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4.1 out of 5

"Great rooms and great area. Bit of a delay for service at reception " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 02 Nov 2022

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Hotel Description

At Bell Tower Inn you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Ballarat Golf Club and Flax Mill Swamp Wildlife Reserve. Highlights at this motel include a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

At the motel's own lounge bar, you can stop for a drink. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a snack bar/deli, and coffee/tea in a common area. Buffet breakfast is available on weekdays between 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM and on weekends between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free RV/bus/truck parking.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Alfredton motel, you'll be 1.4 km (0.9 mi) from Mullawallah Wetlands Nature Conservation Reserve and 2.6 km (1.6 mi) from Ballarat Tramway Museum.

Executive Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$137* Per night/room 30 Nov. - 1 Dec.

Standard Family Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

King Spa Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Large Family Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Bell Tower Inn ratings based on 332 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Bell Tower Inn

Everyone (165) Couples (70) Family (83)
5 out of 5
Great rooms and great area. Bit of a delay for service at reception

Posted by on 2 Nov. 2022

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3 Nov. 2022 by Sim

Hi Craig,We are so glad to hear you liked the rooms and felt the area was great. We apologise for the delay at reception, our staff are often called on to assist in other areas of the motel and try to get back as quickly as possible. We hope you choose to stay with us again in the future.Kind regards,

4 out of 5
The property was clean and the staff were wonderful. The kids loved the pool and there was plenty of parking. Our room was comfortable, but outdated.

Posted by on 30 Oct. 2022

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1 Nov. 2022 by Sim

Hi Ben,Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We ARE wonderful, aren't we? We are so glad to hear the kids enjoyed the pool and that you had ample parking. We like to think of our rooms as comfortable but charmingly retro. We hope you choose to join us again in the future, in the good weather the kids can have a go at bocce and enjoy a barbecue.Best wishes

5 out of 5
Friendly receptionist, very clean Could do with a little update

Posted by on 29 Oct. 2022

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1 Nov. 2022 by Sim

Hi Lucy,Thank you so much for your feedback. Our reception staff genuinely enjoy meeting new people every day and I think it shows! We will pass your compliments onto our house keeping staff who do work very hard to make our rooms clean for your enjoyment. We walk a fine line of being sustainable and not replacing things until they really need it, with being practical and knowing our guests enjoy comfortable surroundings but we have taken your feeback on board and will keep working on it.We hope you choose to stay with us again in the future.Best wishes,

5 out of 5
A very pleasent stay, bed was a bit firmer than we were use to but room was lovely and warm a positive when staying in Ballarat. Room was clean. Staff were friendly. Bring extra towels if you want to use the pool.

Posted by on 27 Sep. 2022

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29 Sep. 2022 by Sim

Hi Jesse,We are so glad to hear you had a pleasant stay. Matress firmness can be a very individual preference but we will take onboard your feedback when next considering our new mattress purchases. It is wonderful that you found your room warm, Ballarat can get very cold. We will pass on to the house keeping staff that you were happy with their work and let the other staff know you found them friendly. There are pool towels available in reception for guests who wish to use the pool.We hope you choose to stay with us again in the future.

4 out of 5
Clean and had everything we needed for short stay

Posted by on 25 Sep. 2022

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26 Sep. 2022 by Sim

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad you found you had everything you need and we will pass your comments regarding cleanliness on to our house keeping staff. We hope you choose to stay with us again in future.Kind regards,

3 out of 5
Very spacious room with a reasonable price,

Posted by on 19 Sep. 2022

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21 Sep. 2022 by Sim

Hi Raymond,We are glad that you enjoyed the size of the room, we are very lucky to have enough space for those extras that make things more comfortable like tables and chairs and couches or arm chairs. We are especially glad you found the price reasonable, we try very hard to meet a price that covers our costs but is affordable for our guests. We hope you choose to stay with us again in the future.

5 out of 5
We were pleasantly surprised by our family room that we stayed in. The rooms were a great size, the beds were extremely comfortable, it was very clean, and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful!! The indoor pool was a winner!! The kids absolutely loved it!! We will definitely stay here again if we need to come to Ballarat again!!

Posted by on 4 Sep. 2022

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5 Sep. 2022 by Sim

Thank you so much for your lovely review, Meagan. We are so glad to hear you found the rooms spacious and the beds comfortable. We will pass on your compliments to house keeping and the other staff. We are especially pleased to hear your children enjoyed their stay, it is a magical thing to travel when young and your memories of holiday trips are so important. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Ballarat.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 30 Jul. 2022

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5 out of 5
Customer Ser ice was brilliant, a carefree after hiurs checking and the added touch of the heater being turned on for us

Posted by on 1 Jul. 2022

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1 Jul. 2022 by Pearl.

Hi Jodie. Thanks for the amazing review. We really appreciate it and are happy to hear that our check-in process was easy and you enjoyed arriving to a warm room.

5 out of 5
Super helpful and accommodating staff.

Posted by on 30 May 2022

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27 Jun. 2022 by Pearl.

Hi Joanna. Thanks for the lovely feedback. I will be sure to pass it onto the team. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. An indoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at the business-friendly Bell Tower Inn. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Ballarat motel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 68 guestrooms or units
  • 3 buildings
  • Deli
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wireless internet access , High-speed internet access

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Train station: Ballarat Station (6.3 km / 3.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Bell Tower Inn offers 68 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Sitting area
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM and on weekends from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

Bell Tower Inn has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Reception hours are 7 AM-9 PM Monday-Friday, Saturdays 7:30 AM-9 PM, and Sundays 8 AM-8 PM.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 6:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 20 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

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.

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, cash, mobile payments, Google Pay, and Apple Pay. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. <

  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Mobile payments
  • Apple Pay
  • Google Pay
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 16.5 for adults and AUD 8 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 20 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.5 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Bell Tower Ballarat
  • Bell Tower Inn Ballarat
  • Bell Tower Inn
  • Bell Tower Inn Ballarat, Victoria
  • Bell Tower Inn Alfredton
  • Bell Tower Alfredton
  • Bell Tower Inn Motel
  • Bell Tower Inn Alfredton
  • Bell Tower Inn Motel Alfredton

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times. For reservations, contact the motel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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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.