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Craig's Royal Hotel

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Reviewed 14 May 2016

Nice Hotel in a great location. We had no street noise on 2nd floor. But the rooms were very small especially if you were in the twin share and the beds very close together. Ok for a couple but not so for a couple of friends. Bathroom small but spotlessly clean. Towels and linen very clean. Towel I had was...

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Coburg, Australia
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

This venue really depicts the aura of the bygone gold rush days. With excetion of the busy bright lights and bells of those damned pokies. Service is pleasant, efficient and inobtrusive. Meals are excellent, well presented and approximately sized for the venue, price etc. We have visited here before and the standard appears consistent. Cant failt the experience at all...

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Brisbane
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Though time frame provides from June 2015 only I have actually stayed here in late April May 2015 but had to share this luxury Heritage hotel experience, an experience not to miss as these hotels fully restored with original décor intact is rare. Its affordable with continental breakfast included in a French style buffet on the ground floor, I love...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Came up from Melbourne to celebrate our anniversary and chose the Restaurant at Craig's to celebrate same. The meal we had was excellent and the wine very good. What was disappointing was that after we were seated we were virtually left alone. I had to ask if we could order some pre dinner drinks, then had to ask if we...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 April 2016

A weekend getaway enjoying one of Ballarat finest hotels from a period in history. The staff were friendly and informative showing us personally to the room via an old cage style lift. Our room was well furnished matching the period in time, with a modern well equipped on-suite. Dinner in the dining room that night was to a high standard...

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Thank Glenn E
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 April 2016

If you have an appreciation for antiques then you would appreciate the splendour of Craig's Royal Hotel. The staff here were extremely accommodating and helpful. I must say I would have expected for the rates ($430/night) in the Royal suite that this would have included a hot breakfast (a continental breakfast is included). The room was lovely as was the...

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Thank Mary C
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We made a last minute decision to stay in Ballarat and chose Craig's which was a decision I'm glad we made. As soon as you walked into the main foyer it' was like stepping back in time but in the best possible way. We stayed in a deluxe suite which was just beautifully fitted out and with a very comfortable...

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Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We have stayed here a few times now and our experience has been absolutely splendid each and every time. A different room each time has given us the chance to experience lots of floor plans - all excellent. We treated ourselves to High Tea on one occasion and thoroughly enjoyed the experience AND the guided tour that followed. This latest...

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Ouyen, Australia
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

French Provincial fine dining beneath the glass atrium in the Gallery Restaurant, great Prosecco and cold ale enjoyed in the sumptuous, old couches in the bar and soaking up the nostalgic 19th Century charm of Ballarat's golden past - what better way to wile away an afternoon? Not a cheap experience - but a special treat for privileged decadence.

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Wodonga, Australia
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We chose the Deluxe room for 2 nights - the hotel has been beautifully restored/maintained and, generally, it has a lovely ambience that depicts the grandeur of an earlier time. The room was very comfortable, beautifully appointed and adequate in size for a 2-night stay (would be a bit small if staying longer). I was so pleased to see L'Occitane...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Banquet Room
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of Ballarat, Craig’s Royal Hotel is the legendary Australian gold-rush era grand hotel. Opened in 1853 and host to poets, princes and prime ministers over its 150 year history, the hotel is a true icon of the Victorian period. Now, after 4 years extensive restoration, the magnificent accommodation, dining, meeting and banquet facilities are re-establishing Craig’s as the finest boutique heritage hotel in the colony. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Craig's Royal Hotel

Address: 10 Lydiard St S | PO Box 485, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range: $223 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Craig's Royal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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Craig's Royal Hotel Ballarat, Victoria
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#7 Romantic Hotel in Ballarat
#8 Business Hotel in Ballarat
#9 Luxury Hotel in Ballarat
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“If staying in a wheelchair or limited mobility, mention on booking as some rooms have stair access.”
WoodgateFamily, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The courtyard restaurant is terrific.”
justinbN8659BA, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Royal suit was perfect for bride to get ready in and made for amazing photos”
P7877IWdavep, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We only went for the High Tea, however on the tour after we were lucky to inspect a few rooms & these seemed nice.”
davidrS4562NM, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Say yes to join the hotel tour.”
rhondar70, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
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