About Us

Luxury accommodation situated right in the heart of the magnificent city of Castlemaine Victoria.

When booked on this web site, tariffs are for two guests and include full breakfast every day served in the adjoining Saffs Café.

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 bar has had a recent renovation featuring the original entrance from the street and the addition of a sumptuous cocktail lounge.

Our food at the Empyre is simple, delicious and well balanced. We source the finest ingredients combined with Meditteranean food themes. We re-invent dishes from classic cuisines like Greek and Italian in set menus that evolve seasonally.

Our kitchen currently opens both to hotel guests and the public from Friday night through to Sunday night. As we are a small country hotel, bookings for the restaurant are preferred.

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 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 two signature suites have exclusive access and use of the magnificent balcony, overlooking Castlemaine.