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“Room 9 Ghost” 1 of 5 stars
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Mid City Motel
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   19 Doveton Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia   |  
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Ranked #25 of 34 Hotels in Ballarat
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Room 9 Ghost”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Never stay in room 9 the noise was Absoultly SCARY, HAUNTED experience. noise humming not some hot water system. on one side of the bed was ice cold. The staff said to us it was the man hole anyway not the hot water. The bed vibrated on one side. no parking spots for you car first in best dressed said the rude receptionist. talking to a man and said his car got swiped last year. THE BEST PLACE TO MET A GHOST AND SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR NICE CAR AND YOUR SLEEP. never go there for a Basketball Tourment

Room Tip: Not ROOM 9 but pretty clean
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Reception M, Front Office Manager at Mid City Motel, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
Dear Vanessa, thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Mid City Ballarat. We do endeavour to resolve maintenance problems asap to ensure a comfortable stay for our guests and will certainly take your feedback on board. We would love to welcome you back for your next stay in lovely Ballarat. Thank you Reception Mid City Motel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Very sad looking rooms,timber wall fixtures from the 80,s,tv smaller than my home PC,[ But was colour,]i know we are all about saving water but there is a point when the shower has to be able to wash your hair.Toilets flush about 100 times more usuage than a 15 minute shower.
Room was clean,..

Room Tip: Who knows if their was a better one??
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lower Portland, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

I have never had any trouble staying here, staff always go out of their way to help me, I usually stay for Hospital reasons. Nothing is ever any trouble. I guarantee that you will enjoy your stay. Comfy rooms, bed nice hot Showers, Just brilliant I also stayed (SOLO) in Feb ... I just keep going back.... Meals are great and were hot on delivery to the room.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leamington Spa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for just one night and loved it. Some of the reviews on here are very unfair! Sure, it's not the Hilton but it's spotlessly clean and extremely good value. We ate dinner at the restaurant and it was fabulous. Great food, great value.

Overall, highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Victoria
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We stayed for two nights in one of the family studios.

To start the reception area had a foul smell. The receptionist was rude and unfriendly. She didn't fill our details in correctly so after the first night our keycards expired and we couldn't get back into our room. The towel service (from the same problem) was only set for the one night. Special note, the towel lady was friendly, helpful and efficient, if the workers were more like her Mid City would be a better hotel.

When we tried to fix this issue of the keycard etc. with reception they were helpful, and gave us a free breakfast, which was nice.
The next morning, however, they told us no we wouldn't be getting free breakfast, the lady before hadn't written it down anywhere.
By this point we were over it. And had decided to forget the breakfast, but the receptionist was helpful in she called management and after a long conversation she told us that breakfast was fine. No sorry's were ever mentioned.

The breakfast was average, it's a hot and cold selection. The waitress was absent almost the entire time we were there, she was the only worker that I could see, so we were left to fend for ourselves.

The room itself was not bad, the beds were decent, the fridge was set too high (so that it froze our milk etc.), after a little fighting with it the toilet did work, eventually. Overall easily fixed issues. On top of everything else it just reminded us of the things that had gone wrong at Mid City already.

I'm sorry to say we were thoroughly convinced upon leaving that we would never be back.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Warrnambool, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Ballarat is such a beautiful city and if you want to enjoy it don't stay at the Mid City. Room was dark and antiquated, bed rolled to middle, knob fell off clock, never have I seen an iron as old as the one supplied, but worse of all was the dreadful noise apparently from the hot water service which kept us awake all night.

When complaint was made at reception about the noise they were obviously aware of it but offered no apology.

Could not put up with it for the second night. To top it off had no hot water in the morning.

Breakfast in the restaurant was also of poor quality.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

For a one night stay the rooms are comfortable and our unit had a separate bedroom which was good. The rooms though are dated and in need of a good renovation. Bathroom is adequate although only one of us had a hot shower in the morning before the water ran out.
Staff were friendly and helpful and the included breakfast was mostly good. The hot food was well over cooked.
Location is excellent for shops and restaurants and noise was minimal despite being right near a main road.
It is surprising it is rated as a 4 star motel. A good two to three star value seems more realistic.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mid City Motel

Address: 19 Doveton Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Ballarat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mid City Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 71
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