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“Pleasant apartment in good location” 4 of 5 stars
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Bentley Suites
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cnr Canberra Ave. & Dominion Court, Canberra 2603, Australia   |  
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Ranked #39 of 52 hotels in Canberra
Canberra, Australia
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“Pleasant apartment in good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Spend 5 nights in one of the suites run by Nagee. The apartment is pleasant and spacious enough for a family of four. The balcony and bedroom windows open out to the Fire Station Musuem with the vintage fire engines on dispay on some days. The location was great, a few minutes drive away from Manuka town centre with loads of coffee/food places.

The only drawbacks are thin walls between the shower area and living room and the 3 flight of stairs with luggage and kids in tow.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I was there for a major industry event during Parliamentary sitting and this meant that either hotels were full, or the price was exorbitant.
The Bentley was excellent value and the location is very central - close to Parliament House and Manuka for those who want a social life.
The rooms are not a design statement but are very spacious, comfortable and practical.
Can't fault anything in this hotel.
The hotel was full and I had no problem with any noise.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed in a two bedroom two bathroom apartment on the ground floor which was very spacious, plenty of room for our two young children to spread out. The bedrooms are near the road and we found it to be really noisy, sleeping was a problem. Also the noise from the apartment above us didn't help - we heard every shower, toilet flush and tap turn on, not a problem during the day but at 11.30pm bit annoying.

Kitchen has oven, microwave, fridge and some utensils, could definitely do with new kettle and toaster. Laundry has washing machine and dryer - bit temperamental, would only run for about 15 mins at a time.
Furniture tired and worn but ok.
No DVD player so kids were a bit disappointed that they couldn't watch their movies.

Convenient location, 5 mins from Manuka shops and supermarket.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Stayed here with my young adult daughter. The 2 bedroom suites come with 2 bathrooms which was a wonderful option for us. We asked for, and received, a quiet room but as others have stated the suites situated on a higher level presented a challenge for carrying up our luggage. The suite was attractively furnished and very clean. A very real problem though was that the blackout curtains were too narrow for my bedroom window and as the courtyard is floodlit, the room was too light at night to be comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful (no offer to help with luggage, though!).

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We stayed in a one bedroom apartment on the top floor. Secure basement parking, fairly nice unit with kitchen and laundry facilities and a corner spa.There is also a small north facing courtyard that doesnt have any views.

The worst thing though is if you are on the top floor, there is no lift, only stairs. So if you come from your car in the basement, you have to walk up a total of 7 flights of stairs! It doesn't sound like much, but when you have to do it several times with luggage, it is not much fun. If you are on the top floor, make sure that you are fairly fit,or happy to have a workout every time you return from your car.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Anyone familiar with Canberra knows the hotel prices vary depending on whether Parliament is sitting.
If you are flexbile with dates and times, I'd always suggest visiting in times other than sitting days - this will give better options for both flight and hotel costs
The Bentley is always a good option if you don't need the style and design of a couple of the newer hotels or the older world charn of the Hyatt.
It is normally excellent value particularly if you need a 2 bedroom apartment and it is close to Manuka and most attractions.
It normally satisfies most needs and is spacious with most amenities you would needd.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We recently stayed at the Bentley Suites in Canberra in a 2 bedroom apartment on the top floor. As there are no lifts, the four flights of stairs gave me a great workout (especially with luggage and food for the kitchen). Our apartment was great with 2 bathroom, but I was left disappointed with the overall cleanliness. The grill was filthy, the cutlery, plates etc all needed re-washing; the dishwasher didn't clean the dishes and attention to detail was missing. It is located in a very convenient location, walking distance to Manuka but for $280.00 per night, I expected a higher standard.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bentley Suites

Address: Cnr Canberra Ave. & Dominion Court, Canberra 2603, Australia
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Greater Canberra > Canberra
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#29 Luxury Hotel in Canberra
Hotel Class:4 star — Bentley Suites 4*
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Also Known As:
Bentley Hotel Canberra
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