We'd been staying with friends in Hobart, but were now off for an adventure, heading north. We've been to Launceston many times, but never stayed in this part of town before. The hotel sits on the river Esk, on a former dry dock, with views of the other Pepper's hotel across the way. There are also views of the building work going on across the river, too. Mmm, wonder what it will be?
|looking back at the hotel from the walkway|
Mr P. and I had a lovely corner suite on the second floor, with 2 balconies, a kitchen and sitting room. It was very quiet and peaceful as our room was at the end of a long corridor. Reception was very friendly; and there is a coffee/hot chocolate and cookie bar in the foyer for guests - very thoughtful on a cold, rainy day. We had to take our own bags upstairs, but they do provide a large trolley if you need it.
|the view from one of the balconies|
We had a king-size bed, which I love, but the bedroom was surprisingly small. I have to say there was a fair bit of wasted space in the design of this Luxury Marina View suite. Does the average tourist really need a wardrobe in the bedroom, AND one in the little hallway between lounge and bathroom? There was also a heck of a lot of unused real estate in the bathroom. Mr P. being a building designer had plenty to say about how the space could have been used more effectively to give a bigger bedroom, and a more useful bathroom.
|lovely king-size bed|
|looking out over both balconies|
|see all that empty space in the corner?:=)|
With all that space, we would have loved a second vanity and more bench area. But nevertheless, the shower was big and had good hot water. There were plenty of Appelles toiletries, and the towels were changed everyday. How wonderfully luxurious does that feel!
Okay, let's get the whinges out of the way:
- no luggage racks
- no reading lights in the bedroom
- freezer looked like the Antarctic; badly needed some global warming (defrosting)
- coat hangers and extra pillows so high I couldn't reach them
- no electric blanket (I guess they breed 'em tough down there)
- big bed
- full-size fridge
- complimentary water, beer and cider
- laundry in the suite
- coffee pod machine (and easy to use)
- 2 balconies
- large living space, with a dining table and chairs at one end
- plenty of parking (only $10 per day)
- several restaurants underneath and beside the hotel
- pillow menu
- extra blankets if requested
- a desk and power points aplenty
- free Wi-Fi
|enjoying some local water|
|this might keep me going for the day|
|sunset from our balcony, after the storm|
|the foggy view on our first morning|
We enjoyed our 3 night stay here. It was comfortable and quiet; we felt safe and secure; staff were friendly and it was a very pleasant place to rest our heads before we headed back to sunny Queensland.
(This hotel stay was independently paid for.)
Peppers Seaport Hotel
28 Seaport Blvd.,
Launceston TAS 7250
Ph: 1300 987 600