The Hotel is from 1927, so is a beautiful building with really nicely renovated up to date rooms. The staff were really helpful and friendly. The l,ocation on Limestone Avenue is central for us. It is about a klm walk to the war memorial, and about a klm wlak to centre of town with all shops and cafes etc. Also great for an early morning run up Mount Ainsley,there are lots of different tracks up the mountain. The view from there is worth the effort even if you take more time and walk up. You will be puffing a bit when you get to the top.
We also walked to the Lake via Anzac Avenue and stopped at all the individual memorials to different wars Australia has been involved in. This is really a great thing to do, walking along Anzac Avenue gives more time to appreciate the history and enormity of the sacrifices made by so many.
Apart form the many National Icons in Canberra, it would also be a highlight to have fish and chips for lunch at the Canberra Sailing club, and on weekends go to the Old Bus Terminal markets, great food and entertainment there also.
We walked everywhere, and we lucky with perfect weather with blue skies. Take a look at Manuka also and walk on to Yarralumla and see soem of the embassies.
Canberra is a great place and would stay at the Mercure again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Mercure Canberra, a part of Canberra's history Originally known as the Hotel Ainslie, Mercure Canberra was built to provide accommodation for public servants relocating to Canberra to support the transfer of the Commonwealth Parliament. It is one of eight remaining government built hotels or hostels from Canberra's first stage of development in the 1920s and is listed in the Register of the National Estate. Mercure Canberra is historically significant for its important role in the development of North Canberra and the forging of its community identity. While maintaining many original features, the hotel embraces the need for 21st century comforts to ensure you feel welcome and have an enjoyable stay. Our 129 guest rooms are well appointed and have been decorated in keeping with the heritage style of the building. Our Standard rooms are located in the Heritage wing, with the layout and style of room not changing from the hotels' original days. For those looking for a more modern layout, you may wish to select one of our Superior or Deluxe Loft rooms in the newer part of the building. Our guests have the option to dine at our onsite Courtyard Restaurant serving modern Australian cuisine in the evening and a choice of Continental or Buffet breakfast in the morning. Those looking for a more casual dining experience can enjoy Bistro style meals from our Olims Bar & Bistro, a favourite spot for hotel guests and locals to mingle, serving Craft Beers & Cider from our very own Lovedale Brewery Our location is ideal. 600m from the Australian War Memorial commemorating those who serve our country, both past and present. Most of Canberra's National Attractions are within 10 minutes' drive from the hotel and the CBD is and easy 10 minute walk away and offers a wide range of cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as shops and a Dendy Movie Cinema. Our team at Mercure Canberra look forward to making you feel welcome when you plan your next stay in beautiful Canberra, Australia ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Canberra Hotel Canberra
- All Seasons Canberra
- Canberra All Seasons