Midland Private Hotel

Guesthouse in Castlemaine

Opposite the train station, this handsome, lace-decked 1879 Victorian hotel is a lovely choice for those seeking the romance of yesteryear. Remodelled in the 1930s, it features an opulent art-deco entrance and a magnificent guest lounge, along with attached retro cocktail bar Maroc. The rooms themselves lack the same charm, however, and it's only open weekends. No children.