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22 August 2021 Posted by 


Makeover for CBD’s grand old lady
THE grand lady of CBD, the Hotel Gosford, is finally having a makeover after almost 100 years of serving visitors and locals in the heart of the city.
And the Hotel staff reckon ‘the old girl is excited to be receiving some much needed self-love’.
In a social media post they told patrons: “We’d love to have you along for the ride as we begin the renovation journey. You can check out where we are at with the plans and design style”.
It’s a far cry from days when visitors would dress up in their finest and parade along Mann St. No mobile phones or internet, you just wrote a postcard and mailed it in a red box. A week or so later, family and friends could learn of your adventures “up the Coast”.
Hotel Gosford is a local institution, bringing the local community together for all occasions since 1926. It is a classic Aussie pub, built to last and  offering quality meals - lunch and dinner.
Dating back to the early days of the city, this traditionally styled hotel is a two minute walk from Gosford railway station, a 12-minute walk from the Gosford waterfront and 12 km from Terrigal Beach.
The hotel became the place to stay as the city moved north away from the wharf and towards the railway station.
Go-to venue for holiday makers
In years gone by, Sydney folk would take the train to Gosford for a bit of a seaside break, and the Hotel Gosford was a go-to venue for these holiday-makers.
Visitors would book in for a week at the Hotel Gosford and take trips out to Terrigal and other local attractions.
And they still do. The unfussy rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Most rooms have ensuite bathrooms, while others share facilities. Upgraded rooms feature balconies.
These days the Hotel Gosford is the only accommodation in the Gosford CBD. This beautifully restored  heritage-listed establishment has maintained every bit of its art deco, Roaring Twenties feel.
An enthusiastic recent visitor wrote: “The best thing about the Hotel Gosford, is its absolutely stunning Writing Room on the first floor. It's a beautiful set up with oodles of glass
French doors, wall sconces, plush lounges and chairs, wallpaper and writing desks by the window. Make sure you spend some time reading and writing in this lovely area.”
“Other highlights at the hotel include its original elevator, which will make you feel like you're on the set of an ‘old Hollywood’ film. It's also got a VIP room located just off the foyer.
Plus it has a lovely concierge glass-paned box in the foyer.
“And one of the best things about the Hotel Gosford is its location – it's right in the centre of town, directly opposite the train station and five minutes’ walk to the waterfront and the Sports  Stadium.”


Michael Walls
0407 783 413

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