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8.4

Excellent

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Excellent location - Inside city center
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Popular landmarks
Mount Franklin 290 m
Barton Private Hospital 300 m
Free Serbian Orthodox Church St George 310 m
York Park Conservation Site 350 m
Canberra Night Markets 370 m
St Christopher's Cathedral 410 m
PhotoAccess 450 m
Manuka Oval 460 m
Australian National Press Club 470 m
Presbyterian Church of St. Andrew 540 m
Nearby landmarks
Australian Parliament House 900 m
National Portrait Gallery 1.66 km
National Gallery of Australia 1.79 km
Questacon 1.83 km
National Museum of Australia 2.57 km
Floriade 2.81 km
Royal Australian Mint 3.44 km
Australian War Memorial 4.11 km
Mount Ainslie Lookout 5.47 km
National Arboretum 5.82 km
Rydges Canberra

"Easy walk to Coles and restaurants, great pool, spa was 35 degrees and I couldn't work out how to turn it up."

Michelle - September 1, 2019

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Rydges Canberra

Cnr Canberra Avenue & National Circuit Forrest, Forrest, Canberra, Australia, 2603 - See map
Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Australian Parliament House
Within 900 m of property
Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Sauna
Spa
Workout and Leisure
Fitness center
Swimming pool [indoor]
  • 850 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Canberra

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

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Value for money7.8
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportCanberra Airport (CBR)
Distance to airport5.5 km

Rooms available at Rydges Canberra

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.8
Superior King Room
Superior King Room
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Executive King Suite
Executive King Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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The Embassy Suite
The Embassy Suite
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 king bed
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Superior Twin Room
Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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Superior Queen Room
Superior Queen Room
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Special Offer - Choose your own adventure (Superior Double Room)
Special Offer - Choose your own adventure (Superior Double Room)
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
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SUITE DOMINION SUITE
SUITE DOMINION SUITE
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  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
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Special Offer Superior Twin Room- 2 Kids Stay and Eat Free
Special Offer Superior Twin Room- 2 Kids Stay and Eat Free
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
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  • 2 single beds
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SUITE PAVILION SUITE
SUITE PAVILION SUITE
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  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
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Executive Suite
Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

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

Rydges Canberra is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Rydges Canberra also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. Parking is available for an additional charge.

What is the smoking policy at Rydges Canberra?

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

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  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "The location is very good and the bed is very big and comfortable."

    Yu

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    August 13, 2019

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Location

    "Close to Manuka where there is great places to eat."

    Daniel

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    January 9, 2020

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The hotel staff are very friendly and professional."

    Yu

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    August 13, 2019

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Overall rating:
8.1
Excellent
2,083 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
7.6
Location
8.4
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More about Rydges Canberra

Situated on a wooded hill with breathtaking views of Canberra, a leader in modernity, Rydges Canberra is a luxurious choice. After strolling around Parliament House, networking in the business district, or chumming it up at a nearby popular Kingston area, head over to the pool and sauna. The infinity pool is heated and indoors. The number of workout, spa, and pampering opportunities are immense. Start your day with yoga classes and a trip to the spa, then jet down to the Fig Tree café for a hot buffet breakfast in a rich and relaxed setting. After your breakfast, put your slippers on and stroll down to Manuka for shopping and excitement. And at the end of the day, you can head over to InBargo for cocktails outdoors during the summer months!

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Breakfast
36 mentions
Housekeeping
16 mentions
Swimming Pool
11 mentions
Food & Dining
5 mentions

What they offer

9.2
Exceptional

"Just felt like one of the best places we have stayed in a lo..."

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Restaurants on site

Figtree Restaurant
Cuisine:Australian
Menu:A-la-carte

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8.1
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8.2Service
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7.3
Very good
D from Australia
Family with young children
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2012

Good value for was paid but not 4* service levels.”

Excellent location, spacious and comfortable rooms, lovely hotel reception floor and enjoyed evening meal BUT

we only paid per night for 2 superior rooms so it was excellent value. i regularly stay in canberra as i work in parliament and it is clear this hotel is trying to save on costs. although the room and bathroom was very spacious and comfortable there were definite signs of ageing as well as wear and tear such as cracks on the fittings. - lack of towels. - water was barely warm enough to shower in in the morning. - poor room service food despite having a good restaurant called the fig tree. - when we asked for a cot as we have a three year old, reception said that there were only 2 staff working and that he would try to bring it up within the hour. - when we asked how to order an in-house movie at 8pm, we were told someone would be available to show us in the morning (which is when we were checking out!) its sister hotel at the rydges lakeside offers much better service and staffing and is currently being refurbished. perhaps rydges is planning to also refurbish this one soon or even sell this rydges hotel, which would explain why it isn't currently investing to keep this hotel up to date or in its service and staffing levels.

Reviewed January 07, 2012

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we do appreciate the feedback and your comments have been taken into consideration. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 10, 2019
Rydges Canberra
8.7
Excellent
Donna from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in March 2012

Very nice hotel, nice room, and friendly staf”

good, reasonably priced breakfast, very nice room with all the little touches that make a pleasant stay.

24hr reception was great for my late arrival. clean and comfortable room with all necessities. friendly staff and easy checkin. buffet breakfast was reasonably priced, plentiful with a large variety of food, very enjoyable and popular with guests. the hotel is a 20 min walk to national portrait gallery and national library. easy walking to attractions, bus system difficult without knowing the names of areas well however, everything is very close so its inexpensive to travel by taxi if walking is not an option. quick taxi ride to canberra centre the main shopping centre.

Reviewed April 04, 2012

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate the feedback! We hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 10, 2019
Rydges Canberra
8.8
Excellent
Judi
Solo traveler
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Good location”

A great location at Capital Hill with good public transport connections. Very comfortable beds and quiet rooms. No luxury giveaways like slippers but basic necessities. Friendly helpful staff. Good buffet breakfast. Not sure how a disabled person in a wheelchair would fair as bench heights were very high. Maybe there are other room options that would be more suitable.

Reviewed May 06, 2019

Dear Judi, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it. Indeed we do have accessible rooms for people who are in need of these room types. We hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 10, 2019
Rydges Canberra
9.0
Exceptional
Peter from Australia
Couple
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2012

Incredibly convenient hotel and good service”

Location, convenience, quality

I stayed in this hotel every time I am in Canberra (at least 3 times each year). I have always found it very reasonably priced and pretty convenient, good quality accommodation. Rooms, though in need of upgrade, are clean and comfortable. Nice indoor swimming pool for the kids. Staff always friendly and helpful.

Reviewed March 01, 2012

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate the feedback! We hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 10, 2019
Rydges Canberra
10.0
Exceptional
Margaret from Australia
Couple
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

GOOD HOTEL FOR TOURING CANBERRA”

Canberra is spread out and your own vehicle is recommended for touring. Very good buffet breakfast. Only negative our travelling companion (own room) recently had a stomach reduction operation and only able to eat small meals. Kitchen would not let him have just a boiled egg for breakfast with him paying the full buffet price. he did not.

Reviewed October 07, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we do appreciate the feedback and your comments have been taken into consideration. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 10, 2019
Rydges Canberra
9.2
Exceptional
Marcia from Australia
Couple
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

Nice hotel”

Nice hotel, good sized room, convenient for our wedding function at hotel Kurrajong. Near to Manuka shopping centre and capital hill.

Reviewed April 10, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon!

Responded July 27, 2018
Rydges Canberra
9.3
Exceptional
Greg from Australia
Couple
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2012

Pleasant hotel; very friendly, couteous staff”

Restaurant; breakfast menu

even though our stay was short (one night), we enjoyed it. the staff were very professional and helpful. the room was comfortable even though the bed was a bit too soft for our liking.the food at breakfast was delicious, with a wide range to choose from.the hotel uis in a good location, easily asccessible to tourist locations in canberra. we would certainly stay there again.

Reviewed April 04, 2012

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate the feedback! We hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 10, 2019
Rydges Canberra
10.0
Exceptional
Daryl from Australia
Couple
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2012

Room was well appointed. Shower rose needed change”

Central location, atrium and gardens

Our stay was to view the Renaissance exhibition at the NGA in Canberra, Australia. The staff were helpful, courteous and professional. The hotel's structure allows a reduction in noise which is always welcome when travel and sleep in beds other than your own are necessary. The bed was to our liking, with pillows a little softer. Buffet breakfast was ample with a good selection of fruit , yoghurt and muesli. Barrister and coffee could do with a refresher course, other wise all was good and fresh. Concierge and front desk staff were wonderful. Taxis were there when called.

Reviewed March 14, 2012

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate the feedback! We hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 10, 2019
Rydges Canberra
9.2
Exceptional
James from Australia
Business traveler
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2016

Business Trip to Canberra”

This hotel is well located, reasonably priced and has good facilities. I was only in Canberra overnight so was unable to use most of the facilities other than dining.

Reviewed September 18, 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate the feedback! We hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 10, 2019
Rydges Canberra
9.6
Exceptional
Michelle from Australia
Family with teens
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

Single mum traveller”

Loved our stay at Rydges. Excellent location. easy walk to Coles and restaurants, great pool, spa was 35 degrees and I couldn't work out how to turn it up. the room service was great, food was great. very happy!!

Reviewed September 01, 2019

Hi Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Rydges Team

Responded November 19, 2019
Rydges Canberra
7.3
Very good
Taja from Australia
Business traveler
Stayed 3 nights in May 2014

very good experiece”

friendly staff, great breakfast buffet, car park

I can recommend the Rydges Capital Hill for people who like to be close to the Government house and all the official places. Taxi's are easy to get but public transport is not really available. There are restaurants and shops withing walking distance.

Reviewed May 11, 2014

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate the feedback! We hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 10, 2019
Rydges Canberra
9.0
Exceptional
Brian from Australia
Business traveler
The Embassy Suite
Stayed 2 nights in November 2010

Excellent hotel when visiting Parliament House”

Good staff, spacious rooms at reasonable price
None apparent during our stay

On Canberra on business and this proved an excellent hotel to stay. Close to some very nice restaurents with a wide range of cuisines. Also walking distance to Parliament House and many other attractions.

Reviewed December 01, 2010

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate the feedback! We hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 10, 2019
Rydges Canberra
10.0
Exceptional
Anna from Australia
Solo traveler
The Embassy Suite
Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

Relaxing , easy , great staff ”

Location , large room , staff

I had a great time at rydges capital hill . It was close to everything , a beautiful hotel , nice large room , great staff and a yummy breakfast .

Reviewed January 24, 2014

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate the feedback! We hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 10, 2019
Rydges Canberra
10.0
Exceptional
Damian from Australia
Couple
Executive King Suite
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Amazing”

I booked the Rydges Capital at the last moment... 2 thumbs up. The bed was the most luxurious bed I have ever slept on and the room was more than I had hoped for. I will definitely be back!

Reviewed July 10, 2018

Thank you for your great review of the hotel. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon!

Responded July 27, 2018
Rydges Canberra
9.0
Exceptional
sylvia from Australia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in December 2011

Great location for us with family close.Price exc.”

location, secure parking easy, good value.

All of the above plus checkin was extremely quick. The room was fine for the price and the bed and linen were good. Thank you for arranging such a good deal ! We are likely to use this hotel again instead of staying with family who live nearby. We will also book through you again.

Reviewed January 08, 2012

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate the feedback! We hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 10, 2019
Rydges Canberra
8.0
Excellent
Jennifer from Australia
Family with teens
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

Great place to stay”

Stayed here for 2 nights in January. Check in was quick and efficient. Booked 2 rooms double rooms. Bathroom has been updated and was of a good size. Beds are super comfy and rooms are very quiet. We used the swimming pool which provided some pool toys for the kids. The hotel is in walking distance to Manuka shops. This is my 2nd time that we have stayed here and will definitely be staying again next time in Canberra.

Reviewed January 19, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate the feedback! We hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 10, 2019
Rydges Canberra
10.0
Exceptional
Dianne from Australia
Couple
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Love Rydges Capital Hill”

Stay here regularly. Rooms great, hotel facilities great. great location. Will always stay here when in Canberra.

Reviewed April 09, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon!

Responded July 27, 2018
Rydges Canberra
9.2
Exceptional
Paula from Australia
Family with young children
Executive King Suite
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

Lovely stay ”

Big room and big comfy bed. Walking distance to Manuka and Parliament House. Didn’t try the bar and breakfast. Will definitely stay again in Canberra

Reviewed July 20, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon!

Responded July 27, 2018
Rydges Canberra
9.6
Exceptional
Nicole from Australia
Business traveler
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

great for business taveller”

Great location for government business traveller - centrally located and close to Manuka for boutiquestyle shopping and food. I got a mid week deal that made staying here overnight from Sydney on business a much better option than driving to and back in one day. Not super glam, and a little cold in the foyer - but it was 1 - 5 degrees outside! Accomodating, helpful staff and plenty of area in foyer to set up for the day on my laptop and work quietly - only downside is lack of food choices at the hotel - but plenty a short drive in manuka.

Reviewed July 05, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon!

Responded July 27, 2018
Rydges Canberra
10.0
Exceptional
Elizabeth from Australia
Couple
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Congratulations to staff for the way they handled a very difficult situation i.e. blackout!”

The staff at Rydges did a great job,efficient and friendly,provided fans promptly, WELL DONE YOU.

Reviewed December 31, 2017

Thank you for your great review of the hotel and your praise towards the staff especially through the difficult situation which you en counted throughout your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon!

Responded July 27, 2018
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