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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 #8 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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Terrigal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I recently stayed one night at Craigs. Somehow seeing Miss Saigon at her Majesty's turned into something much much better. For those that do not know the theatre is just 40 metres across the road so 'dinner and show' is a great option. My wife and I first visited Craigs nearly 40 years ago and in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about our stay was delightful. Would highly recommend this hotel. The room was cosy, the staff are friendly and the building is memorizing. It's the small touches of this hotel that makes you want to come back. I will definitely be staying here again

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Hawthorn
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful and well-maintained hotel with a very comfortable bed, in a great location and is charming inside and out, it is worth a stay. I arrived earlier than check-in and the lady at reception let me check-in early which was very nice. However, on a whole, the staff was only mediocre, the staff member who took me... More 

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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 April 17, 2015

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Rosewood, Australia
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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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