CIRCA 1928 - a spa hotel
It took far too long for the former Commonwealth Bank building in Dean Street, Albury - with its guardian like Ionic columns - to discover its true purpose as CIRCA 1928 – a spa hotel. Now some 92 years after it was built, CIRCA 1928 "fits like hand in glove" within the building that is a landmark on the tree lined “Paris end” of regional Australia’s most stylish city. CIRCA 1928 is the culmination of an eight year evolution for CIRCA Hotels that has brought about Australia’s first “spa hotel”, and sees a day spa headlining the offering, ahead of the equally opulent hotel accommodation.
The exhaustive basement to ceiling restoration by Kitabisa Design, has instilled the whole property with a unique ambience that is reflected throughout the commodious hotel suites, the Kitabisa retail area and the CIRCA day spa.
At CIRCA 1928, we go beyond just providing unique accommodation with inclusions such as a health oriented breakfast, in suite mini bar, an evening night-cap, refreshments in the Lounge between 5pm and 6pm, Hunter Lab bathroom amenities, on site parking with electric vehicle fast charging* and a host of other benefits. We strive to ensure that every single guest leaves with an overwhelming sense of having experienced not just everything that they envisaged prior to arriving at CIRCA, but having experienced a special moment, unique to them.
Our tagline is "reassuringly expensive": our commitment is 100% satisfaction.
*One Type 2 EV fast charging point only. Own lead required.
The Hart Suite
The dappled sunlight that filters through the majestic oak trees of Dean Street fills this suite with a sense of life and joy. Quite appropriate for a space where the art of 1928 born art icon Pro Hart appears in multiple muses. Sculptured metal ants creep across the wall and un-original Hart paintings add his hallmark splashes of colour to the spaciousness of a suite where original 1950's Sleepy Hollow chairs and a very unique day bed invite you to relax during the day before being tempted into the super king size bed after turn down in the evening. For the hard working executive, spread out on the over size mid century desk space while the pampered ones seek out the even larger hand beaten copper bath tub that sits adjacent to the former bank managers personal vault within the stunning black and white bathroom.
Weddings are almost always full of stress: but Day Spas are always about de-stressing. So what better place than a day spa - our day spa - to not only minimise the stress levels but provide the perfect base for the bride on the day before, the day of and the day after her wedding.
Our "HAPPILY - before, during and - EVER AFTER" wedding package will most certainly make your wedding day even more perfect.Learn more
The Warhol Suite
This all abilities compliant suite also showcases a 1928 born art icon - Andy Warhol. Adaptations of his pop art create a coruscating kaleidoscope of colour and unique design in this suite, typical of the lifestyle of one of the 20th centuries most famous artists. For what is a "room without a view", the unique use of the four stained glass windows allows guests to experience a suite that changes character as often as the eccentric Warhol purportedly did. The spacious 58m2 suite, features a king size bed beneath a stunning Warhol portrait, colourful ceiling artwork and a steel-art quote from Warhol that suggests that, "Everybody needs to have a fantasy". And we cannot think of a better space within which to live out a fantasy, no matter what it may be. Almost.
While it may be the luxurious hotel suites that lure visitors, it is the five spa treatment rooms that are the jewel in the crown - the very reason behind "a spa hotel". A full range of spa treatments is provided, including bath treatments in the hand-beaten copper bathtubs which are featured in two of the spa rooms, each large enough for 2 guests together if desired. What is sure to set tongues wagging is the V Spa, in one of the three former bank vaults. It is there that traditional Indonesian “ratus” treatments are provided, exclusively for ladies, either singly or in groups of up to six.
As you enter and also as you wander throughout The Hotel, you will be delighted at the opportunity to browse through the unique mix of retail items available for purchase.
You will be cocooned within the hedonistic fragrances of another world, a world of relaxation and pampering where the Australian indigenous Li'tya skin care products so appropriately sit side by side with art works from some of Australia's foremost aboriginal artists: all available for purchase.
Terms & Conditions
CIRCA 1928 is a Non Smoking property.
Pets of any description other than Assist Dogs are prohibited.
There is no extra charge for ONE small child, when sharing a room with their parents in the existing bedding of one super king size bed.
Each Suite has a day bed or couch suitable for a child, which we will prepare for sleeping at evening turn down, at a charge of $25 per day.
We ask for that your children also respect the tranquility of the hotel and privacy of other guests.
Portable bedding in Suites is allowed in the case of bedding for an infant (less than 2 years of age), but prior permission must be sought.
Any damage caused to the property will be charged for, including odours caused by smoking in Suites.
Guests of Guests
No persons other than those originally booked may access the guest suites at any time unless with the specific approval of the Manager.
• GST inclusive in all rates. One nights accommodation is payable to confirm booking. The credit card supplied at booking may or may not be charged immediately, but by accepting this confirmation, Circa 1928 is entitled to charge the agreed deposit at any time prior to arrival.
• Bookings for Peak periods: Good Friday to Easter Monday inclusive: Christmas Eve until January 11th: All NSW and Victorian School Holidays and Public Holidays on the night before and night of must be paid in full at time of booking.
• Bookings cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival date will incur a cancellation fee equal to the first nights accommodation.
• Bookings cancelled less than 72 hours prior to arrival or a non-arrival of guests, will incur a cancellation fee equal to the full value of the booking.
• Discounted rates or special package offers are NON REFUNDABLE in part or in full.
• Consideration may be given for flexibility of this policy due to exceptional circumstances at the discretion of management.