A Stillwater Seven guest room Source: Stillwater Seven

A Guide to Launceston’s Best Luxury Accommodation

Nestled into the picturesque Tamar Valley, Launceston is the urban gateway to Northern Tasmania. While often disregarded in favour of its louder and larger southern sibling, Launceston’s striking heritage buildings and gourmet food scene is quietly attracting a whole new crowd to the Northern Tasmanian city.

In Launceston, there’s no shortage of luxurious places to stay. From boutique hotels reclaiming disused flour mills to contemporary guest houses taking up residence in charming Victorian terraces, the city offers an enchanting collection of luxury accommodation options. 

Stillwater Seven 

Squeezing seven modern guest rooms and an award-winning restaurant into a 180-year-old flour mill, Stillwater is a brilliant collision of old and new. Each guest room retains a series of the mill’s original features with two-foot thick stone walls, Oregon beams and quaint windows that offer pretty views over the Tamar River. The contemporary features are all about local craftsmanship and artistry with a luxury pantry and deep soaking tub taking centre stage. Downstairs, you will find the award-winning Stillwater Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout your stay.

Image: A Stillwater Seven room and decadent minibar Source: Stillwater Seven
Image: Stillwater Seven Restaurant Source: Stillwater

The Florance 

Looking over the leafy City Park, The Florance resides in a romantic Victorian terrace. The boutique accommodation offers just 12 guest suites, each designed with a minimalist botanical theme and fitted out with bespoke headboards, sumptuous bedding and private en-suites. Each morning, The Florance serves breakfast in their contemporary light-filled conservatory, where you can peruse the daily paper with your morning coffee. Just a stroll into town with a private carpark to make use of The Florance offers a unique boutique stay in the centre of the city.

Image: Enjoy breakfast in the light-filled conservatory Source: Anjie Blair/The Florance
Image: The sunny Park View King Suite Source: Anjie Blair/The Florance

Wahroonga on Bourke

This luxurious loft on Bourke Street has flown under the radar until recently. Completely self-contained, the loft is located on the lower level of a 1900 era federation home. Offering views of the city from both the bedroom and bathroom, the loft is fitted out with heated flooring, local artworks, thoughtful interior styling, a kitchenette and a minibar stocked local wines. Guests also have access to their own private outdoor seating area for sunny days and will enjoy curling up by their bedroom fireplace on colder ones.

Image: Luxurious linens Source: Wahroonga on Bourke
Image: Entry to the bathroom Source: Wahroonga on Bourke

Peppers Silo

Oozing industrial elegance, Peppers Silo towers over the meeting place of the Tamar and Esk rivers. The old 1960’s grain silo was transformed into a 108-room hotel back in 2018. Using timber from the original wool store alongside its new ultra-modern features, the hotel beautifully preserves one of Launceston’s most iconic industrial landmarks. Each contemporary room is softened with earthy tones to reflect the original structure and natural surroundings, with a modern restaurant, fitness centre and day spa completing the luxury property.

Image: Peppers Silo Hotel Source: Australian Institute of Architects
Image: A room at Pepper’s Silo Hotel Source: Peppers Silo

If you enjoyed reading about luxury accommodation in Launceston can read about the newest luxury hotel to open in Hobart and find other luxury accommodation in Tasmania here.

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