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Craig's Royal Hotel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed 15 June 2016

My wife and I spent two amazing nights in Craig's Royal Hotel. Stacks of old world charm with the beautifully appointed rooms. Loads of antique items and what a wonderfully comfortable bed. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and we really felt welcome and comfortable. Outstanding work by their talented chef. Meals were delicious and of an excellent serve...

2Thank Greg Y
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 31 May 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous weekend at Craig's Royal Hotel. From the moment we checked in we were greeted by friendly, helpful staff and this continued throughout our stay. Our room was absolutely gorgeous. All rooms have been lovingly refurbished with antiques that make you feel as though you are stepping back in time. However, the bathrooms have...

Thank Mandy117
Nerang, Australia
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We stayed our final nights of our week in regional Victoria in a Royal Suite at Craigs and were not disappointed with the size of the room or bathroom. We were greeted and looked after during our stay by Jason, who is simply has extraordinary customer service skills and could not do enough for us, really made our stay memorable....

Thank GCPurple
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Overnight stay combined with attending Mary Poppins at the Opera House across the street. Both grand old buildings well restores, so a very enjoyable stay. Bed and ensuite bathroom both excellent, although room was a little cramped. Restaurant good for evening meal and breakfast. Only complaint was lack of space and staff for serving in the one small bar still...

Thank Lawrie D
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This hotel was a nice surprise. Most of old hotels in Australia are deteriorating quickly, this is not the case! The rooms and clear and well maintained. Bathrooms have been renovated with good taste. The gentleman at the reception is very friendly and welcoming. Check in and check out are very efficient. The restaurant is also excellent. I strongly recommend...

Thank Chevalierlatin
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Nice Hotel in a great location. We had no street noise on 2nd floor. But the rooms were very small especially if you were in the twin share and the beds very close together. Ok for a couple but not so for a couple of friends. Bathroom small but spotlessly clean. Towels and linen very clean. Towel I had was...

2Thank Kookaburragums
Coburg, Australia
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

This venue really depicts the aura of the bygone gold rush days. With excetion of the busy bright lights and bells of those damned pokies. Service is pleasant, efficient and inobtrusive. Meals are excellent, well presented and approximately sized for the venue, price etc. We have visited here before and the standard appears consistent. Cant failt the experience at all...

Thank David M
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Though time frame provides from June 2015 only I have actually stayed here in late April May 2015 but had to share this luxury Heritage hotel experience, an experience not to miss as these hotels fully restored with original décor intact is rare. Its affordable with continental breakfast included in a French style buffet on the ground floor, I love...

Thank malbertster
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Came up from Melbourne to celebrate our anniversary and chose the Restaurant at Craig's to celebrate same. The meal we had was excellent and the wine very good. What was disappointing was that after we were seated we were virtually left alone. I had to ask if we could order some pre dinner drinks, then had to ask if we...

1Thank Paul A
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 April 2016

A weekend getaway enjoying one of Ballarat finest hotels from a period in history. The staff were friendly and informative showing us personally to the room via an old cage style lift. Our room was well furnished matching the period in time, with a modern well equipped on-suite. Dinner in the dining room that night was to a high standard...

Thank Glenn E

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 10,269 - ₹ 16,728 (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
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Ballarat
#8 Luxury Hotel in Ballarat
#8 Business Hotel in Ballarat
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“If you are there to work ask for one with a large table”
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“If staying in a wheelchair or limited mobility, mention on booking as some rooms have stair access.”
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“The courtyard restaurant is terrific.”
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“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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