A nice hotel, good service and friendly staff. Restaurant and bar area has a nice ambience and.excellent food. Being located between the CBD and the lake gives one the choice of walking or shopping. We'll be back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Comfortable in a great central locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel, Great Service."
This hotel was a great place to stay. Very convenient location for Floriade in Canberra which was the primary reason for the trip and the hotel staff bent over backwards to help out. Room was clean and tidy and room service was great. The only thing we can fault them on is the bathroom size was tiny. Hand basin and toilet were on top of each other but […] it's a minor detail. Over all would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel just in the city center"
In general it is a good choice but the prices areexpextedly too high, breakfast is 29 $ there is nothing to worth this amountGenuine Expedia guest review
I had an unfortunate experience - the bathroom door was locked for the whole night and I could not use the bathroom for any purpose till the maintenance crew forced open the door by removing the lock mechanism at around 8:30 AM next morning. Staff was very cooperative. I was given breakfast to compensate for the inconvenience.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
great location, great bar, great service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Really enjoyed the QT Canberra. The best location, restaurant and front desk reception very good. Bar and restaurant service excellent. Unfortunately found the bed linen needed better consideration. The bottom sheet was too small for the bed and kept gathering under my feet. I stripped it off. Better quality linen would work.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very relaxing atmosphere"
It was a great experience the bar area with the fire place and fab service and the best breakfast we have had any where in the world, and fab service combined a time to remember we will be back!!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel is in a great location. The rate per night deal we got was fabulous when we stayed. Staff very pleasant and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Looked very modern and funky. Loved the nesspresso machine In room. Free wifi and great free movie selection. Short walk to the city centre. Only negative was there wasn't a very wide range with the in room menu but otherwise would defiantly recommend and stay againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Tastefully renovated hotel in a convenient location with good views of the lake. The only slight negatives are the beds are a bit soft and the air conditioner a bit rattly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Most relaxingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Really Comfy Bed"
The staff were lovely and helpful, the room was very clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Renovated Rydges Lakeside"
Unlike other surrounding hotels, parking is not free. could be noisy if there are functions/events particularly the sound insulation is not too goodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great staff, great plesent stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice refurb, shame about the dust"
Looks good, major let down was enough dust to write your name in where the minibar/kettle area is.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very comfortable hotel"
The recent refurbishment is great and the hotel looks very good inside. The rooms were well done and the stocking of the mini bar was very unique (in the various additional items offered for those emergency situations!). The only downside for us, which was not a major issue, is that our room was next to the lift well which was reasonably noisy every […] time the nearest lift operated - sounded like a hot water urn reheating the water and then turning off. The full buffet breakfast is well worth having. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
One night here - very interesting political motif throughout. Only complaint was buzzing noise coming from zircon.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Small but well fitted out room"
The room was smaller some other hotel rooms but well fitted out with coffee machines, a good hairdryer, ice bucket, etc. The bed, desk and chair were very comfortable (important for a business trip) The motif of the hotel was very interesting, featuring politicians on wallpaper and paintings. The fitness room was very dismal with just one spin machine […] and one threadmill. No weights. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
One of the poorest hotel stays we've had in years. Pillows were horrible, both of us very sore the next day, no hot water on Saturday afternoon... went to the business dinner not refreshed, single ply toilet paper, a television signal that faded every 5 to 10 seconds, inaccurate information in the hotel guide. We will not stay at QT again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent as always.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel close to concert venue and shopping"
Hard to find at first as the hotel had a name change but once settled in found it very comfortable. Restarant was very good and the bar was very popular everyone having a good timeGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great breakfast! Cool 'new' hotel"
Décor and theme very clever and contemporary. Huge improvement in every area compared to Rydges Lakeside which this property was formerly known, Excellent breakfast and clever amenties.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The airconditioning was so loud that I was unable to sleep, and being in Canberra I needed to have it on for the warmth.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel, great staff"
I arrived late at night, so unfortunately did not get to spend that much time at hotel. Staff very friendly, and in the morning when ordering coffee to go and advising that I was just going to organise a taxi, the restaurant staff were kind enough to bring my coffee to me in the foyer of the hotel, it was very much appreciated.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Newly renovated in the CBD"
Have memories of this hotel from many years ago. It's just changed its name and has been extensively renovated with quaint political themes. This was a business meeting but still a very enjoyable stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Used to be Rydges, now known as the QT"
Two separate stays in one month, a total of three nights spent there. The new décor is tacky and plastic. There is no comfortable chair in the room, only a slippery and hard black plastic which is very uncomfortable. Too much clutter in the rooms, offering too much junk for sale and not enough space to put your own belongings. I prefer a more traditional […] and comfortable hotel and will not be staying there again. Each room is supplied with its own coffee machine which I could not get to work. There was no instant coffee provided, no biscuits and no shower caps. Although I left my bag beside my chair in the breakfast room, I returned from the buffet to find that my place and unfinished food had been cleared away while I was gone. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
All good, but for the charge of $12.00 per night for parking and an uncomfortable plastic lounge chair.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very interesting hotel"
The QT hotel has been renovated with a political theme. It is modern, upbeat and a great place to stay in Canberra. The food in the restaurant is excellent, but very expensive. I have one complaint about this hotel. I booked it as a Rydges hotel on-line a couple of months before we went to Canberra. As our plane was delayed, we were driving around London […] Circuit 4 times at midnight looking for Rydges. They didn't even have the consideration to email us and let us know that the name of the hotel had changed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great experience at QT Canberra"
Really liked the kitschy political paraphernalia throughout the hotel. Great staff who couldn't have been more helpful. The only shortfall was (and a tiny one) that there were only two towels in the bathroom for a couple sharing a room. Perhaps a spare or two in the cupboard could be an option. Anyways we had a great stay and would recommend it to […] others! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was clean and comfy. Checking out on Sunday was not the best, the guy didn't seem to know much about what was going on. I tried to use my Rydges Priority Guest card twice and was reject, can't use for breakfast or drinks. What is the use of having oneGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Good accommodation and recommended however the hotel name had changed from rydges to QT and we had no advice. We drove around Canberra for a while relying on gps and Canberra is confusing enough on a good dayGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was undergoing a makeover but this had minimal impact during our stay. We were happy with the location - could walk to shopping, restaurants, and attractions. Public transport was close by. Our room was comfortable and clean although bathroom was a bit small - room for only one person at a time. We did not have breakfast at the hotel as we […] needed gluten-free meals and didn't want to pay $30 each for food the bulk of which we couldn't eat. Although the restaurant looked inviting the prices were very high - over $60 for some mains - didn't bother enquiring about dietary needs after seeing the menu. Enjoyed a drink in the bar - nice decor. Reception staff were not particularly friendly and managed to incorrectly tag our left luggage. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Clean, location close to a lot of things. Restaurant and breakfast far too expensive. Friendly staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Central to everything"
Staff made it the easiest check-in and check-out ever experienced. Rooms were clean and modern but a little poor on lighting. The bar and coffee areas were very pleasing too.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient location, great breakfast"
Hotel has just rebranded to Qt, which was confusing, but the room seemed recently outfitted even though it was an old hotel (good bed and nice bathroom and shower) and service was great. Highlight was the excellent breakfast spread for A$20 — plenty to choose from even though I'm gluten and dairy free.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Newly renovated with great results"
The hotel is newly renovated along with the restaurant (Capitol) having a complete overhaul and brand new menu. The food was excellent, the staff outstanding and overall a super place to stay and eat. Wine list is excellent, if not a little overpriced (about a 40% markup) but the quality if good and service tends to make that less noticeable. Overall […] an excellent place to stay if your staying in the nations Capitol Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"In the mddile of a big change"
I enjoyed my stay, however the hotel is in the middle of a change from the Rydges brand to the QT brand. There is a lot of work going on in the bar/restaurant and outdoor deck. There is also changes to the menus, which apparently means there is no room service, although there was a room service menu in my room. When I rang reception late in the evening […] there was no reply, on going down (after trying to call for 15 minutes) I found there was only one staff member on duty and he had been in a guest room helping that person and hence no one to answer the phone. Poor staff levels and information. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotels should not operate while under renovation"
We arrived at the hotel while it was undergoing a major make over - changing from Rydges to QT - same owners different name! Entrance to the hotel was well disguised around the back lane and it took several goes to get in. The lift was a building site as was the front entrance. Not the best way to greet your guests. The room had been renovated and was […] comfortable as was the quality of the bed etc. The food was excellent for both dinner and breakfast.The big but for our stay is why do hotel wish to stay open during a major renovation. They would be better off closing for a shorter period, and do the reno faster as they are not having to work around disappointed guest. I doubt is we will return and it is hard to give a positive reference to friends going to Canberra to stay here, eventhough the staff were trying to do a good job and the food was excellent. Please Mr Rydges if you are renovating just close the hotel for the time it takes. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"good room,available parking,easy access."
we were disappointed that we were not advised when booking that the hotel was undergoing renovations,which mostly effected locating the hotel on London Circuit-no signage,and diversion of vehicle access through a rear street,which caused some confusion when arriving.Room rates were attractive,which may have been available due to the disruption.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great, except for the renovations"
Overall great hotel, however trying to figure out how to get into the place during the renovations was quite annoyingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very good, except I didn't realised the hotel is a construction site. I think they need to discount their rates because of this ongoing issue.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Simple to please in our case, one night stay, required a big bed and a good shower and Rydges met that requirement. Current renovations did make the building only accessible from one sideGenuine Expedia guest review
"My room was excellent. Very soft comfy bed."
Clean, lovely modern newly renovated room bar and restaurant.Genuine Expedia guest review
"central to city and buses"
convenient for restaurants and access to public buses to visit public buildings. the restaurants outside the hotel had better, more interesting and cheaper meals including breakfast than the hotel. This is common however, and there were plenty of close convenient restaurantsGenuine Expedia guest review
Great location walking distance to pubs , shops , Casino. Friendly staff gave helpful directions & a map of the area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very good service"
Concierge was superb service especially Gabrielle and SteveGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for visiting the Canberra theatre"
Reception staff very friendly. Missed out on undercover parking due to hotel being busy. Free parking was available directly across the road though. Visited restaurant which stated open til late but felt hurried by wait staff to eat and leave. Hotel walking distance to theatre which was fantastic.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great location with views of the lake. Great service. Room was very clean and functional. Dream bed was a little too soft for my taste (but I am probbaly in the minority 1% that only like hard beds).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I stayed one night here in early February 2014. It is currently being renovated and access was not possible from all sides which was a bit of a nuisance. Pleasant enough stay in a nice room.Genuine Expedia guest review
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