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Kryal Castle

4.0 of 5 Castle   |   121 Forbes Road | Leigh Creek, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Diana B Melbourne, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved it!! I love myth, dragons and medieval legends and this was absolutely fantastic! The rooms were really like sleeping in King Arthur's castle - with arched windows and doors and furnishings to suit! Little touches like (Faux) fur blankets on all the beds were just extras to add to the fantastic experience we had at Kryal! Weather didn't phase... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A step back in time to the medieval past. Great family outing, that was enjoyed by all. Heaps of things to see and do, face painting, jousting exhibition, treasure map quest, pantomime...just loads of fun for everyone. The kids really loved it, and have been playing dragons and knights ever since.

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Narre Warren, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at Kryal Castle has been excellent! With two young boys, they have been in their element watching jousting, exploring the medieval rooms, getting lost in the maze, joining in on the wizard workshop, sword fighting, practicing bow and arrow skills and watching the pantomimes :) I was worried, from other reviews, it would feel run down and neglected,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night, although it was freezing outside it was toasty inside. Yes, the bathroom was cold but it didn't worry us. My only gripe was the shower head was pretty crappy. If you renovate a bathroom take the opportunity to have a better shower head put in. It was really nice to wake up and explore the castle... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights and loved every minute of it.The room was great,so much space in the room. Everything was perfect and service couldn't be faulted.The castle attractions where great fun,as where the shows performances.Thoroughly recommend it!

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Kryal_Castle, Manager at Kryal Castle, responded to this review

Hi Bruce C, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad your recent experience was a positive one and appreciate the recommendation. Regards Craig More

Melbourne, Australia
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51 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The accommodation was comfortable and spacious and the king bed very comfortable. However when we stayed in June it was cold and wet and the bathroom was freezing - definitely needs a heater. Overall I was a bit disappointed as the accommodation didn't appear nearly as attractive as portrayed on their website. At that time of year no meals were... More

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Kryal_Castle, Manager at Kryal Castle, responded to this review

Hi Antelope58, We are sad to hear that you were slightly disappointed with the accommodation. I'm not sure what you expected after you viewed the photos on our website but I can assure you they are standard photos of our rooms. We haven't had any complaints before but I do apologise if you we have sent the wrong message. We... More

Sunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The accommodation at Kryal Castle is very well done.. The rooms are very nicely appointed with a nice medieval tone to the furnishings and feel without being over the top or tacky. Our King suite was very clean and the bed was fabulously comfortable with fresh crisp linen that felt of good quality. Room service dinner was more toward a... More

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Kryal_Castle, Manager at Kryal Castle, responded to this review

Hi GTSimes, We are glad you enjoyed your recent stay with us and thank you for taking the time and telling others about your experience. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Regards Craig More

Hamilton, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We needed a place to stay last minute and it was AMAZING! The rooms are large, comfortable and warm. Service was excellent! was able to nip around and take lots of pictures when no one else was there. The rooms were so CLEAN!!! Cannot speak highly enough of the cleanness. Only downside was the food wasn't gluten free, and that's... More

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Kryal_Castle, Manager at Kryal Castle, responded to this review

Hi Johnston 2614, We are so glad you enjoyed your last minute stay with us. It's excellent to hear that you took advantage of having the Castle to yourself. We do apologise for not having any gluten free bread onsite. We normally do however the kitchen had run out. We hope the rest of your honeymoon was time well spent... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Checked in on a Friday for a 1 night stay, found it confusing when finding the entrance to the hotel but found it in the end, at the back of the park. When we booked online, we didn't realize the park would be closed during the winter season mon-fri so be aware of that, park opens up on the weekends... More

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Kryal_Castle, Manager at Kryal Castle, responded to this review

Hi Mrsope04, Thanks for taking the time and leaving us with a detailed review. Firstly let me apologise for the dishes. I have passed on your feedback to our housekeeping team. We do pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our rooms and was a little disappointed that they slipped under the radar. We are looking into heaters for our bathrooms... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the castle and spending the night in the suites was the icing on the cake. The rooms were 5 star, spacious, clean, comfortable, and the beds and pillows were luxurious - and the room stayed dark well into the morning! We would highly recommend the entire experience and will certainly come back in the school holidays.

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Kryal_Castle, Manager at Kryal Castle, responded to this review

Hi Roadtrippersrus, Thank you for your review and the recommendation. We love hearing that our guests have had a positive experience and look forward to your return. Regards Craig More

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Address: 121 Forbes Road | Leigh Creek, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kryal Castle 4*
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Following a major redevelopment, and reopening in March 2013, Kryal Castle is Australia’ only medieval adventure park, and recreates a legendary land of myths and medieval adventure with knights, dragons, wizards, kings, queens, princesses and fairies. Within the Castle walls is a medieval town of activities, where visitors feel as if they have entered a unique and magical place! Witness daring jousting contests, venture down into the creepy Torture Dungeon or wander through the grounds and gardens exploring the Knight’s Round Table Tower, the Maze, Dragon’s Labyrinth, Village Traders, Bravehearts Playground, Wizards Workroom, Jesters Theatre and so much more. Buy sweets from the Tooth Fairy Lolly Shop, and if you can’t resist the lure of this fascinating period try on an outfit at the King’s Britches Costume Emporium and take a picture of your medieval self. To extend the adventure, visitors can continue with a night in one of the Castle’s 17 luxury suites, which beautifully capture the glory and mystery of times past, with stunning hand woven European tapestries, yet are as modern and as well equipped as any lord or lady would want. Perfect for romantic getaways or fun family adventures staying in the heart of the action! ... more   less 
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