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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mercure Canberra

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Mercure Canberra
Ranked #19 of 57 Hotels in Canberra
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Whilst our rooms were clean and comfortable the rest of the complex needs quite a lot of cosmetic maintenance as it is looking very tired. You can hear people walking down the hallways. Ask for a garden view room as you will be on the inside of the building further from traffic noise. If you pay for breakfast the night before it is quite a bit cheaper. Location is within walking distance to war memorial and the main shopping centre.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Scott G, Front Office Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our Hotel. I am glad to hear you appreciate our beautiful gardens and the breakfast deal we offer at reception, along with the comfortable rooms. We look forward to welcoming you back to Mercure Canberra. Kind Regards, Daryll
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Just returned from 4 evenings at the Mercure, whilst attending a conference at ANU. We chose the hotel because my wife wanted some place that had a bit more "personality" than some of the newer hotels that I'd been looking at. The staff were warm and welcoming, the breakfast (included in our deal) was quite good and the hotel itself was well maintained and we liked our room which had an unusual set-up, for a hotel room: a lounge and kitchenette downstairs and a bedroom/bathroom loft upstairs. The bathroom looked a lot newer than the rest of the room, and the whole set-up was very conducive to a relaxed stay with the extra room downstairs. However, I would note that the bed area was a little tight, and the bathroom was very close to the bed, so there wasn't a great deal of privacy. Housekeeping did an excellent job each day and we enjoyed the hotel atmosphere and proximity to the city (Civic) centre - about 10 minutes down the road. The Mercure certainly met all our needs at what we felt was a fair price (free outdoor parking was also included) and we'd happily return.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Scott G, Front Office Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our hotel and choosing to stay with us, for your business trip. It is fantastic to hear you enjoy a relaxing stay at Mercure for your 4 nights and to know the staff were warm and welcoming. We look forward to welcoming back. Regards, Daryll
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

although of historical interest, this hotel was not up to advertised 4 star standard. No lift, and very small bathrooms. There was a mix up with our booking. The grouting in the shower needed a scrub.
The bed was great and it is in an ideal situation to easily access Canberrra attractions

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Scott G, Front Office Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
Thank you for staying at our hotel on your trip to Canberra and for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry to hear that standard room was not ideal for your stay at the hotel. Due to the Heritage listing for, that part of the hotel, we are unable to put a lift in place. We do have superior rooms, which are serviced by a lift, available. On your next visit please let us know and we can show them to you. I hope we can welcome you back to Mercure on your next visit to Canberra. Regards, Daryll
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Additional Information about Mercure Canberra

Property: Mercure Canberra
Address: Corner of Ainslie and Limestone Avenue, Canberra 2612, Australia (Formerly Olims Hotel Canberra An All Seasons Hotel)
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Canberra
#7 Romantic Hotel in Canberra
#10 Business Hotel in Canberra
#18 Luxury Hotel in Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Canberra 4*
Number of rooms: 129
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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