Imperial Fine Accommodation

Broken Hill Accomodation

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Welcome to Imperial Fine Accommodation!

Imperial Fine AccommodationElegant 4 1/2 star accommodation with a personal touch awaits you at The Imperial, a beautifully restored heritage bluestone building (circa 1906) in the heart of Broken Hill where modern facilities sit happily alongside the gentle spirit of an Australia long past.

Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this family run boutique hotel .. small enough to be personal but large enough to find your own space and privacy.

The Imperial Fine Accommodation was purchased in February 2005 by the husband and wife team of Bill Balding and Cathy Dyer.


Both Bill and Cathy took transfers to work with the Area Health Service in Broken Hill. Bill, who headed up the Public Health Unit, planned a 12 month transfer, but now, 10 years later they call Broken Hill home.

Bill is The Imperial's manager, host and cook (and still runs a small Public Health consultancy) while Cathy works for the Aboriginal Medical Service.

They have three children, Matilda (Tilly), Aurora (Rory) and Noah.

Our Town

  • Broken Hill, known as 'The Silver City', is the largest centre in Outback NSW and is often referred to as “The Jewel of the Outback”. Located 1,160 km from Sydney, the city came into existence in 1885 after Charles Rasp recognized the mineral potential of the area two years earlier. Today the city sits on one of the world's largest known silver-lead-zinc lodes – a deposit which is 7 km long and over 220 metres wide.


Accommodation in Broken Hill

Guest Rooms:

imperialBed and BreakfastSix well appointed, en-suite guest bedrooms, featuring queen-size beds, wireless internet access, television, reverse cycle heating/air-conditioning, bath robes and quality bathroom amenities, DVD player, clock/radio, hair dryer, desk, easy chairs and table, closet and bar fridge.

Rooms are furnished with antique and period pieces that individualise each room and guests have access to the modern guest kitchen, lounge, full size billiard table in the old 'front bar' and a walled courtyard with solar heated pool.

Rates from $170 per night (single traveller), and includes provisions for a fix yourself continental or cooked breakfast from the fully stocked guest kitchen (we do all the cleaning up), cheese, crackers and evening port, DVDs, filtered water and free wifi.

The Imperial now has a newly renovated apartment suitable for family groups, friends travelling together or for extended stays. The 2 bedroom apartment has a king bed bedroom and a twin single bed bedroom. It has 1 full sized bathroom, a kitchenette, lounge room and dining area. The apartment also opens out onto our iconic veranda where there are additional tables and chairs.

The 3 bedroom option provides an additional queen en suite room.

2/3 bedroom Apartment:

Bed and BreakfastBed and BreakfastThe Imperial now has a newly renovated apartment suitable for family groups, friends travelling together or for extended stays.

The two bedroom apartment has a queen bedroom and a double bedroom, bathroom, lounge room, dining area and kitchenette.

Opening directly onto the iconic veranda that wraps around the building, the 3 bedroom option provides an additional queen en suite room.

Things to Do

Things to do in and around Broken Hill

When it's time for you to explore Broken Hill and the area, there are so many things to see and do.

  • Visit the first Regional Art Gallery in Australia.
  • See as many of the 30+ other art galleries as you can.
  • Learn about the local history and geological history at one of the many centres and museums.
  • View The Big Picture and buy jewellery made from Broken Hill-mined silver
  • Choose between a spider and a milkshake at a genuine 1950's iconic milk bar where they even make their own syrups and cordials.
  • Study the many outstanding heritage buildings which have been listed by the National Trust.
  • Be intrigued by the use of corrugated iron in the houses around town.
  • Eavesdrop on lessons at the School of the Air
  • Pay a visit to the Royal Flying Doctor base
  • Watch the sun set at the Sculptures or check out the curvature of the earth at Mundi Mundi lookout.
  • Practise your photographic skills or paint or draw what you see and feel
  • Play two-up at a local club
  • Play golf on a dirt "green" or at the fully irrigated BH golf course; the Palm Springs of western NSW
  • Check out the bird life on a boat tour of the Menindee Lakes.
  • Check out Silverton, take a walk up the Monks Hills to view the view of all views. The horizon is so vast you can not only see the Flinders Rnages but the curvature of the earth.
  • Take a tour down a silver mine
  • Deliver the mail on the bush mail tour
  • Have a drink or play dDrag Bingo at the pub where some of Priscilla Queen of the Desert was filmed or follow in the tyre tracks of Mad Max
  • Gaze at the stars at Broken Hills observatory and get a guided tour of the night sky
  • Go for a swim in the massive Menindee Lakes system or at the Broken Hill aquatic centre - the best pool complex in regional NSW or our own beautiful pool at the Imperial
  • Go for a scenic flight over the lakes or further afield Lake Eyre and the Flinders Ranges (departing from Broken Hill airport)
  • Explore one of the three nearby National Parks
  • Join a tour around town or into the surrounding areas
  • Go for a mountain bike ride through the 100s of tracks between Broken Hill and Silverton. Or try the graded dedicated mountain bike tracks developed by the Broken Hill Mountain Bike Club.

The list just goes on and on!

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Getting Here

Getting to The Imperial

By car, Broken Hill is 1,116km from Sydney, 842km from Melbourne, 1,458km from Brisbane and 511km from Adelaide.

Broken Hill is well serviced by Plane ( Regional Express) and Train (Countrylink and the Indian Pacific).

Once you hit town, The Imperial is north along Oxide Street, three blocks north of the railway line and two blocks from Broken Hill's main shopping strip, Argent Street.

Driving to Broken Hill


Guest Book

What others have said

"Charming hotel from another era". - Leonie and Bob Finnigan

"Wonderful to stay in a beautifully restored iconic hotel. Very comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay. Thanks!" - Margaret, Nick, Andrew and Connor Cook

"What a stroke of luck finding the Imperial. Thank you. Excellent accommodation and very friendly. No one can believe it… has been a real highlight of the trip". - Rose Langton

"Thank you for providing such an amazingly restored old building. Everything was perfect, keep up the good work". - Sharon Marsh

"It’s the little things that count and you do the little things very well. Thank you". - Maureen and Michael

"Thank you for letting us stay at the Imperial! We found the apartment enjoyable and comfortable and it made our stay very pleasant. We will never forget our holiday experience here at the Imperial and Broken Hill. Thank you for your kind hospitality!" - Lizzie Tomlinson and the Tomlinson Family

"An oasis in the dessert. a truly lovely stay. Great service, you have looked after us superbly". - Scott and Rosemary

"Our stay at the imperial was memorable. Thank you so much for our most enjoyable holiday in Broken Hill". - Michael Jeffery

"The Imperial was perfect for our stay: we loved the style of hotel and the beautiful old rooms, spacious and so comfortable. We did enjoy spending time on the lovely wide verandah, either at afternoon tea or breakfast time, and to end the day with a refreshing swim was ideal".

"We came for Broken Hill's history and literally slept in it! The Imperial gave us the perfect mix of location, a grand restoration and great local knowledge."


more information

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