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The Ansonia on Lydiard

32 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Ranked #20 of 36 Hotels in Ballarat
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice greeting as we arrived at reception walking into what was stables in its previous live, when we were told the main doors will be closed at 6pm and an entry code was needed to get back in we both felt safe and sound, decided to try the in house restaurant and was pleasantly surprised with a beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little disappointed thought room would have been a little more luxury, We had a family room for a saturday night experience. More than adequate heating for those cold Ballarat evenings, bathroom needs a little updating re coat paint,bedding very comfortable,Clean and tidy rooms, Hate TVs mounted up high on walls. Staff were very friendly and professional. Cars parked out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

After several stays here have decided to comment! Ansonia has a great vibe, lovely rooms and facilities at a fantastic price. I've stayed on both business and pleasure and will make it my base whenever I'm in Ballarat. Excellent, helpful staff. Very clean and close to everything.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My 6 year old daughter and I enjoyed a Saturday night in Ballarat, staying at the Ansonia on Lydiard. Conveniently located in the middle of town, it was an easy walk from the train station. We had a very comfortable and spacious room, with a well equipped bathroom. We made use of the comfortably furnished guest lounge with a good... More 

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Drysdale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I stayed here for two nights to attend a wedding and reception at the hotel. Very convenient plus lovely accommodation, with very friendly and helpful staff. Located within short stroll of the shopping center of the city, train and bus station , theater, art museum or short drive from the Botanical Gardens. The venue worked beautifully for the small family... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have stayed here on two occasions for work and love it. The location is fantastic right in the heart of Ballarat and it is a beautiful historic building. The rooms are beautifully done with all you need and the hotel is always so snug and warm. The operators have gone out of their way to ensure I was happy... More 

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Gippsland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have stayed here a number of times and the standard of accomodation and food is consistently excellent - quiet, spacious rooms with heaps of features for lounging around in all weather. The hosts are second-to-none, generous and helpful, like visiting old friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a really lovely hotel. The rooms are huge and very comfortable with really high ceilings, the staff are friendly and accommodating and the lounge room is a pleasant place to sit and relax. I don't know if I'll be visiting Ballarat again in future, but if I do I will certainly stay here.

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Shepparton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I like old buildings and The Ansonia has a nice feel about it. There is a courtyard to sit in or the guest lounge with open fireplace which would be lovely in the winter. We had the one bedroom suite which was adequate. The bedroom was a good size and the bed comfortable, but the lounge was over furnished which... More 

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Malvern, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

The photos on their website were taken a long time ago. Really quite shabby,chipped paint, marks on the carpet. The "library" has some Readers Digest condensed books & a few old paperbacks. Restaurant area very attractively done up with a lovely outside seating area, good menu.My room was pretty basic for the price, very uncomfortable bed & terrible pillows. Good... More 

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sapermezel, Director of Sales at The Ansonia on Lydiard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. The images on the website are recent, and most up-dated in the last 6-months. We are acting on the issues that you raised and will make every effort to rectify these matters. We also appreciate your positive comments re our restaurant. More 

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