Crowne Plaza Hotel Canberra
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Day spent in Canberra. Took car and sat nav to find our way into centre of Canberra. Slight problem Fred's sat nav maps are out of date!! However we eventually got parked beside the National Library. We visited both parliament buildings Old and New - both wel worth ...
... t know enough about. I sort of knew it had happened but not over 200 years and I didn't know the details. Quite shocking and upsetting to think it happened for so long. We caught a bus into the city centre and walked around the shops a lovely big area but so quiet. We grabbed some bits for dinner and cm caught the bus back to the apartment a really good day ...
... take away the beauty.
We walked straight to the national art gallery where we were for a majority of the day. Such a diverse collection, and all interesting, and beautiful in their own way. Walking back through the rose gardens we wondered if we should rest at the van or go straight to the Parliament House. We decided to go straight there!
Earlier than morning I did research to see if there would be a chance to watch any governing. Sadly, they ...
... Lily and I finished off the last few floors of Questacon. It was a lot of fun and very interesting too. We all took time to go through the gift shop and found some cool stuff. Levi got a mood ring which he is absolutely fascinated with! Every little emotion he is feeling he sees what the ring says. Later in the day Lily fell over and hurt herself, and Levi rushed over to try and jam ...
... he said, "There are political stunts, and then there are political stunts."
Another group had a keen young man who was chosen to play of the part of the Serjeant-at-Arms in the House of Representatives role play. This young man was very proud and excited to be playing this part and put on the black robe with vigour. His excitement continued until he saw the frilly neckpiece that every Serjeant-at-Arms has to wear. Upon seeing this, he proceeded to hastily take ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Crowne Plaza Hotel Canberra
Moved to this hotel after a diasterous first night at an awful motel... Hotel is basically quite nice. Architecturally bland, modern block from the outside but indoors there's an impressive 8-storey atrium area housing reception and the restuarant, with bedroom corridors overlooking. Quite nice decor - typical 4* hotel variety. I think this hotel has been around for a while, maybe in another guise - for instance the bedrooms and furniture certainly weren't as modern/new as you would expect from the outside; they've just been upgraded a little.
Do NOT stay here!
Like the other reviews, i was fooled by the rating of this hotel. I have stayed at 3 star hotels which were much better in terms of comfort, cleaniness, service, rooms, breakfast - well everything really.
We stayed there only one night, and in that time the following happened
* Buffet breakfast was absolutely terrible, food was substandard, not fresh, lack of variety and i would have preferred a Mcdonalds breakfast!
* Two strangers walked into our hotel rooms WITH ACCESS CARDS. When we called reception to complain they were rude and no reason was given except that it was "busy" that night. I have emailed a complaint to the hotel. To this date no explanation offered.
Overall, just dont stay there!
Next to a building site - noisy
I paid over $300 Australia Dollars per night to have a suite with "park views".
I got "building site" views and woken up by cement mixers and construction site traffic at 7.00am
We stayed at the Crowne Plaza during the Labour Day long weekend to visit the Floriade. Convenient location as we were walking distance to the Floriade and shops (though not much was open during this long weekend). I kept the car in the free parking provided under the hotel.
Great stay at crowne plaza
we had a great stay at canberra crowne plaza, very clean & tidy, great service, great location, very convenient if you are attending a concert at the royal theatre nearby.. would stay again...
Hotel was fabulous! From the staff, to the funky bar to the best breakfast and the comfortable rooms! They made our anniversary a most memorable and enjoyable experience!
Incompetent from reservations to front desk to house keeping. Lost luggage, ignoring 'DND' signs and no follow through on complaints. Avoid this hotel like the plague.
Not a 4 star
Stayed there this week for 3 nights.
I would give the foyer appearance and staff full marks for meeting expectations.
The restaurant served a poor buffet breakfast. Cooked food, such as mushrooms, bacon, and tomatoes were smothered in oil and tasted bad.
The room was well furnished but the bathroom had chipped tiles and the toilet did not flush correctly.
The room was not vacuumed at all during my stay, and there were glass shards in the carpet outside my room. These were present for the three days while I was there.
This Hotel would earn its stars if the room maintenance was done, and the cleaning staff got a boot up the backside!
I stayed here recently for work, got a good standby rate and thought, well it's 5 stars so it must be pretty good! It was extremely average and quite disappointing. My room smelled of cigarette smoke and the bathroom needed a bit of attention - cracked and discoloured tiles etc. The bed was comfy though and the doona added a nice homely touch. On checking out, I was ignored by one of the desk staff and not served in turn, and a week later, I realised they had double charged me! Perhaps if you were to pay full price you'd get a beautiful room and decent service...
Ok - many people think Canberra is not the most exciting of places, but I personally love it. If you think of Washington DC, it's kind of the Australian version. I was there in late September/early October when they have the Floride Flower Festival - absolutely beautiful flower show.Canberra is a strange city - no one city centre. There are a number of satellite cities. However, the main area is Braddon and this hotel is slap bang in the middle of it. Everything in the main centre of Canberra is walkable from here. There is free underground parking too.The only casino in Canberra is attached to this hotel (but not in a Las Vegas kind of way - a lot more discrete). Also the fantastic art house cinema - Electric Shadows - is 1 minute across the road.The hotel itself is solid 4 star. Rooms are clean and spacious. Also if you get a deal involving a full breakfast, it is fantastic here.If you are looking for a slightly less conveniently located 5 star, try the historic Hyatt hotel, but for sheer location, I don't think you can beat this one.