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7.9

Very good

605 reviews

605 reviews

Housekeeping31
Breakfast15
Shops6
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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Australian Parliament House 900 m
National Portrait Gallery 1.7 km
National Gallery of Australia 1.8 km
Questacon 1.8 km
National Museum of Australia 2.6 km
Floriade 2.8 km
Royal Australian Mint 3.4 km
Australian War Memorial 4.1 km
Mount Ainslie Lookout 5.5 km
National Arboretum 5.8 km
Nearby 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
Canberra Bowling Club 470 m
Australian National Press Club 470 m

Rydges Canberra

Cnr Canberra Avenue & National Circuit Forrest, Forrest, Canberra, Australia, 2603 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Forrest, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Australian War Memorial. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, fitness center and indoor pool on-site.

Highlights

Located in heart of Canberra

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent breakfast

850 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Hygiene Plus

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

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Swimming pool [indoor]

Fitness center

Bar

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Canberra every 16 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.7
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
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Executive King Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 double beds
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The Embassy Suite
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 king bed
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Superior Queen Room
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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SUITE DOMINION SUITE
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  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
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Honeymoon Suite Villa
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
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Embassy Suite
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  • Room size: 90 m²/969 ft²
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Dominion Suite
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  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Embassy Suite(2 Double Sofa Beds)
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  • Room size: 90 m²/969 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

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

Check-in is from 02:00 AM, 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?

Parking is available for a fee of 15 AUD per day.

Is breakfast offered at Rydges Canberra?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Rydges Canberra. There's an additional charge of 34 AUD for adults and 20 AUD for children 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 Rydges Canberra?

Rydges Canberra features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

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.

What restaurants are nearby Rydges Canberra?

Rydges Canberra’s neighborhood is Forrest which includes popular restaurants such as The Fig Tree Cafe, Ox Eatery and Contented Soul.

What are popular attractions near Rydges Canberra?

Rydges Canberra’s location in the Forrest neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Australian Parliament House, Free Serbian Orthodox Church St George and St Christopher's Cathedral.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Rydges Canberra?

Rydges Canberra’s nearby natural sights include Mount Franklin and Capital Hill located in the same Forrest area.

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What people love about Rydges Canberra

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "This hotel exceeded our expectations it was clean, spacious , quiet and bed was so comfy!"

    LORNA

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    December 27, 2022

  • 8

    Very good
    Staff 

    "Rooms were clean and staff were friendly."

    Lisa

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    October 4, 2022

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Location

    "Great location, hotel room was immaculate."

    Michael

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    January 18, 2023

Property ranking|Compared to 164 Canberra properties
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Cheapest price score
Room comfort score
7.8/10
Room size
48 sqm.
Cleanliness score
8.2/10
Better than
94
%
of Canberra properties
Better than
78
%
of Canberra properties
Bigger than
76
%
of Canberra properties
Better than
72
%
of Canberra properties
Overall rating:

7.9

Very good
605 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
7.6
Location
8.4
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More about Rydges Canberra

More about Rydges Canberra

Rydges Canberra

Unwind while staying right in the Canberra city center during your stay at Rydges Canberra.
The range of services provided by Rydges 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. The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including luggage storage.
The hotel even offers a fireplace for a warm atmosphere on chilly nights. The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include 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 Rydges Canberra are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The hotel provides linen service and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained. The hotel also provides guests with a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms.
Rydges 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.
Rydges Canberra lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. The hotel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hotel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area.


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 900 m away.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 93% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel's food and dining score higher than 90% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.6

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

36 mentions

Housekeeping

16 mentions

Swimming Pool

11 mentions

Food & Dining

5 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • 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
  • Bar
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Kids meal
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • 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 [charges apply]
Available in all rooms
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Pool facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Smoke detector
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake-up service
  • Walk-in shower
  • Wi-Fi [free]
  • Wine glasses

Food and dining

Restaurants on site
Figtree Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Australian
  • Menu: A-la-carte

Location

Cnr Canberra Avenue & National Circuit Forrest, Forrest, Canberra, Australia, 2603
Excellent
Location

8.4

Airports
  • Canberra Airport (CBR)
    5.5 km
  • Cooma-Snowy Mountains Airport (OOM)
    109.8 km
Public transportation
  • Giles St Kingston Shops Bus Station
    890 m
  • Canberra Railway Station
    1.7 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Barton Private Hospital
    300 m
Shopping
  • Old Bus Depot Markets
    1.3 km
Convenience store
  • BP Express
    930 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    620 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Australian Parliament House
    900 m
  • National Portrait Gallery
    1.7 km
  • National Gallery of Australia
    1.8 km
  • Questacon
    1.8 km
  • National Museum of Australia
    2.6 km
  • Floriade
    2.8 km
  • Royal Australian Mint
    3.4 km
  • Australian War Memorial
    4.1 km
  • Mount Ainslie Lookout
    5.5 km
  • National Arboretum
    5.8 km
Nearby 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
  • Canberra Bowling Club
    470 m
  • Australian National Press Club
    470 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 2-7 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 8 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.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from02:00
  • Check-in until11:00
  • Check-out until11:00
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)34 AUD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors3
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 186
  • Most recent renovation2020
Parking
  • Daily parking fee15 AUD

Reviews of Rydges Canberra from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.9
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10
Cleanliness8.2
Facilities7.6
Location8.4
Room comfort and quality7.8
Service8.0
Value for money7.7
High score for Canberra
Rating
9+ Exceptional (97)
8-9 Excellent (40)
7-8 Very Good (68)
6-7 Good (36)
<6 Below Expectation (65)
Time of the year
Mar - May (69)
Jun - Aug (75)
Sep - Nov (80)
Dec - Feb (82)
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10.0
Exceptional
Yu from China
Group
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Friendly Hotel staff ”

The location is very good and the bed is very big and comfortable. The hotel staff are very friendly and professional. I would like to give 5 star to this hotel.

Reviewed August 13, 2019

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Hi Yu, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! It is greatly appreciated. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Rydges Team

Responded November 20, 2019
Rydges Canberra
10.0
Exceptional
Gavin from Australia
Couple
Executive King Suite
Stayed 2 nights in February 2022

Comfortable stay in a nice location”

Great weekend with help when required. The room was clean and the staff (in covid time) made the stay very comfortable

Reviewed February 28, 2022

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Hi Gavin, Thanks for the feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again. Thanks, Rydges Canberra

Responded February 28, 2022
Rydges Canberra
10.0
Exceptional
Carl from New Zealand
Family with teens
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Rydges Capital Hill - Superb Spot”

Fantastic stay... me all our expectations and more, well set out room, great and tasty breakfast buffet, awesome staff that went out of their way to help, and a superb location... would recommend.

Reviewed September 29, 2019

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Hi Carl, 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
10.0
Exceptional
John from Australia
Family with young children
The Embassy Suite
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

Clean service”

Almost service a good & price also more bigger size room more than other hotel . But when the booking package for family that you need to check about including breakfast. My family almost happy it

Reviewed December 14, 2020

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Glad you had a good stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 08, 2021
Rydges Canberra
10.0
Exceptional
Ho from Australia
Family with young children
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

Easy access to local surrounds, quiet stay hotel.”

Hotel is convenient with access to local shops and parliament house. City centre is a 5min drive with ample parking onsite. Rooms are spacious and staff are friendly.

Reviewed January 01, 2019

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Dear Ho, Thank you for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope we can welcome you back again soon. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 10, 2019
Rydges Canberra
10.0
Exceptional
Paul from Australia
Couple
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

Exceptional”

The room clean and spacious Plenty of hot water for showering. Staff extremely helpful Location great for sightseeing.

Reviewed December 13, 2019

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Hi Paul, Thank you for the 10! I do hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards, Rydges Team

Responded December 17, 2019
Rydges Canberra
10.0
Exceptional
Lewis from United States
Couple
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Great hotel”

Great hotel. Very clean efficient Big pool. Big bathroom. Quiet. Staff friendly and helpful

Reviewed January 14, 2020

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Hi Lewis, Thank you for the 10!! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm Regards, Rydges Team

Responded February 14, 2020
Rydges Canberra
10.0
Exceptional
TSEN from Australia
Family with young children
Superior King Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2022

Best for family!”

I love the clean toilet and spacious room! Absolutely perfect for family :)

Reviewed July 17, 2022

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Hi Tsen, Thanks for your fabulous review! Thanks, Rydges Team

Responded July 23, 2022
Rydges Canberra
10.0
Exceptional
Annalisa from Australia
Group
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

We loved this hotel”

Rydges Canberra was very convenient, warm with excellent facilities. We will be staying there again soon!

Reviewed May 10, 2022

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Hi Annalisa, Thanks for your glowing review! We can't wait to welcome you back, Thanks Rydges Team

Responded May 12, 2022
Rydges Canberra
10.0
Exceptional
Patricia from Australia
Couple
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2021

Long Weekend”

Staff very friendly and professional, room was spotless and staff were very informative with the local restaurants and sites to see in the area.

Reviewed February 17, 2021

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Glad you had a good stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 08, 2021
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

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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
9.2
Exceptional
Karley from Australia
Family with young children
Superior King Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

Nice and clean”

Friendly staff, clean hotel. Only fault is tables weren't cleaned after people had eaten breakfast so had to clear our own and wipe down with paper towels to sit. Also food and juice wasn't replenished with 2 more hours of service, no clean bowls or glasses left. My son has to eat his coco pops out of a mug. Did ask young female staff member but she never returned with them. However food that was there was nice....even though we felt like we were eating the scraps!

Reviewed May 15, 2022

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Hi Karley, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and apologise for the experience you had in our restaurant, this will be passed onto management for review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay, Rydges Team

Responded May 24, 2022
Rydges Canberra
10.0
Exceptional
Isha from Australia
Family with teens
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Excellent customer service with good buffet breakfast”

Had a wonderful time

Reviewed December 27, 2019

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Dear Isha, Thank you for your great review, we really appreciate it! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and liked the breakfast. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded January 13, 2020
Rydges Canberra
9.6
Exceptional
jayakody from Australia
Family with young children
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2022

Great place ”

Pool was great , but disappointed the spa (jacuzzi was out of order ) Restaurant and bar was sensational Staff friendly Superior room should have a microwave easy when u have young children Overal love the stay spacious room great location

Reviewed March 21, 2022

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Hi Jaya, Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay! We apologise for the inconvenience of the spa being out of order, we are working on getting this fixed. We hope to welcome you back soon. Thanks, Rydges Team

Responded March 21, 2022
Rydges Canberra
10.0
Exceptional
Bec from Australia
Couple
Executive King Suite
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Exceptional”

Good facilities, nice room, pretty hotel and the staff are amazing!!!

Reviewed January 22, 2021

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Glad you had a good stay with us and you found the location great! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 08, 2021
Rydges Canberra
9.6
Exceptional
Ching from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

Clean room, friendly staff”

clean and tidy room convenient location staff was friendly and helpful i m totally satisfied with this stay

Reviewed June 24, 2019

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Dear Ching, Thank you for your great review, we really appreciate it! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded June 26, 2019
Rydges Canberra
9.6
Exceptional
Rebecca
Family with young children
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Exceptional”

Great location, close to everything we needed. Room was quite large. We had two double beds and a cot and there was still a lot of room to move around. Staff were also friendly and accommodating.

Reviewed April 24, 2019

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Dear Rebecca, Thank you for your great review, we appreciate the feedback. We hope we can welcome you back to stay in the near future. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 10, 2019
Rydges Canberra
10.0
Exceptional
Lewis from United States
Couple
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Great hotel”

Great hotel. Good room swimming pool large

Reviewed January 16, 2020

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Thank you for the 10!! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded February 14, 2020
Rydges Canberra
9.6
Exceptional
Janis from Australia
Couple
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Comfy and handy”

Lovely large twin room with plenty of storage. A larger Led TV would have been appreciated. Buffet breakfast was adequate but all the food was luke warm even ordered eggs were not hot.

Reviewed July 29, 2019

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Hi Janis, Thankyou for your review, we really appreciate it. We have passed your comments on to the appropriate management. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded December 02, 2019
Rydges Canberra
10.0
Exceptional
Peter from Australia
Couple
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

Great ”

Great amenities and staff ere mighty helpful

Reviewed May 02, 2022

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Hi Peter, Thanks for your amazing review! We're glad you agree that our staff are great. Thanks, Rydges Team

Responded May 05, 2022
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