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Reid's Guest House

128 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Ranked #8 of 19 Ballarat B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 

Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Reids is a charming heritage listed guest house, 2 min from the station.In the heart of town. Friendly service. My room was a good size , with double bed, electric blanket for those cold Ballarat nights, good size bathroom, heater,t,v etc. The place has a wonderful feel about it as apposed to some 'built over night 'hotels !! Only one... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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31 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Booked two nights and only stayed one. Was quite noisy and the room was small but ok. This was not the place for us. The reception staff were very nice and helpful. Good value if one is looking for low cost accommodation.

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Sydney
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30 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I debated whether to give this 4 or 5 stars and I'm probably being a little unfair with 4 stars, because it was exactly as advertised and I'm a little coloured by the circumstances of our stay. We had a very huge room and a good en-suite and a comfortable bed and a fridge that worked well in a great... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Two of us shared a Double/Single room with en-suite for two nights. We had intended to stay only one, but found the room so pleasant and relaxing that decided to stay for two. The building is divided up with guests in one part and permanent residents in another. As it is owned by a not-for-profit organisation who supports those who... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Beautiful old building in Ballarat owned by the Wesley church. Very cheap accommodation $80/room for 3 with own bathroom and TV The place is very 'run down' and when my friend went for an early walk around the guest house she felt like it was more like a boarding house/half way house ( is you know what I mean)...which is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I spent two nights at Reid's Guest House and found it perfectly fine. As a single traveller it was the most economical option in Ballarat for an ensuite room at $60. I had tv, a fridge and electric kettle. The bed was comfortable with crisp linen and the shower was hot. There was a secure carpark at the back. I... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you next time. More 

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Address: 128 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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