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Practically Lakeside B&B
Ranked #1 of 15 Canberra B&B and Inns
Reviewed 22 January 2014

A delightful short break in Canberra to see the Inca Gold Exhibition at the National Gallery, made extra special by warm hospitality, comfort and great breakfasts at the Practically Lakeside B&B. Hosts Luba and Chris very friendly and helpful and B&B extremely comfortable and quiet, yet convenient to Canberra's best attractions. Beautiful location and hope to stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2014

Thank you for acknowledging your satisfaction with your accommodation both by phone and in your review. We are forever amazed about the many wonderful people who stay in our B&B. We really enjoyed meeting you both and chatting about our mutual interests. We hope that you are able to return to Canberra soon to see more or our wonderful city.

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Reviewed 20 January 2014

This is a lovely spot in Australia's capital city. It is on a very quiet residential street only a few blocks from Lake Burley Griffin. The B&B provides bicycles and kayaks. We enjoyed a ride around a 28 km bike path along the lakeshore. There were also many other paths to choose from. Using our car we found getting to the city attractions from the B&B was easy on the well developed road system.

The room was spacious and comfortable with a separate private entrance. There is a comfortable sitting area for watching TV in the room. The ensuite is large with a glass-walled shower and designer sink. Connected to the room is an eating area with fridge, toaster, kettle and microwave. There is a supply of teas and coffee for refreshment.

Luba and Chris are friendly, helpful and attentive hosts. We highly recommend Practically Lakeside B&B.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2014

Thank you for your lovely view of Practically Lakeside B&B. Our B&B is so quiet and peaceful that many guests find it difficult to believe that we are right in the centre of Canberra so close to the major attractions yet surrounded by parklands inhabited by kangaroos and wonderful birdlife. We are pleased that you managed to visit a few of our cultural institutions as well as enjoy a ride around Lake Burley Griffin in your very short two days in Canberra. We hope that you are enjoying your holiday in beautiful NZ. We really enjoyed meeting you both and hope that you try the recipe for our Lakeside Muesli when you return to B.C.

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Reviewed 12 December 2013

It's all been said previously and yet you'll still find something to 'wow' over when you stay with Luba & Chris! This was our first B&B 'experience' and it was perfect. They have thought of everything and more. It all comes down to those little touches and warm, genuine hospitality. We can't wait for another excuse to visit Canberra to stay here & will push for a 'future' family wedding & /or birthday milestone, asap! Thanks Luba & Chris!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a delight meeting you both. We were pleased that your first B&B experience was a positive one. There is much to see in Canberra and we hope that if you do return that you will be able to catch up on all the things missed during this visit as well as fit in a cycle around Lake Burley Griffin. All the best to you and your family for the festive season.

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Reviewed 9 December 2013

Every year we travel to Canberra for the NGA's summer exhibition and always stay in a hotel.
This year we decided to stay in a B&B so to TripAdvisor we went to search for a comfortable B&B.
Practically Lakeside is the best B&B we have stayed in, in all our year's of travel.
Situated near Lake Burley Griffin in beautiful Yarralumla the accommodation is part of Luba & Chris's home. Having said that we felt as if we were staying in our own home and not with someone else.
Tastefully furnished with exclusive access to a small dining room which had beautiful fresh flowers, port, chocolates, biscuits, a microwave, toaster, kettle, cutlery and crockery. This was great if you really didn't feel like dining out and just wanted to stay in and put your feet up after a busy day in Canberra.
Our room was very comfortable with Wi-fi access, latest new release videos, a great reading library, a very large comfy bed and a large spotlessly clean bathroom with everything one could want in including shampoo, conditioner, bathrobes etc etc.
Bikes are available to use, which we did as the bike track from the B&B into town and surrounding area is fantastic.
Breakfast was a feast. Luba's fruit platter was fabulous and Chris's bacon and eggs was cooked to perfection.
The B&B is only 5minutes drive to a small shopping centre with some great little restaurants.
Practically Lakeside B&B leaves all the Canberra hotels we have stayed in over the years for dead!
Can't wait for another exhibition so we have an excuse to go back to Canberra and when we do we will definitely be staying at Practically Lakeside B&B.
Thanks Luba and Chris for a memorable stay.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2013

Wow! What a recommendation! Thank you so much for that very comprehensive & complimentary review of Practically Lakeside B&B. We are sure that we attract the most wonderful people and you are indeed among the nicest and most interesting we have met so far. We hope that you have a wonderful time in South America and that you will return soon to tell us about your travels. Wishing you a wonderful time over the Christmas and New Year period with family and friends.

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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Delightful and extremely comfortable B&B run by very professional and friendly hosts Chris, Luba and Honeybelle (the cat) and located in a perfect spot for easily checking out all that Canberra has to offer. We spent four nights mid-week in November and enjoyed every minute of our stay. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review of Practically Lakeside B&B. We are constantly amazed about the calibre of guests we have staying with us. Meeting considerate and interesting people likes you makes what we do a very pleasurable and rewarding experience. We hope that you will return to stay with us in the future and that you will use the bicycles on your next visit.

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Reviewed 19 October 2013

For our three nights in Canberra, for the first time in decades (that would be since primary school!) we had everything we could need from Luba and Chris at Practically Lakeside. Whilst the excellent weather was helpful, our visits to the galleries and the war memorial on the bikes supplied was ideal! The room itself was ample and perfectly climate controlled, no mean feat considering Canberra's nighttime temperature plunge. The bed was wonderfully comfortable, and there was even a host cat, Honey, and her boyfriend Ben floating around to add that essential feline delight, even if they weren't allowed in the room or on the bed! No higher recommendation for Practically Lakeside.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2013

We were delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Canberra and were very comfortable @ Practically Lakeside B&B. Cycling around the city to restaurants, galleries and museums is an absolute joy and those who do this truly get a better appreciation of wonderful physical and cultural attributes that make Canberra unique. Most of our guests adore Honey & Benny and both cats are smart enough to stay away from people with allergies. We hope that you will return to Canberra soon and include the Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Arboretum and Botanic Gardens on your cycling tours as all offer plentiful inspiration for R’s creative endeavours. Thank you.

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Reviewed 22 September 2013

We headed to Canberra for 4 nights to celebrate a birthday and to visit the nations capital for the first time. Our choice of Practically Lakeside was from reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed.Spacious room and bathroom as well as a separate breakfast room which was also for our use at any time. Everything was thought of from chocolates,port and fresh flowers in the room to a selection of DVDs and free wireless internet. Comfy bed, electric blankets and a choice of doonas. Chris and Luba were excellent hosts and gave us lots of ideas of what to do ,where to go and how to get there. It is a perfect location to get to and around the city. Also was within walking distance to a small shopping centre with 3 restaurants to choose from.Breakfast was plentiful and lovely.What more could you need. We will be back.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2013

We really enjoyed meeting you both and were so pleased that you had such a great experience for your first visit to our wonderful city. We hope that J. has a equally marvellous time celebrating her special birthday in Melbourne later in the year. Hopefully, you return to Canberra some day and to see all the other superb things on offer.

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Additional Information about Practically Lakeside B&B

Address: 14 Turner Pl | Yarralumla, Canberra 2600, Australia
Region: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Canberra
Price Range: £103 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Paradise for cyclists. Near wonderful cycle paths on the lake's edge. Enjoy superior quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation & privacy in a quiet, tree-lined street in central Canberra. Near tourist attractions, Manuka & Kingston cafes & Parliamentary triangle, this beautiful B&B is located in the historic, lakeside suburb of Yarralumla, it is near the CBD, Turner from the Tate exhibition at the NGA, Weston Park, John James and Canberra Hospitals & popular outdoor cafes. Ideal for those who enjoy serious or gentle exercise, those interested in golfing, ornithology, photography, horticulture or for those who just enjoy a comfortable, tranquil environment. Be "Actively Lakeside" by taking advantage of our close proximity to Lake Burley Griffin to walk, run or cycle to major attractions. Bikes & kayaks are available at no cost. We are close to the marshaling area for marathons/cycling events, AIS Rowing course, inter-school regattas, Hot Air Balloon rides, Canberra Olympic, Manuka and Phillip Pools, tennis courts as well as the Royal Canberra Golf Course and Canberra Yacht Club. The room has both ducted & Nobo panel heating, ceiling fan, air conditioner, TV/DVD/radio & desk for computer /work materials. Free WiFi / broadband/cable internet is available. The adjoining dining room has a microwave, toaster, kettle & refrigerator, crockery & cutlery and a wide selection of teas & coffee. ... more   less 

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