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QT Canberra

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 London Circuit, Canberra 2601, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My friend and I stayed here for a night and were impressed with the rooms, foyer, breakfast and general vibe of the hotel as other reviews have outlined. Unfortunately we had a terrible night of sleep which ruined our next day and the event we had to attend as we were absolutely wiped from lack of sleep! We were in... More 

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sasrowlandsQT, Director of Social Media at QT Canberra, responded to this review

Hi Sun_rising2014, Thanks kindly for your review. Many apologies for the noise in the twin rooms. Is certainly does sound as though you had a poor nights sleep. We are working on the sound proofing and have now stocked up on ear plugs so should they be requested we will be able to supply them. Thanks again for letting us... More 

Gold Coast
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We enjoyed a two night stay at QT Canberra last weekend for a quick trip to a birthday party. The rooms are comfortable with an excellent bed and quirky touches which we loved - a cocktail set, good toiletries and note paper with Gough on the cover. Free latest release movies are offered. The balcony was good for fresh air... More 

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sasrowlandsQT, Director of Social Media at QT Canberra, responded to this review

Hi TiffyW_11, Thanks for an informative and well rounded review. Sounds as though you got to enjoy the full QT experience and that we hit the mark. Wonderful news! We would love to take care of you again next time you are in town. Sas QT More 

Brisbane, Australia
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262 reviews 262 reviews
65 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

QT Canberra Myself and the wife swung by the QT Canberra for some lunch. Whilst there I indulged in a shave at the barber shop. Overall the shave was good and relaxing but I did get knicked four times which I was extremely disappointed with. After the shave we went to the Capitol Grill for lunch where we had the... More 

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sasrowlandsQT, Director of Social Media at QT Canberra, responded to this review

Hi Nathaen M, Great to respond to another of your reviews for our property. Thanks for taking the time again! Barber = horrifying and very out of sync with the normal service. Many apologies. Capitol Bar and Grill = right on song. Thanks for letting us know. Hope to see you again. Sas QT More 

Western Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Stayed at QT for two nights recently and I have to say, I enjoyed my stay. This place is still operated by Rydges but what they've done is resolve all of the things I disliked about the old Rydges Lakeside like the dodgey old bathrooms from the fifties, and they've kept the good things like the super comfortable beds. They've... More 

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sasrowlandsQT, Director of Social Media at QT Canberra, responded to this review

Hi TheTravelBlug, Thanks for the comprehensive and detailed review. We love receiving these as it really helps us to move forward with our offering. Thanks also for the kind notes on the move from being Rydges Lakeside to QT Canberra. AHL, both brand's parent company, have really nailed two very independent travel markets and we are pleased to welcome you... More 

Sydney
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64 reviews 64 reviews
63 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I stayed at the QT for two nights in May and had previously stayed there when it was the old Rydges Lakeside. The improvements are fantastic. Check in was quick and the staff are young, efficient and enthusiastic. My room had a queen size bed which was very comfortable and the décor was quirky, fun and fresh. I attended a... More 

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Brisbane
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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The QT Hotel Canberra is the old Rydges Lakeside - great location. The decor in the rooms and public areas is quite funky with a political theme e.g. the note books in the room have photos of well known politicians and quotes from them, though confusingly the quotes don't match the photos. One scary thing - the huge photo in... More 

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Smooth check in. Yes the rooms are smaller than your average. Qt staff always go above and beyond especially the dinner staff. Capitol was fantastic. The breakfast is a must! It was a comfortable stay. I love the dream beds! Hotel is nicely renovated. They have done a lot to get it where it is. You have to be a... More 

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Brisbane
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Looks like Rydges Canberra has re-branded as QT Canberra. Still part of the same group but a bit more up-market and trendy. Not sure if they pulled it off. The rooms are fresh with some quirky decore, but at the end of the day it is stil a fairly basic hotel room. The staff are friendly and efficient and have... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Here for 5 nights with a conference group. Dinner in house tonight was interesting. Food was set menu alternate plate main steak or fish. Was ok but the wine supplied was horrid. Red and white wine was worse than 3.99 special from Dan Murphy's Inspecting the wine list found average SA Coonawarra or Barossa Shiraz priced at $85 plus. Worst... More 

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Monfrique, Guest Relations Manager at QT Canberra, responded to this review

Hi Bruce W, We're happy to hear you found our staff friendly and helpful. I have made note of your comments about the wine on our set menu and will pass these on. We hope to see you again! Monique QT Canberra More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Quirky decor and an interesting atmosphere. Friendly service by staff and ease of checking in. Great food and timely. Good central location to getting around the city, and a great view looking out from my room. Great walking tracks nearby.

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Address: 1 London Circuit, Canberra 2601, Australia
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Greater Canberra > Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — QT Canberra 4.5*
Number of rooms: 205
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Also Known As:
Rydges Lakeside Canberra Hotel Canberra
Rydges Lakeside Hotel Canberra
Canberra Rydges Lakeside Hotel
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Canberra
#7 Romantic Hotel in Canberra
#10 Luxury Hotel in Canberra
#15 Family Hotel in Canberra

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