Turret House

41 West Tamar Rd,Launceston,Australia

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    Experience World-class Service at Turret House

    An iconic heritage property in Launceston, The Turret House offers elegance and modern comforts for your stay in Northern Tasmania. Guests enjoy free WiFi and free private parking. Located on the Tamar Valley Wine Route, Turret House is just 1 km from the scenic Cataract Gorge and the Queen Victoria Museum in Launceston. This Queen Anne style home was built in 1902 and features a sweeping verandah, lead lighting, decorative cornices, ceiling roses, fireplaces, mantles and the famous turret which overlooks Launceston and the confluence of the North Esk and Tamar Rivers.‚Äč Every room includes a flat-screen TV. Some units feature a seating area for your convenience. You will find a kettle in the room. Every room has a private bathroom. Extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer. There is a shared lounge at the property.


    • Internet
    • Swimming Pool
    • Laundry Services
    • Television
    • Non Smoking
    • Breakfast
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    • Love this accommodation....you have to try it

      Reviewed 03 July 2019

      My wife and I last stayed with Jenny at The Turret House back in October 2017. I wrote a review after that visit and really pleased to take the time to do so again. Unfortunately, this time was only a one night visit. We were accommodated at our request downstairs in the little hideaway called the Esk Room which also has its own entrance through the garden to the off street carpark. This room is so homely, has plenty of space and great heating including floor heating in the bathroom. The queen bed is really comfortable and there is a table and chairs provided for breakfast. The thing that sets this accommodation off is the attention to detail that Jenny has gone too. Breakfast is continental and amazing...gluten free options were provided by Jenny for my wife. Other reviews have gone into detail about what is provided so i wont go into that other than to say it is fantastic. Tassie wines are available to purchase at very reasonable rates....and everyone of them was from a leading Vineyard and premium wine. Tassie beer is also available. The toiletries were made by Aesop and were well above what you would expect. Fruit bowl on arrival, Pod Coffee and variety of teas and even a Belkin USB charger board provided for all us smart phone users. Blankets are again from Tasmania and top quality. Their is a room upstairs if you want to sit and read. And even something like Netflix is available on the TV in your room Not much else i can say about this property other than give it a try. So close to town you wont be disappointed. Thank you Jenny from Rob and Wendy

    • Can excellent be exceeded?

      Reviewed 11 May 2019

      It's understandable why The Turret House which has by far only 5 star rating from travellers ranks still just a tad above the middle of all the B&B's in Launceston : the host has only started renting out her 2 rooms a year ago so there are only 28 reviews so far to boost up its ranking. But don't be fooled! I can assure you that this place will surely rise up on its ranking very quickly. Everything in here has exceeded our expectations. Our ground floor room that has a separate entrance from the garden is absolutely beautiful if not luxurious. I really appreciated the heated bathroom floor as it was still quite chilly in early April. I wouldn't say the room is very spacious but it is just because the host has put in a small dining table, a nice armchair, a big bed and above all a good-sized fridge and other equipment filled with goodies for us to have such a big breakfast that we actually had to skip lunch! Being a 6th generation Tasmanian herself, Jenny gave us a very good introduction of the history of her house and the town and has given us plenty of insights as to where to visit and where to dine. The view from the top of her house was stunning. We also had a chance to see the other bigger guest room in her house which was absolutely gorgeous (I will stay in this one next time I come around!) I was glad we could just parked our car here and walked everywhere, visiting the Cataract Gorge and going into town. We had dinner in Me Wah that served lovely seafood including steamed oysters and scallops and sauteed lobster tail in modern Hong Kong style. Remember to take a flash light if you intend to walk back to the house at night.

      Patty L
    • Beautiful house in a top location

      Reviewed 10 April 2019

      We stayed for 2 nights in this lovely old house. The room was spacious and very well appointed with those little extras such a port and a fresh breakfast hamper and coffee machine. Jenny our host is very welcoming and we enjoyed hearing the history of the house. Located on the outskirts of Launceston, it is within easy reach of everything you need, including Cataract Gorge and several good pubs. Would definitely stay there again

      Yvonne P
    • Beautifully-Restored House. Felt a privilege to stay here.

      Reviewed 04 March 2019

      The Turret House is a fine example of early-Australian architecture at its best. It is lovingly cared for by the owners and makes a perfect place to stay. Jenny, the host, with her roots in early Tasmanian settlement has a wealth of knowledge about Tasmania in general, and the Launceston area in particular. She was very helpful with suggestions for good local restaurants and sights. The room we stayed in was very spacious, extremely well-equipped, and comfortable. We would return to The Turret House in the blink of an eye.. and probably will.

      Charles J
    • Brilliant place to stay

      Reviewed 13 February 2019

      He Turret House is beautifully renovated and maintained, Jenny is a great host with lots of interesting history about the home. It is a very easy 20 minute walk to the city passing by the magnificent Launceston Cataract Gorge. The rooms are meticulously serviced daily and include a continental breakfast. Excellent value for money and well worth a look


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