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Quality Inn The George Hotel Ballarat

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27 Lydiard St N, Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#16 of 33 hotels in Ballarat
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Baggage storage
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Parking
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Complimentary instant cofffee
Banquet room
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Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
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Microwave
Flatscreen TV
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AlllyS wrote a review Today
Patong, Thailand115 contributions62 helpful votes
Nice quiet hotel for business. Clean rooms room service was amazing.. beautiful food would defiantly come back and stay again. Car park a bit awkward to find hotel from.. fully stocked fridge and wine if your thirsty.. perfect for a business trip.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Parking difficult to navigate walk back to hotel .
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Susan W wrote a review Jan 2021
Hobart, Australia117 contributions67 helpful votes
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LOVED our stay in a Suite that overlooked Lydiard St. An Olde World Hotel with VERY Modern Additions. And... GREAT Variety on the MENU for Lunch and Dinner, but the Kitchen area would make it Very Easy to put together a Meal...(& there IS a Washing Machine!! Marvellous).As well, The George location is in Central Ballarat. An Easy walk to all sorts of Shops.We will be returning here in March. DO give The George a Visit... Smile...
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Emma Gleadhill, Guest Services / Front Office at Quality Inn The George Hotel Ballarat
Responded 5 Feb 2021
Dear Susan, Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear your stay has met your expectations. We are glad to hear the appreciation for keeping the best of The George heritage in tack but also being able to offer our guest that modern comfort. We look forward to welcoming you back in March. Kind Regards
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Cheryl M wrote a review Yesterday
Dalyston, Australia20 contributions17 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights over the Queens Birthday Weekend. The room was great. Spacious, clean, modern, comfy bed & good heating, would happily stay in this room again. The staff were great and helpful. Had a meal in the restaurant and that was very nice. Risotto was good, nice size gave me plenty of room to eat the Eton Mess which was yummy. My husband had the Nicoise Salad and that was nice as well. We were both very happy with this hotel and agree that next time we go back this is where we will stay. The hotel is in a great position in the middle of the town. The one small thing I could say against it was that we arrived at night and the parking for the hotel needs some lighting. Would recommend to anyone wishing to stay in Ballarat
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Try the King Executive Suite which has cooking facilities, not sure if the other rooms have that...
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Jeffry b wrote a review Mar 2021
Essendon, Australia7451 contributions2453 helpful votes
The George Hotel has been part of the social fabric of Ballarat since 1854. It was built at the height of the Great Australian Gold Rush. The hotel even played a part in the suppression of the Eureka Stockade. The facilities have been modernized recently, and it's a pleasant place to stay. The George is in historic Lydiard Street, over the road from the superb Art Gallery of Ballarat. The Lane Cafe is a good place for a drink and a meal.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Get a room with a view over Lydiard St
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Response from Emma Gleadhill, Guest Services / Front Office at Quality Inn The George Hotel Ballarat
Responded 12 Mar 2021
Dear Jeffry, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are absolutely delighted to hear your stay has met your expectations. Your appreciation for the heritage not only of The George Hotel but of Ballarat in general is incredible. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Kind Regards Emma Gleadhill
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Nigel P wrote a review Feb 2021
Birchip, Australia6 contributions3 helpful votes
Visited the George Hotel on Wednesday evening for a meal with friends. No table service. Disappointed that the table beside us got table service but we weren't offered any type of table service. Last drinks were not called, and when approached the bar was told that the tills had been closed this being 9.15pm. Staff were nowhere to be found at times when we were replenishing our drinks. The staff member did after I expressed my disappointment at the service we had received, did provide drinks as long as we paid cash. No complaints re the food. Service was atrocious, will not return to this hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Emma Gleadhill, Guest Services / Front Office at Quality Inn The George Hotel Ballarat
Responded 5 Feb 2021
Dear Nigel, Thank you for your review. We are saddened to hear about your experience at The George Hotel. We do apologies for any miscommunication that has led to this situation. Your concerns will be passed on to the Venue Manger for further review. We do hope that you can experience The George in all its glory in the near future. Kind Regards
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USD 95 - USD 144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Quality Inn The George Hotel Ballarat
Which popular attractions are close to Quality Inn The George Hotel Ballarat?
Nearby attractions include Escapade Puzzle Games (0.4 km), Art Gallery of Ballarat (0.06 km), and Lydiard Street (0.04 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Quality Inn The George Hotel Ballarat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Quality Inn The George Hotel Ballarat?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Quality Inn The George Hotel Ballarat?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Quality Inn The George Hotel Ballarat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Quality Inn The George Hotel Ballarat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Merkama, Meigas, and Mitchell Harris Wine Bar.
Is Quality Inn The George Hotel Ballarat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Ballarat.
Does Quality Inn The George Hotel Ballarat offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Quality Inn The George Hotel Ballarat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sovereign Hill (1.7 km), Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute (0.2 km), and Thomas Moore Statue (0.2 km).
Is Quality Inn The George Hotel Ballarat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.