I have just stayed here for three nights and it has been a very pleasant stay. This hotel is a little way out of the CBD but....it is really quiet here. My room was on the ground floor and the hotel didn't seem to be that busy, which gave the place a relaxed feel.
My room was really nice. Some of the furniture was a little old, but the bed was huge, new and one of the most comfortable I have had anywhere. The shower pumps out scalding hot water (which I love, but do be careful to check the temp before you dive in). The carpet is new and the place looks like it has recently been painted.
I have eaten both breakfast and dinner in the restaurant. Breakfast is a sort of ordered buffet. On seating they'll ask you want you want by way of eggs, toast, snags, tomatoes, mushrooms etc and bring it to you on the plate. If you want more just order. There is heaps of cereal, milk, toast etc. The food was quite good and if you book breakfast on arrival the charge is $18.00, which is pretty good compared to the big chain hotels in Civic, which charge $30+.
Dinner was really nice and two courses plus a drink cost me about $40, which is average. If you do stay here it is about a 10+ minute walk to the Kingston shops, so you may have to factor that in.
My 'world renowned' acid test.....(drum roll)... Which is the quality of the iron and ironing board is......PASS. Yes, a tick! The ironing board and iron were of good quality and without burn / scorch marks. Folks, my rule of thumb is a decent iron means you have management who are not skimping!
The room has a nice big Samsung TV which faces the bed and can swivel around. The split system air cond is quiet and effective.
The 200 bus runs past the hotel and takes about 20 mins to get you into town. I like this hotel. It's homely and quiet. I'm glad I stayed here for a change. Try it!
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- The Diplomat Hotel is located in the heart of Manuka-Kingston - an easy walk to the best that Canberra has to offer! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Diplomat Canberras Boutique Canberra