4.5 out of 5

"Convenient to central Canberra, comfortable and good value. " More

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Hotel Description

ANU - University House Hotel places you in the center of Acton, within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Lake Burley Griffin and Australian National University. Highlights at this hotel include 2 bars/lounges, 2 coffee shops/cafés, and a restaurant.

Flat-screen TVs with digital channels are featured in all 104 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, hairdryers, and phones. Fridges, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

The restaurant, Boffins Restaurant, is open for lunch and dinner. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a free manager's reception, and a conference centre. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Within a 30-minute walk of this 3.5-star Acton hotel, attractions include National Museum of Australia and Canberra Centre.

Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$112 per night

Queen Room + SofaBed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Basic Single Room, 1 Single Bed

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Apartment, 2 Bedroom - 1 Queen and 2 Singles

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

ANU - University House Hotel ratings based on 866 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for ANU - University House Hotel

Everyone (543) Couples (242) Business (12) Students (4) Family (63) Other (2)
4 out of 5
Excellent location, clean, quiet and friendly place

Posted by on 23 Mar. 2019

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26 Mar. 2019 by Polly

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback which enables us to better our service standards to our guests. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. With Regards, Polly

5 out of 5
The surrounding gardens were beautiful. The rooms were clean and well maintained. It was good to have eateries within the grounds. The food was excellent and everyone was helpful and friendly. I’d recommend it.

Posted by on 22 Mar. 2019

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25 Mar. 2019 by Polly

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. With Regards, Polly

5 out of 5
The gardens and tranquillity are unique in Canberra. Lovely staff and guest

Posted by on 22 Mar. 2019

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25 Mar. 2019 by Polly

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. With Regards, Polly

5 out of 5
It is an amazing location and building. The bathrooms are historical, but don't make for an easy stay as there is nowhere to put things.

Posted by on 14 Mar. 2019

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18 Mar. 2019 by Polly

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback which enables us to better our service standards to our guests. Your concerns have been noted and will be actioned accordingly. We are pleased that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and we hope to see you again in the near future. With Regards, Polly

5 out of 5
The ambiance, the Koi pond, the lush green garden Close to the CBD.

Posted by on 11 Mar. 2019

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18 Mar. 2019 by Polly

Dear Guest, Thank you for your great feedback. We love our fish pond and gardens too and we are so glad you got to enjoy them during your recent stay! We hope to see you again in the near future. With Regards, Polly

5 out of 5
A peaceful environment in a park setting. Older traditional clean rooms and furniture with huge lounges and study areas. The best was waking to the sounds of birds calling the the tall gum trees. wonderful restaurant and free parking. 5 minutes from function centers. Will come again.

Posted by on 11 Mar. 2019

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18 Mar. 2019 by Polly

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We are proud of our heritage 'Fred Ward' furniture and are glad to hear that they are appreciated. We hope to see you again in the near future. With Regards, Polly

5 out of 5
Always friendly staff and great rooms. Excellent location.

Posted by on 12 Feb. 2019

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12 Feb. 2019 by Polly

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. With Regards, Polly

5 out of 5
Pleasant experience and good value, great cafe as well

Posted by on 11 Feb. 2019

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12 Feb. 2019 by Polly

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. With Regards, Polly

4 out of 5
Great location within ANU. Basic but clean and quiet accommodation.

Posted by on 10 Feb. 2019

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12 Feb. 2019 by Polly

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. With Regards, Polly

2 out of 5
Very hot and small room. Found out it was a small room with shared bathroom when I arrived.

Posted by on 8 Feb. 2019

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10 Feb. 2019 by XJ

Hi Lucy, Thank you for your kind feedback and we do appreciate it. University House does have various room types to fit in with your needs, we really hoped we could hear your concern at the beginning of your stay so we could offer you another room type if the budgeted single room with shared bathroom you booked didn't meet your expectation. Hope we could have the privilege to welcome you back again in the nearly future for a more positive experience. Kindest regards Jin

About the ANU - University House Hotel

Location 1 Balmain Crescent, Acton, ACT 2601

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as 2 coffee shops/cafés and a nearby snack bar/deli. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A free manager's reception is offered daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A library, tour or ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly ANU - University House Hotel. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Acton hotel.

  • 104 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Built in 1952
  • Dining venue
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Deli
  • Conference centre
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.) (9.5 km / 5.9 mi)
  • Train station: Kingston Canberra Station (8.3 km / 5.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

ANU - University House Hotel offers 104 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. 26-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. This Acton hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Fridge
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Boffins Restaurant – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Fellows Bar and Cafe – Overlooking the garden, this bistro serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Mount Stromlo Cafe – Overlooking the garden, this cafe serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open selected days.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 11 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 30.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 20.0 per day.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 15 and AUD 25 for adults, and AUD 15 and AUD 25 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 20.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 30.0 per day
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 0.96 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • ANU University House Hotel Acton
  • ANU University House Hotel
  • ANU University House Acton

You should know

  • Up to 3 children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.