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Hotel Realm
Ranked #12 of 58 Hotels in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 25, 2014

Hotel Realm is amazing! The location is very central yet extremely quiet. Our room had a lovely view of Parliament house.
We were travelling with our 2 children and booked an inter-connecting suite which was very spacious with a big living room in between. The Nespresso machine, free newspapers that we could download plus L'Occitane products were a lovely extra touch. Staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. Breakfast was fantastic and the restaurant was great for dinner. Pool was great too for the kids. Will definitely stay here again!

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4  Thank Anna Z
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Large rooms, underground parking. Big gym, lap pool. Convenient location., especially for parliament house.
Coming back for social weekend in a couple of weeks. Complimentary wi fi ( several big hotels still do not offer this).

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Reviewed April 22, 2014

My husband and I have just spent two nights at the Hotel Realm for a mini break over the Easter period.
I cannot recommend this hotel more highly. We were treated as royalty from the moment we walked through the doors. The staff were friendly and attentive, the accommodation exceptional, modern, comfortable and quiet and the onsite restaurants were top quality.
Will definitely be back !!!!!

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4  Thank ChrisK59_13
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is my second time staying at this property. I can't help but notice how friendly and genuine everybody was working here from the moment I was welcomed by the friendly porter, Robert who assisted me with my bags and recommended a bike path to the National Gallery and booked us a table at the lovely Malamay Restaurant (attention all foodies - highly recommended!) to the lovely housekeeper Yolanda who turned down our room and wished us 'good night' and left a special nightcap of chocolates and liqueur (nice touch by the way!). The long drive from Sydney made it all worth the trip!
As a frequent business traveller needing to escape from the grind, I long for serene interiors without the tasteless clutter of most cookie cutter hotels or the so called 'hip' hotels with it's mish mashed furnishings. The Realm's interiors may be minimal, but it is tastefully done and it does encourage a restful sleep and ultimate relaxation. The oak-lined streets of Barton with it's changing colours provides the ultimate backdrop for this oasis. You can hardly hear the traffic outside. The suburb of Monica is just a bike ride or a short walk away where there's a great selection of cafes and boutiques to browse. I took advantage of their free wifi (a rarity among hotels) to check out what's happening in Canberra last weekend and found that most of the popular cultural sites are close by!
Overall, lovely hotel, excellent genuine service, great location. Blissful relaxing getaway
Tip: Ask to rent one of their bikes and bike around the lake

Room Tip: Book one of their spa suites!
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank CaPlanePourMoi X
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Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

The perfect hotel for us! Lovely room fantastic bed great bath (big tick for L'Occitane toiletries) really great area. We hired bikes from hotel (cheap) and rode around lake galleries and for lunch in nearby Manuka. Huge thanks to Carlos on reception for his friendly service and welcome tips on where to go. Will definitely stay here again.

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3  Thank Sue B
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

We were really impressed with this hotel

Ther staff were extremely helpful and the hotel was elegant and restful.

We stayed in a suite which was tastefully decorated and well equipped with the latest technology and kitchen.

Great mini bar prices

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
4  Thank Jet_Oz
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HotelRealm_GM, General Manager at Hotel Realm, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2014

Dear Jetboy787,

Thank you for the review of the Hotel Realm in Canberra. We appreciate the feedback.

Regards,

Patrick Lonergan
Director of Hotels

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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Was looking for a nice place, central to lots of attractions and yet, no hustle and bustle.... The Hotel Realm was Amazing. It is located within walking distance to most attractions (10 - 15 minutes or less) and yet, was positioned in a lovely tree lined avenue. The Staff were Amazing, Carlos truly treated us like Royalty, as did all staff we encountered. I definitely plan to stay with Hotel Realm again, and would have no hesitation in recommending to friends and family.

Room Tip: I think most rooms would be great, but we stayed in the rear of the hotel facing their sister hotel...
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Additional Information about 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:
#2 Spa Hotel in Canberra
#7 Business Hotel in Canberra
#9 Family Hotel in Canberra
#11 Romantic Hotel in Canberra
#11 Luxury Hotel in Canberra
Price Range: $143 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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