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The Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat

1759 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
John R Bordertown, South Australia, Australia
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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 1 week ago

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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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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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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 4 weeks ago

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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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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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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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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 

Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My husband travels constantly for his job and I booked him into The Ambassador unsure if it was the best place for him to stay. The morning after he rand and told me to get onto Trip Advisor quick smart to give it the biggest wrap. He has stayed all over Australia and the bed was SENSATIONAL. He had upgraded... More 

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

Thank you so much Tora for your review & I must say it was great to see your husband & 5 of his colleagues (on this occasion) return for another stay recently. As with many companies - they look for value for money & we know we are on the right track when we see them return. He commented again... More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Honestly, we were very pleased with our stay. Upon arrival the owner greeting us was more than helpful, and over the two nights we stayed he made us feel so at home. Everything was clean, well presented, and the bed was sooooo comfy, and the shower was magnificent pressure wise. The location is close to shops, food, and local sites.... More 

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

Thanks Squids. Its our aim for all of our guests to enjoy their stay & leave happy. I guess that's not possible to have 100% satisfaction for whatever reason. We are pleased you found everything to your liking & particularly satisfied with another positive comment on the cleanliness & also the comfort of the bed. Thanks again More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

On arrival we were asked if we interested in upgarding to one of the newly refurbished King rooms. We thought as were there for 3 nights it wouldnt hurt to have a look. We had booked a Queen which would have suited us really, but the King room is huge. Completely new bathroom, The most comfortable (King) bed we have... More 

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

Gee Don, what a wonderful review & thank you for taking the time to post it. We are pleased you were impressed with the refurbishment & you loved the bed. We are of the opinion you shouldn't have spend big $$$ to get a good nights sleep. We don't pretend to be anything other than around the 3 1/2 range... More 

Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Excellent value for money. It was a fresh, clean and fairly modern room. All we could want. Warmth, comfortable bed, little lounge to watch TV and quiet as well. The owner/manager was a lovely woman and made us feel very welcome. Not too far from the main city centre. No negatives for this motel

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

Thank you Denste for your wonderful review. We try to provide value for money & very importantly a comfortable bed without breaking the bank! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay & you know where to find us if you return to Ballarat again More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Stayed here during a hospital visit. Friendly service. Great location next to shops - pizza, takeaway etc. clean rooms with comfy bed, Easy to find. Lots of places to dine out and take the kids. Quick drive into the city.

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

Thank you for your positive review Barnos. It is our aim to provide clean, comfortable & affordable accommodation, and are pleased you enjoyed your stay More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The host was very helpful. The king bed pillow top was very nice. Two nights with shops next door was good. Forge pizza was fabulous. Only complaint air con noisy not quite up to the job. Bathroom needs updating. Enjoyed our stay.

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

Thanks for taking the time to place a review Cheryl. As we said to you the bathrooms & entrances to the King rooms were next in line for upgrades & those works were completed along new air cons. These rooms have certainly proven popular with our guests & feedback on our beds has been great More 

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