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Craig's Royal Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at Craig's as we were booked to see a show across the road at Her Majesty's. Great location, enjoyed a drink after the show but no food available. Rooms were small but all we needed and the bed was comfortable. Love the old lift, 'Don't forget to close both doors'. Breakfast was OK and all in all a pleasant...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By chance my wife and I stayed at Craig's Royal Hotel 2 weeks prior to me returning for one night in May while on business. I like this hotel. It has a genuine old-world atmosphere and amenities to match many capital city hotels, like a cafe /gift shop, restaurant and separate bar. The two rooms stayed in were nice, although...

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Stawell, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped into Craig's Hotel in Ballarat for lunch. Warmly greeted & informative menu options. Although it wasn't busy the peace & ambiance was very pleasant. We sat towards the back of the restaurant so as we couldn't hear the room next door where the pokies are. To our delight the old bluestone/brick walls kept any noise out. The menu...

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Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main ingredients of a good hotel for me is good location, great bathroom, comfy bed and quiet . The Craig's Hotel ticked all these boxes. This coupled with the beautiful heritage decor , friendly service and valet parking made for a great mid week stay.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautifully restored hotel from the 1800's. We stayed for two nights and a 2 course dinner with drinks for one night and continental breakfast both mornings was included so made the cost quite reasonable. The hotel is old world grand and is spotless, as was our room. Opulent bathroom, huge comfy bed, heavy satin curtains, period furniture - just...

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Spur of the moment decision to stay after having drinks, was very impressed with the old world charm, reminded me of the Windsor Hotel in Melbourne. Had dinner in the dining room, which was delicious and gluten free options available. The bed was large and comfortable, TV hidden in the old fashioned cupboard. Good bathroom and shower, hairdryer provided. The...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Decided to do a one night trip to Ballarat and found Craig's via recommendation. What a beautiful old hotel, the rooms are very nice and furnished well and the general areas are kept to style. Would love to come here again and enjoy the atmosphere. Well worth a visit

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John F, General Manager at Craig's Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou for your kind review. We are all very proud of Craig's and its recognition as one of Australia's iconic heritage hotels and delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you when you next visit.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My husband and I recently celebrated our 50th Wedding Annversary at Craigs with a magnificient luncheon. Our overseas based daughters arranged a dining voucher for us at this establisment. We had an excellent entree, mains and dessert. We did not eat the value of the voucher so we were told that we have to return to eat the rest at...

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John F, General Manager at Craig's Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Congratulations on your wonderful anniversary. We are delighted to have been part of your celebration and look forward to your return. Thankyou for your delightful review.

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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The building is lovely period and is reminiscent of the Gold Rushes grandeur. The restaurant itself is lovely and has a French feel to it. The food was divine. I ordered the fish of the day and it was so fresh and delicious as was the salad, very fresh indeed. The banana trifle was mouthwatering and different. Loved it. Staff...

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John F, General Manager at Craig's Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou for your lovely review. I will pass your comments onto our staff and Head Chef Shannon and his enthusiastic kitchen team who are always keen to hear all feedback on their work.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Have fallen in love with this place. The old world charm, the history, the amazing restoration and attention to detail shows the owners have a passion for what they do. The staff were all charming and knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. There was a generosity about the place and the food is to die for. Will definitely be...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • 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: $215 - $350 (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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“If staying in a wheelchair or limited mobility, mention on booking as some rooms have stair access.”
WoodgateFamily, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The courtyard restaurant is terrific.”
justinbN8659BA, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Royal suit was perfect for bride to get ready in and made for amazing photos”
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“We only went for the High Tea, however on the tour after we were lucky to inspect a few rooms & these seemed nice.”
davidrS4562NM, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
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