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Forrest Hotel And Apartments
Ranked #23 of 59 Hotels in Canberra
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Very comfortable room at a good value price. Clean and well presented.

Plenty of off street parking in the internal courtyard.

Excellent location, less than 10 minutes walk to the Manuka shopping and restaurant precinct.

There was a limit to the free wifi which seemed unnecessary.

Short drive to the National and Portrait Galleries, Parliament House and the shopping and restaurant precinct of Kingston.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

On the positive side The Forrest Hotel and Apartments are in a good location. However, I had to ask twice for two extra pillows. Eventually someone dropped off one old pillow without a pillow case - not much use at all. The rooms were small and gloomy. The bathroom window had a section of glass missing which in winter meant that the bathroom was perpetually icy cold. At the very least there should be a washing machine in the room so you don't have to wait around in other areas for your washing to be done. The pictures on Booking.com were not representative of the standard we experienced.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

I stayed at Forest Apartments on business at the beginning of July 14. They are set back from the main hotel buildings and a wet walk if its raining. Once inside they are cosy and well equipped with a full kitchen and dishwasher.

Just a few minutes to Coles at Manuka gets you all your provisions and just a few minutes walk to the bus stop for a ride into Civic. Staff very helpful and friendly.

The only downside (which is not unique but quite common in Canberra) is that heating is reliant on a reverse cycle split system rather than central heating; as the split system is in the kitchen, it is difficult to keep the bedroom warm - and the bathroom was freezing. A fan heater helps but it was still cold. Apart from that, a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

The room was basic, but good value at $109 per night. The motel is very well situated in Forrest, a good suburb of Canberra and very central to all tourist attractions.
My only reservation is the size of the shower. It was the smallest, I have ever encountered, not much larger than a telephone box and to my mind unsafe for the elderly.

Room Tip: Book a downstairs room as the stairs are narrow and a little dangerous for the elderly if the hand r...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Very welcoming staff. Rooms neat and tidy. Everything you need in the rooms including table and two chiars. Warm and friendly, air-conditioning good and going when we booked in both times on way to snow. Office staff very good and informative.

Room Tip: Rooms just right for travelling guests. Back rooms are quieter. Hardly any noise to disturb you Fr...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Basic accomodation, clean and neat! Perfect for an overnight stay on the way to the snow. Staff were very friendly and helpful, late check in at 1.30 pm Night Manager was great, he had the heating on for us, nice warm appartment on arrival.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We stayed there during the Kanga Cup 2014 tournament. The one bedroom apartment was great for us. Good location and excellent value for money. We will be certainly returning. The only negative we found during our stay was the internet fee...500mb free then paid $15 for 1gb...which didn't last long with teenage kids!! All in all, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 59 Hotels in Canberra
Price Range: £59 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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