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The Empire Hotel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Queenstown
Reviewed 27 January 2009

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.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 January 2009

Perfect location in Queenstown.

Gentleman on check-in was extremely helpful & friendly.

Room was basic, fittings dodgy, but very clean & liveable.

Not a fan of shared bathrooms but they had hot water and seemed to be enough for everyone (no queueing) even though the hotel was at capacity.

Dining room menu was delicious although there are several other dining choices just a stroll away.

All-in-all, considering the price, it was pretty good.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2008

A small, old Australian hotel with its unique character. The hotel is just opposite Queenstown railway station whereby most tourists who come to Queentown would want to experience the West Coast Wilderness railway.

Our room is clean, big and with simple amenities. With the price of $A60 a night, we have no complaint. However, the only drawback is that there is no lift in the hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 May 2008

I paid the 'princely' sum of about A$30 (cheap in anyone's language) to stay in a single room on a pleasant winter's night: perhaps I was lucky with the weather on Tasmania's west coast.

The barman/ proprietor was friendly but not too intrusive: after all, he had a bar to run.

The room was typically old Australian-hotel style: a single bed, and not much else.

However I slept adequately and there were no noise problems.

It was also clean, and many overseas visitors might enioy this wonderful century-old building. I am a local, but could still see the beauty in it.

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled solo
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Stayed: November 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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Stayed: November 2015, travelled solo
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Additional Information about The Empire Hotel

Address: 2 Orr Street, Queenstown, Tasmania 7467, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Queenstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Queenstown
Price Range: £41 - £56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Empire Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 35
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