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3.8 out of 5

"Reasonable rate when I only needed a bed without any frills or extras " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 31 Jan 2023

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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.

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 free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3.5-star Forrest motel include National Gallery of Australia and National Zoo and Aquarium.

Standard Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$107* Per night/room 20 Feb. - 21 Feb.

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 504 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 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Forrest Hotel and Apartments

Everyone (274) Couples (67) Business (1) Students (1) Family (103)
5 out of 5
Reasonable rate when I only needed a bed without any frills or extras

Posted by on 31 Jan. 2023

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4 out of 5
I had a comfortable stay here. Check in was quick. Room was clean and tidy with everything in good working order. Plenty of on-site parking, quiet area and only a 10 minute walk to cafes, restaurants, shops and supermarket. I would stay again.

Posted by on 29 Jan. 2023

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5 out of 5
Was a great place to stay. Apartment was clean and beds very comfortable

Posted by on 20 Jan. 2023

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3 out of 5
It was very basic but extremely convenient Very close to most big embassies and the Kingston Foreshore parking is a bit tight but not highly controlled so good that way. Staff were nice

Posted by on 18 Jan. 2023

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4 out of 5
Although the property is old and shabby the rooms were clean and well equipped. I particularly liked having an opening window next to the bed. The position was very convenient with a short walk to the shops. The price much more reasonable than other Canberra properties.

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2023

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5 out of 5
Clean, functional, plates and cutlery excellent for travellers

Posted by on 13 Jan. 2023

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5 out of 5
Simple, very well priced and in a good location. Had everything i needed for a short stay.

Posted by on 13 Jan. 2023

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3 out of 5
The property was in a very quiet location and we had no issues with that. What we didn't like was the apartment buildings are just very old flats done up on the inside. Having said that, we had a comfortable time and everything worked for us.

Posted by on 13 Jan. 2023

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5 out of 5
Very nicely renovated

Posted by on 29 Dec. 2022

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4 out of 5
Central location

Posted by on 24 Dec. 2022

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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. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. 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. 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
  • 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
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • 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 hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. 30-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided weekly.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Hair dryer
  • 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 20.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 20.0 per day.

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. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, and high chair. This property accepts major credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. 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; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.

  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Smoke detector
  • Credit card pre-authorisation
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • 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
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • 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
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in

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 20.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 20.0 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

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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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.