"Best deal in Canberra"
I stayed here for 6 weeks while visiting ANU (uni visitors' housing was ludicrously expensive). The hotel itself isn't anything spectacular, but it's totally adequate and it's a great value compared to the rest of the hotels in Canberra (see for yourself). It's right next to a bus station that several different buses go through so you can usually be […] in the city center within 15-20 mins or so. If you have a bike it's about a 20 min ride, probably 5 by car. The restaurant is decent -- not amazing, but pretty good. The staff are really friendly and accommodating. No concerns about safety, cleanliness, functioning facilities, or anything basic like that. Overall the hotel could use a bit of basic renovation, I suppose, but it's not like anything is falling apart. It's fairly near to Manuka and Kingston, where there are a lot more restaurants, some stores, bars, a grocery store, movie theater, etc. Though like most things in Canberra most of those things tend to close around 9 or 10. All in all it's a great place to stay if you need a hotel, don't need to be smack in the center of the city, want to save money, and aren't expecting something luxurious. I would totally stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The decor was a bit tired but everything else was great. The room was large, bed was very comfortable, heating was good, hot water and shower pressure was reasonable, tv was a good size and the lighting in the bathroom was great for doing your makeup! The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The location was very quiet,seems to be a business […] type area, super empty on a sunday. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to everything."
Close to everything. Big room. Nice facilities. Easy to get to. Good local information provided in the room.Genuine Expedia guest review
Excellent hotel and helpful staff but didnt like having $50 pending on my cardGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"What do you want to see?"
If you are going to Canberra for sight seeing, then Hotel Kurrajong is a great location. You can walk to most places including Parliament, the National Gallery and National library. Without a car, it is a bit of a hassle to get in to the CBD but there is a main bus stop just outside the hotel. The hotel is a bit old and I was not convinced that the […] heat worked in our room but the service was wonderful. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pleasant hotel close to Canberra's exhibits"
I enjoyed my stay. This historic hotel dates from about the 1930s, with interesting historic pictures and curation in the foyer; and so the rooms are a good size and comfy. Although it's had updates to the decor, due to its age, the thin walls allow the occasional sound of adjacent rooms' shower and taps to be heard at night; so I woke up a few times, […] but as I got a good cheap deal on a website and the price was very good value, I didn't mind the tap noise. The night reception staffer was helpful and informative. As the hotel is among government buildings and offices, the street outside the hotel is rather desolate at night, and so was good there was no noise from traffic. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Fantastic, awesome.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great price and location."
Great value for money. Rooms were spacious and in good condition. Quiet yet convenient location, generally about 10 minutes from key city locations. Only little hiccup was pulling the luggage up the stairs, other than that, a great experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel is very old world with original polished wooden floors and fixtures. Anyone working at or visiting Parliament house must stay here at lease once. This is where our former Prime Ministers stayed. If only the walls could talk! Even the Queen has stayed here. Great historical photos line the walls.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"It was a convenient location"
Room was good but with the renovations happening a lot of the facilities weren't available.Genuine Expedia guest review
good place for quiet , easy stayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel had great service but rooms were bit outdated and old lookingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Deserves Better Management"
This hotel has great potential. However. . Front desk service poor. Maintenance needs a shake up. TV channels not right.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"We had a free upgrade!"
We started our stay with a free upgrade so that was great. Then They got messed up at the restaurant: We had something we didn't order then nobody came to take our order but told we had to pay for what we had. They did not appologised. We stayed 2 nights and I was very surprised they didn't cleaned the room or made the bed or change our towels. Also […] if you were to take a shower too long, the water would not drain but would flood the bathroom. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel is in a very good location. Close to Civic and Manuka. Rooms are basic but fine for the price. No TV in the room. Not sure how the shared bathrooms would cope if it was busy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
For the price it's a great hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cheap and nasty"
Similar to backpackers but your in your own room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very convenient location close to many places of interest. Service was good,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean room & comfy bed but thin walls"
Stayed in a budget single. Price very reasonable for an ensuite in Canberra but it does mean the rooms are quite hostel like. However it was clean & the bed was comfy so it met my main requirements. Light sleepers may wish to look elsewhere - the walls are so thin I could hear my neighbour snoring loud & heartily. The hotel is in the process of being […] renovated so hopefully it's something that may be improved - along with keeping the hotel bar open past 9.00!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not a 4 star, probably 2 star"
Very basic, advertised as 4 star, I would say maybe 2 star bed and breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to conference centre at Regatta Point"
The small room was tired but clean, although the single bed was as hard as sleeping on the floor. I was exceptionally disappointed to find that he kitchen was closed over the weekend, and left a day early because without transport, getting a simple breakfast or lunch would have necessitated a restaurant or cafe visit. Neither was evident close to the […] hotel. Apparently a boxed cereal breakfast was available on weekends if required, but not being able to order a cup of tea was not what one would consider hotel service. It was more like low price backpackers accommodation. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel for the budget conscious"
This is a pleasant enough hotel conveniently located to Canberra's centre. It is a hotel from an earlier era when it was used as hostel accommodation. However, to arrive at my room I had to walk through the self-serve kitchen area and through some very heavy double doors that separated the corridor of rooms where my room was located. The room was small […] with a not-so-comfortable single bed. The bathroom fan, that came on automatically you switched the light on, was particularly noisy. The room and bathroom was clean. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"위치가 참 좋아요"
호텔 자체는 약간 오래된 듯 보이지만 상당히 청결하고 여러가지로 준비도 잘 되어있었습니다. 객실도 깨끗하게 잘 준비되어 있었지만 좀 오래된 건물 특유의 분위기는 어쩔 수 없더군요. 전 개인적으로 제 객실과 굉장히 비슷한 방에 4년정도 살아본 터라 오히려 편안했지만요. 찾아보면 주변에 식당이 제법 있다고 나오긴 하는데 실제로 나서서 찾아보려면 그렇게 쉽지 않았다는 게 흠이었습니다. 하지만 위치 자체는 버스정류장도 매우 가깝고 좋습니다. 호텔 안에 있는 식당 음식도 괜찮은 수준이었어요.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
07/12/14 Betty L Wagga Wagga
The hotel is in need of a up grade. I didn't know that the hotel was closing as per recent guest reviews. It is located close to St Mark's Theological Centre. Parking on the street was a little concerning.
"room for improvement"
07/11/14 Rozanna L Sydney, Australia
This hotel is in a lovely location and the bones of the building are great. Spacious rooms and a stone's throw from major attractions such as the National Gallery. My family stayed when the hotel was about to close for renovations. Thus many services one would normally expect (newspapers; a restaurant) were unavailable. That's fine but we didn't get any discount. Great wifi connection is a real plus. I think this was all just poor timing and am hoping the hotel will be much better once renovated and running properly.
"Good service hotel in Canberra"
07/11/14 Trang T H Melbourne
I experienced very good services at Kurrajong Hotel Canberra. First, reservation process was easy. When I arrived, the receptionists were very nice and helpful. During my staying, I recognized that accommodation was clean and comfortable. In addition, hotel policy was clear and reasonable. Finally, hotel processes such as check-in and out were very fast. Over all, this hotel is excellent!
07/11/14 Lisa E Scottsdale
Close to where we were going so that was all well. Hotel under construction. Room bedding was perfect but the cleaning could have been betteRestaurant closed. Staff friendly. Parking fee should have been free under the circumstances (closed restaurant, noise etc).
"Great location, good atmosphere"
07/10/14 Brenda Lynne C Kelburn
Staying in a historic hotel can be risky, but I enjoyed the Hotel Kurrajong, and am sure that when it reopens the experience will be even better. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, though the decor was a bit tired. The free wifi was a real benefit!
"Hotel Kurrajong Experience"
07/07/14 Michael & Barba... A Warragul
On check in we were told there was a $7.50 per day parking fee. Parking was in the driveway of the hotel - not undercover, so we questioned this parking fee. The Hotel Information Compendium in our room advised that parking was free?? When we discussed this with the clerk - the parking fee was waived. Mini Bar in the room was not stocked in accordance with the list in the room. Even though we did not intend to use the Mini Bar I requested this be noted so we would not be charged for the missing items. Stains on carpet in room; heating system extremely noisy; mould on shower curtain; not enough shampoo, conditioner etc.
"BUSINESS STAY WITH A TOUCH OF HOMELINESS"
07/05/14 Kerry F Dalmeny
I can hardly wait until the Hotel Kurrajong re-opens. I only hope that there is a retention of the current staff as I most certainly be going back. I will be travelling to Canberra regularly with work.
"Nice for the price"
07/03/14 Lange J Leichhardt
I had a cheap rate (due to construction) for a Heritage Suite, which was roomy, nice bed, nice shower, but showing its age a little bit. Would not choose it for the indicated rack rate of $379 though.
07/03/14 Irene U O´Connor
Check-in experience - no warm greeting; no assistance with luggage offered (there was no lift). Room was great - had a balcony. But check-out with duty manager was perfect. She should be their trainer.
07/02/14 Mark M Mount Tarampa
A great no frills Hotel, with history. Although not currently at the same upmarket standard as other residences, it was warm, the rooms were of a reasonable size, and centrally located to some departments we were dealing with. The only very small issue was that I was unaware the Restaurant was unavailable for Dinner because of ongoing renovations. It did not affect the rest of the hotel.
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