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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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Rating summary
  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Central location which was great. The overall feel of the hotel has a lovely ambience but bed and pillows were hard and made for a poor nights sleep. Was disappointed as the price would indicate better quality bedding. The room was quite small and made it feel like a cramped evening. Just think there is better value for money in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ansonia is conveniently located, close to the railway station, cafes and restaurants, and the Art Gallery. In its former life it was two heritage buildings , which are now connected by a lovely atrium. I had an atrium room. While I was there the restaurant was closed, which did not bother me - in fact it probably made my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ansonia on Lydiard is a delightful old bulilding on a typical wide Ballarat Street. All the building on Lydiard remind you of times gone past when people with money built to impress. There are architectural details on every building should you have the time and energy to inspect. The hotel has a lovely welcoming bright foyer, wonderful sitting areas... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was well decorated, clean and comfortable. We arrived on a very hot day and air con was already on to cool room down. This was greatly appreciated. Great location in Central Ballarat. Would return.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Stayed here last weekend as had a function in Ballarat at Craig Hotel just 50 meters away. Chose an atrium room because it was downstairs and it was perfect for our needs. The window shades need to be kept closed as the window is onto the main corridor - but we knew that. Was good to get some fresh air... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Well restored at some point and with a modern colour palette and furnishings while paying homage to it's Heritage roots. The facade bodes well, suggesting a quiet, understated elegance inside. We entered with smiles and high hopes. Normally I would wait at least until morning to write a review, but the spirit of disappointment has moved me to review before... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Stayed here for three nights in November after finding our preferred hotel booked out. While not as lovely as the Heritage on Lydiard our atrium room was spacious, clean and comfortable with contemporary decor and a good bathroom. Only odd design feature was the desk which was unusually high to accomodate a minibar at one end, with high bar stool/chair... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Excellent sized room and much better price than surrounding hotels. Found all day free parking a short walk away and left car there for entire stay. Otherwise paid street parking out the front. For someone just needing a base for the night it was perfect.

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Melbourne
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in early October to see some of the shows in the annual Cabaret held in Ballarat ( the third year). It was very conveniently located in the centre of town. We parked directly outside in Lydiard Street (Sunday) although this is metered space during the week - one drawback. However once through... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What a Horrible experience. Coming from Melbourne to a wedding in Ballarat, we don't appreciate being snapped at by the owner??? when we asked for information on venues close by. If you choose to work in hospitality, don't speak to people with such arrogance. We are the people who keep your miserable business going.... Will Definitely not be recommending your... More 

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Campbell D, Guest Relations Manager at The Ansonia on Lydiard, responded to this review

Hi Jetsetter73a, Thanks for posting your feedback, I must say it was disappointing to read that you had a poor service experience on your recent stay with us. Your comments are a timely reminder that no matter how tired we may be after working the long hours that hospitality demands, we need to be at our best at all times.... More 

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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*
Number of rooms: 19
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