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Forrest Hotel And Apartments

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Forrest Hotel and Apartments is located in the heart of Canberra. We are your home away from home . Perfectly located near Manuka village bookshop.. boutiques.. cafes..restaurants and Manuka Oval Parliament House and all the Major attractions. We offer FREE WIFI and FREE PARKING! We are ideally suited for government, business and leisure travel. We have 76 hotel rooms and 40 serviced apartments, a conference room and Restaurant serving take away and room service..great food and delicious Pizzas !!! We have a wonderful B-B-Q area and landscaped courtyard forrest guests can use the tennis courts next door. Accommodation options include. *Standard Room (sleeps 2): Enjoy the cozy comfort of double or twin share rooms • One Bedroom Apartment (sleeps 4): Spacious and private with separate kitchen and lounge area• Family Rooms Two Rooms (sleeps 5): kitchen/lounge/dining• Executive and Superior Two Bedroom Apartments (sleeps 4): Stylish decor and ultimate comfort and facilities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Bicycle rental
Bowling offsite
Children's playground
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
First aid kit
Umbrella
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Vietnamese
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utya wrote a review 21 Feb
Adelaide, Australia126 contributions35 helpful votes
This was an inexpensive motel and although the room size reflected that, it was adequate for our needs as regards the comfort of the bedding, the WiFi, the air-conditioning, the shower etc. The bathroom required some careful planning to use, but did the job, and there was not a lot of room for cases in the main room. The guests upstairs spent the early morning dragging furniture around so a rude awakening but free parking near the room and a good price.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Thank you for your support and honest feedback we are so glad you enjoyed your stay We hope to see you again soon Warmest wishes The Forrest Team
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Jennifer J wrote a review Oct 2023
Melbourne, Australia44 contributions6 helpful votes
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The accommodation at the forest is simple but it's reliable. It is great value for money a inconvenient to Manuka, Civic and Parliament House. There is great barbecue area. The rooms are clean and well thought out. From the reception staff to the cleaning staff they do everything possible to make your stay wonderful. There is a laundry in the Hotel with dryers.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Dorothy Barclay, Owner at Forrest Hotel And Apartments
Responded 30 Oct 2023
Thank-you for your support. We appreciate your positive feedback, and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and our handy location. Best wishes The Forrest Team
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Dianne R wrote a review Dec 2023
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The room was tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable with all amenities required. Nice touches include a hairdryer and ironing board and good quality electrical appliances. Location is great, walk to Manuka for a great selection of eating places. Quiet and peaceful with on site parking right outside your door. Good service. Good quality takeaway meals are available if you too tired to venture out. Loads of info on Canberra and what's on. Very pleasant stay and I will be coming back.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 7 Dec 2023
Thank-you for your positive feedback we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Wishing you all the very best for the festive season. The Forrest Team.
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Pam F wrote a review Sept 2023
South Oz65 contributions55 helpful votes
Stayed two nights with the Wall2Wall group. Lovely clean well appointed rooms. It's great that the restaurant is still open for takeaway and room delivery. Would be lovely to dine in too but maybe that will return as an option again in the future. Very convenient to shops, Manuka Oval, the National Police Memorial and many other venues. Guest laundry onsite. Staff are very friendly.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Dorothy Barclay, Owner at Forrest Hotel And Apartments
Responded 24 Sept 2023
Thank-you for your support. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and we are so pleased you found our proximity to manuka and the National Police Memorial so convenient. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon we hope. The Forrest Team
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paulabell2021 wrote a review Sept 2023
Leongatha, Australia3 contributions3 helpful votes
Good value and location. Clean apartment and nice and quiet. Booked for 2 nights and had to leave after 1 night. They were very understanding and refunded without any dramas. Would stay again if back in Canberra.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 24 Sept 2023
Thank-you for your support. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope it can be for longer next time. Best wishes The Forrest Team.
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Chris H wrote a review Sept 2023
Wollongong, Australia271 contributions76 helpful votes
Was there for one night in early September. Room was nice and clean, beds (as mentioned in other reviews) are on the had side, but I knew this and bought a doona with me and slept on that. No problems. Bathroom was spotless, shower was good. Was pretty quiet all night and even though the temp outside was -2 in the morning the room stayed quite warm overnight with no need for me to put the heater/air-cond on. Parking is "first-in" basis, note the hotel is busy so beware of this. I had no problems. Reception has good hours and staff are friendly. I'd stay there again for sure. It's a very convenient location near my family. Note - it is an older hotel, but I knew this and that is fine, but it may not suit some travellers.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 7 Sept 2023
Thank-you for your support. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back again. The Forrest Team
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sujayacharya wrote a review Aug 2023
Bengaluru, India12 contributions6 helpful votes
2 nights trip for a family of 4; 2 kids with parents. Ticks all boxes that one can think of .. well appointed rooms, courteous staff, good maintenance, location is as central as it can be & lastly worth the price one pays. Will go back again !!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Dorothy Barclay, Owner at Forrest Hotel And Apartments
Responded 27 Aug 2023
Thank-you for your support and your positive feedback. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay we appreciate your courteous comments, about our location staff and amenities. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon we hope. The Forrest Team
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John P wrote a review Aug 2023
8 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel is very well located for any sight seeing or business activities. Very close to Parliament House. There are several shopping centers within easy reach. The staff were helpful and friendly. We were there with a large group for which the hotel was able to accommodate us all. Only disappointment which every one of our group agreed on was the rooms are really small and cramped, they were also a little dated and had no really dedicated parking although there bays in front of all the rooms.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 20 Aug 2023
Thank-you for your support we are so pleased you found our location so convenient and our staff friendly and helpful it was a pleasure to have you staying with us and so lovely to see so many of you all connecting again after such a long time. We appreciate your feedback as this only helps us improve. Best wishes The Forrest Team
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Chris M wrote a review Aug 2023
Brisbane, Australia131 contributions59 helpful votes
Having just stayed at the worst motel in my life ( see review snow seasons cooma) it was so nice to walk into this place as i stayed overnight in Canberra.From the word go as i walked in the reception tired and worn out i was greeted with a lovely smile,what a difference that makes ! Very friendly and helpful and the room was great as well as the price.A lesson to other places.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 14 Aug 2023
Thank-you for your support and your delightful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon we hope. Thanks again. The Forrest Team
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Miss A wrote a review Aug 2023
Sydney, Australia28 contributions18 helpful votes
We went to Canberra for Corin Forest snowplay and selected this hotel due to price, and unfortunately it wasn't worth it. The initial thought when we walked in was a VERY strong smell of curry, like someone had just finished cooking inside the room. The mattress was SUPER hard and extremely uncomfortable, woke up with a sore back. Also my pillow stunk of curry too, luckily the other pillow I changed it with didn't smell. I would avoid this accommodation as it's dirty and smelly. Which is a pity as the location is perfect and close to many eateries. Pay a little more and go elsewhere.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 8 Aug 2023
Thank-you for your comments your feedback is important to us. We encourage guests to please get in touch while you are here, we will relocate you if there is a room issue. We don't seem to have details of your stay, please email us directly with your room number at admin@forresthotel.com so we can follow up your concerns. Thanks again. The Forrest Team
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AU$105 - AU$155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaAustralian Capital TerritoryCanberra
NUMBER OF ROOMS
120
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Frequently Asked Questions about Forrest Hotel And Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Forrest Hotel And Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Parliament House (0.9 km), National Archives of Australia (1.2 km), and Manuka Oval (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Forrest Hotel And Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Forrest Hotel And Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Forrest Hotel And Apartments?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Forrest Hotel And Apartments?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Forrest Hotel And Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pomegranate, Chairman & Yip, and Jewel of India.
Are any cleaning services offered at Forrest Hotel And Apartments?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Forrest Hotel And Apartments offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Forrest Hotel And Apartments?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Vietnamese.
Are there any historical sites close to Forrest Hotel And Apartments?
Many travellers enjoy visiting National Archives of Australia (1.2 km), Calthorpes' House (1.4 km), and Mugga-Mugga Cottage (4.4 km).
Does Forrest Hotel And Apartments have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.