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The Empire Hotel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Noumea, New Caledonia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old style for a cosy hotel with a very friendly staff. A quiet, simple and comfortable room with a beautiful view on the moutains and clouds and local street art. The pub propose good meals. Beautiful staircase in the foyer. Excellent price/quality ratio.

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Zac S, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Isabel3192, Thank you for the raving review! We're glad to hear that you an awesome experience with us and could enjoy the wonderful views that we get to see everyday! Hope to see you again in the future. Cheers

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 April 2017

A comfy pub, nice service, good food, handy to everything. The updated ensuite a nice bonus. Everything in town was shut for dinner the night we stayed so they all joined us at The Empire! Staff didn't skip a beat.

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Zac S, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Hi jenbell1! Thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear that you had such a good experience with us. Hope to see you again in the future. Cheers

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had a dabble on the Pokies before dinner and came out $6 ahead which was nice. Thr Bistro was very dimly lit so it was difficult for me to read the menu. We both ordered garlic bread and a small size pasta dish each. Me the carbonara and Hubby had the vegetarian. The meals came out very hot and...

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Zac S, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sammi B, Thank you for the great review! Awesome to hear that you had a win on the Pokies!! We're glad that you enjoyed your meals and had a great experience with us. Thank you for the feedback on the lighting in the bistro - it's these kind of comments that help us make a better Empire Hotel experience...

Mandurah, Australia
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here as recommended by the motel restaurant was closed. The Fishermans basket was plentiful with prawns Scallops and flathead. Accompanying salad and French fries were good. Partner have the salt-and-pepper squid, which again was plentiful but very salty, to a point where It was oversalted. If we could rate by half points we would rate this at...

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Zac S, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Hi LuxuryLoverWA, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologise for the delay in response - we missed a few of the reviews that came through in the past couple of months. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the Fisherman's Basket, but sorry to hear about your partner's salt-and-pepper squid. I will pass on your comments...

Reviewed 18 March 2017

Rooms are small. Really only single rooms. Bed is a double not a queen. Rooms on town side very noisy. Worst nights sleep in any hotel ever. No wifi as advertised. Only a small sitting room with a tv and kettle etc. but you couldn't make a cuppa when people watching tv as it would disturb. No fly screens on...

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Wodonga, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Empire Hotel has there famous stairway to the first floor, and it is magnificent. After the get to the top of the stairs it all stops. The rooms are very ordinary and a lot of people wouldn't want to stay. I suggest that you have a look ay a roon before you commit yourself.

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Zac S, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Hi diandray50, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Although our rooms have been kept simple, we do work as hard as possible to give our guests a great atmosphere. Glad to hear that you enjoyed seeing our famous stairway! Hope to see you again in the future. Cheers

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Just dropped in to this magestic building, oozing charm and authenticity. We were surprised the place was packed, but we did manage to find a table where we both enjoyed a delicious and well priced meal. We would definitely recommend this pub.

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Zac S, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Hi kerin b, Thank you for the great review! Empire certainly does fill up quickly, so we're glad that you were able to grab a table and enjoy your night. Hopefully see you again in the future! Cheers

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Coming in, you feel like diving in the past, everything from furniture, paintings, books belong to a long gone era. The rooms are kind of basic, indeed, but with an atmosphere And a view on the mountains and the clouds. The pub is fantastic, with locals and their great sense of humor.

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Zac S, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Michael E! Thanks for the awesome review! We're glad that you had such a great experience with us. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The hotel was very charming and homey and it's right in the center of lovely Queenstown. Staff was friendly. Good wifi. Free parking across the street. Room was cute, with a nice view. I think they had a room set up near our 2nd floor room (separate from the downstairs pub) as a designated social area? That was unfortunate, with...

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Zac S, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Skye888! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We apologise for the delay in our reply - we missed a few reviews that came though over the past couple of months. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us! Sorry to hear about the noise problem, but glad that you guys did get...

Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The Empire Hotel is well worth a visit to see its wonderful Federation architecture, including magnificent carved Blackwood staircase. Food, service and pricing is reasonable. As we visited at the same time as 70 (unannounced) and Queenstown has few alternatives, bookings are a great idea.

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Zac S, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Bruce W! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us! Hopefully see you again in the future. Cheers

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Additional Information about The Empire Hotel

Address: 2 Orr Street, Queenstown, Tasmania 7467, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Queenstown
Price Range: RM137 - RM252 (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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“The rooms overlooking the railway caught the afternoon sun and were lovely and warm that night.”
jenbell1, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on town side really noisy. Try and book room with ensuite.”
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philwendyt, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
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DDSWM, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Great base to hub from while looking at the many sites to see! Don't forget to go on the train!”
Dazshelby, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Didn't stay here - just used the dining room twice”
Gwennie46, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
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