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Lake Inn

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1317 Mair Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia (Formerly Best Western)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Warragul, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A day after a snowfall in Ballarat we were hoping the room would be warm over the -3 degree night and it was. All facilities were more than adequate. The room was certainly on the large side. I have to agree about another reviewers comment on the tight parking spaces. The management were very friendly and their parting gift of... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Room was huge. Spotless. Parking a tad squeezy. Pub entrance via the motel carpark so extremely convenient.had a drink by the fire which was cosy-nice ambience. Meals available in the pub.Close to the city and lake. Would stay again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Having the restaurant close was so handy anything delivered for a small fee lunch and/or dinner. The only downfall I could find was no dvd player in the room and no microwave and funnily enough odd shaped mugs which made warming up a bottle rather difficult. I found the correspondence via email for our booking not oozing customer service but... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A very large bedroom, with easily enough room for the couch and table. Very clean and tidy, and close to any necessary facilities (supermarket and pharmacy within 200m was very convenient). The heating took a little to figure out, but is working well to keep the chill out on a very brisk night.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Large and very spacious room. Clean. Great bathroom that is spacious and provides good water pressure. Good size TV Comfortable bed. Quiet location with better than average sound proofing. Close to town and by the lake.

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Masterton, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We stayed here for the night, found the location great, close to the lake so good for walking. The room was clean and tidy, well appointed and a good size. A good nights sleep is always high on our agenda and this was delivered as the room was quiet and the bed comfortable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I booked this hotel for 3 days, direct with the hotel. found that the receptionist very easy to deal with, and no question was too much. Oour stay was pleasant and enjoyable, liked that I could go for a nice walk around the lake in the morning before work. There are many close restaurants and cafes to dine at. As... More

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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Took a two bedroom apartment for my family. Very clean and spacious. Kitchen had bare minimum crockery for four people. Good size fridge. Layout was a little strange with second bedroom having no windows. great location handy to city centre, lake Wendouree and main roads into Ballarat. Restaurant serves good pub fare with a good local bar atmosphere. No laundry... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Stayed early January in a room for three people room was large for a motel and had good parking and the staff were very helpful. A big plus is the hotel at the front of the motel with great food and a great publican who was only too willing to help Great accommodation quiet and very comfortable room super clean.

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12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Lovely big room with semi kitchen facility (not used). Big corner spa, a little high to step in to. (wife was 8months pregnant and found this quite difficult to get in and out unaided) we're not the tallest people either. Great big lounge area with big windows for natural light, dinning table, and lounge suite, limited mini bar but ok... More

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Address: 1317 Mair Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia (Formerly Best Western)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Lake Inn 4.5*
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Also Known As:
Best Western Ballarat
Ballarat Best Western
Lake Inn Ballarat, Victoria

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