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Oscar's Hotel & Cafe Bar

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Austin, United States
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Central location, specious room, comfortable bed, large bathroom, very pleasant stay. One of the nicest places we stayed during our three-week trip. Room was quiet, despite being above a restaurant and overlooking a busy street. The lack of an elevator might be a problem for some people but was not a problem for us.

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Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For some time now, we had intended visiting Oscar's Café Bar for lunch. I agree with many of the reviews previously submitted to TripAdvisor. The food is outstanding, prices reasonable and service is quick and very friendly without being "over the top". We will certainly be back again next time we are in Ballarat.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The staff were friendly, the location ideal and the off street parking excellent. Also the on-site cafe was good and, generally, convenient. However, there was a desperate lack of shelf or drawer storage in the room and the failure to advise of the possibility (probability?) of a noisy function occurring adjacent to the room until well after the booking was...

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant location in the city we could walk anywhere in a few minutes. The room was very comfortable and spacious and the hotel had great facilities and very good staff. We would stay again without hesitation

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Horsham, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the genuine greeting on arrive, to having my bags taken up to my room. My stay at Oscars was a delight. The room is well appointed, T2 and a well stocked mini bar. Add to that one of the cleanest bathrooms I have encountered in a hotel/ motel in a long time. Excellent stay. One disappointment, no guest feed...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great restaurant with excellent food and service. Very good menu was plenty to chose from. Staff are very warm and friendly. Food serving are very generous. Followed up with a coffee that was prefect.

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Thank deepblue3036
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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...

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Thank Louise C
Reviewed 11 February 2017 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...

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Ballarat, Australia
Reviewed 7 February 2017

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...

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Heywood
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • 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: $145 - $224 (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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#7 Luxury Hotel in Ballarat
#7 Business Hotel in Ballarat
#12 Romantic Hotel in Ballarat
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“Check to ensure they aren't having a function during your stay”
 of 5 bubbles robpart17, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There are no lifts in this building which may not be suitable for all.”
 of 5 bubbles louisecR1672HG, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you want a quiet room thr out the day, maybe not a room that faces the street.”
 of 5 bubbles Kakanova, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the south side are over a meeting room and not the main bar or restaurant are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles AussieHolidays, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“At the back, away from the street side.”
 of 5 bubbles 560meredithd, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
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