The Premier Mill Hotel Katanning for a Steampunk Stay!

You’ll see history around every corner, beam, and brick when you stay at this industrial-chic hotel in Western Australia. Built in 1891, The Premier Mill Hotel Katanning was formerly a flour mill, power station, and even a cordial factory. Today, heritage architecture is displayed boldly while incorporating modern design for a unique steampunk aesthetic.

Best for: 3.5 Star Industrial Boutique Hotel, Tapas Bar, Guides and Maps, Chic Rooms, $$

Take your pick of luxury rooms cleverly reimagined from old grain silos, wheat purifiers, steam boilers, and packing rooms. Even the foyer is an old loading gantry.

The Spaces

Located in the heart of the Great Southern region, this stunning boutique hotel offers a wide range of stylish and comfortable rooms that are ideal for travellers who want something different!

  • King-size beds with premium linen
  • Free WIFI and wireless Bluetooth speaker
  • Air conditioning
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Large TVs with the latest films
  • Rain showers with Aesop products
  • Some rooms have balconies
  • Small fridge, baby cots available

Review: “I was very surprised by the interior design! A lot of the original working of the Mill is still in place. This creates an element of interest that makes you want to explore the hotel’s steam-punk feel.

Good to Know at The Premier Mill

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is available (surcharge applies)
  • Guest valet on each floor with tea and coffee facilities, extra shampoo, soap, pillows, etc
  • The hotel has a café and underground bar with share plates/tapas, local beer, and wine on-site.
  • Parking is on the street
  • Book your historical stay at the Premier Mill Hotel

Travel Resources

Explore the Country around Katanning

Although a quiet country town, Katanning is centrally located for lots of wilderness and scenic sightseeing. The hotel reflects the heritage of the Great Southern region and in keeping with this, your hosts have created informative guides to explore the fascinating areas beyond Katanning. You’ll find the guides in your suite.

Beaches, Vineyards, Parks, Outback…

  • Drive southwest to the Frankland River wine trail
  • The stunning coastal regions, including King George Sound
  • Head south to the Esperance plains and the Stirling Ranges National Park, where you can climb Bluff Knoll and Talyuberlup
  • Head east you’ll see Mallee and the dry and massive country farms, the doorstep to the outback, lakes and the Yongergnow Australian Malleefowl Centre, and Salmon Gum Trees
  • North – See the Avon Wheatbelt, the outback, Lake Grace, and the Rabbit-Proof Fence
  • West – See Jarrah Forests, Lake Dumbleyung, and the town of Carrolup where sadly the stolen generation was housed
  • Southeast – Bremmer Bay which includes Bremer Beach, Short Beach, Blossoms Beach, Native Dog Beach, and Banky Beach
  • Drive south and follow the mountain wine trail at Porongurup National Park

Wrapping Up – The Premier Mill Hotel Katanning

The hotel’s striking 19th-century architecture showcases vintage industrial design with a unique blend of modern and steampunk.

With easy access to some of the region’s most spectacular landscapes, this chic hotel is a unique backdrop for a tranquil getaway or a rest stop on an adventurous road trip.

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