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Craig's Royal Hotel

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We made a last minute decision to stay in Ballarat and chose Craig's which was a decision I'm glad we made. As soon as you walked into the main foyer it' was like stepping back in time but in the best possible way. We stayed in a deluxe suite which was just beautifully fitted out and with a very comfortable...

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Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We have stayed here a few times now and our experience has been absolutely splendid each and every time. A different room each time has given us the chance to experience lots of floor plans - all excellent. We treated ourselves to High Tea on one occasion and thoroughly enjoyed the experience AND the guided tour that followed. This latest...

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Ouyen, Australia
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

French Provincial fine dining beneath the glass atrium in the Gallery Restaurant, great Prosecco and cold ale enjoyed in the sumptuous, old couches in the bar and soaking up the nostalgic 19th Century charm of Ballarat's golden past - what better way to wile away an afternoon? Not a cheap experience - but a special treat for privileged decadence.

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Wodonga, Australia
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We chose the Deluxe room for 2 nights - the hotel has been beautifully restored/maintained and, generally, it has a lovely ambience that depicts the grandeur of an earlier time. The room was very comfortable, beautifully appointed and adequate in size for a 2-night stay (would be a bit small if staying longer). I was so pleased to see L'Occitane...

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Mallacoota, Australia
Reviewed 6 April 2016

My husband and I recently enjoyed a special celebration at Craig's Royal Hotel. Our room was small but beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance of the hotel with it's magnificent staircase and gorgeous old photos. We also enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the lounge where we enjoyed a pre-dinner drink. The staff were friendly and helpful...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Visited here recently for dinner with my wife. The restaurant is beautiful, especially at night. The decor and ambience exudes charm. The staff are friendly and professional and the food was very good. Even the wine list isn't too expensive for a restaurant of this calibre. Definitely recommend!

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Craig's Royal Hotel has returned to its glory days in the last couple of years with extensive renovations of the guest rooms, which have both modernised them and retained their heritage value. I have never stayed overnight,but I have visited several times. Food is variable and the High Tea is good value. Check if bookings are necessary. The bars offer...

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Thank Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Just magnificent. 2nd time at Craig's Royal, and it won't be the last. It is more than a hotel - it is an experience. The building, decor, rooms, furniture, and fittings, are all the perfect way to immerse into true Victorian era living. All the little touches are there, and the service is attentive, courteous, warm, and personal. What really...

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Trafalgar South, Australia
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

If not for the ambiance I would have rated this hotel lower. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable but our order was not completely filled and we waited an hour for our meal. Then after waiting a further 20 for our gelato desert, we cancelled and settled the bill. Maybe better for lunch?

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We spent a long weekend at Craigs. Location is great. Hotel has been refurbished and all rooms are different. We had one of the Royal Suites. Good size rooms and bathroom with spa bath. Free wifi. Breakfast were Ok and room very nice. Dinner was also very good. The highlight for meals was the High Tea in the Princes Room....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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: RM762 - RM1,381 (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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