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Pavilion on Northbourne
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

I stayed at the Pavillion as a "mystery" deal on a business trip. The check-in was quick and easy, and I was given a nice quiet room on the top floor, as per my request. I was offered a discounted buffet breakfast on checking in, which I accepted.

The room itself was pleasing and spacious, with a decent sized flat screen and a comfortable queen size. The bathroom was well appointed and very clean, however, the downside for me was the shower gel dispenser; I prefer soap to shower gel. The furnishings, included a desk/chair and arm chairs, all in good condition. Unusually the windows were able to be opened, which was great for fresh air lovers like me!

The centre of the hotel is a covered courtyard, filled with trees and plants. There are a number of dining and bar areas in the jungle surroundings, and it is easy to find a nice area to sit and enjoy a beverage.

The restaurant offers attentive service, and a good selection of meals. The rib-eye was orderd medium-rare, and arrived hot, and exactly as ordered. The meals were well priced and the menu was modern.

The buffet breakfast was the usual selection of hot and cold dishes. The hot food was of good quality, and there was plenty of it to go round. There were fruit juices and hot beverages on offer. The coffee on offer at the servery was best described as appalling. I found it to be undrinkable, instead opting for a black coffee from the Barista.

Checking out was hassle free, and the staff were again, very friendly.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

communication incorrect when booking. Dates listed were wrong. Also letter indicated paid in full. Also stated that offer included breakfast and lunch hamper each day. It also siad a $40 dinner voucher for staying two nights. We received the voucher and breakfast along with lunch hamper 1st day. Second day same but when checking out were charged $35.00 for hamper Reception said this was correst according to letter. We paid but showed staff that is not what acceptance letter states. Told staff they need to ensure correct wording with receipt given on booking

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

Its not easy finding a good budget hotel in Canberra, with inflated prices for aging hotels and invariably poor reviews (some horror stories) on Tripadvisor. After a a much too long search, I ended up booking a "secret" hotel deal (so the price was right!) based primarily on location and parking (the hotel also offers offstreet 'security' parking at no additional cost) and was fortunate to end up with the Pavilion. The hotel is easy to find and quite well positioned on Northbourne, not too far from the CBD. The hotel itself is by no means new, but it was neat and tidy, as was the room which was a reasonable size, clean and well appointed. I was in the room above the gate entrance and feared that I might be in for a noisy night, but was only disturbed once by some late night arrivees looking for their room. The only one small niggle was with the refrigerator, which noisily rattled away in its little box cabinet whenever the thermostat kicked in - I ended up just turning it off. Stayed just the 1 night, but would be happy to stay for longer in the future.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

This hotel was well appointed and excellent value for money in the heart of Canberra. It has a great setting and the reception desk were excellent in their assistance in helping to get me settled. The rooms are very comfortable.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

Front counter service was very good, like other reviews they tried to sell an upgrade to a spa room. I was very happy with the room, it was clean and comfortable, although an armchair would have made it an excellant room. The room had a window that opened the bathroom was good and had dispensers for soap and shampoo. No mini bar so no temptations to spend money, you had to order a minibar if you required one. All the food outlets were very good. It is only a three KLM walk into Canberra City or a bus stop near the hotel. Secure car parking is available free. Will be back next year.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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