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“Just lunch”
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The Empire Hotel
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Queenstown
Reviewed 17 June 2012 via mobile

Pretty good tassie non touristy pub lunch in a characteristic hotel full of history in the now quiet queenstown!

Not the lush green smiling Tasmania mainlanders expect, it is historic and hearty.

In saying that the fish was whiting an was pretty good.. Nice pokies and keno area

Have had better but for a quick feed an cheap drinks (40 per couple) then head here!

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

this hotel needs burning down, its a bad place to stay, when i arrived i could hardly get my case upstairs as the lift was not working, bed was damp, shower door was hanging off , during the evening it dropped off!!!!! i went to look for the fire exit for my own safety and when i found the exit door i checked to see if it would open and to my amazement there were no stairs outside just a 25 foot drop someone had also removed the fire extingisher, never again worst place i have ever stayed at and have stayed in about 30 places in tazmania since 2003

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

We were accidentally booked in to The Empire Hotel by our admin staff. We arrived and the staircase was stunning, something out of the history books. That and the restaurant/bar was about where the compliments end unfortunately. The rooms we had, had massive cracks in the walls, the paint work didn't match, their was a smell, the showers weren't clean and required shoes to be worn. It was poor backpacker accomm at best and doesn't look like they have tried to do anything to improve it in a very long time. The room was noisy due to drunk people from the bar downstairs leaving at a late hour. Even the hallways had big cracks in the walls. Would not stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

OK so its a pub so i guess you can really only expect pub grub. It wasn't even half decent pub grub, $17.00 for a horrible garlic prawns seventeeeeeeeen dollars australian. My steak was raw and cold my friends pork ribs were disgusting fatty and tasteless. The side salads and vegetables were much the same, seriously some of the worst most over priced food we have experienced in tassie so far. Dirty cold rooms.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Bill K
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

Empire Hotel,

On our second night in Queenstown the choices of where to dine were very limited, so we checked out this establishment.

The building and entry to it is somewhat off putting however we fronted up at the bar and placed our order. While sitting waiting for our meals I looked around at other diners and there seemed to be a general air of enjoyment, which I’m happy to say also applied to our meals.

This is not ‘Master Chef’ or even ‘Come Dine with Me’ but my steak requested as rare arrived on the rare side of medium and my wife’s pasta dish was fully eaten which is always a good sign. Queenstown is in a time warp and this establishment is a major contributor to that state but we left feeling well fed and having had a value for money meal.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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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
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Queenstown
Price Range: RM248 - RM273 (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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