We stayed at this hotel over the weekend of my birthday and, having travelled all over the world, can safely say this hotel has the best breakfast buffet ever. They have a juice bar with an array of fresh juices and you can also make your own juice with the juicer machine. Pancake machine was fun, the buffet was plentiful but, best of all, was their egg station. You can order eggs any way you want them: even eggs benedict with smoked salmon and hollandaise sauce! Just awesome. I agree with another review that their chai soy latte is to die for, so do give it a try.
As for the rooms, they are quite comfortable and well appointed. As someone else wrote in hteir review, their housekeeping staff has a very akward way of making the beds: the covers being way down towards the middle of the bed. They clearly place the top & bottom sheets on the mattress, then the duvet, and then they jsut fold all the sheets and covers under the mattress. This is evidently a faster way of making beds, but it's far from comfortable to sleep in as the covers barely reach your mid-section. If like me you like the covers to come all the way to your face then you are forced to tear the bed apart & practically remake it, as you cannot just remove the duvet - it all comes apart. Very uncomfortable. To bad as this is the reason why my review was downgraded to Very Good.
Another weird thing was that their flat-screen TV only had a standard signal coming through, making the picture grainy and ordinary - not a high definition signal. Also, their TVs don't have an HDMI input, making it impossible to view your own movies from your laptop. Very ordinary.
The bathrooms were clean with nice toiletries and the tea/coffee making facilities in the room were varied and replanished daily.
Will be back but really just for the breakfast ;-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Encounter friendly service, easy accessibility and all the amenities you'll need to stay connected at Crowne Plaza Canberra. Ideally located in the heart of the Nation's Capital and within walking distance of the city's best bars, restaurants, attractions and main shopping fair, Crowne Plaza Canberra is the accommodation venue of choice for those seeking a memorable experience. Each of our 296 luxurious rooms have been designed with comfort in mind and feature ergonomic workstations and deluxe bedding to ensure you are well rested during your holiday or business stay. Excite your palate with succulent grills and fresh local produce in our signature Redsalt Restaurant, or enjoy lighter fare and a selection of wine, beer and specialty cocktails in our vibrant and popular Binara one bar. Meet with friends or hold an informal meeting with colleagues in the picturesque Atrium Lounge and enjoy an espresso coffee prepared by one of our expert baristas. Being active is a big part of enjoying life, which is why we're pleased to offer guests complimentary access to Pro-Fit Health Club with sauna and outdoor pool. Guests may also take advantage of our 24 hour Business Centre, high speed broadband and wireless connectivity in public areas designed to keep you connected. Be confident in your decision to experience Crowne Plaza Canberra and rely on exemplary service, easy access and modern facilities designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Canberra
- Canberra Crowne Plaza