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Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat

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263 Scott Parade | Cnr Water St. & Scott Parade, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Friendly people and dog friendly, the amenities block needs upgrading when I went for a shower in one of the shower cubicles the taps were hanging off broken and the amenities block looked tired and old We asked for an en-suite and the women in the office said it would not be possible as she had a broken foot and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Nice nice nice. Nothing bad to say about it. Has a pool, spa, pillow, put put and tennis courts! A really good distance from the centre of town. Although it is next to the trains, I literally didn't hear any!

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Rydalmere
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at Gateway in a 4 berth cabin for 3 nights in mid October. The park is in a building/demolition transition stage so the area around the cabin where we stayed had a neglected forlorn feel. The dated cabin was comfortable as was the bed. The facilities all worked except for wi fi which was almost... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Just changed owners and they are building some permanent units up back so road is dug up for nbn fiber laying. Trains can be heard but really aren't a problem. Cabin is great. Good for kids. Jumping pillow. Gas cooking. Air con reverse cycle. Plus silent space heater. Nice.

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GatewayLifestyleHP, Gateway Lifestyle Holiday Parks at Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to hear your enjoyed your stay at Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat. We hope the NBN team will be finished laying cables shortly, but are pleased that this process had minimal interruption to the park. Our jumping pillow is popular for the kids as is our tennis court and... More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We arrived late one night for a cabin stay and were pleasantly surprised that the owners had put the heater on for us so the room was nice and toasty! It was cheaper than the other parks and provided linen on all the beds for no extra cost. The cabin was clean & functional & was good value. The park... More 

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GatewayLifestyleHP, Gateway Lifestyle Holiday Parks at Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat, responded to this review

Wow! What a wonderful review, we would love for you to stay longer next time. All of our staff work hard to maintain our high standards and they take pride in their efforts. We are thrilled you noticed their attention to detail; from the cleanliness of your cabin to the facilities and amenities. We understand the stress from losing a... More 

Wodonga. Vic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We spent a night here on the 2 May 2015 in a 3 bedroom cabin, all linen supplied. When we arrived Marion in reception was very helpful & could not do enough for us. The Park facilities are second to none with plenty of entertainment for the children including, jumping pillow, playground, tennis court & mini golf. When we were... More 

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GatewayLifestyleHP, Gateway Lifestyle Holiday Parks at Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review! Our staff love helping guests during their stay and are happy to hear your grandchildren enjoyed their holiday. We hope to see you at Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat again soon. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Trains, trains, and more trains every hour ! Trying to get to sleep after 8 hours at the wheel ! You would think getting to sleep would be easy! NO The trains humming and dull roar go straight through the paper thin cabin walls! The cabins are out dated and over priced! Could of stayed at a 4 star hotel... More 

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GatewayLifestyleHP, Gateway Lifestyle Holiday Parks at Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. The experiences you described are not characteristic of the feedback we usually receive regarding the noise level of passing trains. Like any centrally located park, you will be subjected to the noise of the outside community. Our park is located across the road, opposite the train line and our cabins... More 

Melbourne
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Stayed only 1 night for a quick getaway in their most basic and cheapest cabin. I didn't expect much but was pleasantly surprised - the cabin was spotless, spacious, full linen on all beds (u don't usually get this included in the price these days). The park pool is beautiful, mini golf was great, kids loved the bikes and jumping... More 

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GatewayLifestyleHP, Gateway Lifestyle Holiday Parks at Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back” More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We stayed here in our caravan over the March long weekend with our 6 year old twins. The site was good a little tight to get van in and actually put annex up as the site we had (21) ensuite is situated centrally on the site rather than a rear corner. Was a little disappointed it wasn't grassed (mainly gravel).... More 

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GatewayLifestyleHP, Gateway Lifestyle Holiday Parks at Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. More 

GOLD COAST
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have stayed in the same 2 bedroom unit 6 times over the years, usually for periods of 6-8 days each time so that our grand children can come to stay during the day and use the Jumping pillow, mini golf, pool, play equipment etc. The cabin as always was very clean & reasonably well appointed. Unfortunately the children's playing... More 

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