About Us

Enjoy a striking destination inspired by the extraordinary landscape, melding the offerings of thrilling in outdoor recreation & unsurpassed beauty of the City of Armidale.

The Royal Hotel Armidale is located at the corner of Beardy & Marsh Streets

Set in the heart of the New England Tablelands. Ideally located midway between Sydney and Brisbane on the New England Highway, and two and a half hours from the Coast along the scenic touring route, the award winning Waterfall Way


Indulge in our delicious cuisine made with only the best local ingredients and prepared by expert chefs. We are providing a wide array of fine dining in a relaxing and modern atmosphere.

In The Beginning

The hotel was built as the "Advance Hotel" in 1880 and was immediately leased by its owner, Margaret Butler, to the Hotel's first licensee, Richard Palmer. After 4 years of trading Margaret Butler took over as licencee and in 1884 changed the sign to the Royal Hotel, with it being unchanged ever since.

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Things to see and do

Armidale has an abundance of sights and activities, something for everyone regardless of your age or fitness level. The region is home to elegant cathedrals, pastoral homesteads, heritage buildings, fascinating museums and galleries, as well as access to world heritage natural wonders.

Around Armidale are a number of interesting half and full day trips to surrounding centres such as Uralla - haunt of the famous bushranger Thunderbolt, Walcha - with its spectacular sculptures and Guyra - top of the range