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4.1 out of 5

"Dinner and breakfast in the restaurant were very good but the junior suite was disappointing. The room was old and shabby, the couch was dirty and obv ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 16 Jan 2021

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Hotel Description

QT Canberra places you in the center of Canberra, within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Australian National University and Commonwealth Park. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, balconies, and LCD TVs.

Cable TV, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers are featured in all 205 rooms. Dining in is an option with 24-hour room service, and minibars provide refreshments. You'll find nice touches like free toiletries and premium bedding to enhance your stay. Hair dryers, phones, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

The restaurant, Capitol Bar & Grill, serves Italian cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. QT Lounge is the hotel's own rooftop bar, serving drinks along with light fare. Added amenities include a nightclub, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. Each morning full breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Within a 20-minute walk of this 4-star Canberra City Centre hotel, attractions include National Convention Centre and Canberra Centre.

QT Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$141* Per night/room 31 Jan. - 1 Feb.

QT King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

QT Two Bedroom State Suite

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

QT Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

QT Superior King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

QT Canberra ratings based on 379 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for QT Canberra

Everyone (309) Couples (33) Business (8) Students (1) Family (20)
3 out of 5
Dinner and breakfast in the restaurant were very good but the junior suite was disappointing. The room was old and shabby, the couch was dirty and obviously very old. The air conditioning vents were very dusty and a cockroach crawled out of the control box. The balconies had clearly not been cleaned in many many years. A shame as the ground floor is lovely and we have eaten in the restaurant numerous times but won’t stay in the hotel again. It needs a major refurb not just some token bits of hipster decoration to cover up the shabbiness.

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2021

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Dec. 2020

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12 Dec. 2020 by Katie

Thanks for stying with us, we hope to see you again soon.

3 out of 5

Posted by on 19 Oct. 2020

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31 Oct. 2020 by Katie

Thanks for choosing to stay at QT Canberra! We hope to see you again soon.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 13 Oct. 2020

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19 Oct. 2020 by QT Crew

Thanks for your 5 star rating - So Happy you enjoyed your stay with us!

2 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Oct. 2020

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10 Oct. 2020 by QT Crew

Thanks for choosing QT Canberra

5 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Oct. 2020

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10 Oct. 2020 by QT Crew

Thanks for your 5 star review. We hope to see you again soon!

5 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Oct. 2020

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10 Oct. 2020 by QT Crew

Thanks for your 5 star rating. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon

2 out of 5
The entry to the hotel is funky & well presented with friendly staff. The Restuarant was good & worth experiencing. However the room was definitely not up to expectations. I have had bigger rooms on board boat including the bathroom. I expected better for the price I paid. I enquired if it had been an Inis in earlier life. The air conditioner was old (was in Fahrenheit) , hard to control & extremely noisy. The bed also needs replacing. Water glasses would have been a bonus as well. We would eat there again but not stay. It is not very central to walk to shopping or entertainment.

Posted by , from South Coast on 7 Oct. 2020

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10 Oct. 2020 by QT Crew

We are disappointed to hear our rooms did meet your expectations. Our air con dials are on the old side however it should not have been noisy - I will have our maintenance team investigate. I was surprised to hear you did not find the bed comfortable, we usually receive great reviews for our dream beds. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your meals in our amazing restaurant. Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments.

4 out of 5
Lovely reception and restaurant area. Lovely the wall paper with pictures of Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard and other politicians. The rooms themselves were quite small and uninteresting although with nice decorations. Felt like a great refurbishment of a pretty ordinary hotel.

Posted by , from Sydney on 6 Oct. 2020

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10 Oct. 2020 by QT Crew

Thanks for your feedback Elisabeth, we hope to welcome you back again soon.

5 out of 5
Fantastic service from the get-go, you guys accommodated our unusual parking requirements (we had a trailer on) and the breakfast was next level! If there was one thing I would say there should have been water glasses in the room and the duvet was a bit thin feeling. Will definitely stay again.

Posted by , from Corowa NSW on 13 Sep. 2020

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19 Oct. 2020 by QT Crew

Hi Aaron, thanks for your feedback! So pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and we cant wait to welcome you back again soon.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 8934 square feet (830 square meters) and includes a conference center. A nightclub, a terrace, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly QT Canberra. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Canberra hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 205 guestrooms or units
  • 15 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 8934 sq ft of conference space
  • 830 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Nightclub
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • 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

  • Airport: Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.) (8.7 km / 5.4 mi)
  • Train station: Kingston Canberra Station (6.9 km / 4.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

QT Canberra offers 205 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and complimentary newspapers. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Capitol Bar & Grill - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

QT Lounge - This rooftop bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

Luckys Speakeasy - This cocktail bar serves light fare only. Open select days.

24-hour room service 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 midnight

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.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 50.0 per day.
  • 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 credit cards. Cash is not accepted. 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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines and the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • 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 not available
  • 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
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for full breakfast: AUD 29.00 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: AUD 25 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: AUD 20 per day
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 40 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50.0 per day
  • 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.

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