Hyatt Hotel Canberra
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Merry Christmas und auf zum Frühstück. Nach dem Frühstück geht's auf nach Canberra, die Hauptstadt von Australien. Wir machen aber einen Umweg, der uns nochmal durch die Berge führt. Mitten im nirgendwo finden wir Kiandra, die Geisterstadt. Na ja, zumindest ein Haus davon denn den Rest findet man weit verstreut auf den H …
On This year I was asked what I wanted for my birthday so I said I would like to go to Australia. Although we were staying in a hotel in Canberra, Australia we visited a lot of different places. I quickly learned that G' Day meant hello. At one point in time my friend called me while it was 3:13 am! But she didn't realize that there's a 17 hour …
Sunday 10 January, 4.17pm, Hyatt Hotel
When I came to Australia last year, it was a few weeks later in the year than I'm here now (hence why I’ll only be here a month, my visa will expire the day after I fly to Fiji). The weather was warm, but not horrifyingly so – there was a breeze, and I only burnt once or twice during the …
Canberra 3-6th Oct 08 The only outstanding state or territory we had not been to since we first set foot on this continent 10 years ago is Australian Capital Territory or ACT, which is between Melbourne and Sydney cause presumably like bold children they couldn't agree who was the capital (a bit like the battle for the capital of Mayo between …
After many goodbyes and tears with family and friends the day had come to get up extra early and head to the airport. I seemed to be feeling more nervous/sad about leaving the day before-but i put it down to still being half asleep to know what i was doing! The plane departed around 6.45am and after taking lots of happy snaps with ma and pa and the …
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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.