You can read our other review of this hotel for the main stuff. Two points only this trip. One bad, one good.
1) Three lifts in a 6 level (not counting restaurant and car park levels) and only ONE, repeat only ONE goes to the car park. This may not normally be an issue, BUT when you are at a conference where at least 1/2 the bookings in the hotel are for your conference, getting to the car park in a timely fashion at checkout needs some interesting techniques (like starting early, taking as many bags as you can in one trip - try and find the baggage trolleys when hundreds checking out!) And of course the bell captains are run off their feet if you can even get one.
They JUST finished renovating the lifts (and they are REALLY sensitive to get the right floor, until you know the trick - keep touching the sensor until the light goes green!)
When we mark SERVICE = TERRIBLE we speak only of the lifts. Rest was again as before, pretty good.
The good item - our conference organizers arranged an after conference session meeting room that was open until late. GOOD, no - a GREAT and we mean ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC idea. Given there is never enough room in the lobby and the bar is WAY too noisy, this was a great way to meet in a less formal atmosphere and was a great team building exercise.
The rest - the same.
- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Canberra
- Canberra Crowne Plaza
- 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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