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Craig's Royal Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
4.0 of 5
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10 Lydiard Street South | PO Box 485, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Ranked #8 of 35 Hotels in Ballarat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As I live in Ballarat I am fortunate to be able to head in this direction quite regularly. It is always a delightful spot to enjoy meeting a friend for coffee or a leisurely lunch. As a member of a "book club" we sometimes meet here and relax on the comfortable couches to have our "serious" discussions in pleasurable surroundings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was there a long time ago, but is the Tower Suite still available? And are there any photos which can be posted? About 20 of us booked in for the weekend; our "getaway"... chill out time so to speak. Four of of us took the option of sharing the (two bedroom family) Tower Suite. What a way to end the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to Ballarat for a tour. The restaurant looked great and the service was excellent. I had the soup of the day which was good and a scotch fillet steak, was cooked perfect for my liking. In all, was a nice experience. I would recommend to friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It was a one night escape from show grounds' two day music festival noise. Melbourne accommodation was booked out that weekend due to White Night, concerts and World Cup Cricket. Fallout from this meant a bus load of Chinese tourists, unable to find space in Melbourne, and flying out the next day, had taken all The Royal's less expensive rooms.... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If my husband and I ever have a chance to go out to diner alone we always think Craigs. Always trust the food and service. Sometimes it can feel cold but it is a beautiful building and worth a visit. Craigs is in beautiful Lydiard St around the corner from Sturt St, Ballarat main street close to public transport if... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights, solo traveller. The room was wonderful, just the right amount of luxury. The bed was extremely comfortable, I slept wonderfully. The bathroom was perfect. I want one just like this at home. Free wi-fi in the room was fast. This is always a pleasant find. If you want to truly treat yourself, stay at Craig's. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This Grand Old Lady of Ballarat has had a magnificent makeover, finally doing justice to this Victorian Building. On this occasion I only visited their coffee lounge which is where the old Bar used to be. The coffee was good as was the muffin and the service was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Although we didnt stay at this hotel but we had our Valentine's dinner booked here. The entree is the best, mains average. Our table is not d one i had expected as mentioned n d phone. While every table got a rose, they forgot to put one on ours. All in all still happy because of the best staff i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Had the pleasure of staying in this amazing hotel. Restored beautifully, ran by professionaland friendly staff, what a simply gorgeous place. Could not recommended any higher. From the concierge to the maids cleaning the rooms. All were polite and couldn't help enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We got this hotel due to a (classic) mistake by Amoma, an upstart UK aggregator with a dysfunctional booking system and disjointed customer service. However, we were lucky that, having overbooked us elsewhere, they did book us into the Royal. And very happy we were to be there. The service and amenities are first class, if not directly comparable to... More 

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