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

Parking

Parking on request

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
  • Parking on request
  • 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

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • 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
  • 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.

How to reach hotel

hotel Forrest Hotel And Apartments - Canberra Canberra location
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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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Rooms and availability

Executive Two-Bedroom Apartment
Bed type: Queen-size bed
Size: 700 sq. feet
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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

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Forrest Hotel And Apartments Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center - 2700 ft

Train stations

Convention centers

  • Manuka Shopping Area - 3700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

Stadiums

  • Embassy of the United States of America - 4000 ft
  • Embassy of France - 5000 ft
  • Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands - 1.1 mi

Parks

  • Manuka Oval - 2300 ft

Business areas

  • Kingston Mall - 4000 ft
  • Embassy of the People's Republic of China - 1.0 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

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