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Craig's Royal Hotel

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful historical hotel, Fully renovated room decorated elegant old world charm . Comfortable beds modern bathroom. Dinner was absolutely delicious, would highly recommend the restaurant, and breakfast had everything you could want. Wonderful helpful staff. Walking distance to historical Ballarat Streets and buildings. Can't wait to return.

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Drysdale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a very enjoyable dinner in the Gallery with a friend. Good table service, helpful wine selection from staff and both of us enjoyed our meals. Had some time to chat...but not really a long wait... even though the venue was half full. We shared our dessert... a yummy panna cotta with fresh fruit!

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Mount Egerton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A busy Sunday: like me, many seem to be here for good food in record time before rushing off to another engagement. Roast pumpkin soup with a glass of Tomboy Hill Pinot. Just the job on this cold Sunday. I have just bought some British Pounds as the Aussie $ is starting to drop again.

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Melbourne,Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This restaurant is a lovely venue but style of food not as good as was a year ago. Still nice presentation of good cuisine. Chateaubriand with traditional French fries and beautifully cooked veggies was a favourite but not the same now. Staff excellent service and very hospitable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Second try for breakfast at the Royal Hotel. First go 12 months ago was not the best. With a new chef we were recommended to try again. Vast improvement. Attentive staff. Great coffee and good food. Only issue were the tomatoes on the Craig's breakfast, too large and not cooked enough, oven roasted Should be the default at this sort... More 

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We arrived on a wet Thursday afternoon in the drizzling rain and one of our group ran in to the hotel to get instructions where to park our 3 cars. A wonderful man by the name of Jason came out, loaded our luggage up and then got the cars to follow him to where there was safe and secure parking... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My wife and I spent two amazing nights in Craig's Royal Hotel. Stacks of old world charm with the beautifully appointed rooms. Loads of antique items and what a wonderfully comfortable bed. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and we really felt welcome and comfortable. Outstanding work by their talented chef. Meals were delicious and of an excellent serve... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous weekend at Craig's Royal Hotel. From the moment we checked in we were greeted by friendly, helpful staff and this continued throughout our stay. Our room was absolutely gorgeous. All rooms have been lovingly refurbished with antiques that make you feel as though you are stepping back in time. However, the bathrooms have... More 

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Nerang, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We stayed our final nights of our week in regional Victoria in a Royal Suite at Craigs and were not disappointed with the size of the room or bathroom. We were greeted and looked after during our stay by Jason, who is simply has extraordinary customer service skills and could not do enough for us, really made our stay memorable.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Overnight stay combined with attending Mary Poppins at the Opera House across the street. Both grand old buildings well restores, so a very enjoyable stay. Bed and ensuite bathroom both excellent, although room was a little cramped. Restaurant good for evening meal and breakfast. Only complaint was lack of space and staff for serving in the one small bar still... More 

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of Ballarat, Craig’s Royal Hotel is the legendary Australian gold-rush era grand hotel. Opened in 1853 and host to poets, princes and prime ministers over its 150 year history, the hotel is a true icon of the Victorian period. Now, after 4 years extensive restoration, the magnificent accommodation, dining, meeting and banquet facilities are re-establishing Craig’s as the finest boutique heritage hotel in the colony. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Craig's Royal Hotel

Address: 10 Lydiard Street South | PO Box 485, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range: $197 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Craig's Royal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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Also Known As:
Craig's Royal Hotel Ballarat, Victoria
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Ballarat
#7 Romantic Hotel in Ballarat
#8 Business Hotel in Ballarat
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