for the perfect step-back-in-time experience. Each deluxe cottage is individually named and themed to charm you with fireplaces, four poster beds, luxury linens and old worldly style. Each self-contained cottage comes with a breakfast basket for two, spa or claw-foot bath, free WIFI and parking. Alice’s Cottages are located outside the main CBD but is only a leisurely stroll and a five-minute drive from the city centre. This property is perfect for cosy evenings by the fire with a stunning Tasmanian wine or spirit in hand.

Alice's Cottages Iron Bark Luxury Cottage
Alice’s Cottages

8. Southlynne

Stunning Art Deco design and decor greets you at Southlynne, an Art Deco accommodation option only a few minutes drive from central Launceston. Available for up to four guests but perfect for two, this charming 1947 luxury Art Deco house offers the epitome of style, glamour, and craftsmanship. This is the kind of place that makes you want to stay for longer and enjoy not only the house, but also the gardens that make it tempting to spend an afternoon enjoying Tasmanian wine and cheese surrounded by their beauty. The kitchen is also perfect for creating a Tasmanian-inspired feast from local providors.

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Trevor Templeman is a photographer and writer who travels the world capturing the essence of locations through their landscape, architecture and people. His words and photographs are published in magazines, newspapers and online around the world.