The Royal Hotel, Daylesford





Mrs E. Jacobson is the licensee of the Royal Hotel, a house which is one of the best remembered of the district, and occupies a good corner of Vincent street, on the road from the railway station.

Here there is ever a welcome for man – and for the gentler sex also – and beast, and it will not be the fault of the lady in charge if all are not made very comfortable. There are plenty of bedrooms, well lighted and cool, a comfortable suite of smoking and sitting rooms, and all the other arrangements which go to make up a desirable place for a sojourn.

The Royal guarantees to keep its patrons amused and interested in a variety of ways, and those who seek it “just for recreation and to pass the time away” are not likely to be in any respect disappointed.

-Weekly Times (Melbourne Victoria) Saturday 1 December 1900.


The Royal Hotel as it is today (2016) in Daylesford, Victoria.

Daylesford is a spa town located in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, within the Shire of Hepburn, Victoria, Australia, approximately 115 kilometres north-west of Melbourne. First established in 1852 as a gold-mining town, today Daylesford has a population of 2,565 as of the 2011 census.


A cosy little hostelry is the Star, equipped with the best of liquors, and furnished with a billiard table and other devices for whiling away the hours of ease. Mrs M. Harrison is the proprietress – a lady who has long resided in the town, and who knows well how to make everyone who visits her house comfortable and at home.

-Weekly Times (Melbourne Victoria) Saturday 1 December 1900.


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