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Craig's Royal Hotel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Michelle O
Croydon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank stephen o
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Chris T
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Chadjamesr
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Filomena2_12
Drysdale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank presby62
Mount Egerton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank stdunstan2016
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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Thank trurab
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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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  • 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 St S | PO Box 485, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range: $198 - $399 (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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