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Aria Hotel Canberra
Ranked #3 of 59 Hotels in Canberra
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

Stayed here with the family and found the hotel modern, clean, spacious, we'll appointed and quiet, so a good nights sleep was had by all... It's not the most centrally located hotel, and quite a walk from any decent eateries, but none the less it's one definitely worth checking out...

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

I stayed one night in the two bedroom apartment with my family. While we just stayed for a night I found the hotel was very good value. The rooms are impeccably clean with modern and stylish furnishings. The bathroom shower head is absolute heaven! I wanted to know where they bought it so I could get one for at home.The beds are very comfortable. There is secure parking onsite. If you want buffet breakfast you just need to stroll next door to the Pavilion on Northbourne or there is a Cafe in the hotel if you want something simple. The hotel is situated in a nice quiet area about 2km from Canberra Centre and 1km from a great range of restaurants and bars in Dickson. The Hotel staff easily arranged a taxi for us that arrived within 5 minutes.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

I stayed at this hotel during a visit to multiple customers in Canberra. The worst part of my stay was they have a ridiculous early check out that they need to be notified by 2pm the previous day that you are shortening your stay. In my case, I checked out 1 day early at 730am. That is more than enough time to clean the room and make it ready for another guest to stay in. They would not budge on it at all and I was forced to pay the night that I was not staying there. This is definitely a business hotel and to expect guests to inform them by 2pm is ridiculous since most people are still working until at least 5pm.

Even though it was apparent I was with a colleague that had booked under the corporate rate, my travel agent did not inform them of this group at booking. They refused to adjust to the same rate. This is definitely my TA's fault but for the sake of a positive guest experience, they could have adjusted the price.

The room was average for a hotel room. They have a desk and a table in the room that makes it too crowded. The bed is good so that is a positive as well as the AC working great. The bathroom is all glass to the floor. It results in a wet floor outside the shower and the shower drain is near the back of the wall resulting in pooled water.

Overall, I am disappointed in this hotel. I will never stay here again and make sure others are aware of there complete lack of flexibility. Once they have you locked in to a "contract" they refuse to adjust to improve guest experience.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

My partner and I have stayed here 4 times now. It is a great hotel, very friendly and helpful staff. We love the free secure parking! Room service food is excellent, the rooms are spacious and comfortable. We also love that every room has a balcony.
The location of the hotel is great, off the main road so quieter than others we have staying in, but still close to everything.
We have family in Canberra, so visit at least twice a year and we will be staying here again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Katherine J
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

This Hotel offers good value specials. The rooms are clean and quiet. The secure parking is a bonus and allows direct access to rooms which is valuable when it rains. The light breakfast snacks in the Atrium are valuable when one needs an early start (even though the service there can be a bit surly). Definitely NOT recommended is the Atrium Restaurant in the Pavilion next door - meagre portions of poor food at top prices in our experience. Much better to eat out at places such as the Dickson Centre not far away.

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3  Thank Tony G
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Second time here, this time in a hotel room. Last time we were upgraded on arrival to an apartment, so with the expectation of a large space, we were a little confronted by the size of the hotel room. However, although small, it was perfectly adequate, very clean and with a small balcony which would be lovely for a morning tea/coffee. Noise, as noted in other reviews, not a problem and we were looking north , with exposure to Northbourne Ave. Only improvement would be an extra carton of milk - the one provided is tiny and not adequate for 2 people to have an evening and morning tea/coffee.

Overall, this is the best package we have found in Canberra; relatively convenient position ( not out in the sticks, like Narrabundah etc), easy and secure parking, easy check in, restaurant on site if you want it, reasonable price ( we paid $125; it's not worth much more than this anywhere else but Canberra).

Will stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

Very impressed with this hotel. New, clean and right next to Dixon. Booking online was easy and was cheaper when booked direct than lastminute or wotif website. Highly recommended. This is definitely the hotel I will stay when visiting Canberra.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
1  Thank Quang T
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Additional Information about Aria Hotel Canberra

Address: 45 Dooring St | Dickson, Canberra 2602, Australia
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 59 Hotels in Canberra
Price Range: $87 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aria Hotel Canberra 4*
Number of rooms: 128
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