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Forrest Hotel And Apartments
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

quiet location, fairly central and easy to find. staff friendly but unfortunately the restaurant is not open Friday and Saturday nights - which is fine if yoy have time after a long trip to find a parking spot in Manuka for a good feed

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Clean & comfortable enough, bit strange that restaurant not open on a Saturday night though ??
Booked through booking.com but then realized would of been cheaper booking though motel direct when was offered upgrade.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Louise2546
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Mahaish R, Front Office Manager at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

HI TRACEY,

Glad you had a good stay . In regards to the restaurant being closed on saturdays, unfortunately we find there's not much demand since most guests are going to various events elsewhere on the weekends. Also our proximity to manuka village with its 40 restaurants and cafes provides plenty of eating options . We are open for breakfast though, seven days a week, and dinner monday to thursday. i recommend our visitors try chef Dans amazing culinary delights.

Thank you again for the lovely feedback,

Kind regards,

Mahaish Raja(operations

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

The interior of the room was fine where it included a smart TV, electric blanket and individual Airton unit.

However since I did not arrive with a car, I had to rely on public transport to get to the city which didn't come very often (1hr between each bus). However, if you do come by car, the hotel is no more than 10-15 min drive to the zoo, do, the City and probably all major attractions.

Also, this was my first time staying at a motel style property. I could hear people going in and out all the time and sometimes people would hangout outside to have a smoke.. One night there were a bunch of people coming home in the middle of the night who were very loud and terrified me a bit. So the issue is not really something the hotel can control, it's just a personal opinion of mine.

To add, the staff were very helpful.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Mahaish R, Front Office Manager at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

hi lt03,

Very sorry to hear about the issues you encountered with other guests. As you say very hard to control, and we always assume the best in people to do the right thing. We do have a night manger on premises to deal with these issue on the very rare occaisions they do happen, but im unsure if you had a chance to contact him.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this matter further. Will be happy to chat,

Kind regards,

Mahaish Raja(operations manager)

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

I am a regular user of Forest Apartments and have always found all the staff to be friendly and attentive. Being a family run business it is nice to be acknowledged by the owners who always have a chat and take a genuine interest in their customers. They see you coming in and have your paperwork ready which makes for a seemless and quick ckeck in. The rooms are always clean and well equiped and its location is in a quiet leafy part of Canberra. It is a short walk to Manuka Shops. The onsite Restaurant has well priced meals and the $19 Hot Buffet Breakfast is good value. I would recommend this establishment to anyone staying in Canberra.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Pamela C
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Mahaish R, Front Office Manager at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

hi pam,

thank you very much for lovely feedback,

all the best,

kind regards,

mahaish raja(operations manager)

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Good location

I didn't see before so many bed bugs in the room. The worst thing was that we found bed bugs in a children's bedroom. The first solution of this problem from the staff was...bug's spray. After long negotiations, they agreed to relocate our family to another room and were very apologetic. If you look past reviews different travellers the staff knew about this problem and did nothing to clean the room.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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4  Thank Max E
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Mahaish R, Front Office Manager at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2014

hi max,

thank you for taking the time to personally discuss this issue with our GM, and allowing us to resolve any issues.

all the best for 2014,

kind regards,

mahaish raja(operations manager)

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