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Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre

4-star hotel with full-service spa, connected to the convention center, near Sovereign Hill

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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8.4.Very good.
  • Business traveller - the check in was simple and room and restaurant were as expected.

    Mar 9, 2021

  • Beautiful grounds, basic clean amenities good service

    Mar 7, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Easy parking
Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 71 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • In Golden Point (Ballarat)
  • Sovereign Hill - 12 min walk
  • Gold Museum - 8 min walk
  • Lake Esmond Botanical Garden - 14 min walk
  • Lake Esmond - 16 min walk
  • Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka - 32 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Room, 1 King Bed (Lodge)
  • Room, Multiple Beds (Courtyard)
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed

What’s around


  • In Golden Point (Ballarat)
  • Sovereign Hill - 12 min walk
  • Gold Museum - 8 min walk
  • Lake Esmond Botanical Garden - 14 min walk
  • Lake Esmond - 16 min walk
  • Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka - 32 min walk
  • Ballarat Town Hall - 32 min walk
  • Art Gallery of Ballarat - 33 min walk
  • St Patrick's Cathedral - 35 min walk
  • Eureka Hall - 35 min walk
  • Eureka Aquatic Center - 36 min walk

Getting around

  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 73 min drive
  • Ballarat Station - 4 min drive
  • Elaine Station - 23 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 71 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast on weekends (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 570
  • Conference space size (meters) - 53
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Sanctuary Day Spa has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy.

The spa is open select days.


Azzuri - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge.

Small print

Also known as

  • Mercure Ballarat Hotel
  • Mercure Ballarat
  • Mercure Ballarat Hotel And Convention Centre Victoria
  • Ballarat Hotel Convention Centre
  • Mercure Ballarat Hotel Convention Centre
  • Mercure Ballarat Convention
  • Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre Hotel
  • Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre Golden Point
  • Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre Hotel Golden Point

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between AUD 28 and AUD 28 for adults, and AUD 14 and AUD 14 for children (approximately)


This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels).

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, Azzuri offers Mediterranean cuisine. The dining venue will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Kambei Japanese Restaurant (7-min walk) and Ballarat Indian Restaurant (10-min walk).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like hiking and mountain biking, and practice your swing on the nearby golf course. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre also has a fitness center and a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 6.0.Good

    The property was easy to find and plenty of parking. The room was good although it could have been a lot cleaner, the staff were friendly and accommodating. Even though I enjoyed my stay the bed was way too soft for me, I know most people like it soft but I found it somewhat uncomfortable and ended up sleeping dead center where it was a bit firmer. Also found it difficult to keep the room warm, the temp was set at a cozy 22 but the heating never seemed to come on. Still, all in all it was a good couple nights.

    2 night business trip, Mar 2, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    I've stayed here before and it's good value for the money with a decent restaurant. The room was spacious, the bed comfortable and the shower presented no problems getting the temperature right. It's also quiet so no problems getting a good night's sleep.

    1 night family trip, Feb 3, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    1 night romance trip, Feb 2, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Comfortable and close to Sovereign Hill. Good on-site dining.

    1 night trip, Jan 14, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Stayed here heaps and always rated it highly but not this time room 12 and it’s parking was poor

    Greg, 1 night trip, Jan 4, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Easy check in and super clean rooms. Well maintained grounds.

    Andrew, 2 night trip with friends, Jan 4, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice garden setting, handy to have parking beside the rooms

    2 night family trip, Jan 2, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great place, great service.

    A very enjoyable stay at a very nice place. Simon the manager was very understanding and helpful when a problem arose and acted very quickly and professionally. We plan to be back.

    Philip, 4 night trip, Dec 28, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Clean and spacious room, free onsite parking next to room, quiet area, hassle free. Accidentally left past check out time but staff were okay with this and we weren’t charged much extra, however my card was immediately debited as they must’ve thought we had done a runner. Nevertheless we will be back.

    2 night romance trip, Dec 26, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice room and good shower, bed and comfy arm chairs

    Countryboy, 1 night romance trip, Dec 12, 2020

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