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“Solid hotel centrally located” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Crowne Plaza Hotel Canberra

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Crowne Plaza Hotel Canberra
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Binara Street, Canberra 2601, Australia   |  
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Ranked #17 of 52 Hotels in Canberra
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“Solid hotel centrally located”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We really liked this hotel. It's a good, reliable hotel in a great location with windows that open to get fresh air. It looks like they ran out of money when they refurbished the room as the bathrooms are only half refurbished, but that was no big deal. The bathrooms are just a bit dated, but very practical and serviceable.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Matthew A, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Canberra, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear MandM27,

Thank you for your review. Great to read that the location and facilties suited your needs and that you have experienced good consistent service. We are continuing our refurbishment efforts and I do hope you will enjoy the new elements as they are completed through 2013.

Thankyou again.

Yours Sincerely
Matt Anderson
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had 2 nights at the crown plaza hotel in Canberra as part our tour around the southern part of Australia. This was by far the best hotel we stayed in and the staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for you. Whilst we only had breakfast in the hotel it was very good and reasonable value comapered to a number of other hotels we stayed at. The hotel was very clean and modern and in a good location which was very well located for central Canberra. There was a great walk around Great Burley Griffin Lake and the War Memorial is a 15 minute walk away and well worth a visit.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Matthew A, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Canberra, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear BertieBasset1957,

Thank you for your review and for the wonderful recommendation. High praise indeed and we are really thrilled to have been able to impact your stay so positively. This is absolutely our goal.
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to the chance to welcome you back.

Yours Sincerely
Matt Anderson
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

When we arrived they greeted us with bottles of cold water. We'd just travelled from Sydney on THAT day when temperatures reached 48 degrees (Friday 18/1/2013) so the water was gratefully received. They were very welcoming and as we're with Priority Privilege there were extras like packets of snacks and late checkout.
The room was quiet, complete with blockout blinds, a comfortable bed, lots of pillows and a good sized bathroom, Nice view over the park.
I'm not into walking but this hotel was within walking distance of the shops even for me. The casino is right next door.
We'll be back.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Matthew A, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Canberra, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear RCD2012_12,

Thank you for your review. "That Day" was tremendously hard on anyone travelling and I'm thrilled we were able to provide some relief when you arrived. We try very hard to find opportunities to deliver the best guest experience to support our great location and I'm really pleased to read of the impact our efforts had on your stay.
Thank you for choosing us and we look forward to the chance to welcome you back.

Yours Sincerely
Matt Anderson
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Stayed here on a package rate through hotel website - "Toulouse Lautrec" exhibition at National Gallery. Package included king size bed, parking and two "untimed" tickets costing $50 to the exhibition. Great value IMO.
Was upgraded to a park-view at check in (Priority Club Gold Member).
Room was very clean and well kept but bathroom in need of modernisation.
Hotel check-in staff and concierge extremely friendly and helpful. Check-out time of 11am very convenient.

Hotel in a great position adjacent to Casino and walking distance to cafes, restaurants and pubs. Large shopping mall with everything from ALDI, Myers, David Jones etc to BOSS across the road.

Would definitley stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Matthew A, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Canberra, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear mandmshow,

Thank you for your review. I'm thrilled that the location suited your needs, you felt you received great value and of course that your wonderful loyalty through our Priority Club program was recognisd by the team.
Thank you for choosing us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Canberra and our other Crowne Plaza hotels.

Yours Sincerely
Matt Anderson
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Great refurbished hotel at a good price purchased on their site. Very honest and sincere service from all staff I met. Rooms are well fitted out and work space in room is a good touch. Location spot on and walking distance to good shops. Definitely recommend this hotel for business travelers and couples.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Matthew A, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Canberra, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear VrisTravel01,

Thankyou so much for your recommendation. Personal recommendations based on first hand experience are the very best way to promote anything, and we are very grateful to you for taking the time to share your experience.
We look forward to the chance to welcome you back.

Yours Sincerely
Matt Anderson
General Manager
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Tartu, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Hotel is easy to find and it is very close to government buildings and shopping mall. Hotel room was clean but bathrooms should need a renovation. They look quite tired. From room I had good view to the park. Hotel has also a gymnasium with sauna and outdoor swimming pool.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Matthew A, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Canberra, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear RST50,

Thank you for your review. I'm thrilled tat our excellent location helped you enjoy Canberra. We receive a great deal of positive feedback from guests who find us the perfect base for the attractions and business hubs. I'm pleased to advise that we are currently in the planning stages toward an upgrade of our bathrooms. Of course we try to ensure they are immaculately presented always and will hopefully be able to complete a refresh of the physical product this year.
Thank you again , we look forward to welcoming you back to Canberra and the Crowne Plaza.

Yours Sincerely
Matt Anderson
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I travel lots (in Australia and overseas) and I can honestly say that during the two nights I spent at the crown plaza at the start of this year I experienced the friendliest and most helpful staff I have just about anywhere. The only reason that I dont say they provide the best service of any hotel in the world is that I have stayed in Dubai.
Well done Crown Plaza. Only place I will ever stay in Canberra.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Matthew A, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Canberra, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear Glen255060,

Thank you so very much. We are thrilled to have created such a great impact. This is absolutely our goal and we look forward to welcoming you in similar style on all your future visits.

Yours Sincerely
Matt Anderson
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Additional Information about Crowne Plaza Hotel Canberra

Address: 1 Binara Street, Canberra 2601, Australia
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Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Greater Canberra > Canberra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Canberra
#13 Family Hotel in Canberra
#13 Romantic Hotel in Canberra
#15 Luxury Hotel in Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Crowne Plaza Hotel Canberra 4.5*
Number of rooms: 295
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Encounter friendly service, easy accessibility and all the amenities you’ll need to stay connected at Crowne Plaza Canberra. Ideally located in the heart of the Nation’s Capital and within walking distance of the city’s best bars, restaurants, attractions and main shopping fair, Crowne Plaza Canberra is the accommodation venue of choice for those seeking a memorable experience. Each of our 295 luxurious rooms have been designed with comfort in mind and feature ergonomic workstations and deluxe bedding to ensure you are well rested during your holiday or business stay. Excite your palate with succulent grills and fresh local produce in our signature Redsalt Restaurant, or enjoy lighter fare and a selection of wine, beer and specialty cocktails in our vibrant and popular Binara one bar. Meet with friends or hold an informal meeting with colleagues in the picturesque Atrium Lounge and enjoy an espresso coffee or herbal tea prepared by one of our expert baristas. Being active is a big part of enjoying life, which is why we’re pleased to offer guests complimentary access to Pro-Fit Health Club with sauna and outdoor pool. Guests may also take advantage of our 24 hour Business Centre, high speed broadband and wireless connectivity in public areas designed to keep you connected. Treat yourself to a refreshing sanctuary from the stresses of life at Earth Day Spa. A visit to the spa will leave you feeling relaxed, soothed and pampered, so you can get more out of your stay. Earth Day Spa is open seven days a week and features treatments such as massages, facials, and beauty treatments for men and women. Be confident in your decision to experience Crowne Plaza Canberra and rely on exemplary service, easy access and modern facilities designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind. ... more   less 
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