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“Family Get Together for New Year”
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QT Canberra
Ranked #16 of 58 Hotels in Canberra
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Fantastic venue for walking to the city for dinner and for accessing the museum, library, and art gallery. Watching the fireworks from our balcony was a wonderful experience. We thoroughly recommend this hotel for a stay in Canberra.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Our first time at this hotel and was recommended by our son who had stayed there previously. Room very comfortable, believe complex has been refurbished recently. Our view was of the city but will try and get a room facing the lake next time. Had a family dinner in the restaurant one night, great meal and fantastic value IF you are a Priority member.
Breakfast one morning, good selection but thought over priced at $29.00 a head.
Received a good rate for the hotel but then was a special rate over the Xmas period which apparently is a quiet time. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

can't quite believe that they still ask $18 for internet access... I can get it for free in a crap hotel down the road but these muppets still think its fair to rip you off blind for a basic service. Rooms were nice, but for this kind of money they should be. plus they asked for 3,5% on top for AMEX and all other cards were 1.5% what a joke!

Room Tip: the "Lakeside" rooms are more like backside.... no view at all. and there were other compl...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank macca208
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Rien_Donkin, Manager at QT Canberra, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

I wonder about the quality of the free internet at the crap hotel down the road...

Just to give an idea of the service we provide, we recently installed over 200 wireless access points throughout the property, which with the additional hardware, software and networking to support them came to a cost of over $200K.

In order for the new infrastructure to deliver quality high speed Wi-Fi, we had fibre cable brought to the building and our data charges per month are quite a bit more than the average household.

Having said all that, we muppets still provide free access in all our public areas. If our guests need a high quality connection in the privacy of their room, there’s a relatively small fee.

Thanks for taking the time to share your views with other travellers,
Rien

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Had a great time. Went to Canberra to see the fireworks. We expected that they would be set off from the Lake, but to our surprise they were situated right in front of the Hotel. It was like our own private fireworks display, they were unreal, and no crowds. Service was excellent. Slightly disappointed that restaurant was booked out. Following day spent at Art Gallery and War memorial before drive back to Sydney. Thanks.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Stayed there on new years eve so we didn't have to drive home. Clean & tidy room with very liitle noise which was great for this time of year. Breakies are good value if you get them as part of a package.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

It was great trip to Rydges Lakeside - we got a last minute booking for the New Years - the Fireworks were visible right from our room window. Surprised my wife with some Champagne and chocolates at midnight... Over all good fun!!
they need to add a pool somehow to make it complete.

Room Tip: 4th floor hill view..
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Odd hotel this, a mix of new and old fittings, some sympathetic renovations and some unusual design approaches. The rooms are a good size but showing age in parts, chipped paint, a toilet roll holder coming away from the wall and a alarm clock that doesn't turn on are amongst the lowlights. The house staff do a good job though, the room is clean and tastefully furnished, the bed as always at a Rydges is a highlight. We selected our room type for it's overlook of the Canberra City Hill fireworks and were not disappointed, we had terrific viewing from our balcony. We typically stay here for Floriade, and will now add NYE to our Lakeside itinerary..

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank landth
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Additional Information about QT Canberra

Address: 1 London Cct, Canberra 2601, Australia
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Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Canberra
#10 Romantic Hotel in Canberra
#15 Luxury Hotel in Canberra
Price Range: $133 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — QT Canberra 4.5*
Number of rooms: 205
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
QT Canberra sits within the iconic Lakeside hotel that has been the scene of many a handshake deal and long lunch. In the great tradition of Australian politics we do business with a wink and a nod and know that after a gruelling day of question time (from the kids or the leader of the opposition) you need a place to put your feet up an a soft bed to fall into. Our 205 guest suites are kitted out with designer decor and all the business savvy mod cons we know you need to get the job done. Expect a seamless technology offering and a team geared to assist you with any left-field requests. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Rydges Lakeside Canberra Hotel Canberra
Rydges Lakeside Hotel Canberra
Canberra Rydges Lakeside Hotel

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