3.5 out of 5

"Well organised. Family villa with peace and left alone. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 29 Jul 2018

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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 campsite include free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

All 23 accommodations feature LCD TVs, coffee/tea makers and hairdryers. Kitchenettes come with fridges, microwaves and hobs, making in-room dining convenient. Limited housekeeping is available.

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

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this Watson campsite include Australian War Memorial and Canberra Centre.

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max
AU$209 per night

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 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 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 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Canberra Carotel Motel

Everyone (11) Family (3)
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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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.

4 out of 5

You get what you pay for.

Pros: Location, cleanliness, price.
Cons: Few broken items - probably havn’t been told by previous guests. Nothing that was an issue.
Location: North of the city centre - 5-7 min drive to restaurants, shopping, attractions.
This is a consistently clean, easy, pleasant experience. Stayed here 3 times. The price is great, location nice a close to the city/attractions of Canberra. Everything could be better but so what. It is always clean. The beds are ok. The space s fine. It’s not noisy. As an overnighter it’s perfectly fine. The staff are always polite and helpful. We had a few on working items - tv, light, exhaust fan. The staff were good about sorting them out. It’s not a 5star hotel - it’s a great, reasonably priced place for a family to stay. Thanks guys.

Posted by , from Sydney on 7 Oct. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Nov. 2017 by Ted

Thanks for your positive feedback David. We are pleased to know you have been consistently happy with your stays at the Carotel Motel. As you mentioned, we are well matched to the family and group market. Most pleasing is knowing that you feel well looked after by our staff, as we aim to offer great service and good accommodation at an affordable rate. Looking forward to making your next visit to Canberra another enjoyable one. Kind Regards from the Carotel team.

5 out of 5

Very Pleased With Stay

Pros: It was warm, quiet and clean. Very spacious. Well equipped. Plenty of carparks.
Cons: We notified staff of a blown light bulb in the lounge room. Was told it was going to be fixed while we were out but was never fixed. Hope it got fixed
Location: We went to the football, Telstra Tower, Royal Australian Mint, Information & Exhibition Centre, drove around Parliament House and went to Ikea.
We had a very comfortable stay. As a family of 5 the room was very spacious. Plenty of room for kids. Heating was great. We were toasty warm. Greeted by very pleasant staff. Room was very clean and tidy. Will certainly be happy to stay there again.

Posted by on 27 Jun. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Jul. 2017 by Ted

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are pleased you were so happy with your stay and apologise for the light bulb not being replaced that day. It's nice to know that your family managed to experience so many things while they were in Canberra. We look forward to assisting you again 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 or ticket assistance, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and a television in common area. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. For a fee, the property may offer extended parking privileges after check-out. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Watson campsite.

  • 23 guestrooms or units
  • 1 conference room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • 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.) (15.3 km / 9.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Canberra Carotel Motel offers 23 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower. This Watson campsite provides complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with digital channels. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

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 Cottage
If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Reception hours are 7:30AM - 20:00PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Reception is closed on Christmas Day. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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.

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.

Pets

  • 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 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed

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
  • On-site 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
*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.