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Reviewed 1 week ago

We received a free upgrade which was lovely! The room had a small balcony off of it, overlooking the main street. The shower was great and there was a lovely cafe and restaurant downstairs. The garden bar was a nice touch. Cocktails were good and the food was lovely. Definitely have the cheese board for dessert, it has a good...

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try Oscar's because of Trip Advisor reviews. We were sadly disappointed - Oscar's is decidedly average. The venue is pleasant enough albeit a bit disjointed with the layout and decor - but after all, it is a 'hotel' and not a trendy restaurant. The service was definitely under par. There were a lot of staff on duty...

Thank Waipatikiqueen
Ballarat, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is fabulous, and popular with the locals and tourists alike.. I have had nearly every meal here, including functions ,except breakfast.Oscars is well located ,being opposite the Central Square shopping centre. The newly renovated atrium is fantastic and I can see many Wedding receptions taking place there. Staff at Oscars are a very happy bunch, professional, and helpful...

Thank Sally-Anne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love staying. The room is always immaculate & only upstairs from the restaurant. It is very quiet and always popular. Service is excellent with happy staff & very efficient. Food is always presented looking colourful & fresh. We have never had a bad meal there.

Thank lutwyche
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights over the weekend of the Ballarat Beer Festival. Absolutely fantastic venue. I rarely give 5 stars but seriously I could not fault anything. From the moment we arrived, all staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. Our room was lovely and very clean. The bed would have to be the most comfortable motel bed I've ever...

Thank jacquelinejh
Kununurra, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Value for money and very generous portion sizes especially kids meals. Very quick, efficient and friendly service in a very funky renovated building. Obviously a. Dry popular meeting place with the locals and the courtyard looked very welcoming.

Thank LeeIrvinParkManager
Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting Ballarat for a long weekend and wanted somewhere close to the railway station and the tourist attractions (Sovereign Hill, MADE, Ballarat Wildlife Park and the Botanic Gardens). It was in fact very central, walking distance to almost everything (if you like to walk). The room was small but comfortable. The breakfast at the restaurant...

Thank FrequentIndia
Nicky Q, Owner at Oscar's Hotel & Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really do appreciate the feedback. We are glad to you had an enjoyable time in Ballarat. It sounds like you packed a lot in during your stay. We hope to see you again on your next trip to our beautiful city.

Buninyong, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Called in today and not all that busy. We ordered lunch , 3 salads that looked good on the menu as well as drinks. After waiting 3/4 of an hour we asked how much longer and the staff said another 15 mins. In total 1 hour was far to long for 3 simple salads so we left without eating. Really...

Thank Mick K
Nicky Q, Owner at Oscar's Hotel & Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Hi Mick, Thanks for the feedback. I'm sorry you didn't have the experience you were expecting. I do appologise for the wait you experienced on that particular Sunday. It was a very busy day with several functions on which may not have been obvious. I do remember your order and the timing was unfortunate, coming in behind some large orders....

Reviewed 5 January 2017

This was an extremely comfortable hotel, great bed, beautiful bathroom, and walking distrance to everywhere. Most impressed with this place. Across the road from Target and the Mall, close to a hue variety of restaurants.

Thank Diana O
Nicky Q, Owner at Oscar's Hotel & Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Hi Diana, Thank you for your review. We do appreciate you taking the time to let us, and other travelers, know of your pleasant stay with us. We hope to see you again!

Killara, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at Oscar's. Close proximately to town meant we could leave the car and walk. Comfortable room, very clean. The staff are friendly and helpful. We didn't try the restaurant this time, but would be happy to stay again and try it on another occasion.

Thank Trish H
Nicky Q, Owner at Oscar's Hotel & Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Hi Trish, Thank you so much for your feedback!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Boutique accommodation in the heart of Ballarat CBD. Great food, friendly staff and sunny courtyard in summer and gas log heaters in winter.The perfect place to stay for shopping, the theatre, soveriegn hill or attending functions in the city. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oscar's Hotel & Cafe Bar

Address: 18 Doveton Street South, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range: $143 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Oscar's Hotel & Cafe Bar 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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Oscar's Hotel & Cafe Bar Ballarat, Victoria
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Ballarat
#7 Luxury Hotel in Ballarat
#12 Romantic Hotel in Ballarat
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