Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of Ballarat, Craig’s Royal Hotel is the legendary Australian gold-rush era grand hotel. Built in 1862 on the site of Bath’s Hotel, Ballarat’s first officially licensed pub, Craig’s has been a goldfield icon since Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, slept in its ornately decorated rooms in 1867 and Dame Nellie Melba famously sang from its balcony in 1908.

Host to poets, princes and prime ministers over its 160 year history, the hotel is a true icon of the Victorian period. Now, after 5 years extensive restoration, the magnificent accommodation, dining, meeting and banquet facilities are re-establishing Craig’s as the finest boutique heritage hotel in the region.

the
corner bar

OPEN THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY

Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 4pm – 8pm

the
atrium

WE’RE OPEN WITH A NEW SUMMER MENU

A casual a la carte menu to suit all styles.

our rooms

A range of rooms to suit all styles and budgets.

Each room has been individually decorated with beautiful decor and antiques, meaning no two rooms are the same.

functions

Contact us for your next function or wedding at Craig’s Royal Hotel. 


An iconic Ballarat venue that will be sure to make your event come to life.

high tea

High tea commences at 3pm every Sunday.

Bookings are essential, all dietary requirements & payments will be needed upon booking.

Adult: $75

Children (Ages 4-12): $30

*High Tea is fully booked until the 9th Jan 2022*

gift cards available!

Speak to our staff to find out more! 

Currently available for purchase within the venue. Online sales coming soon!