We, a family of 3, recently spent 4 nights at the Clifton Suites, and mostly it was a good experience. The suite its self was roomy and bright, with a modern kitchen. The beds were comfy (a king in our room and a queen in our daughters). A couple of problems we encountered were, one, our daughters room, which was mainly all windows/sliding glass doors, was extremely cold at nights. We tried leaving heating on in main room plus having her door open but it didn’t seem to help at all. There were extra blankets on her bed, so maybe it’s a problem people have complained about in the past? Secondly, we were a corner suite at the front of the building, so we fronted Northbourne Avenue. Canberra is very small, and traffic is nothing like places we’ve been before, but, at night the noise from cars & trucks was very annoying. In all honesty, we could have asked to be moved and I am sure if there was a suite available it wouldn’t have been any problem with the staff, but, we just stuck in the ear plugs and put up with it.
The bathroom was equipped with a front loader washing machine and a dryer, plus a laundry trough, so doing washing was a breeze. The appliances were all tucked away very neatly in a little area behind doors. (It looked like a cupboard from the outside) There was a shower over a bath, so if you felt like a soak after a day out, it was possible.
The kitchen had a dishwasher, micro wave, full size fridge and a stove/oven. It had basic cooking utensils, enough to make do, unless you were planning a gourmet dinner. (Too many restaurants around to worry about that!)
Parking was underneath the building, and free. You just use your room swipe card to enter. There are lifts you can use to go straight up to your room too.
The only real compliant we had was the floors were not cleaned daily. In saying this, I have to add the bathroom floor had hair and dust around the edges when we checked in, and it was still there when we checked out 4 days later… Our beds were made each day and towels and such refreshed, but floors were obviously something housekeeping aren’t keen on cleaning? This is something we should have brought to the attention of management, but, as much as it was not up to standard, we couldn’t be bothered making a fuss.
All in all, we enjoyed our stay, and yes, we would stay again, but, we would make sure to request a room at the back of the building, as that would cut out the noise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pacific Suites Canberra is Canberra's multi award-winning apartment hotel, just minutes from the heart of Canberra's premier shopping, dining and entertainment district, perfect for your stay in Canberra. The hotel is in an ideal location for business travelers with a two minute walk to the CBD and a 5-10 minute drive to other government and business hubs. Pacific Suites Canberra is considered one of Canberra's finest and most innovative accommodation and corporate function venues. The hotel features four dedicated functions rooms, with options for a guest list from 4 up to 100 guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Suites Clifton On Northbourne Hotel Canberra
- Quality Inn Canberra
- Quality Hotel Canberra