We arrived at our destination late in the day, following excellent directions from Luba and Chris, and were welcomed and immediately made to feel at home. Knowing how difficult it is to navigate around Canberra by night we were so appreciative when Chris offered us the use of their sat nav and programmed in the restaurant we had booked! The accommodation at Practically Lakeside is so well laid out with a large living/bedroom, separate dining room and bathroom and with a private entrance from the street. An extremely comfortable king size bed with highest quality sheets and pillows had us wishing we were staying longer than 3 days. Nothing was too much trouble for Luba who served us up a delicious continental breakfast - including a wonderful fresh fruit platter, each morning and helpfully advised with places to visit and other useful information. We were delighted to find that although we were so close to the Galleries, Botanic Gardens, restaurants and most of the tourist spots around Canberra, Practically Lakeside is exactly that, a quiet peaceful tree lined neighbourhood next to Lake Burley Griffin with wonderful cycle and walking tracks. Chris and Luba very kindly lent us their bikes and helmets and we enjoyed a blissful hour or two just cycling and taking in the wonderful scenery around the lake. We have no hesitation in recommending this extremely comfortable B&B and we look forward to a return visit some day and taking up Luba and Chris's offer of taking our their kayaks!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WINTER SPECIAL 3NS ACCOMMODATION 450 DOLLARS WITHOUT BREAKFAST. Enjoy superior quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation & privacy in a quiet, tree-lined street in central Canberra. Near tourist attractions, Manuka & Kingston cafes & Parliamentary triangle, this beautiful B&B is located in the historic, lakeside suburb of Yarralumla, it is near the CBD, Turner from the Tate exhibition at the NGA, Weston Park, John James and Canberra Hospitals & popular outdoor cafes. Ideal for those who enjoy serious or gentle exercise, those interested in golfing, ornithology, photography, horticulture or for those who just enjoy a comfortable, tranquil environment. Be "Actively Lakeside" by taking advantage of our close proximity to Lake Burley Griffin to walk, run or cycle to major attractions. Bikes & kayaks are available at no cost. We are close to the marshalling area for marathons/cycling events, AIS Rowing course, inter-school regattas, Hot Air Balloon rides, Canberra Olympic, Manuka and Phillip Pools, tennis courts as well as the Royal Canberra Golf Course and Canberra Yacht Club. The local bus service is ACTION's Gold Line that goes past major tourist attractions in the Parliamentary Triangle on route to the city & Dickson (also noted for its wide selection of eateries). Or just relax in your spacious, north-east facing, ground-floor studio with separate entrances & pretty garden. The room has both ducted & Nobo panel heating, ceiling fan, air conditioner, TV/DVD/radio & desk for computer /work materials. Free WiFi / broadband/cable internet is available. The adjoining dining room has a microwave, toaster, kettle & refrigerator, crockery & cutlery and a wide selection of teas & coffee. Feel pampered on the comfortable king bed amidst the gorgeous bedding, chocolates & fresh flowers. Breakfast in your own private dining room or al fresco while you watch colourful balloons drift by. MINIMUM STAY 2NS. NO PETS ... more less