With the winter months looming, things can always seem that bit drearier and less enticing in Canberra. But with such a bountiful array of hotel and accommodation options, this shouldn’t stop you visiting the nation’s capital, or even if you’re a local there’s a few perfect luxurious places to stay for that weekend getaway. Here’s six hotels in Canberra, that offer the most amazing suite escape.
NewActon Nishi, 25 Edinburgh Avenue
Hotel Hotel is New Acton’s shining star, oozing modern, contemporary vibes instantly from the moment you walk in the door. The rooms are cozy, artistic and let your mind wander, with inspirational design from the ‘Australian shack’. My favourite feature has to the overhead rain showers that completely relax the mind and body. Plus, with Monster Bar & Kitchen right downstairs, set next to a gorgeous open fire, why not settle in for a glass of wine?
69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston
On the other side of the bridge, East Hotel is perfectly located in Kingston near the foreshore and Manuka precincts. The differentiating factor that makes East Hotel a great escape is its studio design. Each room is equipped with a gourmet kitchenette and dining table, giving you the option of creating your own meals and drinks…talk about bringing the party to you! And with more luxurious studio options with extra space and a spa tub, there is a room to suit everyone.
120 Commonwealth Ave
Set on a vast, manicured lawn and garden space, the Hyatt Hotel captures a picturesque English setting and old style elegance. The heritage inspired backdrop whisks you off to a different time, with traditional furniture and park views, all while maintaining the benefit of sleek technology in each room. A stay at the Hyatt is not complete without a charming and classical afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge or a cheeky cocktail at Speaker’s Corner Bar by the open fire.
8 National Circuit, Canberra
Hotel Realm is another great south-side option for a luxurious hotel stay. The rooms are spacious and designed in a modern, contemporary fashion, combined, with a lounge bar, whole foods café, hair salon, health club and day spa. With everything you need on site at Hotel Realm, there is almost no need to leave the peaceful ambience!
21 National Circuit, Barton
A recent addition to the Canberra hotel scene, the Little National has made a name for itself due to its affordable luxury. The rooms are fitted out with a king sized bed that will make you want to curl up in the sheets there forever. Truthfully the rooms are small but what Little National lacks in space it makes up for in smart luxury and efficiency that makes you forget the compact nature of your stay. This is the perfect luxury hotel escape where all you want to do is lie in bed all weekend!
Jamala Wildlife Lodge
National Zoo & Aquarium
The ultimate weekend getaway that simply cannot be missed in Canberra is a stay at the National Zoo & Aquarium in a luxury lodge. With three types of suites featuring bespoke African fixtures, you instantly feel you have been dropped into the South African jungle. The Jungle Bungalows allow for the lap of luxury with just a glass wall separating you and various enclosures including lions, tigers and bears (Oh My!). So why not put your feet up and indulge in a bubble bath, while watching a pride of lions?