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The Ansonia on Lydiard

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The Ansonia on Lydiard ia a B&B style Hotel set in a heritage building in the heart of Ballarat. A unique & tranquil setting suited to couples friends & corporate travellers. Walking distance to restaurants,gallery's,shops,theatre/cinema perfect central location Guest lounge,open fire,sunny Atrium.Central to all tourist attractions in Ballarat Hotel parking isnt available however there is paid on street parking available or alternatively there is a secure parking faciltiy a short stroll away.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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We were very pleasantly surprised with our accomodation. We had a small courtyard ,a huge room with very high ceilings. Even had an original bank vault in our room. The room was spacious. Comfy and clean. Slept brilliantly. There is no parking except for the on street parking
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Response from Cameron M, Manager at The Ansonia on Lydiard
Responded 30 Oct 2018
Thank you for your lovely feedback Roy & Jan, It was a pleasure to have you stay with us at Ansonia. That is the only downside is our parking restrictions however the meters do finish at 5:30pm Monday to Saturday & free on Sundays.
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What a wonderful surprise waited for us for my birthday trip to Ballarat. This converted old building into a boutique hotel has made it a value for money stay in Ballarat. Cheaper than other places I had investigated we were warmly greeted the room spacious and warm the bed
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Response from Cameron M, Manager at The Ansonia on Lydiard
Responded 27 Sep 2018
Thank you for your great review we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Ansonia Hotel. we hope that you will remember us when traveling to Ballarat again thank you. Regards the Ansonia team
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Stayed one night here recently and enjoyed the clean warm and cosy room. As stated in reviews below the property is currently being renovated and so far it looks good. The building itself has an interesting past and is location handy to all the local attractions.
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There are some positives to this hotel: the big, comfortable bed and the lack of noise at night. Otherwise, it is best described as past its best : tatty carpets, the faint smell of decay, tired bathroom etc. I hate to be critical but the Ansonia is very expensive for what it
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Response from Cameron M, Manager at The Ansonia on Lydiard
Responded 11 Aug 2018
Thank you for your feedback Alan, I am sorry to hear that your experience wasn't pleasant. The property had jus recently changed ownership and management and we are in the process of refreshing the property with new carpets to be installed in the coming weeks.
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We stayed recently (2 adults and 2 kids) and had a lovely time. We came to Ballarat to mainly attend the Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill, but also enjoyed a night in Ballarat. We had a spacious 2 bedroom apartment that suited us perfectly. We made good use of the games
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Where do you recommend to park our car? I notice that there is no car parking available
Thank you for your message, there is on-street parking available at the front of the hotel. However this is metered Monday to Saturday 9am to 5:30pm.(Sunday is free parking). Depending on your estimated arrival time you may need to put a few coins in the metre. Alternatively there is a secure parking facility located in the next block. Regards Cameron
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"Try ground floor as there are no lifts and you have to use stairs."
"Ground floor more accessible."
"First floor has natural light and is quiet."
"Request a room off the courtyard."
"Hotel next door looked great - Would pay extra & stay there (Craig's Royal) next time"
US$83 - US$140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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