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Craig's Royal Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Lydiard Street South | PO Box 485, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Ranked #9 of 35 hotels in Ballarat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lake Forest, IL
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119 reviews 119 reviews
54 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for three days and enjoyed the "no expense spared" restoration of this grand hotel. Room 216 had a great view of the downtown and a balcony. The staff did everything we could ask, no matter whether at a meal or in the over all hotel exposure as a guest. They had an issue with the elevator which... More

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Melbourne, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely surrounds, well appointed. Prompt service. Fantastic food and atmosphere. Very professional service. Wide selection of high tea foods. Challenging to get through it all. Old style hotel, well restored.

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a cold and blustery weekend we thought we would take the opportunity to get out of the city and explore somewhere. We stumbled across this place on tripadvisor and were happy to find some descent prices for a room and breakfast. The images speak for themselves but this is a wonderful place - history, and style in a state... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended a function at Craigs on 21st June 2014, while the room was excellent, service was average but the value of food was very poor. At a $100 a head, with one complimentary beer/wine on arrival, the three course meal provided was very poor value. As a vegetarian with plenty of notice given, a small bowl of luke warm... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

this review is rather later but we stayed here in June/July of 2013. my boyfriend bought us both overnight stay for one night with 2 cours dinner with wine brekkie next morning and the high tea on sunday. we had a standard room which was beautiful with high end toiletries the best doon Ive ever seen and a comfy bed.... More

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Anglesea, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

High tea in the dining room was superb. Great personal service and an excellent afternoon. What I didn't know was that we also had an opportunity to tour the hotel and that was a wonderful surprise. What a grand place it is now that it's back to it's old glory. We will be back.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Craig's Royal Hotel was a wonderful place to stay for two nights over the Ballarat Heritage Weekend. The hotel has been beautifully restored, the staff were friendly and very helpful with suggestions of things to do. The rooms were well presented and restored to a high standard. We went with friends and our rooms shared a small balcony where we... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We didn't stay here as it was outside of our budget, but we had dinner here and it was exceptional. The service was good, the atmosphere was relaxed but civilized and the food was excellent. We would eat here again when we visit Ballarat again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Ballarat for 2 days, one night overnight stay at the Craigs. Love the old world charm of this hotel, just gorgeous. Staff are pleasant and friendly, both on check- in and departure. The hotel rooms are clean and have everything you need al-though very compact & the view from window was very poor. But love the high end products in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We had an overnight stay at Craig's, what a delightful experience. Rooms have renovated to a very high standard. Spotlessly clean and well prepared. Staff are excellent, nothing is too much trouble. We had valet parking which is great, park right outside then your car is parked. Location is great in central Ballarat, close to shopping and cafes and all... More

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Address: 10 Lydiard Street South | PO Box 485, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Craig's Royal Hotel 4*
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Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of Ballarat, Craig’s Royal Hotel is the legendary Australian gold-rush era grand hotel. Opened in 1853 and host to poets, princes and prime ministers over its 150 year history, the hotel is a true icon of the Victorian period. Now, after 4 years extensive restoration, the magnificent accommodation, dining, meeting and banquet facilities are re-establishing Craig’s as the finest boutique heritage hotel in the colony. ... more   less 
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