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“The accommodation we hope we will always find” 5 of 5 stars
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14 Turner Place | Yarralumla, Canberra 2600, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Canberra B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
1 review
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“The accommodation we hope we will always find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2011

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!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review, May 22, 2011
Thank you for your wonderful review of our B&B. We really enjoyed your company & chatting with you. Autumn is probably the best time to visit Canberra and you were lucky to see sensational autumn displays and experience lovely weather with brilliant blue skies when you cycled around Lake Burley Griffin. We look forward to your next visit and will have the bikes & kayaks ready for you!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

My wife and I drove down from Sydney for a short break and spent a couple of days at this B & B located in the serene Canberra suburb of Yarralumla. The room was very comfortable, as was the massive king size bed! It was nice to enjoy the sounds of nature in our surrounds! Our hosts Luba and Chris were fantastic, and went out of their way make our stay as enjoyable as possible. We went for the full cooked breakfast each morning and each time it was delicious.
The location is very central, and with the bikes Luba and Chris offered us we were able to take advantage of the great riding tracks near by. Lake Burley Griffin is a couple of minutes walk away, and other attractions such as Parliament House are an easy bike ride away, or easily accessible by bus if you don't have a car.
This was a very enjoyable way to relax in this beautiful part of Canberra! We will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review, March 30, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our B&B. We hope that you both can go kayaking next time as well now that the lake has been cleared of the debris after the floods. It was a shame that your wife didn't get to go horse-riding during your stay however. If she still wants to do this next time, we can book her into a session ahead of time to avoid disappointment. We look forward to you both staying with us again.
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Additional Information about Practically Lakeside B&B

Address: 14 Turner Place | Yarralumla, Canberra 2600, Australia
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Greater Canberra > Canberra
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 1
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 

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