In a city lacking in funk factor, the Diamant stands out thanks to its groovy blend of art deco chic exterior and quirky interior. The contemporary art on the walls and customized furniture in the lobby make a great first impression (and there's free Wi-Fi in the lobby, as well as the bar and restaruants). Bedrooms have innovative white-granite desks and Bang & Olufsen plasma TVs. The location is also superb: only a 10-minute walk from the city center, close to the
university, and within easy reach of the National Film & Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.