Canberra Hotel Accommodation
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Here is a quick summary of the type of hotels and accommodation you will find in Canberra. If you are looking at a longer stay you can book up to 29 nights and you might want to look at the 67 hotels in Canberra which have kitchens so eating in is an option.
There are 2 five star luxury hotels in Canberra. There are 27 holiday homes, by definition offering unique locations and facilities. If you are looking for something eclectic, smaller or quaint there are 5 boutique hotels in Canberra. 40 ever popular 4 star hotels for business or pleasure, and 3 star hotels providing everything for the budget conscious.
Keeping active is entirely possible at the 34 hotels in Canberra with a gym and the 41 hotels with a pool. 21 of the hotels have both a gym and a pool. And 9 have a tennis court. 6 of the Canberra hotels have private pools.
Pampering, relaxation, massage and spa treatments are available at the 10 hotels with a spa and wellness centres. Or if you want to relax in your own room there are 18 hotels with a spa bath in your own room.
If you are visiting Canberra for a business trip you may be interested in the 65 Canberra hotels with conference facilities. 87 Canberra hotels have parking. And getting to and from the airport is made easier by the 7 hotels with an airport shuttle.
More than just a political hotspot
It’s the capital city of Australia, the country’s political hub and is often dubbed the destination with the most federal buildings. But never fear, you can actually have a good time in Canberra! There are ample art galleries and museums positioned around large man-made lakes, housing some of the country’s most significant artefacts and pieces of art. Then there are picturesque gardens, expansive parklands and abundant bushwalks to enjoy the great outdoors.
Canberra is the home of our War Memorial, Old and New Parliament House, as well as Questacon and the incredible National Gallery of Australia. But if you need a break from all these cultured activities, then you should head directly to Fyshwick, the porn capital of Australia. If you're here with family, Fyshwick is also the place to pick up some of the only legal fireworks in Australia, just not in summer (bush fire season). For pyromaniacs you should be planning your holidays in Canberra in winter.
Let the autumn colours shine
Canberrans suggest the best time to visit the capital is during autumn when the leaves change colour, the mornings begin with a touch of frost followed by clear skies and the weather is mild, ideal for seeing the sights. Enjoy the visual display of the Hot Air Balloon Festival and the soulful sounds of the National Folk Festival. Breathe in the clean, fresh air as you explore the outdoors before the icy temperatures set in
Summer is the time for speed
If you like the warmth and have a passion for fast action sports, then Canberra during summer is for you. The heated up festivities of Summernats brings together car enthusiasts, rock ‘n’ roll and horsepower heroics. Think burning rubber, tattoos and not a politician in sight! Be sure to book early though, it gets super busy. If leather jackets and the smell of burnt rubber isn’t for you, then Canberra is also one of the leafiest cities in Australia - there's plenty of walks through parkland, around a lake or to a pub.
Also during summer most of the politicians have left so, depending on your love of politics, it often means cheaper rates as the hotels will not be as busy. When booking accommodation in Canberra you'll want to focus on comfort, because this is the easiest city to find your way around, it doesn't really matter where you are. Just remember to book a room with airconditioning if you're travelling in summer.
Top 5 Things to Do in Canberra
1. View over 120,000 pieces of artwork and sculpture in The National Gallery of Australia
2. Pay your respects to the fallen soldiers at the thought provoking War Memorial
3. Stroll the outside of Parliament House before heading inside via the airport style security
4. Head up to the Black Mountain lookout to get 360 degree views of the city and its bush surroundings
5. Kids will love spending an afternoon at the giant science world, Questacon
Canberra’s Top 4 Lookouts
1. Black Mountain Lookout
2. Mt Ainslie Nature Reserve
3. Red Hill
4. Mt Majura
Canberra as a launch pad
Canberra is also one of the best launch pads for another holiday, to the mountains or beach. In just a couple of hours you could find yourself in mountain bike territory and the Snowy Mountains ski fields. You're also just a quick trip away from the coast and in Bateman's Bay, on the South Coast of NSW, you'll find some of the best fish and chips in the country.
Just 2.8 km from Central Canberra, Pinnacle Apartments offer self-contained units with a full kitchen, a private balcony and a lounge/dining area. The property has an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness...more
The 4.5 star Pavilion On Northbourne features Canberra's largest indoor tropical garden atrium. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and onsite bar and restaurant. Offering rooms wit...more
Nestled in the Tuggeranong Valley, Alpha Canberra Hotel and Apartments offers accommodation just a 20-minute drive south of Canberra city centre. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Brindabella ra...more
Offering self-contained accommodation with a balcony that has mountain or city views, Abode Tuggeranong is 5 minutes’ walk from shops and restaurants. The property is 20 minutes' drive from central Ca...more
Offering accommodation with an in-room coffee machine, Abode Woden is located just 10 minutes’ drive from central Canberra. Conference facilities and a business centre are available on site. It offers...more
Newly refurbished in October 2018, the stylish 4.5 star Diplomat Hotel is located in Griffith, 5 minutes' drive from Canberra's Parliamentary Triangle and offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and free parking...more
A 10-minute drive from Canberra’s city centre, the Manuka Park Serviced Apartments features a seasonal outdoor pool. All apartments are fitted with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.Fully air cond...more
With Canberra’s city centre just 4 km away, Alivio Tourist Park Canberra offers an on-site café and a swimming pool with a spa pool. Stroll through the landscaped grounds, home to a children’s playgro...more
Situated in one of Canberra's premier retail and dining precincts, Adina Serviced Apartments Canberra Dickson offers spacious rooms and apartments. Complimentary WiFi and on-site parking is offered.Th...more
Just 10 minutes’ drive from central Canberra, Tall Trees offers air-conditioned accommodation with LCD TV. It features barbecue facilities, a guest laundry and free parking.All rooms come with a minib...more
Featuring a swimming pool, a sauna and a sunny rooftop terrace, Canberra City YHA is situated in the heart of Canberra's city centre, just 10 minutes’ walk from Lake Burley Griffin. Guests also enjoy...more
East Hotel and Apartments features an on-site restaurant, a bar, a fitness centre and 24/7 reception. Each studio and apartment includes cable TV and in-house movies. Guests enjoy unlimited compliment...more
Just a 5-minute walk from the heart of Canberra, this hotel offers free cable TV and free 24-hour secure parking. Facilities include an award-winning restaurant and a fully equipped fitness centre wit...more
Situated in various locations in Canberra, each of these luxury apartments offers a private balcony and a flat-screen TV with a DVD player. Canberra War Memorial, Parliament House and Questacon are al...more
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