A convenient hotel for visits to downtown Canberra. It is approx 15 minutes walking time to Civic Centre. There is a charge for car parking but public parking is available just over the road.
It seems the hotel was recently refreshed and updated. I found my room to be modern and comfortable. The bed was exceptionally so with an excellent mattress and pillows.
I did notice street traffic noise as my room faced the street towards Civic and also the nearby freeway projected traffic sounds into the room, that is until I discovered the older style window frame was ajar and closing it improved the situation, but did not totally eliminate the traffic sounds.
The restaurant was quite large, modern and attractive. The unattractive feature though was the $29 charge for a full breakfast. This I thought was somewhat exhorbitant and unrealistic.
The room price is also rather high but I found options exist to negotiate a better deal, but still remaining with a relatively high rate compared with many other accommodation options in Canberra.
Overall though a reasonable hotel to stay at if convenience is the need.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- QT Canberra sits within the iconic Lakeside hotel that has been the scene of many a handshake deal and long lunch. In the great tradition of Australian politics we do business with a wink and a nod and know that after a gruelling day of question time (from the kids or the leader of the opposition) you need a place to put your feet up an a soft bed to fall into. Our 205 guest suites are kitted out with designer decor and all the business savvy mod cons we know you need to get the job done. Expect a seamless technology offering and a team geared to assist you with any left-field requests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rydges Lakeside Canberra Hotel Canberra
- Rydges Lakeside Hotel Canberra
- Canberra Rydges Lakeside Hotel