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QT Canberra
Ranked #15 of 57 Hotels in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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“Convenient Location”
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Rydges Lakeside is a five-minute stroll into Canberra City Centre. Our room for three nights was clean and comfortably furnished. We opted to enjoy a leisurely breakfast each morning before we ventured out to explore the many national sites. We found the staff very helpful, well-informed and courteous. As a couple of senior independent travellers who have just returned from three months wandering around Europe, we would rate Rydges Lakeside highly for service and accommodation.

Room Tip: Room 701 is lovely and quiet and does not get the afternoon and evening sun.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

We were self driving from Sydney to Canberra, never been to Canberra, and stayed a night in this hotel that has its own car park. Also public parking is available across for free at night. Room was comfortable with no lake views, rates were reasonable. Staff were friendly. A lake a short walk away was beautiful in the late afternoon. A good place to stay if you are on a short visit.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Rooms are nothing fancy but functional with clean linen, comfortable bed, working air conditioning (particularly when it was 36 degrees outside). The restaurant downstairs serves a nice steak and an ok breakfast.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Peak District National Park, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

Having never heard of the Rydges group I looked at TripAdvisor and saw that Lakeside in Canberra had good reviews and was a good price so decided to give it a try. It was easy to find, within walking distance of restaurants and the lake and quite close to the Australian Museum. It was clean and the rooms were a good size with lovely walk in showers. The breakfasts were a good price if not included in the room rate (ask at reception for a voucher and you get it at a discount). The reception staff were very helpful in assisting me with booking a Rydges hotel in the Snowy Mountains and let me use their computer. Join their loyalty programme to get further discounts on meals, drinks and accommodation. Rather than pay their car park fee, use the car park across the road which is free at night and weekends.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

Standard four star hotel with large comfortable room. However:
• Staff have no care for the customer
• Reception don’t answer the phone so I have to go down to ask a simple question. No-one else in reception, just the two clerks chatting to each other
• Lake view room guaranteed that isn’t
• Dining room not separated from the bar so that it is so noisy I cannot hear what my partner is saying from across the table.
• Restaurant service is snail like, 45 minutes before they even take our order
• Food is pricy but quality only average.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Australia
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Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

My friends and I stayed here a while ago when we went road tripping from Brisbane to Sydney and Canberra. The hotel was very nice and staffs were very helpful. Breakfast was great and location was good as well, being in the middle of the city center and Parliament House which are both walking distance away.

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

We were sold on RYDGES from a couple of short stays in Christchurch a few years ago & knew we could rely on them for a comfy bed & wonderful pillows, so when booking for a week in Canberra we didn't really consider that it is really a business hotel rather than a resort. Consequently there was a fair amount of disappointment upon realising there is no pool in which to swim a few laps every morning, especially as each day was extremely hot.

That said, the location is brilliant, especially with the proximity of the new Acton Precinct across the road. Sadly we had no view of the lake, and with the venue being solidly booked out & renovations closing the viewing deck there was no way of remedying this apart from embarking on a wonderful dinner cruise with Southern Cross.

Despite being the scene of several conferences & a very noisy mob of bridge players we were delighted with the peace & quiet of our 3rd floor room and the efficient air conditioning.

Housekeeping was excellent and all staff efficient & friendly. We enjoyed a free "welcome" drink in the bar before dinner one night, and ate breakfast in the buffet on our final morning. If you plan for a big breakfast this is good value with an excellent selection. Omelettes etc. cooked by request are an option for those who wish.

Parking was tight underneath & on one occasion impossible, and the smell of the garbage bins increased with the hot weather in the garage.

Joining up as a Priority Guest prior to booking is free and brings benefits such as late checkout & 20% discount in the restaurant on lunches & dinners, or even a supper of one of their amazing desserts.
All in all this was a comfortable, pleasant stay & good value for money.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: QT Canberra
Address: 1 London Cct, Canberra 2601, Australia
Region: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Canberra
#10 Romantic Hotel in Canberra
#14 Luxury Hotel in Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — QT Canberra 4.5*
Number of rooms: 205
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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