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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of fun and very educational for Miss 9 & Mr 7. Interactive and informative. We found gold. The gold paning is lots of fun and the staff really helpful. Food is expensive so I suggest packing some snacks. We did the evening meal and show. I can highly recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was different to what I expected. I thought we were staying in a proper hotel but it was like turning up to school camp. It was very noisy - kids running around and babies crying - it is the school holidays. The cleaning could be improved also. The carpets weren't clean, bathrooms could do with some maintenance - leaking... More 

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Thank Rina C
Warrandyte, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our time at Sovereign Hill (the museum section) and it was really handy having the hotel with a special door into the park The room was clean and tidy, they helped us out with extra bedding and the staff on reception were helpful and polite. The food was what you would expect from a hotel, I would've... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here recently for one night in the Canadian Gully and loved it. Rooms are not 5 star nor do you need them to be, room was clean and tidy but nothing fancy. We got a family package which included 2 day access to Sovereign Hill park as well and we could leave our room and be inside the park... More 

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West Lakes, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights on our Victorian road trip our biggest regret was not staying longer. we had such a great time the room it self was an average hotel room maybe 3.5 stars but super clean and tidy shower was very small but it worked well. The breakfast buffet was absolutely fantastic we really enjoyed our breakfasts... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well priced, clean and reasonably sized rooms in old buildings just outside the Sovereign Hill theme park.Centrally heated which is important in Ballarat in September. Couple of kms from city, but (irregular) buses from outside Sovereign Hill. Includes buffet breakfast.

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Thank Robert F
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

We had never been to Melbourne before so we decided to visit Sovereign Hill in Ballarat and pay a bit extra for the Governor's Room. This was definitely worth it. Upon arrival in the cold, the room already had the heating on which was a welcome feeling. The bed was extremely comfy, very professional decorated room. Only issue was the... More 

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Dandenong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Staff were very helpful and had all tickets and maps ready. Accommodation. was very good and virtually inside the theme park. Very satisfactory.cleaner was particularly helpful in finding my glasses for me.heating was good and necessary and bathroom was modern and clean.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Pros: 1. Christmas lights 2. Buffet breakfast Cons: 1. Unwelcoming pushy receptionist 2. Paid for king size bed to wait for 2 single beds to be pushed together (pay the minor and do it yourself) 3. Stained and smelly bed sheets 4. Cob webs on windows and window handles 5. No ipod dock as featured on the website 6. Overcharged... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

This accommodation needs to seriously address their housekeeping (see attached pics). The whole place needs some TLC and money put into upgrades. The mattress on the queen bed was very hard and uncomfortable. The bunks only had one inadequate thin blanket. If your on the lower floor you can hear every move the people above make. We had the Xmas... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sovereign Hill Hotel offers modern, family-friendly, hotel accommodation right in the heart of Sovereign Hill. The hotel offers comfort and convenience with all the action of Main Street and our evening sound-and-light show, right on your doorstep. Choose from a variety of accommodation,ranging from luxurious Governors Rooms to spacious and comfortable family rooms. The hotel offers a range of cost effective packages to fully engage you in the Sovereign Hill experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sovereign Hill Hotel

Address: Magpie St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia (Formerly Sovereign Hill Lodge)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range: $110 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sovereign Hill Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Sovereign Hill Motel
Sovereign Hill Hotel Ballarat, Victoria
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Ballarat
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