We stayed in a 1st floor executive 1 bedroom apartment, with 3 adults for 2 nights. We found the room to be very nice. Although the building is a bit dated, it is hardly evidently within the renovated apartment. It was a clean and tidy room with simple modern décor. It was a reasonable size, although it can become a little bit tight for space if you need to use a rollaway bed too.
We only arrived to check in just before 10PM. Although the lady was about to swap over with the next staff she checked us in without hesitation. She had called us earlier in the day to confirm our ETA, and made check in quick, informative and easy after a long drive to Canberra. All interaction we had with staff during our stay was friendly and polite.
The bedding was firm and comfortable and the addition of heated blankets was a bonus. The rollaway bed was also fairly comfortable.
The bathroom was very nice, spacious (for the size of the apartment) and clean – something I am very particular on. The only issue was that maintaining the temperature of the shower. It would take a bit of time to adjust to and stay at the right temperature.
The kitchen was handy with quality appliances and utensils available to use. We loved the abundance of storage space available too.
The TV was a good size and the free Foxtel channels offered good additional entertainment.
The free parking was away from the street providing a bit of security. It was not allocated parking, but we never had an issue trying to find a spot and it was a very short walk from the apartment. Overall, the location was great as it was very close to attractions.
The lock on the door was a bit tricky, and we couldn’t lock it at the end of our stay. However, the staff we notified was polite and told us she would take care of it.
Overall, I’d definitely recommend the place. The price we paid for an executive apartment was excellent value, and I’d suggest choosing it if your budget permits – you get a whole lot more for a little bit extra.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Forrest Hotel and Apartments is a wonderful family owned and operated hotel in the heart of Canberra. Located just behind Parliament House in the leafy suburb of Forrest, we are ideally suited for government, business and leisure travel.We have 76 hotel rooms and 40 serviced apartments, with a conference room, restaurant and deck overlooking the beautiful parkland setting.Accommodation options:• Standard Room (sleeps 2): Enjoy the cosy comfort of double or twin share rooms • One Bedroom Apartment (sleeps 3): Spacious and private with separate kitchen and lounge area• Family Two Bedroom Apartments (sleeps 5): Private bedroom, 3 bed bunk room and kitchen/lounge/dining• Executive Two Bedroom Apartments (sleeps 4): Stylish decor and ultimate comfort and facilities ... more less
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