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Lake Inn

1317 Mair Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia (Formerly Best Western)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a one night stay when in Ballarat for business. Very welcoming and helpful staff. Great room and comfy bed. Enjoyed the room service breakfast. Would definitely stay again if I was traveling in that part of the country.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The room was great, we are glad we got a room with a lounge, it was so comfy. It is a nice quiet location with no traffic noise. It is close to the main Ballarat attractions and shops. Wonderful management. Would definitely stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the absolute genuine old school customer service from the lovely owners to the spacious rooms, all round great stay Only negative is the pub that is attached is way over priced small selection of tasteless food PLEASE NOTE THE PUB IS OWNED BY A SEPARATE OWNER

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's a warm welcome at the Lake Inn once you find the entrance to check-in. However, if you are looking for elevators and carpets on the way to your room then you need to look elsewhere. The room was clean and had the usual stuff you'd expect but we are talking MOTEL here along with concrete stairs and open-to-the-elements concrete... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The Lake Inn, Ballarat is a great place to stay if you want a good night's sleep. The room was quiet and the bed really comfortable. The bathroom is spacious and provides everything you need. It is very clean. Sandra at reception is friendly and welcoming. We appreciated the bottles of water Sandra gave us on departure. Lake Wendouree is... More 

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Wodonga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Staff are friendly and helpful, rooms are spotless, the bed was so comfy, soft and clean! The Hotel was the perfect location. Linen and towels were of excellent quality. The room was nice and quiet and we were able to make it nice and dark with shut out curtains. The City Oval restaurant is beautiful as well. The only fault... More 

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adelaide, south australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

half way from adelaide to melbourne, reviewing overnight stops ahead,we had a sense of dread at the motley collection of highway facing motels on offer. With hope in our hearts, we plumped for the Lake Inn in Ballarat. Happily as it turned out! Large, clean, quiet room, well stocked with lovely host, Sandra. Hotel next door did an adequate meal,... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Spent three nights here to revisit the town of my early years.This motel is very well presented & maintained,room spotlessly clean & linen & towels of excellent quality.Good breakfast in room. Very pleasant & helpful management.Highly recommended.

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SandraLakeInn, Manager at Lake Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Ballarat and Lake Inn Ballarat. We do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back another time. More 

Melbourne
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We stayed here for one night after attending the Ballarat Beer Festival and really enjoyed our stay. The feel of the hotel was very warm with excellent customer service. The location for the festival could not have been better with the City Oval a very short stroll away. Tge room was spotless and very comfortable and we enjoyed the luxury... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A warm cosy retreat. The usual services are all superb, with crisp white high end bed linen. I really felt at home - much nicer than my place :) :) Enjoyable walk to the lake and easy footsteps from the pub. Convenient to everything, central to the city, serenely quiet, and an easy escape from whatever. Sandra's warmth was sincere... More 

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SandraLakeInn, Manager at Lake Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Lake Inn Ballarat, and look forward to welcoming you back. More 

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