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Reid's Guest House

128 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reid's Guest House
Ranked #10 of 20 Ballarat B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • 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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Ballarat, Australia
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
26 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
30 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
2 reviews
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
1 review
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

morwell
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We recently stayed at the Reid's Guest House and found it to very affordable, comfortable and clean. thankyou for the staff for a nice priced accomadation. We only stayed one night as we were in Ballarat for a family illness, so we didnt want to pay a fortune as it was a unexpected trip. At the Reid's they made us... More

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

Dear Mandy T, Thank you for your reivew. I am sorry to hear about the family illness, however we are glad that you felt welcome and that we could assist with your accommodation. All the Best Reid's Guest House Management and Staff. More

Ballarat
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We can cope with tired and old, but we do like things to be a bit clean. The linen was stained (dirty? eek.. I hate to think). There were false nails in the bathroom on the floor... It felt a bit like being in an episode of Criminal Minds.

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

Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry your experience at Reid’s was not up to our desired standard. Regarding the linen we have had an issue with a washing machine that was leaving scuff marks from the rubber seal around the door. This has now been sorted out and we are sorry that you appear to have received... More

Sydney NSW
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

What an adventure! Like stepping into the wild west of Australia, little has changed in this grand old building, its easy to imagine those old days of the grandure of yesteryear. The room was ample in size and clean. The bed was very comfortable with crisp snowy white sheets, and the tea and coffe making supplies were generous to say... More

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

Dear Paula, Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back some time soon. More

Sandbach, Cheshire, UK
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed here for two weeks at the end of October/start of November 2012. I find it interesting reading other reviews and seeing how people have a different perspective on the same place. The "unsavoury characters" mentioned in other reviews were nothing but pleasant and polite whenever our paths crossed during our stay and I certainly wouldn't be deterred from... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. We are very proud of the heritage nature of our building and several works are planned for 2013 to further restore it to its former glory. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Ballarat
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This motel is right next to Ballarat railway station where trains run throughout the night and annoucements over the loud speaker start at 3pm which can be heard clearly and loudly from the motel. In addition, the windows rattled in the wind and other guests were coming and going until quite late. Unsavoury characters loiter outside of the motel which... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. In response to your complaint about the volume of the noise from the train station we have installed a thicker grade of glass in the rooms closest to the station and we have also checked all the window frames and made adjustments to stop any rattling. Unfortunately a lift is... More

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Additional Information about Reid's Guest House

Also Known As:
Reid's Guest House Ballarat, Victoria
Address: 128 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Ballarat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the historic Lydiard Street in the heart of Ballarat and right next to public transport Reid’s Guest House is the ideal choice for the budget conscious traveller wanting to explore the historical town of Ballarat. Reid’s Guest House (formally Reid’s Coffee Palace) was built in 1886 towards the end the gold rush era and is an intriguing piece of Ballarat history. Reid’s foyer still features the original magnificent hand painted ceiling murals, carved timber stairway and colourful Art Nouveau leadlight windows. Reid’s is adjacent to Ballarat Railway Station, and only a short walk to Her Majesty’s Theatre, Cafes, Restaurants, Entertainment Venues and Shopping Centres. Ballarat’s renowned tourist attractions, such as Sovereign Hill, Ballarat Wildlife Park and Ballarat Botanical Gardens are just a short drive or quick bus ride away with public transport available right outside the front door. Whether you’re staying for the night or for a week, travellers will enjoy the history, convenience and affordable of Reid’s Guest House.Please note: Reid’s Guest House has no ground floor accommodation and as Reid’s is a heritage listed building we do not have a lift. If you find stairs difficult please request a room on the first floor. ... more   less 

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