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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


CIRCA 1936 Executive Meeting Room

“The Porta” – Gateway to insights and outcomes

CIRCA 1936 has been magnificently restored and beautifully appointed.  This 86-year-old rural bank of NSW building commands pride of place in the main street of Corowa.

The Circa 1936 team are committed to delivering an exemplary level of service in liaising with you to plan your event.   Our manager, Jennifer West, is available to create a meeting event and associated food, wines from the local region and activities to complement the occasion.  We will ensure your event is executed with seamless professionalism.

An event coordinator will be appointed to you so your preparations will be managed in a timely manner.  Our goal is to help you create and deliver an event that leaves a lasting impression on your colleagues and guest.

No two events are the same, so our packages offer flexibility and a chance to personalize your event. Learn more

The Porta at CIRCA 1936

Here are some local independent experiences that you can savour while staying with us:

  1. Renowned winery region – Rutherglen and Wahgunyah

  2. Corowa Whisky and Chocolate Factory

  3. The mighty Murray River

  4. World’s best olive tasting experience Gooramada Olive

  5. Gourmet food trail

  6. Art experience, including Gallery 294 and The Wacky Bird Gallery

  7. Walking tracks and bike riding trails

  8. Golf Clubs: Corowa, Howlong, Yarrawonga

  9. Bird Watching

  10. Cactus country

  11. Historical Chiltern 

  12. Beechworth historic and cultural precinct

  13. Fishing on The Murray, water ski & canoeing

  14. Historical Federation Museum

  15. Bushwalking

  16. Milawa wine region

  17. King Valley wine region

Terms and Conditions

CIRCA Hotels are NON SMOKING properties.

Child policy and Extra Person Policy
CIRCA welcomes children. A maximum of one (1) child under the age of 18 is permissible in the North Suite where a single day bed is located and available at an additional cost of $55 per day (includes breakfast). One (1) infant or child under the age of five (5) is also allowable if sharing the existing bedding in any room. Maximum occupancy for any room is 3 persons - adult, child or infant. No more than two (2) adults may occupy a room at any time under any circumstances. CIRCA Hotels do not provide roll-a-way beds or cots.

Rates and inclusions:
Rates quoted are per room per night in Australian Dollars (AUD) and inclusive of 10% goods and services tax (GST). A stay at CIRCA 1936 includes continental breakfast, in room mini bar with wine, beer, soft drinks and selected snacks, evening night cap and other various inclusions.

Check-in / Check-out times:
Check-in time is from 2pm. Check-out time is 11am. Where possible, flexibility with early check-in and late check-out will be provided, however, these are unable to be guaranteed. The facilities within the guest Lounge are available for your enjoyment for up to 3 hours before and after your check-in and check-out times.

Maximum occupancy:
Per suite in existing bedding:
North Suite: 2 adults and 1 person under the age of 18
West Suite: 2 adults
South Suite: 2 adults
Loveridge Suite: 2 adults

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.
Consideration may be given for flexibility of any policy due to exceptional circumstances at the discretion of management.
Payment Policy

·       A valid credit card with sufficient funds is required to confirm a reservation. 50% of the full amount for your stay is required seven (7) days prior to arrival.
Should payment not be able to be processed we will contact you on the email provided. In the event of no response within 48 hours, CIRCA Hotel reserves the right to cancel the booking without further recourse.
We accept Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We do NOT charge a surcharge on any credit cards.

·       All bookings over the Christmas/New Year period 17 December to 26 January inclusive must be secured with a non-refundable deposit of one night’s accommodation within 14 days of reservation being made.

Cancellation Policy
·       Cancellations within seven (7) days of arrival will forfeit the 50% payment transacted seven (7) days prior to arrival.
We will make every effort to resell any rooms cancelled, in which event, the cancellation fee will be refunded in full. No refunds can be given in the event of non-arrival.

·       Covid-19 Circumstances
Due to the changing and prolonged nature of this pandemic, should you be unable to travel due to Health Orders in effect at the time, the same cancellation policy does apply.

·       We highly recommend that you protect yourself with travel insurance.

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