Accommodation Launceston is a local, family owned business that was founded in 2013. Owner/Managers Bart and Clare were new to the world of hospitality, coming from a mixed farming, science and finance background but since then they have fallen in love with the industry. Offering quality accommodation, they enjoy providing guests with a comfortable and friendly experience while staying in Launceston.
Their accommodation story begins with two traditional terrace style properties, Terrace on Walbourne and Terrace on York that began as Airbnb properties. Then in 2016, the heritage award winning property, Ashcroft Apartments was added to their portfolio.
Their first bed and breakfast property, Hideaway on George, located in the heart of Launceston was purchased in Winter 2017. The property has undergone extensive renovations and refurbishments since that time and is becoming a sought after destination for travellers and corporate guests alike. In 2018, Waratah on York and Areca Launceston joined the other properties under the Accommodation Launceston umbrella. Whilst also offering Bed and Breakfast style accommodation these two hotels at 12 York St are evident of the diverse accommodation available to suit the also diverse needs of our guests, Waratah On York, a heritage property established in 1861 and Areca Launceston, a modern glass design, only a few years old.
Along with our friendly staff, keen to share the Tassie they love with you, we provide comfortable and accessible accommodation to guests from around the world or just around the corner. We welcome individuals and travellers, hikers and tour groups, corporate guests and families while adhering to our core principles of affordability, quality and comfort.
Having both grown up in Launceston and its surrounds, Bart and Clare are passionate about what the North of Tasmania has to offer.
“We wish our guests to feel comfortable, relaxed and taken care of, so they can enjoy their time in Launceston and leave with a wish to come back and stay with us again.”