Nestled in the charismatic rural town of Mandurama, the Storybank is a building with a storied history. It started life in 1926 serving as a bank for 58 years; today its a unique destination to spend your next getaway.
The Storybank is a guesthouse with four themed rooms, that all tell their own story. Learn about the history of the local polo club or immerse yourself in the tails and stories of the local legends during your stay in the Bushranger Room.
WELCOME TO MANDURAMA!
Located ten minutes from Carcoar set amongst rolling hills of green, the small town of Mandurama NSW offers visitors a classic country experience. Surrounded by green pastures and picturesque waterways, the town has become a service centre for the surrounding rich agricultural area which boasts some of the finest homesteads in the Central West.
Mandurama was named a village for workers of one of Australia’s first settlers, Thomas Icely. In 1825 he was given a grant of land he called Coombing Park, and within two years he had taken possession of close to 5000 acres of land, which he named Mandurama, meaning ‘waterhole’ in Wiradjuri. Furniture, artwork, coaches and other possessions as well as a number of relics still remain today at the impeccably preserved, private homestead of Coombing Park.
The town’s streets are named after original orchards such as Olive, Cherry, Peach, Loquat Streets. The excellent Mandurama pub, the Royal Hotel is iconic to the town, with its grand balcony and iron latticework. The Masonic Hall, bank and churches also stand impressively intact, while farmsteads Sunny Ridge and Millamolong boast rich family traditions. Both are now popular farmstay destinations which provide visitors with an excellent experience of rural life.
Mandurama is a great base from which to explore the nearby villages of Neville, Lyndhurst, Carcoar and Blayney to indulge in local wine, fine food, boutique shopping and museums. The area is a popular destination for cyclists, being part of a scenic drive and cycle route from Orange.
Experience a classic country escape surrounded by green pastures and picturesque waterways at the historic Storybank Mandurama boutique hotel. Our accommodation offers the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern-day amenities, providing a unique and unforgettable stay in the heart of rural New South Wales.
THE POLO ROOM
Spacious room is themed in the style of the local Millamolong polo club
THE WOOL ROOM
A light filled room in the themed of the history of the Australian wool trade.
COBB & CO ROOM
This cozy room is themed in the style of the iconic Cobb & Co Coaches.
This rustic room with a four poster double bed tells the history of local infamous Bushrangers.
CELEBRATE SPECIAL MOMENTS WITH US
Are you searching for a venue that combines rustic charm, breathtaking views and country hospitality? Look no further!
Nestled in a picturesque countryside of Mandurama, The Royal Hotel Mandurama offers a rustic country ambiance that sets the perfect stage for your special day.
Celebrate with your family and friends surrounded by the beauty of the country side, as gentle breezes rustle through the trees and fairy lights twinkle above, creating a magical atmosphere that will leave you and your guests in awe.
But our offerings extend far beyond weddings! Whether you're planning a corporate function, anniversary celebration, or any special event, our versatile country setting provides an idyllic backdrop for any occasion. From intimate gatherings to grand festivities, we have the perfect space to accommodate your unique needs.
Your guests will be delighted by the warm and inviting accommodations we offer. The Storybank and The Royal Hotel Mandurama provide comfortable rooms, we can accommodate both small and large groups, ensuring everyone has a cozy place to rest after the festivities.
Contact us today to explore the possibilities and reserve The Royal Hotel Mandurama as your next wedding venue or special event destination.
FANCY A BITE TO EAT?
Simply hop across the street where you will find the Mando Pub. From classic pub food, including farm direct steaks and gourmet burgers, to comforting favorites like schnitzels and pies. Relish the flavors of the countryside as you savor each bite in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
TIME FOR A DRINK!
Stop by the bottle shop across the street for a great selection of craft beer, wine, and spirits. Our bottle shop is stocked with a wide variety of beverages to suit every taste and occasion. Plus, our friendly staff are always available to help you find the perfect bottle for your needs.