RECENTLY, I was given the opportunity to stay at the renovated Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments. Here are the reasons I think your next Ballarat stay should be spent there.
1. Luxurious living
So you want to spend your days and nights somewhere with crisp white linens, fur throws, contemporary appliances, furnishings and fittings, and light-filled spaces? Well you're in luck! Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments (LWLA) boasts all these features and more! And with a fireplace to keep you warm and toasty during the winter nights, there's not much more you could ask for. I mean, there's a reason this spot has numerous accolades to its name.
LWLA has two lakeside locations - Grove Street and Webster Street - and all the apartments feature the facilities you need for a comfortable home-away-from-home experience perfect if you're the type who likes to manage your own meals during your getaway. And if takeaway is more your thing, you can rest assured that you'll have everything you need to wine and dine in comfort and style!
3. Metres away from Lake Wendouree
LWLA is literally a few metres' away from Lake Wendouree. Take an early morning stroll as the the sun rises above the horizon, and admire the elegant swans and birdlife as they glide across the glistening waters. Or head on a sunset walk hand-in-hand with your beloved and see what wildlife you can see or hear along the way (I spotted a curious little possum during my evening walk!). As you walk the six-kilometre track, you'll also pass by the iconic Ballarat Botanical Gardens (a must-visit), the huge adventure playground (perfect for families and BBQs), the much-loved Ballarat boatsheds (great for Instagram), and a range of restaurants and cafes. Which brings me to my next point.
4. Minutes away from your morning coffee
Whether you want to dine-in and soak up the lake views, or just to takeaway, the apartments are located only minutes away from a number of cafes. The Yacht Club, Racer's Bar, and the Lake View are only a short walk from your home base and also great spaces for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. And when you stay at LWLA, you'll get 10 per cent off your order!
5. Wi-Fi and Foxtel
Sport channels, movies galore, and the ability to watch your favourite Netflix shows, the access to Wi-Fi and Foxtel gives you the option of taking it easy, relishing in your luxurious surrounds, and enjoying some much-earned me-time. (HINT: Whip up a glorious cheese platter to accompany your screen-session and you're in heaven.)
6. Beautiful views
The front apartments at the LWLA Grove Street property come with stunning views of Lake Wendouree. So, as well as boasting beautiful light-filled rooms, you'll be able to soak up the serenity from across the way, or even sit out on the balcony and while the afternoon away, drink in-hand.
7. Central location
Restaurants, attractions, shops and supermarkets, cafes, and more - it's all just a short drive away. Explore everything Ballarat has to offer, and take comfort in the fact that you'll be returning to luxury afterwards.
Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments is offering readers a special WINTER SPECIAL, with 20% off bookings of 2 nights or more. Call 0487 487 057 to book direct now or book online at www.lwla.com.au using the promo code #WINTER18. Guests will also receive a complimentary bottle of wine and late checkout (if available). Offer ends on September 27 and does not include school holidays and public holidays. T & C apply. Check with the accommodation provider for details.