4.3 out of 5

"Very central to where we needed to be. The meals were great and reasonably priced and the staff were fantastic, upgraded us to a larger room to accom ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Mercure Canberra you'll be 0.9 km (0.6 mi) from Australian War Memorial and 3.7 km (2.3 mi) from National Museum of Australia. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants and in-room LCD TVs.

WiFi, wired Internet, and digital TV are featured in all 129 rooms. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service is also available. Coffee/tea makers, safes, and hairdryers are also available.

The restaurant, Olims Bar & Bistro, serves local cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Meeting rooms and a business centre are among the business amenities offered. Added amenities include a fitness centre, WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available daily. There's also the convenience of self parking.

This 3.5-star Braddon hotel is 4.2 km (2.6 mi) from Old Parliament House and 4.4 km (2.8 mi) from National Gallery of Australia.

Standard Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$116 per night

Superior King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Loft, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe King Loft Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Executive Room, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Mercure Canberra ratings based on 1,012 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Mercure Canberra

Everyone (517) Couples (337) Business (2) Family (151) Other (3)
4 out of 5
Room we had at front of motel lot of traffic noise

Posted by on 11 Dec 2018

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5 out of 5
Convenient, friendly, affordable. We literally experienced what was advertised to us.

Posted by on 9 Dec 2018

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3 out of 5
My room was very expensive for what I got. The hotel really isn't conveniently located; it's a long way from Civic and well outside the main areas of Braddon. It's fairly near the War Memorial, but to get to most places in Canberra where visitors are likely to go, you'll need a taxi. Even though it was priced at premium rates, my room charges didn't include breakfast. Breakfast was mediocre.

Posted by on 6 Dec 2018

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3 out of 5
Hotel was in a convenient place the room was very spacious and clean

Posted by on 30 Nov 2018

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5 out of 5
A beautiful hotel with very friendly, helpful staff.

Posted by , from Darwin on 15 Nov 2018

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Nov 2018

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5 out of 5
Simply Superb!! Just walking into the hotel, you feel the atmosphere, very regal and steeped in history. I had a special request and couldn’t be any happier, all the staff went above and behond to help. And what about the food, amazing , from the breakfast to the bistro, just wonderful. Location great and very easy to find. We now will only stay here when in Canberra, thank you so much.

Posted by , from Glengarry Nth on 7 Nov 2018

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4 out of 5
Nice grounds great building friendly staff buffet breakfast nice variety

Posted by on 28 Oct 2018

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4 out of 5
The reception ladies were so helpful from the moment we arrived. Nothing was too much trouble, she even offered to help carry my large suitcase upstairs as there was no lift available. The gorgeous lady in the breakfast room was so helpful when the coffee machine was have a bad day, she made us coffees with no hesitation.

Posted by , from The Basin, Victoria on 25 Oct 2018

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4 out of 5
Nice hotel within walking distance to civic, very quiet around the area.

Posted by on 23 Oct 2018

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include a business centre and meeting rooms. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are available in public spaces for a fee. A fitness centre, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Mercure Canberra. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Braddon hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 129 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 3 conference rooms
  • Built in 1927
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access - surcharge


Self parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.) (6.4 km / 4 mi)
  • Train station: Kingston Canberra Station (6.7 km / 4.1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking and RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Mercure Canberra offers 129 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. LCD televisions come with digital channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Braddon hotel provides wired and wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily.

Olims Bar & Bistro – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Courtyard Restaurant – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Open selected days.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 40.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


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

A cash deposit or credit 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.


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 24.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 15.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: AUD 15.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 15.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: AUD 15.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Self-parking fee: AUD 10 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 40.0 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Mercure Canberra Hotel
  • Mercure Canberra

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.