Powerhouse Tamworth

Hotel Information


In 1888 Tamworth became the first town in Australia & the southern hemisphere to provide its residents with electric street lighting. The hotel was built on the old power station or ‘power house’ site, hence the name. The power station operated for 67 years, closing in 1955 when it could no longer meet the demands of the growing city. It was demolished in 1983 & the new Quality Hotel Powerhouse opened on this site in December 1986. During the building phase of the hotel, efforts were made to retain as much as possible from the original site.  The obelisk at the front of the hotel was erected to celebrate the history of Tamworth as the First City of Lights.


24 hour reception
The Workshop Kitchen
Coal Bunker Bar
Outdoor pool, spa & BBQ
Gym & sauna
Guest laundry

Car & coach parking  

Tesla Destination charging station

Guest Services

24 hour room service
Complimentary wifi
Complimentary daily newspaper

Same day dry cleaning & laundry

Need to Know

Check in: 2pm
Check out: 10am
61 Hotel Rooms:
21 Powerhouse King Rooms, 23 Superior Queen Rooms, 8 Family Suites, 2 Kitchen Suites, 4 Executive King Suites, 2 Executive King Spa Suites, 1 x Three Bedroom Villa
20 Serviced Apartments:
9 x Studio King Spa Apartments, 9 x 1 Bedroom King Spa Apartments, 2 x 2 Bedroom King Spa Apartments.  All of our apartments have underfloor heathing in the bathrooms and 10 apartments have the convenience of a full kitchen.  For guests with allergies or asthma, please ask reception about our apartments with premium air humidifiers.
Food and drink:
The Workshop Kitchen is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee & refreshments and is open public holidays. The Coal Bunker Bar is open every day until late.
Room service:
Available 24 hours.
Welcome! Family Suites and Apartments are available.


Tamworth may be best known for its annual Country Music Festival, but there’s a lot more to this city and its neighbouring towns than great music.  Below is just a sample of local attractions, for more information visit www.visittamworth.com.au

The Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre

Australian Equine & Livestock Events Centre

Capitol Theatre

Tamworth Regional Gallery

Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum (located adjacent to hotel)


The Quality Hotel Powerhouse is proud to be a member of Choice Hotels Asia-Pac and the winner of a 2018 Choice Hotels Gold Award for providing exceptional guest services & facilities. Join the Choice Privileges loyalty program and earn valuable points towards free hotel room nights at more than 330 hotels in Australasia and 5,500 Choice Hotels worldwide, plus earn airline rewards and receive in hotel benefits.

Join the Choice Privileges loyalty program and earn valuable points towards free hotel room nights at more than 5,500 Choice Hotels worldwide, earn airline rewards and receive in hotel benefits.



Give a desirable and exclusive gift – a Quality Hotel Powerhouse Gift Certificate. The gift voucher can be tailored to suit the occasion and used for accommodation and/or dining at the hotel.

Gift certificates can only be redeemed at the Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale or Tamworth. Please treat the gift certificate as cash as they cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Gift certificates will be posted to the recipient.


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