This is not for everyone but it will suit anyone understanding that this is a spacious refurbished student accommodation complex of quite elegant 1950s design. A tranquil garden with beautiful trees and pond occupies the central quadrangle which is surrounded by the accommodation buildings on three sides and the conference/administration/library and restaurants on the fourth side. There are two first class eating establishments Fellows (cafe/bar) and Boffins within.
The location is convenient to the city, the lake, the National Gallery and obviously the university all within walking distance. We walked across to the National Portrait gallery in about 45 minutes following the bike trails to escape the traffic which is surprisingly heavy on the main roads.
The main disadvantage is that there are no lifts so you need to be able to lug your suitcases up to the third level if you score a room there.
The price is probably a bit high but everything is dear in Canberra. It was better through Wotif.com
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- University Hotel Canberra
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