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Reid's Guest House

128 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We being myself, husband, and teenage son, stayed for two nights. room was clean, tidy and large. Bed was comfortable. Staying at Reid's was good as long as you know it is budget but very comfortable and right in the town area. Parking out the back and a very nice restaurant/bar next door.Thank you Reid's for a very comfortable, quiet... More 

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Traralgon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reids is an eclectic place - centrally located with decaying charm, but the service is friendly, the rooms adequate with plenty of space. Despite being next to the busy railway station, I heard no disrupting sounds at all. The room was on the third landing (no lift) and freshly painted with clean separate shower. The bed linen was clean and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was fine for a place to spend a night. It was cheap $110 for a room suitable for a family of 4-5, reasonably clean and the beds were comfy. The 3 people we spoke to, on an initial enquiry, when making the booking and on arrival were extremely helpful and friendly. Located off the highway right in the... More 

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Albury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My partner and I decided to stay at Reid's Guest House, knowing that it also supports those needing inexpensive and short-term accomodation - we had no issue with any other patrons, in fact, we never saw any! If you love staying in places with character, this is certainly the place to be. Yes, the building is old and without the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

thank you for taking us in on short notice, cant complain just what we were after and its reasonable. Thank you and will visit you again some time in the near future. Beers were good and friendly nice people. cheers

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We decided at the last moment to go to Ballarat for a night.we walked into Reid's and spoke to terry the manager.he is a very nice guy.the room had the basic requirements. Great value. Parking can be a problem but as we arrived on Sat the parking not an issueas there is plenty of off street places,

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Reid's is an interesting old place and perfectly located for a few days in Ballarat. You can feel the history in the place as you walk up the creaky stairs and into basic but clean and tidy room. Staff were helpful but the best thing is absolutely the location. Right next to the station and minutes away from restaurants, cinema... More 

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bristol
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The place is clean and staff are friendly, however... This place is primarily a halfway house for the less fortunate amongst us. Places like this are needed, but should not be passed of as a guest house or tourist accommodation. It is run by a local church as we found out later and felt like it had been opened up... More 

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Reids_Management, Manager at Reid's Guest House, responded to this review

Dear adteen, Thank you for your review. I am glad you found our staff to be friendly and that you thought our guest house was clean. By the look of the ranking in your review it seems like you enjoyed your stay and found it to be a very good location and value for money. To address your concerns about... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

All the good reviews of Reids Guesthouse on this site are true, and some of the bad ones probably are as well! Reid's Guesthouse is very basic and historic accommodation. It's next to the station and on a main street, with loads of pubs and the cinema and theatre in walking distance. We loved it. The old painted ceiling and... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I had a bit of trepidation booking Reid's after reading some of the reviews on but figured that the price and location just couldn't be beaten. I'm glad I did because my experience at Reid's was nothing like the negative reviews had warned. While it's true that this is a very no frills operation, it had all the things I... More 

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