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Pavilion on Northbourne
Ranked #19 of 57 Hotels in Canberra
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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“Reasonable Price, Good Location, Friendly Staff”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Central location. Nothing fancy but nothing horrid either. Had a quiet room with all the basics. Staff were really friendly and added in breakfast for free.
Plenty of free car parking with security gate. Free newspaper each morning.
Handy spot for breakfast with a basic but nice selection.
Comfy beds but the pillows were horrible!
Yes I'd stay there again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Penrith, Australia
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stayed for 1 night & had a very enjoyable stay. The facilities were wonderfully fresh & clean, & the meals at the atrium resteraunt & buffet breafast were very good. Staff were professional without being stuffy. Will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights in Feb 2013 - was glad they had a pool however disappointed there were no sun lounges so my vision of lying by the pool with a book were unfulfilled. Just a quick dip and out, there was nothing but a kitchen chair to sit on and no shade or umbrellas.
Coffee in the atrium was undrinkable, the bed was so hard I had to request a mattress topper after the first sleepless night. Staff were, in the main, indifferent - with the exception of the very pleasant lady at the front desk. Bathroom was tiny and tired, functional but certainly not 4 star. The hotel is a bit tired and dated. There must be better hotels in Canberra for the price? Look around for them would be my recommendation.

Room Tip: A room at the back of the hotel away from noisy Northbourne Avenue is preferable
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Hornsby, Australia
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Novel area attrium makes an sweet difference to the area.
we had a good night sleep * 2 and excellet buffett breakfast included as 1 night package for Toulous Lautrec exhibition.

Will stay again 4 sure.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights and didn't completely dislike the stay but it wasn't anything special. The hotel is something built in the 70s and the lobby hasn't been renovated since. It's a large atrium where breakfast is served and a bar at night. It's also filled with a ridiculous amount of pot plants which makes it look like an indoor rainforest. Luckily the rooms are much more tasteful. They seem recently renovated with modern furnishing. Fairly large but with very small bathroom. The bed was comfy with soft fluffy pillows. Overall the rooms were reasonably comfortable however the lack of air conditioning was annoying. There was a vent with a stream of cold air but couldn't control the temperature from the room. First night was too hot, second night too cold.
There's a small outdoor pool and gym, and a coin operated laundry on site which can be handy.
The real plus was, this hotel is massive, lots of parking and lots of rooms available which meant we didn't have to wait till 2pm to check in. This was real handy because we got into Canberra early afternoon and wanted a snooze.
Location wise, it's in the north side of Canberra, closest place to eat and drink was Dickson where all the ethnic restaurants are. We found a cool pub there called suburban and a nice Chinese restaurant across the road, about 15min stroll from the hotel. Otherwise everything else is driving distance or you can easily get a bus down northbourne ave to the city centre, it's a 5 min drive.
Overall I would recommend if you are on a tight budget, no staying for long, and not coming in middle of winter or summer where you want in room climate control.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Lismore, Australia
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

What a surprise. 24 hour room service, nice new (quite) fridge in room, MASSIVE extremely clean and comfortable bed- two types of pillows, soft and medium (4 in total). If I could have smuggled that bed out- I would of! Near new TV, heavy drapes that block out all light- I slept in till 10.30am, yay! The lobby and bar area in the middle are fantastic, plants surround this little paradise and everything is available. Extra night needed- no problem, late check out needed- sure no problem. Not getting in till late- no worries. They even have food machines available 24 hrs. The staff were great, very efficient, friendly and well trained. I'm only ever staying in one place when I go to Canberra!!

Room Tip: I got a room with a bed bigger than any king I've ever seen, also came with a single bed.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Nth Qld
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Well we'd have one of the most interesting stays at the Pavilion! The rooms were modern and the food was delicious! Our breakfast was fresh and filled us right up. The bed was so comfortable which made it difficult to get out in the morning. Room Service was quick and the staff were so polite and helpful. We were fortunate enough to run into a few famous people the day before Australia Day which made our stay that much better. We'd definitely stay at the Pavilion on Northbourne again! Hopefully next time the lifts are working though. Although it was a fair way out of the centre, a short walk away was a shopping centre which has loads of restaurants and shops.

Room Tip: Our room was on the top floor facing the street, we got no traffic noise.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Pavilion on Northbourne
Address: 242 Northbourne Avenue | Dickson, Canberra 2602, Australia
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Canberra
#18 Luxury Hotel in Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Pavilion on Northbourne 4.5*
Number of rooms: 156
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