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Hotel Hotel

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed in the hotel last night and late in the evening this horrible smell started coming into the room. Bias seen a guy working in a hallway cupboard earlier. I think they were repairing some plumbing or sewerage issue. The stench was terrible, it affected my sleep. Worse thing was when I advised the blonde reception lady when I...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Second visit. This time we went hunting for the Gerard Havekes tile mosaics - so beautiful. Monster looks buzzy but we can't go past Mocan Green Grout any time of the day. Mentioned that we were celebrating an anniversary - changed the room location twice as we signed in - and the team STILL managed to get a bottle of...

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Torino
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I honestly think that the 5 days stay was pretty bad. I travel constantly because of my job and I find the hotel hotel cool and fancy but very pretentious. The room is noisy from the traffic outside and for people in the other rooms, particularly from upstairs. there is no room to store clothes in the room and amenities...

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1Thank violoncellotorino
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Have stayed in the hotel section before but this time I booked too late and was offered an apartment instead. This one was on the 14th floor with a great view over the lake. Small kitchen and laundry perfect for self contained short stay. Comfortable double bed - maybe a tad small for couples. Interesting art on the wall and...

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Hazelbrook, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a cool, contemporary hotel. The layout of the bedroom and the hotel itself is superb. Free bike hire - tick; Great food - tick; free yoga session - tick! Access to max Brenner and cinemas downstairs and a short walk to the lake. Can't rave enough about this hotel.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the design decor of this development. You have to check it out. Had a lovely reasonably priced breakfast in a spectacular environment. Congrats to all involved. Made me feel proud of ACT. Have been told by late calls that the building and its interiors are despised by some. Go and see what you think. For me it was love...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love art and architecture, then you'll love this beauty! The foyer is something else! Also, free, super fast WIFI! We booked the 'Original Room' and we were put up on the second floor. It overlooked a central fern garden. The room was spacious enough. But if you're over 6 foot tall like my partner is, you might want...

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1Thank BananaEggPie
Nsw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2nd time at Hotel Hotel and didn't disappoint. Rooms, service, food at Monster, were all excellent. The Hotel architecture and general vibe are fantastic. Great location easy walk to Canberra centre and short drive to galleries etc. Look forward to returning.

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1Thank MATTHEW H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Hotel (Hotel!) in a great central location. Excellent service and food also. We were fortunate to be there for Anzac Day and attended the Dawn Service at the War Memorial which was everything we expected. Hotel staff (Thomas) organised a cab at 5:00am which was ready and waiting.

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel Hotel is #1 on my list. Everything from the artistic map and wooden room key, to the physical uniquely designed architecture is unbeatable. Found within Hotel Hotel is Monster (restaurant) where I had the best jaffle sandwich in my life. Highly recommended.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Hotel is a hotel. A place of collaborative craftsmanship conceived of and made by artists, makers, designers and fantasists. It is the brainchild of the Molonglo Group, an artisan led property development and creative production house. The 68 rooms are dressed with salvaged and restored 20th century Australian furniture, original artworks stockpiled over ten years, objects collected in nomadic times, and artisan made furnishings. The beds are made from reclaimed oak, the walls are a mix of concrete, cork, earthen clay, and natural fibre wallpapers. It is a quintessentially Australian vernacular expressed through raw materials. A reimagining of the textures and layers of an Australian shack and landscape. Finishing touches include Aesop amenities and heated bathroom floors.

Half of the rooms look out of their opening hardwood windows onto the lake or bush; and half onto the internal atrium populated with ferns from Tasmanian forests destined for clearance.

The hotel's public lounge is a series of nested spaces made of woven rough-formed concrete structural lintels. The lounge houses the reception and concierge; a library stocked with small press and vintage books; two large fireplaces for people to colonise; and the Monster kitchen and bar with its Mosaic room, Salon room and Dining Room.

The Mosaic room is a triple height room filled with large-scale original artworks. The Salon and Dining rooms are an homage to post war immigration to Australia and the eclectic-kitsch tastes that came with it - shattered terrazzo floors and floral carpets, Greek oil paintings alongside German neon prints.

The Monster kitchen and bar wanders throughout these lounge spaces preoccupied with local and seasonal food prepared for sharing.

The hotel sits in the environmentally thoughtful pineapple shaped Nishi building within Canberra's arts and culture precinct, NewActon.

HH is connected to the NewActon precinct, its amenities and gardens, by the grand stair; a geometric explosion of salvaged local timbers. Scattered around NewActon are 39 HH managed apartments.

Hotel Hotel's service and character is given life by kind and curious folk who welcome people like they would to their own home.

The result of the collaboration is a hotel rethought both in terms of what it is, how it is made and therefore what it does.

It is a re-evaluation of the consumption culture that dominates much of contemporary design and manufacture. It favours the work of designer-makers, artists and curators who are invested in the authenticity, integrity and care of the well made. The notion extends to those people not generally cast into the designer spotlight but who are equally essential to the proposal.

The artist and the framer that framed their artwork so well. The tile maker and the tiler that laid the tiles with such care. The curator that collected the mid-century furniture pieces and reupholster and French polisher that restored them. The furniture designer and iron monger, brass worker and carpenter that made their design possible. The chef and the producer that grew the ingredients.

And the endless banter that goes with it all.

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Additional Information about Hotel Hotel

Address: 25 Edinburgh Ave | NewActon Nishi, Canberra 2601, Australia
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Price Range: $162 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 68
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Atrium rooms are quieter but the view out across the lake is worth a bit of traffic noise.”
suewS1557PO, 4 days ago | Read review
“Ask for a view! :)”
richardcZ8270JZ, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“The Original is compact. If you're large - go for a bigger room.”
Sheofthebroom, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Apartments are bigger (& cheaper) than hotel rooms, on the higher floors, however don't have room service.”
  • Kitchen - Ground Coffee & Tea provided
  • Aesop products in the bathroom
  • View from Level 7 apartment
DiegoG954, Apr 17, 2017 | Read review
“more light in the room on the lake side.”
496franciss, Apr 10, 2017 | Read review
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