CIRCA 1936, is located on the tree lined main street of Corowa, the “birthplace of Australian Federation”, and housed within the historic art deco environs of the former Rural Bank of NSW. While the bank vault no longer protects the riches that were reaped from the sheep and wheat harvests, CIRCA 1936  does uphold and protect the rich and vibrant story of almost a century in the life of a typical Australian rural town and the stunning architectural features of its heritage building.
As you enter the doors of CIRCA  1936, the stunning pressed metal ceilings and art deco features are only overshadowed by the smiles and warmth of the greeting from the CIRCA staff. Whether it is sitting in the The Lounge beside the bank vault, or enjoying a glass of wine in the bar that now occupies the bank manager’s office, you can imagine the dreams, aspirations, apprehension and heartbreak that the walls have witnessed as customers went about their daily finances. These same walls are no longer witness to the anxiety caused by the pound or the dollar, but to a relaxed and refined atmosphere and features of a luxury hotel: design furniture and stunning art pieces, coffee aromas, plump feather pillows on crisp linen, quality amenities and most importantly genuine hospitality and efficient service. We look forward to welcoming you "to join us for a moment at CIRCA 1936".
19th century service | 20th century style | 21st century facilities
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    South Suite

    The three room, 50 sqm. South Suite promotes the concept of “spaces – private space, shared space and pamper space”. Entertain in the lounge, slumber in the bedroom or pamper yourself in the 18 sqm. bathroom that features art deco lighting and our signature photographic art works. But whether it's in the walk through rain shower that allows panoramic views of majestic Murray River gums or relaxing in the high back, white and black bathtub, you will be immersed in an environment of luxury as you take in the stunning simplicity of the 1.2 metre, circular stained glass window.

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    North Suite

    Apart from the luxurious super king size bed, it is the three metre high pressed metal ceiling that dominates this 54 sqm. suite. With 180 degree views of historic Corowa through white shuttered windows, this light filled space beckons guests to relax and read on the Le Corbusier day bed; relax and soak in the bathtub while contemplating the beauty of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed stained glass window, before relaxing some more in The Lounge. And if all that relaxing could not possibly be enough, top it off with a Relaxation Massage in The Spa on the ground floor.
    The North Suite is adjacent to the elevator and has disabled access and facilities.
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    West Suite

    Overlooking the passing parade of the tree lined main street, our largest suite also features a huge 20 sqm. bathroom with an oversize bathtub and French doors leading onto the spacious private balcony. With the full features of the art deco architecture on display, this suite allows guests to truly enjoy the seasons, with the option of opening the French doors to allow a cooling breeze in the summer, or in the cooler months, staying cosy in front of the flickering flames of the fire as the sunshine filters softly through the shuttered windows. After a memorable day and you are preparing to turn in, enjoy your selection from the sleep inducing Nightcap menu and allow images of a different era; of fedoras and gangsters, swing and Billie Holiday prelude your dreams: in a room made for dreaming.

  • Things To Do

    Local independent experiences:

    1. Chocolate and Whisky Factory

    2. The mighty Murray

    3. Bird Watching

    4. Gallery 294 and The Wacky Bird Gallery.

    5. Golf Clubs: Corowa, Howlong, Yarawonga.

    6. Cactus country

    7. Gourmet food trail

    8. Chiltern 

    9. Beechworth

    10. Fishing on The Murray, water ski & canoeing.

    11. Federation Museum

    12. Bushwalking

    13. Milawa region

    14. King Valley

Terms & Conditions

CIRCA 1936 is a Non Smoking property.

Pets of any description other than Assist Dogs are prohibited.


Children Policy
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.

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.


Payment Policy

• 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 1936 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.


Cancellation Policy

• 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.


145 Sanger Street Corowa

NSW 2646

588 Dean Street Albury

NSW 2640

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