The Empyre Boutique Hotel evokes grandeur and an understated elegance of a bygone era not seen in Castlemaine since the gold rush.
Although built as the Albion hotel in 1860, its current transformation has produced a timeless and sophisticated hotel that is classic european inspiration. Furnished with stunning antique French and Asian pieces that adorn every level of the hotel, you will marvel at how they sit harmoniously side by side with modern amenities that we have come to expect today.
Just six luxurious rooms all named after different aspects from the hotel’s past, create an intimate travel destination, where you may relax and unwind.
The Hotel’s café, lounge, restaurant and private dinning room further enhance your visit to Castlemaine as a “foodies” sanctuary.
Relax, take time to unwind and enjoy the unspoilt beauty of Castlemaine and its surrounding villages. Or use the Hotel as a base to explore the many regional towns and their offerings that are with in 30 minutes of the Empyre.
The Empyre Boutique Hotel has interesting facts - Why are Pubs called Hotels in Australia? A pub, short for Public House, is an establishment whose main function is to serve alcohol, mostly beer. Also known as an Ale house or Tavern. The reason for this is that until recently, in Australia (late 1980s), pubs were forced, by the liquor laws, to provide accommodation and so were accurately called hotels.
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