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Customers like this hotel for:
    Nearest transport:
  • Giles St Kingston Shops Bus Station (1.0 Km / 12 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • business
  • culture
  • sightseeing
    Distance to airport:
  • Canberra Airport (5.6 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Big and comfortable bed", "Close to everything", "Excellent service from staff"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Parliament House (0.8 Km / 10 min walk)
  • Embassy of the United States (1.3 Km / 16 min walk)
  • Embassy of France (1.5 Km / 18 min walk)
  • National Gallery of Australia (1.7 Km / 21 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Forrest Hotel and Apartments

30 National Circuit Capital Territory, Forrest, Canberra, Australia 2603 (Show on map)

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"Good location close to restuarants in Manuka and..."

Nicolas, Australia November 09, 2015

Features of Forrest Hotel and Apartments

Hotel Facilities

  • bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • concierge
  • dry cleaning
  • family room
  • fax machine
  • laundromat
  • laundry service
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • photocopying
  • printer
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • smoking area
  • taxi service
  • vending machine

Sports and Recreation

  • garden


  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hotel Description
Ideally located in the heart of Canberra, this property offers easy access to business, historical,...see more Ideally located in the heart of Canberra, this property offers easy access to business, historical, and dining points of interest. Within close proximity to the Parliamentary Triangle, Forrest Hotel and Apartments is minutes away from tourist attractions like Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, and Manuka Restaurant & Shopping Village. One of Canberra's best hotels, Forrest Hotel and Apartments offers a wide variety of room styles making it suitable for business and leisure travelers. This award winning, 3.5-star property will impress you because of its excellent conference facilities, brilliant dining options, and function areas. Forrest Hotel and Apartments guarantees fantastic value for money and commendable service.
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Johnny N. Couples
Australia, November 16, 2015

the staff
IT was noise outside our room with tablet and chair there with people sitting there talking
Nicolas M. Business travelers
Australia, November 12, 2015
Comfortable room, great location

Good location close to restuarants in Manuka and Parliamentary triangle attractions. Well maintained room.
The room was comfortable and near the places I needed to be. There is limited parking so you might not be able to park as close to your room as you might want.
Ben F. Families with young children
Australia, October 30, 2015
Room stank like the back of a restaurant
We arrived late which was fine as we got the keys to B-C 15 from the night manager and was handed directions to drive up the street around the corner to what appears to be converted red-brick housing commission flats. Upon cautiously walking into the unit block past the letterboxes and up the stairs we tried the key which at first didn't seem to work. Walked back down with suitcases in tow and walked around the block, returned up the stairs for another shot and then realised the key had to be jiggled in the lock. The nice looking front-entrance and building in the photos is nothing like the apartments. Upon entry to the room the stench almost knocked me off my feet. The room had clearly been occupied for a long time by people cooking some sort of seafood (prawns?). In order to try and clear the stench we opened every window and door which remained open throughout the 5 degree night. It just so happened we had some Nilodour in the car which was emptied throughout the room which provided some reprieve. Unfortunately we then made the mistake of switching on the split system airconditioner (needed some sort of heater to counter the cold coming in via the open doors and windows) which blew out air that stank so bad I almost vomited. Everything in the room stank including the bedding as did our clothes upon leaving the next morning. Even the shower outlet sprayed water everywhere that bad it completely soaked the ceiling. Hightailed out of there at 7:00am.
Samantha K. Couples
Australia, November 01, 2015
Convenient but noisy

Convenient location to the parliamentary triangle, Kingston and Manuka. Pretty noisy, especially in the mornings with the cleaning staff. Not the sort of room you want to hang around in but does the job for the price. Free on-site parking.
Rodney T. Business travelers
Australia, October 23, 2015

Location near Parliament House, friendly staff, value for money
On P. Business travelers
Hong Kong, October 17, 2015
Good location

Good location, facilities and smiles
I like this hotel, 10 minutes walk to a street with good food and pub!
On P. Business travelers
Hong Kong, October 19, 2015
Good hotel for both business or vacation

Apartment, location and nice environment
Forrest Hotel, I enjoy to stay at the apartment with full facilitates. The location is good, close to embassy area and government office.
Stephen K. Business travelers
Australia, October 20, 2015
Conveniant and Quiet

Its proximity to Manuka shops and restaurant and central ot Canberra
David R. Solo travelers
Australia, October 17, 2015
Location, comfort, facilities

Location, comfort, facilities
I wanted to be near parliament house for a function, and so that I could walk there and back was a bit of a hike ..more because of criss-crossing major highways rather than the distance ...but basically it was a very good choice ..this is comfy and well-run if nothing special really. If this is the area you want to stay in, then it is a very good choice.
Shikha C. Families with young children
Australia, September 30, 2015
Two Adults Two Small Children

Location was great , quick reception and was handed key immediately so check in was under one minute quick which was great , rooms were clean and ready nicely
We would have needed microwave as bare essential with two small children needing to drink milk at odd times day and night that would have been helpful but other then that we all enjoyed our stay reception was quick fast efficient and rooms were near tidy

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