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Craig's Royal Hotel

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4.0 of 5
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10 Lydiard Street South | PO Box 485, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Craig's Royal Hotel
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Ranked #9 of 36 Hotels in Ballarat
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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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Lara, Australia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at Craig's for 2 nights, as part of a wedding weekend. From the moment we arrived, despite the beauty of the venue, the service was ordinary at best. With suits, dresses, shoes, bags etc to unload from 3 cars, no porter or help was offered. We had to collect the only trolley in the hotel and load... More 

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Ringwood, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Craig's Royal Hotel in Ballarat for 2 Nights with my wife. On arrival I was immediately impressed with the attention to detail with the renovations to the grand old building. Beautifully appointed. A great sense of old world charm. Our room was very comfortable. All staff I encountered, reception and restaurant, were very helpful and friendly and... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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111 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Craig's is an iconic building in Ballarat. It is beautiful. The rooms are decorated beautifully, with L'Occitane bath products and possibly the most comfortable bed ever. The staff are friendly and efficient, and the food is great. BUT the one thing missing from the rooms is an electric blanket. Ballarat is very COLD - freezing pvernight - but there was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Craig's for two weeks while in Ballarat on business. The room fit out was excellent - antique furnishings and decor, and a large bathroom and adjoining dressing area. The restaurant menu was very good. The standard of the food was very good, and the wine list was excellent. The stand out was the staff - they were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautifully restored hotel. Every thing is in it's correct place. The rooms are comfortable and clean, don't expect Park Hyatt luxury,but very nice. The staff are welcoming and efficient. The hotel is located perfectly within easy walking distance to everything. A nice stay in cold Ballarat.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Craig's is an iconic building in Ballarat, and is located just across the road from the Theatre. It has gold rush era features, including bluestone walls, wood panelling, ornate central staircase, and luxury period furnishings. We had cake and coffee in the cafe after seeing Miss Saigon at the theatre opposite, and we were so comfy we didn't want to... More 

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Solihull, UK
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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the out side it looks as though this hotel had been untouched in all the years since it was built during the gold rush. Go inside and all the original features from the early Victorian times remain, lush curtains and carpets, wallpaper, ornate ceiling roses huge leather sofas, you get the picture I'm sure. My room is the same,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I had eaten there before and had high tea before, but never stayed till recently. A touch of class and old world charm is all round you at Craig's. Lovely appointed rooms with modern amenities. Sit downstairs and relax over a drink or coffee or go out and see one of the many sights that Ballarat has to offer. Spent... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a wonderful Hotel, steeped in history but with the most modern and comfortable facilities. The hotel is a showpiece in the grand C19th manner with each room furnished with quality period pieces. Even though one gets the sense one is enjoying the comforts of an earlier era each room is fully equipped with the latest comforts. A good... More 

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Terrigal
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

As my godmother lives in Ballarat, I visit there at least twice a year. My favourite place to stay is Craig's, and after a less than welcoming experience at Stamford Plaza in Melbourne where I attended a conference, it was so wonderful to feel like I was a valued friend returning to a familiar and very comfortable place. This is... More 

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