Ansonia on Lydiard - a small hotel



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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.


Parking Options

On-Street Metered Parking – Free after 5:30pm

Parking at the front of the property is metered Mon-Sat