I've stayed here quite a few times now and it's been consistently good. The last time was in March 2011, the next is coming up in July 2011.
Canberra is a city that is hard to get around without a car, the hotel prices are overpriced and the hotel rooms a much lower standard than a lot of other places in Australia. BUT this place is great. They refurbished it over the last couple of years, and it shows. The rooms are really well laid out, a good size, very clean and the staff are terrific.
The place is a little out of town, between the airport and the city, but if you're driving it really doesn't matter and it has free parking and is close to a few suburbs that have great restaurants (on the roads into the city). Free parking is largely not available at other hotels around Canberra, but this place is absolutely competitively priced. I usually book through Wotif, though most of the booking spaces do good deals.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Style, substance and sanctuary! That is the Best Western Plus promise when you stay at the spectacular Garden City Hotel in Canberra. Modern and contemporary hotel rooms, combined with warm, memorable, efficient and effortless service, makes Best Western Plus Garden City Hotel one of the city's premier hotels. Guests enjoy a fantastic location in the heart of Canberra, just minutes from top tourist attractions including Parliament House, the National Gallery and Questacon. Located in Canberra's ever-popular inner-south, Garden City Hotel is nestled amongst tree-lined boulevardes and the quiet and tranquillity will ensure a peaceful and restful night's slumber. The on-site Secret Garden Bar & Restaurant is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of Canberra's most exclusive dining venues, with a mouthwatering menu of local and international favourites, imbued with an eclectic twist to keep things dramatic and exciting. The Executive Chef is both culinary superstar and local legend, adding his own personality and vivacity to each dish. ... more less
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