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Barron Valley Hotel

53 Main St, Atherton, Queensland 4883 Australia
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The Barron Valley Hotel is a fabulous pre-war hotel right in the heart of Atherton on the tropical tablelands. At 753 M above sea level the Atherton Tablelands is always cooler and less humid than the rest of the coast. Just over an hour's drive from Cairns, call in and cool off in the bar or lounge and enjoy the unique atmosphere while you relax with a drink or meal. Counter lunches and dinners are served every day and the hotel's bistro has an extensive a la carte menu. Enjoy your meal in the bar, dining room or out on the downstairs or upstairs deck. The Barron Valley has been undergoing extensive renovation/restoration in keeping with it's original Art Deco style - keep up to date with the latest on Facebook. Make a reservation now to enjoy the hotel's unique ambiance ! The Hotel is famous for its large meal servings and Ice Cold beer.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Wine / champagne
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Johnnbarb H wrote a review Sept 2023
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We thought we would treat ourselves with a rib on the bone, Atherton grass fed beef. It was tough and about 30percent fat and gristle. The pepper sauce was inedible. At $55 a serve VERY DISAPPOINTED . When we voiced our dissatisfaction with staff (twice) were told "we will speak to the chef" It was not the fault of the chef, the beef was not top quality, I would exoect rib on the bone to be 'melt in the mouth'
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Peter G wrote a review June 2023
Canberra279 contributions71 helpful votes
Outstanding eating area and food. My wife had crispy skin barramundi and I grilled lamb cutlets, which I could have almost cut with a butter knife. Tender and juicy, with salad on the side. Good variety of wines by the glass.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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cameron h wrote a review June 2023
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My husband and I ate at the Barron river hotel for dinner. He had a parmigana and I had the rib on the bone. My steak was the best steak I have had at a restaurant in years, with the best mushroom sauce.in ages. The environment is beautiful an old pub with a fireplace. You order and pay at the counter and the rest is table service
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dav wrote a review Jan 2023
Lancefield, Australia4 contributions
After a very nice drive through varying countryside from Port Douglas. We arrived in Atherton a lovely township steeped in history. The Barron valley Hotel is 1930’s art deco building with photos on every wall telling of its inhabitants and importance of a very important time inF.N.Q. A wonderful and very well priced lunch. Well worth the visit.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Alison Q wrote a review Oct 2022
The food was amazing. A whole grass fed rib eye steak in the Thai beef salad and wonderful fish and chips, all in large sizes, so didn’t need entrees. Service was incredible, table service for drinks and food without being pushy.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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tree3425 wrote a review June 2022
Lemon Tree Passage, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Very old traditional type hotel. The lunch specials were $15 Monday to Friday. Could also order drinks with your lunch which was nice. The food was excellent as was the service. Old style architecture with easy access for wheelchair or if you’re a bit older lovely timber finished. The staff were friendly and came around during lunch to check everything was satisfactory. Highly recommend for lunch.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Miles R wrote a review Apr 2022
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Well…. Where to start, the accommodation was extremely basic, the taps in the rooms producing a black substance. The owner was rude upon arrival and came out with some racist remarks. Beware of the indigenous people who live in a Forrest opposite the hotel. There are reports of them carrying m’achètes and robbing work boots and laptops. As someone white from the United Kingdom, we were verbally abused by some locals. And we were also refused a refund on the weeks rent including the bond which we paid out for. The vast majority of the place was very run down and the kitchen was very overcrowded! All in all would definitely not recommend to others. The people staying at the hostel said the farm work was horrible and you were treat like a number and slurred and shouted at. Not a pleasant experience to say the least. DO NOT STAY HERE
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Russell Y wrote a review Feb 2022
Ayr, Australia2 contributions
Went there for an evening dinner and paid for dinner and drinks. When my wine arrived there was lipstick smudge all around the rim of my glass. I returned the drink immediately and was given another glass. From then on I just didn’t want to be there. Very sloppy hygiene for these days.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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WorldTravla7 wrote a review Feb 2022
Cairns, Australia6044 contributions558 helpful votes
Adjacent to the Barron Valley Hotel on the main street of Atherton, this café was the first stop in my road trip from Cairns out to the Gulf of Carpentaria. The coffee was wonderful (local White Whale coffee), the staff were friendly and chatty, and my corned beef and sauerkraut toastie was oh so tasty (they have a toastie menu with some really interesting choices & use local Tablelands bread from The Country Crumb). I would stop off here again in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sue S wrote a review Nov 2021
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On holidays and staying at Palm Cove. Visited the Barron Valley Hotel on previous holidays and have enjoyed every visit. The Hotel is beautiful! Original Art Deco. Love it!! The staff are very friendly, the food spot on. Oysters were beautifully fresh and really large. The owners are very friendly and explained the history of the hotel. We will be back and we recommend the Barron River to all visiting Atherton.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barron Valley Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Barron Valley Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Crystal Caves (0.05 km), Atherton Main Street (0.1 km), and Atherton Skills Park (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Barron Valley Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Barron Valley Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Barron Valley Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Barron Valley Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Baba Curry, Atherton Hotel, and Gallery 5.
Is Barron Valley Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Atherton.
Does Barron Valley Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Barron Valley Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Historic Village Herberton (15.3 km) and Rocky Creek Memorial Park (9.9 km).