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“Quit simply, the best Apartment Hotel in Canberra!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of East Hotel

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East Hotel
Ranked #1 of 57 Hotels in Canberra
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“Quit simply, the best Apartment Hotel in Canberra!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Over all, you can't do better then East Hotel Serviced Apartments, why stay at a hotel, what ever star rating, when you can stay at East, where you get all the comfort of home. East gives you the space of separate bedroom, (the most comfortable beds ever) Lounge room and fully equipped kitchen. Except for a chopping board, but after mentioning that to Matthew at reception, I hardly manage to get back to the room, and the board appears, that's prompt! Now we are going back for a stay a 2nd time! And possibly many more.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

The design of the East Hotel is very much the same style of its contemporaries in Canberra, namely the Realm and the Burbury Hotels. All have a clean, sparse and somewhat funky vibe. All are pretty good choices, particularly for business travellers, although if you are looking for a more traditional, opulent experience the Canberra Hyatt is probably a better option.
The advantage of the East Hotel to the others is its location close to the Manuka shopping centre (about one block). Kingston is also only a short distance away and both these centres offer a very broad range of eating options outside the hotel. The Kingston Hotel is also directly opposite if you are looking for a drink and a pub meal.
The apartment rooms are a good option for a few days as they provide guests with the ability to prepare small meals and launder clothes, both of which save a bit of money as well as being convenient.
Of the three similar hotels, I'd recommend the East Hotel primarily for its convenient location.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Neutral Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

A most enjoyable stay in a modern apartment style hotel close to restaurants, shops, galleries & points of interest. Modern decor, all appliances for cooking, quiet and spacious. The apartments have a small open air balcony.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Stayed one night in a two bedroom apartment which is actually two interconnecting rooms. Room 1 had a decent galley style kitchen, good sized bathroom, living/lounge area and separate bedroom with two single beds. The room was stylish, clean and comfortable.very liveable.
Room 2 had a smaller kitchen although not lacking in any way, good sized bathroom and a King Bed.
Together they made the perfect little two bedroom apartment. We also hired a port a cot, and this was in the room when we arrived with it's own towel (many hotels often forget to provide this) and extra soaps.
I didn't deal personally with reception but believe they were very helpful. Onsite parking is free and secure.
Close to Manuka and Kingston we had many choices for Dinner and Breakfast. Although there is an onsite restaurant that can provide this we decided to explore the area.
Late checkout was a great inclusion that allowed a relaxed morning and breakfast experience.
I find myself returning to Canberra more often and this will be my hotel of choice in the future.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Amazing. The last hotel for me to stay in over the past few weeks in Canberra and the wait was worth it.

Matthew on reception was polite, efficient and so helpful. He explained simply how the FREE wifi (my new war cry with hotels with stupid preauthorisation a now in second place). To be clear, free for the first 100MB each 24 hours measured from midday. More than enough to check Facebook, emails and write reviews on TripAdvisor!!

The room is spacious (understatement!!), a coffee machine in the room with coffee pods rather than pathetic instant coffee.

Not sure if this a hotel or a serviced apartment because of the size of the room and the facilities. Who cares. At this point in time this is THE place to have family and friends stay when they are in Canberra.......am so looking forward to see how they are going this time next year.

Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Very nice, clean & friendly staff hotel. Seemed like no one had stayed in my room before me. This is a suite type hotel with many immenities that are very helpful for the business traveler with long stays. Microwave, fridge, stovetop among others. had a restaurant on site but very expensive. I used the restaurant across the street & a couple blocks away was a small retail center with many different ethnic restaurants.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at East Hotel for one night. Chose it on strength of reviews here and not disappointed. An incredibly comfortable hotel, lovely foyer with nice quirky touches - jaffas! Magazine and book borrowing and comfy lounges. Really made to feel like you were welcome to hang around.
Room was great. Beautiful and stylish furniture, Danish feel, and a generous size room. Kitchenette was nicely done and great that could make yourself a proper coffee. I didn't hear another soul the entire time we were in our room, an unusual thing in a modern hotel.
Staff could not have been more helpful (reception desk plus restaurant)
Car park underneath was cheap ($10 overnight) - a fact I hadn't spotted one the website.
The in house restaurant offers 'provisions' for your room, which is a very thoughtful touch. The breakfast is not extensive but for $15 was cheap. Endless proper coffee, fresh fruit, pastries and muesli were enough to make us happy. Reception staff were happy to point us in the direction of alternative cafes, so lots of easy options.
Location was perfect, everything we wanted to do was walkable.
Only sorry we didn't take the retro bicycles for a spin!

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Julie M
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Property: East Hotel
Address: 69 Canberra Avenue, Canberra 2604, Australia
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Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 57 Hotels in Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — East Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated between the vibrant hubs of Kingston and Manuka, EAST will be the ultimate location for your visit to the Australia's capital. At EAST you will experience all the services you would expect from a premium hotel, whilst feeling completely at home in the well-appointed accommodation. EAST's one and two bedroom apartments and studios provide the utmost in comfort, style and convenience. If you are on the road with your kids, we have thought of you too with our specially designed kids studio complete with bunk beds, bean bags, video games and even a kid-appropriate mini bar!Each room has a gourmet kitchen with cool appliances including Nespresso coffee machines! Comfort and convenience is all good and well but we also have all the technology you need with 42-in LED televisions (the one bedroom apartments also have a 32-in TV in the bedroom!), FOXTEL, in-house movies, wireless broadband and ipod/ipad docking stations. Rooms are also fitted with double glazed windows, a work desk, dining table and chairs, a 2 burner stove top, extensive cooking utensils crockery and cutlery, microwave, oven*, dishwasher*, balconies* and washing machine/dryers*.* some exclusions for studios ... more   less 
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