"STAR HOTEL" Echuca Things to Do Tip by balhannah
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The Star Hotel (1867), isn't a big impressive Hotel like most are in Australia, instead it's a rather plain red brick building, built to cater for the booming river trade. The hotel was constructed with a large under ground bar called The Shades. This was to escape the summer heat to have a drink in the relative cool 12 ft under the ground. The hotel was know as a rough and drunken establishment and was eventually de-licensed in 1897. The owner still continued to trade illegally and was raided by police, so what did he do, he built an escape tunnel out of the shades bar out into the alley behind. The cellar and escape tunnel can still be visited.
Hard to believe, the Star hotel was one of 78 hotels in Echuca.
The Historic Hotel was eventually purchased by the City of Echuca in 1973, was restored and is now back operating as the Star Hotel once again.
The Hotel is open for Breakfast & Lunch 7 days, Dinner Wed to Sunday & holidays, it has an internal courtyard, a Wine Bar, Public bar and a Cafe which serves coffee & cake.
Situated opposite the Historic Echuca Wharf In the heart of the Port Precinct.
The Star Hotel Runs through from High St to Murray Esplanade.
Address: 45 Murray Esplanade, Echuca
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