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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 #11 of 34 Hotels in Ballarat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a night here last weekend. Room was nicely decorated, big enough and comfortable, as was the bathroom. It was towards the rear of the property, with no view (who cares when you are asleep) and very quiet; couldn't even hear the bathroom plumbing from the bedroom (which is more than I can say for just about any modern property).... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our room is fabulous, well decorated and quite grand with a spacious ensuite. The balcony definitely needs some work though! Our dinner in the bistro was good, the bubbles and wine delicious. All staff have been friendly and helpful. The free wifi is pathetic & I think they should lose the pokies.Overall, a lovely place for a little getaway.

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Jerrabomberra, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent two nights here recently. Pros are the property itself, the location and the quality of the rooms. Unfortunately the service let things down. The check in was a debacle due to the valet parking and no parks anywhere nearby and took way too long. Then there was a comedic series of stuff ups from both bar and wait staff... More

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reception (Jason) checked me in well and took me to the room to show the controls etc. Overall the hotel is good and the staff are polite. I am just staying my first night right now. So, I can't comment on the food yet, bit the bar was good for a drinking session in the evening. I went to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This my experience, so others may disagree. Much to my surprise I leant before I got to Craigs, that they had pokies,which for me took away the ambiance of the most beautiful building. We had a room with a brace bed and I am only 5 feet tall so had to get a chair to get in to bed. So... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We organised a birthday party for a friend and it was a fitting venue! The hospitality was fitting and the food was just impressive. The best entree on our table was the beautifully marinated kangaroo with beetroot relish and Elderberry jelly. The entree of quail was wonderful too. We had some salads as mains as there was so much to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We popped into this hotel for a sticky because it looked so fabulous from the outside. Decided to have a late lunch and a drink. Cafe staff were very accommodating and we ate in the bar. BLT was delicious, as was the decaf flat white (not always easy to get a good decaf - I needed it cos it was... More

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Kilsyth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

On the last day of September 2014, a group of six friends took the morning train from Melbourne to visit Victoria's early settler and historic gold-rush city of Ballarat. After a picnic lunch at the delightful Wendouree Botanical Gardens, we caught the bus back to the CBD where one of our number suggested that we have afternoon tea in style... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch yesterday there(08/09). A friend told me it was a great place to eat. Well I didn't think so. The food was ok . But what they charge you think it be better. The services was not good. We order a bottle of wine. And the pour the 1st drink. Then sat it on a table behind me and... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Last week we stayed at the Craig a Royal for the fourth time in a year. We love this hotel. We have stayed in one of the smallest rooms, one of the lovely larger rooms on the first floor with a balcony, a room in the courtyard and this week in the Prince Albert Suite. Every room was beautifully appointed.... 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*
Number of rooms: 41
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