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3.8 out of 5

"It was good value bare bones accomodation. Short walk to good food at Marnuka. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 24 Nov 2020

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Hotel Description

Forrest Hotel and Apartments places you in the center of Canberra, within a 30-minute stroll of Parliament House and Old Parliament House. Highlights at this motel include a restaurant, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 114 rooms feature free WiFi, sitting areas, and coffee/tea makers. Nice touches to enhance your stay include rainfall showerheads and free toiletries. Additionally, room service, hair dryers, and phones are available.

The restaurant, Sherwood Restaurant, is open for breakfast and dinner. Business travelers can take advantage of a conference center and a meeting room. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and a computer station.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3.5-star Capital Hill motel include National Gallery of Australia and Australian War Memorial.

Standard Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$77* Per night/room 13 Dec. - 14 Dec.

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard One Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Two Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Two Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Forrest Double Room Special - limited housekeeping

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Forrest Hotel and Apartments ratings based on 465 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Forrest Hotel and Apartments

Everyone (357) Couples (32) Business (9) Students (1) Family (53)
1 out of 5
This is an old school Motel not a Hotel, the type you would expect to find in a rural one pub town. Although the staff were pleasant enough, there was mould in the bathroom, paint falling from the ceiling, chipped tiles, curtains which required chairs to keep closed, and not enough parking for the number of guests. The bathroom was small and without toiletries. There was however a wall mounted soap dispenser in the shower which I assume was meant to take the role of ‘supplied toiletries’. The linen was clean and undamaged and the air-conditioned and television were both serviceable. Not free to air television channels only.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 25 Nov. 2020

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3 out of 5
It was good value bare bones accomodation. Short walk to good food at Marnuka.

Posted by on 24 Nov. 2020

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3 out of 5
Reading other reviews it looks like I should have booked one of the apartments. Stayed in room 43 which, together with the bathroom, was much smaller than expected. Had two large suitcases with us but limited room to store them. There were a lot of Tradies staying at the hotel who start work early so quite a lot of noise from cars and trucks starting early and tool boxes etc getting loaded. If you went out in the evening parking was difficult when you got back. On a positive note the hotel is close to all major attractions including a very good Italian restaurant in Manuka (the on site restaurant was closed apart from take away or room service). The bed was comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful.

Posted by , from Sydney on 28 Oct. 2020

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3 out of 5
The photos online made the room look a lot nicer and bigger, but when we turned up the room was very small and very average looking.

Posted by on 27 Oct. 2020

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Oct. 2020

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3 out of 5
Said it had two double beds in room and found it had a single and a double

Posted by , from NSW on 5 Oct. 2020

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5 out of 5
Clean, spacious, peaceful and excellent value for the price. The Sherwood restaurant was good too, they do an excellent supreme pizza, fresh and tasty.

Posted by , from Sydney on 22 Sep. 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Sep. 2020

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4 out of 5
Good Location for my needs. Although clean room need renovating.

Posted by on 14 Sep. 2020

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5 out of 5
Very clean room in good condition. Quiet location close to Manuka shops. Price is very good. Would stay again.

Posted by , from Blue Mountains on 8 Sep. 2020

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About the Forrest Hotel and Apartments

Location 30 National Circuit, Forrest, ACT 2603

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Event space at this motel measures 915 square feet (85 square meters) and includes a conference center. Tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Forrest Hotel and Apartments. Self parking is free. You'll have access to the indoor pool and health club at a partner property. This 3.5-star Canberra motel is smoke free.

  • 114 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 915 sq ft of conference space
  • 85 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference center
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Computer for guest use
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.) (9.3 km / 5.8 mi)
  • Train station: Kingston Canberra Station (2.6 km / 1.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Forrest Hotel and Apartments offers 114 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. 30-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones.

  • Sitting area
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Sherwood Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 20 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 20 per night.

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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.

  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Credit card pre-authorisation
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

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 20 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 20 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 percent

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

Hotel Names

  • Forrest Hotel & Apartments
  • Forrest Hotel Apartments
  • Forrest And Apartments Forrest
  • Forrest Hotel and Apartments Motel
  • Forrest Hotel and Apartments Forrest
  • Forrest Hotel and Apartments Motel Forrest

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

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

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