Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments3.5 out of 5.0
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When you make a booking ask for a ground floor room/apartment. Once we actually found our apartment - no one to assist with anything! We had to lug suitcases up a shocking steep carpeted staircase, no one to help & no warning when we booked. Room very noisy (traffic) half windows double glazed, bedroom not!
We were very happy with our spacious, well-equipped and comfortable room, but noise from the adjacent attraction can be an issue, especially from the restaurants in the evenings. However, "free WiFi" was advertised and this turned out to be "limited WiFi". We exceeded the limit for our entire 3-day stay on the very first day, when we needed to make bookings and research various Launceston attractions. Elsewhere in Tasmania, even in very small villages, free WiFi meant just that: no limits. It made us feel that Penny Royal was penny pinching.
The female Receptionist was very warm and friendly upon check in. An odd setup however having to then get back in the car and drive a further 400 metres up the road to the actual accomodation grounds. So don’t get your bags out when you first arrive (like I did). The steep flight of stairs up to the rooms was a little difficult for my Dad as too was the staircase in the room itself. The rooms have their own unique ‘name’ which I thought was cool. Some overlook the water feature/restaurant area and it was nice having breakfast on the balcony in the morning soaking up the atmosphere. Rooms are modern with everything you need. Although our toilet was very cramped with very little room to enter/exit. Not sure if the door is on the wrong way or it’s simply the design. Free 250MB of wifi provided. Check out was 11am - thumbs up there! Overall our stay at Penny was ok. However we would probably consider our options if needing future accomodation in Lonny due to the aforementioned and the fact it wasn’t as peaceful as we had hoped.
Be warned. This accommodation is part of a small theme park and reception centre. Most rooms either look out on a busy carpark or across the theme park. Accom is a bit worn out AND there are a lot of steps depending on which level you are booked into.
Good sized room, clean, tidy. Bathroom spacious. A shelf in the shower would be useful though. Soap, lotion, shaving foam, etc. in dispenser. Narrow stairs from car park to room. Overall though good value for money
Although the location was noisy (our apartment was on the same level as a major road which led to sleep issues for those used to a quieter bedrooms), the location, so close to Cataract Gorge and the city centre was really handy. Our four bedroom apartment featured sliding doors to the front balcony, a lounge area and a dining area adjoining the kitchen. Perfect for a group getaway. We were really impressed with the adjoining bar and restaurant.
Disappointed with quality of bed and lack of adequate kitchen utensils. Also the bathroom had nowhere to hang towels or place your toiletry bag, The room had slugs. We managed to dispose of one humanely but the next morning there were further signs of slug activity. Also the tea bags supplied were inferior and split each time we used them. Petty I know, but annoying just the same. On a positive note, the location was excellent and Erin at reception was pleasant and friendly.
A clean and tidy hotel to stay friendly staff. Parking not to bad had ample spaces. We didnt use dining facilities so cant comment on that. Bar & resturant just across the driveway. Just traffic noise as we were staying closest to highway but wasnt to bad.
After some initial issues with our room all was sorted due to great staff and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the apartment. Location near Cataract Gorge is excellent making for easy walking to this tourist spot.
Rooms have character and in a good location near Cataract Gorge. We were unfortunately disturbed by rowdy guests returning from the pub on site. Ok for one night but wouldn't stay any longer. Shower pressure was poor
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