The Northern Arts Hotel features eight boutique guest rooms, function areas, a sitting room and a private upstairs balcony.
Following a three-year-long refurbishment by former furniture maker Nicholas Dattner, the hotel opened as a guesthouse in 2013. Featuring rich timber paneling, an art deco ceiling together with an extensive collection of antiques, paintings and quirky objects, the Northern Arts Hotel shares much in common with some of the great art hotels around the world.
The History of the Building
The rear section of the building, the accommodation, was constructed c.1870 whilst the the front was built in Art Deco style in 1939. The function room and drive-thru (now a gourmet drive through bakery) was completed in 1990. Located at the quiet northern end of town, adjacent to the former Thompson’s foundry (est. 1875), The Newnorthern Art Hotel continues as a celebrated part of Castlemaine.