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University House

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I checked into the university hotel at ANU for an interview the following day. The room was dated and serviceable and the staff at the reception were helpful... however the bed was too solid in aome places and too soft in others. The pillow was dense enough to hurt someone in a pillow fight and the bath tub (though servicable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are currently visiting family on the campus, and this was recommended. What a super place, clean, well appointed, amazing staff, spacious and really central. This is great value for money, definitely will be back, and recommend it to all

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are working at the university the location is ideal - convenient and central. The vintage 50s furniture is quite beautiful and the heated bathroom floor and central heating a comfort in winter. Easy access to the fellows bar and cafe means lunch and most dinners are easily catered for. Housekeeping was a bit haphazard. Overall, it was good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to stay here often when I travelled to Canberra on business as a change from anonymous glass and chrome hotels.The rooms take you back to the 1930's with loads of academic style ,good size and all comforts (heated bathroom floor,wood panelling and good size desk for working at).Trees from the windows and quiet,make it a peaceful haven and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want 5 star and all the trappings keep going. If you want comfort and space with some old world charm uni house will be up your alley. Not much happens on campus at night or weekends but some excellent places nearby

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed at University House a few times now, and love it more every time. The rooms are not flash, but simple and very comfortable, containing everything I need. Bathroom floors are heated, which is lovely in winter. The courtyard is beautiful, and the location on the campus of ANU makes it unique. Pleasant walking options abound, and close enough... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Great quiet spot for surrounded by a park. Not your usual Hotel. Good value for money in Canberra. It's nice to have more than a small room. For breakfast however I would recommend one of Canberra's cafes the breakfast buffet is below average.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Interesting place that obviously focuses a lot on academic visitors and long stays. The rooms are very much like apartments with separate sitting room, dinning room and multiple bedrooms. Nice quiet balcony with some chairs as well. It's a bit old and stuffy (if it was fully refurbished it could be amazing) but as we only stayed here for 2... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Relaxed service, I didnt stay at the lodgings and only used the outside bar, but i found it to be very pleasant particularly to spend evenings with friends. Cool atmosphere, nice selection of drinks, overall very nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I would echo most of what the other visitors have already mentioned. One would possibly only consider the uni house for its location i.e. proximity for work at the ANU, or for families who are attending graduation etc. Tourists would find this place too boring and a little inconvenient (although the city centre is only a 10-min taxi away). Accommodation... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
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Additional Information about University House

Address: Cnr Balmain Cr & Liversidge St | Australian National University, Canberra 2601, Australia
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Price Range: $85 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — University House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 105
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