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Review of Aria Hotel Canberra

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Aria Hotel Canberra
Ranked #3 of 58 Hotels in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“so brand new!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

booked a standard room, was made up free of charge to a spa room! got to love that! everything spic and span and barely used. Unfortunately, couldnt indulge in a night in spa with bottle of wine as going in for surgery the next day....bummer! No alcahol night for me. However, it was a lovely one bedroom apartment, extra soft comfy bed, two reverse cycle air cons, one in bedroom one in lounge, for the very cold wintry Canberra night. Staff friendly and efficient, a balcony off the room, everything one needs, actually. Free parking undercover was a nice touch. Quite central, could walk to Civic if desired. Double glazed windows for quiet, also on a quieter street than Northbourne Ave nearby. And an oh-so-reasonable rate of $135 Australian ( however it really was a last minute price off a booking site, was a bit of an unexpected trip so I don't know if those bargains available most of the time. Would have liked a softer pillow option, but pillow firmness wasnt too bad, and it is a small quibble. Will stay there again.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wineandcheesedayz
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra
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32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

Stayed here for one night as I had an event nearby and got a great deal on wotif. The room and bathroom were very clean. Nice big tv, plenty of storage (although not many hangers) and super comfortable bed. The cafe downstairs had some good breakfast options that weren't much more than you would pay for similar in Civic. The staff were polite and professional. Free parking was a huge plus. There is access to the restaurant, gym and pool at the Pavillion opposite, but I didn't get a chance to visit them.

There're however a few reasons why I didn't give 5 stars. The rooms are a bit small compared to other 4/5 stars hotels I've stayed at. As a result there wasn't a sofa in the room, something I'm fond of as I don't like having to always be in bed or use the dining chair. The foyer was lifeless, although tastefully modern I doubt it ever encourages people to meet there. Lastly, for bathroom products they dont have shampoo and condition (only a two in one) and there is no soap. If I was staying longer this would have been a big issue for me.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012 via mobile

I travel on business to Canberra regularly and this is my preferred hotel. It is clean modern and convenient You need a car but parking is free but you can walk into the main shopping precinct in 15 to 20 minutes. Some of the other reviews mention it is a bit clinical and I agree with this comment but better this than some of the higher priced hotels I have stayed when in Canberra. Perhaps not great for a family but if you are sight seeing and have a car I think still a good option. If you book direct you get the best prices and if you book in advance this is the best value for money hotel I have found.

Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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sydney
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

Stayed for 2 nights over Christmas day and Boxing day in a 2 bedroom apartment, The Apartments are connected by a foyer and each room has separate door which is good for privacy and you don't need to be on top of each other.
Room is comfortable more like a hotel room though with a shared bedroom/tv/ and coffee making area, decent size bathroom and decent size Balcony. Would stay again.

Room Tip: Bring your own food it's just easier very limited food choices in hotel unless you get to the br...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank soo_what
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Sydney, Australia
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203 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

travelled for business. Only a short walk to Dickson shops where there are lots of good restaurants. Clean, well-set up and comfortable room. There were only 2 slight downsides. You need to go next door for brekky, which was reasonable but not flash (and it was -5C outside!) and the desk is too high to work at comfortably. Otherwise, it was great and I would happily go back there again. Friendly, helpful staff. Also good value!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mousey84
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012

Could you advise how to write a review of above booking agent who I believe are a fraud company operating in a totally opportunistic way. When booking a hotel you are not made aware of the fact that this 'booking company' is in fact a ghost company with no presence in Australia. Their offices apparently are in Thailand, and there was something about an office in the UK, but could not verify this at the time. I want to know why this company are allowed to make bookings for a hotel when they have no Australian presence, or nobody you can contact if you run into a problem and need assistance to get it sorted out. There is nobody you can actually get hold of to get a refund, if you could actually get through to anybody in the first place.

Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2012

This was my second stay at Aria, having previouly stayed last month in an Aria room. I found the room small but OK for just one night. This visit, I booked a one bedroom apartment. The room was spotlessly clean, the kitchen fully equipped with hob and microwave and full size fridge. The hotel was warm despite being frosty outside, I didn't need to use the room heating at all. I didn't hear any noise from other rooms or traffic and I am a light sleeper. The bed was super comfy. The reception staff were really helpful at all times, and the housekeeping staff were all friendly too. Theres a small coffee shop that sells snacks down in the lobby, meals are available in the hotel next door. There was plenty of secure underground parking despite the hotel being fully booked. The only negative was that the bathroom was small, with no tub, just a shower.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Chezza_King
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Property: Aria Hotel Canberra
Address: 45 Dooring St | Dickson, Canberra 2602, Australia
Region: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 58 Hotels in Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Aria Hotel Canberra 4*
Number of rooms: 128
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