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5 accessible places to stay in Ballarat

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16 Aug 2023

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Accessible accommodation shouldn’t compromise on style or comfort.

From budget-friendly to boutique, Ballarat’s hotels, motels and caravan parks cater for a range of accessibility requirements.

The luxurious king bed in Hotel Vera Ballarat’s Tourello Suite

Hotel Vera Ballarat

710 Sturt Street, Ballarat

The Tourello Suite is one of just seven personalised rooms at the boutique Hotel Vera Ballarat.

Sydney artist Tonee Messiah’s oil on canvas Left Side Living perfectly complements the space’s sunset shade, instilling a sense of romance and respite.

The room features a luxe king-size bed, Bed Threads linen, Salus body products and Tekla organic cotton bath robes.

Accessibility features include an automatic door opened with a key access card, lever handles on tapware, shower seat, grab handles on the shower and toilet, plus toilet backrest.

A spacious bedroom at Quest Ballarat Station

Quest Ballarat Station

11 Nolan Street, Ballarat

As its name suggests, Quest Ballarat Station is positioned just 250m from the historic Ballarat Train Station.

The hotel offers both a one-bedroom and two-bedroom serviced apartment.

These wheelchair-accessible spaces each have a toilet with grab rails, lowered sink, roll-in shower, shower chair, step-free access to rooms, wide doorways and passages, plus a roll-under kitchen sink.

The two-bedroom apartment can also be interconnected with a standard studio apartment.

The dining area inside The Provincial Hotel’s accessible apartment. Image: The Access Agency

The Provincial Hotel

121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat

“I’ve never seen an accessible bathroom with a spa bath until I discovered The Provincial Hotel’s Lola Apartment,” writes The Access Agency’s Ryan Smith.

And the luxury doesn’t stop there.

The Provincial’s ground floor two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment also boasts a kitchen and dining area plus separate living area.

And you can top off your experience off with a beautiful meal in the hotel’s restaurant, Lola – a European-inspired dining experience showcasing the region’s best produce.

Sovereign Park Motor Inn’s wheelchair-friendly family room

Sovereign Park Motor Inn

223 Main Road, Ballarat

Just 800m from Sovereign Hill, Sovereign Park Motor Inn is your home away from home

Its wheelchair-friendly family room sleeps five, with a queen bed, two single beds and a double sofa bed.

The newly-refurbished ground floor room has wide doorways, a lowered vanity and a spacious walk-in shower with hand rails. Complimentary shower and toilet chairs are available on request. 

Motel facilities include The Red Lion bar, restaurant and cafe next door, along with an indoor heated swimming pool, kids’ pool, two spas, a sauna, gym and half-court tennis.

A ramp leads to the NRMA Holiday Park’s accessible family villa

NRMA Ballarat Holiday Park

108 Clayton Street, Ballarat

Tucked away in a quiet area of the NRMA Ballarat Holiday Park is its two-bedroom accessible family villa.

This budget-friendly accommodation sleeps up to four people with one queen bed and two single bunks.

Park facilities include a sensory room for neurodivergent children, heated pool, indoor toddler playground, outdoor adventure playground, bouncing pillow and go karts.

Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.