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Elphin Serviced Apartments

24 Racecourse Cres Racecourse Crescent, Launceston, Tasmania 7250 Australia
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#1 of 5 motels in Launceston
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Just five minutes’ walk from the North Esk River, you will find the Elphin Motel and Serviced Apartments. We offer a flexible variety of accommodation including motel rooms, two-bedroom (upstairs and ground level with access to shared courtyard) and three-bedroom apartments (with a private courtyard). All rooms are heated and have an electric blanket, kettle, microwave and a toaster. Each room has a bathroom with a hairdryer and guest toiletries. The three bedroom apartments have a full kitchen, and the two bedroom apartments have a kitchenette. Guests enjoy free parking and free Wi-Fi. We are centrally located and only a fifteen minute drive to/from Launceston Airport, all major attractions, including City Park with the unique Japanese macaque (monkey) enclosure, Cataract Gorge, James Boag Brewery, UTAS Stadium and more. The property is opposite the Plaza Shopping Centre with Coles and Kmart as tenants.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English
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M D wrote a review Jan 2024
Sydney, Australia137 contributions78 helpful votes
The Apartments are located across the road from K-Mart and Coles and are one block away from the park and then the CBD, so it is a convenient location. Our townhouse featured three bedrooms, a laundry, fully equipped kitchen, two toilets and a new barbecue. It was reasonably clean. The staff were helpful, but didn’t go above and beyond and the office is only accessible from 8:00am until 7:00pm. Still, it was good value for money, well managed and quiet, considering that it was full every night. TIP - back your car into your car space so it is easier to get out again in the morning. The car park is very tight when it is full.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 17 Jan 2024
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon!
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Nha L wrote a review Oct 2023
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Location very good, close to shops for self-catering. We stayed 3 nights in room above reception, 1st night was ruined by very rowdy guests next door. If you need some quiet, ask for room at the back.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Book room at back of block for peace & quiet.
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Response from Rose Raadschelders, General Manager at Elphin Serviced Apartments
Responded 24 Oct 2023
Dear Nha L, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you found our location convenient and close to shops. At Elphin Serviced Apartments, we take pride in providing our guests with a comfortable and enjoyable experience. We also respect the policy of no loud disturbances and expect all our guests to follow it. We are sorry that you were disturbed by another guest during your stay. Please rest assured that we take such matters very seriously and always strive to provide a pleasant atmosphere for all our guests. Thank you again for taking the time to leave feedback about your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Elphin Served Apartments
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Helen G wrote a review Oct 2023
Latrobe, Australia8 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a lovely stay in a two bedroom apartment for two nights, The apartment was very clean and tidy. Everything we needed was supplied. So comfortable and welcoming. Big plus.....The shower was amazing. Very friendly and helpful lady in reception, always nice to be greeted with a smile
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 3 Oct 2023
Dear Helen, Thank you for your positive feedback about Elphin Serviced Apartments! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the well-equipped and reasonably priced apartments, and that they were very clean. We also appreciate your comments about our location. At Elphin Serviced Apartments we strive to provide an enjoyable stay experience for all of our guests. Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! Warm regards, Elphin Service Apartments Manager
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K-Klog wrote a review Aug 2023
Canberra, Australia30 contributions54 helpful votes
There was no laundry, only a laundry service which was misleading. The non-existent laundry was one of the main reasons I booked. The stairs to the apartment were steep with a short tread which made climbing and descending the stairs difficult. The seating wasn't very comfortable. It is located across the road from Coles, K-Mart etc which was convenient but also meant more traffic.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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jolinpl wrote a review Mar 2023
Singapore517 contributions242 helpful votes
The motel is directly opposite a Coles and K mart . We had booked the three bedroom apartment . Parking is directly in front of the apartment . The first floor had a living room , dining room and a kitchen as well as a toilet . A small laundry room had a washing machine but no dryer. Second floor had three bedrooms , two queen bedrooms and two single beds in the third bedroom , no heating available upstairs , only ceiling fans. The toilet had a spa bath . All amenities work very well except for the soft bed . My hubby had a backache after sleeping one night . Overall a good stay opposite the Coles and K mart .
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: A fair distance from town . 20 minutes to the airport . Adequate for a night stay .
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jenhally wrote a review Jan 2023
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a lovely stay here. The 3 bedroom apartment was perfect for a family of four or more. Really clean and had everything we needed for our stay, including a great outdoor area which included a bbq and outdoor seating. The main bathroom was large and updated, with a second toilet downstairs. Location was perfect with a short walk to city centre and many local restaurants and shops including a large supermarket across the road.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 18 Jan 2023
Hi Jen, Thank you for staying here at the Elphin Serviced Apartments. We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself in Launceston. We wish you all the best on your travels. Stay safe.
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Deborah F wrote a review Nov 2022
Brisbane, Australia54 contributions25 helpful votes
Absolutely fantastic accommodation, clean, warm, and comfortable beds. Great location to town, and shops across the road. Plenty of car parking aswell. Incuded all the amenities you need, full kitchen and excellent shower pressure. We will be visiting again! Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Rose Raadschelders, General Manager at Elphin Serviced Apartments
Responded 6 Nov 2022
Hi Deborah, Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. We are able to accommodate your needs while in Launceston. Hoping you had a great trip. Stay safe and have a Merry Christmas and new year.
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andrew m wrote a review June 2022
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Stayed here with a few friends before a mountain bike trip to derby. Super friendly and helpful staff, and really clean and well appointed apartments. Would definitely stay again and the Beds were comfy.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Brunette B wrote a review June 2022
Launceston, Australia9 contributions2 helpful votes
Cannot speak highly enough of the 3 staff we dealt with. They accommodated our special needs without fuss. Great bed. Everything you need for extreme comfort. No tub chairs which are my pet hate. 100% cleanliness. Great heating. Electric blanket too. Car at door. Very quiet. Walk to Kmart, Coles, chemist, City Park. Best place to stay in Launceston.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from John Scerri, General Manager at Elphin Serviced Apartments
Responded 14 June 2022
Thank you for your review From the heart of Launceston John, Anthea & the Elphin team
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GawlerAlly wrote a review May 2022
Launceston, Australia14 contributions8 helpful votes
Centrally located enabling you to easily get to any of the numerous shops and restaurants. Clean well appointed rooms that had everything we needed. Friendly helpful staff. Would recommend this place to anyone.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Anthea John, General Manager at Elphin Serviced Apartments
Responded 24 May 2022
Hi Kent, Thanks for your review about the Elphin Serviced Apartments. We do try hard to treat Guests like family while staying with us. We look forward to your next stay. From the Heart of Launceston John , Anthea & the Elphin Team.
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PRICE RANGE
AU$143 - AU$211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elphin Serviced Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Elphin Serviced Apartments?
Nearby attractions include The Tamar Valley (1.1 km), City Park (0.5 km), and Saint John Craft Beer Bar (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Elphin Serviced Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Elphin Serviced Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Elphin Serviced Apartments?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Elphin Serviced Apartments?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elphin Serviced Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Luz Restaurant, Novaro's Restaurant, and Samuel Pepys Cafe.
Is Elphin Serviced Apartments located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Launceston.
Are there any historical sites close to Elphin Serviced Apartments?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Umbrella Shop (0.9 km) and Duck Reach Power Station (4.4 km).
Is Elphin Serviced Apartments accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.