Hyatt Hotel Canberra
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... and the Japanese Prime Minister that was happening later that afternoon. We got to see the office of the Governor General where the dismissal happened (The students know about this since I do a killer Gough Whitlam impersonation!), as well as the dining hall (which can seat 52 people at the table for dinner) and the old drawing room where the Prime Minister signs their lives away when they are sworn into office.
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... day will drag and feel like forever the closer we get to our departure date. Winter has finally hit Canberra. Nearly everyday this week had mornings engulfed in thick fog. Driving to work I couldn't make out the trees on the side of the road or see more than 30m ahead. Hard to believe we are destined for Europe's eternal summer. I have dreamt of this trip since sitting in Year 11 Tourism class listening to the teachers stories ...
We were woken this morning by the white cockatoos, on the roof of the caravan - sounded worse than having bread thrown on the roof of the van!!! We visited Australian war memorial and this has recently been updated. We thoroughly were moved by ...
... lads to join me and share petrol costs. I ended up drawing two young German girls, a German boy, and an American girl my age. Not too shabby. I met up with them last night to suss out their political and religious leanings and found them acceptable. The van is a monster; fully equipped with fridge, gas stove and running water. It'll get us there in style hopefully. Despite gobbling fuel like a ...
... a positive attitude and whose dapper appearance when dressed in his little blue waistcoat endeared him to everyone he met . Peter had always been a true friend and instantly I knew he would also make an excellent travelling companion.
So, after many months of planning including vaccinations the 11th July 2013 had finally arrived and we are packed and ready to go. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Hotel Canberra
I went to the hotel with great expecations, having seen their advertising as the only 5 star hotel in Canberra. The room that I stayed in looked very nice appearing to be very well appointed. At night, however, it proved impossible for me to get sleep. The air conditioning unit emitted a constant low rumble and there was no means of turning it off. The advertised king size bed was in fact two single beds sat side by side with a king size sheet over the top. The worst aspect of my stay, however, were the cleaning staff who worked through until after 1AM with very noisy vaccuum cleaners. The loud whine from the cleaners combined with the clattering against the tiles and woodwork echoed up through the atrium and was clearly audible in my room. raising this issue with reception around midnight only elicitied the response of "I am sure they will finish shortly". It was quieter in the carpark than inside my room. I seriously considered sleeping in my car. On cancelling my reservation, the manager remembered my calling about the noise but seemed unmoved by my decision to leave. No response was ever forthcoming from my feedback form. I will never stay there again.
The Hyatt Hotel is situated in a lovely position beside the lake and within close proximity to the National Art Gallery. Out of the city but can catch a taxi or bus to town. Its a refeshing hotel in an old historic building. Probably one of the best Hotels in Canberra.
Best hotel in canberra
Just returned from a stay at the Hyatt. It is without a doubt the best hotel in Canberra. The bar, reception area and general presentation of the hotel are absolutely first rate. Do not get a room in the new part of the hotel, the rooms are generic hyatt. Go for a room in the old hotel, much better but starting to look in need of a refurb. All rooms have great bathrooms. Service ranges from excellent to the well meaning amateur. Great location next to the lake. Also try the the Hotel Kurrajong for a cut price equivalent.
We have stayed at this hotel on three occasions, and it always creates the most enjoyable memories for my husband and I. Its not cheap compared to the other hotels in Canberra, but it is definately worth every cent - on an international scale we think its quite reasonably priced.
After staying at the Hyatt Hotel a number of times, unfortunately we have found that overall it is deteriorating in quality. For a five star establishment that apparantly prides itself on customer service, it appears that the staff here need a refresher course.
Not for families but fabulous
This really is a gorgeous hotel, great location, service, food and rooms.
Only problem, we have two kids, aged 5 and 6, and we had to get two adjoining rooms - no sofa beds or rollaways in the Hyatt! So it can be expensive - $450 a night for a family. Beware, also, our kids found and started watching an X rated porno video in the 5 minutes I was in the shower. It didn't occur to me - though I believe you can bar it from the room.
The buffet breakfast is worth the extra money - it is wonderful, fresh and huge variety.
The morning and afternoon teas are incredibly popular and usually sold out - so book ahead.
There is a wonderful gym, but hire a bike, walk across the road and follow the miles of bike paths around the lake.
Top quality Canberra Hotel
I stayed at the Hyatt a few years ago and a lot of my friends and acquaintances choose it whenever they come to Canberra. There is no better choice for hotel quality, although if you don't have transport, the area is mainly good for walking along the lake or going to the National Museum. The only nicer place to stay would be a good hotel in the area within a few minutes walk from both Manuka & Kingston on the south side of the lake. This is a nicer area to walk around, because both Manuka and Kingston are basically residential areas with nice cafes and restaurants and decent shopping centres. Steer clear of the "centre" which is known as "Civic" (Centre), unless you need to shop in department stores. It is not nice at all.
The best place to stay in Canberra
We recently stayed for 4 days during the school holidays. The occupancy level was high, but they maintained a high level of service. The wonderful colonial decor gave the hotel a clean and crisp feel and particularly like the period costume the staff wear. The rooms are well appointed, spacious with high ceilings, and large marble bathrooms. The furniture is starting to date a little, but that is only a minor downside to this top class hotel, the best in Canberra. Great value for money. Love their afternoon tea buffet available every day at the Tea Lounge - must book well in advance on weekends.
We stay at the Hyatt in Canberra at least once a year. After trying many other hotels and serviced apartments in Canberra we realised that this is about the best you can do.
The Park Hyatt Hotel Canberra is a wonderful example of an historic old hotel transformed into a modern, luxury establishment without the destruction of the original ambiance. Hyatt have taken the 1927 Hotel Canberra, which was built in a quasi-Frank Lloyd Wright low-and-wide style, restored the original pavilions and added a discreet new block of rooms at the rear. The hotel has an air of understated luxury, as befits the Park Hyatt brand. Public areas are quite grand but restrained -- this is not an Asian hotel-palace. Rooms are spacious, with high ceilings; bathrooms are vast, lined with dramatic black marble. (The WC, however, was most awkwardly situated!) Decoration of the rooms tends to the severe: neutral colours and natural fabrics, but little in the way wall decoration/art. Some people like that; I thought the rooms could use some Australian prints, silk screens, lithographs etc. Service is excellent throughout. The two restaurants are side-by-side; one buffet and one a la carte. The buffet breakfast is excellent, with a vast range of foods, hot and cold; waiter service is first-class. Room prices for this 5-star hotel are very reasonable.