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Launceston's newest and hippest hotel was once a dreary hospital. It's all light and bright now with snappy decor, intelligent service and a stylish restaurant (meals $8 to $33, open breakfast, lunch and dinner)...
Watch kingfishers from your front deck, fish and kayak the river, or just soak up the birdsong and peace...
A youthful energy at reception flows through to spacious rooms and apartments, many with sterling views of Mt Wellington's imposing bulk. Downstairs is the relaxed fifty8 cafe and bar.
Not far from the casino, this motel's recent facelift has given the rooms a sleek designer sheen. The staff are friendly, and the restaurants of Sandy Bay are just a short drive away.
Arrayed around a gorgeous hidden cove, Stewarts Bay Lodge combines older, more rustic units with newer deluxe accommodation...
3 star hotel
There are 20 cabins in a bushland setting here, some with sea views. Facilities include an outdoor heated pool, a tennis court and kids' playground.
This is the plush Freycinet arm of the giant Federal Hotels’ ‘Pure Tasmania’ enterprise and managed super professionally...
Offering great-value self-contained accommodation, this block of 23 well-maintained family-friendly apartments sits in lovely gardens in the quiet northern suburbs...
The rooms in this motel on the edge of town are simple but well equipped and neat as a pin. The grounds have a lovely old-fashioned feel with rose-filled gardens, box hedges and hanging baskets.
Strahan Holiday Park offers swish executive cabins and clean standard cabins in a shady space (platypuses in the creek!) with good facilities just 130m from the beach.
Decorated with a nautical theme, these award-winning self-contained bungalows are bright, light and friendly. They're close to the beach, and less than 15 minutes' walk from the centre of town.
4 star hotel
Set in well-tended gardens, this elegant boutique guesthouse offers fine rooms, fine dining and equally fine service...
The rooms are large and comfortable at the Mayfair – its redevelopment in the ’90s incorporated a brown-brick courtyard that these days is looking rather lifeless and forlorn...
Venture past the old-school 1980s reception and exterior to discover newly renovated rooms that are surprisingly modern and spacious...
Downstairs is a classic Aussie pub with gaming machines and big-screen sport, but upstairs are surprisingly modern double rooms with flat-screen TVs and designer furniture.
A neat, family-friendly park close to Jubilee Beach with 180-degree water vistas.
This place has reasonable self-contained units sleeping up to four that arc around a garden and outdoor barbecue area...
Bed and breakfast
Salvation Army stalwarts Bill and Winifred Duck lived here for 30 years, and have been immortalised in this charming little two- bedroom cottage...
About 8km north of the centre, with a range of cottages and cabins, and a three-bedroom house sleeping up to 10.
This friendly backpackers stretches across two mural-painted buildings. The double rooms are quite plush (the sea-view one's the pick) and for hire are bikes, kayaks, surfboards, boogie boards and fishing rods.
This stunning 1899 mansion was built by Frederick Ormiston, Strahan’s founder, and offers stately yet relaxed B&B accommodation in five antique-filled rooms.
Curly-iron colonial beds; floral bedspreads, drapes and prints; and ornate ceiling roses and fireplaces – the Old Bakery Inn’s 24 rooms are comfortable with minibars and electric blankets, and aren’t overly fussy...
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