A guide to the best luxury accommodation in Launceston


Nestled in the scenic Tamar Valley, Launceston is the urban gateway to northern Tasmania. Though often overlooked in favor of its louder, taller southern sibling, Launceston’s striking heritage buildings and food scene are quietly drawing a whole new crowd to the northern Tasmanian city.

There is no shortage of luxurious accommodations in Launceston. From boutique hotels salvaging disused flour mills to contemporary guesthouses setting up on charming Victorian terraces, the town offers an enchanting collection of luxury accommodation options.

Seven calm waters

Compressing seven modern rooms and an award-winning restaurant in a 180-year-old flour mill, Stillwater is a brilliant collision of the old and the new. Each room has retained a series of original mill features with two-foot-thick stone walls, Oregon beams, and quaint windows that offer lovely views of the Tamar River. Contemporary features all focus on local craftsmanship and art with a luxe pantry and deep soaking tub taking center stage. Downstairs you’ll find the award-winning Stillwater Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout your stay.

Image: A Stillwater Seven bedroom and a decadent minibar Source: Stillwater Seven
Image: Stillwater Seven Restaurant Source: Stillwater

florence

Overlooking the green city park, the Florance resides in a romantic Victorian terrace. The boutique accommodation offers just 12 suites, each designed with a minimalist botanical theme and fitted with bespoke headboards, sumptuous bedding, and en-suite bathrooms. Every morning, the Florance serves breakfast in its contemporary, light-flooded veranda, where you can go through the day-to-day with your morning coffee. Just a walk into town with private parking to enjoy The Florance offers a unique boutique stay in the center of town.

Image: Have breakfast in the bright veranda Source: Anjie Blair / The Florance
Image: The sunny King Suite with park view Source: Anjie Blair / The Florance

Wahroonga on Bourke

This luxurious loft on Bourke Street has flown under the radar until recently. Completely self-contained, the loft is located on the lower level of a federation house from the 1900s. Offering a view of the city from the bedroom and the bathroom, the loft is equipped with underfloor heating, works of art. of local art, a thoughtful interior, a kitchenette and a minibar stocked with local wines. Guests also have access to their own private outdoor seating area for those sunny days and will enjoy curling up by the fireplace in their cooler rooms.

Image: Luxury linen Source: Wahroonga sur Bourke
Image: Entrance to the bathroom Source: Wahroonga sur Bourke

Pepper silo

Bursting with industrial elegance, Peppers Silo dominates the meeting point of the Tamar and Esk rivers. The old grain silo from the 1960s was transformed into a 108-room hotel in 2018. Using wood from the original woolen store and its new, state-of-the-art features, the hotel beautifully preserves one of the world’s most important industrial landmarks. emblems of Launceston. Each contemporary room is softened with earthy tones to reflect the original structure and natural surroundings, with a modern restaurant, fitness center, and day spa complementing the luxury property.

Image: Peppers Silo Hotel Source: Australian Institute of Architects
Image: A room at the Pepper’s Silo Hotel Source: Peppers Silo

If you enjoyed reading about luxury accommodation in Launceston, you can read more about the new luxury hotel to open in Hobart and find other luxury accommodation in Tasmania here.

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