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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The moment you walk in the place you feel at home . The manager ( or lady at office ) was lovely , helpful , and as we left gave us some much need hydrating water ( big weekend ) . The rooms are very clean and very spacious, much bigger than normal . Shower was awesome , beds and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed overnight to visit the Archibald exhibition. Handy location to walk to the lake and botanic gardens but drove into the city centre owing to inclement weather. Booked a two bedroom apartment to share with friends. Clean spacious rooms, comfortable beds, free wi fi and good shower. Kitchen had a four burner hob, microwave and fridge to make our own... More 

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London
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99 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for one night recently with friends to attend a local function. The rooms are big and very comfortable. Great shower but rubbish hair dryer. The TV was nice and big and they also have an iron and kettle in the room. This hotel is in a great location, right near the lake and walking distance to the hospitals.... More 

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Trish W, Manager at Lake Inn Ballarat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our rooms are larger than most motel rooms and our team keep them lovely and clean. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Regards Toney & Trish Managers More 

Adelaide, Australia
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116 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This motel has quite large rooms and are all very clean. The beds are very comfortable and there is air conditioning in all rooms. We stayed in an executive double suite which was big and also the bathroom had plenty of space. There was plenty of free shampoo and other amenities available and plenty of tea and coffee. The owners... More 

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Trish W, Manager at Lake Inn Ballarat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are proud of our large clean rooms and our team does a wonderful job each and every day. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards Toney & Trish Managers More 

Australia
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170 reviews
168 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel has been built around an original pub and architecturally blends in quite well. Some rooms offer lake glimpses. Rooms are larger than you usually find in motels and quite comfortably furnished. Large bathroom with nice washroom items available. Free wifi on offer. Parking is available on site. The hotel was nearly full when I was there but surprisingly... More 

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Trish W, Manager at Lake Inn Ballarat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our rooms are normally quiet even on busy nights. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Regards Toney & Trish Managers More 

Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We (two adults and our two-year old daughter) just had a pleasant overnight stay at Lake Inn Ballarat. Warm reception and our hosts gave a number of recommendations for dinner, which is always appreciated. Room 6 was on the ground floor, single bedroom, seperate lounge and dining room and a large bathroom with 2 person spa. Basic furniture and kitchenette... More 

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Trish W, Manager at Lake Inn Ballarat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Room 6 is a lovely large one bedroom room with a king bed. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Regards Toney & Trish Managers More 

Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016

We stayed here for two days over a long weekend period, we decided on the king pad room. We found it quite roomy and nice even though our room was on the ground floor and we had to keep the curtains pulled for privacy reasons as pedestrians would have been able to see in the room. Apart from this the... More 

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Trish W, Manager at Lake Inn Ballarat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our rooms are large and cosy and we dont generally get any noise from traffic or the street. We have 1 carpark available per room. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Regards Toney & Trish Managers More 

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65 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Stayed a couple of nights for a last minute booking. The welcome from reception when we arrived quite late was friendly and quick allowing us to get staright to the room. The room is large and spacious, well fitted out with a comfortable sofa, table and 2 chairs, and extra space. Bathroom good size and well maintained. The restaurant/pub attached... More 

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Trish W, Manager at Lake Inn Ballarat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are proud of our large clean rooms and the service we provide. Unfortunately the City Oval Hotel next door is not part of our motel and has different owners so I am unable to comment about the restaurant. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you... More 

Victoria, Australia
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2016

Room is very spacious, has lovely decor, comfortable bed and free WIFI which is a must these days. Close to the hospitals which is important for us with a family member having just undergone surgery. Short walk to cafes and restaurants and barely 2 minutes drive to the shopping hub of Ballarat.

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Trish W, Manager at Lake Inn Ballarat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Being a short walk to the Hospital is a bonus when family members are there. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Regards Toney & Trish Managers More 

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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

While searching for rooms for our daughters wedding in November we entered the Lake in reception at 11:30 am on a Sunday, the chime sounded so we waited then we waited some more after sounding the chime another four times and waiting some more, instead of walking out I gave them the benefit of any doubt and rang their phone... More 

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Trish W, Manager at Lake Inn Ballarat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review even though you did not stay with us. We apologise for the time you spent waiting in our reception. We have amended our practices to try and stop this happening again. Sunday mornings are very busy trying to get everything done. Unfortunately we are not able to offer discounts for every booking and enquiry we... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Lake Inn Ballarat

Address: 1317 Mair Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia (Formerly Best Western)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range: $121 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Lake Inn Ballarat 4.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Best Western Ballarat
Ballarat Best Western
Lake Inn Ballarat Victoria
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Ballarat
#9 Family Hotel in Ballarat
#13 Romantic Hotel in Ballarat
#13 Luxury Hotel in Ballarat
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Ask for a room with a lake view”
 of 5 bubbles JMacL0nd0n, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Choose a room away from the main road”
 of 5 bubbles char5656, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms closest to the pub on the western side have lake glimpses”
 of 5 bubbles AussieHolidays, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Very quiet, large spacious rooms with modern decor, free WIFI”
 of 5 bubbles Serendipity46, Sep 2, 2016 | Read review
“we asked for and were given a room with disabled facilities as my husband has some mobile difficulties.”
 of 5 bubbles 88fays, Jun 1, 2016 | Read review
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