Circa 1936

145 Sanger Street, Corowa, Australia

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Hotel Description

We’ve seen some small hotels in our day, but with just three suites, Circa 1936 is barely a hotel at all. It’s converted from what used to be the Rural Bank of New South Wales, a landmark building in the sleepy town of Corowa, just over the Murray River from the Victoria side — and as you might expect, the Rural Bank of NSW wasn’t exactly a skyscraper. It is, at first blush, an unlikely setting for a stylish and luxurious boutique hotel, but that’s certainly nothing to complain about in itself. Many of the best hotels arrive in unexpected places, and something this unique is well worth three hours’ drive from Melbourne.

The name places it rather precisely, but Circa 1936 promises something more than a pure historical experience: “19th-century service, 20th-century style, 21st-century facilities” is the goal, and combining friendly professionalism with Art Deco charm and contemporary luxury, they make a fine show of it. It’s a beautiful building, expertly restored, and as hotel interiors they’re incredibly appealing — so much so that Circa’s proprietors have since branched out into the design business. And their spa — yes, this three-suite hotel comes with a fully equipped day spa — isn’t exactly hard on the eyes, either. Let’s hear it for 1936.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 3 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

CIRCA 1936 is a Non Smoking property. A rear deck area is available for smokers. Children Policy Our rooms were not designed with children in mind, one bed only, a staircase and lots of breakables. HOWEVER, we do understand the challenges of travelling with children. Should you decide to bring along a young child or infant and they are not old enough to have a room of their own, we will do our best, within the constraints of our space and facilities to assist you. Our policy therefore, is that there is no extra charge for ONE small child, when sharing a room with their parents in the existing bedding of one super king size bed. In the case of the North Suite which has a day bed suitable for a child, we will prepare the day bed for sleeping at evening turn down, at no additional charge. We ask for that your children also respect the tranquility of the hotel and privacy of other guests. We cannot place extra portable bedding in Suites and bringing of personal bedding onto the property is not allowed. In the case of bedding for an infant, prior permission must be sought. Damage Any damage caused to the property will be charged for, including odours caused by smoking in Suites. Guests of Guests No persons other than those originally booked may access the guest suites at any time unless with the specific approval of the Manager. \t Payment Policy:\t ----------------------------------------------\t •\tGST iclusive in all rates. One nights accommodation is payable to confirm booking. The credit card supplied at booking may or may not be charged immediately, but by accepting this confirmation, Circa 1936 is entitled to charge the agreed deposit at any time prior to arrival. •\tBookings for Peak periods: Good Friday to Easter Monday inclusive: Christmas Eve until New Years Day inclusive: All NSW and Victorian Public Holidays on the night before and night of must be paid in full at time of booking. \t Cancellation Policy:\t ----------------------------------------------\t •\tBookings cancelled more than 7 days prior to 12 pm on arrival date may be rebooked for a single future booking without loss of deposit. Should that subsequent booking be cancelled for any reason the total deposit will be forfeited. •\tFor Peak Periods as listed above, the same policy applies, but with a 14 day notice period applying instead of 7 days. •\tBookings cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival or a non-arrival of guests, will incur full forfeiture of the booking deposit. •\tConsideration may be given for flexibility of this policy due to exceptional circumstances at the discretion of management.

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Check in:

11am,

Check out:

4pm

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  • South Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 538 ft²/50 m².
    Amenities

    Views: no view.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • butler service
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • heated floor
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • stand up shower
    • Super king bed 200 x 200
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • North Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 581 ft²/54 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or village.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • heated floor
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • sofa sleeper
    • Super King size bed 200 x 200
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • West Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 613 ft²/57 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • butler service
    • complimentary minibar
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • heated floor
    • rain shower
    • Super king bed, fireplace
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

CIRCA 1936 is a Non Smoking property. A rear deck area is available for smokers. Children Policy Our rooms were not designed with children in mind, one bed only, a staircase and lots of breakables. HOWEVER, we do understand the challenges of travelling with children. Should you decide to bring along a young child or infant and they are not old enough to have a room of their own, we will do our best, within the constraints of our space and facilities to assist you. Our policy therefore, is that there is no extra charge for ONE small child, when sharing a room with their parents in the existing bedding of one super king size bed. In the case of the North Suite which has a day bed suitable for a child, we will prepare the day bed for sleeping at evening turn down, at no additional charge. We ask for that your children also respect the tranquility of the hotel and privacy of other guests. We cannot place extra portable bedding in Suites and bringing of personal bedding onto the property is not allowed. In the case of bedding for an infant, prior permission must be sought. Damage Any damage caused to the property will be charged for, including odours caused by smoking in Suites. Guests of Guests No persons other than those originally booked may access the guest suites at any time unless with the specific approval of the Manager. \t Payment Policy:\t ----------------------------------------------\t •\tGST iclusive in all rates. One nights accommodation is payable to confirm booking. The credit card supplied at booking may or may not be charged immediately, but by accepting this confirmation, Circa 1936 is entitled to charge the agreed deposit at any time prior to arrival. •\tBookings for Peak periods: Good Friday to Easter Monday inclusive: Christmas Eve until New Years Day inclusive: All NSW and Victorian Public Holidays on the night before and night of must be paid in full at time of booking. \t Cancellation Policy:\t ----------------------------------------------\t •\tBookings cancelled more than 7 days prior to 12 pm on arrival date may be rebooked for a single future booking without loss of deposit. Should that subsequent booking be cancelled for any reason the total deposit will be forfeited. •\tFor Peak Periods as listed above, the same policy applies, but with a 14 day notice period applying instead of 7 days. •\tBookings cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival or a non-arrival of guests, will incur full forfeiture of the booking deposit. •\tConsideration may be given for flexibility of this policy due to exceptional circumstances at the discretion of management.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

11am,

Check out:

4pm

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