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Canberra Rex Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   150 Northbourne Ave, Canberra 2601, Australia
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Ranked #36 of 52 hotels in Canberra
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying right now. Wasn't informed that the hotel is currently being renovated. Still paying top dollar though. We ventilated the room to remove the paint smell, and cleaned the clogged filters on the air conditioner to try and get the heat pump to work. After an hour still only 16○C in the room. Bed is comfortable however. These hotels should... More

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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great couple of days in Canberra made all the more pleasant by staying at the Canberra Rex Hotel. Before we go any further – a disclaimer. We love the Rex and have really not found better value for money in Canberra. We stayed two nights. Checked in about 4pm and that was very smooth. Friendly and efficient as always... More

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Eltham
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On The outside the Hotel looks inviting and the staff are friendly - after booking in the disappointment starts, one elevator broken the other refuses to stop on my floor. Once we get to the room it was a step back to the 60s in décor and poorly maintained décor at that. The old fashioned TV only had 2 colours... More

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Nick I, General Manager at Canberra Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trevor P, Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated and yes we are in the midst of refurbishing our nostalgic rooms which are older in style but are priced accordingly. The renovation has its challenges as it can impact on perceptions. However we have a number of new rooms completed which may be more appealing and which may be... More

Dee Why, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in the newly constructed Rex Apartments for 3 nights. It is a brand new building, with excellent in-room free wifi, and all other facilities of an apartment (dining table, kitchen, washing machine, walk in robe). There is also a nice indoor pool and gym which looked very modern. The breakfast is good and reception service is efficient and... More

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Maitland, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were quite freindly, the restaurant was nice, however parking was very difficult, our room was a king room near the elevator shaft and was quite noisy due to the elevator squeaking, the shower had no hob and the water came out everywhere, the curtains didn't cover the windows properly so excesive light came into the room

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Vientiane, Laos
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23 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes it's dated but the Rex is undergoing a facelift as befits a hotel of her age and history. Staff were, for the most part, very helpful and very cheery; breakfast was generous; wifi free; and the hotel pool delightful and underused. The walls of this hotel are rather thin - not sure of that's being addressed in the refurbish.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Had a two night stay at the Rex in late May. All aspects of the hotel were excellent. Very good value and it was great to see a full breakfast was included in the price. Would highly recommend to friends. The bed was extra comfy and beautiful fluffy extra large towels.

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Nick I, General Manager at Canberra Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rhonda, Many thanks for your feedback and especially your kind words. The Team at the Canberra Rex has very much appreciated your warm comments and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Yours sincerely and kind regards, The Team at the Canberra Rex Hotel & Apartments. More

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

While the rooms are old and the wifi intermittent, the food in the restaurant is outstanding... Best pork belly, hot fresh steak-cut fries, proper jus, massive top-quality burgers, and steak served just-right on a pre-heated plate. Large serves, reasonable prices, and friendly wait staff. With breakfast included the room-rate, and access to a gym and pool next door, the Canberra... More

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Nick I, General Manager at Canberra Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jason S, Many thanks for your feedback reflecting our nostalgic rooms in the process of becoming new again and appreciated especially your positive comments regarding the Restaurant Team and the quality of the Kitchen. We hope to welcome you back soon to the Rex and experience the ongoing changes. The Team at the Canberra Rex Hotel & Apartments More

Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Hotel is very run down and in serious need of a makeover. Lobby area is good, and breakfast is excellent, but our room was very small, TV was an old analogue one with a distorted picture, and bathroom was damaged. Some work was being carried out on level 1, with a smell of paint going through the whole level, but... More

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Nick I, General Manager at Canberra Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reuben, Many thanks for your feedback, which is certainly appreciated and for highlighting the positive ones especially regarding our new Lobby and restaurant experience. The Team at the Rex is conscious of the current works and we do our utmost to minimize any concerns that are prevalent during the refurbishment of the hotel, and with regards to our vintage/nostalgic... More

Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Had a lovely two night stay at the Rex. The rates of the room was very reasonable for Canberra and included a buffet breakfast. An added bonus was a bath. It is a good location, a twenty minute walk to the Civic centre, with bus stop nearby and only a short walk to the fashionable Braddon Shops, with a designer... More

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Address: 150 Northbourne Ave, Canberra 2601, Australia
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Greater Canberra > Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Canberra Rex Hotel 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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