Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of beautiful Ballarat, Craig’s Royal Hotel is a destination in itself.
The legendary Australian gold-rush era grand hotel is a true icon of the Victorian period. Opening in 1853, it has played host to poets, princes and prime ministers over its 160-year history. Now, after extensive restoration, the magnificent accommodation, dining experiences and business facilities offered, are also establishing Craig’s as a modern day icon.
Stay in one of the 41 luxurious rooms or suites, where elaborate attention to detail is evident in every finishing.
Enjoy a coffee and cake in Craig’s Larder café, or a drink in the legendary Craig’s bar, with its antique carved Australian cedar detail.
Dine in The Gallery Restaurant, where you can enjoy breakfast or lunch basking in the sun-drenched conservatory or dinner under the stars. Seasonal menus and daily specials highlight some of the best local produce on offer.
Host a private party in the original bluestone cellar, or if you are looking for a beautiful historical wedding space, celebrate your special day in any of the three stunning banquet rooms.
If you are looking to experience the extraordinary, then it is time you experienced Craig’s.
Many options for dinner and accommodation, high tea and wine tasting packages and discounts are available for two night stays and multi-night rates apply.
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 - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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