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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I initially wrote a negative post but then edited. This is a lovely old world charm hotel but it does also have a bistro attached so if you come on a night when there is football on prepare yourself for some rowdiness. There is a more 'upmarket ' restaurant which is also the breakfast room. The dinner menu was good...

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Patina F, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear Debbie M, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Whilst your stay got off to a rocky start I am really pleased to hear that the team handled your situation well and were able to take things in the right direction. Thank you also for editing your review based on the change to your experience. We look forward...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has an old fashioned feel to to it. It is spread out a bit with a nice internal courtyard area. The reception area is lined in a darkish wood panelling and this adds to its character. The rooms are really nice (303) quite spacious - with a king sized bed, comfy seat with foot rest, desk/ chair, small...

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Patina F, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear Honisoiquimalypense, Thank you for sharing your great feedback with us. We are delighted to hear about your stay and look forward to seeing you again next time! Kind Regards Patina Farnham General Manager Mercure Canberra

Maclean, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got asked if we wanted to upgrade our room. Pleased we did, just gave you heaps more room for very little $ per night. Room was clean and well presented. Breaky ok. Had dinner in the bistro one night. Looks a bit tired but the food good. Location to the war memorial was awesome. We will be back.

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Patina F, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear Leigh-annM644 thanks for your review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a good stay, and yes for the small amount of money difference our upgraded rooms are really worth it! See you next time. Patina Farnham General Manager Mercure Canberra

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Hotel has been around since the mid 20's and carries that character today. The room we had was two story with the sleeping and bathroom up a narrow staircase with two turns. the room was clean and had all we needed. The lounge room was quite large and included a nice desk and comfortable balcony (ground level) which overlooked...

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Patina F, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear John S, thank you for taking the time to share your detailed feedback. It's great to see that overall you enjoyed your stay in our lovely hotel. Whilst we seem a little far from the city you can actually take the back road, Ainslie Avenue, and reach the city in a short 5 - 10 minute walk (it's about...

Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 3 night stop here and found it quite characterful, the room was a good size looking out onto a garden courtyard, it was comfortable with all the necessary fitments in place. Nice bathroom. There's a reasonable restaurant which serves breakfast and dinner if required and a sports bar and restaurant. The only downside I found was our...

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Patina F, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear Boyzdungood, thanks for sharing your feedback with us. I'm pleased to see you enjoyed the hotel, but sorry that the team did not give you the best info on how to get to your room. As a heritage listed hotel it can appear to be a bit of a maze at first, but please do check with the team...

Twin Waters, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good location, good Bistro and Restaurant. Friendly staff. However, the building is now quite old and is showing its age and needs renovation. EG: Windows that will not open, skirting boards with lots of paint off and walls need painting.

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Patina F, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear Marie N, thanks for sharing your feedback with us. I'm pleased to see that you enjoyed the hotel, and do appreciate your feedback regarding the opportunities we have to continually improve. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards Patina Farnham General Manager Mercure Canberra

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mercure brand is unfailingly reliable, and this hotel in Braddon doesn't have great views of anything and it's not spectacular, but it's predictably comfortable, clean and quiet. It's also quite a large hotel and quite spread out, but it has rear access from a large carpark which is very convenient.

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Dear David G, thanks for sharing your feedback with us. I'm pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Patina Farnham General Manager Mercure Canberra

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a bit older but has had a renovation. Our room was cosy and nice. Small bathroom but very clean and well maintained. The staff were very nice and very helpful. We forgot a few things and they helped us out. It is a very easy walk or short drive to most places you want to visit. Good...

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Patina F, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear Steven G thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. I'm pleased to see that you had a good time and to hear how helpful the team were. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future! Kind Regards Patina Farnham General Manager Mercure Canberra

Queensland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely old style hotel with all the character of a hotel built almost 100 years ago. The rooms were clean and very comfortable and the staff were friendly. The meals at the restaurant were first class.

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Patina F, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear retiree10, thank you so much for your great feedback. I will certainly pass your kind words on to our team. See you next time! Kind Regards Patina Farnham General Manager Mercure Canberra

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed there for a night. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable but small. There was room for a queen sized bed and not much else. There was a small wooden desk with a dining chair rather than an office chair and no other chairs to sit on. The bath room looked as though it...

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Patina F, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear anneD4425QG thanks for letting us know about your stay. I'm delighted to hear how great our staff are and will share your kind words with them. As a tip for your next stay please try our superior rooms, as they are much larger than the standard rooms! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards Patina...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Mercure Canberra, a part of Canberra's history Originally known as the Hotel Ainslie, Mercure Canberra was built to provide accommodation for public servants relocating to Canberra to support the transfer of the Commonwealth Parliament. It is one of eight remaining government built hotels or hostels from Canberra's first stage of development in the 1920s and is listed in the Register of the National Estate. Mercure Canberra is historically significant for its important role in the development of North Canberra and the forging of its community identity. While maintaining many original features, the hotel embraces the need for 21st century comforts to ensure you feel welcome and have an enjoyable stay. Our 129 guest rooms are well appointed and have been decorated in keeping with the heritage style of the building. Our Standard rooms are located in the Heritage wing, with the layout and style of room not changing from the hotels' original days. For those looking for a more modern layout, you may wish to select one of our Superior or Deluxe Loft rooms in the newer part of the building. Our guests have the option to dine at our onsite Courtyard Restaurant serving modern Australian cuisine in the evening and a choice of Continental or Buffet breakfast in the morning. Those looking for a more casual dining experience can enjoy Bistro style meals from our Olims Bar & Bistro, a favourite spot for hotel guests and locals to mingle, serving Craft Beers & Cider from our very own Lovedale Brewery Our location is ideal. 600m from the Australian War Memorial commemorating those who serve our country, both past and present. Most of Canberra's National Attractions are within 10 minutes' drive from the hotel and the CBD is and easy 10 minute walk away and offers a wide range of cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as shops and a Dendy Movie Cinema. Our team at Mercure Canberra look forward to making you feel welcome when you plan your next stay in beautiful Canberra, Australia ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mercure Canberra

Address: Corner of Ainslie and Limestone Avenue, Canberra 2612, Australia (Formerly Olims Hotel Canberra An All Seasons Hotel)
Region: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Price Range: $119 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Canberra 4*
Number of rooms: 129
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Also Known As:
Mercure Canberra Hotel Canberra
All Seasons Canberra
Canberra All Seasons
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Canberra
#7 Romantic Hotel in Canberra
#10 Business Hotel in Canberra
#19 Luxury Hotel in Canberra
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“If you are on a higher floor, check if it's available by a lift.”
KathB26, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the garden are very quiet.Room 405”
Fuchsiagirl11, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“closer to the front of the hotel, it can be a long walk”
T414IPjohns, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Bedroom at rear.”
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