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Forrest Hotel and Apartments

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Standard One Bedroom Apartment  | Living area | 30-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels, TV
Standard Queen Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Twin Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Forrest Hotel and Apartments

Forrest Hotel and Apartments

3.5-star property
3.5-star motel with restaurant, near Parliament House

7.8/10 Good

1,028 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
30 National Circuit, Forrest, ACT, 2603

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Forrest

Getting around

  • Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Queanbeyan Railway Station - 14 min drive
  • Kingston Canberra Station - 29 min walk
  • Bungendore Station - 31 min drive


  • Maple+Clove Cafe - 8 min walk
  • Kopi Tiam - 9 min walk
  • Bambusa - 9 min walk
  • Timmys Kitchen - 9 min walk
  • Caph's - 9 min walk

About this property

Forrest Hotel and Apartments

Located near a train station, Forrest Hotel and Apartments is a great choice for a stay in Canberra. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Sherwood Restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner. Other highlights include a bar/lounge and a garden. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 114 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Winery tours nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre (915 square feet of space)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 30-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Toaster


  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Sherwood Restaurant – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for AUD 20.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for AUD 20.0 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds and high chair

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts major credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

Forrest Hotel Apartments
Forrest Hotel Apartments
Forrest And Apartments Forrest
Forrest Hotel and Apartments Motel
Forrest Hotel and Apartments Forrest
Forrest Hotel and Apartments Motel Forrest

Frequently asked questions

Does Forrest Hotel and Apartments offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Forrest Hotel and Apartments does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Forrest Hotel and Apartments?
As of 31 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Forrest Hotel and Apartments on 28 February 2023 start from €81, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Forrest Hotel and Apartments?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Forrest Hotel and Apartments?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Forrest Hotel and Apartments?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Forrest Hotel and Apartments?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Forrest Hotel and Apartments and nearby?
Forrest Hotel and Apartments has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Forrest Hotel and Apartments?
Yes, Sherwood Restaurant offers al fresco dining. Nearby restaurants include Maple+Clove Cafe (8-min walk), Kopi Tiam (9-min walk) and Bambusa (9-min walk).
What's the area around Forrest Hotel and Apartments like?
Forrest Hotel and Apartments is in Forrest, a short 20-minute walk from Parliament House and 9 minutes' walk from Manuka Shopping Centre. Travellers recommend the motel for its quiet location.







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8/10 Very good

Our preferred Canberra accommodation
We have family in Canberra and visit on a regular basis. Unfortunately they have no room for us to stay so we have been working our way around accommodation in the Narrabundah vicinity. We have stayed at the Forrest a few times, and twice in the past couple of weeks, in a 1 bedroom apartment. These are very comfortable and ideal for self-catering with oven, large fridge and even a washing machine with one lot of wash powder provided. Good selection of saucepans, crockery, cutlery. Location is good and handy to Kingston, Manuka, Parliament and all the major institutions such as Art Gallery, High Court etc. There has been some attempts at updating bathrooms but the doors could all do with a repaint. Also the common areas, especially the stairs are looking quite tatty with torn and worn carpet. We have considered staying in the motel rooms, but put off by reviews and photos which show they really do not some love and attention. If the rate is right, and there is availability, this is our preferred option to stay in Canberra in this general area. DH found the bed a little soft but I thought it was fine. Selection of pillows. Seemed quite clean.
Josette, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Let us leave trailer in a spot.
Wendy, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Standard good motel-type accommodation. Very central location. Everything worked. Will certainly use again.
W, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Adam, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Bing, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I would stay here again
We stayed here for three nights in December. This is a basic but solid choice for a cheaper room in Canberra. I believe they have apartments as well but we were in a standard hotel room. Check in was simple. The bed was comfortable. We had a toaster, microwave and mini-fridge in the room (though check the temperature, we put a bag of salad in the fridge and it froze lol). The water in the shower was hot, and the wifi was strong in our room. There was also a table with two chairs in the room which was appreciated. No issues with noise. We barely needed the AC but it did work when we put it on. I'd stay here again if we came back.
Robert, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Satisfied customer
I have recommended the Forrest Hotel to colleagues after my stay. It is clean, friendly but not fancy and met my needs on a quick business trip.
1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Robert, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Very basic motel
Very basic accommodation. Bathroom door was filthy at touch points. Learnt not to look too closely. Parking area alway full. Receptionist not friendly. Would not stay here again
Amanda, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

sally, 1-night trip
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