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4.7 out of 5

"Great restored hotel, delicious food at the restaurant and courteous staff. Would definitely go again. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 05 Jul 2020

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Hotel Description

Craig's Royal Hotel places you steps from Ballarat Town Hall and within a short 5-minute stroll of Art Gallery of Ballarat. Highlights at this hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a restaurant, and free continental breakfast.

All 41 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi, iPod docks, and LCD TVs. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining convenient. Premium linens invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like bathrobes and designer toiletries. Coffee/tea makers, free newspapers, and free bottled water are also available.

The restaurant, The Gallery Restaurant, serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Foyer Lounge is the hotel's own bar. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a coffee shop/café. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of free valet parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Ballarat hotel, you'll be 3.2 km (2 mi) from Sovereign Hill.

Royal Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Double Room, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Craig's Royal Hotel ratings based on 141 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Craig's Royal Hotel

Everyone (93) Couples (40) Business (2) Family (8)
5 out of 5
Great restored hotel, delicious food at the restaurant and courteous staff. Would definitely go again.

Posted by , from Preston, Victoria on 5 Jul. 2020

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5 out of 5
Very nice room and great breakfast! Staff very helpful.

Posted by , from Mortlake, VIC on 14 Jun. 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Mar. 2020

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5 out of 5
Staff were helpful and friendly. Great location, wonderful room

Posted by , from melbourne on 9 Mar. 2020

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5 out of 5
the ambience is a great mix of old and new, but the WIFI is unreliable

Posted by on 28 Jan. 2020

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5 out of 5
I love the beauty of this period hotel stunning in its restoration. Gorgeous antiques throughout. Dining room staff so friendly and attentive. The only drawback is the old lift. It’s a challenge holding the doors open to get your suitcase in and out.

Posted by on 14 Dec. 2019

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4 out of 5
Beautifully restored, lovely very clean room Enjoyed breakfast,staff all very helpful.

Posted by on 12 Dec. 2019

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5 out of 5
Great location, central to all attractions and all facilities first class

Posted by on 28 Nov. 2019

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5 out of 5
The historical room was beautiful..every detail was made to look like you were in the past..a must to fo

Posted by on 4 Oct. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Sep. 2019

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Craig's Royal Hotel. Free self parking and valet parking are available. This 4-star Ballarat hotel is smoke free.

  • 41 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1853
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference center
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

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 , Free valet parking

Transport

  • Airport: Tullamarine Airport (MEL) (109.8 km / 68.2 mi)
  • Train station: Ballarat Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Craig's Royal Hotel offers 41 accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

The Gallery Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Craigs Cafe and Larder - This coffee shop serves brunch and light fare.

Foyer Lounge - Onsite bar.

Craigs Bar - Onsite bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 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

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. 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 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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • 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

Hotel Names

  • Craig's Hotel
  • Craig's Royal Hotel Ballarat Central
  • Craig's Royal Ballarat
  • Craig's Royal Hotel
  • Craig's Royal Hotel Ballarat
  • Craig's Royal Hotel Ballarat, Victoria
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National Rating

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

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