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“A pleasant stay in Canberra”
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Tall Trees Motel
Ranked #34 of 58 Hotels in Canberra
Reviewed February 18, 2009

We had a pleasant stay at this motel. Service was good and the breakfast was terrific. Our standard motel room was smaller than we would have liked for 2 people. Very little room in the bathroom. Okay for a short stay. It was clean, tidy and modern with easy off-street parking.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2008

Just got back from a long weekend in Canberra visiting the Floriate and stayed at Tall Trees. The motel is located close to the city and if you have a car, there is no problem with getting to where you want to go. My parents stayed in an adjoining room and both our rooms/bathrooms were extremely clean and so was the motel in general. For the price, all in all we did well and have no complaints. If your not looking to spend a lot of money and want clean and comfortable, this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 3, 2008

I was a bit worried about staying here because of the other reviews, but upon our arrival at reception soon realised that the other reviewers might have been a bit too fussy. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was a good size for two people,the bathroom was very nice,and everything else in the room was what we expected. In the morning the breakfast that we had ordered was more than we had hoped for. With the position of the motel it was perfect for our visit to the war memorial and the other attractions of Canberra. In future i dont think i will pay much attention to the whinging of a few spoilt people.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 21, 2008

Definitely a fairly dated property, but was perfect for our family stay. Spacious room, laundry facilities, and pool worked out well for our extended 2-week stay.

  • Stayed: February 2005
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Thank CanberraSteve
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Linear5, Owner at Tall Trees Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2011

Since this review was written, the motel has been expanded and totally renovated. Operations Director

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Reviewed January 6, 2006

I booked this hotel because it advertised
itself on the best western site as
a 4 Star hotel.

I've based my above rating of 1 star on
this statement. There is nothing wrong
with the hotel per se at all. It's just
that is more like an econolodge (a clean
1.5-2.0 star chain in the U.S.).

What got me annoyed, is that technically
they can claim its a four star because
it did have most of the four star requirements
(i.e. mini-bar, individual climate control
for each room, laundry service etc.).

However, it had nothing of the other
"intangible" requirements of a four star.
As the previous reviewer said, the wash basin
is small (literally 2 foot wide) with no storage
area what-so-ever. The furniture was old
and of the cheap veneer laminate found at
k-mart/walmart/target.

Overall, a reasonable 2 star hotel, but not
a 4 star. Don't pay more than A$100 per night
there are other places that are far better
for that price.

The older receptionist is a bit of a pain I
agree, but she is willing to negotiate on
price, just ask and ask and ask and eventually
she gives in. My first night was A$100 and
for the second night it got dropped to A$75.

  • Stayed: December 2005, traveled on business
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7  Thank MrBongy
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Linear5, Owner at Tall Trees Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2011

Note that ownership of the motel changed in 2007 and, since that date, the motel has been expanded and totally renovated. Operations Director

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Reviewed November 20, 2005

Booked in for three nights unfortunately.

First problem was the incredibly minute bathroom -forget any more than one person in it at a time. The width was exactly four bricks wide and the handbasin was the smallest I've ever seen. Nowhere to put any toiletries either unless on the floor or on the toilet lid.

The blanket on the queen bed was recently soiled so obviously not checked - had to request a clean one.

There was a build up of dust behind the single bed.

The room was very small and not suitable for two - there was a queen and single beds.

No fresh milk on arrival and only enough shampoo/conditioner for one person even though it was booked for two.

The older receptionist left a lot to be desired as far as customer service goes.

  • Stayed: November 2005
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11  Thank Sherpas
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Linear5, Owner at Tall Trees Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2011

Note that ownership of the motel changed in 2007 and, since that date, the motel has been expanded and totally renovated. Operations Director

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Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2016, traveled as a couple
Thank Sara B
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BWTallTrees, General Manager at Tall Trees Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2016

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Additional Information about Tall Trees Motel

Address: 21 Stephen St, Canberra 2602, Australia (Formerly BEST WESTERN Tall Trees Canberra)
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Canberra
#29 Luxury Hotel in Canberra
Price Range: $97 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tall Trees Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality boutique motel in a quiet, leafy, central location. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Ainslie
Best Western Canberra
Canberra Best Western

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