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Craig's Royal Hotel

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Royal Suite | Terrace/patio
Superior Room | Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
Superior Room | Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
Classic Double Room, 1 Bedroom | Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of Craig's Royal Hotel

Craig's Royal Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Ballarat with restaurant and conference centre

9.4/10 Exceptional

319 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
10 Lydiard St South, Ballarat, VIC, VIC3350
Main amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM/banking services
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Conference centre
  • Conference space
  • Front desk safe
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service
  • Self parking
For families
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Lift
  • Private bathroom

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Ballarat Station - 6 min walk
  • Elaine Station - 26 min drive


  • Curry Star - 3 min walk
  • Grill'd - 3 min walk
  • Cobb’s Coffee - 1 min walk
  • Schnitz - 3 min walk
  • Okami - 3 min walk

About this property

Craig's Royal Hotel

Located near a train station, Craig's Royal Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Ballarat. For a bite to eat, guests can visit The Gallery Restaurant, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fellow travellers say great things about the location and comfortable guest rooms.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 41 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 25+ Mbps)


  • Secured uncovered on-site self-parking (AUD 10 per day)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

Working away

  • Conference centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services


  • ATM/banking
  • Banquet hall
  • Built in 1853
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Lift


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • LCD television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 25+ Mbps)
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Gallery Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.
Craigs Cafe and Larder – This coffee shop serves brunch and light fare.
Foyer Lounge – On-site bar.
Craigs Bar – On-site bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately AUD 15 to 100 for adults and AUD 15 to 100 for children


  • Uncovered self-parking costs AUD 10 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.


<p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Craig's Hotel
Craig's Royal Hotel Ballarat Central
Craig's Royal Ballarat
Craig's Royal Hotel
Craig's Royal Hotel Ballarat
Craig's Royal Hotel Ballarat, Victoria
Craig's Royal Hotel Hotel
Craig's Royal Hotel Ballarat
Craig's Royal Hotel Hotel Ballarat

Frequently asked questions

Does Craig's Royal Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Craig's Royal Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Craig's Royal Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Craig's Royal Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Craig's Royal Hotel?
Yes. Self-parking costs AUD 10 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Craig's Royal Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Craig's Royal Hotel and nearby?
Craig's Royal Hotel has 2 bars.
Are there restaurants at or near Craig's Royal Hotel?
Yes, The Gallery Restaurant offers local and international cuisine.
What's the area around Craig's Royal Hotel like?
Craig's Royal Hotel is a short 6-minute walk from Ballarat Station and 4 minutes' walk from Art Gallery of Ballarat. Travellers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Romantic getaway
Had a great stay here.staff were fantastic close to walk all places
Bruce, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

3 Day Stay
Lovely staff. Evan, Maddy and Sue all very good and helpful. My room was very clean and comfortable. Car parking at rear was secure. It was a bit difficult to get luggage from the car park into the hotel because of rear steps, but only a minor issue. The restaurant was good, but not excellent, service was excellent. The Hotel has a lovely traditional feel about it, beautiful timbers everywhere, lovely paintings and an interesting history, a good read. Felt very plush
Jan, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, friendly staff, nice rooms.
Very friendly welcome. Will stay again.
alastair, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent stay luxurious surroundings Food was good service a little slow
Nicholas, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely Old World / Modern feel
Lovely Hotel! Highly recommended. Will definitely stay again.
Cherie, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely old hotel rich in history and in good location. Excellent quality menu in restaurant and big hot cooked breakfast. Staff helpful and friendly. Enjoyed our stay.
1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic heritage place to stay in Ballarat. Great service and central location. Easy walk to shopping mall and restaurant area of Ballarat.
1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Was super comfortable after a big day on the road. Food was beautiful and fresh. Highly recommended for a couple.
Morgan, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Booked a superior room. Was given Room 231 which is as far as you can get from reception and right at the back of the property with a view of the kitchen staff smoking area. The WiFi was dreadful and kept dropping out. The shower was over the bath and not separate as described. The room was nice but I obviously have a different expectation of what constitutes superior. Was told on booking in that the breakfast was in the dining room but was moved to the coffee shop without informing us. Restaurant was excellent. I expected more from the previous reviews.
Anthony, 1-night trip
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