The Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston promote themselves as the city’s premier 4.5 star hotel. My mission (one I did choose to accept) was to put that theory to the test the night before my Bay of Fires Walk with Life’s an Adventure. And I’m happy to report the accommodation was pretty special. The service and the meals were first class, and I would definitely choose to stay there again.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston: Grand Entrance
I arrived in the evening, and as I entered the lobby, I was suitably impressed. You expect a certain decor in the foyer of an upmarket establishment, and over the years I’ve done my share of corporate trips. The Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston would not be out of place in Melbourne or Adelaide.
Avenue Restaurant and Lobby Bar
The in-house Avenue Restaurant and Lobby Bar were both busy with customers. Several couples and one larger group were dining in the restaurant, and appeared to be tourists. The bar looked to be the place for business executives relaxing at the end of their day.
Broadband Internet for the Corporate Traveller
With a little work still to be finished for the day, I went to my room and set up my laptop. The room itself was comfortable, clean and quiet – the three most important things to me when I’m travelling alone. I like to have a dedicated desk so I don’t have to juggle the newspaper and my dinner around my computer.
Room Service… and then a Smile
For dinner, I ordered room service from the Avenue Restaurant. The menu was predominantly Tasmanian food and wine, and I chose roasted Cressy lamb rump, which came with a sweet and sour Sicilian dressing; slow cooked carrots, green peas, and a Romesco sauce. Now I’m not claiming to be a food critic, but I know a good meal when I eat it… and this was good! The glass of wine from the Freycinet wasn’t bad either.
Travel to Launceston for Work and Play
While I was at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston only briefly, I can understand why tourists would use this property as a base for their holiday. It’s centrally located; many of the popular attractions of the northern capital of Tasmania are within walking distance. The Brisbane Street Mall (the main shopping precinct), the CBD and Launceston City Park are all on the doorstep; and you can see Aurora Stadium (the home of AFL in Tasmania) from the window.
Why Stay at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston?
Nearby Things to Do in Launceston include…
- Tamar River Cruise
- Cataract Gorge Reserve Basin Chairlift
- Old Launceston Seaport Marina
- Tasmanian Design Centre
- J Boag & Son Brewery and Museum
- Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (Phenomena Factory & Planetarium)
- Elegant Victorian streets & Georgian architectural buildings
- Antique shops and specialty boutiques
Driving a little further afield…
- Award-winning vineyards in the beautiful Tamar Valley Region
- Nearby historic villages of Evandale & Longford
- Seaside township of Bridport
- Hollybank Treetops Adventure in the Tasmanian forest
The writer was a guest of the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston. For more information visit their website or phone (03) 6334 3434.
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