3.7 out of 5

"Comfortable beds. Get what you pay for. Was close to where I needed to be. Friendly staff. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 16 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

At Rooms at Carboni's you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Lake Esmond and Eureka Hall. Highlights at this inn include a restaurant, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and portable fans are featured in all 5 rooms. Bathrooms are shared.

The restaurant, Carboni's Italian Kitchen, serves Italian cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. On weekday mornings cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this Ballarat East inn include Eureka Aquatic Center and Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka.

Economy Double Room (1 Triple Bunk)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$51 per night

Economy Family Room (1 Triple Bunk & 1 Double Bunk)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Rooms at Carboni's ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Rooms at Carboni's

Everyone (13) Business (1)
3 out of 5

Reasonable budget stay

Comfortable beds. Get what you pay for. Was close to where I needed to be. Friendly staff.

Posted by on 16 Jul 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice and cheap

One a holiday it was a nice place to stay after being in a tent and for the price you can’t say no! But if you are after luxury then this is not the place

Posted by on 14 Jul 2018

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4 out of 5
Cons: Hot water service
Comfortable bed, inexpensive, good heating, but needs a better hot water service

Posted by on 25 Jun 2018

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4 out of 5
Room was cosy, had everything I needed. Rooms were spotless, easy access to where I neede to go, and great privacy, did not hear a peep from neighboring rooms!

Posted by , from warrnambool on 14 May 2018

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5 out of 5

Former pub accommodation, but better.

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Posted by on 23 Apr 2018

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3 out of 5
You get what you pay for, old style pub room very comfortable and clean heater and TV in the room nice staff.

Posted by on 16 Apr 2018

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4 out of 5

Value for money

Staff are also pleasent and welcoming. Meals are great

Posted by on 8 Feb 2018

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5 out of 5

Great value

Pros: All above
Cons: if there would be a small common kitchen area with a kettle & microwave (maybe fridge), it would attract more guests.
Location: walking distance to centre
Nice staff, very good communication, clean &comfy room. Any concerns from previous rooms are resolved, ie has mirror in room, hot water, no noise from smoke alarm. Close to centre.- Fantastic value!

Posted by , from geelong on 1 Nov 2017

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3 out of 5
you get what you paid for fair condition but shared toilet can not lock

Posted by on 4 Oct 2017

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2 out of 5
Water for shower was just too cold. Did not have a shower. Considering how cold it is in the Fall this is unacceptable. I assume they do this to save a heating expense. Nor was the heater adequate. Good thing for warm blankets.

Posted by on 19 Apr 2017

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Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Self parking is free. A complete renovation of Rooms at Carboni's was completed in November 2016. This Ballarat East inn is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 5 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1970
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (113.9 km / 70.7 mi)
  • Train station: Ballarat Station (2 km / 1.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Rooms at Carboni's offers 5 forms of accommodation with portable fans. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. 32-cm Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Heating
  • Portable fan

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast on weekdays from 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM.

Carboni's Italian Kitchen – This restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 5 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to Carboni's Italian Kitchen
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have a front desk. The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, guests will need to go to Carboni's Italian Kitchen
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • 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, but service animals are welcome


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

A cash deposit or credit 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.


Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 12.50 and AUD 20.00 per person (approximately)

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

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.