The Provincial Ballarat

121 Lydiard Street NorthBallarat3350 Australia
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About The Provincial Ballarat

Housed in an elaborate listed building built in 1909, The Provincial Ballarat offers modern suites and apartments in Ballarat city centre, only a minute from the train station.

All accommodation includes free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and heating, a mini-bar, and a seating area with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Apartments also have a kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Private bathrooms include a hairdryer and free toiletries.

The hotel has a fitness centre, free parking on site, and offers a daily maid service.

The Provincial Ballarat has a bistro restaurant and lounge bar. There is good choice of places to eat and drink only a short walk away.

The Art Gallery of Ballarat is less than five-minutes walk from the hotel. Sovereign Hill open air museum is just over five-minutes drive away, Melbourne’s CBD is an hour away, and the airport is an hour and 15 minutes.


121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, 3350 , Australia
Telephone: +61(3)53313399 |

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Television


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Spacious and comfortable rooms

Rooms are very spacious with large bathrooms. They have been nicely renovated, retaining period features where possible. Guests like the décor, particularly the chandelier lights, and say that the furnishings are good quality and feel luxurious. Beds are wonderfully comfortable for a good night's sleep.

No need for a car

Guests say that the property is in an excellent location, being close to Ballarat city centre. You will not need to worry about where to park - just leave your car in the hotel's free parking and walk to places to visit, shops, cafes and restaurants.

Staff get 10 out of 10

You will receive a really warm welcome here from the friendly hotel staff. Guests say that they are lovely, being very attentive, helpful and accommodating of any requests. They provide a very good service, being quick to address any issues which do arise.

Negative Reviews

Slow food service

While guests enjoy their meals in the restaurant, they do experience issues with how longs things take. Guests can wait up to an hour for meals, including breakfast, which they think it unacceptable, particularly when noting that the restaurant was not busy at the time.

No 24-hour reception

Reception is not open 24 hours a day and so there may not always be someone immediately available if you have any question or need any assistance. Some guests were surprised to find it in darkness after 9pm, and thought it should have been open a little longer.

Close to the train station

Some guests have reported being able to hear the sound of the trains at the nearby train station. If the sound of the trains might bother you, then this may not be the best place to choose.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 810 reviews across the web
9.1 /10
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9.1 out of 10 based on 810 reviews