Welcome to Craig’s Royal Hotel Ballarat.

Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of Ballarat, Craig’s Royal Hotel is the legendary Australian gold-rush era grand hotel. Opened in 1853 and host to poets, princes and prime ministers over its 150 year history, the hotel is a true icon of the Victorian period. Now, after 4 years extensive restoration, the magnificent accommodation, dining, meeting and banquet facilities are re-establishing Craig’s as the finest boutique heritage hotel in the colony

  • Enjoy this gracious Victorian icon without compromise for the best in comfort and service.
  • Enjoy any one of the 41 historic and luxurious rooms or suites.
  • Absorb the atmosphere around the legendary Craig’s bar with its antique carved Australian cedar detail;
  • Entertain a private party in the original bluestone cellar;
  • Dine informally in the magnificent courtyard conservatory;
  • Celebrate a wedding in any of the 3 stunning banquet rooms;
  • Ensure success of a corporate event at Craig’s
  • Browse the local produce over a great coffee in Craig’s Larder comprising café & local produce store.

At Craig’s Royal Hotel you can certainly “Experience the Legend”