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The George Hotel

27 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Ranked #10 of 35 hotels in Ballarat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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101 reviews 101 reviews
61 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This grand old hotel has been completely refurbished and our room had everything we needed (and more), including a microwave, toaster, double glazing, good heating, large TV, free wi fi (pity more hotels don't offer this) and a modern bathroom. Having said this, it's still an old building, with floors that creak at times and our window looked out to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The George is a suitable choice if you value historic premises in a central location but can't afford Craig's Hotel. It has been updated progressively over the last six years and now offers good-sized, en suite bedrooms on the upper floors. The range of eating, bar and gaming areas on ground level is fine too, although the improvised layout is... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been travelling for a week eating out at many nice food places but were looking for something a little more home like, well at The George we found it. Big helpings of lamb shanks, meat falling off the bone with tasty sauces and fresh veggies. All this in a beautifully restored 19th century hotel. To visit the hotel... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From reception we were impressed by the attention to our every need by three generations of the managing family. The property has been artistically and tastefully restored and the food and staff in both the "Lane Restaurant" and "Cafe" were excellent. Located in the historic centre of Ballarat it was ideal for a short stay in this interesting city.

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Located in the heart of Ballarat's historic precinct, opposite the city's highly regarded art gallery, this heritage property has been tastefully modernised. We stayed in a one bedroom suite on the second (top) floor which was fully self-contained, complete with shared balcony access overlooking Lydiard Street North. The accommodation is five star and the rooms well heated (we visited in... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Centrally located, Large fully self contained rooms. Cleaned daily. Loved the balcony. Parking included in price. The movie channels were not good but every thing else was great. Could do with a dining table.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Just in the area for a night so stepped into The George and I am so glad I did. Great service at the receptionist desk, bar and resturant. Our room is gorgeous, modern, luxurious and very clean. Had dinner in the dining room, was great. Ordered dessert to our room and was blown away best taste and presentation and I... More

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Melbourne, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I stayed for business for 2 nights. The room was spacious and clean and the hotel very centrally located in the main precinct of Ballarat. There is a lovely cafe downstairs which is great for breakfast. Just be aware that the hotel is right in the middle of the entertainment precinct of Ballarat and it can be quite noisy. Another... More

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Mornington, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

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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Address: 27 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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#11 Romantic Hotel in Ballarat
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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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