Get an overview of this hotel4.5-star motel with restaurant and bar/lounge

Location

Situated in Ballarat, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Ballarat Base Hospital and St John of God Hospital Ballarat. Ballarat Fine Art Gallery is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) away.

Property Features

A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café are available at this motel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a meeting room.

Room Amenities

All 28 rooms offer free WiFi, minibars, and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Room service, coffee makers, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The motel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Lake Inn Ballarat has designated areas for smoking.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Restaurant 
  • Total number of rooms - 28 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • One meeting room 
  • Free self parking 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Shower only 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 8:30 AM.

Lake Inn Ballarat has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Breakfast

Start your morning with a cooked-to-order breakfast, available each day from 7 AM to 8:30 AM for a surcharge. You can order up room service during limited hours.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM

Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Check-out

Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 15.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 15.00 per night.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 10.00 and AUD 50.00 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 15.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 15.00 per night
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Best Western Lake Ballarat
  • Lake Inn Ballarat Victoria
  • Best Western Lake Inn Ballarat
  • Lake Inn Ballarat
  • Lake Ballarat
  • Lake Inn Ballarat, Victoria

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.



Lake Inn Ballarat ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

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4.4 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
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Everything we needed

5 out of 5
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Posted Dec 16, 2016
Big room, hot shower, nice toiletries, friendly quick check-in/out. Definitely recommend.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 19, 2016 by Trish
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Ballarat. Regards Toney & Trish Managers
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nice large room and well appointed

5 out of 5
by
Posted Oct 1, 2016
Pros: secure site and dinner at pub on corner was great and discounted through hotel
Location: walking distance to lake and very easy to get around
All the things you would expect were there and more.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 5, 2016 by Trish
Thank you for your review. The City Oval Hotel is great to have right next door to us. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards Toney & Trish Managers
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Poor cleaning standards - Toilet comes with poo.

1 out of 5
by from NSW
Posted Apr 25, 2016
Cons: Training and improved standards for the cleaning staff.
Location: Sovereign Hill was really fun.
Positives - Room was tidy. - Room was large. - Staff efficient but not overly friendly (which was fine) Negatives - and there is only one glaring and awful negative to my stay. - There was a large chunk of poo stuck to the upper side of the bowl of the toilet. It was so revolting that my poor partner had to clean it because I was too disgusted. This stay was part of a 10 day road trip where I stayed in 10 different motels / accomodation. Lake Inn was neither the cheapest or the most expensive but it was certainly the only one that came with bonus fecal matter. I recommend that the cleaning standards are raised and there is some attempt to check facilities for cleanliness before being made available to guests - it is a really basic and reasonable expectation that your bathroom and room is clean for any level of accomodation. Note: This motel is rated 4.5 stars! How?
Comment from Hotel Management
May 24, 2016 by Trish
Hi Steph Thank you for your review. Unfortunately our housekeeping staff seem to have let us down on this occasion. Thank goodness it doesn't happen very often. If we had been advised of this problem we would have been able to fix it at the time. We do hope you will come back and stay with us again in a clean room. Regards Toney & Trish Managers
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Great all round stay in Ballarat

5 out of 5
by from Melbourne
Posted Mar 13, 2016
Location: Close to Lake Wendouree, the Botanical gardens, tram museum, and an easy walk into the city centre.
Great location close to lake wendouree. Staff were friendly and efficient, our 1 bedroom suite was spotless, and huge. Facilities were good with plenty of cups, glasses, tea, coffee etc. I would highly recommend the Lake Inn to anyone.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 17, 2016 by Trish
Hi Andrew Thankyou for your review. Our whole team does a wonderful job here at the Lake Inn. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards Toney & Trish Managers
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Business Trip

4 out of 5
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Posted Feb 23, 2016
Good comfortable place to stay. Next to pub and can charge back to room. Would recommend.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 24, 2016 by Trish
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again. Regards Toney & Trish Managers
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5 out of 5
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Posted Nov 21, 2015
Great value for money with an excellent Pub restaurant attached for fabulous food and wine.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 29, 2015 by Trish
Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards Toney & Trish Managers
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Exceptional value for money

5 out of 5
by from Melbourne
Posted Jun 1, 2015
Pros: Everything
Cons: Very little
Extremely clean, well equipped, spacious and comfortable rooms extremely well located to centre of town. Staff were an absolute treat serving an amazing country style home cooked breakfast. A superb hotel located within the complex providing top atmosphere and sensational pub meals with a terrific wine list. A truly rare 5 out of 5 experience. Highly recommended for business or just holiday pleasure.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 12, 2015 by Trish
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your breakfast and your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you again at the Lake Inn Ballarat. Regards Toney & Trish Managers
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Great for friends of family.

5 out of 5
by from Shepparton
Posted Feb 15, 2015
Pros: space in apartment.Close to the Lake
Lots of space and privacy for family with teenage family or friends. Reception was very helpful. Were there for rowing Regatta so great Location.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 26, 2016 by Trish
Thank you for your review. Our rooms are on the large size but its nice to have room to move. Regards Toney & Trish Managers
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Fantastic location walking distance to town

5 out of 5
by from Melbourne
Posted Jan 26, 2015
Pros: Great location, super friendly staff
Location: Close to town, close to the lake, close to the oval. Nice quiet street
Super friendly staff, clean room, comfortable.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 26, 2016 by Trish
Thank you for your review. Our staff do a wonderful job in the rooms keeping them to a high standard. Regards Toney & Trish Managers
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Excellent location as close to lake and town

5 out of 5
by from Melbourne VIC
Posted Feb 10, 2014
Pros: Size of the room, ease of check-in with the pre-paid booking, and location/value for money
Cons: Reception/check-in, very polite, but did not engage or 'sell' Ballarat or motel/facilities. A shame as it is such a lovely place.
Location: So much, the lake is 5 min walk. Around to the right beautiful restaurants/boatsheds, café's. Town centre a short drive. Historic centre 'garden strip
We will definitely stay there again, so clean and lovely. We were in Ballarat for an Ex Prisoner of War Memorial Service at the National Shrine, on Lake Wendouree. Such a hot weekend, so the Hotel/Motel was a real haven. Also the restaurant is lovely, good food, good service. Such a plus for the location.
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