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The Ansonia on Lydiard

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   32 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights. The hotel is very well located in the centre of Ballarat, our family room at the front of the hotel facing the street was very noisy. The rooms are very simple, details like sad flat pillows, no baggage racks, poor bathroom toiletries can all be easily rectified help warrant the room pricing. The staff were... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. There are two street front rooms effected by traffic noise, mainly on rainy nights, that we are planning to fit with additional curtains to insulate the sounds. Pillows, baggage racks and toiletries are also part of planned up-grade to all rooms to improve guest comfort and room presentation. The Ansonia is housed in a heritage... More

Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed overnight in Winter. Ballarat can be rather chilly (and it was), but the hotel was warm and cosy. Our Atrium room was very spacious and clean with high ceilings and a huge amount of room for our 2 year old's portable cot. The building has real character and it is very close to the main shopping/café areas of... More

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

Thank you for your very positive review. We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay and that our staff were attentive. More

Geelong, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I booked for 2 couples and we were all very comfortable there . Beds were comfortable also. we didn't eat there as we had other plans that weekend with family. However we plan to go back soon for dinner there .It had a relaxed atmosphere and a lovely big room to relax and read in downstairs.There was plenty of seating... More

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

Thank you for your great review. You're right that the Ansonia is a boutique style hotel and we appreciate you reporting on the special features of the hotel. More

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed for one night in this beautiful hotel. It has been lovingly up-kept with all the mod cons expected these days. Whilst freezing outside large wall radiators (think Europe/UK) provided all the warmth we needed inside. As an old building the ceilings are very high enhancing the feeling of spaciousness. Our room was on the first floor (no lift... More

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

Many thanks for your great review. Hope to welcome you back to the Ansonia. More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The location of this place is its stand out feature....about 50 metres from the Sturt Street (main road through Ballarat and which acts as a major shopping strip) with the train station about a 10 minute walk directly up Lydiard Street. There is a great cafe around the corner (Bibo) which serves great coffee and an outstanding bakery with the... More

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

Many thanks for taking time to review your stay in Ballarat and the Ansonia. More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Stayed here last minute for one night on business. Chose it as an alternative to all the other expensive rooms in town since my workplace doesn't offer large amounts for this town. Didn't want to stay in your typical highwayside motel so thought this might be a pleasant change and I wasn't disappointed. It oozes character, offered a friendly reception... More

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Sydney, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The hotel is located in the CBD near most attractions. It's a clean place but somewhat old. We were travelling as a party of two and booked a two bedroom unit. The so called two bedroom unit was badly designed with the bathroom only accessible by going though one of the bedrooms. The restaurant was closed and we were unable... More

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Hobart
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25 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Stayed here for the one night and was not disappointed. It was a sweltering night and the air con provided some in room relief. Very good nights sleep on a comfy bed and the breakfast was amazing and the female manager was very attentive and was excellent at her job. She made an amazing coffee to order, actually she made... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Booked on Wotif as a mystery deal - was a bit concerned having read the reviews - but it was great. Location on Lydiard St perfect. Room on first floor was well appointed and very nice. Excellent hot chocolate included on tea/coffee tray which I like (although no complementary biscuits...). Free continental breakfast was plenty to set us up for... More

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Bendigo, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Ansonia is a fantastic little B & B in the heart of Ballarat. Staff were very friendly, rooms were very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed a big breakfast the following morning, and found this to be a no stress stay. Would recommend to anyone, and will be back again next time!

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Address: 32 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ansonia on Lydiard 4*
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The Ansonia on Lydiard ia a B&B style Hotel set in a heritage building in the heart of Ballarat. A unique & tranquil setting suited to couples friends & corporate travellers. This property isn't suited to children under 8 yrs walking distance to restaurants,gallery's,shops,theatre/cinema perfect central location Guest lounge,open fire,sunny Atrium.Central to all tourist attractions in Ballarat ... more   less 
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