Historic Lydiard Street
Provincial Ballarat is proud of its past – but even prouder of its future. Set in a grand heritage building, this hip hotel stars stylish rooms, delightful staff and an impressive restaurant. Historic settings can feel stuffy – but not Provincial Ballarat, which boasts an admirable sense of humour. Take Lola restaurant, for example: inspired by exotic dancer Lola Montez, who toured Australia in 1855, and whose erotic ‘Spider Dance’ was described as ‘the most indelicate performance’ to have graced the public stage. This girl-power spirit characterises the hotel’s on-sale art collection, produced by local female artists. Appreciative guests can take one home with them (the artworks that is, not the artists).
Get this when you book through us:
One signature Notoriously Lola cocktail – or a drink of your choice – each at Lola