Settled by Europeans in March 1806, Launceston is one of Australia's oldest cities and is home to many historic buildings. Like many Australian places, it was named after a town in the United Kingdom---in this case, Launceston, Cornwall. The first inhabitants of the area of Launceston were largely nomadic Tasmanian Aborigines believed to have been part of the North Midlands Tribe. The first significant colonial settlement in the region dates from 1804. Many of the buildings in the City's Central Business District (CBD) were constructed in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Launceston's many well preserved Victorian and Georgian buildings (including the Launceston synagogue, a rare example of architecture in Egyptian Revival style) together with its diverse collection of art-deco architecture (such as Holyman House and Lucks Corner in the CBD, the former Star Theatre in Invermay and the former Launceston General Hospital) give the city an unusual period ambiance.
The Atrium Apartment Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Launceston is centrally located on Elizabeth Street at the edge of the CBD. They offer the independence of a serviced apartment with the exclusive experience of a B&B. In the 1860s, the east wing of this Victorian terrace house was the stables. Today it is a stylish two-storey apartment---a comfortable, sun-filled space, that overlooks the courtyard. The apartment is appointed with antique furniture, water colours by well known Australian artists, and quality furnishings. The Atrium is a quiet oasis---your private retreat.
This premier Launceston accommodation includes a lounge and spacious bedroom which overlooks the courtyard, kitchenette, dining room, and a study with PC and wireless broadband provided. Outside, relax in the sunny courtyard beside the fountain, on the deck under the topiary birch tree, or enjoy a BBQ. Take breakfast in the atrium, or outside by the fountain, drink your coffee and study the morning newspaper.
Walk easily to the local restaurants on Charles Street, the CBD, or Seaport. Catch the free TigerBus to the Museum at Inveresk or the Art Gallery at Royal Park . Join the morning Boag's Brewery tour, or walk and hike around the Cataract Gorge and Basin and think about lunch. Wander about on the ghost tour in the evening. Take an early morning swim at the Aquatic Centre, and grab a coffee at Croplines on your way to cheer the AFL at Aurora Stadium. Explore the nearby Evandale markets on Sunday mornings. Drive along the Tamar Valley Wine Route to enjoy a sumptuous gourmet platter with some local wines overlooking the vineyards, or be more adventurous and head to Hollybanks Treetop adventures.
The Atrium Apartment Bed and Breakfast hosts a gallery of Australian art, primarily colonial watercolours and Hermannsburg watercolours, but also featuring contemporary Tasmanian artists.
- Kitchenette with microwave & crockery
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Television and DVD player
- Heating, electric blanket
- Heated towel rails
- Iron and ironing board
- Complimentary Vintage port and Ferrero Rocher chocolates
- Shiatsu back massage pillow
- PC with wireless broadband internet access (WiFi)
- Room safe
- Security and smoke alarms.
The Atrium Apartment B&B offers boutique accommodation in the center of Launceston, located on Elizabeth Street in the heart of the town, perfect to explore the local neighbourhood.
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