The Empire Hotel is for the budget conscious. My mum and I stayed two nights in No. 4, which has an ensuite and sleeps three people. Two can sleep in the main area, which also contains a little refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities, and one can sleep in the smaller adjoining room. I would have loved a door to separate the two rooms but this is not a problem if everyone goes to sleep at the same time.
The price was fantastic - only $65 a night for two people in our particular setup. If you're willing to take a room without an ensuite, and share the bathrooms and toilets instead, then it becomes even cheaper.
Our rooms were small and very clean. The only fault I could find was the toe-grabbing threads of carpet, which we had to watch out for. I'd forgotten to mention it to the staff but on all the occasions I spoke to them I found them very friendly.
The hotel location was excellent. Very easy to find, opposite the West Coast Wilderness Railway Station. Queenstown is also very close to Strahan and the Gordon RIver Cruise (only 41km) and I found it a much better option to stay in the Empire Hotel and drive the 41km to get to the Gordon River Cruise than to stay in Strahan itself.
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