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“A great relatively new hotel that offers more than the "usual suspects"”
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Hotel Realm
Ranked #11 of 57 Hotels in Canberra
Melbourne, Australia
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157 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“A great relatively new hotel that offers more than the "usual suspects"”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Recently stayed at this hotel in August 2013 for work. I only stayed 1 night, however wish I had the opportunity to stay more. Will definitely head back to this hotel when I am in Canberra next.

The rooms are smartly decorated and spacious. The bathroom has that ultra modern feel. Excellent bathroom products.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Had high expectations after looking at their website. Booked online with breakfast and drink vouchers included, however did not receive the drink vouchers and they tried to charge for the buffet breakfast for two mornings. There was also a mini bar charge for $30 which was incorrect. Once these errors were pointed out, they were quick to remove from the account. Location was good, bedroom suite was nice and spacious. Went to use the washing machine and found it contained water and somebody's underpants! Car parking confusing. Breakfast adequate...although if you go at peak times you have to wait in a line as the area is quite small. Staff average.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

We have stayed here twice now and each time have taken a two bedroom suite. They are like staying in an inner city apartment. Fantastic space, modern and well decorated. The hotels only short coming is the food. Whilst breakfast is ok, the restaurant and bar are average at best. But then again it's not far from some great restaurants.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

To add to my wife's review, we paid $230 a night executive suite our friends about $185 per night, the rooms were pretty much the same. They got free breakfast we didn't. Breakfast was $35 per head for a buffet, rather expensive. They tried to add a room service that we didn't order and it was a nightmare trying to figure out where to park.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

We visited Canberra catch up with friends that also stayed in the hotel. The location was OK but we decided on the location so I cannot make any comment on that. The price was a little on the high side for what we got. The buffet breakfast was good with much to choose from except if there are kids in the breakfast bar too. The room was clean and quiet but our TV didn't work which didn't concern us too much as we were only in our room to either change or to sleep. One warning would mention is to check your final bill as they try to add extras that we didn't consume onto our final account. I was previously warned by some friends that checked out earlier that had the same issue. The off street car parking is a bit of a head spin to initially find, I wasn't the only one that found it hard to find. So the bottom line is, Would I stay there again? probably not as there are many hotels in the vicinity to choose from. Hope this helps :)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Room was clean and well appointed esp for someone with I-phones (we don't). Stayed in Exec suite, pd more money - no parking no breakfast included. Parking very confusing and expensive. Staff very friendly, bar very busy and noisy, restaurants both were good.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

I liked the space and comfort of this hotel with the separate kitchen and lounge area and large balcony. The breakfast buffet was also excellent. Not having stayed there before I would have liked to find a guest directory in the room but despite searching every cupboard and drawer was unable to find one. There was a rudimentary 1 page info sheet on the tv but not sufficient to answer my questions.I do like to know what amenities a hotel has and how to access them . I also think reception on check in could be a little more forthcoming in relation to where breakfast is served and hours.
Décor is sleek and modern and kitchen is well equipped. I did find the big burn mark in the bedroom woodwork a little unattractive however overall was very impressed and enjoyed the stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Realm

Property: Hotel Realm
Address: 18 National Cct | Barton, Canberra 2600, 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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Canberra
#7 Business Hotel in Canberra
#9 Family Hotel in Canberra
#11 Luxury Hotel in Canberra
#11 Romantic Hotel in Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Realm 5*
Number of rooms: 163
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Realm is a 5 Star hotel on National Circuit Barton, located next to the Parliamentary Triangle in Canberra. The hotel is located within walking distance to national icons including Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia and the National Library of Australia. The 5 Star hotel provides 163 rooms and suites, each containing luxurious beds, complimentary WiFi, complimentary on-demand movies and Nespresso coffee machines. The Realm Precinct offers a range of dining options, including the award-winning French restaurant Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar, the casual Ostani Lounge, Bar & Restaurant, chef-hatted Japanese restaurant LiloTang, chef-hatted Cantonese fine-dining restaurant, The Chairman & Yip, and casual cafes Maple + Clove and Ritual, as well as a gym, spa, indoor pool, hairdresser and conferencing facilities, all with complimentary Wi-FI. The precinct also offers a state-of-the-art gym and day spa, opened in 2017. Hale Gym + Spa has the latest Technogym equipment and casual yoga, Pilates, spin and boxing classes. Hale Spa is Canberra's latest wellness destination, offering a sanctuary for the body and mind. Combining contemporary elegance with avant-garde design, Hotel Realm is Canberra's only AAA rated 5 Star hotel. ... more   less 
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