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Forrest Hotel And Apartments
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   30 National Circuit, Canberra 2603, Australia   |  
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Ranked #19 of 53 Hotels in Canberra
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
“nice place for us”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

we just stayed there for one night but that was great,
very close to shopping center to get daily requirement, nice park and play ground in opposite of hotel.
close to most Canberra attractions, parlimant house and muesem

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Mahaish R, Front Office Manager at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
hi Mahdi56,

Glad you enjoyed your stay. thank you for the feedback.

Much appreciated.

Kind regards,

Mahaish Raja(operations manager)
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Room was clean and mostly comfortable but the bed was sunken in the middle so much we had to sleep on the sides.
WIFI was too expensive considering most places are now free, you are entitled to free 1 gig if you have a main meal but the metering is off as it said we consumed 1 gig in 1/2 an hour which considering normal usage was impossible. To their credit they did grant us another 1 gig and this time it worked properly

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Mahaish R, Front Office Manager at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
hi Nikolas,

thanks for the feedback. sorry to hear about your problems with the bed. We will certainly investigate, if you could kindly provide us with more details by email perhaps.

In regards to wifi, we probably have the cheapest rates in canberra, and some places do offer free wifi, but they also charge much more than we do for a room. we always try and offer good value accommodation, and keep our wifi charges minimal. a bit puzzled by the usage issue, and without the benifit of dealing with it at the time, i am unable give you an answer on that. rest assured, we do everything we can to get to the bottom of these issues when guests bring them to our attention. i am glad we were able to resolve the issue for you though.

we will certainly take on board your thoughts on the wifi.

all the best,

kind rgards,

mahaish raja(operations manager)
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My family just stayed at the Forrest Hotel & Apartments. Had heard good reviews for the hotel & at $189 per night was looking forward to staying. The staff at Reception were lovely & the location was great. Sadly, the same could not be said for the apartment. Worst bed & pillows ever - I regret not taking my pillow from home. The bathroom was so small - the door opened outwards; when you sat on the toilet, your head was 2 inches away from the glass shower door; the sink was so tiny & jammed into the corner of the wall & the shower that you could barely fit to brush your teeth & there was mould on the sink & mould spots on the tiles & ants were a common find in the bathroom as well - especially around our toothbrushes! The toaster burnt the toast even when on the lowest setting & the powerpoints were a worry to use with the face plate missing on one of them & a dodgy switch on another. I was looking forward to enjoying our time in Canberra & we did, however, we will never recommend Forrest Hotel & Apartments to anyone wanting to stay in the apartments...

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mahaish R, Front Office Manager at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Hi Effie,

Thank you very much for the feedback. Its of great concern to us, that we obviously have not met your expectations. Its so out of character with all the good reviews we get. We would love the opportunity to discuss these issues with you , to see how best we can resolve them to your satisfaction. Please do get in touch . Would love to have a chat.

All the best,

Kind Regards,

Mahaish Raja(operations manager)
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Dapto, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Location good very central, close to galleries, restaurants attractions. Hotel old style with modern conveniences. Clean and reasonable value for Canberra. Breakfast very good. Staff good. Disappointed that restuarant not available Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Mahaish R, Front Office Manager at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
hi Joe,

Glad you enkoyed your stay. thank you for the feedback.

Much appreciated.

Kind regards,

Mahaish Raja(operations manager)
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

The price is amazing. Its my number 1 place to stay in Canberra. The staff are very friendly, the service excellent and the room is modern and appointed to an excellent standard. The big flat screen TV just tops off the experience.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mahaish R, Front Office Manager at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
hi Scottster914,

Thank you very much for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay.

Kind regards,

Mahaish Raja(operations manager)
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Great location, very close to Manuka shops and restaurants. The apartment was clean and quiet and the outside areas lovely. Beds were not the most comfortable but not terrible. The two bedroom apartment had seen some refurbishment but the bathroom was really in need of an update. Overall for the price adequate.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family

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Mahaish R, Front Office Manager at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
hi KFG05,

Thank you very much for the feedback. Much apprciated.

We will certainly take on board your comments.

All the best,

Kind regards,

Mahaish Raja(operations manager)
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Checked in on 6th April, fast and efficient. Great location. Had an executive 1 bedroom apartment with roll away bed. It was comfortable, clean. The towels were the best. Exactly like described!
Very quiet at night. Slept very well. Thank you very much for keeping the apartment sooo clean and welcoming!

Room Tip: We are at ground floor near laundry. It was very quiet. I think if travel 2-3 ppl, 1 bedroom executi...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mahaish R, Front Office Manager at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
hI Serena,

Thank you very much for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay.

All the best,

Kind regards,

Mahaish Raja(operations manager)
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Additional Information about Forrest Hotel And Apartments

Address: 30 National Circuit, Canberra 2603, Australia
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Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Greater Canberra > Canberra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 53 Hotels in Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Forrest Hotel And Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 114
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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