It must be difficult to efficiently operate any hospitality business in a remote town such as Tibooburra. But our cabin at the Family Hotel was comfortable though basic. I double bed & 1 singe bed, basic furnishings, fridge, TV air conditioning. Parking was in front of the cabin. An ill fitting entrance door let in dust, rattled & with the sounds of a leaking toilet meant for a poor sleep on a windy night. Water in the shower was surprisingly OK though just slightly hard. Good hot water. There were at least 3 dining options available with-in a 2 minute walk including the Family Hotel across the road.
We stayed in the cabins. The cabin was perfectly clean and the air conditioning kept it cool despite the heat. Certainly nothing fancy but well located being immediately opposite the Family Hotel and basically next door to the Tibooburra Hotel on one side and The Corner Store on the other. So no matter the heat you don’t have far to walk!
We have just completed a 3 week camper van trip around outback NSW and the best pub in our opinion is the Family Hotel in Tibooburra. The publican Melissa is such a lovely person and made us feel so very much at home. She has a cat called Graham (a girl) and Laurie a rainbow lorikeet who speaks. She told us that her chef was a Fijian who was a master in the kitchen, so we decided to have dinner there. She was not wrong, we both had 1/2 a rump each with chips and salad, it was absolutely divine. What else can you ask for, a friendly setting, cold beers (in that heat) and good food. If you are ever in Tibooburra it's a place you must go to..
we stayed 2 nights in the motel section of this hotel they were clean and basic but got to remember we were in the out back very dark and quiet at night made for very good nights sleep cant really complain about it and would recommend it to friends
Over the past week, we’ve lunched at the Family Hotel several times. Joseph’s burgers are a delicious, hearty meal. My personal favourite is the steak burger. The hotels verandah provides welcome shade and the drinks are cold. After days of camping in the National Park in this hot dry climate, it’s just what you need.