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“Request for Accommodation” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat

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Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Request for Accommodation”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Had a flooded house when staying with my daughter in Ballarat. Needed accommodation for 3 days whilst carpet being dried. Person on phone at Welcome Stranger very pleasant and had accommodation at their Goldfields Park. When put through to this park person on phone very pleasant and had accommodation took all my details and then asked was I from Ballarat, I said from Haddon. She then said she could not rent me the accommodation as it was for tourists and I was from Ballarat. I didn't know Haddon was a suburb of Ballarat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Thank frances C
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WattsHolidayParks, Manager at Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
It is correct that we do not offer long term or permanent accommodation, Frances C so we are sorry if your enquiry was interpreted this way. It sounds like there was some confusion and we can assure you that a three day stay under your circumstances would not be a problem.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Had a great time with 4 families together. A very quiet spot close to a lot of family friendly attractions. The kids really enjoyed the pool, spa and mini golf not to mention the jumping pillow (even the big KIDS). Would recommend this park to any families.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rcam64
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WattsHolidayParks, Manager at Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
A great holiday is even more special when you can share it with friends so we are happy to hear that your group enjoyed their time at BIG4 Ballarat Welcome Stranger.

It sounds like you all took advantage of the park facilities. It looks so easy when the kids jump around for hours so we hope the BIG kids we not too shocked at how much of a work out the Jumping Pillow is!

We hope to see you all again soon
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Booragoon, Australia
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this park, so much so that we called in again on a return journey. There were ample places for children to play; in fact at one stage we were there over a long weekend and the swimming pool was definitely well used.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robin v
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WattsHolidayParks, Manager at Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
There is no greater compliment than when our guests return to stay with us and this is even more appreciated when our international guests choose us for a second trip.

The pool is popular with all ages and we hope you also took advantage of the Indoor Spa.

We hope that we see you again for a third visit soon
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Whyalla, Australia
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

Park and facilities were very good and clean. Great camp kitchen, mini golf a winner. Staff very friendly & helpful. We had caravan & friends stayed in cabins. Easy access caravan sites and easy drive to main shopping centre & tourist places such as the pioneer village.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peter B
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WattsHolidayParks, Manager at Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Thanks for summing up the beauty of staying with us, Peter B. Our range of accommodation options make it ideal for a group get together with choices to suit all needs and budgets.

We hope you will return for more good times soon
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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Welcome Stranger in a deluxe cabin near the jumping pillow. The cabin was fantastic, very clean and comfortable and very spacious. Reception ladies were lovely and could not do enough for us, Thank-you

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lucyrose5
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WattsHolidayParks, Manager at Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, lucyrose5. Our Deluxe Holiday Units are ideal for a family holiday and the proximity to the Jumnping Pillow is a bonus when you have younger children.

We will pass on your compliments to our Reception team and thank you for mentioing their efforts.
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

We camped at the Big 4 Welcome Stranger Holiday Park for a few nights. The facilities were plentiful, the kids loved the jumping pillow and the lagoon pool and the activities room. And we loved the laundry and ultra clean toilets/showers. It's set just off the main road so the atmosphere isnt 'out in the middle of nowhere' (unless thats what you want). Management so helpful that when our inflatable mattresses went down only after the first night, the manager helped us out with spare foam mattresses for the rest of our stay! Highly recommend this as a campsite and the cabins looked quite good too.

Room Tip: the campsites overlooking the jumping pillow are great if you have kids...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stellasteve2014
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WattsHolidayParks, Manager at Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
We help our guests because that is what we are here for but we do appreciate a pat on the back too!

Thanks for sharing your experience at BIG4 Ballarat Welcome Stranger on Trip Advsior, stellasteve2014 and for mentioning the efforts of management to salvage an unfortunate (but common) situation for you.

Your recommendation is much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you back again soon
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

We stayed on a powered site in a motor home and found everyone friendly and helpful. The bathroom was clean. Was nice and quite at night, so slept well. Had plenty of room on our site to park our tow car. In all had a great time

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank 09Debbie2013
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WattsHolidayParks, Manager at Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Thanks for posting your review of BIG4 Ballarat Welcome Stranger, 09Debbie2013 and for mentioning the two highest priorities of our team, friendliness and cleanliness!

We look forward to seeing your motorhome pull in again soon
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Property: Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat
Address: 263 Scott Pde | Cnr Water St. & Scott Parade, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Region: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Ballarat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gateway Lifestyle Ballarat is an established park located in the Central Highlands region of Victoria, just one hour's drive from Melbourne. With easy access to many of Ballarat's popular tourist attractions like Sovereign Hill, Ballarat Wildlife Park and Lake Wendouree as well as the town centre. Ballarat is known for its gold rush history culture and preserved Victorian era heritage. The park is set on landscaped acres, this is a perfect location for families looking for a relaxed holiday, couples seeking a romantic escape or a group looking for a range of self-contained accommodation options and a function or meeting room. Some appealing facilities and features at this popular tourist park include- - Lagoon style pool - Jumping pillow - Playground - Mini golf - Tennis court - Indoor Spa (fees apply) - Games room - TV room - School holidays activities - BBQ areas - Kiosk Gateway Lifestyle Holiday Parks are dedicated to providing you with the best holidays possible and wish to advise some locations are undergoing development as we continue to improve our parks. You may experience some noise during your stay, for further details, please contact our friendly park managers. ... more   less 
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