"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
"'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
"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
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
"Central , very comfortable and engaging staff"
03/04/15 Peta S Brisbane, Australia
As well as being very comfortable as rooms have been wonderfully renovated and styled (older building means rooms are well soundproofed), the service and attention of restaurant staff was outstanding.
"Very tasteful refurb – Lovely"
03/03/15 JLouB74 Sydney, Australia
We chose to stay at the Kurrajong Hotel for a ‘couple’s mini break’ in Canberra, our room was nice and quiet with friendly staff in a perfect location for us. The recent reburb gave it a luxurious look without losing any old charm. Highlight – the cocktails!
"Great refurbishment and service"
03/03/15 Jonathan W Sydney, Australia
Highly recommended hotel in a great location if you need to be around Barton or Parliament House. The new refurbishment features great rooms, food and the service was really good. I would stay there again.
"A night in an historic place"
03/03/15 Graeme C Croydon Park
As I hadn't stayed in the Kurrajong for many years it was great to see the renovation that had been done. It has a great atmosphere. The upgraded rooms are comfortable and the hotel is near to the things I needed to visit during my stay.
03/02/15 Andy F Bronte, New South Wales, Australia
My husband and I spent a lovely night at your hotel. From the welcome bottle of wine to the friendly staff we were made to feel comfortable and looked after. Room design stylish. Bed very comfortable. Late check-out appreciated. The yummiest of breakfasts. Very well located to all we wanted to see- Parliament House and the National Galleries. Totally recommend.
"Amazing renovation, great service"
03/02/15 Mark E Melbourne
The hotel looks amazing and the staff were relaxed and friendly. Lovely rooms and décor, as well as the lobby and restaurant. Nice food and a convenient location, I recommend you stay here. It is a bit of maze to get to your room if you are away from the lobby, though.
"Even better now, but a few wrinkles"
03/02/15 James S Sydney, Australia
My wife and I have often stayed at the Kurrajong and it's even better after the renovation We experienced a few wrinkles - a bit of paint work remaining to be done and to be cleaned up in the room and adjoining verandah - only one cup/saucer and wine glass in the room - breakfast service a little slow - but overall, loved the place and will most certainly return
03/02/15 onero Brisbane, Australia
We had an appointment with the Governor General in Canberra, and decided to stay in this old but recently refurbished hotel for 4 days in January/February 2015. The front desk staff were excellent. The girls serving breakfast were warm and friendly. And the roof didn't leak. But that's the limit of my praise. Despite its major refurbishment, The Hotel Kurrajong is still in a mess, and it ripped us off. Our room had the hardest bed I've slept in for years. The shower had an old wooden window that wouldn't lock (invitation to cat thieves). The air conditioning didn't work (making for a very hot room on the first night ... a maintenance man fixed that problem on the second day). The room was warmer than the breakfast, which came with stale bread and cold coffee. We had problems with the wifi. We had to check out at 10am, but the Porter didn't start work until 10.30am. And finally, despite being told breakfast was included in the price, the hotel added an extra $4 to our bill for every second cup of coffee we ordered at breakfast during our stay. There was no warning about this. It was just added to the bill. To add insult to injury, as we left the hotel, a staff member was erecting a sign on the footpath outside advertising coffee in the hotel cafe for $3 per cup! Clearly we were entitled to feel ripped off. Just as clearly, we were hugely disappointed and won't be staying at The Hotel Kurrajong again.
"George's Kurrajong experience"
03/01/15 George K Paddington
I like the refurbishment - its kept the ambience. Rooms are modern, dining room is spacious. Great location. Only thing I'd ask is don't charge for WiFi - I haven't stayed at a hotel where i've been charged for internet for years.
"Near enough to home"
03/01/15 William L Manuka
Felt the hotel could have been better cleaned along corridors and the lift. Housekeeping was erratic with supplies. Restaurant service was excellent and meals were fresh, generous in size and well executed.
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