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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
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
27 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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20 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2010

The Lake View Hotel is a moderately priced hotel set next to Lake Wendouree in Ballarat. Now that the lake has water again, this hotel is jumping on the weekends and holidays with young people coming for drinks on the verandah and an older clientelle inside for meals. We stayed in the hotel's motel style rooms, a 60's brick add... More 

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