Charles Rasp Motor Inn & Cottages

Welcome to Broken Hill the Silver City

The Charles Rasp Motor Inn & Cottages offers a range of 3* - 4* accommodation for the business or leisure traveller alike. It is perfectly located (not on the main road) opposite several take-aways - KFC, Dominos Pizza and Broken Hill's favourite Chicken & Chip shop - Raganovich's and is walking distance to CBD, Clubs and Restaurants.

Exciting news! for our patrons at the Charles Rasp Motor Inn & Cottages. We are currently undergoing state-of-the-art refurbishment of our rooms. As we are refurbishing two rooms at a time, there is minimal disruption to our Guests.

Management and Staff would like to thank our Guests for their ongoing support & we look forward to providing your accommodation needs throughout the year.

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Guests, including our cottage guests have free use of the Outdoor pool and BBQ area, where you can relax under the shady trees, whilst supervising the kids in the pool.

Check in time: 1pm. If you arrive earlier than 1pm we cannot guarantee the room will be ready for you, however, we will certainly do our best.

Check out time: 10am, later check outs are available subject to availability, just ask our friendly reception staff.

Room Service Breakfast is available 7 days a week, for the early leavers we can provide a night tray (cereal, juice, toaster, Bread & condiments for toast).

Evening meals can be charged back to your room account at the Charles Rasp Motor Inn from several local Restaurants & Bistros.

We pride ourselves on clean comfortable accommodation.

Broken Hill runs on Central Standard Time.

Cancellation policy: we do ask for at least 24 hours notification of cancellation, otherwise the first nights accommodation may be charged to the credit card used to guarantee your reservation.

Property Features

Visit our sister hotel,The Royal Exchange, for the fine dining experience, and Tapas every Friday afternoon from 4:30 pm.

Current Road Conditions

Up-to-date information for current road conditions in and around the Broken Hill region are available through contacting the RTA (NSW) on 132701 or 08 80826660 and RTA website

Broken Hill's Weather Watch

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Charles Rasp (founder of Broken Hill)

Hieronymus (Jerome) Salvator Lopez von Pereira, later known as Charles Rasp was born in Saxony, Germany in 1846. At the age of 7 Jerome's mother & father died and he was sent to live with relatives in France, where he received a good education. At the age of 23 in 1870 he became an officer in the royal saxon army - Franco-Prussian War. After the death of a close friend, Dr. Emanuel Rasp, Jerome disappeared from the war. In 1871 Jerome arrived in Melbourne, Australia where he took on his dead friends name Rasp.

Rasp worked as a station hand throughout Victoria eventually ending up at Mt Gipps station in the Barrier Ranges, where Mr George McCulloch employed him as a boundary rider.

In 1883 he pegged a claim on a hill with an unusual shape, with a syndicate of seven. In order to finance more work on the claim, the syndicate split their shares, it then became a syndicate of fourteen. The Broken Hill Proprietary Company was formed on 16th July 1885. The mine was the worlds largest silver, lead & zinc mine and BHP became a global mineral resource company.

Rasp married Agnes Maria Louise Klevesahl in 1886. With the money from his shares they lived a comfortable social life. Rasp died at the age of 60 from a heart attack, on 22 May 1907.