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East Hotel
Ranked #1 of 57 Hotels in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
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20 reviews
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“Great Stay!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

My husband & I stayed here for 3 nights whilst attending an Athletics Championship my daughter was part of. We found this hotel quite central to a lot of the sights....walking distance to Manuka Park for the footy and a short drive to the Parliament House & War Memorial. A little further to the AIS...so we hired a car.
The hotel itself was fantastic....modern, comfortable & the staff were gorgeous and willing to help with anything asked of them. They do have limited room service but we never used it as the rooms are self contained ( with a pod coffee machine...very nice!) so we walked to Coles around the corner and grabbed some basics.
We managed to fit a spot of dinner in whilst here and highly recommend Bollywood Masala (Indian).
The food was fresh and scrumptious and the aromas were magnificent. Very friendly staff here too. We definitely can't wait to go back to finish the sightseeing and we will be staying with The East again...a pleasurable stay for sure.
Highly Recommended!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

Visited for a weekend with young family. Arrived to a person complaining in reception about not getting desired room. I thought they were being a bit sensitive, until I got into first room to find that they had given us an east apartment not the luxe apartment that we were paying for. It was sorted quickly, but was unneeded hassle with young kids needing to go to bed. The food at Ox was really good. The rooms were great. The place has heaps of potential and we would give it a go again, but hope for better luck on check in. Staff were all good and look forward to giving it 5 stars next time.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights for our wedding anniversary. Our apartment on the third floor was very spacious and well equipped - particularly the kitchen. The service is great - friendly and helpful and the food in the Ox restaurant is very good. The owners have put a lot of thought into this place.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of staying at East Hotel whilst travelling with a large group of friends, most of whom had young children travelling with them, and we all agreed that East was one of the best hotels we had stayed in in Australia. As a new, independent hotel, East Hotel is living up to its promise of putting the traveller first with a refreshingly honest approach. With a green conscience, East offer some ingenious ways to lessen their eco footprint on the environment without intruding on the comfort of your stay. The staff are attentive and the room and hotel surrounds are impeccable as well.

We stayed in a one-bedroom apartment, which was incredibly spacious and tastefully decorated with modern art and furniture. The room also came with a laundry and kitchen, which made our stay both practical and comfortable. There is a well-equipped fitness centre on site and bikes are available for guest use as well.
The hotel is located within walking distance of the popular bars and eateries of Kensington and Manuka, and many of Canberra's sites are within close range of the hotel as well. The restaurant, OX Eatery, located within the hotel is a great spot for a couple of drinks and a lovely meal – they also offer room service for those nights when your room is more appealing than the option of venturing out.

With extra large rooms, excellent facilities and superior service, East Hotel is fantastic addition to Canberra and suitable for all types of travellers; business, family, couples, solo or friends. We will certainly be returning to East whenever we're next in Canberra.

Room Tip: Rooms on the 5th floor on the Giles Street side of the building offer great views over the valley.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Adelaide
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

We stayed at the East Hotel for 3 nights on the easter wkd.
The room was super clean, spacious and very well layed out. The king bed was very comfortable. It was an easy walk to many restaurants
Reception staff were friendly and helpful
Would def stay again!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2013

I stay in Canberra regularly and usually at the Realm. I am now a bit of a convert to this great little hotel. It has managed to actually be boutique and a grown up hotel with attentive staff which in my experience takes some doing. So to details checking in - was seamless on both occasions I stayed, second time the room was on the western side of the building as this is not my preferred option they moved me to the room I had previously and made a note on my file......and came up later to make sure I was happy. Decor- very modern but still comfy soft furnishings make it feel luxe. Great little kitchen and swish bathrooms. Quiet despite the pub across the road. Excellent room service food from restaurant downstairs. Walking distance about 3 minutes to Manuka shops with everything from designer clothes to a handy supermarket to stock the full size fridge in the hotel room if you are there a couple of days. All up it is a winner and a very welcome entry to the Canberra marketplace.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Ballarat, Australia
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

The East Hotel is a fantastic place to stay when in Canberra. We were in town for the marathon. The start and finish of this event was a 2 minute walk away. We were also able to watch an AFL game of footy; the mighty St Kilda Saints against GWS at Manuka Oval, which is adjacent to The East. Both the Kingston and Manuka shopping strips are in easy walking distance, where you can find fantastic coffee shops and eateries.
We stayed in a spacious one bedroom self contained apartment. It had everything to make you feel at home including a Nespresso coffee machine which was much appreciated and comfy chairs in which to relax.
There is a great restaurant located in the hotel which is well supported by the locals. Great meals are available at all times of the day. The hotel also offers bikes for its guests. We booked them and had a fantastic morning riding our way around the city.

Room Tip: North facing rooms would enable full use of the sunshine.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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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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