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As one of the first Grand Hotels in the colony, Craig's Royal Hotel Ballarat was born from the wealth of the Australian Gold Rush Era. Established in 1853, Craig's soon set the standards for unparalleled hospitality and service. Hosting poets, princes and prime ministers over its 155 year history, the hotel is a true icon of the Victorian period.

Now, after extensive restoration, the magnificent accommodation, dining, meeting and banquet facilities are re-establishing Craig's as the finest boutique heritage hotel in Australia. Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of Ballarat, this Victorian landmark invites you to experience the legend that is Craig's alone.

Dine in air-conditioned comfort on a sunny afternoon or under the stars in the evening at the Gallery restaurant. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a spacious light filled glass roofed conservatory in the historic courtyard of Craig's Royal Hotel. The perfect place for informal dining.

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Price & booking

Superior

A diversity in configuration and style are reflected in the rooms (some including spa baths) of this category. Your choices include rooms with either a balcony, corner spa en-suite, queen or king bed. These charming heritage rooms are full of character and offer great value when the larger suites are not required. Bed types are king or queen beds.

Royal

The largest and grandest rooms provide the best heritage accommodation in the region if not the country. Overlooking the historic Lydiard street precinct and Her Majesty's Theatre (established 1885) the Royal Balcony Suites are generously furnished with antiques and the finest bedding, the rooms are grand and comfortable. Many of the marble trimmed bathrooms include Roman or Hydrotherapy corner spa's. The Royal Garden suites on the ground floor or the Anglo-Japanese styled suite with its oriental flavour are just a couple of examples of the many style choices. These carefully appointed and individually themed suites ensure you will Experience the Legend that is Craig's Royal Hotel, Ballarat. Bed types are king or queen beds.

Classic

The Classic room is intimate and affordable. Available in single, double or twin formation, all are beautifully furnished in a variety of period styles. The comfort of today's corporate and serious tourist have not been compromised whilst not abandoning the heritage appeal.

Classic - single

The Classic room is intimate and affordable. Available in single, double or twin formation, all are beautifully furnished in a variety of period styles. The comfort of today's corporate and serious tourist have not been compromised whilst not abandoning the heritage appeal. Bed types are king or queen beds.

Deluxe

Furnished with genuine antique mahogany (some Australian) or original Australian brass beds the Deluxe rooms are a perfect refuge for a multiple night stay. Add a bit of spice to your stay by choosing one of two "Chinoiserie" styled rooms - one boasting a 600 year old antique Chinese wedding bed!

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Facilities:
  • Bar
  • Car park
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Restaurant - licensed
Memberships:
  • Australian Hotels Association
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
Accessibility:

  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times