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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.

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/room 16 Oct. - 17 Oct.

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 133 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 (90) Couples (36) Business (2) Family (5)
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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4 out of 5
It's a stunning & Original Hotel in Ballarat its decor,furniture & atmosphere is amazing

Posted by on 26 Sep. 2019

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4 out of 5
Beautiful old building with lots of character. Room had all you would need.

Posted by , from Warrnambool on 23 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
Loved the historic nature of the hotel. The restoration is amazing. A good blend of the old with modern comforts. Great service was provided throughout the hotel.

Posted by on 17 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
Loved the upgrade, thanks Craig’s Royal Hotel. Artwork displayed on walls etc was very interesting and relevant ( Norman Lindsay’s cat pictures) I also loved the pictures of Hoppers General Store which had native animals featured very whimsically. The Continental breakfast was generous and I couldn’t finish the cooked breakfast I had on day two. The location was very convenient for walking between various Foto Biennale events. Service was both friendly and professional.

Posted by on 17 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
Just perfect. Friendly staff, super clean rooms, would def stay again

Posted by on 8 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
I liked the old world charm and beautiful decor. Friendly service and excellent continental breakfast.

Posted by on 1 Sep. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 13 Aug. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Jul. 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 or ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and gift shops/news stands are also featured at the business-friendly Craig's Royal Hotel. Self parking and valet parking are 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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free valet parking


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


  • 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.


  • No pets allowed


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

National Rating

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

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*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.