The hotel presents very nicely and the renovation is not without style and taste. However the reception area is a tiny desk beyond which you can see a hideous bank of poker machines. Why don't they hide them away somewhere if the must have them. The service is friendly but incredibly amateurish, almost Fawlty Towers like. The staff in the... More
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- Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of Ballarat, Craig’s Royal Hotel is the legendary Australian gold-rush era grand hotel. Opened in 1853 and host to poets, princes and prime ministers over its 150 year history, the hotel is a true icon of the Victorian period. Now, after 4 years extensive restoration, the magnificent accommodation, dining, meeting and banquet facilities are re-establishing Craig’s as the finest boutique heritage hotel in the colony. ... more less
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