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The Cornwall Historic Hotel offers accommodations in the center of Launceston and the center of history. Built in 1824 by John Pascoe Fawkner, the property is believed to be the oldest brick building in Launceston and Tasmania and was where in 1834, a meeting was held which resulted in the settlement of Melbourne. Completely refurbished in 2019, The Cornwall Historic Hotel today is a modern hotel that honors its historical heritage. The fresh and inviting guest rooms include a flat-screen TV, heating and air-conditioning and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel and there is also an on-site laundry. Centrally located in Launceston, the property is just 5 minutes' walk from City Park, a 10-minute drive from Cataract Gorge and close to the city’s major shopping precinct.

This is our guests' favorite part of Launceston, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

The Cornwall Historic Hotel has been welcoming guests since Sep 24, 2010

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Launceston, this hotel has an excellent location score of 8.6

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Travel Sustainable Level 3
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
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Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Launceston
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  • how much is the parking fee?

    Hi, we have limited car spaces available, next door to us offers $6 parking
    Answered on 23 December 2019
  • What is the parking situation? I will be bringing a car and would love to stay at your hotel.

    We have limited on site parking which is first come/first served. On street parking out the front is free from 5.30pm to 9.00am Mon-Fri, and from 4pm ..
    Answered on 17 March 2021
  • Got in at 9pm because of the airport drama and Everything was lock.. Left me out in the rain after hour number never work

    Hi, We have onsite managers and there was a 24 hour phone number by the door to call if there are any issues. We haven't got any phone calls either.
    Answered on 28 May 2021
  • Is there an elavator

    There is an elevator for luggage only - and only to the first floor.
    Answered on 11 April 2021
  • Hello, are the deluxe twin rooms the ones overlooking the church ? I am wanting to book and would prefer one of those room. Its for 2 adults 2 beds. 2 nights.

    Yes, the rooms overlooking the church are our deluxe twins. We look forward to you joining us, and hope you have a pleasant stay
    Answered on 31 October 2020
  • Is there a airport shuttle? If not how far away is the airport and how much would a cab be please?

    We dont operate a shuttle ourselves, but there is a bus that can pick you up from the Hotel.
    Answered on 18 March 2021
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Amenities of The Cornwall Historic Hotel

Most popular amenities
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Pool table
    Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may apply.
  • Street parking
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

The Cornwall Historic Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
AUD 20 per child, per night

Prices for cribs aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Eftpos American Express Cash is not accepted The Cornwall Historic Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that there is a 2% charge when you pay with an American Express credit card or Union Pay and a 1.75% charge when you pay with any other credit card.

Please inform The Cornwall Historic Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Parking is subject to availability due to limited spaces.