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The George Hotel

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#14 of 32 Hotels in Ballarat
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotels exterior is traditional and unimposing, but the rooms are simply wonderful. Charming in their decor, with everything you would need. The big surprise was how quiet it was...we could not hear any outside noise at all. Parking was accessible through a locked gate at the back of the hotel,and once in there, we didn't need the car at...

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melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and comfy olden days stay. Saturday night was a little noisy however great spot to stay. Courteous staff. All good. Pizza' s from hotel were fantastic. Yummy. 2nd floor was good as balcony was located there for an afternoon drink. As long as no smokers come Long!

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Thank Pm N
Ballarat, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We do not go out too much at this time (family reasons), but had organised a catch up with old friends. We were reminiscing & hoping to kick on with some retro music, so thought we would head out the back. My husband (who was much better dressed than others) was refused entry due to no collar! I understand where...

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Thank Andypj21
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the staff were friendly and the modern rooms in the old style building were an unexpected but pleasant surprise. The rooms were a good temperature however the corridors a little warm. Would definitely stay again.

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caravanaddict, Business Consultant at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you kadoubleyou for your 5 STAR review. Ballarat is known for its cold winters and, therefore, we do provide panel heating in the hallways of our guest rooms. We will try to monitor these more closely to ensure that our guests are most comfortable. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Cairns
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We had a wonderful stay at the beautiful historical George Hotel in Ballarat. The room was excellent and comfortable, staff pleasant and the food at the hotel good and reasonably priced. The hotel is well situated in town. I had not been to Ballarat since the 1980s and it is still a lovely town full of history.

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caravanaddict, Business Consultant at The George Hotel, responded to this review

We really appreciate your 5 star review Cairns Scotty - particularly the title!

Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Room was quite good, very modern Minibar quite cheap Room service very fast with good in-house options Doesn't have a fitness centre which would have been handy during a work trip Car parking terrible though when you arrive, you'll end up circling a dozen times and parking a mile away - once you check in you get a key for...

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caravanaddict, Business Consultant at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback BenJ3. We would love for you to return to stay with us, call us on your way and ask to be greeted at the car park. This is the standard of service we, as business owners, are more than happy to provide for our guests.

Ararat, Australia
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Stayed here for a wedding recently. Great location in the middle of the city. As we would not be spending much time in our room, we booked a standard room. It was great. Small with modern amenities. Well appointed 'up to date' bathroom and a comfy bed. Staff were terrific from the moment we stepped through the hotel doors to...

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caravanaddict, Business Consultant at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review 007shunt. It's fabulous to receive such wonderful feedback and such a positive perspective.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Stayed here for our daughters wedding made a big mistake by booking a family room as for the second night there we had our granddaughter stay in her own portacot. so we paid big bucks for a waste of space. the first night we hardly slept due to a lot of noise for the price we paid i would have...

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caravanaddict, Business Consultant at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Maggi52au. Our guests are provided with various room options and rates speaking with our Reception staff or booking online. The room description generally describes the bedding. Our family rooms are very reasonably priced. Was the room booked on your behalf perhaps? Room maintenance (including globes) is recorded by our housekeepers each day and reported to Management....

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Was in town for a friends 50th. What a great hotel. Great sized rooms. Big bathroom and living areas. Could not fault this hotel in anyway. Did not try any other areas of the hotel but if the rooms are reflective of the rest of the hotel. All will be brilliant.

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caravanaddict, Business Consultant at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Warren T for your fabulous review. We would love to welcome you back for you to enjoy our restaurants, café and cider bar. Our hotel also boasts a Private Dining Room which would be perfect to celebrate a special birthday.

Korumburra, Australia
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The George is in a great place to visit Ballarat, in the middle of an impressive heritage lined street it offered great bar, dining and accomodation. Our twin room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. There is also private parking at the rear through a swiped gate. The night we stayed there was live music (and a free cocktail!) which...

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caravanaddict, Business Consultant at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Elissa C. We are thrilled that you noted the good ambience of the hotel. We work very hard to create this for our guests. It does not happen by accident.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Minibar
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  • Banquet Room
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 

Additional Information about The George Hotel

Address: 27 Lydiard St N, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range: $146 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The George Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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The George Hotel Ballarat, Victoria
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#12 Business Hotel in Ballarat
#13 Luxury Hotel in Ballarat
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