The first thing to say is this is not a fancy 5 star B&B and does lacks some of the luxuries. But the result is a non pretentious, solid and honest B&B with caring hosts who are more than willing to please.
The room is private and quiet, and surrounded by a lovely garden with places to sit and relax. The fish in the corner are worth a visit too.
If staying here you need a car, and although the streets are safe, they are poorly lit. I found walking back from the shops late at night a little confronting.
Overall a great place for a couple or business exec who needs some space. It deserves 5 stars and we will be back!
- 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