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18 National Cct Barton, Canberra 2600 Australia
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 02/21/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/21/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#9 of 68 hotels in Canberra
Travelers' Choice
Hotel Realm is a 5 Star hotel on National Circuit Barton, located next to the Parliamentary Triangle in Canberra. The hotel is located within walking distance to national icons including Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia and the National Library of Australia. The 5 Star hotel provides 163 rooms and suites, each containing luxurious beds, complimentary WiFi, complimentary on-demand movies and Nespresso coffee machines. The Realm Precinct offers a range of dining options, including the award-winning French restaurant Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar, the casual Ostani Lounge, Bar & Restaurant, chef-hatted Japanese restaurant LiloTang, chef-hatted Cantonese fine-dining restaurant, The Chairman & Yip, and casual cafes Maple + Clove and Ritual, as well as a gym, spa, indoor pool, hairdresser and conferencing facilities, all with complimentary Wi-FI. The precinct also offers a state-of-the-art gym and day spa, opened in 2017. Hale Gym + Spa has the latest Technogym equipment and casual yoga, Pilates, spin and boxing classes. Hale Spa is Canberra's latest wellness destination, offering a sanctuary for the body and mind. Combining contemporary elegance with avant-garde design, Hotel Realm is Canberra's only AAA rated 5 Star hotel.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking garage
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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natwinters2022 wrote a review Jan 16
Canberra, Australia1 contribution
Suite was spacious, clean, and comfortable. The iPad in the room for ordering room service did not work. Was not asked on checkout if everything had been satisfactory, or barely given a thank you. When the room was booked a reservation was made in the Buvette restaurant. I was called a few days before the stay by the hotel who informed me the restaurant booking was no longer available due to ‘staff shortages because of COVID’. When we arrived at the hotel on the day a ‘Private Function’ sign was outside Buvette. When I asked desk staff about this they stated the restaurant was closed for a visiting sports team’s dinner and that was why my booking would have been cancelled. Did not inspire a desire to return.
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Date of stay: January 2022
mull2019 wrote a review Jan 15
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
The Realm is clean, modern, comfortable and perfectly located. Facilities are top class and staff are friendly and efficient. The gym has the latest cardio and weight training equipment and there is a pool and spa.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2022
Response from Malakai Yeomans, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Realm
Responded 3 days ago
Dear mull2019, Thank you for choosing Hotel Realm, and for taking the time to write a review for us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us on the footsteps of parliament house, with our upgraded techno gym facilities. We will ensure to pass your great feedback onto our teams and the Evo health club. Kind regards, Hotel Realm Management
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Kissa4j wrote a review Jan 13
Sydney, Australia24 contributions11 helpful votes
We have stayed in a few places in Canberra but nothing beats Hotel Realm. The staff are absolutely fantastic. So caring and will ensure that your stay is amazing. It happened to also be our wedding anniversary and they were so kind as to deliver a cake to our room to celebrate. The rooms, especially the bathroom, is so clean and tidy and you feel like you were the only person to have stayed there. We honestly will not go anywhere else when we come back to Canberra.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Malakai Yeomans, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Realm
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Kissa4j, Thank you for choosing Hotel Realm, and for taking the time to review us. Your review brings our team such happiness to know that we are your preferred accommodation throughout Canberra and that we were able to make your wedding anniversary a stay to remember. We look forward to welcoming you back to us in the future to continue this same feeling for you Kind regards, Hotel Realm Management
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Dom R wrote a review Jan 13
2 contributions
Stayed Early January 2022, Hotel Realm is always inviting and well presented but we did encounter a couple of minor points to call out (just to share). Lifts were a bit slow and it seemed that only one of the two lifts were ever available (programming change needed perhaps), dish washer in room was dirty and had a broken circuit that meant it kept beeping all night long (very long night) reported it early next morning and it was fixed but I thought this should have been picked up and fixed before offering the room to client checking in since the beeping was evident even when we first arrived.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
Iluvtravel1001 wrote a review Jan 12
Sydney, Australia109 contributions82 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Realm. Though aspects of the room felt more 4.5 star (rather than 5 star) the one bedroom suite we had was very spacious, well appointed and great value for money. The bed was divine - very comfortable and good quality. The room was very clean (apart from a stain on the lounge). Staff were always friendly and very helpful. Location is very good as we could walk to the Bridge to Bridge walk around Lake Burley Griffin (it's a 15 minute to the walk and then the walk takes about an hour). Manuka and Kingston Foreshore, both with good restaurants, are a short drive away (Manuka is just a 15 minute walk away). I had asked for a quiet room however they gave us a room opposite the Hotel Burberry. This was a bit of a problem late at night with noise from people leaving the hotel and revving their cars! Overall I would recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Room Tip: Book a one bedroom suite as they are very spacious and good value
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Response from Malakai Yeomans, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Realm
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us this review. I am so pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay. Feedback like this is greatly appreciated and the rest of my team will be happy to hear you enjoyed their service. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another great stay, we will be sure to allocate your room on the other side of the hotel. Thanks again for your feedback. Kind regards, Phoebe Duty Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Realm
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Realm?
Nearby attractions include Museum of Australian Democracy (0.7 miles), Australian Parliament House (0.6 miles), and Old Bus Depot Markets (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Realm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Realm?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Realm?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Realm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pomegranate, Banana Leaf, and Lilotang.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Realm?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Realm?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Realm offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Realm?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mugga-Mugga Cottage (2.9 miles), Calthorpes' House (1.2 miles), and Albert Hall (1.1 miles).
Is Hotel Realm accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.