This hotel is a lovely surprise, located in central Ballarat. The twin room was tastefully decorated in old world style. Room was quite spacious, and we had a nice big bathroom, with a wet shower.
However, there was no bath. The only drawback to our room was, that there was only one window, which was located in the bathroom. On check in, we were personally shown to our room. Valet parking is also provided for the guests.
The Hotel is very quiet, decorated in old world style, and in a great location. The only jarring note is the gaming room which is visible from the reception area. The breakfast room is in a conservatory, which is very light and attractive. Continental breakfast was included in our rate, and consisted of cereals, pastries, fruit, yogurt, toast, juices, tea and coffee. Service was excellent, and staff pleasant. They have nice sitting areas in the lobby, also a cafe and gift shop.
- 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
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