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Practically Lakeside B&B

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14 Turner Place | Yarralumla, Canberra 2600, Australia
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Practically Lakeside B&B
Ranked #1 of 8 Canberra B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Practically Lakeside is perfect for anyone wanting to concentrate on the Art Gallery and NLA. Chris and Luba present a large clean room with two comfortable armchairs and a desk, both so often missing in B&Bs. The bathroom has a shower, no bath, the towels nice and soft and, as with everything at Practically Lakeside, clean but not antiseptic. Breakfast... More

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you Carolyn and Michael for your very complimentary review of Practically Lakeside B&B. We are pleased that you were very comfortable and found our amenities suitable for your purposes. Many guests enjoy having breakfast on the deck or in the garden. Hopefully if you return and the weather is condusive you can spend more time outdoors relaxing with a... More

Port Vila, Vanuatu
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent 4 nights there and it was great, very peaceful. The room is big enough, the bathroom looks new and everything is very clean. Chris and Luba were very welcoming and tried to do their best to help me. The terrasse is very relaxing when the weather is good and it's very nice to cycle in the park nearby.... More

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you M for your lovely review of Practically Lakeside B&B. We enjoyed meeting you and our brief chats. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you were very comfortable. It is a shame that work prevented you from getting to Canberra's wonderful attractions. Perhaps you may either come earlier or stay longer on your next assigment. More

Ballina, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A second visit to Practically Lakeside this year felt a little like coming home and served to reinforce our view that this B & B is one of the best we have been to in Australia. The streetscape had changed and instead of the beautiful mature trees of last Autumn, we had the sight of the same now taking on... More

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you B & M for writing another lovely review about Practically Lakeside B&B. We were sorry that we couldn't be there during your entire stay and were pleased that you accepted a self-catered stay because of the impending arrival of our grand-child. We hope that when you return, we can enjoy more chats and even serve you one of... More

Hill End, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The first thing to say is this is not a fancy 5 star B&B and does lacks some of the luxuries. But the result is a non pretentious, solid and honest B&B with caring hosts who are more than willing to please. The room is private and quiet, and surrounded by a lovely garden with places to sit and relax.... More

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

It is indeed a compliment to be regarded an unpretentious, solid and honest B&B. While our recent Excellence Awards 2013, 2014 (based on customer reviews) may give the impression that we have a 5 star boutique B&B located in a stately building full of luxurious appointments, the truth of the matter is that our B&B is just a very comfortable,... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Practically Lakeside is beautiful. We have just enjoyed three relaxing nights at this lovely B&B. Every detail in the bedroom has been thoughtfully chosen, to make the room luxurious. The bedroom / loungeroom is large and comfortable. The ensuite bathroom is also large and generously equipped . A delicious breakfast is served in an adjoining room which also serves as... More

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

We are forever amazed at the number of appreciative guests who stay @ Practically Lakeside B&B. Our location is extremely quiet yet near the Parliamentary triangle and attractions. We thank you for your lovely comments about our B&B and service. We also thank you for your appreciation of the superb National Galleries and museums here in our capital. We are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Practically lake side is in the best location if your sight seeing, everything was very close we were able to see everything in the 2 days we had in Canberra, and to come back to practically lakeside b&b just added that extra touch to our stay! The food was delicious and we will keep in contact with you Chris &... More

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you Tina & Tim for taking the time to review our B&B. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit, the breakfast and especially the coffee. The weather was perfect during your stay and made it so much easier to get around to see our wonderful attractions. We hope that you enjoyed the wedding down the south coast and... More

Ballina, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I spent 3 nights enjoying the comfort and facilities of Luba & Chris's wonderful B & B. Located in a very quiet, tree-lined street and close to everything you need to make you National Capital stay just about perfect. A very large bedroom/sitting room with all the comforts of home and a huge and well equipped en-suite which will satisfy... More

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of Practically Lakeside B&B and nearby eateries. You were very lucky to experience marvellous weather and to see Canberra at its autumnal best. The trees and birds in Yarralumla are spectacular and many guests, like yourself, spend much time on the deck just taking in the serenity and decipering the different bird calls. We... More

Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This was an excellent B&B in a leafy street. The room was large and comfortable. Very helpful and considerate hosts with an excellent breakfast I would definitely recommend this B&B. It is one of the best I have stayed in.

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you Brendan for your lovely review of Practically Lakeside B&B. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time in Canberra celebrating your wedding anniversary and visiting our wonderful museums and galleries. We hope that you enjoy many more decades of married life and wish you every success in the future. More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Chris and Luba are very hospitable and made our stay in Canberra wonderful. They prepared great breakfasts for both of us which kept us going for most of the day. We enjoyed our chats with them. The room was comfortable and the position is close to many of the attractions in Canberra.

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Practically Lakeside B&B. We're pleased that you were comfortable, experienced good weather and were able to visit many of Canberra's museums and galleries. We really enjoyed meeting you and enjoyed our chats about mutual interests.We wish you and your family all the best in the future. More

New Milton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We enjoyed the quiet calm and semi detached accomadation we would recommend it to anyone, nothing to find fault with because it was all as it should be , the one room available was large warm sunny and very quiet with on road parking outside in a very quiet road, with in walking distance from the Burly Griffin lake and... More

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Practically Lakeside B&B. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that our B&B was only minutes away from your elderly relations. We enjoyed meeting you both and hope that you will stay again on your next visit to Canberra. More

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Address: 14 Turner Place | Yarralumla, Canberra 2600, Australia
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Greater Canberra > Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 1

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