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The Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat

1759 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trip with a friend to Ballarat for cycling championships. We booked at the very last minute. Had a king room each. My room was very roomy, had new carpet, a comfy bed and a very well renovated bathroom. Some of the other features are a little dated, but no problem for me. The room was also spotlessly clean. Friendly and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a stop over from Adelaide, & couldn't have been happier with the room & service from the owners. Recently renovated, the rooms are clean, tidy & very nicely presented, although the standard queen room that we stayed in was very small - but not a problem given all the ticks on everything else. Next time we'll... More 

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St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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132 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We booked 2 nights through Booking.com and although there was no mention of internet we also checked Ballarat.com which said, INTERNET NOW AVAILABLE so we were fairly confident that there was. On our arrival the gentleman who checked us in, assured me and I quote " The birds broke the aerial and I am not paying $4000 to repair it... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Rarely have we pulled in to a 3 1/2 star motel with a rate of around $100 expecting too much. Being Golden Chain members the Queen was $94.50 (bargain). After a short chat with the owner we were very comfortable & once he had ascertained we were thinking of staying 2 or 3 nights he suggested even though it was... More 

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michelle g, Owner at The Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat, responded to this review

Hi Lenny, Firstly thank you for taking the time to post your review. It is pleasing from our point of view that guests consider they are getting value for money & the continual (great) feedback we receive about our beds is also encouraging. As you said one is never sure what the motel beds will be like so this type... More 

Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Came across this little beauty as we drove into Ballarat. Very reasonable Price, newly renovated massive room,. Modern bathroom, very comfortable king bed. Gary was very helpful as was his wife. 1klm from Park City Tavern, great meal, would give this one a try.

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1 Thank Heather E
michelle g, Owner at The Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat, responded to this review

Thank you Heather for taking the time to post your review. We know you did your research & checked out some others beforehand & by your review you were obviously pleased with your decision! As a result of an unfortunate cancellation we were able to offer you the option of a King Room & yes they are a quite spacious... More 

Tamworth, Australia
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Recently renovated bathroom, most heavenly comfortable bed, quiet location. Very helpful and friendly owners, good local knowledge of locations to eat and visit apart from the most popular Sovereign Hill

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2 Thank JanelleandMark
michelle g, Owner at The Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Janelle & Mark on your recent 3 day visit to Ballarat. The King beds are proving popular with guests & certainly provide value for money (as do all rooms) especially when booking direct & using the Golden Chain Gold Link membership card which are available at any Golden Chain motel. And yes, we do try... More 

Bordertown, South Australia, Australia
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I stayed overnight on a flying return trip from Melbourne the Owners were very welcoming and helpful. The room was nice and warm with the central heating, especially on a freezing July night in Ballarat. The room was immaculately clean and quiet. A tasty full Aussie breakfast topped of my very pleasant stay. Another motel to add to our list... More 

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2 Thank John R
michelle g, Owner at The Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat, responded to this review

Thank you John for your review. It is certainly always pleasing when guests enjoy their stay & we are particularly pleased with your comments re cleanliness & value for money. And of course that you liked the breakfast. Hope to see you on your next trip More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Myself and my partner stayed here when on one of the coldest nights, but in the room it was warm pleasant and the bed was awesome. This motel is prefect for families and people that want a nice clean room at the right price to see Ballarat.

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1 Thank Gavin R
michelle g, Owner at The Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Gavin. Ha ha yes it certainly was a cold one that night, but we are really pleased that you found everything to your liking. You have ticked off most of what we try to achieve - Clean, Comfortable, Affordable - with a great bed & of course good service. We look forward to seeing you... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A good place for a warm restful night in the middle of winter. Warm greeting by owners,very helpful. Room was nicely decorated,clean and the bed was divine. Central heating kept the room Cosy all night. Air con is also available. This place had a nice feel to it.

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4 Thank Kay S
michelle g, Owner at The Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat, responded to this review

Hello Kay & thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful review. We are certainly pleased you found everything to your liking & wow another great comment on the bed! Thanks indeed! The hydronic heating is certainly a hit with guests in our cooler months ( as you said it keeps the rooms cosy) & we look forward... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

It's reasonably priced but is a 5 minute drive into town centre. Ok if you're too lazy to drive as there are some shops nearby. Milk bar, fish and chips anyone? Interior is dated. Plus point is the microwave oven and a toaster that comes with tea and coffee making facilities.

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4 Thank ashlee76
michelle g, Owner at The Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Ashlee. It is fairly clear on all Ballarat & google maps that we are not in the centre of town. If that's an issue maybe contact us first or the information centre to find what might suit you best. We generally find guests are happy to come the 5 minutes to us as we don't have... More 

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