This art deco B&B, inside a magnificent old private hotel is such a find!
The owner Mauro is a delightful host, settled us in efficiently. We took in the sweeping stairs, made our choice of period rooms, and then reveled in the breathtaking sitting room - this room has to be seen to be appreciated. There are some fine quality items in the quirky adjoining boutique, especially beautiful hats, shirts, worth a browse.
Before dinner we made good use of the adjoining bar, another cosy spot to sit and read by a fire, with locals for company.
Spoilt for choice when dining in Castlemaine. We celebrated a major birthday at The Good Table, then an easy walk back for champagne in the private lounge.
Appreciated electric blankets, slept v comfortably.
The breakfast was leisurely and tasty, good coffee to finish. We wont leave it a decade before finding a reason to celebrate here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Midland has welcomed travelers to stay since 1879 and now also incorporates shops offering fashion and gifts for men and women, a espresso lounge and a wine bar. It is a most stylish but very much lived-in place." Grand yet unpretentious - Stylish yet homely." ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Midland Hotel Castlemaine, Victoria