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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I recently visited gorgeous Launceston and was lucky enough to stay at The River House! Trish & Rob were so warm and welcoming upon my arrival making me feel so relaxed. The location was most convenient - just a short drive to downtown. The setting is stunning, both the home and surrounding gardens are beautifully maintained. My room was exquisite...

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Trish & Rob were such great hosts and do everything to ensure you have the perfect experience. The food was incredible; Trish even used a range of local produce. Can't wait to return to The River House!

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1Thank Olivia R
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 July 2016

trish and rob have created the perfect bed and breakfast experience: comfortable, clean rooms that have all the amenities you might need, a delicious breakfast menu that changes daily and features local ingredients, and hosts that want to make your visit to the area a wonderful one. river house, itself, is a classic with beautiful older wood floors and windows...

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1Thank Donna M
Armidale, Australia
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Trish and Rob are the perfect hosts! You'll enjoy an amazing breakfast while taking in the most splendid view of the river. Our room was beautiful, clean and comfortable. The house itself is welcoming and you'll want for nothing.

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1Thank Roberta_David12
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2016

As regular visitors to Launceston, we usually stay in town but not now! We discovered The River House, a relaxed environment, well managed, rooms clean and well designed, scenic river views and the breakfasts. Say no more! Hope it is not booked out when we next travel.

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1Thank Rosco1944
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2016

We stumbled across the River House when looking for somewhere to stay the night after a day crossing on the Spirit of Tasmania to Devonport before heading south the next morning, and I doubt we could have found a better place. It started well when I called to say we probably wouldn't arrive until 9pm, which was met with a...

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1Thank flavour2804
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 30 January 2016

It was a fantastic stay with Trish and her Husband as host! So much that we decided to stay one more night... I was dreaming about the breakfast that I will get the next morning:-)... Home made everything! including the Jam the Waffle etc etc.. A swimming pool just for us, a breakfast serve outside looking at the fantastic view,...

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1Thank DdJacques
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Trish and Rob were lovely hosts and even sent us off with a hug- what lovely warmth. Breakfasts were created daily with thought. We even decided after a tiring day to stay in one evening and this was catered for by allowing us to eat take-away in - very much appreciated. Trish booked dinner for our first night on New...

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1Thank FrankSyd
Sydney
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Thank you Rob and Trish for an unforgettable stay at your bed and breakfast.!! The rooms are beautiful and spacious and immaculately clean. The views of the Tamar River are amazing as you sit in the serenity and eat the most delicious home cooked breakfast each day. The hosts are so helpful to make the most of your experience and...

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1Thank Peter H
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 30 November 2015

You always wonder, what makes for a great stay? A beautiful location? Comfortable bed? Friendly hosts? A luxury bathroom? Memorable views? Clean accommodation? Fast and free wifi? A good breakfast? The River House has it all and more. Having traveled Tasmania's East Coast and North East, this was our final stay and despite having had already some excellent accommodations, Trish...

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury 4.5 star river-front contemporary accommodation less than 15 minutes from Launceston CBD and gateway to the Tamar Valley wine country. The River House is set in two hectares of peaceful mature gardens and Australian bush. This idyllic place is where the country meets the city, providing multiple options for you to seriously rest, relax and regenerate. We offer accommodation choices with both traditional and self catering in-house rooms, with gorgeous bathrooms and gourmet breakfasts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The River House

Address: 39 Rostella Rd, Dilston, Tasmania 7252, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Dilston
Price Range: €130 - €158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The River House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose a river view room if there's one available”
 of 5 bubbles oliviar700, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms overlook the garden and river, they are quiet and comfortable.....don't fret”
 of 5 bubbles Uncontainedjoy, 2 Aug 2015 | Read review
“They are all spacious, peaceful and very good but if you want just that little bit more, go for the King Suite.”
 of 5 bubbles Jules8Perkins, 12 Jul 2015 | Read review
“I think they are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles rm249, 26 Jun 2015 | Read review
“All rooms looked beautiful! we were very happy with our front room.”
 of 5 bubbles Bernadette85, 18 Mar 2015 | Read review
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