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The George Hotel

27 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Ranked #8 of 34 hotels in Ballarat
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
John P Mornington, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mornington, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently needed a one night stay in Ballarat at short notice on a Saturday night and were lucky enough to receive a cancellation in an executive room (2nd floor) of the George Hotel. With an historic facade and centrally located we did not quite know what to expect, therein the surprise. We had a two room very modern suite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The George Hotel in Ballarat is absolutely beautiful. Rooms are large, functional, comfortable and updated. The ensuite was gorgeous. There are a number of eating areas catering to all tastes. There is room service as well. The hotel is central and there were a number of eateries close by as well. We arrived late in the afternoon after a long... More

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Canberra, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
24 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the George for a night. The rooms are very comfortable and have been recently renovated (it seems). The only oddities are that the reception desk is not staffed all day (presumably because there aren't very many rooms). So guests have to resort to the Gaming Room staff or even to the Quality Inn several doors down the... More

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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Fantastically renovated, the George Hotel, Ballarat, is very central to all. It is located in the best preserved 1800's street in Victoria . We had two rooms during our stay. The fist was the studio room which was great for a short stay. Not a whole lot of room but more than adequate for two. The next night we had... More

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Melbourne, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Stayed on the weekend and I will definitely return.......room was fantastic which had a separate bedroom and lounge room....bathroom was large with a modern renovation... Very quiet stay, free wifi, free parking, very comfy bed and pillows and a great convenient location... Everything was spot on. Thank you for a wonderful stay see u next visit.

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Bangkok, Thailand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is a bit of a Ballarat legend. As with many of these places, bogons get ahold of them and put a focaccia joint downstairs next to the pokies and whack a few of those heater pole things near the sand in the bucket for your winnie blues. The lattes are stupid country prices and scalding hot, but the hotel... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Great hotel - good location. Breakfast was good and the staff were kind and helpful. Room was good size - minibar full of good snacks. bathroom was modern and large which was great after a dusty day gold mining at Soveriegn Hill. Bar was great downstairs and there are slot machines for the gamblers in abundance. The hotel is also... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I stayed at the George Hotel when in Ballarat for a wedding. It is centrally located & has well appointed rooms. The bathrooms are very modern for a hotel of its era. 'The Lane' next door is a great breakfast venue with great food. The staff were very welcoming & accommodating.

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I stayed one night and was most impressed by the George's stylish makeover. The room was so well equiped, nothing was missing- mini bar, microwave, iron, big TV, better rooms than alot of city hotels. I stayed on the first floor and loved relaxing on the huge balcony at the front of the hotel (although I believe this is unavailable... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We stayed for one night and had a pleasant stay. The room was comfortable and the hotel was well located. Parking was challenging when it got busy. The service was understated and you have to check-out at the hotel two doors up the road. This was busy when we left so a bit of a faff. Otherwise we felt it... More

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Also Known As:
The George Hotel Ballarat, Victoria
Address: 27 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ballarat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ballarat second oldest hotel the original building erected in 1854. The hotel is located in what is known as one of Australias most important historical streets and is opposite Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, two doors from Ballarat Tourism Office and 100 meters from local cinemas. Over the past 3 years the hotel has undergone a major refurbishment to bring hotel style rooms including apartment style to a four and half star standard. The hotel is now also home to Ballarat RSL with much memorabilia displayed within the hotel. New refurbished bars and dining areas now operate seven days and at the rear is a new upmarket lounge club style area which operates weekends for guests and discerning patrons with strict standards. Also opened in december 2012 was the final stage incorporating Laneway style alfresco dining, together with upmarket restaurant (breakfast/lunch/dinner) and 7 day coffee style cafe. ... more   less 
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