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Oscar's Hotel & Cafe Bar

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18 Doveton Street South, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here due to normal place I stay being full. Centrally located with bar and restaurant. Room was a little small but comfortable enough. Only minor things that caused disappointment. Digital TV in room only worked on certain channels. Noise from downstairs travelled through. Sink area was small resulting in no space for toiletries. Had a nice evening meal in... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to Ballarat on the spare of the moment and booked this hotel the day prior to arriving. The reason for choosing the hotel was it's location and onsite parking. We also booked ourselves in for dinner, and thank goodness we did as there was very little open in Ballarat on Monday night. The meal was generous and delicious;... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at oscars when going to a show at her majestys theatre. Picked this hotel as close to theatre, 5 min walk away. Dinner at cafe was lovely and reasonably priced. Room was well appointed and bed very comfy. As per other reviews the noise from a function being held was quite loud but didn't stop me sleeping well. Staff... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived in Ballarat late after a long drive up from Melbourne. Looking forward to watching some TV to unwind before bed only to find that the TV digital reception was appalling - it kept freezing and jumping and after 20 mins of trying to watch something I gave up - the only channel that worked well was the shopping network!!... More 

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Camperdown
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At times I require accommodation for work commitments, and I was happily surprised with the quality of the bedrooms at Oscars. They are modern, light, very comfortable beds and nice bed linen. The bathroom appears to have been updated recently and the shower was great. I would also recommend the food at Oscars as I have been a number of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I use Oscars quite often to break a visit from Melbourne to Horsham, on a Friday night. Always a warm reception and very cosy stay. Good food, and coffee, in the restaurant and they always offer a discount when I am travelling alone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The accommodation was perfect for our family. We booked 3 rooms, all for adults and all were clean, well presented, modern yet building has historic value & appeal. We were only in our rooms to sleep and even with a 21st winding down below us, it didn't really have a high noise level in the rooms above. Beds were comfortable... More 

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Melbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Travelled by train on a Seniors Pass (is fairly close to station) and stayed one night in a studio room at this very convenient, very clean and comfortable, very quiet, very friendly, boutique hotel. The restaurant has a lovely ambiance with a courtyard area plus indoor dining. This is definitely not 'a pub' atmosphere nor is it pub food. The... More 

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Bairnsdale, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Oscar's is my husband's go-to restaurant in Ballarat. For good reason. The food is good, fresh and pretty fast. The menu has a really good selection and is reasonably priced for a BIG meal. The service is excellent - attentive and friendly without being overbearing. We were checked on a number of times during our meal without being rushed through.... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
10 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Newly refurbished, this art deco style hotel has everything. It does host functions so may be noisy some nights, but was quiet the night we stayed. Dinner and breakfast were very good. No complaints. The room was very comfortable, with a very nice multi-jet shower. There is a courtyard for alfresco dining too. Staff very helpful, and allowed us a... More 

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