Read an article in the Melbourne Age newspaper about the Empyre being one of the top 7 luxury hotels in Victoria and booked it on that basis for my wifes birthday - they were right. The attention to detail in the renovation is amazing and the beds and so comfortable you want to take the mattresses home with you. We stayed on a weekend 2 night dinner accom and breakfast deal in one of the balcony rooms.
We loved it and will return soon - we also ate in the restaurant in the dinning room and the food and service did not let this place down. It was as good as if not better than a lot of good restaurants that we have eaten in in Melbourne they found out it was her birthday and even put a candle in her dessert - we were made to feel very special on what was a busy night in the restaurant. Castlemaine is a really quaint country town and we loved our weekend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- World class accommodation, ultimate in luxury, a discrete and elegant property, classic furnishings with contemporary en suite bathrooms in all suites ... more less