The glory has faded but it has character. It is interesting to see what was cutting edge 30 years ago because I don't think much has changed since then, although the bathroom has been spruced up a bit. Despite that I enjoyed the 1 night stay- booked at short notice in a non-sitting week and therefore pretty cheap. Northbourne Ave location is an easy location to find but a bit of a walk to anywhere useful. Check-in was friendly enough, no issues.
A few minor issues- the information folder was a mess, missing pages (including the room service menu) and out of date info, the TV had to be reset onto AV1 and had to be reset every time it was turned on, and the (horror!) dreaded body wash instead on soap in the shower. The door was a bit out of wack, had to be really pushed hard to close properly.
Woke up feeling crook which I put down to the previous night's meal (don't know what else it could have been) so wasn't too interested in breakfast, however I had already booked the BF deal at check in so didn't want to waste it. Cereal was OK, B & E pretty ordinary but that verdict may have been coloured by my gut ache.
The "indoor forest" seems to be a Canberra phenomenon. There is plenty scrub all around Canberra without having to grow bloody trees indoors, for god sake!
4 star is a bit a laugh but then the whole star rating system is a laugh. Don't expect too much, but forewarned with my soap I would return if cheap.
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