Bed and Breakfast The Racecourse Inn
114 Marlborough Street, 7301 Longford, Australia – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.4/10! (score from 119 reviews)
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About The Racecourse Inn
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The Racecourse Inn, originally "The Northern Hotel", was purpose built as a coaching inn in 1860 by Ticket-of-Leave convict William Dean. Constructed of convict made bricks, the inn has always accommodated ten guests, with two spacious rooms downstairs rooms and three upstairs. The current dining room was originally a ballroom, and features a unique barrel vaulted ceiling, one of only three of its type in Tasmania. Furnished with Australian colonial antiques, the house is still welcoming weary travellers nearly 160 years after it was built.
We love beautifully cooked fresh Tasmanian produce, good wines, photography and exploring the wonderful surroundings of the northern midlands. You'll also find us in the local auction houses searching for antique treasures for this gorgeous house. Richard is a farrier by trade, and after cooking our guests a delicious breakfast, travels northern Tasmania shoeing horses. Annabelle is an artist and photographer, and paints watercolours of Tasmanian wildlife and flora in her spare time. We enjoy showing guests around our lovely cottage garden, and introducing guests to our animals - Dolly and Stormy our two black sheep, the chickens, Pippin, the Tasmanian Smithfield collie, and Delphine, the cat.
Longford was first settled in 1813, part of the Norfolk Plains, a rich agricultural region. As one of the oldest towns in Tasmania, Longford has many Georgian and early Victorian buildings which contribute to a delightful townscape, with two World Heritage properties - Woolmers Estate (also home to the National Rose Garden), and Brickendon Farm Estate - only minutes from the town centre. Well known for its beautiful gardens and English style hedges, Longford is at the confluence of the Macquarie and South Esk Rivers, and also offers some of the best fly fishing in Australia. We are also only a short drive from the beautiful Tamar Valley Wine Route, and an easy day trip from the stunning beaches on the east coast, and Cradle Mountain.
Languages spoken: English
Symmons Plains Raceway7.9 miles
Country Club Casino8.4 miles
Franklin House8.4 miles
Launceston College11.5 miles
TasTAFE Launceston11.6 miles
Queen Victoria Museum11.6 miles
Launceston Mall11.7 miles
Quadrant Mall11.7 miles
Launceston Law Courts11.8 miles
Cafe/Bar Sticky Beaks0.6 miles
Restaurant Blenheim Hotel0.6 miles
Restaurant The Mess Hall0.8 miles
Restaurant Country Club Hotel0.9 miles
Cafe/Bar Marjorie's Cafe2.9 miles
Cafe/Bar Rustic Bakehouse6.2 miles
Supermarket Hill Street Grocer0.9 miles
Market Evandale10.6 miles
Market Harvest Fresh Market16.8 miles
City of Launceston Council11.8 miles
Launceston Aquatic12 miles
Boags Brewery12.1 miles
City Park12.1 miles
Launceston Tramway Museum12.2 miles
River South Esk River0.6 miles
River Macquarie River0.6 miles
River Brumby's Creek12.4 miles
Mountain Great Western Tiers21.1 miles
Lake Great Lake26.1 miles
Launceston Airport6.3 miles
Devonport Airport46.6 miles
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4 reasons to choose The Racecourse Inn
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Prices you can't beat!
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The staff speaks English
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Most popular amenities
- Toilet paper
- Bathtub or shower
- Private Bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Wardrobe or closet
- Alarm clock
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- BBQ facilities
- Electric kettle
- Socket near the bed
Pets are not allowed.
- Cycling Off-site
- Hiking Off-site
- Skiing Off-site
- Fishing Off-site
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
- Sitting area
Media & Technology
- Flat-screen TV
- DVD player
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water
- Wine/Champagne Additional charge
- Kid-friendly buffet
- Special diet meals (on request)
- Tea/Coffee maker
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
- Street parking
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- Daily housekeeping
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Packed lunches
- Express check-in/out
Front Desk Services
- Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
- Books, DVDs & music for kids
- Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
- Fire extinguishers
- Smoke alarms
- Electric blankets
- Air conditioning
- Smoke-free property
- Family rooms
- Ironing facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
- Face masks for guests available
- Thermometers for guests provided by property
- Process in place to check health of guests
- Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and common areas
- Shared stationery (e.g. printed menus, magazines, pens, paper) removed
- Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
- Physical distancing rules followed
- Cashless payment available
Cleanliness & disinfection
- Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
- Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
- Guest accommodation disinfected between stays
- Linens, towels, and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
- Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
- Hand sanitizer
Food & drink safety
- All plates, cutlery, glasses, and other tableware sanitized
- Physical distancing in dining areas
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3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 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
Children of all ages are welcome.
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
Crib by request
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.
All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
The Racecourse Inn accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.
Please inform The Racecourse Inn 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.
FAQs about The Racecourse Inn
Guests staying at The Racecourse Inn can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).
Breakfast option(s) include:
- Full English/Irish
- À la carte
Room options at The Racecourse Inn include:
The Racecourse Inn is 0.9 miles from the center of Longford.
The prices at The Racecourse Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Yes, The Racecourse Inn is popular with guests booking family stays.
The Racecourse Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Golf course (within 2 miles)
Check-in at The Racecourse Inn is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.
The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Racecourse Inn (subject to availability):
- Free parking
- On-site parking
- Private Parking
- Street parking