The Commercial Hotel, Alexandra
Good Food. Good Service. Great Community.
The historic Commercial Hotel Alexandra is a family hotel on the main corner of Alexandra township. Today the hotel is being lovingly restored and upgraded under heritage advice.
Our chefs are passionate about local produce and present a wonderful range of high quality pub food with a focus on local produce and free range ingredients. Our wine list focusses on the wonderful wines of Murrindindi and the surrounding regions. Try a beautifully fresh Goulburn River Trout from just upstream on the Goulburn River.
Our 12 rooms of renovated accommodation on the main corner in town provide great options for travellers, holiday makers, business visitors or groups, with a continental breakfast included. All rooms are fresh and clean, and premium rooms have TVs, doonas and electric blankets (2 with en suites). Click the button at the bottom of this webpage to check out the rooms or make a booking. The Commercial Hotel is a great place to stay.
We are especially famous for Victoria's's best chicken parmigianas (Herald Sun November 2015). Our parmas are made with juicy free-range chicken breast (at least 250g), crumbed with our own special crumb and topped with house made ingredients prepared in our own kitchen. 17 styles of toppings. Pop in for a Parma – you’ll love them!
Established during the gold rush in the first days of Alexandra in 1866, the Commercial Hotel Alexandra is a friendly place for a family meal, fine dining or a sociable drink. Our beautifully renovated first floor accommodation opens onto a commanding historic balcony overlooking the main street and scenic surrounding hills. Browse the wine room in our full service drive through bottleshop for a selection of wonderful wines from Murrindindi and surrounding regions or our range of other Australian and imported wines.
Our ‘Goldfields Room’ in the original 1870s front part of the hotel is great for functions, parties or meetings for up to 30 people seated, with conference facilities available. The rear of the hotel can easily accommodate larger functions.
Drop in and our friendly staff and acclaimed chefs will welcome you with a smile and a chat and some great ideas of things to do and visit in the local region.
Under 2 hours from Melbourne in the foothills of the high country, the Commercial Hotel Alexandra is great spot for lunch or dinner on any of the many tourist drives from Melbourne that come through Alexandra.
Stop in Alexandra and visit attractions such as:
- A ride or walk on Australia’s longest rail trail
- A walk around the historic buildings, memorials and parks of Alexandra township
- A walk through McKenzie Nature Reserve on the outskirts of town
- The annual Truck, Ute and Rod Show on Queen’s Birthday long weekend
- A day out at the Alexandra country races
- Historic Timber Tramway & Museum
(second and fourth Sunday of each month and all public holidays, as well as most weekends through January and over Easter)
- Visit the Alexandra Market (second Saturday of each month)
- Local bushwalks and Lake Eildon
- Golf, tennis or swimming
Alexandra is also a great base to explore the nearby Lake Eildon, Lake Eildon National Park, Fraser National Park, Cathedral State Park and numerous state forests as well as the food and wine and other attractions in the district.
The Murrindindi district in the heart of Victoria and a short drive from Melbourne is famous for its scenic beauty, characterised by rolling hills, lush forests, majestic rivers and lakes, rural plains and the mighty Goulburn River which is the lifeblood of the region, making it a hugely popular lifestyle and holiday destination.
Wonderful local wines compliment an incredible range of local boutique produce including trout, stone fruit (buy or pick your own fresh cherries in December), berries, beef, olives and olive oil, free range eggs, potatoes, free range pork, goats, deer, sheep, snails, garlic, honey and the list goes on!