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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On several previous visits to Ballarat I had admired Craig's Hotel for its architectural heritage. It takes its place among other buildings of similar vintage on Lydiard Street. I had not previously stayed there, but I booked myself in for an overnight stay to break a long journey. I'm no expert on authentic historical restoration, but to my untrained eye... More 

Thank FarhorizonsOz
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel has been nicely refurbished but has clearly kept some of its old style charm. The rooms are decorated well and are very comfortable with modern bathrooms. The place is warm and ambient. The food is the restaurant is very good and the staff in the restaurant are lovely. The reception staff are extremely friendly and helpful and are... More 

Thank Anguna
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 3 nights. It is a perfect location to explore Ballarat, Sovereign Hill and other historic sites. Craigs has been beautifully restored in excellent taste. Our room was comfortable and well appointed. The Continental breakfast was included in the room cost and was generally satisfactory. However, the Danish pastries, which we tried on the third morning were stale,... More 

Thank Vickym830
Mooloolaba, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service and tour of the Royal Craig's Hotel High Tea was amazing and full of fabulous information. Daisy and Aylssa were friendly and helpful and nothing was to much trouble. The food was tasty and well presented and all food requirements were met with lovely substitutes and lovely service. The tour was just simply divine and we had a... More 

Thank jennieandpauld
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time dining at Craigs Royal hotel was the best decision I have made in a long time. Service was impressive, friendly and efficient. The food was devine, my husband commented it was the best entree he has ever eaten. We would certainly recommend it to others and have. We will definitely be back 10 out of 10 experience.

Thank Michelle O
Croydon, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Stayed overnite last weekend. Centrally located, can walk all the way around the CBD. Old world charm with modern facilities. Continental breakfast included was substantial, have a look around the building, perfectly renovated

Thank Milligate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Stayed here a night last week en route to see family further out west. Magnificent old world charm, excellently restored. Even had a ghostly experience at 3.00am in the morning. Excellent bar with very friendly staff.

Thank stephen o
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

When checking in, the woman at the front desk thought it was OK to make a joke about my ability to pay the bill. It was badly misjudged and far too up close and personal. When checking out, the manager put me in my place about believing that the room they gave us, when we booked a suite, wasn’t a... More 

Thank Chris T
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Craigs has been perfectly restored to its former glory offering an enjoyable experience from the moment you enter the foyer. The hotel rooms are immaculately presented and give you a moment to reflect on a time gone by where royalty and social elitist once stayed.

Thank Chadjamesr
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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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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 St S | PO Box 485, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range: $199 - $410 (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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Craig's Royal Hotel Ballarat, Victoria
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Ballarat
#7 Luxury Hotel in Ballarat
#8 Business Hotel in Ballarat
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