Forrest Hotel And Apartments - Canberra

30 National Circuit, Canberra, Australia, 2603  show map
 3 stars
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Forrest Hotel And Apartments - Canberra

Paid Wi-Fi

Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Picnic area/ Tables

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Kitchenette

Overview

The 3-star Forrest Hotel And places guests abound 1.6 km from High Court of Australia, National Rose Gardens and Merchant Navy Memorial. This quiet hotel was opened in 1965 and renovated in 2011.

A museum and a gallery as well as restaurants and cafés are at a close proximity to the hotel, set in the center of Canberra and featuring a picnic area and barbeque grills. The distance between Canberra city center and the property is 1 km.

This hotel is set in a shopping area next to business centers and embassies.

10 minutes' drive from Canberra airport and 15 minutes' walk to Canberra Railway train station.

Rooms

Rooms at Forrest Hotel And feature modern touches such as cable TV with on-demand movies, climate control, wireless internet, pay TV and a dressing area. There are en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and complimentary toiletries along with a microwave, a small fridge and a dishwasher for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant entices with dishes of seasonal cuisine. Serving an array of dishes, Sammy's Kitchen and Jewel of India are just 150 meters away.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Offering bicycle rental services, Forrest Hotel And induces guests to explore the area.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   115.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Late check-in
  • Front desk
  • No pets allowed
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Outdoor tennis court

Services

  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  1 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

30 National Circuit, Canberra, Australia, 2603

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City Center
  • Canberra
    3000 ft
Airports
  • Canberra (CBR)
    3.9 mi
Train Stations
  • Canberra Railway Station
    1.0 mi
Restaurants
  • Sammy's Kitchen (cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian)
    600 ft
  • Italo Australian Club (cuisine: Italian)
    400 ft
Ski areas
  • Corin Forest Mountain Retreat
    2.9 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    115

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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Forrest Hotel And Apartments - Canberra Canberra location
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        Hotel Address:

        30 National Circuit, Canberra, Australia, 2603

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Canberra
          3000 ft
        Airports
        • Canberra (CBR)
          3.9 mi
        Train Stations
        • Canberra Railway Station
          1.0 mi
        Restaurants
        • Sammy's Kitchen (cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian)
          600 ft
        • Italo Australian Club (cuisine: Italian)
          400 ft
        Ski areas
        • Corin Forest Mountain Retreat
          2.9 mi
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  1 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Year renovated:
          2011
        • Number of rooms:
          115

        Hotel Awards

        AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCanberraForrest Hotel And Apartments

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Family Hotels in Australia

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        Forrest Hotel And Apartments Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Questacon - 1.1 mi

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 2700 ft
        • Manuka Shopping Area - 3700 ft

        Train stations

        Shopping areas

        • Kingston Mall - 4000 ft

        Monuments and Landmarks

        Stadiums

        • Manuka Oval - 2300 ft

        Business areas

        • Embassy of the United States of America - 4000 ft
        • Embassy of France - 5000 ft
        • Embassy of the People's Republic of China - 1.0 mi
        • Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands - 1.1 mi

        Galleries

        • National Gallery of Australia - 1.1 mi

        Local attractions

        • Museum of Australian Democracy - 5100 ft
          18 King George Terrace, Canberra
        • Questacon - 1.1 mi
          King Edward Terrace, Canberra
        • National Library of Australia - 1.1 mi
          Parkes Place, Canberra
        • National Gallery of Australia - 1.1 mi
          Parkes Place, Canberra
        • National Portrait Gallery - 1.1 mi
          King Edward Terrace, Canberra

        Near the hotel

        • Presbyterian Church of St. Andrew - 1400 ft
          State Circle, Canberra
        • Turner from the Tate - National Gallery of Australia - 2800 ft
          National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
        • National Archives of Australia - 4500 ft
          Queen Victoria Terrace, Canberra
        • Wanggoolba Creek - 2100 ft
          Fraser Island, QueenslandAustralia
        • Manuka Oval - 2900 ft
          Manuka Circle, Canberra

        Restaurants nearby

        • Sammy's Kitchen - 600 ft

          Address: North Quarter, Canberra Centre
          Phone: +612 6247 1464

          64% likes this, based on 251 reviews
          Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
          Price Range: USD 15 - USD 20

        • Jewel of india - 500 ft

          Address: Shop 16 Manuka Court Bougainville Street
          Phone: (02) 6295 7037

          66% likes this, based on 56 reviews
          Cuisine: Indian

        • Legends Spanish Restaurant - 700 ft

          Address: Franklin Street
          Phone: 6295 3966

          51% likes this, based on 71 reviews
          Cuisine: Spanish
          Price Range: USD 9 - USD 48

        • Italo Australian Club - 400 ft

          Address: 78 Franklin St
          Phone: (02) 6295 1588

          55% likes this, based on 38 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian

        • Tim's Restaurant - 400 ft

          Address: 78 Franklin Street
          Phone: (02) 6239 4223

          50% likes this, based on 26 reviews
          Cuisine: Australian

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  1 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Year renovated:
          2011
        • Number of rooms:
          115

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        Forrest Hotel And Apartments Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Forrest Hotel And Apartments

        Average guest rating

        7.6out of 10
        Fabulous
        Based on 418 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          The room was very comfortable and excellent value. Even though the room did not have any towels and the kettle did not work, the staff were very responsive to supply towels and a working kettle.

          Maybe a check on towels and ensure the kettle works (we were not worried (see above), but other guests may be upset by this). Tthe tiles were a bit cold, therefore during winter it would be good to have some mats.

        • Family with children
          6.2

          The proximity to Parliament House and Manuka Shops

          We stayed at some old apartments which they have taken over called Albany Apartments. For those Australians who remember the TV show Prisoner - it looked like Wentworthville Detention Centre - bleak and ghetto. Inside was basic, yet comfortable and the heater worked as did the electric blankets. Overpriced but it's Canberra!

        • Family with children
          7.8

          The Location was the best aspect, followed by comfort and value for money.

          Internet access should be offered free of charge based on the low cost of this service in Australia.

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          Quietness of venue, proximity to city/facilities

          Pillows were uncomfortable

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          It was in a easy location to get too the city and all site seeing sites

        • Family with children
          9.2

          The apartment was very clean. It was old but comfortable. The area is very quiet yet within close proximity of everything I wanted to do. I have no complaints.

        • Older travelers
          5.4

          the room was clean

          The noise of the the cleaners early morning banging the door of the cleaning room next to the bedroom and The smell of oil frying from the restaurant also the Exhaust fan from the restaurant was right beside the bathroom window, so the noise was unbearable at night

        • Family with children
          4.6

          The Location

          We stayed in room No. 119. We were disappointed with the false advertising on the website with the look of the rooms in comparsion with what it ended up looking like. There was a cold draft coming under the door to the room (the couch to sit on was directly in front of the door) - Canberra winters are cold. Not value for money. No heater in the bathroom. The heating was insufficient. The restaurant was not open all weekend. Room service was not available all weekend. Getting luggage to and from the car was a challenge because the driveway was very narrow - if cars turned up behind you - it was very difficult. You had to drive around the block to get to your accommodation.

        • Family with children
          8.2

          Excellent price ! We stayed in a 2 bdrm apartment for $159/night. The room was in the back of the hotel, but very new and clean.

        • Group of friends
          8.2

          Great location, 5-10 minutes easy walk from Manuka shops and eateries.

          Could do with more off street parking

        • Couple
          7.8

          Close to the city.

          Not enough onsite parking, is more motel than hotel.

        • Older travelers
          6.6

          The restaurant staff were very helpful when we purchased coffee/hot chocolate - out of hours. They greeted us with a friendly smile and a helpful attitude. Thanks

          Basic room that is only average in size. Close to National Press Club but not to the main drag of Canberra. You need a car to get anywhere.

        • Family with children
          10.0

          The proximity to most things in we wanted to go to and the price.

        • Family with children
          8.8

          Convenient and quiet location. Premises was well kept and comfortable.

        • Family with children
          6.2

          Location was excellent with an easy 10 minute stroll to shops, cafe, cinema, supermarket

          Could do with a bit of a facelift with updated fixture/furnishing and a more reliable heater

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Forrest Hotel And Apartments - Canberra Canberra location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        30 National Circuit, Canberra, Australia, 2603

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Canberra
          3000 ft
        Airports
        • Canberra (CBR)
          3.9 mi
        Train Stations
        • Canberra Railway Station
          1.0 mi
        Restaurants
        • Sammy's Kitchen (cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian)
          600 ft
        • Italo Australian Club (cuisine: Italian)
          400 ft
        Ski areas
        • Corin Forest Mountain Retreat
          2.9 mi
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  1 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Year renovated:
          2011
        • Number of rooms:
          115

        Hotel Awards

        AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCanberraForrest Hotel And Apartments

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Family Hotels in Australia

        Use Badge