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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good business travel base. Amusing decor. Beds fine and comfortable. Good bar, good breakfast. Walking distance to Civic. Have stayed here a few times in past few years, happy to come back. Staff generally helpful. No problems with noise.

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Wollongong
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed three nights while on a conference. Very well appointed rooms. Super-helpful and professional staff. Excellent dining. Couldn't fault the hotel at all. Will definitely stay there again. The hotel is an easy walk to the National Convention Centre and other facilities.

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Thank Peter B
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is now my seventh visit over several weeks. Pros: very cool place, good food (although no healthy options) and fun bar. Excellent music on play. The barber is fantastic and the room service team are top. Cons: unfortunately they just keep failing at the basics. Noisy rooms and very uncomfortable pillows. No liquid soap in the shower or bathroom.... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

QT? Where?? What? Why? I came from "THE" QT in Sydney, expecting to find something on the same style, but all I found was a 30 years ago-hotel renewed (partially) on the interiors and that was pretty much it. Not to mention the arrogant behaviour of the crew (exception made for the lady of the room service). Rooms are small... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loud music played during the night from one of the function rooms. Very disappointing. Not impressed. Manager's response "we will give you a different room". Not appropriate given it was late at night and we had unpacked our belongings the day before.

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Thank M and S K
Lauren S, Manager at QT Canberra, responded to this review

Hello M and S K Appreciate that the disturbance was frustrating during your stay, pleased we were able to contact you directly about this and hope we can see you back in the future. Thanks Lauren More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in Acton not far from the CBD area of Canberra. At peak arrival/departure times the front desk area can get crowded and check in/out can be quite slow. Staff were friendly though. The foyer has former politicians on tacky wallpaer as does the tacky room key. The politician theme continues through to features of the rooms. Driving into the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have stayed here over the years and have liked a lot of things as it is clean and convenient. I joined Priority Group but at a recent visit was told because my Corporate Travel Agent books on my behalf (under my specific instruction I might add) I am ineligble to accrue points. I have checked in again this time... More 

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1 Thank gondola5911
Lauren S, Manager at QT Canberra, responded to this review

Hi gondola5911 Glad to hear you have joined Priority Guest Rewards - we hope you see the benefits of this when staying in our hotels Australia-wide. You are correct - to accrue points on your membership, accommodation does need to be booked either on the PGR or hotel website. This will then send your profile and all preferences straight to... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well I walked in and noticed very loud music in ALL spaces - even getting out of the taxi in the front entrance. I am hearing impaired and wear Bluetooth hearing aids so loud music is amplified in my ears. I could not hear anything anyone said to me at checkin, dinner with colleagues or in a lift. It was... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed around 3 nights for business. The room was small, tiny in fact. And April in Canberra is relatively cold for a Queenslander! When we first arrived our room was not ready and we had to wait an hour. However, the location is central to everything and easy to reach. The saving element was the buffet breakfast, not for... More 

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Thank Mareshah B
Shannon-Marie D, Guest Relations Manager at QT Canberra, responded to this review

Hi Mareshah B, We appreciate your feedback! Happy to hear we were your home away from home while here on business. Canberra definitely gets a little chilly, but Autumn is a beautiful time of year here in the Capital! We're so glad you enjoyed our interactive breakfast, it's definitely something to look forward to it in the mornings. We certainly... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

QT Canberra is a well run beautifully appointed place. The Capital Bar and Grill is the perfect venue for business or pleasure. Our evening meal was the highlight of our stay, perfectly presented and tasted even better. The staff are super efficient and very friendly.

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Thank Rob C
Shannon-Marie D, Guest Relations Manager at QT Canberra, responded to this review

Hi Rob C, Thanks for your wonderful review. It's nice to hear that you were well looked after by our staff. We would be more than happy to pass on your excellent feedback! Please look into signing up for our Priority Guest Rewards, so next time you stay with us you can receive excellent discounts including lunch and dinner. We... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Capitol Bar and Grill
Capitol Bar and Grill
Cuisines: Bar, Australian, Grill
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
QT Canberra sits within the iconic Lakeside hotel that has been the scene of many a handshake deal and long lunch. In the great tradition of Australian politics we do business with a wink and a nod and know that after a gruelling day of question time (from the kids or the leader of the opposition) you need a place to put your feet up an a soft bed to fall into. Our 205 guest suites are kitted out with designer decor and all the business savvy mod cons we know you need to get the job done. Expect a seamless technology offering and a team geared to assist you with any left-field requests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about QT Canberra

Address: 1 London Cct, Canberra 2601, Australia
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Price Range: $98 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — QT Canberra 4.5*
Number of rooms: 205
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Also Known As:
Rydges Lakeside Canberra Hotel Canberra
Rydges Lakeside Hotel Canberra
Canberra Rydges Lakeside Hotel
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Canberra
#10 Romantic Hotel in Canberra
#15 Luxury Hotel in Canberra
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“My room was nice”
 of 5 bubbles jam1150, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“I can't give a "room tip", but my breakfast tip? Try the poached egg...even if you don't usually like poached eggs.”
 of 5 bubbles mareshahb2016, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Side facing the city with mountains in the background”
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“choose aroom at back of hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 20carolj, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“1410 or similar away from elevator lake/mountain view”
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