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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, where you can enjoy breakfast or lunch basking in the sun-drenched conservatory or dinner under the stars. The seasonal menu produced by head chef Shannon Easton highlights some of the best local produce on offer.

Host a private party in the original bluestone cellar, or if you’re looking for a beautiful historical wedding space, celebrate your special day in any of the three stunning banquet rooms.

If you’re looking to experience the extraordinary, then it’s time you experienced Craig’s.

Content: Craig's Royal Hotel Ballarat

Price & booking

Price

$160.00 - $550.00

Many options for Dinner & Accommodation, High Tea and wine tasting packages and discounts are available for 2 night stays and multi-night rates apply.

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 - 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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:

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
Internet Points:
  • Free Wifi