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Canberra Rex Hotel

150 Northbourne Ave, Canberra 2601, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It had been a year since my last visit to the Canberra Rex Hotel and as always it feels like coming home! Check in was effortless, friendly & efficient, my allocated room - 239 was absolutely stunning! From the plush carpet - soft underfoot, the amazing King Sized Bed, two LCD TV units - one in the lounge area and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by the Rex. I got a number of raised eyebrows when I said I was staying there. Seems I was unaware of it's reputation in the 70s. However, they are in the process of some serious renovations. The brand new room I stayed in was modern, light and comfortable. A little jarring with the view out... More 

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Echuca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived after an 8 hour drive and checked in to a room that reeked of old prawns, even after 20 mins with doors and windows open the stench didn't dissipate. I rang reception who immediately offered us a new room and sent someone up with the key and to assist with luggage. We headed to the "bar" for a... More 

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Alexandra, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were upgraded and the room and facilities were top class and really luxurious Very clean and had obviously been upgraded recently. Balcony with a view. Hotel very close to shopping and sight seeing, though the dining room was closed on Sunday night. Staff very welcoming and informative, and breakfast was great

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Vence, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was being renovated and we ended up in one of the "old" rooms. It smelt a bit. Reception was good and the staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great and the gym and heated pool were a great addition to this stay. I will go back but in one of the refurbished rooms.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A decent stay, a hotel that is attempting to appear a little classier than it is. The staff are really friendly, but a little young and could benefit from more training in how to handle some matters. Had issues with WI-FI coverage, was easier to tether off my phone. TV reception was terrible, and the staff member i advised offered... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights during a recent trip to Canberra. Our room was directly below the floors that are being refurbished so sometimes you could hear some of the construction work happening above, however as we were up early both mornings it really didn't bother us, although I did hear one woman complaining to the reception staff about... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice simple efficient. The new rooms are very nice and comfortable. Good location for work as it is only a nice walk from it all. I guess if it is really cold it could be a brisk walk but none the less affordable and convenient. Buffet breakfast is ok and comparatively sufficient for the price paid. All in all I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There have been many reviews about the hotel needing a face lift and they've got around to it, if you stay in the 'executive' rooms. The rooms are great value for money, very close to town and the heated pool is good for laps if you're that way inclined.

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Vientiane, Laos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two renovated rooms which were cosy & clean. Soundproofing was good as we didn't hear any noise from hallways etc. appreciated all the charging ports, usb plugs etc. Morrissey amenities were a nice touch. Check in was friendly and easy. Breakfast had a large variety. Walking distance to shopping centre & lots of restaurants. Would stay here again!... More 

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