"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
Lovely old charm with all modern facilities. Very convenient for tourists or businessGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Stay at the Kurrajong"
What was Great? History stylish vibe, stay was comfortable, great credit to Alex, Hotel Kurrajong Porter great customer service focus, particularly after losing my daughters pillow, tracking it down and returning to us. What needs improvement? Gap between Hotel.Com quoted price, and charge on the bill which was resolved. Reception & Concierge staff […] also need in their computer systems Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Enjoyed the new Kurrajong greatly"
It was refreshing to stay somewhere fabulous in Canberra for a change. They've nailed the renovation of a fantastic old building that has so much history for the politically interested. The service was great too. Can't wait to stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"'when in Canberra, only one place to stay'"
A warm, friendly balance between old style and modern comfort. Staff are outrageously friendly and helpful. Top marks.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Exceed my expectations!"
Staff are extremely customer focussed. One of the best hotel experiences I've had. Staff provide better service than 5 staff hotels in the area!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great, renovated hotel"
Great hotel wallimg distance to old parliament and, questaconGenuine Expedia guest review
"Value for money"
Friendly staff, a bit of a walk to the room and unfinished renovations but in all a good experienceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Parliament Houses"
The staff at the hotel were all very friendly and welcoming (especially Alex). The hotel has just been through a refurbishment, therefore the rooms are very clean and new. My husband loved that it had a coffee machine where as I loved that is also had a kettle. We ate dinner on both nights in the restaurant and the food was great. There is insufficient […] parking for the number of vehicles that wanted parking, so even though we paid the $7.50 per night for parking we only got to park in there on one night (because we got in early). It's disappointing that we were told this charged would be removed for the first night and it wasn't. I didn't get to see the bill until after I'd paid it. Couldn't be bothered going back in and fighting over $7.50 when I wanted to get to the War Memorial. Read moreGenuine 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
Fantastic, awesome.Genuine Hotels.com 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
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
"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
"Modern Deco - Stylish and Comfortable"
04/17/15 hades68 Melbourne, Australia
Spent 3 nights here and have nothing but good things to say. The rooms have recently been renovated and they are great. They are not large by any means but big enough for a short stay. Modern deco, very comfortable bed, nice amenities and the bathroom was very bright. Only issue is the location, you need to walk a good 20 minutes to find anywhere to eat, other than at the hotel itself, which is quite pricey. The rate was $200 which i find reasonable for Canberra and given the rooms are newly renovated.
"Brilliant hotel! 10 star!"
04/17/15 Melinda B Caringbah
This hotel was beautiful and felt like a home away from home in every way - from its cozy but luxurious feel to its personal and friendly service. I wish all hotels could be this lovely! Will definitely stay here again!
"New world charm in an old world hotel."
04/17/15 A TripAdvisor Member
This was a great visit to a beautiful, charming, old world historical hotel. Great value for what we experienced. The staff were friendly and sought to work hard. The free bottle of red at the bottom of our bed was sincerely appreciated.
"Close and convenient for galleries and military"
04/16/15 Peter D Sydney, Australia
Well renovated and still lovely place to stay over the 20 years if I have visited the Kurrajong. However, if you need a shower cap, bring it with you or oder it in well in advance of getting into the shower.
"Staff were best asset in well appointed, comfortable hotel"
04/16/15 Donna R Orange
Tastefully and well appointed hotel. Staff were friendly and helpful at all times and counter-acted the minor negative points I had about the hotel. It was very quite with comfortable bed for a good nights sleep. On the downsides there was no extractor fan in the bathroom which meant steamed up mirrors, although the free standing 'shaving' mirror saved the day. Also the small size if the car park was a bit on an issue although the staff were very helpful in this regard. Lastly, the corridors of the hotel were difficult to navigate. I don't think I made it from my room to the lobby the same way twice - but that may just be me.
"Comfort, style and value."
Fantastic hotel booked at the last minute. Rooms are large and well appointed. Bed comfy but feather pillows flatten overnight. Parking is a problem with limited availability. The restaurant was excellent. I'd stay again without question.
"Classic, comfortable & convenient"
04/15/15 Justine R Kangaroo Valley
We were recommended Hotel Kurrajong and were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful it was. The service and the rooms were immaculate and the sense of history and the nostalgic feel gave the place a homeliness which other hotels often lack. We would definitely stay there again and would most certainly recommend it to anyone.
"Close and convenient"
04/15/15 sarloupin Sydney
Great hotel and well renovated. Rooms very comfortable and have everything you need. Was also the perfect location for doing the Australian Running Festival as you could walk to the start. I would recommend checking if there are any functions on at the hotel however, as if you are allocated a room above the function area any music is very loud and needs better sound proofing.
"Charming, well located."
04/14/15 ClearyStDiner Newcastle, Australia
The hotel has been tastefully restored and maintains its old world charm and grandeur. It's easy to find and very conveniently located to Canberra's attractions. The rooms are small but comfortable and ensure a good night's sleep. Breakfast was excellent both mornings, good coffee, professionally served and appropriately priced. We would definitely stay here again.
"Nicely refurbed public areas, disconcertingly small rooms"
04/14/15 BrisOutwards Brisbane, Australia
My partner and I stayed here over Easter. I grew up in Canberra so was looking forward to checking the place out since it is an historic Canberra hotel and had just reopened from refurbishment. It definitely has plenty to commend it, but nonetheless we stayed for two of the three nights we'd booked for and then checked out and moved into a spacious suite at the Realm for the final night. On the plus side: Beautiful old building with loads of character and now looking all fresh and tasteful inside. The food and bev is excellent. We had brekkie and also lunch there. They were both great and lunch was EXCELLENT. We were very impressed. On the minus side: The smallest rooms!! We booked a terrace suite I think it was called. It's not an entry level room, and yet even it was so tiny we could barely both stand in the bathroom to brush our teeth!! For this reason alone I would never return, I can't stand tiny cramped spaces. We could not understand why they did knock down a few walls to at least provide a handful of suites that were of half decent size. Even double the size wouldn't make you walk in a say "wow this is big". So, very poorly done on that front. The service...it was patchy. We actually had, on the balance, some really great service from a number of dedicated and friendly service. But nothing approaching five star; which might be an unfair comment given it is only a four star property anyway. Also, FFS it is 2015. Give us simple, property-wide free wifi and grow up! My recommendation would be to stay elsewhere (unless pokey and claustrophobic rooms don't bother you) but visit the restaurant for a meal or a drink.
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