4.7 out of 5

"Lovely stay but restaurant a bit cool. They coped well with dietary requirements advised beforehand. We'll be going back. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 02 Sep 2018

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Hotel Description

At Craig's Royal Hotel you'll be within steps of Bay and Peninsulas and Ballarat Town Hall. Highlights at this hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a restaurant and free continental breakfast.

You can enjoy free WiFi, iPod docks, and LCD TVs, featured in all 41 individually decorated rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and room service. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and designer toiletries, while premium linens invite a good night's rest. 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 centre 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 Central hotel, you'll be 2.2 km (1.3 mi) from Sovereign Hill.

Classic Double Room, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$255 per night

Royal Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Craig's Royal Hotel ratings based on 119 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 (83) Couples (30) Business (2) Family (2)
5 out of 5
I always want to stay at a grand hotel and craig didn’t disappoint me.

Posted by on 6 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Loved the restoration, quality of linen & furnishings, wine & dinner as well as warm welcome & service from reception. Service in the restaurant was a little patchy with too long gaps in sitting & serving, food great but risoni had been ‘sitting’ for a while as had dried a little, flavours great. Plants in the hotel desperate for water. On balance enjoyed it thank you

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
Historical gold era building of great architecture and presence

Posted by on 14 Mar. 2019

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2 out of 5
The building is a beautiful historic building, full of fake furniture, polyester bed linen and staff who expressed in various ways that they would rather be somewhere else. There were only two staff members who greeted and looked after us during our five day stay with any form of welcome, and the rest were surly and treated us as if were were sent to be their penance in their own private purgatory. Would not recommend.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 12 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
Amazing hotel, love the look and feel of it. Great location.

Posted by on 3 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Best place to stay in Ballarat. Friendly and efficient staff.

Posted by on 1 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Very comfortable room and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant dining experience is a must.

Posted by on 29 Dec. 2018

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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 or ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and gift shops/news stands are also featured at the business-friendly Craig's Royal Hotel. Valet parking is free. This 4-star Ballarat Central 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 centre
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Lift
  • 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 valet parking

Transport

  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (109.6 km / 68.1 mi)
  • Train station: Ballarat Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free valet parking

Room Amenities

Craig's Royal Hotel offers 41 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with iPod docking stations and a safe. 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 fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower, a complimentary bathrobe and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • iPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Fridge
  • 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 a free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

The Gallery Restaurant – This restaurant specialises 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 – On-site bar.

Craigs Bar – On-site 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

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.

Pets

  • 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 are 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available

Hotel Names

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

National Rating

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