Hotel Royal | Torrensville | Adelaide

Imagine stepping into a realm where time seems to stand still, yet every moment feels vibrant and alive. Welcome to the Hotel Royal, a haven nestled in the heart of the neighborhood, beckoning you with the warmth of a familiar embrace and the promise of unforgettable experiences. Purchased by the visionary Hurley group on December 10th, 1979, this historic establishment has evolved into more than just a hotel—it’s a cultural cornerstone, a sanctuary for locals and travelers alike.

Drawing inspiration from the eclectic spirit of the bohemian industrial era, the Hotel Royal embodies a captivating contrast of solidity and stripped-back elegance. Bold architectural lines intertwine with artistic flourishes, creating a tapestry of textures and colors that speak to the soul. Here, every corner tells a story, every detail a testament to the timeless allure of craftsmanship.

Our journey began with a vision—to transform the Hotel Royal into a sanctuary that never sleeps, where every day holds the promise of discovery. Working hand in hand with our dedicated team and skilled builders, we embarked on a multi-stage construction process, ensuring that the hotel remained open throughout its metamorphosis.

“We were looking for smart building ideas and practical engineering advice to contain structural costs. A cosmetic facelift to the function rooms, with consideration of long term changes to accommodate a balcony at the front. We want to make it obvious there is a substantial level of transformation with changes to the outside that create interest and curiosity in the community,”

Today, the Hotel Royal stands as a beacon of hospitality, with its bottle shop, outdoor dining area, sports bar, and main bar already welcoming guests with open arms. But the story doesn’t end here. In early 2024, we unveil the final chapters of our transformation—a new balcony overlooking the bustling streets, an upgraded function space ready to host unforgettable gatherings, and a dining room that whispers tales of culinary delights yet to be savored.

Step into the Hotel Royal and experience a world where history meets innovation, where every moment is infused with the magic of possibility. Join us on this journey, where the past dances with the present, and the future awaits with open arms. Welcome home.


Advertiser 20 January 2022

Glam Adelaide



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