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Ansonia on Lydiard - a small hotel

Welcome to Ansonia on Lydiard, 

 

A small hotel set within a historic building in which the land on which the AnsoniA is built was sold at the first sale of Ballarat land in August 1852. 

 

The property at the time had frontages to both Lydiard and Armstrong Street and had been developed as a stables and timber building housing a Coach Factory facing Armstrong street. 

 

The two-story section facing Lydiard Street was developed in 1868/9 by Dr James Steward and is listed as having been occupied by Furnvival Chambers and architects Fox and Oakden. 

 

The building as it was then housed a bank as well as other commercial investment offices and remained such until the late 1990’s when the property underwent major renovations and became the AnsoniA boutique hotel. 

 

The renovation included joining the two buildings by a glass room and buffing out the cobblestones of the laneway which it was before. Hence the introduction of the central Atrium with hotel rooms either side. 

 

Ansonia now features 19 guest rooms set in a unique and tranquil setting.

 

Our property is quiet and charming with a surprise around every corner. 

 

You can relax in our guest lounge and cosy up in front of the open fire on those cold Ballarat days or stay indoors and enjoy the sun-filled atrium or escape to one of our courtyards.

Ansonia is perfect for small intimate private functions or social gatherings. 

 

Local Attractions – Ansonia is in the heart of the Ballarat CBD with most attractions walking distance.

 

·        Ballarat Train Station (5 minutes’ walk)

·        Her Majesty’s Theatre (direct opposite)

·        Anglican Church (direct opposite)

·        Ballarat National centre for photography (1-minute walk)

·        Ballarat Court House (2 minutes’ walk)

·        Craig’s Royal Hotel (1-minute walk)

·        The Mining Exchange & Ballarat Fine Art Gallery (3-minute walk)

·        The George Hotel (3-minute walk)

·        The Old Colonists Club (3-minute walk)

·        Federation University (5 minutes’ walk)

·        Ballarat Civic Hall (5 minutes’ walk)

·        St Pats Cathedral (only 5-minutes’ drive)

·        Sovereign Hill (only 5-minutes’ drive)

·        Ballarat Botanical Gardens (only 5-minutes’ drive)

·        Ballarat Wildlife Park (7 minutes’ drive)

·        Wendouree Sports Centre (5 minutes’ drive)

·        Mars Stadium (5 minutes’ drive)

·        Ballarat Show Grounds (5 minutes’ drive)

·        Ballarat Trotting Club (7 minutes’ drive)

 

Parking Options

 

On-Street Parking – Free after 5:30pm

Parking at the front of the property is metered Mon-Sat (1-2hr Meters)

 

All Day Parking – On-Street $6.50

Located on Dana street hill opposite the cathedral are all day parking bays.

 

Secure Parking – Central Square Car Park (reservations not possible)

Parking available in the central square car park daily maximum is $12, please be mindful of carpark opening & closing times.

 

Secure Parking overnight– 24hr period $10 (reservations not possible)

Don’t need your car, ask us about a 24hr pass for the central square car park Prepaid exit pass. Please note that your car will be securely locked in overnight and you can collect in the next day during opening hours.