About Us

Luxury accommodation situated right in the heart of the magnificent city of Castlemaine Victoria.
Tariffs are for two guests and include full breakfast every day, The Empyre is the only accommodation in Castlemaine to provide an inclusive la carte breakfast to our guests, either in an exquisite private cafe environment, or by voucher, in Saffs Café adjoining.
Luxury traditional suites reflecting the heritage of the property with modern, beautiful contemporary bathrooms, modern amenities, reverse cycle and split system air conditioning throughout. Open log gas fires are featured in the colder months. There is no compromise to this magnificent and discreet destination.

The Empyre is for discerning travellers Unlike other ’boutique’ labels, we have no compromise. This is a magnificent and discreet destination. Fully licenced, very private, with every luxury Traditional suites reflecting the heritage of the property, with well appointed contemporary bathrooms. A discreet and exclusive wine bar, available for our house guests and their friends. We are fully licenced.

Published Guest comments:

‘A delightful boutique hotel in the middle of Castlemaine, Victoria city centre. Fabulous décor, spotless rooms, parking lot, quiet. We wanted for nothing. Plus, a fabulous breakfast’ (July 2017)

‘All in all, it is just a lovely little place to have a comfortable and peaceful stay in the middle of a very pretty area of the State.
I am happy to recommend the place highly (April 2017)’

‘The welcome, the accomodation, the position, the service, there is nothing here to fault. Beautifully appointed and maintained, the place is great. Topped off by a warm and casual attitude from the hosts coupled with a magnificent standard of delivery.
Go out of your way to spend time here’. (Dec 2016)

The Empyre Experience

This Boutique Hotel is situated in the heart of the Golden Triangle of Victoria. Built in the late 1800’s, the building is now a fine example of total restoration with superb period features blending with contemporary refinement to provide true Luxury Accommodation. The moment you step into the Empyre you are surrounded by the opulence that represents the very best of that era.  Importantly, however, the hotel presents as contemporary, with every luxury and modern amenity. The original parlour rooms have been painstakingly restored. Open log gas fires are featured in the colder months. The Hotel Suites are beautifully presented with modern, contemporary bathrooms, reverse cycle, and split system air conditioning throughout.

The Small Bar is a facility available to guests every day, the library is private and welcoming. Tariffs are for two guests and include full breakfast every day. The hotel is for the exclusive use of guests during their stay, only shared late in the week when the Small Bar is open early evening. The hotel is situated within a close walking distance of many fine restaurants, open day and night. Car parking is available for all guests, off the street. Our signature suites have access and use of the magnificent balcony, overlooking Castlemaine.