The Ambassador Motor Inn

1759 Sturt Street Ballarat3350Australia
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About The Ambassador Motor Inn

A 3.5-star motel, The Ambassador Motor Inn is situated near Prince of Wales Park and Lake Wendouree. Amenities available to guests include an outdoor pool and free parking.

This motel has 22 ground floor rooms, with twin, queen, and king options available. All rooms offer en-suite facilities and air-conditioning along with TVs with premium channels, toasters, hair dryers, ironing facilities, and hospitality trays. Executive rooms feature kitchens.

Facilities at The Ambassador Motor Inn include coin laundry and dry cleaning services. Pets are not permitted.

A continental or cooked breakfast can be served to the room for a fee. Plus, guests can use the on-site barbecue grills. Dining options near the motel include the Forge Pizzeria and Pipers by the Lake.

This motel lies within a 15-minute drive of the Gold Museum and the Ballarat Wildlife Park. Kryal Castle and Ballarat Bird World are within 20 minutes.


1759 Sturt Street , Ballarat, 3350, Australia
Telephone: +61(3)53541505 | Fax: +61(3)53342134 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Hairdresser
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parasols
  • Parking garage
  • Room service
  • Supermarket
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Friendly and helpful staff

Previous guests have been consistently complimentary about the standard of service offered at this motel, finding the staff friendly and welcoming toward them throughout the duration of their stay. The staff is happy to help with dining recommendations and tips about local area attractions.

Clean and updated rooms

While early reviews of this motel indicate that the rooms looked a little dated, refurbishment now appears to have taken place and the rooms are now more typically described as clean and updated. Superior and executive rooms are often preferred by guests as these have better quality beds.

Decent location

Guests have tended to find the location of this Ballarat motel appealing. Highlights for many have included the easy access to the property and the proximity to shopping and dining. Guests find the driving time to the city is reasonable.

Negative Reviews

Heating and air-conditioning may disappoint

Reviews of this property suggest that you may encounter some disappointment with the heating and air-conditioning in the rooms. It is unclear whether these were updated along with the decor and furnishings but guests tend to find both heating and air-con inefficient and noisy.

No Wi-Fi available

The lack of Wi-Fi has proved disappointing to past guests. Comments indicate that this amenity became available at some point but the equipment has since suffered some damage and has not been repaired. There is no indication as to whether an Internet connection will become available again in the future.

Outdoor area could be improved

Guests have occasionally mentioned that they found the water in the pool could be cleaner, also noting that the barbecue area would benefit from weeding as it was rather overgrown. It was felt that this presented a fire hazard.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 354 reviews across the web
8.4 /10
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    7.4 /10
8.4 out of 10 based on 354 reviews