Kryal Castle

121 Forbes RoadBallarat3352Australia
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About Kryal Castle

Kryal Castle, located in Ballarat, is Australia’s only medieval resort. This replica castle combines medieval themed accommodations with a wide variety of entertainment such as a dungeon museum and a Jester’s Theatre show.

All room are comfortably furnished and feature hand-woven tapestries and arched doorways. Modern amenities include a flat-screen TV, fridge, microwave, and tea/coffee making facilities.

Entertainment provided includes face painting, jousting contests, and A dragon’s labyrinth while the hotel offers amenities such as free parking, picnic areas, free Wi-Fi, and wedding/event services.

A breakfast basket is supplied for each room daily, and there is an on-site café for light meals during the castle’s opening hours. The many restaurants of Ballarat are a quick ten-minute drive away.

Kryal Castle is a nine-minute drive from Mount Xavier Golf Course and thirteen minutes from Lake Esmond Botanical Garden. The Gold Museum is only twelve minutes by car.


121 Forbes Road, Ballarat, 3352, Australia
Telephone: +61(3)53348555 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Lots of fun for kids

There are so many things to do and shows to watch that kids and even grownups will love staying at this hotel. Jousting, jesters, and even exploring the labyrinth at night makes for a memorable experience with many saying that they would return again just for the fun.

A real effort by the staff

The people that work here do their very best to put on a show at all times. The staff always seem to be in character and are actually quite funny. It's a great experience, and it's all down to the wonderful staff and actors.

First class housekeeping

The cleaning staff at this hotel are very professional and do a great job in each of the rooms. Guests have said that both the public areas and the bedrooms are in spotless condition with not a speck of dust to be found anywhere.

Negative Reviews

Poor food options

There's not a whole lot to choose from in the resort café and guests aren't too happy that there's no room service. This means that once the castle is closed to the public, you have no choice but to cook your own food or drive into Ballarat.

Darkness is a theme

With a medieval theme throughout you can imagine how dark the place is with all that dark furniture and wood. Guests have been less than impressed by this saying that they felt the rooms were very cold and no cosy at all.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 323 reviews across the web
8.6 /10
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    8.4 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 323 reviews