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Craig's Royal Hotel

#10 of 36 Hotels in Ballarat
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4.0 of 5
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10 Lydiard Street South | PO Box 485, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in Ballarat to view were the Dr Blakes series were filmed. Decided to have lunch in the Craig's Hotell and was absolutely bowled over with the food Well worth a visit. We ordered fish cakes and smoked salmon and it was the most delicious lunch we have had in ages

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South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From arrival I was impressed, the venue is old, in no way run down, there is history, which the staff were excited to share the details. Check in was smooth and informative, i was walked to my room and given help with my bags. My room was gorgeous, crisp and Clean, no detail overlooked. Dinner - Well this just made... More 

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Thank AshleyADL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stay a night at the Craig's Royal on business, hotel itself is beautiful with old world charm and lovely furnishings and you must have a drink at the 180 year old bar downstairs. Service was fantastic and friendly and the rabbit pie is a must to have for dinner, centrally located in Ballarats main drag defiantly recommend staying here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided after a few weeks glam ping with an excellent chef to treat him to a slap up meal. We were not disappointed the chateaubriand was excellent. The staff were helpful and friendly and the ambiance perfect. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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Thank colcar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in because of the beautiful historical architecture. Food is pricy as expected, the waitresses were very helpful with choosing food and wine. We had main course with steamed veggies, the veggies tasted fine till the last few pieces. It was soaked in salty and oily juice, I almost spit it out! It was so salty it hurts my... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a weekend b & b package with dinner, in the least expensive room type. Small room but clean, quiet & comfortable. Old beds charming to look at but creaky to sleep on, with very soft pillows. Good air on. Tiny TV with poor sound. Signal packed up at 10.30pm! Complementary wi-fi but very slow and no option to upgrade.... More 

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Thank mvpalmer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My husband had been hearing this advertised on the radio and knows how much i love old world buildings so decided to book us in for a night. WOW i just loved it the rooms are fantastic with 4 poster beds even the renovated bathrooms stay with the old wold theme loved the lift where it still has the cage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

What a relaxed and enjoyable High Tea. Reasonably priced compared to cbd hotels. Located in the very spacious dining room and with smiling wait staff. A great alternative to meet with friends rather than the evening restaurant. Food offerings were good quality. A tour of the hotel was informative and allowed great appreciation of the renovations to this hotel and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Whenever you are visiting the Gold Mining town of Ballarat Victoria, a must stay is at Craig's Royal Hotel. The rooms are beautifully decorated with antique furnishings which enhances the already historical ambience of the Hotel. It has a wonderful reading room, good bistro and of course has free wifi. Worth a stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here recently with another couple for the weekend to take a visit to sovereign hill. What a truly magnificent building. Just so opulent and well restored. The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms clean and luxurious (no mini bar), the bar was comfortable and cosy and a nice place to spend a few hours in the late afternoon,... More 

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