The capital city of Australia is an exhibition of Australian culture at its best.
This 150km precinct is one of the rarest entirely planned cities of Australia following an international contest of the city's design. Amidst the cramped metropolitan areas of Australia, Canberra's extensive streets and rampant verdure extant as a breath of fresh air.
Centrally lays the Burley griffin lake, the masterstroke of the skillful plan of Canberra. The lake is surrounded by many leisurely and recreational activities. The least congested city of Australia, dotted with many futuristic infrastructures, recreational festivals, and erudite museum, is an ideal holiday destination for children. To make the city more inviting and the holiday more memorable, Canberra is provided with many hotels. Here, we have jotted down some quality stays of the city.
Jamala Wildlife Lodge
If you are seeking a luxurious hotel which is a destination in itself, then Jamala checks all your whims. Set in the precinct of a zoo, the hotel is an African themed lodge with all the five star luxuries. Some rooms are denned beside the king of savannah; bathrooms of some room will have a bear peeping in while balconies of a treehouse will let you feed a giraffe. The zookeepers also conduct private tours for the tenants during the morning and evening hours, outside the public visiting time.
The staff in here is very warm, personable and always on toes to tend to their guests. The rooms show offs urbane amenities and animal printed accessories which will only enhance your safari feels. “The Cave” serves lip smacking African themed food. All these five star services combined with direct interactions with the beings of forests will render you once in a lifetime experience. Jamala will make you fall in love with these feisty beings.
Hyatt Hotel Canberra
Hyatt regency has established itself as a brand across the globe with its high quality services and adept staff. The hotel in Canberra also refuses to fail the quality associated with the legacy of Hyatt. It is situated in the midpoint of the commonwealth avenue, at the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. Residing in a 1920s edifice, this old school dapper divaricates a formal vibe, typical of Hyatt. Large geometric window grates, intricately designed high ceilings, patterned carpets, and glass cut chandeliers entice the guests with the old world charm. The walls are essentially white-washed and are adorned with vintage interiors. The ultra modern rooms of the hotel are decked up with all the luxurious stuff one could imagine at a hotel. A high tea service, an indoor lap pool, a full-fledged gymnasium and a restaurant sharing the same roof are the markers among many more amenities offered by Hyatt. Regal services, high brand name, and an enviable position let the hotel to make his way in the list.
The family endowment is throned in a fancy enclave of Manuka and Kingston. It is just a stroll away from Canberra’s high spots and is flocked with chic restaurants, cafes, and pubs. The lobby of the hotel is edgy yet enticing. The center of the stage is occupied by a quirky bookshelf and vibrant sofas. However, it is the sidelined parked colorful bikes that set the lobby apart. In contrast to the deeply lit lobby, the rooms of the hotel are bathed in sunlight. Their muted color palette of grays or beige is heartened by vivid furnishings. All the in house eateries and bars endorse Italian hospitality and appreciable menu.
With special attention focused on the families, Kids are made to feel like chief guests. Kids rooms host their own “mini bars” loaded with popcorns, bunk beds, and bean bags. These special touches made the east hotel a family favorite destination. It equally appeals to couples or solo travelers with its comfort and opulence.
First step onto the striking staircase foyer and you know that the hotel is anything but typical. This architectural masterpiece is an exquisite blend of wood, stone, and art combined to charm its guests. This European styled and Australian spirited hotel is filled with contemporary arts from across the globe. Vintage chandeliers, Egyptian chairs, and custom-built open fireplaces are some of the statement pieces.
The rooms of the hotel are voguish and spacious. A wooden paneled king sized bed is wrapped in supreme quality mattresses and linens to provide you a much needed good night sleep. A concrete egg shaped bathtub can make anyone ditch their hot shower. Atrium rooms overlook lush green fern gardens that were rescued from a clearing forest. And when at Ovolo, a meal at the most raved about Monster kitchen and bar is an essential.
The edgy and minimalist design of the hotel speaks for its authenticated corporate appeal. The hotel hosts some really influential guests which substantiate for the standard of the services rendered in here. Realm stands in the National Circuit few steps farther from The Parliament House, Griffin lake, National Gallery of Australia, and the National Portrait Gallery.
The rooms have a gas lit fireplace disguised as a classy wood fuel one which fosters warmth amidst the otherwise bold ambiance. This stylish set up flaunts umpteen numbers of provisions including a hair salon, heated indoor pool, cave-like spa, sauna, free wifi, valet parking, and business center. A delight to gym junkies, the precinct also constitutes a fully-fledged gymnasium where personal trainers can also be hired. With the 9 bars and restaurants, customers can rest assured to find something of their taste.
Built in 1926, this 90 years old establishment has paid homage to former Chief Minister of Australia, Ben Chiefly for a protracted period of eleven years. Though the hotel is dated but it has been revamped by a hotel group.
Posing in the finery of heritage, the hotel breathes luxury and contemporary. The exterior of the building is reminiscent of the past while the interiors are loaded with Art Deco themed swish elements. Kurrajong is saddled with all the refined quality services. Originally set up to tenant government officials; Kurrajong still caters to elite classes and hence constitutes splendid meeting rooms. Event spaces have also been allotted for birthday parties and other celebrations. The Chiefly’s Bar & Grill, named after the esteemed guest of the hotel history, plates some delicious and inventive dishes and 140 hard drinks alternatives.
QT hotel chain has been known for chic manners and a touch of the nabe that its branch dwells in. Keeping with their ritual, QT Canberra is a stylish structure, reflective of the spirit of Canberra. A resident of the New Acton precinct of Canberra, this property is run with politics as its life force. A refinement of politics lingers throughout in keys gilded with Prime Minister’s photos and quotes. The hotel is well-packed with meeting rooms, a bar, and a restaurant. The ballroom of the hotel can be thronged with 800 people, making it apt for a high scale affair. The rooms are provided with minibars, Nespresso machines, LCD TVs and a bathroom with high-end vanity.
Little National Hotel
The floors of a multilevel car parking have been transformed into the Little National hotel. The transformation is impeccable since once inside the hotel, one would refuse to believe that this is a floor of a car park. This space efficient expanse is sighted in the suburb of Barton close to Canberra's Parliamentary Triangle.
The lobby of the hotel is an impressively curated space with a caramel brown reception table waiting for your check-in. The hotel rooms are quite intimate and snug. A large king size bed stands wall to wall beside a floor-to-ceiling glass window. Thus, a perfect spot to have a cup of coffee while staring at the starry sky. The upper floor of the hotel is stacked with books and reading desks. Guests are urged to traverse across the street and enjoy the free access to additional amenities in the upscale sister hotel, Realm. Though it is devoid of an onsite restaurant but that should not bother much since the vicinity is cramped with many high-end food outlets.
This rookie stands sprawling in the kernel of the Braddon along Northbourne Avenue. Since its foundation, it has been the talk of the town due to its much sought after position given its propinquity with Parliament House, Museum, peppy cafes and pubs. The soundproof rooms of Canberra’s newest five star hotel justify the hype with premium beddings, pillow menu, extensive minibars, coffee makers, iPod docks and luxurious bathroom. An affable staff is always ears to the customers. Book a table in the “Marble & Grain” and relish a savoring Australian dinner. The bar menu has something to match anything you order for your meal. One can take a walk in the spacious courtyard in the purlieu and enjoy the roseate evenings.
A white building is deepened with black glasses and an accentuated jet charcoal board is inscribed with white letters reading Burbury Hotel. The theme of classy black and white is prevalent throughout the hotel. This 4. 5 star hotel offers contemporary guest rooms, studios, suites, and apartments. The rooms are not exceptional of the theme. They accommodate a plush sofa, a fat mattress king-sized bed, an LCD TV, a decently stocked minibar and iPod docks. Some supreme rooms also have kitchenettes and office spaces. Burbury also encapsulates some elegant conference space on the terrace eyeing many prestigious sites of Canberra. Hence, going by the façade and the features, it can be deduced that Burbury essentially speaks business.
Pepper Gallery Hotel
Standing opposite to the lake Griffin, the hotel has an eventful history with its own share of glory and misery. But this heritage-listed building has risen like a phoenix in the form of Pepper Gallery Hotel. After being renovated and renamed, this property prides itself as the first contemporary styled boutique hotel of Canberra. The four-star property is nested in New Acton on the banks of Lake Burley Griffin. Pepper Gallery enfolds everything that is required for a tranquil and comfiest stay. It has some packed-with-facilities rooms, bathroom with rain showers, an Italian restaurant, and manicured gardens which serve as an enthralling landscape for the window frames of rooms.
Crowne Plaza Hotel
The hotel that speaks of business has to be allocated on a prime location and Crowne Plaza is exactly that abode. It is pitched in between the city center and the National Convention Centre. It is just in sight from the streets full of supermarkets and restaurants and café. The lobby of the hotel is fully air conditioned and pleasantly scented which helps one to tone down right at the entry. The staff of the hotel is highly enthusiastic and agreeable, eager to respond to any of your queries or resolve any issues if faced. Rooms have a minibar, kitchenettes, dining tables, working desk, TV, high quality beddings and caffeine serving machines. There is also an in-house restaurant open for the three meals of the day and a bar to quench your thirst at any hour. A fitness center, sauna, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and pool loungers are some of the other facilities in the boundary.
Previously named Hotel Ainslie, the Mercure Canberra sits in the nook of Ainslie and Limestone Avenue. It is just a few meters from the Australian War Memorial and CBD.
When on one hand the past of building is glorified in its exterior, the arrival of a new age is mirrored in its interiors. The hotel does not even lag in its service appeal. With an Australian-gourmet-plating courtyard Restaurant and a bistro styled meal offered by Olims Bar & Bistro, the hotel does provide plenty of gastronomic options to its guests. Currency exchange machine, wireless internet connectivity, airport escort services, concierge service, and a business center are encased in the corridors of this heritage hotel.
Novotel Canberra is sited in Northbourne Avenue. The hotel's time efficient access to the landmarks makes it a popular hub among savvy travelers. The seven storey building successfully redefines class with little playful touches here and there.
Novotel obliges its guests into relaxation with a mousy color theme complemented by austere furnishing.
Inside the hotel lies a beautiful pool lined by loungers. A bubbling spa and a sauna are placed alongside the pool. A French inspired restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and delectable dinner. A well equipped gymnasium is also present. Few cars are parked outside the building which can be hired to race through Canberra.
The Sebel Canberra Civic
The inauguration of the brand "Sebel" in Canberra created an array of hype in 2018. Due to the reputable brand name associated with the new venture, the bars of expectations were already raised. And Sebel did manage to par above those anticipations. The hotel rents out 144 apartments, each togged up with high-class services, refurbishments, and vanity. The apartments are skillfully crafted to suit every cluster of guests. To save your energy, the eleven floors are connected through an elevator. It also comprises of a restaurant, bar, fitness center and conference rooms.
This refined structure is settled within the Civic Square pocket in the heart of Central Business District in the vicinity of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra Theatre, the National Museum of Australia, and the Canberra International Airport.