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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Experience the Legend- this is the Hotel's tag line- they deliver above & beyond any experience I have enjoyed within Australia. The charm of this grand hotel is exquisite- the team @ the hotel- charming- caring- the etiquette they display in all that they do is special. Andrew- you were a delight. The rooms are filled with uniqueness, comfort &...

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2Thank Bombi12
Melbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is the oldest hotel in Ballarat and worth the experience just to see the grandeur and know you are amongst the ghosts of the rich and famous. The beautiful wallpaper, the foyer tiling, the Chesterfield couches, the upstairs dining room, upstairs reading room and conservatory restaurant are all worth seeing for their general opulence. We stayed in one of...

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2Thank Miss J
Bendigo
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

We stopped in Ballarat to view were the Dr Blakes series were filmed. Decided to have lunch in the Craig's Hotell and was absolutely bowled over with the food Well worth a visit. We ordered fish cakes and smoked salmon and it was the most delicious lunch we have had in ages

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2Thank 992kerstinm
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Stay a night at the Craig's Royal on business, hotel itself is beautiful with old world charm and lovely furnishings and you must have a drink at the 180 year old bar downstairs. Service was fantastic and friendly and the rabbit pie is a must to have for dinner, centrally located in Ballarats main drag defiantly recommend staying here

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1Thank Tmichel65
hampshire
Reviewed 7 February 2016

We decided after a few weeks glam ping with an excellent chef to treat him to a slap up meal. We were not disappointed the chateaubriand was excellent. The staff were helpful and friendly and the ambiance perfect. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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1Thank colcar
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

We went in because of the beautiful historical architecture. Food is pricy as expected, the waitresses were very helpful with choosing food and wine. We had main course with steamed veggies, the veggies tasted fine till the last few pieces. It was soaked in salty and oily juice, I almost spit it out! It was so salty it hurts my...

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Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Had a weekend b & b package with dinner, in the least expensive room type. Small room but clean, quiet & comfortable. Old beds charming to look at but creaky to sleep on, with very soft pillows. Good air on. Tiny TV with poor sound. Signal packed up at 10.30pm! Complementary wi-fi but very slow and no option to upgrade....

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Thank mvpalmer
Reviewed 6 January 2016

My husband had been hearing this advertised on the radio and knows how much i love old world buildings so decided to book us in for a night. WOW i just loved it the rooms are fantastic with 4 poster beds even the renovated bathrooms stay with the old wold theme loved the lift where it still has the cage...

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Thank Karen G
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

What a relaxed and enjoyable High Tea. Reasonably priced compared to cbd hotels. Located in the very spacious dining room and with smiling wait staff. A great alternative to meet with friends rather than the evening restaurant. Food offerings were good quality. A tour of the hotel was informative and allowed great appreciation of the renovations to this hotel and...

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2Thank Stephen W
Nassau, New Providence Island
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Whenever you are visiting the Gold Mining town of Ballarat Victoria, a must stay is at Craig's Royal Hotel. The rooms are beautifully decorated with antique furnishings which enhances the already historical ambience of the Hotel. It has a wonderful reading room, good bistro and of course has free wifi. Worth a stay.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of Ballarat, Craig’s Royal Hotel is the legendary Australian gold-rush era grand hotel. Opened in 1853 and host to poets, princes and prime ministers over its 150 year history, the hotel is a true icon of the Victorian period. Now, after 4 years extensive restoration, the magnificent accommodation, dining, meeting and banquet facilities are re-establishing Craig’s as the finest boutique heritage hotel in the colony. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Craig's Royal Hotel

Address: 10 Lydiard St S | PO Box 485, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range: $260 - $424 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Craig's Royal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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Craig's Royal Hotel Ballarat, Victoria
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#7 Romantic Hotel in Ballarat
#7 Luxury Hotel in Ballarat
#8 Business Hotel in Ballarat
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