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Seymours on Lydiard
302 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia   |  
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Free breakfast with your stay
Ranked #4 of 35 hotels in Ballarat
Sydney, Australia
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“Clean, spacious, well equipped, plus extra bonuses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

My husband and I stayed for several nights in a self contained villa and found it very clean, spacious and well equipped. Staff were very helpful and accomodating to any request. Free wifi is a bonus as well as the "special" nights at the on-site restaurant. It is close to the city and its amenities. Top recomendation from us.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SeymoursonLydiard, Manager at Seymours on Lydiard, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Dear Pauline V
Thank you for your valuable feedback. It is greatly appreciated. The Villa's are lovely aren't they? Also thank you for acknowleding how accommodating our staff are. We really do have the best Ballarat has to offer. I can't tell you how many people comment on our free WiFi (previous guest feedback is an indication) and we are pleased to offer this service. The 'special' nights the Restaurant has to offer are so very popular and our return guests means we are certainly on the right track.
If you are ever in Ballarat again, we certainly look forward to seeing you
Kind regards
Jacqui
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We stayed for one night en route to Melbourne & booked an upstairs superior room. It was spacious & had a lovely shower, kitchen etc. All mod cons & very comfortable. We had drinks & a meal in the bar/restaurant & were so impressed with the quality of the food & wine. The place was jumping for a Monday night! Good not to be the only folk in. This place seems to be popular with locals & tourists alike & had lots of good places to sit. The bed was comfortable & the place was quiet. Very picturesque & close to the town centre. There is a walkway system for the rooms & ours was outside our bedroom window & I did hear someone (very quietly) walk past, so not sure if it could be noisier at the weekends? But all in all we just loved this place & we will definitely return on our next trip & will be recommending it to all our friends.

Room Tip: Maybe on at the end of the walkway or at ground level.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SeymoursonLydiard, Manager at Seymours on Lydiard, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Dear Zumba12
Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. It certainly is appreciated. Our rooms are constantly being acknowledged for being spacious, clean and comfortable. Being self contained is a bonus we think.
Our Restaurant is definately at the high end of the scale in terms of Hotels and our extensive wine menu is one of the best in town.
Yes, you are right....on the weekends the 'traffic' is a little heavier with people going to their rooms after dinner etc...., but they are obviously respectful of guests sleeping because we don't get complaints which is lovely.
Thank you for recommending us to your friends and we look forward to seeing you when next in Ballarat
Kind regards
Jacqui
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Stayed at Seymours on Lidiard last Friday and saturday nights. Loved it!!! Great value, service and standards. i was lucky enough to get a "daily deal" through Living social(?) which made it even better. Give it a try....you won't be disappointed!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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SeymoursonLydiard, Manager at Seymours on Lydiard, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Dear Brucetrip
Thank you for your lovely feedback. This is actually the second time we have had 'The Living Social' deal as we believe it is great value for money. It was a very popular promotion and I'm pleased you were able to enjoy the benefits. I have also passed over your comments to the Hotel staff who appreciate feedback from our customers.
We hope you stay with us again when next in Ballarat
Kind regards
Jacqui
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed in a charming location - the room was nicely refurbished as you can see from the pictures. Comfortable bed, clean, and friendly staff. They have a new outdoor balcony with BBQ and comfy couch - nice place to have a drink with your friends.
The meals (breakfast was included in our package) were good and the evening meal was very good too - worth a special mention is the good coffee and the calamari was very tender.
You can drop into the pub - no need to drive! And it is close enough to walk into town.
Highly recommended and we will stay there again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SeymoursonLydiard, Manager at Seymours on Lydiard, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Dear Melbourne_mistermoo
Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. It certainly is greatly appreciated. Also for mentioning our new outdoor balcony area. It is proving to be very popular on these warmer days for sure. I believe you also had a 'Living Social' deal with us as did your friend 'Brucetrip' (above feedback). It's wonderful to know that we are continually maintaining a high standard for our customers and especially so when they mention they will return, so thank you for that.
I have passed over your comments to the Hotel Manager about the coffee and also the Head Chef about the Calamari.
We certainly look forward to seeing you when next in Ballarat
Kind regards
Jacqui
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We normally stay at the other end of ballarat when we visit, but a friend recently stayed at Seymours and suggested we stay here as she said it was fantastic. She wasn't wrong. The self contained apartments are spacious and clean which was a nice surprise. Most motels are small and dinghy. The free internet was a big plus in our books as we were able to skype with the kids back home. Great service. We weren't sure if we were going to eat in the restaurant or not, but Jacquie suggested if we weren't we might want to have room service. Great suggestion thank you. The food was hot and yummy. it was very hard to make a selection from the extensive menu. We had breakfast in the hotel the next morning and it was equaly yummy. We decided to do some exploring on the way home and Jacquie suggested the daylesford area and a visit to the chocolate mill. OMG...how have we not heard of this place before. All in all Seymours is fantastic. Thanks to Jacque for the mini tour suggesteion and all staff. Def be back

Room Tip: Make sure you try the food in the Restaurant
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SeymoursonLydiard, Manager at Seymours on Lydiard, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear Jenfarm12
Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We greatly appreciate this. Yes, the free WiFi is something we are continually getting appreciative comments about. This is just simply a service, we believe should be provided for our guests. We are proud to offer Room Service as an alternative to dining in the Restaurant, as sometimes after a long drive a guest may just want to relax in their room.
Now, the Chocolate Mill.....how good is it? It is my absolute fave chocolate place of all time. I hope you were able to explore the Daylesford Region a little while you were out there. Such a great tourist destination.

We certainly look forward to seeing you again when next in Ballarat
Kind regards
Jacqui
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

My partner and I stayed for two nights in October. We were surprised with how large the room was - nice and open and clean. The bathroom had a big corner-spa which was sparkling clean so we actually used it! The rooms could do with a bit of sprucing (new doonahs, curtains, nicer beds etc) but everything was more than satisfactory. Free wifi was a nice touch. Thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SeymoursonLydiard, Manager at Seymours on Lydiard, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear Jadescool
Thank you for your feedback. It is very much appreciated. We are actually in the process of doing some 'sprucing' of our rooms. New Doona's etc..... Thank you for also mentioning the free WiFi. I can't tell you how many of our guests tell us this is a service they appreciate. We look forward to seeing you again when next in Ballarat
Kind regards
Jacqui
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in one of the self contained apartments.

Pros
- Big rooms with big bathroom
- Big gas heater as well as split system
- On the same property as the pub/restaurant which was excellent
- Quite tidy and modern for a 4 star
- Telly in the bathroom with the spa!

Cons
- Not much parking up where the apartments are
- Need to either sleep with the heater on bring your own doona because the bedding there is insufficient to keep you warm

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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SeymoursonLydiard, Manager at Seymours on Lydiard, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Doritobrother
Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We appreciate you acknowledging the Pro's for our property as well as the couple of Cons you mentioned.
With regards to parking where the Villa Apartments are, yes, there really is only one space for a car directly out front of the Villa. You will probably find most Motels can only accommodate one car per room, however, we are one of the few Motels that offer additional parking in the Motel car park for any guest who does have an extra car. Guests are most welcome to take advantage of this.

I'm sorry for the lack of warmth you experienced in the bed. Did you know there was an electric blanket on the bed? Can understand if you didn't check for this as this is not always a service a lot of accommodation providers offer. Also extra blankets are in the cupboard. After all it is Ballarat and the nights can be very chilly for sure.

We certainly hope when next in Ballarat, you stay with us again. If you do, you can always call us prior to your arrival and we can put the electric blanket on for you and have your room nice and toasty
Kind regards
Jacqui
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Address: 302 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ballarat
#2 Family Hotel in Ballarat
#6 Business Hotel in Ballarat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a 4 star Motel with a variety of suites. Deluxe, Superior, Luxury Villa's and a 2 bedroom Family Suite. We also have a gorgeous 4 bedroom fully furnished house on site. Free undercover parking, free Austar and free WiFi. Guest laundry and room service is available. We also have a Hotel Restaurant/Cafe/Bar on site as well. ... more   less 
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