Alice's Cottages and Spa Hideaways

4 Star Australian AAA Rated

129 Balfour St, Launceston, Tasmania, 7250


A wickedly wonderful romantic retreat awaits for lovers in one of Alice's Spa Hideaways tucked away in the historic heart of Launceston. It's hard to choose from the delightful cottages, each decorated with its individual theme enhanced by music, masquerade and magic!

Roaring log fires and bubbling spas warm the bodies and stir the passion whilst being cocooned in a different world with all the modern comforts. Step through the door of Camelot and enter a fairytale, medieval experience of King Arthur complete with authentic helmets and swords. Swathes of creamy material and candlelight wrap the French Boudoir with intimacy and seductiveness. Pamper yourself in the spacious spa or relax on the generous sofa or the four poster bed in the Irish Colonial Cottage. Be transported to another time while pottering around amongst the memorabilia of the Alice's Cottages Welsh, English or Scottish.

Indulge yourselves, relax and discover the pleasures of unhurried love in a secluded hideaway. Launceston's finest restaurants and fabulous Cataract Gorge are a pleasant stroll away, or you may decide to prepare and enjoy dinner in the intimacy of your own fireside. Saviour the complimentary bedtime port, chocolate truffles, brewed coffee and sweet treats which all just tops a tremendous experience.

Room Descriptions


A sunny rococo style villa set in tranquil gardens is dedicated to the goddess of love. Let Aphrodite work her magic on you from the romantic bedroom with its gold lame draped bed and hand painted cherub ceiling, to the luxurious double spa. Emerge as Aphrodite herself, body nourished and soul awakened to the possibilities of love.

Bonnie Doon

Transported from the mists of the Scottish Highlands, Bonnie Doon, a hunting lodge, has a dark romance all of its own. A spacious living area surrounded by ancient wood panelled walls, adorned with antlers and tartans in glorious colours. A huge four poster bed, hung with richly hued tapestries, trimmed with lavish fringes and tassels and silk draped walls bring romance to the bedroom. The second bedroom with double bed accommodates the hunting party admirably and a spa in the bathroom to replenishes at the end of a long day.

Boudoir Room

The gilded bed, a seductive cocoon of silk & satin reflected in the mirrored walls and washed with the warm glow of candlelight. A generous spa for two will turn a simple ritual into a sensual interlude. Rates are for 2, max 2 people.

Camelot Room

From the mystic legend we bring you Camelot, a medieval experience.After a battle weary day, retreat to the rejuvenating waters of Merlin's spa, with magic salts to pamper the body. Rates are for 2, max 2 people.

Irish Cottage

Irish Cottage, there are games to play and books to read in the comfort of the down cushioned sofa. You can learn how to trace your Irish ancestors or browse through the beautiful books of Ireland. Rates are for 2, max 2 people.

The Shambles

Open woodfires and electric heating warm the lovingly restored 4-roomed cottages built in 1840. With great attention to detail the themes of each cottage surprise the occupant at every turn. Browse through the collection of memorabilia and books or snuggle on the sofa with your complimentary port, chocolate truffles and shortbread. Next morning enjoy your hearty continental breakfast provided in the well-equipped kitchen and stroll to nearby restaurants for your evening meal. Rates for 2, max 4 people at $20 extra each

Check In Instructions

Check in 2pm

Check out 10am

Children and Extra Guests Details

We have mostly double accommodation. There is one cottage that has a sofa bed, so it can accommodate 3 adults and we can accommodate a child on a fold out bed in the Shambles Cottage. Extra cost $25 per person.

Car Parking Details

Each cottage has its own off-street carparking bay.

Travel Directions

Travelling from the Launceston Airport or from the Spirit of Tasmania at Devonport the Bass Highway joins the Midlands Highway just outside of Launceston. Travel down a steep incline towards Launceston and turn left at the third set of traffic lights into Balfour Street . Go across one intersection at a small roundabout and we are the second house on the left. There is a driveway on the left of the cream-coloured building which you can drive into find reception.

Things To Do

Cataract Gorge Reserve - Launceston - Chair lift, suspension bridge and walking tracks open daily

Boags Brewery tours

Tamar River Cruises

Launceston City Ghost Tours

Cable Hang-Gliding

Launceston Lakes and Wildlife Park - bush buggy tours, trout fishing, wildlife, Tasmanian Devils.

Putt It - 18 hole minigolf course - in Grindelwald Swiss Village

Country Club Resort - Trail horse riding -1 hour trail rides.

Grubb Shaft and Gold Heritage Museum -Beaconsfield

Platypus House - Beauty Point

Seahorse World - Beauty Point

  • Air conditioning
  • Car parking (fees may apply)
  • Early check-in
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms/floors
  • Pets allowed
  • Spa
  • Television