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Bell Tower Inn

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1845 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia (Formerly Comfort Inn Bell Tower)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed here for work and was really surprised with this hotel. The staff were delightful and the hotel is really well maintained. Highlights were the size of the room, very clean, and the breakfast. Now my new hotel whenever I come to ballarat!

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acetog, Owner at Bell Tower Inn, responded to this review

Hi Stu, Thank you for taking the time to review the Bell Tower Inn, Ballarat. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay here and the breakfast was a highlight. We look forward to hosting you again real soon. Regards, Andrew Cronin Owner More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Hotel has the largest rooms ever. Yes a little dated but clean neat and undergoing renos. We are staying as a work group and dined in the restaurant which had good range of options at reasonable prices. Our group had a predinner cocktail hour which they were happy to mix up a storm. Large complex with good parking and quiet... More

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acetog, Owner at Bell Tower Inn, responded to this review

Hi Kellie, Thank you for the great review on the Bell Tower Inn. We really enjoyed hosting your group and the cocktails were a real highlight, even the barman enjoyed the challenge of making some outrageous drinks. We look forward to hosting your group again real soon. Regards, Andrew Cronin Owner More

Melbourne
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Quite dated building and rooms, clean and tidy with friendly staff. A little pricey for what it is considering the other options around, although they say they are renovating. Budget hotel with a higher than budget price tag. I would have no problem staying there again albeit at a better rate or renovated room.

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acetog, Owner at Bell Tower Inn, responded to this review

Hi SPT750, Thank you for taking the time to review the Bell Tower Inn. Yes, we are in the middle of some great reno's and a lot of our regular guests are certainly noticing the difference. Please request a renovated room next time you stay. Look forward to hosting you again soon. Regards, Andrew Cronin Owner More

München
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198 reviews 198 reviews
40 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We booked online and wanted to tell the Inn that we would check in very late (after front desk open hours) due to a late flight to Melbourne that night. Unfortunately I could not find an e-mail-address for the hotel and filled out their online contact form. Since we came from Europe we tried to avoid phone-calls and preferred e-mail... More

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acetog, Owner at Bell Tower Inn, responded to this review

Hi Tanya, Thank you for taking the time to review the Bell Tower Inn. We have a new website and you have hi-lighted the error by our web designers. This is being rectified as we speak - thank you. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with the complimentary WiFi and breakfast. The Glasshouse Restaurant is next on our agenda... More

Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stayed here one night on our way to Melbourne. Helpful staff. Clean spacious executive room. Very comfortable bed and pillows. Maybe the bathroom is a bit tired but at least it's not a shower over a bath (I almost slipped and could have seriously injured myself at the place I stayed in Melbourne). The breakfast was reasonable priced in... More

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aussi-couple, Owner at Bell Tower Inn, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Thank you for taking the time to review the Bell Tower . It was nice to hear beautiful comments about the room and breakfast. Always great to receive positive comments and we continue to refurbish rooms to a high standard for the enjoyment of our guests. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Regards, Andrew Cronin Owner More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Had to come down for a family member's medical appointment. The room was excellent very clean and well presented but the electric blanket only worked on 1 side on the queen bed and as had a family room (queen and 2 singles) only 1 of the single beds had an electric blanket and it was a cold Winter's night. The... More

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acetog, Owner at Bell Tower Inn, responded to this review

Hi Helen, Thanks for reviewing the Bell Tower Inn. I am sorry to hear about the electric blanket issue. We have since removed the faulty blankets and replaced it with a new one and as we were unaware that the single bed had no electric blanket, this issue has now been resolved. In relation to the pool, this was being... More

Prahran, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Maybe needing a bit of a face lift but cant go past this Motel for value for money. Stayed here with family for school holidays and v. impressed with friendly service and comfortable vibe. Restaurant was a big hit. At breakfast we all had different cooked eggs - no trouble at all. Bacon was yummy and plenty of it. Evening... More

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acetog, Owner at Bell Tower Inn, responded to this review

Hi Susan, Great to hear you enjoyed our scrumptious breakfast served daily. The rooms as you mentioned are currently being renovated and refurbished and we can't wait to see the end product. We would love to see you back to check out the our new chef and exciting new menu. Thanks for taking the time to review the Bell Tower... More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We decided to visit Ballarat for school holidays and really enjoyed our stay. Our room had a separate children's bedroom which was ideal and the beds were all comfortable. After a long day visiting Sovereign Hill we decided to have dinner in the hotel restaurant and thought the food was really good, much better than the pub counter meals, and... More

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acetog, Owner at Bell Tower Inn, responded to this review

Hi Iain, Thank you for taking the time to review the Bell Tower Inn. I am glad you had a great family weekend away and got to experience all the fantastic experiences that Ballarat has to offer. We look forward to hosting you and your family again soon. Regards, Andrew Cronin Owner More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Was expecting older hotel, that was finr, but i felt gross been here, the bed was so uncomfy barely selpt, mattress was very old type! I would not reccommend this place at all! And im not being fussy, ive stayed at better places in bali! Smelt dusty and mouldy.

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acetog, Owner at Bell Tower Inn, responded to this review

Hi Kirsten, Thanks for taking the time to review the Bell Tower Inn. We are disappointed to learn that your stay was not satisfactory. If you were to advise us at the time, we could have changed rooms for you. Interestingly, no one else has complained about that room. Since February when you stayed, we have put 25 new beds... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Clean though we'll out dated, decorated in the 70's and never updated. At least it was quiet and not on a main road. Room was old and lighting in the room was poor. Was too cold to use the pool. And with lazy moes next door why would I eat at hotel. No bath in our room which was frustrating... More

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acetog, Owner at Bell Tower Inn, responded to this review

Hi Laurine, Thank you for advising us that your stay was not satisfactory. This is not our aim and we look at every review seriously. Our indoor heated pool is a great hit in winter and everyone thoroughly enjoys this fantastic facility. Your booking was made via a third party website, and as such, you would incur extra fees, increasing... More

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Additional Information about Bell Tower Inn

Address: 1845 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia (Formerly Comfort Inn Bell Tower)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bell Tower Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
Comfort Inn Ballarat
Bell Tower Inn Ballarat, Victoria

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