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Griffin Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   15 Tench St., Canberra 2604, Australia
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Ranked #42 of 52 hotels in Canberra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012
Greg B Melbourne, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

In May 2013, our family (including a 6 month old) stayed here in a 2 bedroom apartment booked through Accomodate Canberra (part of Maloney's real estate). We were kept waiting at 'check-in' because only one person in the whole place knew how to do the process. Our child screamed for 10 minutes while we waited to be served. Upon check... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

My wife and I have stayed at the Griffin many times over a number of years. Location in Kingston is really good with lots of easy to get to restaurants. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment which was an awkward layout and a bit lack lustre in presentation. Staff were a bit disinterested, the Internet didn't work, and the... More

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Lothian, Maryland
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

My husband's business office made him reservations there to start in 2 days. But when I read the reviews and told him how awful it was, he cancelled his reservation and we found other accommodations. This is what was at the top of the cancellation confirmation: "The Griffin Hotel is ceasing to operate. Doors will close on Thursday 7th June... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

We recently stayed at the Griffin Hotel in the Kingston area of Canberra-- Clean, convenient and the friendly front office staff made the stay very pleasant. The one bedroom apartment was very quiet, with a nice kitchen, very nice sized living area with sofas and a desk, good sized bathroom and a comfortable bed. the area is very convenient to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

We stayed at the Griffin for two nights recently while seeing the Renaissance exhibition at the National Art Gallery. We had a comfortable suite with plenty of room: a good-sized living room with kitchenette, a nice bedroom, and quite adequate bathroom. We like staying in this area because there are a number of good restaurants in easy walking distance. However,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Beware! If you fall ill within 24 hours of checking in don't expect the Griffin to allow you to change your reservation to a later date even if you advise them on the morning of your planned arrival that you aren't well enough to travel. Their policy is simply inflexible and nothing will change it. They will charge you in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012 via mobile

Good location, close to some great restaurants if you don't want to use your kitchen facilities. Reception staff unable to answer questions about local events. No air con in bedroom. Couldn't access balcony as the sliding door locked. Ok for overnight stay but hotel with more services equally priced & therefore better value.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

We arrived with a vehicle and parked it in the car park before taking out our luggage. Took us a while to find the correct door to our block of apartments as there are several and your key card will only work in the right one. Shocked to find that we had to carry our heavy suitcases plus a baby... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Stayed for a few nights during the week for business. Had read reviews about hotel but thought i'd give it a go myself. Service was excellent, reception area seemed very dark and drepressing but was welcomed by big smiles from friendly front desk staff, check-in and check-out was a breeze. The layout of the hotel is quite different from others... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012 via mobile

Dodgy internet booking site resulted in two rooms being booked when only one was required. Notified hotel as soon as realized the error (4 weeks in advance). Staff totally unhelpful and refusing to refund room charge. Very, very, ordinary!

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Address: 15 Tench St., Canberra 2604, Australia
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Greater Canberra > Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Griffin Hotel 3.5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
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