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Hotel Realm

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   18 National Circuit | Barton, Canberra 2600, Australia
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Ranked #5 of 52 hotels in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
John D Devonport, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Devonport, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed at The Realm dozens of times now but have never got around to writing a review. This is a First Class hotel with all that you would expect in a business hotel. Relatively fast free internet is always appreciated! The Realm precinct has become a destination in its own right with a very good bar and restaurants... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is our second stay and the Realm and although the minimalist style is very chic and the gadgetry high tech, there are some basics that are missing from it being a 5 star experience. I will start with the constructive feedback: -My initial observation was that the lounge area in front of the check in desk was very dusty.... More

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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a special night away and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Realm. We stayed in a Bedroom suite and as a previous reviewer had written - I could possibly live there! Great, welcoming staff - thank you Catalina! and beautiful room. The iconic Canberran view from our balcony of DFAT, Parliament House and THAT flagpole - superb. We... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great week end at the Realm booked on Wotif as a Mystery Hotel. Friendly staff at check in who gave us an upgrade to a Bedroom suite. I could possibly live there. We enjoyed the excellent facilities from IPod station to coffee machine, jacuzzi bathtub. It's a fun hotel to discover, modern and stylish. We had local wine tasting in... More

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Sydney, Australia
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58 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't think anyone familiar with what a 5 star hotel offers would consider Hotel Realm in the same league. The staff are the only thing that are truly at a 5 star standard - they are extremely polite and helpful, and the staff to guest ratio is high. The rooms are quite large and the bed in my room... More

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a fantastic weekend at The Realm earlier this month. What a gem! Friendly staff, great one bedroom suite (thank you so much for the upgrade), beautiful decor! Highly recommend this hotel - great location, good breakfast buffet and a wonderful ambience. Good value for money in Australia's capital city!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

have stayed in many hotels and Hotel realm would be in my top 10. The room i selected was brilliant with a great bath and bed! The staff were also extremely nice. The only bad thing about the hotel is that the website displays that the hotel has a pool but in fact its a leased out company gym in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was great, we did have one issue with my husbands foot which a sharp object underneath the carpet cut his foot and no staff had apologised or offered anything to make amends, expected more for a 5 star hotel. Otherwise I'm not so sure I would rate this 5 stars maybe 4.5, the rooms are spacious and the... More

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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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38 hotel reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

New hotel, nice spacious rooms, clean and quiet. Good breakfast, with somewhat limited hot choices. Excellent poached eggs though. Friendly staff. The location is close to the main government offices, but not close to anything exciting (as far as there are any exciting things to do in Canberra). Despite the fact that the rooms are very specious, there is limited... More

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washington, dc
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4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a fabulous stay at the Realm. The rooms are large and quite spacious. It is quite new, and there is lots of space to spread out - for work or otherwise. There are plenty of outlets for your electronic devices, and the closet is large and easy to access. Also, some colleagues (who paid for an upgrade) got... More

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Address: 18 National Circuit | Barton, Canberra 2600, Australia
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Greater Canberra > Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Realm 5*
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Located at the footsteps of Parliament House in Canberra, the multi-award winning 5 Star Hotel Realm is part of a truly mixed-use precinct next to the Parliamentary Triangle. Hotel Realm offers 158 hotel and suite style accommodation rooms each with L'Occitane amenities, Apple(R) Mac-Mini in-room system and Nespresso coffee machines. Complimented by an in house day spa, state of the art health club, fine dining, casual dining, lounge bars, wholefoods cafe and onsite pharmacy. Combining contemporary elegance with avant-garde design, Hotel Realm is Canberra's only AAA rated 5 Star hotel. ... more   less 
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