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All reviews really enjoyed our stay here pub next door hotel is in a great location good size complimentary breakfast business trip large bathroom few minutes walk room was clean and comfortable last minute booking town centre the main street mini bar stay there again checking in pleasant stay stayed one night
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Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

Clean and friendly. Large room and bathroom. Good light. Large comfortable bed. Was staying in city for business trip. Rooms are easily accesible from car park. Staff are friendly and service is top rate. There is a quality pub premium pub style food served and full bar. Would rate this as the best place I’ve stayed in Ballarat. It’s a little out of town but there is a Top rate supermarket and pharmacy on the same block back toward the main road. The bonus being it’s located right next to Lake Wendouree which is makes for a beautiful walk. I’m yet to do a complete lap of the lake and when I do it will no doubt be while staying here. It’s a beautiful neighbourhood.

Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled on business
Thank jeffreyathom
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Trish W, Manager at Lake Inn Ballarat, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2019

Thank you for your review.

Our whole team here at the Lake Inn work hard every day to ensure our guests enjoy there stay with us.
Lake Wendouree is lovely and a nice walk around it.
We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Ballarat.

Regards
Toney & Trish
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Reviewed January 23, 2019

I travel regularly to Ballarat for business and always stay at, The Lake Inn. The managers are lovely people that are always up for a chat and very willing to help where ever needed. The rooms are spotlessly clean and maintained every day of your stay. A/C of course in each room and plenty of space around you. Why not five starts instead of the 4 I gave it. I'd like to have a microwave in the room to heat the occasional piece of food and I'm a fan of swimming pools when I go away. Other than that, this is a great place to stay. There's a pub attached with a great restaurant that serves up excellent quality in food. Enjoy

Room tip: A nice quiet little retreat not too far from the city centre
Date of stay: January 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled on business
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Thank ciarankeegan
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Trish W, Manager at Lake Inn Ballarat, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2019

Hi ciaran

Thanks for your review.

I can do a microwave for your room you just need to ask. The pool unfortunately is not possible.

We look forward to seeing you again.

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Toney & Trish
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Stayed a few nights here in an upstairs family unit near the entry. Fortunately the brick walls masked the relatively minor road noise so we all had a good stay after the long drive.
It’s a good place to stay but room rates do vary quite a bit....so browse carefully! Rooms are clean, tidy, and the management are friendly people......Recommended.

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank BoganJosh
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Trish W, General Manager at Lake Inn Ballarat, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2019

Hi BoganJosh

Thank you for your review.
Our rooms are normally quiet and escape the road noise being off the main road.
The team here work hard every day to ensure our guests enjoy their stay with us.
We look forward to seeing you again.
Regards
Toney & Trish
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Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Came into town for a wedding 3 adults 4 children they had the apartment for our size perfect so spacious such a nice place with pullout beds and sofa bed kitchen all you will need really enjoyed our stay here

Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank dwaynes516
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Trish W, Manager at Lake Inn Ballarat, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2018

Hi dwaynes516

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Toney & Trish
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

The room was large, everything clean and tidy thankyou.

Dinner at adjoining pub, very good.

Handy supermarket just a couple of minutes walk down the road.

Unfortunately did not get a good night sleep....

Our room was upstairs facing Pleasant St. Unfortunately the traffic noise was very bad. So loud that I even checked the windows thinking they must be open slightly. But no, they were tightly closed. Mentioned this to my colleague we stayed in the adjoining room, and he said he had checked his window too! Probably the rooms facing Kangaroo Place would be a better bet if you don't like to hear the roar of every passing vehicle.

Bed was also VERY firm. Colleague also mentioned this to me.

And to top it off, the clock radio alarm in my room unexpectedly turned on loudly at midnight. That is a housekeeping fail, no doubt they are meant to check these alarms are off before each new guest arrives.

Room tip: Rooms facing Kangaroo Place are likely to be quieter than those facing Pleasant St
Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled on business
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Thank mike_geelong
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Trish W, Manager at Lake Inn Ballarat, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Hi Michael

It must have been a busy night outside as we don't get many complaints about road noise.
Our beds are all the same and we all like different bed types.
Yes the housekeeping team are meant to check and they have been reminded to do this in each room.

Regards
Lake Inn Ballarat

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