Historic Queenscliff Hotel for sale

by AF

Queenscliff Hotel
Sale by Tender

The historic Queenscliff Hotel south of Melbourne has been listed for sale as the current owner/operator makes plans for retirement.

Dating from 1887, this is one of Victoria’s earliest Queen Anne-style buildings. It was originally built as a hotel for hoteliers Martha Nugent and Joseph Goslin, who had previously operated the Esplanade Hotel for many years.

The 2-storey brick building with tower and cast iron balcony was designed by architects Reed, Henderson & Smart and constructed by N.W. Frogley. It has 15 bedrooms with bathrooms, guess lounges, a formal dining room, conservatory restaurant and bar.

It was completed during Queenscliff’s boom times when the area was regarded as a fashionable summer holiday resort by Victoria’s wealthy. In those days it was easily accessed by the Geelong-Queenscliff railway, as well as paddle steamers operating out of Melbourne.

The substantially intact hotel is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register

The Sale

The hotel and contents were previously offered for sale by tender with a deadline of November 7, 2012, however no suitable offers were received and it remains on the market. The seller is reported to be seeking $4 ~ $6 million. The hotel was previously put up for auction in 2010 and had bids up to $4 million, but the owner decided not to sell at that time. The selling agent indicated that some prospective buyers have looked at converting it into a residence.

The sale includes antique furniture, which the owner has restored.

The nearby Vue Grand Hotel has been on the market since 2010 with an asking price of around $4 million.


16 Gellibrand Street, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia

Listing information and images via Realcommercial.com.au

“Queenscliff pub of ‘national important’: Hotel up for sale” Bellarine Independent, October 5, 2012.
“Historic Queenscliff Hotel listed, along with antique furnishings” Property Observer, September 27, 2012.