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"I travel to Ballarat for work and have found the Eastern Hotel very affordable and convenient for my needs. I hope to continue to stay here whilst wor ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 28 Jan 2022

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Hotel Description

At The Eastern Hotel you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Art Gallery of Ballarat and Ballarat Town Hall. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

This smoke-free hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and luggage storage. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

Sights within a 30-minute walk of this Ballarat East hotel include St Patrick's Cathedral and St John of God Hospital Ballarat.

Basic Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$62* Per night/room 27 Jul. - 28 Jul.

Family Room (4 Pax)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Room (Large)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Deluxe King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room (Small - 3 Pax)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Eastern Hotel ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.9 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Eastern Hotel

Everyone (7) Couples (3) Family (4)
3 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Mar. 2022

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4 out of 5
I travel to Ballarat for work and have found the Eastern Hotel very affordable and convenient for my needs. I hope to continue to stay here whilst working in Ballarat.

Posted by on 28 Jan. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Feb. 2022 by Manager

Cheers for the review!

4 out of 5
Lovely old building, easy check in and out.

Posted by on 23 May 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 May 2021 by Manager

Thanks for your honest feedback.

1 out of 5
Could not access my code Could not enter the facility Had to pay for secondary accommodation Refused refund No timely internet support Could not access building Was stranded on the dark street

Posted by on 1 May 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 May 2021 by Manager

Are you honestly being SERIOUS!?! EVERY single guest, is emailed an access code (via the booking agent) for entry to the hotel!! Did you NOT think to ring, text or email? We did not hear anything at all from you whoever you are (Anonymous obviously for a reason to hide your identity)! You only have yourself to blame for your utter stupidity this is NOTHING to do with our hotel at all, only complete and utter ignorance on your behalf, be gone with you!

4 out of 5
The rooms are above a live music venue, which was fine for me. Other people might prefer to stay mid-week when things are quieter. I got to listen (through the floorboards) to a Metal band on Friday night, blues on Saturday and hip-hop on Sunday night. Bands (and venue) close at 11pm, so you still get to sleep. Excellent facillities - 2 bathrooms, shared kitchen with fridge, microwave, stove/grill, wifi and limited on-site parking. Clean, smells nice and safe. Excellent value for the price (provided you are OK with the noise). Also great view of the railway and the occasional steam train passing by. Close to town and bike tracks. I would go there again.

Posted by on 30 Apr. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Apr. 2021 by Manager

Thanks for your honest review, and you are spot on! We appreciate the feedback and glad that you enjoyed your stay and would be more than happy to host you again in the future!

4 out of 5
Sufficient, met our needs for overnight stay.

Posted by on 24 Apr. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 May 2021 by Manager

Thanks for taking time out to review, it is much appreciated.

4 out of 5
Was a nice room great bar down stairs worth a drink

Posted by on 5 Mar. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Mar. 2021 by LM

Thanks for taking the time out to write a great review!

1 out of 5
Do not book unless you’re desperate for somewhere to stay, I ended up walking out within half an hour due to safety and hygiene concerns only to be called a liar. I booked accomodation last minute at the Gisborne motel instead and for the same cost and was presented with much better amenities and extremely friendly staff in what is considered a much more high class and expensive town.

Posted by on 30 Dec. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Dec. 2020 by Lm

You are a cheap skate mate and nothing but a whinging nut job. Ballarat doesn't not need the likes of you coming into our beautiful town causing grief to small family businesses trying their best to survive after Covid. Go back to the hole you crawled out of you filthy drongo!

2 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Feb. 2020

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Jan. 2020

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This Ballarat hotel is smoke free.

  • 8 guestrooms or units
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: Ballarat Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Eastern Hotel offers 8 shared accommodations with ceiling fans. Accommodations offer separate dining areas. This Ballarat hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers.

  • Accommodations are shared
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

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:

There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests will receive an email with check-in instructions and an access code prior to arrival. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

This property does not have a front desk. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests will receive an email with check-in information and an access code prior to arrival. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

A credit 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 and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit 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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • No lifts
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Private entrance
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • 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
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety

Hotel Names

  • The Eastern Hotel Hotel
  • The Eastern Hotel Ballarat East
  • The Eastern Hotel Hotel Ballarat East

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
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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.