If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own slice of hospitality heaven – an accommodation business complete with a cozy pub, look no further.
From historic country pubs with short-stay accommodation to modern hotel operations with popular bars in vibrant tourism destinations, here are five classic accommodation businesses with pubs that offer unique opportunities for aspiring innkeepers.
The Palace Hotel, nestled in the heart of Nanango, Queensland, is a true gem steeped in history. This two-story classic Queenslander, over a century old, offers a blend of charm and modern amenities. With recent renovations including a new bar, flooring, and internal paint.
The property features 11 accommodation rooms upstairs, a public bar, a dining room, a large function room, and a spacious beer garden. Only a short drive from Kingaroy, this hotel presents an excellent opportunity for new owners to make their mark in the bustling Queensland hospitality scene.
Does a complete change of scene and a cooler climate appeal?
Nestled amid the serene hills of Kahurangi National Park, The Little Wanganui Hotel offers a unique blend of rustic charm and modern comfort. Positioned at the gateway to the Heaphy Track, this property caters to both the local community and visiting tour groups.
With accommodation options ranging from pub rooms with shared facilities to self-contained cabins, a licensed restaurant, and proximity to renowned hiking tracks and attractions, this hotel is an ideal investment for those seeking a thriving hospitality business in a stunning natural setting.
Located in the picturesque town of Sheffield, Tasmania, known for its vibrant murals, The Iconic Sheffield Hotel presents a rare opportunity for aspiring hoteliers.
Boasting impressive revenue figures and a prime location with no hotel competition in sight, this property offers a range of facilities including a public bar, bottleshop, dining rooms, function room, and accommodation rooms. With the freehold and business available for purchase or lease, this is your chance to own a piece of Tasmania’s rich hospitality heritage.
For savvy investors looking for a fully faceted regional hotel, The Pit Pony Hotel in Collinsville, Queensland, ticks all the boxes. With its commercial liquor license, public bar, lounge bar, gaming area, drive-thru bottle shop, and comfortable accommodation options, this hotel is a hotspot for locals and travellers alike.
With over 20 percent return on investment, investing in The Pit Pony Hotel is a smart choice for those seeking a profitable venture in the heart of Queensland.
Situated in the vibrant tourism destination of Beechworth, Victoria, The Empire Hotel offers a modern and sophisticated hotel operation.
With multiple income streams including bar, dining, functions, and accommodation, this venue has consistently delivered strong profits. The recent refurbishment and prime location make it an attractive investment opportunity for hospitality operators looking to capitalise on Beechworth’s popularity among tourists and locals alike.
Whether you’re drawn to the charm of a historic country pub or the allure of a modern hotel in a bustling tourism hub, these five accommodation businesses with pubs offer something for every aspiring innkeeper.
Mandy has over 17 years of accommodation and tourism industry writing experience and is Editor of AccomNews & Resort News, Publisher of SchoolNews & Director of Multimedia Pty Ltd. She is a retired registered nurse with a 25-year NHS career that followed a few unforgettable years in hotel housekeeping.