Every year we travel to Canberra for the NGA's summer exhibition and always stay in a hotel.
This year we decided to stay in a B&B so to TripAdvisor we went to search for a comfortable B&B.
Practically Lakeside is the best B&B we have stayed in, in all our year's of travel.
Situated near Lake Burley Griffin in beautiful Yarralumla the accommodation is part of Luba & Chris's home. Having said that we felt as if we were staying in our own home and not with someone else.
Tastefully furnished with exclusive access to a small dining room which had beautiful fresh flowers, port, chocolates, biscuits, a microwave, toaster, kettle, cutlery and crockery. This was great if you really didn't feel like dining out and just wanted to stay in and put your feet up after a busy day in Canberra.
Our room was very comfortable with Wi-fi access, latest new release videos, a great reading library, a very large comfy bed and a large spotlessly clean bathroom with everything one could want in including shampoo, conditioner, bathrobes etc etc.
Bikes are available to use, which we did as the bike track from the B&B into town and surrounding area is fantastic.
Breakfast was a feast. Luba's fruit platter was fabulous and Chris's bacon and eggs was cooked to perfection.
The B&B is only 5minutes drive to a small shopping centre with some great little restaurants.
Practically Lakeside B&B leaves all the Canberra hotels we have stayed in over the years for dead!
Can't wait for another exhibition so we have an excuse to go back to Canberra and when we do we will definitely be staying at Practically Lakeside B&B.
Thanks Luba and Chris for a memorable stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Paradise for cyclists. Near wonderful cycle paths on the lake's edge. Enjoy superior quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation & privacy in a quiet, tree-lined street in central Canberra. Near tourist attractions, Manuka & Kingston cafes & Parliamentary triangle, this beautiful B&B is located in the historic, lakeside suburb of Yarralumla, it is near the CBD, Turner from the Tate exhibition at the NGA, Weston Park, John James and Canberra Hospitals & popular outdoor cafes. Ideal for those who enjoy serious or gentle exercise, those interested in golfing, ornithology, photography, horticulture or for those who just enjoy a comfortable, tranquil environment. Be "Actively Lakeside" by taking advantage of our close proximity to Lake Burley Griffin to walk, run or cycle to major attractions. Bikes & kayaks are available at no cost. We are close to the marshaling area for marathons/cycling events, AIS Rowing course, inter-school regattas, Hot Air Balloon rides, Canberra Olympic, Manuka and Phillip Pools, tennis courts as well as the Royal Canberra Golf Course and Canberra Yacht Club. The room has both ducted & Nobo panel heating, ceiling fan, air conditioner, TV/DVD/radio & desk for computer /work materials. Free WiFi / broadband/cable internet is available. The adjoining dining room has a microwave, toaster, kettle & refrigerator, crockery & cutlery and a wide selection of teas & coffee. ... more less