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The George Hotel

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Ballarat's second oldest hotel, the original George Hotel building was erected in 1854. The George Hotel is located in what is known as one of Australia's most important historical streets and is opposite the Art Gallery of Ballarat, walking distance from Ballarat's Visitor Information Centre and a few doors down from the local cinemas. Over the past 3 years the hotel has undergone a major refurbishment to bring its hotel style rooms, including some apartment style accommodation, to a four and half star standard. The hotel is now also home to the Ballarat RSL with memorabilia displayed within the hotel. Newly refurbished bars and dining areas now operate seven days and at the rear is a new upmarket lounge which operates weekends for guests and discerning patrons with strict standards. One of Ballarat's most popular meeting places, The Lane offers a street cafe and alfresco dining, alongside the Lane Restaurant (popular with foodies) and Heritage Bar & Restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room service
Free parking
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Historic Hotel
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Stayed 2 nights whilst attended a conference at Ballarat Base Hospital. Central location - shops and restaurants at the door. Stayed in a one bedroom apartment on second floor - very roomy with quality furnishings. Loved sitting on balcony having breakfast. This is now my
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Centrally located in Ballarat. Lots of restaurants close by, including the convenient café/ pizza place downstairs. We ordered take away pizza and had it with wine out on the upstairs balcony. Our room, while a little dark (could use a little brighter lighting) was very clean
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We had one night at The George the room was very good and the Hotel was really good. The service was fantastic the bar staff were fantastic. We will be back it feels like old fashion service and a very comfortable place it stay.
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Was blown away by the executive room. The bed was seperate from the living/kitchenette area. Kitchenette had an oven, stove, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Everything was clean and nicely styled. Split system aircon in both the bedroom and living room worked great on
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We have stayed at The George Hotel once before and came back this year for our short family escape because our past experience was so good. They did not disappoint! We booked the family room which perfectly suited us and was maintained to a very high standard. The drinks and
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Kitchen could have used a bit of cleaning.
Multi-million-dollar renovation, and they couldn't attach a handle.
Hello Yes there is a lift. We stayed at The George Hotel last December and our room was very quiet. There was a Christmas Party in a function room, but we heard no noise whatsoever in our room. I would highly recommend the George. The staff are very friendly so I would recommend contacting them beforehand to let them know your requirements. Have a lovely time. Cheers
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The George is situated in Ballarat's CBD with the arts, shopping, transport, entertainment and dining all within walking distance of our front door!
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"Check how close your room is to the area where music is played. It's called the Lane."
"Don’t stay fri / sat nights unless you plan to be up until 4am!! "
"Dont' stay here if sleep is important to you."
"Stay as faraway as possible from the Night Club located in this Hotel."
"Not sure, they all looked pretty good to us."
US$109 - US$151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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