My partner and I stayed at this hotel whilst we were visiting Canberra. While we have family in the city, we are planning our wedding so we thought it was a great opportunity to stay in a couple of hotels so we can recommend them to our guests.
We had an outstanding stay at this hotel.
We spent a bit of time in reception waiting for our room to be ready (we were early). It's a lovely open space with lovely infused water, lollies and newspapers to enjoy on very comfortable seating. The reception staff are also lovely. I was particularly impressed with Matthew who was the perfect combination of welcoming and professional.
The room itself was stunning. It was very clean and modern. Unlike some other modern hotels, it did not look good and feel cheap. It felt like thought went into everything and that there were quality items throughout. The kitchen was well-stocked with good wares. The bathroom was also cleverly laid out. The shampoos/soaps, etc. were also exceptional. (they sell full-sized containers in reception and for the first time I was tempted to buy them) The shower had good water pressure. The bed, duvet and pillows were super comfy. I did NOT want to leave.
The location was great - a short (very short) stroll to Manuka and Kingston. There was parking on site ($10/day).
I can see why this hotel is rated as the best hotel in Canberra. The staff do an amazing job and gave us a great stay.
- 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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