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Forrest Hotel And Apartments
Ranked #22 of 57 Hotels in Canberra
Inverell, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Convenient for my needs in Canberra”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Pleasant stay for a couple of days to visit the Australian War Memorial and National Archives for family history research. Staff at reception and dining room were pleasant and helpful - very enjoyable breakfast overlooking the park. Room clean comfortable and quiet. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed here one night and I think that was enough. For a single night it was OK but would not like to stay much longer. The whole hotel looks as though it is in need of an upgrade and there are signs this is happening.
Good points - location is not too bad, walking distance to Art Gallery etc and not far from Lake Burley Griffin; the breakfast was also OK with a reasonable selection on offer though a bit expensive; staff were very nice
Bad points - our room was in need of maintenance with the bathroom and the bedroom; the hotel is not near any shops or restaurants so a car is necessary to stay here. The room was either too small or badly decorated as two people had problems moving around.
For the price for Canberra it is OK but just OK.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mahaish R, Front Office Manager at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
hi sue,

thank you for the feedback. hard to work out which room you stayed in, but we would love to have chat re any issues you have raised. just a small heads up re shops. we are only a 7 minute walk away from manuka village, which has 40 restaurants and cafes, plus a super market and many boutique retail outlets.

all the best

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mahaish raja(operations manager)
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

We were on a touring holiday and stayed for 2 nights on the way to the East Coast of Australia. The room had everything we needed. I was particularly impressed by the number of power points - which is essential when you need to charge mobile phones, and use a tablet or laptop in the evening. This is our second stay at this Hotel - we returned because it offered great value for money and because of its location. We walked to Parliament House and the Old Parliament House - the friendly staff gave us the directions. We drove to the restaurant and shopping precinct - but, this is within walking distance also. Car parking is available within the complex (ours was outside the door), which we found very handy. Overall we were very happy with our stay and would recommend it to others.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mahaish R, Front Office Manager at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
hi sue,

very glad you enjoyed your stay. all the best on your travels.

kind regards ,

mahaish raja(operations manager)
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

We stayed two nights at Forrest apartments in their 1 bedroom 4star room and after nearly a month travelling up and down the east coast, and for the money these were one of the best rooms stayed in. The rooms are spotless, include all the mod cons and have a really cozy feel. The whole complex looks to be an impeccably maintained example of a 60's motel, only refitted to include everything you'd expect from a brand new serviced apartment or hotel. The staff are happy and helpful, the restraunt is buzzing and serves a great breakfast and has a fantastic view from the decking across the park. The rooms are in beautiful tree lined streets, close to Parliament House, less than 10 minute walk from Manuka shops. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will without doubt be back to stay when we next visit Canberra.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Mahaish R, Front Office Manager at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
thank you very much tim, for the great feedback,

much appreciated,

kind regards,

mahaish raja(operations manager)
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Coffs Coast
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

On a whim I decided to travel to Canberra for a family event. I booked this at the last minute as I didn't feel like staying at a Formula 1. What a surprise this was. The Motel was situated in a quiet side street, within view of Parliament House. It was only a 5 minute drive to the War Memorial. I was welcomed warmly enough and had a very clean comfortable room, facing towards Parliament House. The room was warm (it wasn't freezing in Canberra that weekend, thank goodness!!), very clean and the bed was very comfortable, I had a great nights sleep. The bathroom had been renovated recently, however the shower was a little claustrophobic, but at least the shower head was high enough for me to get under. All in all it was a great stay and I would definately recommend The Forrest Hotel and Apartments to anyone. The highlight for me was being woken on Sunday morning by the hot air balloon as it sailed over!!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

The hotel is great value. Very friendly staff. Clean and comfortable rooms.
Great location at the heart of things with good restaurants not far away.
The staff were great offering advice on sights and places to eat.
Restaurant has yummy food and has an amazing outlook.
Highly recommend this.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Mahaish R, Front Office Manager at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
hi sanka,

thank you very much for the lovely feedback.

all the best,

kind regards ,

mahaish raja(operations manager)
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment at the Forrest Hotel. Situated in a quiet street and very close to the suburb of Manuka with plenty of shops and restaurants. It was a very pleasant 10 minute walk to Manuka do you did not need to drive there. The apartments have a very pleasant barbeque area which would be great in the warmer months. Easy drive to all the main Canberra attractions.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mahaish R, Front Office Manager at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
thank you cheryl, for the great feedback.

all the best,

mahaish raja(operations manager)
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Property: Forrest Hotel And Apartments
Address: 30 National Cct | Forrest, Canberra 2603, Australia
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Region: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #22 of 57 Hotels in Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Forrest Hotel And Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Forrest Hotel and Apartments is a wonderful family owned and operated hotel in the heart of Canberra. We offer FREE WIFI FREE PARKING AND ESPRESSO COFFEE!!! Located just behind Parliament House in the leafy suburb of Forrest, we are ideally suited for government, business and leisure travel.We have 76 hotel rooms and 40 serviced apartments, with a conference room, restaurant and deck overlooking the beautiful parkland setting.Accommodation options:• Standard Room (sleeps 2): Enjoy the cosy comfort of double or twin share rooms • One Bedroom Apartment (sleeps 4): Spacious and private with separate kitchen and lounge area• Family Rooms Two Rooms (sleeps 5): kitchen/lounge/dining• Executive Two Bedroom Apartments (sleeps 4): Stylish decor and ultimate comfort and facilities ... more   less 
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