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4.4 out of 5

"Friendly pub and clean bathrooms and rooms. " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 21 Jan 2022

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Hotel Description

At Courthouse Bar & Grill you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of Ararat Former Town Hall and Alexandra Gardens Park. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy free WiFi and TVs, featured in all 5 rooms.

The bistro, Courthouse Bar & Grill, serves local cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and express check-out.

Sights within a 15-minute walk of this Ararat hotel include Gum San Chinese Heritage Center and Ararat Community College Nature Reserve.

Basic Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$55* Per night/room 1 Feb. - 2 Feb.

Basic Apartment, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Courthouse Bar & Grill ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Courthouse Bar & Grill

Everyone (9) Couples (1) Family (8)
5 out of 5
Friendly pub and clean bathrooms and rooms.

Posted by on 21 Jan. 2022

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21 Jan. 2022 by Kim

Gday Melissa, we are so happy that you had a great stay. Thank you so much for your positive review, we love it & it’s much appreciated. Cheers to you 🍻

1 out of 5
Amazing food but that's all. The toom was like a prison cell. Shared outside bathroom. Had to fill kettle from bathroom sink outside

Posted by on 20 Nov. 2021

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20 Nov. 2021 by Cheers Kim

Hi Rebecca, we were very disappointed and hurt by your score and were sorry that was the experience you had. We price our accommodation accordingly to the facilities provided and think they are value for money as one of the cheapest accommodation places in Ararat. We list the rooms as basic so people's expectations are realistic as to what is provided. We are sorry you didn't enjoy your stay and politely suggest that maybe a motor inn or similar accommodation may be more suitable to your expectations in future so you are not disappointed.

3 out of 5
Lovely historic red brick hotel. Room was renovated nicely, sand blasted abs sealed original red brick wall, high Baltic pine ceiling, timber floor, comfortable Queen bed, bar fridge

Posted by on 22 Aug. 2021

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5 Oct. 2021 by Kim

Hi Heather, thank you very much for lovely description of our property, it really is appreciated. We love the historic aspect of the hotel and all the people who have been a part of the Courthouse. Thanks again for the feedback, it is important to us. Cheers Kim

4 out of 5
The price was right but I had to go outside for the bathrooms

Posted by on 3 Jul. 2021

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5 Jul. 2021 by Kim

Hi Anon, thanks for your feedback, it’s much appreciated. Yes, the basic double room does list the bathrooms as shared and they are located just steps away under an undercover walkway. Slippers definitely come in handy in winter. 🍻😁

5 out of 5
Clean and comfortable old style pub accommodation with clean updated shared bathroom.

Posted by on 16 May 2021

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17 May 2021 by Kim

Hi Anon, thanks for you great review. We love our old style pub accommodation and are happy you did too. We appreciate you taking the time to leave this review. Cheers to you!!

5 out of 5
It’s a beautiful Place will stay again. The young lady that showed us our room was lovely Thank you to her

Posted by on 18 Apr. 2021

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21 Apr. 2021 by Kim

Hi Anon, thank you very much for your lovely words. You have made us very happy. We would love to welcome you back in the future sometime soon.

5 out of 5
Excellent stay at the Courthouse. Very friendly staff, clean and comfortable room, great value for money. Highly recommend. I will certainly stay again next time in town.

Posted by on 12 Apr. 2021

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13 Apr. 2021 by Kim

Hi Anon, we would love for you to come and stay with us again next time you are in town. Thankyou very, very much for you positive review. You have made the Courthouse staff very happy! and we do appreciate you taking the time to do this. Cheers

4 out of 5
1 shower for 5 rooms on the lower level was I believe not suuficient if fully booked

Posted by on 23 Nov. 2020

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24 Nov. 2020 by Kim

Hi Anon, I am sorry you only thought there was 1 shower available. There are 2 showers available for guest use which I show people when I check them in. You are right, 1 shower would definitely not be enough. Apart from that, I do hope you enjoyed your stay with us. Cheers Kim

5 out of 5
Great value for money in a very central location. The room is basic, but has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Very clean and nicely styled. The shared bathrooms were cleaner and nicer than any other budget accomodation I've stayed in, even those with private bathrooms.

Posted by , from Regional Victoria on 7 Oct. 2020

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8 Oct. 2020 by Kim

Hi Michelle, You have made our day! Thank you so much for your fantastic comments. I read them out to our cleaner and she was beaming at what you said. You have made 2 people very happy with the work that they do. Cheers to you!!

4 out of 5
Staff were very friendly. Food was great. I found it odd that there were no internal doors on the apartment - there are doorways between the lounge area and the bedroom and the bedroom and the bathroom and the bathroom and the toilet but no doors. Which means everything is open. You cannot close off the toilet from the bathroom and bedroom when you are in there.

Posted by , from Essendon on 19 Feb. 2020

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20 Feb. 2020 by Kim

Hi Paul, thanks for your comments, especially about the no doors in the apartment. As the Courthouse was built in the 1850's and has had some modifications since then, I think it's fair to say that not all modern conveniences are available in such an old building. As it has been modified over the years, I cannot pinpoint when there were doors there. The doorways are fairly narrow and the toilet and shower are set right back in the bathroom so there is no way see someone using these conveniences from the bedroom, let alone the lounge, kitchen & dining area. The Apartment only has a queen size bed, so therefore the guests should know each other quite well!!! We do not think that doors are an issue in the Apartment and neither have the other guests who have stayed there over the past 12 months. Nevertheless we appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

About the Courthouse Bar & Grill

Location 84 Barkly St, Ararat, VIC 3377

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Ararat hotel.

  • 5 guestrooms or units
  • Express check-out
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Courthouse Bar & Grill offers 5 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature air conditioning. This Ararat hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers.

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Shower
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

Courthouse Bar & Grill - This bistro specializes in local cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Thursday - Sunday: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Thursday - Sunday: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB International, debit cards, and cash. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Credit card pre-authorisation
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

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You should know

  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently asked questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.