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Mercure Ballarat - Hotel & Convention Centre
Mercure Ballarat - Hotel & Convention Centre
8,1 Excellent
613 Main Road, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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2,2 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 1 311 reviews
8,1

The hotel is situated in Ballarat and is close to University Of Ballarat. It provides garden views and free Wi-Fi.

Mid City Ballarat
Mid City Ballarat
7,3 Good
19 Doveton Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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0,8 km from city centre, Ballarat 
GoodBased on 815 reviews
7,3

Mid City Ballarat is a comfortable base when visiting Ballarat and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn & Apartments
Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn & Apartments
7,6 Good
9379 Western Highway, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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7,6 km from city centre, Ballarat 
GoodBased on 1 259 reviews
7,6

Boasting an indoor pool and outdoor tennis courts, Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn is situated in Ballarat and offers comfortable accommodation. There is also a fitness centre with a swimming pool.

Begonia City Motor Inn
Begonia City Motor Inn
8,2 Excellent
244 Albert Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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4,1 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 1 417 reviews
8,2

Modern and cosy, Begonia City Motor Inn is situated in Ballarat and provides free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool. It is a 10-minute drive from the Sovereign Hill and has on-site parking.

Best Western PLUS Ballarat Suites
Best Western PLUS Ballarat Suites
8,9 Excellent
525 Main Road, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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2,1 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 576 reviews
8,9

Contemporary in its design, Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites is situated in a popular area of Ballarat. It also offers a 24-hour reception, meeting rooms and a Jacuzzi.

Quest Ballarat
Quest Ballarat
8,6 Excellent
7-11 Dawson Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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0,8 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 275 reviews
8,6

Quest Ballarat is a stylish setting when visiting Ballarat and is close to everything the area has to offer. The multiple facilities this luxury hotel offers include babysitting/child services, luggage storage and meeting rooms.

Quality Inn & Suites The Menzies
Quality Inn & Suites The Menzies
8,1 Excellent
5-7 Humffray Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1,5 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 1 080 reviews
8,1

Conveniently situated and offering free Wi-Fi, this comfortable property is located an easy drive from Creswick. It has a gym, as well as meeting rooms, an express check-in and check-out feature and luggage storage.

Sovereign Park Motor Inn
Sovereign Park Motor Inn
8,9 Excellent
223 Main Road, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1,8 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 1 128 reviews
8,9

Sovereign Park Motor Inn is located in Ballarat and features free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool. Its premium amenities include a sauna and a fitness room.

Comfort Inn & Suites City Views
Comfort Inn & Suites City Views
8,3 Excellent
101 Curtis Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1,4 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 404 reviews
8,3

Comfort Inn & Suites City Views is situated in Ballarat and is close to the area's tourist attractions. The various facilities this modern hotel features include an express check-in and check-out feature, a 24-hour reception and an indoor pool.

The Provincial Boutique Hotel
The Provincial Boutique Hotel
7,2 Good
121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1,2 km from city centre, Ballarat 
GoodBased on 5 reviews
7,2

The Provincial Ballarat is a comfortable base when visiting Ballarat and is close to everything the area has to offer. Only a short stroll from Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, it offers comfortable rooms equipped with a refrigerator and a mini bar.

Tips for booking a Ballarat hotel

Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Ballarat:R1 576/night
Cheapest price found:R595/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
R1 123 - R2 567
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
R1 395 - R2 194
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Top Rated Ballarat hotels

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Oscars Hotel and Cafe Bar
Oscars Hotel and Cafe Bar
8,8 Excellent
18 Doveton Street South, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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0,6 km from city centre, Ballarat, VIC, Australia 

Oscars Hotel and Cafe Bar is located in Ballarat and is close to nearby attractions, such as University Of Ballarat and Sturt Street Gardens. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

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Mid City Ballarat
Mid City Ballarat
7,3 Good
19 Doveton Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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0,8 km from city centre, Ballarat, VIC, Australia 

Mid City Ballarat is a comfortable base when visiting Ballarat and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Sovereign Hill Hotel
Sovereign Hill Hotel
8,2 Excellent
39-41 Magpie Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1,8 km from city centre, Ballarat, VIC, Australia 

Boasting an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi, Sovereign Hill Hotel is situated in Ballarat and provides modern accommodation. It is ideally located for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

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The Provincial Boutique Hotel
The Provincial Boutique Hotel
7,2 Good
121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1,2 km from city centre, Ballarat, VIC, Australia 

The Provincial Ballarat is a comfortable base when visiting Ballarat and is close to everything the area has to offer. Only a short stroll from Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, it offers comfortable rooms equipped with a refrigerator and a mini bar.

Cheapest hotels in Ballarat, Victoria

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Eureka Stockade Holiday Park
Eureka Stockade Holiday Park
8,2 Excellent
Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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3,2 km from city centre,  

Eureka Stockade Holiday Park is set in Ballarat and is close to local landmarks, including the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka. It is a 10-minute drive from the Sovereign Hill and provides free private parking on site.

R1 038
Avg. per night
Begonia City Motor Inn
Begonia City Motor Inn
8,2 Excellent
244 Albert Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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4,1 km from city centre,  

Modern and cosy, Begonia City Motor Inn is situated in Ballarat and provides free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool. It is a 10-minute drive from the Sovereign Hill and has on-site parking.

R1 102
Avg. per night
Alfred Motor Inn
Alfred Motor Inn
7,7 Good
1843 Sturt Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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5,0 km from city centre,  

Alfred Motor Inn provides a comfortable setting while in Ballarat. It also features an express check-in and check-out feature, an outdoor pool and luggage storage.

R1 150
Avg. per night
Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn & Apartments
Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn & Apartments
7,6 Good
9379 Western Highway, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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7,6 km from city centre,  

Boasting an indoor pool and outdoor tennis courts, Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn is situated in Ballarat and offers comfortable accommodation. There is also a fitness centre with a swimming pool.

R1 230
Avg. per night
Woodmans Hill Motel
Woodmans Hill Motel
7,6 Good
9503 Western Highway, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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6,5 km from city centre,  

Woodmans Hill Motel provides a comfortable setting while in Ballarat. It also features luggage storage, an express check-in and check-out feature and a playground.

R1 246
Avg. per night
Quality Inn & Suites The Menzies
Quality Inn & Suites The Menzies
8,1 Excellent
5-7 Humffray Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1,5 km from city centre,  

Conveniently situated and offering free Wi-Fi, this comfortable property is located an easy drive from Creswick. It has a gym, as well as meeting rooms, an express check-in and check-out feature and luggage storage.

R1 326
Avg. per night
Sovereign Views Apartments
Sovereign Views Apartments
8,0 Excellent
Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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2,0 km from city centre,  

Boasting an outdoor pool, Sovereign Views Apartments is situated in Ballarat and provides modern accommodation. It is ideally located for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

R1 326
Avg. per night
Ballarat Eureka Lodge Motel
Ballarat Eureka Lodge Motel
8,4 Excellent
119 Stawell Street South, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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3,2 km from city centre,  

Ballarat Eureka Lodge Motel provides a comfortable setting while in Ballarat. It offers free Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and an outdoor pool.

R1 373
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Ballarat

2 stars and under
Ballarat Eureka Lodge Motel
No. 1 most popular

Ballarat Eureka Lodge Motel

119 Stawell Street South, Ballarat, VIC, Australia

8,4 Excellent
R1 373

Avg. per night

Woodmans Hill Motel
No. 2 most popular

Woodmans Hill Motel

9503 Western Highway, Ballarat, VIC, Australia

7,6 Good
R1 246

Avg. per night

3 stars
Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn & Apartments
No. 1 most popular

Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn & Apartments

9379 Western Highway, Ballarat, VIC, Australia

7,6 Good
R1 230

Avg. per night

Sovereign Hill Hotel
No. 2 most popular

Sovereign Hill Hotel

39-41 Magpie Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia

8,2 Excellent
R1 533

Avg. per night

Begonia City Motor Inn
Best value

Begonia City Motor Inn

244 Albert Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia

8,2 Excellent
R1 102

Avg. per night

4 stars +
The Provincial Boutique Hotel
No. 1 most popular

The Provincial Boutique Hotel

121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia

7,2 Good
R1 773

Avg. per night

Mercure Ballarat - Hotel & Convention Centre
No. 2 most popular

Mercure Ballarat - Hotel & Convention Centre

613 Main Road, Ballarat, VIC, Australia

8,1 Excellent
R1 533

Avg. per night

Mid City Ballarat
Best value

Mid City Ballarat

19 Doveton Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia

7,3 Good
R1 533

Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Ballarat

About Ballarat

A former 19th-century gold-rush town on the Yarrowee River in Australia, Ballarat still harbours a grand collection of Victorian-era architecture scattered amongst heritage streets, modern art galleries, microbreweries and lavish botanical gardens. Even the city’s main rail station, opened in 1862, ranks as one of the most impressive heritage buildings in the country.

Things to do

The biggest tourist draw in Ballarat is Sovereign Hill, an authentic re-creation of the village during its 1850s gold rush. Like a living-history museum, the simulated township features costumed actors portraying everyday life in a gold-mining community. See the original mine shaft and equipment, go panning for gold, and watch the hourly gold pour.

A walk down Sturt Street reveals numerous sculptures and statues, including Queen Victoria watching over Town Hall and a bandstand commemorating local musicians on the RMS Titanic. Be sure to head over to Lydiard Street for its nostalgic pubs, lively cafes and the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Visit the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, and sample indigenous ingredients at the on-site Saltbush Cafe, including wattleseed, finger lime, mountain pepper and native saltbush leaves.

Enjoy Ballarat’s wild side at the interactive Ballarat Wildlife Park, home to Tasmanian devils, dingoes and tree kangaroos. Lake Wendouree offers trails for hiking and cycling, while Ballarat Botanical Gardens is where to view bronze statues of the Prime Ministers of Australia. A scenic way to get around, ride the authentic vintage tram that runs along the lake to the Ballarat Tramway Museum.

Getting around

Ballarat is home to an extensive public transportation network with commuter trains and in-city buses. A free visitor shuttle bus operates from the Ballarat Visitor Information Centre, servicing the main tourist attractions. A free Hopshuttle tourist bus is available on weekends, or you can rent a bike from one of the several bikehire companies.

Ballarat travel FAQs

A former 19th-century gold-rush town on the Yarrowee River in Australia, Ballarat still harbours a grand collection of Victorian-era architecture scattered amongst heritage streets, modern art galleries, microbreweries and lavish botanical gardens. Even the city’s main rail station, opened in 1862, ranks as one of the most impressive heritage buildings in the country.

Things to do in Ballarat

The biggest tourist draw in Ballarat is Sovereign Hill, an authentic re-creation of the village during its 1850s gold rush. Like a living-history museum, the simulated township features costumed actors portraying everyday life in a gold-mining community. See the original mine shaft and equipment, go panning for gold, and watch the hourly gold pour.

A walk down Sturt Street reveals numerous sculptures and statues, including Queen Victoria watching over Town Hall and a bandstand commemorating local musicians on the RMS Titanic. Be sure to head over to Lydiard Street for its nostalgic pubs, lively cafes and the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Visit the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, and sample indigenous ingredients at the on-site Saltbush Cafe, including wattleseed, finger lime, mountain pepper and native saltbush leaves.

Enjoy Ballarat’s wild side at the interactive Ballarat Wildlife Park, home to Tasmanian devils, dingoes and tree kangaroos. Lake Wendouree offers trails for hiking and cycling, while Ballarat Botanical Gardens is where to view bronze statues of the Prime Ministers of Australia. A scenic way to get around, ride the authentic vintage tram that runs along the lake to the Ballarat Tramway Museum.

Getting around Ballarat

Ballarat is home to an extensive public transportation network with commuter trains and in-city buses. A free visitor shuttle bus operates from the Ballarat Visitor Information Centre, servicing the main tourist attractions. A free Hopshuttle tourist bus is available on weekends, or you can rent a bike from one of the several bikehire companies.

  • What are the best hotels in Ballarat?

    Mercure Ballarat - Hotel & Convention Centre (8,1/10 from 1 311 reviews), Mid City Ballarat (7,3/10 from 815 reviews), and Avenue Motel (7,1/10 from 644 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Ballarat.

  • How much do hotels in Ballarat cost?

    R2 108/night is the average price of a hotel in Ballarat, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days. For 4-star hotels in Ballarat, the average price found is R2 491/night, and for 5-star hotels the average price is R2 907/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Ballarat?

    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Ballarat hotels have prices starting from as low as R719/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates. For the coming weekend of May 20 to May 22, prices for hotels in Ballarat start from as low as R1 118/night.

  • How much is a hotel in Ballarat tonight?

    Users have found prices for hotels in Ballarat tonight starting as low as R783, rising to an average cost of R1 932, based on searches in the last 72 hours. Prices start from R1 310 for a 4-star hotel in Ballarat for tonight.

  • What is the best place in Ballarat for bars and restaurants?

    If you are in Ballarat and want food and beverages, Ballarat Central is a place with several dining joints that serve meals. You can find Freight Bar and Restaurant along Mair Street, for a plate of Ballarat special and a bottle of beer. Mair Street also has The Sporting Globe Bar & Grill, which serves your choice of roasted meat meals and cocktails. If you want to take your loved ones for dinner, walk along Sturt Street and get a table at Golden City Hotel. Suppose you are looking for accommodation in Ballarat closer to Ballarat Central; Ballarat Central City Motor Inn and Ballarat Premier Apartments are suitable hotels. If you prefer a hotel that serves good meals and cocktails, Oscar’s Hotel & Cafe Bar is among the cheap Ballarat hotels with good service.

  • What is the best place for a family holiday in Ballarat?

    Things to do in Ballarat depend on how many days you intend to stay in the city. Whether you stay for a while or visit for a few days, do not miss taking the little ones to Livvi's Place Playground, in Newington. Livvi's Place is a playground with children's swings and several other amenities the kids will love. After visiting Livvi's Place, you can take a short drive to Sebastopol and explore Sebastopol Water Play Park. The park has several water activities ranked safe for family events. Prominent Ballarat accommodations with a kid-friendly atmosphere include The Victoriana Motor Inn and Begonia City Motor Inn.

  • What are the best things to do and see in Ballarat?

    Suppose you are in the city and want to know the things to see in Ballarat for a day of fun, visit Sovereign Hill. Sovereign Hill is a popular destination with tourists looking to have a first-hand experience of the gold-mine history of the locals. You can also visit Lake Wendouree, to explore the Ballarat Botanical Gardens Reserve near the lake. If you want a taste of the medieval history of Ballarat, Kryal Museum, at the foot of Mount Warrenheip, has a collection of the medieval art of Ballarat. Accommodation in Ballarat closer to the top tourist sites of the town includes Snake Valley Hotel, Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat and Begonia City Motor Inn, amongst others.

  • What are the best places to stay in Ballarat for culture?

    The things to see in Ballarat depend on how long you want to stay in the city. If time allows and resources are not limited, you can schedule to tour several places for a day of fun and sightseeing. However, if you are on a budget or have limited time to explore the whole of Ballarat, then consider touring Lydiard Street. The street is popular among tourists and has several tourist attraction sites, historical buildings, restaurants and shops. Lydiard Street gives a preview of Ballarat at a glance and allows you to get a clear picture of a day in Australia. You will also be able to learn the culture of the locals, taste some of the local cuisines and fancy the artwork at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Hotels in Ballarat that are close to Lydiard Street include The George Hotel Ballarat, The Provincial Hotel and Seymour’s On Lydiard Motel.