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mecure Canberra

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Welcome to Mercure Canberra, a part of Canberra's history Originally known as the Hotel Ainslie, Mercure Canberra was built to provide accommodation for public servants relocating to Canberra to support the transfer of the Commonwealth Parliament. It is one of eight remaining government built hotels or hostels from Canberra's first stage of development in the 1920s and is listed in the Register of the National Estate. Mercure Canberra is historically significant for its important role in the development of North Canberra and the forging of its community identity. While maintaining many original features, the hotel embraces the need for 21st century comforts to ensure you feel welcome and have an enjoyable stay. Our 129 guest rooms are well appointed and have been decorated in keeping with the heritage style of the building. Our Standard rooms are located in the Heritage wing, with the layout and style of room not changing from the hotels' original days. For those looking for a more modern layout, you may wish to select one of our Superior or Deluxe Loft rooms in the newer part of the building. Our guests have the option to dine at our onsite Courtyard Restaurant serving modern Australian cuisine in the evening and a choice of Continental or Buffet breakfast in the morning. Those looking for a more casual dining experience can enjoy Bistro style meals from our Olims Bar & Bistro, a favourite spot for hotel guests and locals to mingle, serving Craft Beers & Cider from our very own Lovedale Brewery Our location is ideal. 600m from the Australian War Memorial commemorating those who serve our country, both past and present. Most of Canberra's National Attractions are within 10 minutes' drive from the hotel and the CBD is and easy 10 minute walk away and offers a wide range of cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as shops and a Dendy Movie Cinema. Our team at Mercure Canberra look forward to making you feel welcome when you plan your next stay in beautiful Canberra, Australia
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Paid Wifi
Paid Internet
Wheelchair access
Meeting Rooms
Room Service
Public Wifi
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Free Internet
Business Center with Internet Access
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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I stayed here with my sister for two nights. We asked for a quiet location and were given a wheelchair-accessible room (not that we needed it).


A lovely hotel with nice period-style furniture in keeping with the hotel's era.
Helpful and friendly staff (we were given a
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Recently upgraded excellent quality TV's make this extremely clean & comfortable hotel even better. Staff are always extremely helpful.Rooms are spotlessly clean, and have very comfortable beds, Food in the bistro was delicious (I had seafood linguini & salad). An old-world charm
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Stayed at the Mercure Canberra, visited the War Memorial and attended the last post ceremony (very moving). Also dined in Lonsdale street which has a great variety of cafe's and venues to choose from. Other great places that we found were Manuka and Kingston. Driving in Canberra
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Response from PatinaFarnham, General Manager at mecure Canberra
Responded 1 week ago
Dear geoffr487, thanks for taking the time to share your comments with us. I'm pleased to see that you had a great time both at the Mercure and in Canberra. If there is any other comments you would like to provide to help us improve our rating we would be delighted to hear from you. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Canberra. Sincerely, Patina Farnham General Manager Mercure Canberra
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We stayed here for a weekend. Upon check-in we were simply given the room key and told to park our car round the back.
The hotel itself is like a maze so it took us a long time to find our room. Please note that there is no lift, so if you have heavy luggage ask for a ground flo
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Response from PatinaFarnham, General Manager at mecure Canberra
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Tottydownunder, thank you for your detailed review. I'm sorry to see that you didn't have a great experience with us. As there are many aspects of your stay that we need to work on I have shared this with the management team, so that each concern can be addressed by the right team members. If you would like to discuss your feedback in person I am always happy to hear from you, and can be contacted at the hotel, or on my mobile, 0423 333 916. We do hope we have a chance to serve you better in the future. Sincerely, Patina Farnham General Manager Mercure Canberra
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As a Platinum member we were offered upgrade, we stayed in the loft apartments with views over the courtyard. We were welcomed at reception and our membership status acknowledged. We had dinner at the hotel and food and menu great, accor dining benefits apply. Breakfast had a goo
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Can anyone tell me if all rooms have a work desk in them? Thanks
I am in a small room, but yes there is a work desk. It is small but you could use a laptop ,
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Hi - can you please tell me how much parking is per night?
$10 per night.
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How much is breakfast at the hotel please?
Thanks for your question. Breakfast is $19 for the continental option, or $24 for the full breakfast (all you can eat!). We hope to see you soon! Patina
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Do you have a room with bathtub.
I don't know if any of the rooms have baths...ours didn't and the shower was so micro small, only a midget could fit it in...don't expect to be able to wash your hair, it's that tiny.
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Do any of your rooms have a bath and walk-in shower,
our suite had a shower over a bath
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"Disabled accessible rooms are available"
"Our ground floor room had a private courtyard & sitting area."
"get a room towards rear of hotel near carpark"
"Request a room on the ground floor."
"Some rooms afford great views of the nearby mountain, or even back towards the centre of Canberra."
$81 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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