Welcome to the Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth by Rydges.
Experience the art of hospitality at The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth by Rydges, the city’s only 5 star property. Located on the New England Highway just a few minutes from the CBD, The Powerhouse Tamworth leads the way in smart luxury, stellar service and sophisticated dining at The Workshop Kitchen and Coal Bunker Bar and is open 24 hours for your convenience.
Fresh from a multi million dollar makeover, this landmark property (proudly family owned and operated) makes a persuasive pitch for staying in Tamworth with 81 new 5-star King Rooms, Suites & Apartments, FREE high speed wi-fi, 60 inch 4K smart TVs with Foxtel, 24 hour reception and room service, gym, outdoor pool, spa, BBQ area, sauna and guest laundry.
The Powerhouse Tamworth has undergone a contemporary 5 star refresh that remains true to its classic design with luxe King Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms, 2 Bedroom Kitchen Suites and Serviced Apartments – 1 Bedroom Kitchen Apartments, 1 Bedroom Kitchen Spa Apartments,2 Bedroom Kitchen Apartments, 2 Room Family Apartments and 3 Bedroom Villa.
The rooms succeed in balancing a sense of relaxation through technology with the latest 60 inch 4K smart TV mounted on an acoustic wave wall, wireless mobile charger and multiple USB points. Specific room and apartment features include plush pillow top King Bed with bespoke leather bedhead, marble bedside tables, desk, cosy chairs, ottoman, noiseless ceiling fans, designer lighting and marble bathroom. Style-wise the generous rooms combine pared back contemporary lines with an enveloping cosiness and every detail has been carefully considered from the coffee pod machine to ethical Australian ThankYou bathroom amenities. Reverse cycle air conditioning, full block out curtains and FREE parking guarantee your comfort. The hotel also offers two Tesla Destination Charging stations.
Complimentary high speed wi-fi and a range of meeting rooms ensure it’s business as usual for corporate travellers, while the hotel’s wining and dining options make it easy to switch off after hours. Book a table at The Workshop Kitchen for delicious modern Australian fare.
All seasonal menus at The Workshop Kitchen focus on fresh local New England produce. A wood-fired oven and grill are at the heart of the open kitchen – both are fired up daily with the finest Pilliga Western Red Ironbark which imparts a unique smoked flavour. All beef is sourced locally including Willow Tree based Jack’s Creek Beef – multiple winner of the World’s Best Steak.
The restaurant’s outstanding wine list received a 2 Glass rating in Australia’s 2021 Wine List of the Year Awards – the first in the region to ever receive this accolade. The Workshop Kitchen is open daily from 6.30am for breakfast, lunch, dinner and every public holiday.
Enter the sophisticated Coal Bunker Bar open every day until late. A salubrious setting to enjoy an aperitif or nightcap or settle in for a top drop or cocktail at wine o’clock. The bar showcases an array of top shelf spirits, an entire whisky cabinet touring the globe alongside a sample of craft beers and local brews.
The hotel features five contemporary and versatile venue spaces for meetings, corporate functions, conferences, social events and weddings for up to 200 people.
Eco Friendly The Powerhouse is committed to energy and water conservation, recycling and waste reduction in our hotel. Our green initiatives include:
Soap Aid Ambassadors – we collect used hotel soaps for Soap Aid which recycles & sends the new soap bars to global communities facing major hygiene challenges.
Green Choice – decline a daily housekeeping service & receive a Food & Beverage credit.
Plus we’ve introduced shower timers, paper straws, eco conscious cleaning products & recycled water for gardens.
The hotel is easily identified by the obelisk at the front of the property. This was erected to recognise Tamworth as the first town in Australia and the southern hemisphere to provide its residents with electric street lighting. The hotel was built on the original power station or ‘powerhouse’ site – hence the name and celebration of this intriguing history throughout the hotel.