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The Turret House

Traveller (9)
Room & Suite (7)
41 West Tamar Rd, Launceston, Tasmania 7250 Australia See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Laundry Service
4 Star accommodation
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One of Launceston's most iconic heritage properties, The Turret House combines the grace and elegance of yesteryear with modern comfort and convenience to create an ideal base for your stay in Northern ...More Tasmania. The Turret House is a picturesque Queen Anne style home built in 1902 by prominent Launceston retailer, George McKinlay. It features a sweeping verandah, lead lighting, decorative cornices, ceiling roses, fireplaces and mantles and, of course, its famous turret which overlooks Launceston and the confluence of the North Esk and Tamar Rivers.​ Your hosts,Jenny and Ken Davey, both 5th generation Tasmanians, have an extensive knowledge of the region and a true appreciation for all it has to offer. They are happy to share their experience to assist you in creating a memorable stay. ​ The Turret House is perfectly located within a 5 minute walk of the spectacular Cataract Gorge, a 15 minute walk to the CBD and right on the famous Tamar Valley Wine Route and Touring Route. As an added bonus it is only minutes walk from two of Launceston's most awarded restaurants - Stillwater and Cataract on Paterson. Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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USD 100 - USD 113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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The Turret House Launceston, Tasmania
Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This facility is beautiful. The work put in to restore an part of Launceston history is a credit to the owners of this boutique b&b Jenny the host is one of the most friendly people you would want to meet. She takes pride in her...More

Thank AusScotty
Response from Jenny D, Owner at The Turret HouseResponded 4 weeks ago

I am glad you enjoyed your stay and you are absolutely right - I do love the house and its history. It certainly would take about 30 minutes to walk to the top of the gorge, but it is best to walk to the bottom...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018

This place caught my eye and even though it was over my nightly budget, I just HAD to book a night here. Pulling up to it on the main road I was a little disheartened thinking the road would be a problem but I had...More

Thank midgybabe
Response from Jenny D, Owner at The Turret HouseResponded 20 April 2018

Thanks for the lovely review. I am so pleased you had a relaxing and comfortable time. All the rooms at the front of the house are double-glazed to reduce traffic noise and our comfy mattresses are all made here in Tasmania - the port too.

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved this b&b. We stayed in the Trevallyn Suite and enjoyed the space and most tasty breakfast. At night we sat by the lovely gas log fire with chocolates and a very nice port. Turret House is a must stay b&b in Launceston. Very...More

Thank Lyn L
Response from Jenny D, Owner at The Turret HouseResponded 7 March 2018

Thanks Lyn. It sounds like a lovely weekend.

Reviewed 4 February 2018

It's the people that make a place - and the Turret House is no exception. The Turret House is a small B & B run by Jenny, a very friendly and efficient lady who gives new arrivals a guided tour of the impressive house and...More

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is a substantial house built in the 'Federation' style and decorated in keeping with the period. As others have said, Jenny makes you feel welcome and at home. The room was very comfortable and we were well provided for with a fresh coffee maker,...More

Thank PW1T
Response from Jenny D, Owner at The Turret HouseResponded 4 January 2018

We Tasmanians are very proud of our great local produce, especially our delicious berry fruits and dairy products. I am pleased to see you enjoyed the breakfast and the nearby restaurants.

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"Any room is great"
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"This was $150 a night. My budget was $120 max. It was well worth the extra money."
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"Go for the Trevallyn Suite, no regrets"
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