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Hotel Realm

18 National Cct Barton, Canberra 2600 Australia
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Hotel Realm is a 5 Star hotel on National Circuit Barton, located next to the Parliamentary Triangle in Canberra. The hotel is located within walking distance to national icons including Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia and the National Library of Australia. The 5 Star hotel provides 163 rooms and suites, each containing luxurious beds, complimentary WiFi, complimentary on-demand movies and Nespresso coffee machines. The Realm Precinct offers a range of dining options, including the award-winning French restaurant Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar, the casual Ostani Lounge, Bar & Restaurant, chef-hatted Japanese restaurant LiloTang, chef-hatted Cantonese fine-dining restaurant, The Chairman & Yip, and casual cafes Maple + Clove and Ritual, as well as a gym, spa, indoor pool, hairdresser and conferencing facilities, all with complimentary Wi-FI. The precinct also offers a state-of-the-art gym and day spa, opened in 2017. Hale Gym + Spa has the latest Technogym equipment and casual yoga, Pilates, spin and boxing classes. Hale Spa is Canberra's latest wellness destination, offering a sanctuary for the body and mind. Combining contemporary elegance with avant-garde design, Hotel Realm is Canberra's only AAA rated 5 Star hotel.
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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Car park
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
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Steam room
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Julianne R wrote a review 17 Feb
Canberra, Australia2 contributions
We purchased an experience package for a romantic staycation! This was ruined from poor dining experience, non-delivery of services advertised and paid for! Room had no extractor fan in the bathroom, the smart device to order room service did not work - broken! In room phone did not work. Woken from 0630 with the noise of children running up and down and screaming from the room above (went on for a two hour period, without staff intervention). Bed was uncomfortable- could feel the join of the beds and not a pleasant nights sleep. Tv is tired and dated - no ability to watch Netflix or other apps - no mirror casting or similar feature, especially from IOS devices. Attempts to delivery a cot from 1000, to the room, where there was just a husband and wife staying. No room service menus. Had to contact reception dialing in from outside, using mobile phone. Would not recommend! In fact I’d discourage customers!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Weedeba wrote a review 11 Feb
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
Last minute trip, hastily booked direct with the hotel (on-line). Inadvertently booked the wrong dates, I discovered this at check-in. Reception just cancelled the orignal book, rebooked for the correct dates, no hassle (luckily I had booked directly with the hotel). The whole experience was very smooth. Was upgraded to a suite, which was huge! With a double balcony. Bars and restaurants on side were great. I hope I get the chance to return one day. Loved it!
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Weedeba, Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel Realm and for taking the time to leave your outstanding review. We are thrilled to hear that all aspects of you stay were enjoyable. Specifically the check in process, the upgraded room and the quick thinking of our Reception Staff. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our Front Office Team and our Restaurants staff, who will be excited to know that you loved your time at the hotel. We cannot wait to welcome you back to Hotel Realm! Warm regards, Edward Guest Experience Supervisor
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John B wrote a review 11 Feb
Moruya, Australia2 contributions
Great room, bed very comfy, staff were excellent, took our luggage to our room, complementary champagne, excellent breakfast & dinner in the restaurant, parking great. The gym is amazing & the pool looks fantastic although we didnt have time to use it. This was our 2nd stay & will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear U3625TKjohnb, Thank you for choosing your stay at The Hotel Realm and taking out time to review us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay experience with us and had comfortable stay. We are glad that the staff was able to showcase their excellent customer service to ensure the exprience is great. We look forward welcoming you back for another excellent stay with us ! Warm Regards, Jasjeet Assistant Front Office Manager
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Dominic L wrote a review 4 Feb
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Great location and great service. Ample Parking and close to city center. Check in and out was a breeze. Even allowed us to check out late and to experience the amenities. Did my next booking on spot and gave us a good price.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear A3091XWdominicl, Thank you for choosing your stay at The Hotel Realm and taking out time to review us. We are extremely glad to hear that you enjoyed your time during your stay experience with us as this is what we strive for. We are glad to hear that the team was able to extend the departure time making sure you could enjoy the facilities in the precinct. We look forward welcoming you back through the doors of The Hotel Realm for another great stay with us ! Warm Regards, Jasjeet Assistant Front Office Manager
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KathyGong wrote a review 4 Feb
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
Very clean hotel and smell so nice while you walk into the foyer and hotel room. Excellent guest services by Lamita, she introduced services at hotel, also recommended few places that we can go with kids.
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Dear KathyGong, Thank you for choosing your stay at The Hotel Realm and taking out time to review us. We are pleased to hear such a positive feedback regarding your stay experience with us as this is what we strive for. We are glad to hear that even the kids enjoyed their stay. Lamita is certainly an asset to our team and your kind words will be shared with the team. We would love to welcome you back through the doors of The Hotel Realm for a excellent stay experience with us ! Warm Regards, Jasjeet Assistant Front Office Manager
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Anna B wrote a review Jan 2024
Sydney, Australia9 contributions3 helpful votes
loved the hotel, rooms, amenities and location are excellent. the breakfast was good although we wish it had been buffet style. the pool and gym are fantastic. we stayed in a suite as there was a special offer for this and it was really spacious and well appointed with a view of parliament house.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear annabL9331EX, Thank you for choosing your stay at The Hotel Realm and taking out time to review us. We are thrilled to hear such a positive feedback regarding your stay experience with us as this is what we strive for. We are glad the you were able to enjoy the precinct facilities. Your feedback is really important to us in order to have improvements and assure this will be shared with the restaurant as well. We would love to welcome you back through the doors of The Hotel Realm for another excellent stay with us ! Warm Regards, Jasjeet Hotel Duty Manager
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timO314SO wrote a review Jan 2024
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Don’t was your money. Better hotels in Canberra that are cheaper and so much nicer. The carpet shower and furniture was disgusting I had to wear shoes cause the carpet was just so gross in the executive suites. Do not stay here. Needs a full reno. Its 12 years old and the tvs can’t even stream or have netflix.
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Dear timO314SO, Thank you for choosing your stay at The Hotel Realm and taking out time to review us. We are really disappointed to hear that your stay experience was unsatisfactory. We would love to inform you that we have refurbishments going in the precinct to ensures all the rooms are getting upgrade to give the guest the best experience. Your feedback is really very important to us and assure this will be shared with the relevant departments for developments and improvements. We hope you would give us another chance in future where we could deliver a excellent stay experience ! Warm Regards, Jasjeet Hotel Duty Manager
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bsimpson2022 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Excellent location, facilities and dining options. I would happily stay again. The staff are friendly and the pool facilities are brilliant. I have stayed at the Hotel on a number of occasion and they are extremely consistent.
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Dear bsimpson2022, Thank you for choosing your stay at The Hotel Realm and taking out time to review us. We are pleased to hear such a positive from our return guests as this is what we strive for. We would also like to thank you for being a loyal customer to us and giving us opportunity to always making your stay experience great. Your kind words will be shared with team to keep them motivated to deliver excellent customer service. We would love to welcome you back through the doors of The Hotel Realm ! Warm Regards, Jasjeet Hotel Duty Manager
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Sebastian L wrote a review Jan 2024
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I had a positive experience at the hotel overall. The night manager was excellent, ensuring a smooth check-in process, and the room was impeccably clean. Edward from the concierge was attentive and provided great assistance. Unfortunately, the restaurant experience was marred by a rude manager who made us wait, placed us at a high bar stool table despite having a 3-year-old, failed to greet us, and got our coffees order wrong, the list goes on. I'd recommend the hotel overall, but caution against the breakfast option at Ostani bar in the hotel. There are better cafes nearby, such as Maple + Cove, just a 5-minute walk away.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: I had a positive experience at the hotel overall. Stay clear of the restaurant at the hotel.
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Dear sebastianlP8962QF, Thank you for choosing your stay at The Hotel Realm and taking out time to review us. We happy to hear that your overall stay experience was great and the team was able to assist you throughout your stay. Edward is certainly an asset to our team and your kind words will be shared with him. On the other hand we do apologise for the unsatisfactory experience you had at the restaurant and we sincerely apologise for this ensuring your feedback will be passed on to the relevant departments for future developments and improvements in order to provide a excellent experience. We would love to welcome you back through the doors of The Hotel Realm for a overall excellent stay experience ! Warm Regards, Jasjeet Hotel Duty Manager
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clairejobe wrote a review Jan 2024
Sydney, Australia1 contribution2 helpful votes
Wonderful Family Room and kitchen / laundry amenities. Beautiful big rooms and bathrooms. Kids had a blast. Used the lap pool. Other guests didn’t seem bothered by the kids and they behaved with the appropriate lap pool etiquette. Shame it doesn’t have an outdoor pool.
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Dear clairejobe, Thank you for choosing your stay at The Hotel Realm and taking out time to review us. We are thrilled to hear such a positive feedback regarding your stay experience with us. We are glad to hear that the kids enjoyed the precinct facilities and their time at the hotel as this is what we strive for. We would love to welcome you back through the doors of The Hotel Realm for another excellent stay experience with us ! Warm Regards, Jasjeet Hotel Duty Manager
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AU$218 - AU$305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Realm
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Realm?
Nearby attractions include Museum of Australian Democracy (1.1 km), Parliament House (0.9 km), and Canberra Glassworks (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Realm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Realm?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Realm?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Realm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pomegranate, Chairman & Yip, and Morks.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Realm?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Realm?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Realm offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Realm?
Many travellers enjoy visiting National Archives of Australia (0.8 km), Calthorpes' House (1.9 km), and Mugga-Mugga Cottage (4.6 km).
Is Hotel Realm accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.