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Brassey of Canberra

Belmore Gardens & Macquarie St | Barton, Canberra 2600, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Avoca Beach, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
56 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is walking distance to parliament and public service offices, close to Manuka shops and close to the lake running track. Great old-world atmosphere. Good service. Easy, free parking. Rooms have desk for working and good light

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Western Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The property is average at best, the whole property is tired, and the rooms are pokey but I assume it is heritage listed which does create problems. the en suites are very small and in need of refurbishment. Location is good, staff are friendly and the food was good.

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Cassilis
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building is old but the rooms are fine. There seemed to be no other guests as it was so quiet. We had a pre dinner drink and loved the free dip and biscuits. There were other guests in the bar. We dined at a nearby restaurant but enjoyed a nightcap at the hotel bar before bed. Breakfast in the... More 

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Bungendore, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

An oldie world hotel with some character. Friendly and helpful staff on reception and the bar area and the general areas of the hotel are comfortable and clean. The hotel rooms are ok, basic, standard and to be honest a little dated and ready for some refurbishment. A pleasant overnight stay for an evening in Canberra and a walk to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
58 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A lifetime ago I used to work for the Foreign Service and Brassey was the "hotel" of choice where the Department would put staff who were back between postings. So back in the early 90's I spent a pleasant six weeks "living" at Brassey in between oveseas postings. I have long since left DFAT but still travel to Canberra on... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

I highly recommend the brassey of Canberra. The service is fantastic, friendly and helpful. The building is a gorgeous heritage icon of Canberra, close to the city, questacon, meseum ect. It will be on my list of stay again.

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Canberra
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

As a group of friends we dined at the Brassey for the forth year in a row. As usual the place was all but empty save for us few souls which gave the atmosphere an air of neglect and abandonment. Nevertheless the food was excellent, the service very good (after all we were the only diners). Brassey has that old... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Stayed for a night for business. This is an old hotel which is nice enough for what it is. A heritage hotel so you can't expect the modernity of a newly built premises. The room was quite small by modern standards and the bathroom equally so. The light in the bathroom needed a brighter light and probably a better clean... More 

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Sydney Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I stayed at this hotel with a friend revisiting after a decade and must say that I don't think a single thing has changed in this hotel in all that time. The decor is old and tired and badly in need of a revamp. The rooms, however are large and the beds were comfortable. For the price I feel it... More 

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South-east Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I love the charm and character of old hotels, and Brassey is no exception. I would echo the room tip about paying the extra for a better room; our "garden view" room was more of a "courtyard" or "outdoor dining area" view room, and we were kept awake by the noise of what sounded like an air-conditioning unit just outside... More 

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