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Cycles at The Empire

Empire Hotel, 19-23 Emu Bay Road, Deloraine, Tasmania 7304 Australia
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#1 of 2 small hotels in Deloraine
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Café by day, Restaurant by night. In 1917 AJ Fowler ran a bicycle factory in the corner of the Empire Hotel. Fowler bicycles became well regarded in the District and were exported to Melbourne. At Cycles we aim to reflect this spirit in a casual and friendly setting, bringing you quality seasonal food built on the natural cycles of northern Tasmania.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Darts
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference facilities
Street parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
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Fireplace
Iron
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Business
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Thai
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KJR wrote a review Jan 2024
13 contributions1 helpful vote
Empire tasting trail platter for two! Amazing platter, full of flavour and variety. Everything was absolutely delicious. Staff took care for coeliac needs. I felt very safe eating here, trying new things and thoroughly enjoying every bite. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Empire Hotel, Owner at Cycles at The Empire
Responded 13 Jan 2024
So glad we were able to give you a good experience.
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Philip M wrote a review Nov 2023
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Stayed overnight at the Empire Hotel. Room was clean, comfortable bed, traffic noise which reduces at night but not an issue. Staff very welcoming and friendly. Opportunity to see a platypus in the river across the road if you're lucky! Meals are delicious and the menu is great. Communal breakfast room is a nice touch and well stocked. Very reasonable price for a lovely stay in a charming town. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Empire Hotel, Owner at Cycles at The Empire
Responded 26 Nov 2023
Thank you so much for the review, glad you enjoyed your stay and your meals int he restaurant. We hope to see you again sometime soon.
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Paul W wrote a review Sept 2023
Canberra, Australia52 contributions28 helpful votes
Empire Hotel - Deloraine Classic Country Pub Modern, clean and comfortable rooms. Meals were tasty and served by a lovely open fireplace. Breakfast was basic but good. Hosts were friendly and informative about the region. Good value. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Parking via side laneway
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Responded 27 Sept 2023
Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your stay. Cheers Amanda
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TassieEV wrote a review Apr 2023
Hobart, Australia19 contributions8 helpful votes
I stayed here again for my second time as I enjoyed the first time other than the room being on the front and near the big illuminated sign. This time at the back was much better. I didn't realise that not all the rooms have the ensuite connected the room I was in, room 9, had two single beds and the ensuite you had to leave the room and go to the ensuite which was close by but the emergency exit path was there probably why they couldn't have it interconnected. Don't forget your key especially at night and not great for nude sleepers in case they need to visit the golden throne in the middle of the night. I would suggest they think of heated underfloor in the bathroom under the tiles instead though would make it that much nicer particularly at night or going in barefoot. Also I learned don't use memory foam pillows had a sore neck for most of the next day, half way through my sleep I swapped it out with the other pillow which was a normal type of pillow. The electric blanket was nice having not used one before but had it on too hot best use it at level 1 for cool nights. The bed was comfortable overall. The room and ensuite were clean the only thing I'd suggest is they kill the spiders in the window edge in the bathroom and clean up the cobwebs on a more regular basis, small I know but important. I had my dinner there as well and the two beers I had were good as was the food(fish & chips & salad), maybe some more healthy choices on the menu perhaps or do some fusion specials even. The parking area behind is the only bit that needs some work, a low car could damage on the stumps that are still remaining from trees in the past and to think about 7-11kW EV charging for future as it is the future of transport and customers could go to the competition due to lack of it.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 10 Apr 2023
Thank you for the review, I will definitely follow up with some of your suggestions. Cheers Amanda
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ExploringLife wrote a review Feb 2023
Moama, Australia1657 contributions229 helpful votes
Only stayed one night. Very clean, well preserved historic pub with modern amenities. Great restaurant downstairs too. Parking out the back, centrally located. The only thing we noticed was that our room didn’t have a window that could be opened, and that meant using a fan all night to circulate air.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a window or a/c.
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Responded 24 Feb 2023
Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your stay. I have noted your comment about the window and will see if there is any way to change this. Cheers Amanda
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Beth H wrote a review Feb 2023
Watford, United Kingdom12 contributions5 helpful votes
We have had a terrible meal and experience at the Empire Hotel in deloraine. My daughter was served a tahini cous cous salad with avocado and I had fish and chips. The avocado was soggy and brown (see pictures) and the cous cous was stodgy. The chips were undercooked and swimming in grease. I ate most of my fish and chips and didn't intend to complain about them as although poor, they were edible. However my daughter was unable to eat more than a couple of spoonfuls of the salad. We debated whether to comment on the food but as it was so awful we decided that the staff should know. The salad was 23 dollars and was not of an edible quality and we thought that it was unreasonable to charge this price for an inedible dish. . We expected an apology however what we got was a male waiter / supervisor who was extremely confrontational and condescending towards myself and my daughter. He agreed that the avocado was brown and soggy (see pictures) but stated that it tasted the same as green ones. He suggested that my daughter didn't understand what she had ordered and asked whether she had had tahini before. He talked over us both and when we tried to explain why the food was so bad he wasn't prepared to listen. He just kept challenging my daughter about her food choice stating that she hadn't understood what she had ordered. He seemed to suggest that somehow it was our fault. He would not listen to us, talked over us and behaved in a bullying manner. He was charming when he introduced us to the hotel but clearly did not know how to deal with problems. He suggested that if we had complained immediately then he may have removed the soggy avocado and replaced it. He did not understand or in fact listen to us when we tried to explain that the whole dish was poorly prepared. In the end we paid as we just wanted to leave the restaurant as we felt that this male supervisor was just being condescending and rude. My 20 year old daughter left upset as she had felt bullied by him. I suspect that he would not treat 2 male guests in the same way. We were staying for 1 night at the empire Hotel where this restaurant was. This completely spoilt our experience and we just wanted to leave the hotel as soon as possible. The hotel itself is run down and shabby. However the rooms are only 99 dollars and we were not expecting luxury. This rate included breakfast and when we came down to the self serve breakfast room at 8am there was no bread left. I looked for a member of staff but reception was locked and no one was around. The orange juice had also gone with only apple left. I did not want the sweet cereals available and we therefore left without breakfast. We hated our stay here. Fortunately our other stays in tasmania have been good.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 24 Feb 2023
I'm really sorry you had this experience, it is not the way my staff would usually behave and I will follow up with them. As for the breakfast it is hard to judge how much everyone is going to eat so occasionally some guests do miss out and for that we apologize. The building is a heritage listed building that is over 120 years old so may appear run down to you but it is actually in very good shape for an old one. I'm glad you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Tasmania and am sorry your stay with us let you down. Amanda
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Scenic730531 wrote a review Feb 2023
14 contributions1 helpful vote
Menu was a bit tired with limited choice, a little surprising and looked like an old menu. steak was a touch chewy and way over salted. Only one snitzel on the menu being chicken and nothing special. No one in our group particularly excited with their meal. Overall was a little disappointing
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Empire Hotel, Owner at Cycles at The Empire
Responded 17 Feb 2023
Thanks for the review, sorry you were disappointed with your meals. My favorite picks from the entrees are the seared tuna or the duck pate or the trout rillette and from the mains I love the pork and truffle sausages or the steak served with red wine jus and delicious seasonal veg.
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Hugh J wrote a review Jan 2023
27 contributions12 helpful votes
Loved this hotel. Beautiful quaint hotel full of character, well presented rooms, parking at rear. Lovely town quiet with lovely walks along the river. Staff very friendly help yourselves breakfast on first-floor
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 23 Jan 2023
Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your stay. Cheers Amanda and Mark
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Rowena S wrote a review Jan 2023
Sydney, Australia78 contributions41 helpful votes
We stayed a night after spending the day at Cradle Mountain. The room was perfect with newish looking private bathroom and double bed. It was clean and had everything we needed. We ate dinner (steak cooked exceptionally well) downstairs and enjoyed sitting outside with a wine and beer. Continental Breakfast is included in the room rate. Really personable team (mainly family) but felt good being welcomed into a friendly venue.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 23 Jan 2023
Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your stay. Cheers Amanda and Mark
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Bobbie B wrote a review Oct 2022
Sydney, Australia34 contributions5 helpful votes
Our hosts Amanda and Mark were most hospitable and clearly love their jobs. The accommodation was beautifully appointed with a nice firm queen sized bed which included a great Continental breakfast. Quality of the meals in the pub downstairs were a pleasant surprise. Bonus was the complimentary ‘platypus spotting tour’.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: October is when the platypuses breed so more of a chance to spot them
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Responded 23 Jan 2023
Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your stay and that you got to see a platypus. Cheers Amanda and Mark
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cycles at The Empire
Which popular attractions are close to Cycles at The Empire?
Nearby attractions include Yarns Artwork in Silk (0.4 km), Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum (0.5 km), and Deloraine Creative Studios (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cycles at The Empire?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Cycles at The Empire?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cycles at The Empire?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cycles at The Empire?
Conveniently located restaurants include Deloraine Deli, Cycles @ The Empire, and Bush Inn Brewhouse.
Is Cycles at The Empire located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Deloraine.
Does Cycles at The Empire offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cycles at The Empire?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Thai.
Is Cycles at The Empire accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.