The rooms are well appointed, comfortable and spacious, it is quiet due to the layout, it is close to everything in Canberra, the food is excellent, concierge is very helpful, free wifi and papers, lots of eating...
... people visit Canberra for as tourists, particularly both old and new Parliament House, the National Library, Questacon and a bit further off are the National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery of Australia.
Great location near Manuka and Kingston, quiet, hip, free wifi, comfortable bedding, good sized room, spotlessly clean, restaurants on site.
As other reviewers have noted, East Hotel is well located to almost everything - in fact my wife and I actually walked (via the lake) around to the National Gallery of Australia.
Great kitchen, dining, lounge, fabulous and luxurious bathrooms, laundry facilities, techy gadgets, coffee machine, well stocked mini bar, plenty of reading material and free wifi.
Staff were extremely helpful and friendly and it is in a great location close to restuarants, cafes, shops, within walking distance to the Australian War Memorial and Uni Campus lodges.