10 Lydiard Street , Ballarat , VIC 3350 , Australia View hotel location on the map
Built in 1853, Craig’s Royal Hotel has undergone meticulous restoration and renovation to recreate the grandeur of Ballarat’s rich gold rush period.
Each of Craig’s 41 boutique rooms have been individually rebuilt and furnished to provide guests with beautiful elegant accommodation. No two rooms are the same, each deliberately retaining significant features of a rich history, adding to a unique experience at each stay. Of particular appeal is the range of room types and price levels available. Any one feature of this amazing testament to Australian history would warrant a visit but together they make a stop-over at Craig’s a necessity. In addition to the individual features of each category of rooms, all rooms include:
* Luxury bedding with duvet and choice of pillows
* Guest controlled ducted air conditioning individual to each room
* Continental breakfast served in the breakfast restaurant
* Room service meals
* High-speed cable internet data-points
* Cable TV with movie and international TV channels
* 24 hour concierge
* Direct dial phones
* Pristine bathrooms with marble appointments and Kohler sanitary ware
* Luxurious amenities from L’Occitane of France
The variety of room sizes and features ensure that the single traveller, corporate guest, romantic escapee or luxury tourist will all find the perfect refuge at Craig’s.
The Hotel is situated in the heart of historic Ballarat overlooking Lydiard Street. Conveniently opposite the magnificent Her Majesty's Theatre and within a close walk of the Regent Cinema and Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Craig's is ideally located for any plans in Ballarat or the surrounding areas.
Check in from: 2:00 pm
Check out by: 10:00 am
Ballarat is just 75 minutes drive from Melbourne on the Western Freeway and even closer from Melbourne and Avalon Airports - both are only about an hour away. If you are coming from Melbourne Airport, Ballarat Airport Shuttlebus runs daily services.
The Western, Midland, Glenelg and Sunraysia Highways radiate from Ballarat and connect it to Melbourne, Adelaide, Geelong and Portland, as well as other regional centres like Bendigo and Mildura.
You can also travel by train from regional centres. With the current schedule now incorporating the new Fast Train, you can be get to Ballarat by rail from Melbourne in just over an hour. Arriving this way is impressive when the train pulls into Ballarat's beautiful heritage station - one of the most striking in the state. A short stroll along Lydiard Street puts you right in the middle of the city and a stone's throw from several Visitor Information Centres.
All rooms include valet parking in our secure off-street facility.