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Bell Tower Inn
Ranked #20 of 33 Hotels in Ballarat
Seaford, Victoria, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Thankyou Shane”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

We stayed there for a basketball tournament with 10 families with girls aged between 12-13 with siblings etc. We had a great experience, the pool was extremly clean as were the rooms, there was plenty of space and parking. We have stayed in Ballarat a few times now and this by far one we will recommend to others and look forward to staying there again. Great value for money, nice food in the restaurant just an all round nice place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 11 October 2011

booked through coxys tv deals. Taking family to sovereign hill for the day,needed a two night accommadation. Room was large,basic but clean. Children catered for in room accommadation.Hotel rooms in need of a big update.i.e air conditoner.Old ones to loud and let in a very large breeze into room through large gaps around it.Resturant very nice,food good.Staff friendly. On the whole a reasonably good stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Aussie
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

We checked in to this hotel when looking for a room at last minute and all others in Ballarat were booked out (should have known by this fact alone). The outside looks like a gaol and the rooms are REALLY old and tired. The front desk staff were a little disinterested also. I would not stay here again, even in an emergency as this was, will book our preference early next time or stay out of town.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Sydney
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

it looked good on the internet - was looking forward to using the spa so was willing to pay the extra.
Checked in - got to room and it was not clean - they were helpful and gave me another room.
Room is very average, old, carpet pretty gross/stained dirty, door is cracked, still found dirt on floor that had not been cleaned... not thrilled with the room especially for the price
Then went to the spa, reason for picking this place - water was cold - was told the heat comes on at 7pm (closes at 9pm) - sauna didn't really seem to work was air temp. Came back at 8pm and water was only a little warmer in the spa - which was not warm at all...
Feel like I got ripped off - would not come back and would not recommend this to anyone else

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Adelaide, Australia
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119 reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

We had stayed here before and found it to be a reasonable motel, comfortable and quiet with adequate service. This time round it was all the littlte things were wrong. There was not the parking we were told would be available, the credit card they took as a deposit (appeared on their website, the front door and the desk sign at reception) they didn't take. Front desk staff were polite and friendly but not helpful, eg, wouldn't provide menus for local restraunts that deliver, although there were plenty on a table in reception when I searched. The room had an inoperable spa that must have flooded as there was water damage in the room which smelled musty. On the positive, the bed was comfortable and the room was a very good size. Finally, the advertised discount I asked for was not given to me. We booked for 2 nights but left after 1.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Adelaide
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

We had 2 nights in Ballarat and came across this motel as our friends stayed a few weeks before and also recommended it. Overall it was great, quiet, pool was really warm and clean when we went in, had a good meal...large meals so couldn't fit dessert in but the table next to us did and it looked really good.. They had deep fried ice cream damn it. We would go back got a nice room, overall clean and staff was really friendly

Only negative was its not in town about 5 min out but that suited us as we had a car and wanted somewhere quiet with a restaurant

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2011

Good:
double private jacuzzi
good breakfast
service
confortable bed

Bad:
old hotel with poor remodelations
the indoor pool was a little bit cold
the change rooms next to the pool were dirty

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bell Tower Inn

Property: Bell Tower Inn
Address: 1845 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia (Formerly Comfort Inn Bell Tower)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Ballarat
#9 Business Hotel in Ballarat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bell Tower Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
67 Ground floor rooms with a variety of rooms to choose. Restaurant and Bar, indoor heated pool, breakfast room, function and conference rooms. We have it all!! ... more   less 
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