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Craig's Royal Hotel

#10 of 36 Hotels in Ballarat
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4.0 of 5
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10 Lydiard Street South | PO Box 485, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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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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Bendigo, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been here quite a few times over the last few years to eat, we haven't stayed here for a long time. The food and service at our last visit certainly wasn't up to the level we have had previously. There was nothing utterly awful about it but there wasn't anything outstanding either. I think for the prices charged... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on a Saturday night. Once you walk through the front door you are struck by the history of this place. How can you not be impressed by a place that Mark Twain, Lord Kitchner and Sir Robert Menzies have all chosen to call home at some time? While this a beautifully restored hotel, this is a five... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Craig's hotel provided some of the best food we had during our trip to Victoria. Such a lovely historic venue. We found the staff to be very attentive and friendly. The pannacotta is to die for! Will definitely return next time we are visiting Ballarat.

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Bowral, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Craig's Royal is a lovely old building (which needs an exterior paint) in the older and much nicer part of the Ballarat CBD. On arrival we were shown to our "superior suite" 228 which was quite small and dark at $275 per night. Mentioning our thoughts along these lines we were quickly shown another room 230, known as the "Chinese... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We recently had the pleasure of holding our wedding at the Craigs Royal Hotel. From the moment you enter the Craigs you feel transported back in time to a bygone era, the decor and attention to detail is simply stunning.The meals were sensational, full credit to the chef, the staff were friendly, courteous and very efficient. We found the service... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I had worked at Craig's some 40 years ago. It was a pleasant surprise to see the old hotel transformed into a Grand Hotel. We stayed in a royal suite, the decor is lush antique with very comfortable four post bed and delicious ensuite with spa; very comfortable and quiet. We felt quite regal. Dinner in the courtyard gallery was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Celebrated EOFY dinner with work here and had a sensational meal. The most amazing bread to start. Chateaubriand was perfection. The confit duck was sensational and the atmosphere and decor simply gorgeous. Will return!!!

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Lara, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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 June 22, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

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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