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8.1

Excellent

1,949 reviews

1,949 reviews

Food & Dining2
Breakfast2
Car Park1
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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 630 meters from city center
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Australian War Memorial 770 m
Floriade 1.6 km
Mount Ainslie Lookout 1.9 km
National Gallery of Australia 2.7 km
Questacon 2.7 km
National Museum of Australia 2.7 km
National Portrait Gallery 2.8 km
Australian Parliament House 4.0 km
National Arboretum 6.5 km
Royal Australian Mint 6.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Gorman House Markets 520 m
Gorman House Arts Centre 530 m
Reid Park 610 m
Lone Pine 620 m
Anzac Parade 740 m
Remembrance Nature Park 750 m
Australian War Memorial 770 m
Remembrance Park 870 m
Australian Taxation Office 910 m
The Hamlet 920 m

Mercure Canberra

Corner of Ainslie & Limestone Avenue, Braddon, Canberra, Australia, 2612 - See map

Get the added peace of mind that comes with ALLSAFE, when you book a stay here. Conveniently situated in the Braddon part of Canberra, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Australian War Memorial. Rated with 3.5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and fitness center on-site.

Highlights

750 meters to Australian War Memorial

Check-in [24-hour]

Daily housekeeping

Daily housekeeping

Currency exchange

ALLSAFE

Your Health and Safety are our Absolute Priority

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
Important announcement -- "Due to COVID-19 circumstances, the property is implementing additional measures to protect the safety of guests and staff. Some services and amenities may be limited or unavailable. Please contact the property for more information."
Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Fitness center

Golf course [on-site]

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Canberra every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.8
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportCanberra Airport (CBR)
Distance to airport5.6 km

Rooms available at Mercure Canberra

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.9

Deluxe Loft
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe King Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Executive King Bed
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe King Loft with Sofa Bed Courtyard View
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Standard Queen Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Pet Room With 1 King Bed
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Superior King Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Standard
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Queen
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Mercure Canberra?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Mercure Canberra?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Mercure Canberra has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel.

Is breakfast offered at Mercure Canberra?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Mercure Canberra. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 25 AUD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Mercure Canberra?

Mercure Canberra features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience.

Can special events be hosted at Mercure Canberra?

Audio-visual equipment service is offered to help your event go smoothly.

What is the smoking policy at Mercure Canberra?

Mercure Canberra does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Mercure Canberra?

Restaurants including The Civic Pub, Lazy Su and Hopscotch Bar are popular in Mercure Canberra’s neighborhood which is known as Braddon.

What popular shopping places are close to Mercure Canberra?

Shopping options in Mercure Canberra’s Braddon neighborhood include Gorman House Markets.

What are popular attractions near Mercure Canberra?

Mercure Canberra’s location in the Braddon neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Canberra Contemporary Art Space, The Hamlet and Corroboree Park.

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What people love about Mercure Canberra

  • 8

    Very good
    Staff 

    "Choose this place for lovely staff and good but quiet location."

    Helen

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    January 17, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Very warm and welcoming with lots of character as well as an excellent location."

    Penelope

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    August 9, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "The room was large with a very comfortable king size bed."

    Alexander

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    January 18, 2021

Overall rating:

8.1

Excellent
1,949 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
7.5
Location
8.5
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More about Mercure Canberra

More about Mercure Canberra

Mercure Canberra

Wake up to the wonder of Canberra with a stay at Mercure Canberra, located only minutes from the heart of the city.
The range of services provided by Mercure Canberra ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is always available, provided by the hotel for their driving guests. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's tours. The hotel even offers a fireplace for a warm atmosphere on chilly nights. The hotel's on-site laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay.
The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms at Mercure Canberra are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The hotel provides linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Mercure Canberra include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have television, in-room video streaming and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms. Mercure Canberra also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar.
Mercure Canberra promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hotel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the golf course on site in the hotel. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops.


Around the property

Visit the sights and local attractions of Canberra during your stay at the hotel. One of the city's most iconic and famous buildings is Australian Parliament House, located 3.9 km away.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.5

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

13 mentions

Housekeeping

9 mentions

Food & Dining

6 mentions

Internet

3 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
Kitchen
  • Snack bar
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Body scrub
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • On-site entertainment
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hotel room service app
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Breakfast service
  • Grocery delivery
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Food delivery
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms
Getting around
  • Car park [on-site]
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • LAN Internet in room [charges apply]
  • Microwave
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • On-demand movies
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi [charges apply]
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Restaurants on site
Olims Bar & Bistro
  • Cuisine: Australian
Courtyard Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Australian
Olims Bistro
  • Cuisine: International
  • Menu: Buffet

Location

Corner of Ainslie & Limestone Avenue, Braddon, Canberra, Australia, 2612
Excellent
Location

8.5

Airports
  • Canberra Airport (CBR)
    5.6 km
  • Cooma-Snowy Mountains Airport (OOM)
    114.2 km
Public transportation
  • Giles St Kingston Shops Bus Station
    4.5 km
  • Canberra Railway Station
    4.8 km
Hospital or clinic
  • City Market Chemist
    920 m
Shopping
  • Old Bus Depot Markets
    4.1 km
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven
    1.0 km
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Australian War Memorial
    770 m
  • Floriade
    1.6 km
  • Mount Ainslie Lookout
    1.9 km
  • National Gallery of Australia
    2.7 km
  • Questacon
    2.7 km
  • National Museum of Australia
    2.7 km
  • National Portrait Gallery
    2.8 km
  • Australian Parliament House
    4.0 km
  • National Arboretum
    6.5 km
  • Royal Australian Mint
    6.6 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Gorman House Markets
    520 m
  • Gorman House Arts Centre
    530 m
  • Reid Park
    610 m
  • Lone Pine
    620 m
  • Anzac Parade
    740 m
  • Remembrance Nature Park
    750 m
  • Australian War Memorial
    770 m
  • Remembrance Park
    870 m
  • Australian Taxation Office
    910 m
  • The Hamlet
    920 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-15 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 16 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Property announcements

Due to COVID-19 circumstances, the property is implementing additional measures to protect the safety of guests and staff. Some services and amenities may be limited or unavailable. Please contact the property for more information.

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the property is implementing additional measures to protect the safety of guests and staff, including but not limited to enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures. Please contact the property for more information.

The hotel has an ‘ALL Safe Officer’, a dedicated health and safety officer to oversee all procedures and assist guests with queries related to hotel operations and preventative measures.

Food and beverage options such as breakfast might be limited or unavailable during this time. Please contact the property for more information.

Reviews of Mercure Canberra from real guests

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Cleanliness8.2
Facilities7.5
Location8.5
Room comfort and quality7.9
Service8.3
Value for money7.8
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8-9 Excellent (38)
7-8 Very Good (59)
6-7 Good (17)
<6 Below Expectation (25)
Time of the year
Mar - May (41)
Jun - Aug (54)
Sep - Nov (28)
Dec - Feb (64)

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10.0
Exceptional
Alexander from Australia
Couple
Superior King Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Great location, big room!”

Closely located to the city centre this is a hotel I would stay at again. The room was large with a very comfortable king size bed. Yes its decorated in an older style but everything is well maintained. Also lots of parking available in the back carpark behind the hotel. No noise issue at all and I slept soundly through the night and I am a light sleeper so I was very happy.

Reviewed January 18, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Penelope from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 4 nights in August 2020

Penny”

A lovely place to stay in this cold weather. Very warm and welcoming with lots of character as well as an excellent location.

Reviewed August 09, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
CHRISTOPHER from Australia
Couple
Executive King Bed
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

BEST IN CANBERRA”

Great place to stay with helpful staff, convenient to Downtown and room very good with Balcony. Enjoyed stay here.

Reviewed September 30, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Janine from Australia
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

Lovely grand hotel ”

Beautiful friendly staff - very well maintained rooms and gardens - would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed February 12, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Jennifer from Australia
Couple
Superior King Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

great location, beautiful historical interior”

love this place, it's a part of Canberra history and the furnishings in the common areas reflect this heritage. Lovely. Great food, good pub facilities, close to War Memorial and city. Very accomodating staff and management, thank you.

Reviewed December 13, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
deidre from Australia
Couple
Executive King Bed
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Quaint and close to city”

Fabulous staff, nice 1920’s feel to this place. Comfy bed, lovely view of the courtyard- a really nice place for a romantic escape. Only down side was an antiquated aircon which sounded like a Tardis all night in the room. Would highly recommend this as a get away and will return again.

Reviewed June 16, 2022

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8.8
Excellent
Kevin from Australia
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

Convenient Historical Hotel”

It is an old style hotel located not too far from the airport, neighboring the National War Memorial and walking distance to the Canberra Centre where you can board the free Cultural Bus which does an hourly circuit of ten tourist sites. An architecturally pleasing building.

Reviewed May 21, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Brian from Australia
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

Great place to stay”

This was our second stay. Well presented, comfortable bed, hot shower, awesome staff.

Reviewed May 07, 2021

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8.4
Excellent
Jane from Australia
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2021

Close to the War Memorial ”

Close to all of Canberra’s finest attractions including the War Memorial which has to be one of the finest bArt Deco buildings nationally.

Reviewed March 29, 2021

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8.0
Excellent
Helen from Australia
Family with teens
Superior King Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2022

Great location but a bit tired ”

Choose this place for lovely staff and good but quiet location. Facilities everything you’d need but a bit outdated - this lovely old building is just calling out for an authentic refurbishment

Reviewed January 17, 2022

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8.0
Excellent
Xue from China
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

all good except breakfast”

all good except breakfast, the breakfast was too slow, So we paid but didn’t have time to eat

Reviewed July 13, 2020

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7.6
Very good
Andrian from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Very good”

Nice heritage building but carpet is tired, i think bathroom is a bit small for 4 stars hotel like Mercure. I was allowed for early check-in. My room facing main road and had no issue with noise, and trees and birds sound of the window feeling so peaceful. Located only 10min walking to city center.

Reviewed November 25, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Thanaporn from Thailand
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

It was good”

Big balcony and comfy bed.

Reviewed December 21, 2020

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6.8
Good
Don from Australia
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

One night in Canberra. The Mercure was good value for what we needed ”

The hotel had noisy water pipes in room 108 and squeaky floorboards. Other than that it was a good hotel.

Reviewed December 25, 2019

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6.0
KA
Solo traveler
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

The hotel is pretty old. It is just not a five-star hotel. ”

Not up to the standard. The room is very big though.

Reviewed May 18, 2019

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5.6
Mitchell from Australia
Business traveler
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Above average”

A rather ordinary insect was in my bathroom sink. When I phoned reception they offered me bug spray for the night. The cold tap made a horrible racket and The mini bar looked half used before I even got there. Very disappointing if you chose the standard room option at this hotel!

Reviewed January 22, 2019

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4.4
Anthony from Australia
Couple
Executive King Bed
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Very poor housekeeping ”

One of the worst kept room I have ever encountered. Tea cups were stained. An empty beer bottle was left behind. Safe was left locked Balcony was dirty Chair in the balcony was stained with bird shit. Pen in the room dried up without ink. In the morning, housekeeping staff was washing the balcony upstairs and dirty water came pouring down into our balcony. That was the last straw for us. To be fair, the hotel is nice. The interior ambience is very rustic. The gardens are beautiful. A bit aged and needs some upgrade perhaps but with such poor housekeeping, I will never recommend this hotel to anyone.

Reviewed January 30, 2020

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2.8
omar from Australia
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2021

Please Don't”

Please Don't book this hotel. The only benefit about this hotel is just it's close to city center. NOT value for money at all. Very smelly carpet/stains from the minute you enter to reception all the way to your room, even inside the room is very dirty carpet. Bedroom: Very small, safe box not working, door locker from inside the room is NOT working, bed sheets very dirty and hasn't been changed or badly washed with a smell like shit. Bathroom: Quarter toilet paper roll only was there, not even a full roll. Breakfast: Scrambled egg , ham, mushroom, beans toast.NO chees of any kind . Tea &coffe. Staff: Reception Staff, One smiling, other sad face and talking like shit. Staff at breakfast: They good. However $25 for that kind of breakfast it's a rip off cause you eat nothing! Hotel in General: its doesn't suet families/ kids. It's kind of rooms and you grab whoever for a night and go. you can even call a hooker like I saw and you can hear what's happening in next room as it happen. Floor, carpet, food price , not friendly staff Very dirty bed sheets and windows, all of that made my stay very uncomfortable with my wife. I will Never ever stay again in there and it's NOT RECOMMENDED FOR FAMILIES Trust me on that. Better to go next door to Novotel same price and 100% better or any other hotel.

Reviewed February 15, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Gary from Australia
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 5 nights in February 2016

Wonderful base for our Canberra stay”

We chose to stay at Mercure partly out of nostalgia for the old Ainslie Rex but also because it is close to our daughter and new grandson in Braddon. It still had the old Rex charm but was tastefully refurbished with all mod cons. Breakfast in the dining room was a reminder of times past too - a great way to start the day. All the staff were very helpful and friendly. Mercure will be our 'place to stay' in Canberra for family visits.

Reviewed March 01, 2016

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9.3
Exceptional
Rosemary from Australia
Couple
Superior King Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

Beautifully restored old hotel”

Staff very helpful and friendly. Great location

old canberra icon beautifully restored. rooms very comfortable and clean. fantastic staff. hotel is within easy walking distance of canberra centre and many restaurants. we ate one night in the hotel bistro as restaurant isn't open on sunday. food was ok and reasonably priced. however, staff allowed a number of children to run riot without asking the parents to keep them in check. the noise was impossible and their behaviour spoiled the evening totally. staff just said they were a 'family friendly hotel' and didn't feel they could approach the parents. however we would stay there again as the hotel itself was extremely good.

Reviewed November 18, 2012

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