The Palace Hotel, formerly Mario's Palace which featured in the film Priscilla Queen of the Desert, is now under new management and rarely open as it is undergoing extensive renovations. I was peering through the closed doors when one of the managers saw me and let me in to have a look at the foyer. There was a small "renovation donation" involved, that's what the barrel behind me in the photo is for.
Every inch of the foyer is covered in artwork, there are reproductions of old masters on the ceiling and a stuffed peacock under the stairs. Goodness knows what the rooms are like.
Will definitely be worth a look when its finished. Although the bar is only open one night a week, I think some of the rooms are now available.