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Garden City Hotel, BW Signature Collection

55 Jerrabomberra Avenue Narrabundah Narrabundah, Canberra 2603 Australia
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The Garden City Hotel, BW Signature Collection continues Best Western Hotels & Resort's rich history - always providing guests with a stylishly unique hotel experience. Located in Canberra,ACT, this carefully chosen upper-midscale hotel has been selected for their ability to offer travelers seeking a unique and memorable stay at an outstanding value.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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Non-smoking hotel
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55 Jerrabomberra Avenue Narrabundah Narrabundah, Canberra 2603 Australia
Garden City Hotel, BW Signature Collection
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Lorikeet2 wrote a review 13 Feb
Newcastle, Australia26 contributions18 helpful votes
We visit Canberra a few times a year and have stayed in quite a few motels. Garden City is the best mid range by far and we will be returning. The rooms are very clean and comfortable with good beds and large thick towels. The fact that we each had a comfortable chair to sit in was a winner for us. The location is convenient for car travel and at the end of the day you can dine in Monday to Thursday or walk to the German Club next door any day. Highly recommended, Best Western offers good value for money.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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jefffountaindale wrote a review Sept 2023
Sydney, Australia28 contributions6 helpful votes
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Travelling through Canberra, easy on/off access to Monaro Highway. Take advantage of happy hour drink pricing. Being able to open a window is a great advantage for a better nights sleep. Easy access to free car parking
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Matt L wrote a review Jan 2024
Woonona, Australia417 contributions205 helpful votes
I stayed at the Garden City Hotel for one night recently while visiting friends in the area. This is the third hotel I have tried in the Narrabundah area (the first being the Ibis Styles, the second the Abode) and this is my favourite of the 3. The price was amazing, which was the main driver of selecting this over the Abode (which is next door). Check in was fast, friendly and efficient. There was no credit card surcharge for payment, which is a great benefit given that most other hotels will add a surcharge. The room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was available however we didn't have it at the hotel. There is a bar, but it is only open from Monday to Thursdays. The room was air conditioned, which worked well, and the water pressure and temperature in the shower was great. There is ample parking outside the hotel, and a swimming pool in the central courtyard. The staff were friendly. I rated the hotel as 4 stars because while I had a good experience it is quite dated, and provides a basic hotel experience only. It is good for an overnight stay and I would happily stay here again, but it is definitely not spectacular, and apart from the nearby German club, requires a car to get to anything. I recommend it for a short stay at an affordable price.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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PurpleGoldwing wrote a review Jan 2024
Forbes, Australia10 contributions3 helpful votes
Great place to stay. Had a room overlooking the pool. We did not use the pool this time but definitely will use the next stay. Nice size room, comfy bed, lounge, small fridge and had reverse cycle air conditioner. Bathroom was a little small but ok and great water pressure. All the staff were polite and friendly. Plenty of car space to park. About 100 metres from the German Club. Very quiet area but probably would need a car to get around. Not far from DFO. Very good value for money
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Lilly G wrote a review Nov 2023
33 contributions15 helpful votes
Comfy bed, clean facilities, lovely pool for a dip. Good driving distance to the city/War Memorial- not too long at all. Yummy breakfast on Monday morning. Definitely will stay again. I’m a solo traveller & felt safe. Nothing too much trouble for the staff. Great dining at the German club across the road, they do Mexican food as well.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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ferretsinlove wrote a review Oct 2023
Australia29 contributions8 helpful votes
-Insecure parking with recent thefts from cars means you have to take EVERYTHING into the hotel and pray your car isn't trashed. No dinner Fridays! We were so tired after 24 hours of travel all we wanted was a room service dinner. Forget it. Room very clean but so dated and minimally and uncomfortably furnished. Terrible aircon which randomly blew veery hot or very cold. Staff did not seem to much care. Take your money elsewhere.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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301Eric wrote a review Sept 2023
Melbourne, Australia85 contributions32 helpful votes
We spent three nights at the Garden City Hotel. It was comfortable and clean. It was inexpensive and had all needed facilities (pool, etc) but did look a little tired in spots. Also, it was not as close to the centre of the city as we thought. However overall it was value for money.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If eating breakfast, in house, be early.
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Bee199269 wrote a review May 2023
Cowes, Australia17 contributions18 helpful votes
We come to Garden City Hotel Best Western Signature Collection often as it is nice and central for our needs. The staff are friendly, the rooms are tidy and we look forward to our next visit for sure!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Sarah W wrote a review Jan 2023
Melbourne, Australia61 contributions28 helpful votes
From the first moment you walk into the room, the musty smell hits you like a brick! The room we had was very small, but that didn’t bother us at all. It was the stagnant, stale air and the unmistakable smell of a very old hotel room, which once-upon-a-time was inhabited by smoking guests. I tried without success to open a window - I was desperate for some fresh air! On night two of our stay, after returning from a full day out exploring Canberra, I was astonished to see that housekeeping had replaced our towels, but not bothered to make the bed, empty the rubbish bin or vacuum the floor! This property is described as 4-star on the Best Western website, I have no idea how they are able to claim this rating! The breakfast selection can only be described as bare minimum, but the most disturbing thing about the breakfast “buffet” was how messy the entire area was! We found crumbs and pieces of rubbish scattered on each of the tables holding the food. Needless to say, we took a hard pass on the breakfast! The only positive I have to offer about our experience at this hotel is that the water pressure in the shower was very good.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Raquel O wrote a review Jan 2023
Sydney, Australia139 contributions51 helpful votes
Dark and quiet, perfect for a few nights sleep after some long days driving. Linens and towels clean and fresh. Air conditioner worked well and requested single bed was comfortable and ready on arrival. Strong water pressure, courteous and professional front desk on arrival.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Garden City Hotel, BW Signature Collection
Which popular attractions are close to Garden City Hotel, BW Signature Collection?
Nearby attractions include Geoscience Australia (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Garden City Hotel, BW Signature Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Garden City Hotel, BW Signature Collection?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Garden City Hotel, BW Signature Collection?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Garden City Hotel, BW Signature Collection?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Garden City Hotel, BW Signature Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include XO, La Cantina, and D'Browes.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Garden City Hotel, BW Signature Collection?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Garden City Hotel, BW Signature Collection?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Garden City Hotel, BW Signature Collection offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Garden City Hotel, BW Signature Collection?
Many travellers enjoy visiting National Archives of Australia (4.4 km), Calthorpes' House (3.2 km), and Mugga-Mugga Cottage (1.2 km).
Is Garden City Hotel, BW Signature Collection accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.