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3.6 out of 5

"Nice quiet area. Good shops just down the road with groceries, nice cafe and takeaway. Lovely staff! They gave us a family pass to the dinosaur museu ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 27 Jan 2020

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Hotel Description

At Canberra Carotel Motel you'll be 2 km (1.3 mi) from EPIC and 2.2 km (1.4 mi) from Kamberra Function Centre. Highlights at this campground include free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

LCD TVs with digital channels are featured in all 23 accommodations, and you can enjoy coffee/tea makers, safes, and hair dryers. Kitchenettes come with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops, making in-room dining convenient. Limited housekeeping is available.

This campground has free WiFi in public areas, tour/ticket assistance, and luggage storage. Other amenities include a front-desk safe and a television in a common area. There's also the convenience of extended parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this Watson campground include Canberra Centre and Australian Institute of Sport.

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max
AU$201* Per night/room 1 Aug. - 2 Aug.

Family Villa

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Spa Villa (1 King + 2 Bunk Beds)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Canberra Carotel Motel ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Canberra Carotel Motel

Everyone (11) Family (6)
5 out of 5
Nice quiet area. Good shops just down the road with groceries, nice cafe and takeaway. Lovely staff! They gave us a family pass to the dinosaur museum, the kids loved it. Thank you!

Posted by on 27 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Feb. 2020 by Anna

Thanks for staying with us, we hope to see you back again.

4 out of 5
Was a great spot for a short term stay...bit further out of the city but with uber made it easy to get to the football

Posted by on 3 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Oct. 2019 by Ted

Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and wish your team better luck next season. Kind Regards from the Carotel team.

5 out of 5
The cabin was in great condition: very clean, plenty of blankets and heating for the cold weather. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Posted by on 11 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Jul. 2019 by Ted

Thanks for taking the time to give us your positive feedback. We are pleased you felt so cosy and comfortable in our Cabin during our typically cold winter weather. We look forward to assisting you again sometime. Kind Regards from the Carotel team.

4 out of 5
Very abliging staff clean and comfortable accommodation.

Posted by on 4 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Jun. 2019 by Doug

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to assist you again sometime in the future. Kind Regards from the Carotel team.

4 out of 5
Very convenient location and comfortable accommodation. This is our second stay and recommended for families.

Posted by on 3 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Feb. 2019 by Ted

Thanks for your review. We aim to provide our guests with comfortable, yet affordable accommodation and are ideal for families and groups. We are glad you agree. Kind Regards from the Carotel team.

5 out of 5
It was very well presented and had a great feel. Easy access and close to Dickson for shopping.

Posted by on 13 Jan. 2019

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28 Feb. 2019 by Sue

Thanks for taking the time to send us your positive feedback. We are delighted to know you enjoyed the feel of our property and found it's location so convenient. Kind Regards from the Carotel team.

3 out of 5
Well organised. Family villa with peace and left alone.

Posted by on 29 Jul. 2018

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4 out of 5

Not a five star

Pros: The staff
Cons: Gas cooker that actually works.
Location: Ten minute ride into town
The Carotel is adequate that’s it, nothing fancy no extras not even what it says on the website. The worst thing about it is no pool as advertised, and the gas cooker can only be lit with great effort, you have to kneel on the floor to use the oven. The best thing about the Carotel is the staff, from reception to caretaker you get ultra friendly and super halfull. Be careful with the Wotif website I ended up paying $64 more than quoted. It is useful place to stay but don’t expect the Savoy.

Posted by on 23 Feb. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Mar. 2018 by AW

Hi Al, All our websites have now been updated to reflex the changes at the Canberra Carotel. Thank you for you review.

3 out of 5

Good for a short stay

Tiny rooms , tiny beds the flat we stayed in wasn’t great but the shower was really good it had a kitchen with adequate utensils but I was glad to get out of there after two nights

Posted by on 20 Feb. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Mar. 2018 by aw

Thank you for your review

3 out of 5

Comfortable and Clean

The website needs to be updated, the entry has moved. There was no laundromat available. However, the beds were comfortable and room was clean. The place is being renovated and I hope a Children’s Play Area will be in the plans.

Posted by , from Casino NSW on 21 Nov. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Nov. 2017 by Sue

Thank you for your feedback Anita, we are pleased to know you found our beds comfortable. We hope to assist you in the future. Kind regards from the Carotel team.

About the Canberra Carotel Motel

Location 170 Aspinall St, Watson, ACT 2602

Property Features

As a guest of Canberra Carotel Motel, you'll find tour/ticket assistance, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and a television in a common area. Public spaces have free WiFi. Self parking is free. For a fee, the property may offer extended parking privileges after check-out. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Canberra campground.

  • 23 guestrooms or units
  • 1 conference room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.) (15.9 km / 9.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Canberra Carotel Motel offers 23 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Kitchenettes offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with digital channels. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM. If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: Caretakers CottageIf you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Reception hours are 7:30 AM-8 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Reception is closed on Christmas Day.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM.
Guests arriving after hours will need to go to the following location to check in: Caretakers Cottage
Guests arriving after 11:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact 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.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.00 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

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 may be 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. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.00 per stay
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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

Hotel Names

  • Canberra Carotel Caravan Park Watson
  • Canberra Carotel Motel & Caravan Park Watson
  • Canberra Carotel Motel Caravan Park
  • Carotel Motel Caravan Park
  • Canberra Carotel Motel Watson
  • Carotel
  • Canberra Carotel Watson
  • Canberra Carotel
  • Canberra Carotel Motel Watson
  • Canberra Carotel Motel Campsite
  • Canberra Carotel Motel Campsite Watson
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.