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"Parking was full (even if we called and tried to book it) and it was quite a walk to the nearest available. The pool looks stunning on the photos - in ... " More

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Canberra awaits you at Novotel Canberra. Within a short 5-minute stroll, you'll find Australian National University and Canberra Centre. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, and a bar/lounge.

The restaurant, First Edition, is open for breakfast and dinner. Vol. 1 Bar is the hotel's own bar, serving drinks along with lunch and light fare. Enjoy the gym, spa tub, sauna, and pool loungers. A conference center and a business center are among the business amenities offered. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/cafe, and a snack bar/deli. Buffet breakfast is available on weekdays between 6:30 AM and 9:00 AM and on weekends between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Places within a 15-minute walk of this 4.5-star Canberra City Centre hotel include National Convention Centre and Commonwealth Park.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$178* Per night/room 26 Feb. - 27 Feb.

Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Novotel Canberra ratings based on 432 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 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Novotel Canberra

Everyone (224) Couples (39) Family (118)
1 out of 5
Phones are frequently unanswered. Staff refused to provide a tax invoice for the stay.

Posted by on 3 Feb. 2023

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3 out of 5
Parking was full (even if we called and tried to book it) and it was quite a walk to the nearest available. The pool looks stunning on the photos - in reality it's nothing like that. Quite damaged and not attractive.

Posted by on 1 Feb. 2023

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5 out of 5
Great location helpful staff

Posted by on 30 Jan. 2023

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3 out of 5
A bit of an older style. Starting to show it's age. Yes it's in a great central location.

Posted by on 25 Jan. 2023

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5 out of 5
We stayed for a weekend and enjoyed our stay. Plan that you won’t get parking as it is really limited spaces only.

Posted by on 22 Jan. 2023

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4 out of 5
The beds are super comfy, great indoor pool , great buffet breakfast, DOWN FALL IS THAT THE HOTEL HAS ITS OWN UNDERGRUOND CAR PARK BUT CHARGES YOU $32 A DAY

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2023

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4 out of 5
Comfortable and clean. Served us for the few nights we needed to stay. Close to everything

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2023

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2 out of 5
Dirty carpet Couldnt call reception as they didnt answer Lights stopped working at 9pm all night

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2023

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2 out of 5
Not great for parking.. room outdated!

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2023

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5 out of 5
The lady who helped at check in couldn’t have done anymore to accommodate us. Much appreciated.

Posted by on 12 Jan. 2023

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Property Features

As a guest of Novotel Canberra, you'll find an indoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafe and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. There are 7 meeting rooms available. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury Novotel Canberra. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4.5-star Canberra hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 286 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: Kingston Canberra Station (6.9 km / 4.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Novotel Canberra offers 286 accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. These individually furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include showers, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Canberra hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM and on weekends from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

First Edition - This restaurant serves breakfast, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Vol. 1 Bar - This bar serves lunch and light fare. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 15 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 50.0 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

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.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit 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. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. 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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Bureau Veritas (3rd party expert - Global).

  • Children stay free
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Smoke detector
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Children stay free: Maximum age 15
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are 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 available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitisation guidelines ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels)
  • 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 through room service
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not 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
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Bureau Veritas (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

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 30 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: AUD 32 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50.0 per stay
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.3 percent

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

Hotel Names

  • Canberra Novotel
  • Novotel Canberra Hotel
  • Novotel Canberra
  • Novotel Hotel Canberra
  • Novotel Canberra Hotel
  • Novotel Canberra Hotel Canberra
  • Novotel Canberra Canberra
  • Novotel Canberra Hotel Canberra

You should know

  • Pool access available from 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Up to 2 children 15 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Awards & Affiliations

  • UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge

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.