Where to stay in Canberra

Apr 7th, 2003, 12:37 AM
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Where to stay in Canberra

Hello everyone,

I am going to Canberra soon and wondered if anyone could recommend a reasonably priced hotel close to everything. I would prefer one with a small kitchenette. Some do have them. Has anyone stayed in one they can recommend?
Thanks, Jenny
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Apr 7th, 2003, 12:59 AM
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Hi Brushtail

I have stayed at the Capital Towers a couple of times. It is a high round building right next door to one of the Canberra Rydges (can't remember which one). The Capital Towers are all short term rental furnished apartments with full kitchens, laundries etc. The ones I stayed in have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, I don't know if there are any one bedrooms. You can organise a breakfast basket containing the things you need to make breakfast, I don't remember if they do a pantry stocking service. I used to stay there for work a lot with colleagues. The prices were similar to two hotel rooms. The apartments have views over the lake which are spectacular and are in walking distance of the main shopping area. Canberra is designed in such a way that nothing is close to everything unfortunately.
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Apr 7th, 2003, 03:57 AM
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Hi Brushtail
I live in Canberra, but have stayed in a few hotels/apartments. Have a look at the following (they have websites, just do a search)
James Court Apartments
Capital Executive Apartments(www.ceahotel.com.au)
Waldorf Apartments
Crown Plaza (not sure if they have a kitchenette facility)
Novotel Canberra (kitchen facility?)

All of these hotels/apartments are in the Civic/City Centre. The Waldorf and Crown are close to the Casino and restaurants etc.(Crown Plaza almost part of the Casino really). Novotel, James Court are on Northbourne Ave which is close to the shops and restaurants. The Capital Executive is a little bit further out but only about 5 min walk along Northbourne Ave.

I found James Court a little noisy but if you asked for a room not on the main street you'd be fine.

Enjoy your stay and pack your thermals! he he


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Apr 7th, 2003, 09:42 AM
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In Feb we stayed at the Acacia motel, close to the city area. They had a special offer on: A$59 incl. light breakfast. Nothing special (and no kitchenette) but good location and a great price.
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Apr 8th, 2003, 12:47 AM
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Thank you to all who replied. I have booked three nights at the Capital Executive and I am looking forward to it. I haven't been on holidays for 18 months. I looked at the websites suggested and remembered www.wotif.com. I booked a studio room with kitchenette for $105 per night. I will let you know how it was.

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