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Diplomat Hotel

4.5 of 5 Cnr Canberra Ave & Hely St | (2 Hely St), Canberra 2603, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is an ideal, good value hotel in Canberra. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended. The rooms are well furnished and clean. The Laundry facilities easily accessible, free covered parking, very close to excellent independent grocers and bakers. This hotel is in a great location for getting to all of the major sites.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited Diplomat Hotel in January while in Canberra for work and my wife and daughter joined me as well for a few days. They have an outdoor pool (not heated) small gym, sauna which I used over the week. There was no one else there and I had a relaxed time using these facilities. They have free wireless and free... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Couldn't fault them. Great shower pressure after driving in from Sydney was greatly appreciated. Food was tasty and fresh but bit expensive for what you got. I Although when your not paying $25 to $30 per night for parking you can't complain Defiantly will stay here again now I know where it is. And you can get velocity points.

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Oakland, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a good experience at this hotel after the toilet and bathroom lighting were fixed. The room was very large with a seating area and cafe table and chairs. Laundry facilities easily accessible, free covered parking, very close to excellent independent grocers and bakers. Atrium area very pleasant, especially all the books. They offer something we haven't seen before, $10... More 

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9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place was outdated, Service was minimal Room weren't clean. Upon checkin we were told the price were $40 more then what was advertised and booked for. We were also informed that room service weren't available due to minimal staffing (Sunday 6pm). Once we were in the room we discovered that all the side table were misplaced as one couldn't... More 

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Shellharbour, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located in parliament square and close to everything. The hotel has an 'old world' feel to it, which was a nice change to the big chain hotels. The hotel has a very big central area, where there are chairs to relax in (with lovely throws) and lots of books to read - which seems to be a theme. We enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great hotel, not far from the city. It was clean staff were approachable and willing to help in anyway. Highly recommend it Free Wifi wasnt great connection but hey its free. The breaky was pretty good also

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Rowland F, Manager at Diplomat Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jenny W, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you the next time you're in Canberra The Diplomat More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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277 reviews 277 reviews
36 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located east of the centre this hotel has a 1950s look solid and dependable. There is a massive central area where the bar and restaurant are located, with rooms around the outside on 2 floors. Interesting leisure area that needs some upgrade. Books are a theme of the decor with shelves of books all around. Staff were friendly and helpful

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Rowland F, Manager at Diplomat Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Davidlowe46, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. I do hope that you will stay with us again so that we try for a better rating the next time you're in town All the Best The Diplomat More 

Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was travelling for business, Diplomat Hotel is convenient with its location and the price is fair. The restaurant was open later than I would have thought and the food was exceptional. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable.

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Rowland F, Manager at Diplomat Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Peter K, Thank you for the positive feedback. I'll be sure to let the team know to keep up the good work! All the best The Diplomat More 

Bray Park, Queensland, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought that the whole experience of staying here was excellent. The staff were very helpful & could not have been friendly. The food at the restaurant was excellent & the wait staff very friendly. I would recommend this to any friends travelling in the area

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Rowland F, Manager at Diplomat Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Diane M, Thank you for the positive feedback. It is very encouraging for all the team to see how a little effort can make a big difference in helping someone to enjoy their holiday. we hope to see you here again soon All the best The Diplomat More 

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Address: Cnr Canberra Ave & Hely St | (2 Hely St), Canberra 2603, Australia
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Greater Canberra > Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Diplomat Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
Diplomat Canberras Boutique Canberra
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Canberra
#18 Luxury Hotel in Canberra

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