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The Lake View

22 Wendouree Parade, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We have been to the Hotel twice. Once for a midweek lunch and the second occassion a group of 10 for a birthday lunch on a Saturday. Nothing but high praises. Food has been delicious, fresh, hot and tasty. I've never had a lemon lime and bitters, where the crush the lime for its juice - to die for! Really... More 

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Daylesford, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Had a meeting in the Champagne room. Apart from the main door into the Hotel which is heavy to open (Staff came immediately to help) the area in the hotel is easy for someone in a wheelchair to move around. Ordered a Hot Chocolate at the bar which was delivered to the room we were meeting in. The lunch which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Saturday lunch with friends at a great location around lake wendouree. The restaurant was almost completely full so I was expecting delays in service but was pleased by the prompt regular attention we received. The menu provided a good selection, our table ordered focaccia, salad, pizza and chicken Parma. Everyone was very happy with rheir meal. We will all return.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I went here for a business dinner. Our food took an age to arrive, one dish arrived a good 20mins before the others. The food was ok, a solid 5/10 but not enough to make me rush back. The views of the lake for sunset are nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Had to come to cone and get feed after the shabby Oscar's Service prompt food good friendly quick service desserts coffee great fresh full bean pleasant scenery with rowing in place. What mire can one want at present another cup of good coffee

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Ballarat Victoria Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Had a lovely lunch here over the weekend after a long break. Very quick friendly service, they had quite a few in for lunch but had plenty of staff on hand. Food was very good and at a reasonable price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We just called in for lunch on the spur of the moment. The first thing that struck me when we entered the restaurant was the smiling faces of the well groomed wait staff, (not a piercing or tattoo in sight) and fortunately it didn't end there. The service and food was excellent and everyone seemed genuinely happy to see us,... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Went for lunch with friends from interstate on a cold June day ...The cafe was busy, the food was good,but the service lacked. Three waiters (all males) hovvered around the table, all three asking at different intervals if they could take our order...We were waiting on an extra person to join us so we ended up telling the third that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

This place is always buzzing when it's good weather in Ballarat. They're doing some renovating but have reopened the restaurant part and were keen to check it out. Being a busy night we phoned ahead to reserve a table; arrived 15 minutes late but still managed a seat with a view of the lake. Dinner/champagne was quickly served. A fish... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

Should have known better as no photos on the net of the rooms. Horrible room, no security at all no windows or balcony doors locked. We stayed in an apartment and only 2 of the 4 cook tops worked. Absolutely freezing - extremely noisy streetwise and other occupants. Not very clean and very poor quality beds, my skin crawled having... More 

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