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 77 hotels in Canberra which have kitchens so eating in is an option.
There are 10 five star luxury hotels in Canberra. If you are looking for something eclectic, smaller or quaint there are 5 boutique hotels in Canberra. 54 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 55 hotels in Canberra with a gym and the 46 hotels with a pool. 21 of the hotels have both a gym and a pool. And 12 have a tennis court. 7 of the Canberra hotels have private pools.
Pampering, relaxation, massage and spa treatments are available at the 13 hotels with a spa and wellness centres. Or if you want to relax in your own room there are 17 hotels with a spa bath in your own room.
If you are visiting Canberra for a business trip you may be interested in the 66 Canberra hotels with conference facilities. 103 Canberra hotels have parking. And getting to and from the airport is made easier by the 6 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.
Offering a state-of-the-art fitness centre with indoor swimming pool and sauna, this luxury hotel is only 5 minutes' drive from Parliament House. Guests can enjoy a decadent afternoon tea in the guest...more
Located in the elegant suburb of Barton, on the footsteps of Parliament House, Hotel Realm is contemporary in design and features 2 day spas, 2 health clubs and 5 on-site restaurants. It offers a 25-m...more
Offering a 24/7 front desk, a fitness centre and a bar, Ovolo Nishi is located 5 minutes' drive from Parliament House and the site of the beautiful Floriade display. All accommodation offers a flat-sc...more
Set in Canberra, less than 1 km from Canberra Centre, Midnight Hotel, Autograph Collection offers air-conditioned accommodation and a bar. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-...more
Abode Kingston is located in Canberra, within 3.1 km of Parliament House and 3.8 km of American War Memorial. The property is around 2.7 km from Old Parliament House, 2.7 km from Questacon and 2.7 km...more
Featuring a restaurant, fitness centre, bar and free WiFi, The Sebel Canberra Civic is located in Canberra, 500 metres from Canberra Centre and 600 metres from National Convention Centre Canberra. The...more
Set in Canberra, 8 km from National Zoo and Aquarium, Mercure Canberra Belconnen offers accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a fitness centre and a bar. Among the facilities at this prope...more
Located just 6 minutes' drive from the centre of Canberra and the War Memorial as well as 10 minutes' drive from Parliament House, Mantra MacArthur Hotel offers stylish and contemporary studios and 1...more
Little National Hotel offers luxurious accommodation in Canberra. Positioned within the Realm Precinct, on National Circuit Barton, the hotel enjoys views of the city, Parliament House and cultural su...more
Featuring free WiFi and a fitness centre, Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport offers spacious accommodation, situated at Canberra Airport. Opening in November 2015, this hotel features picturesque views of L...more
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