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Practically Lakeside B&B

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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hill End, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

Sydney
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

A very good B&B in Canberra run by caring hosts who go out of their way to accommodate their guests. Chris and Luba offer a wide variety of breakfast items including home-baked bread and freshly squeezed orange juice.

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

Thank you for your lovely review and for your continued patronage of our B&B. We were sorry that J. wasn't well enough to accompany you this time. We hope that she will be well enough to travel on your next trip to Canberra. More

Scotland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Chris and Luba were able to accommodate us at short notice after our other arrangements fell through. We were so glad to have found this comfortable and well appointed B&B in a good location and with such helpful hosts. I cannot add to all the other positive comments made about this lovely place other than to endorse them fully. Chris... More

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

Thank you for your review. We were delighted to meet you both and enjoyed our chats during your stay. We were pleased that you managed to visit some of our wonderful cultural institutions as well as enjoy the outdoor attractions by cycling around beautiful Lake Burley Griffin.We wish you well in all your future travels. More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

A delightful short break in Canberra to see the Inca Gold Exhibition at the National Gallery, made extra special by warm hospitality, comfort and great breakfasts at the Practically Lakeside B&B. Hosts Luba and Chris very friendly and helpful and B&B extremely comfortable and quiet, yet convenient to Canberra's best attractions. Beautiful location and hope to stay there again.

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

Thank you for acknowledging your satisfaction with your accommodation both by phone and in your review. We are forever amazed about the many wonderful people who stay in our B&B. We really enjoyed meeting you both and chatting about our mutual interests. We hope that you are able to return to Canberra soon to see more or our wonderful city. 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): $$

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
WINTER SPECIAL 3NS ACCOMMODATION 450 DOLLARS WITHOUT BREAKFAST. Enjoy superior quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation & privacy in a quiet, tree-lined street in central Canberra. Near tourist attractions, Manuka & Kingston cafes & Parliamentary triangle, this beautiful B&B is located in the historic, lakeside suburb of Yarralumla, it is near the CBD, Turner from the Tate exhibition at the NGA, Weston Park, John James and Canberra Hospitals & popular outdoor cafes. Ideal for those who enjoy serious or gentle exercise, those interested in golfing, ornithology, photography, horticulture or for those who just enjoy a comfortable, tranquil environment. Be "Actively Lakeside" by taking advantage of our close proximity to Lake Burley Griffin to walk, run or cycle to major attractions. Bikes & kayaks are available at no cost. We are close to the marshalling area for marathons/cycling events, AIS Rowing course, inter-school regattas, Hot Air Balloon rides, Canberra Olympic, Manuka and Phillip Pools, tennis courts as well as the Royal Canberra Golf Course and Canberra Yacht Club. The local bus service is ACTION's Gold Line that goes past major tourist attractions in the Parliamentary Triangle on route to the city & Dickson (also noted for its wide selection of eateries). Or just relax in your spacious, north-east facing, ground-floor studio with separate entrances & pretty garden. The room has both ducted & Nobo panel heating, ceiling fan, air conditioner, TV/DVD/radio & desk for computer /work materials. Free WiFi / broadband/cable internet is available. The adjoining dining room has a microwave, toaster, kettle & refrigerator, crockery & cutlery and a wide selection of teas & coffee. Feel pampered on the comfortable king bed amidst the gorgeous bedding, chocolates & fresh flowers. Breakfast in your own private dining room or al fresco while you watch colourful balloons drift by. MINIMUM STAY 2NS. NO PETS ... more   less 
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