The First Lady of Charters Towers was built in 1888, the Royal is now a privately owned and run Hotel offering a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Situated in the heart of the township, the Royal is within a short walk to shops, restaurants, medical centre, visitors information centre and licensed venues. Charters Towers is a one and a half hours drive west of Townsville.
Boasting 23 rooms across varying budgets the Royal Private Hotel has a room for every discerning traveller. The suites at the Royal Private Hotel will be suited to many varied tastes and lodging requirements. Internal modifications have been made over the years to suit demands of the time and provide modern comforts for travellers and today, the Royal Private Hotel provides guests with a taste of yesteryear with heritage style accommodation and warm old-fashioned service.
Tales To Tell
Two miners - Joe Woodburn and Joe Owen - realised merchants stood a better chance of success on the goldfields than miners did. They set up their trading promises on this very site. (Lot 1 Mosman Street )and on there second trip from Broughton, brought back spirits,thus establishing the first hotel in the towers. The first construction on the site was a bark hut. It was then replaced by a one level wooden building known as the "Reefers Arms Hotel" Richard Hargreaves purchased the hotel in 1877 and built a brewery on the site "sufficient to float Charters Towers" " The Hotel hosted comfortable lodgings, hot and cold plunge shower baths and lofty and well ventilated stabling....