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Shellharbour, Australia
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Had 2 meals at night. They were very busy but serving as quickly as they could, and the food was good, in a nice old pub dining room. The magnificent wooden stair case in the foyer is well worth seeing - signs about its history are displayed.

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Christopher M, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us Gwennie. It was a pleasure to have served you. It really is a lovely old dinning room ;)

Launceston, Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Haven't had a disappointing meal at The Empire yet. Honey Mustard Chicken is always delicious and steaks never disappoint. Very hearty Shepherd's pie. Always busy, recommend booking during peak times.

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Christopher M, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Cheers Amelia. So nice to have positive feedback. Helps to keep us motivated to exceed expectations ;)

Launceston, Australia
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

We went on a busy night. It took one hour to get our meal and we were seated in a cold and draughty area. Decor is a bit depressing at this hotel. The meal was overcooked and average. Might be better in a quieter night on a hotter day. Not worth visiting just for the architecture.

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Christopher M, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to the Empire. Although we haven't met your expectations this time, we sincerely appreciate your feedback. Your concerns have been noted and discussed amongst the wider team.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We popped in here for an impromptu dinner and were pleasently surprised. We were first greeted by an amazing staircase leading to the accomodation. And then we walked into the beautiful heritage dining room. Our meals were well presented and very tasty, creamy garlic prawns, tomato and bacon soup for entree followed by chicken with avocado and camembert plus a...

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Christopher M, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Fiona. What you have described is exactly our vision for a visit to the Empire. Hope we see you again soon :)

Avenel, Australia
Reviewed 22 January 2016

We didnt stay here - just had lunch. $12 lunch is hard to beat and was very satisfactory. The Hotel itself has to be seen - very early 20th century - grand old staircase. Lovely. They apparently have various room rates to cater for all budgets.

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Christopher M, Public Relations Manager at The Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by and for your review. We agree, she is a hotel that has to be seen!

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 23 December 2015

We didn't stay at the Empire only ate in the dining room. We had looked in another hotel in town and were not impressed by the atmosphere and at least the Empire appeared to have some character. Food orders, from a standard pub menu, were taken at the bar rather than the table. Service was not noteworthy, neither friendly nor...

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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Not the first time I've been to the Empire and probably won't be the last. On a Sunday night in Queenstown, there simply are no other options. Normally I'd say that I have no idea how such a business even exists - if it weren't for the fact that it has a monopoly and of course pokies. You simply wouldn't...

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Devonport
Reviewed 1 August 2015

We had two comfortable nights in an ensuite room in the dead of winter (snow on the high peaks all around). The room was slightly tatty, old-fashioned and most importantly warm with all the basics covered. The bathroom was renovated and modern, the shower was excellent. Breakfast of cereal and toast downstairs in the dining room was perfectly adequate. I...

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Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

My husband and I spent one night at The Empire Hotel during our honeymoon. We had previously eaten a meal here the year before and it was so delicious we couldn't wait to return and stay in the old historic hotel. We booked many weeks in advance to ensure we got a large room with private ensuite. Upon our arrival...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful hotel and heaps and heaps of history and I enjoyed just walking around the hotel looking at everything that was inside The staircase alone is worth the visit there The dining room is beautiful and the food and service was not to bad Staff are very friendly what else could you ask for Oh the beer is...

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Additional Information about The Empire Hotel

Address: 2 Orr Street, Queenstown, Tasmania 7467, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Queenstown
Price Range: $56 - $104 (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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“Great base to hub from while looking at the many sites to see! Don't forget to go on the train!”
 of 5 bubbles Dazshelby, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Didn't stay here - just used the dining room twice”
 of 5 bubbles Gwennie46, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are views in Queeny”
 of 5 bubbles markgK3096KW, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles MichaelK342, 14 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Everything about this hotel is great”
 of 5 bubbles Leanne1364, 22 Nov 2014 | Read review
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