I have stayed at this hotel many times for work travel over the last few years. It is clean and well maintained but nothing special. If you just need somewhere to sleep at night and have a shower in the morning then it is fine. Rooms are extremely basic - this hotel is essentially a 1960's motel that has been given a coat of paint and updated bed linen. Overall the room is incredibly uninspiring with fluro lighting and a very old TV.
The staff can be a bit "hit and miss" with their service. Sometimes they are lovely and helpful - at other times it can appear they are doing you a favour by just being there at the desk. The "restaurant" is a whole other matter - don't expect any level of service.
The big plus for this hotel is the location - it is only a short walk from the restaurants/cafes of Manuka. HIghly recommended!!!
This isn't a place for a special weekend away - it is just the basics. But with hotel prices at the level of ridiculous in our nation's capital it is easy to see why this place is always busy and booked out on weekends with lots of older couples on driving holidays. And why my work always books me in to stay here...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Forrest Hotel and Apartments is a wonderful family owned and operated hotel in the heart of Canberra. We offer FREE WIFI FREE PARKING AND ESPRESSO COFFEE!!! Located just behind Parliament House in the leafy suburb of Forrest, we are ideally suited for government, business and leisure travel.We have 76 hotel rooms and 40 serviced apartments, with a conference room, restaurant and deck overlooking the beautiful parkland setting.Accommodation options:• Standard Room (sleeps 2): Enjoy the cosy comfort of double or twin share rooms • One Bedroom Apartment (sleeps 4): Spacious and private with separate kitchen and lounge area• Family Rooms Two Rooms (sleeps 5): kitchen/lounge/dining• Executive Two Bedroom Apartments (sleeps 4): Stylish decor and ultimate comfort and facilities ... more less
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