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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel is beautifully designed but the rooms either look out onto the road or are too dark with just a small window to a very dark garden atrium. We moved from a noisy road front room to a very quiet dungeon sort of room where you really wouldn't know if the sun was out or not! If you are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I stayed here for the weekend and we wished that we could have stayed for longer! The room was appropriately named cozy but it was the right size and an amazing ambiance. The bathroom was also amazing and loved the Aesop toiletries! Food was also amazing at Monster Kitchen, one of the best hotel brekkies i've had!... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an eco friendly hotel but they take thing too far for my liking. The hallways and rooms are very dark and the industrial unfinished look is also not my to my taste. Little things like I asked for a scotch and Diet Coke. Sorry we only have some organic cola which certainly did not taste right with scotch.... More 

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Inverell, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect venue in a beautiful setting with first class service ... Amazing restaurants in close proximity .... Easy access with great parking ... I recommend trying to book a room with water views if possible

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A recent overnight trip to the nation's capital in Canberra found me arriving on a cool chilly winter's night at Hotel Hotel. Why the second hotel I ask you say? Therein lies a mystery. Upon arrival, it is self-service car parking round the corner and underneath the building with a validated ticket returning up to the level overlooking the foyer.... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For Special Occasions, birthdays, anniversaries we book in for one night. We have lunch, a movie, cocktails, dinner, breakfast all in the one venue. So much easier since I use a wheelchair. The staff is so helpful and friendly and we always enjoy our stay!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel has a very modern arty feel. The room I had was small but had all the modern conveniences - safe, mini bar etc. The airco/heating was very good. There is a restaurant in the hotel which was very busy so I was forced to use other restaurants across the road. Location is very good and I recommend taking... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at this very different hotel overlooking Lake Burly Griffin. Our room was quite adequate and the bathroom spacious. Our only complaint about the bathroom was that the shower screen was very narrow, consequently the floor became very wet! The restaurant in the hotel, Monster, was very good and the restaurants in the surrounding precinct also very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The striking thing about this hotel is it's appearance. The art throughout the hotel is well done. The rooms are a bit small but didn't lack for anything. The internet was as good as expected considering the third world internet quality in Australia. The hotel restaurant , "Monster" must be good as we couldnt get a booking on a Friday... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the friendly greeting at reception, to the wood laden corridor to the room, everything was done to perfection. Good size room, amenities on tap rather small bottles we a nice touch. Will be my new home in Canberra!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: Nishi Apartments 25 Edinburgh Ave | NewActon Nishi, Canberra 2601, Australia
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Price Range: $174 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 68
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