Lovely old building, care taken with the refurb and decor to be modern but sympathetic to the period. Dinner in the restaurant also lovely and elderly relatives catered for well. Breakfast in The Lane Cafe was generous and good value. Point taken (from other reviews) about the glass wall on the bathroom meaning it lights up the room at night. This wouldn't be a problem in a double room, but the loss of privacy in a family room was a bit tricky. It was fine for us, but if taking grandma she may not be impressed. Parking is tricky, but not insurmountable. Friendly staff, good value for money - we'd stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ballarat's second oldest hotel, the original George Hotel building was erected in 1854. The George Hotel is located in what is known as one of Australia's most important historical streets and is opposite the Art Gallery of Ballarat, walking distance from Ballarat's Visitor Information Centre and a few doors down from the local cinemas. Over the past 3 years the hotel has undergone a major refurbishment to bring its hotel style rooms, including some apartment style accommodation, to a four and half star standard. The hotel is now also home to the Ballarat RSL with memorabilia displayed within the hotel. Newly refurbished bars and dining areas now operate seven days and at the rear is a new upmarket lounge which operates weekends for guests and discerning patrons with strict standards. One of Ballarat's most popular meeting places, The Lane offers a street cafe and alfresco dining, alongside the Lane Restaurant (popular with foodies) and Heritage Bar & Restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The George Hotel Ballarat, Victoria