This is a unique, very old (1888) hotel in Charters Towers, an old mining city, lovingly restored by its current owners. We called them for a booking and once we got there, found out we had been upgraded to the loveliest imaginable room, with a four-poster bed, and lots of trinkets and niceties in the room, beautiful curtains, old cupboards, lovely old lamps. Such a special experience. The bed was good, we had an excellent shower and even a bubble-bath.
Around the hotel is a veranda (also upstairs) where you can sit and watch the sun set over this little gold-dust town. The lobby looks like a museum, with an old (working) pianola, and lots more.
There's a huge kitchen you can use to cook your own meals if you wish, and make coffee and tea (also provided in rooms). The hotel is located right in the middle of town, with restaurants and sights close by.
The owners are gems and lots of fun like their hotel, extremely helpful, relaxed and welcoming (leasurely chat and a glass of chilled white wine upon arrival).
Very, very much recommended. Staying here is already worth the trip to Charters Towers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1888, the Royal is now a family owned and run Hotel offering a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Situated in the heart of the township, the Royal is within a short walk to shops, restaurants, medical centre, visitors information centre and licensed venues. Charters Towers is a one and a half hour drive west of Townsville. ... more less
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