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Little National Hotel

21 National Circuit, Canberra 2600 Australia
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#5 of 61 hotels in Canberra
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Comprising of 120 rooms, this hotel offers affordable luxury to all in an efficient space that requires no compromises. Conceived for the business, conference and leisure guest who demands smart luxury and high amenity in a super-prime location, at a rate that allows for greater enjoyment of the facilities offered by Realm Precinct, including fine dining restaurants, a casual lounge bar, wholefoods café, health club, hair salon, day spa and indoor heated pool. Each of the Little National Hotel rooms include all the amenities of a 5 star hotel delivered in a well-considered room featuring super-king size bed, wall-to-wall window, luxurious bathroom with rain shower and amenities, large HD Smart televisions, play-your-own smart devices direct, mood lighting, in-room safe, bar refrigerator, mini bar and free high-speed WiFi. Public guest areas consisting of the hotel library and lounge augment the experience of the rooms. The spatial layout of these areas has been designed to allow for various modes of use, from interaction with friends or other guests, to finding a quiet private space to work from or relax. The Realm Precinct offers a range of dining options, including French restaurant Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar, the casual Ostani Lounge, Bar & Restaurant, chef-hatted Japanese restaurant LiloTang, 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.
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Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Iron
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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JamfordFamily wrote a review 14 Feb
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This is possibly my fifth or sixth visit to the LN in Canberra. Stays are always restful. As always the rooms are small yet comfortable and encourage guests to use the excellent lounge or business facilities. And let's not forget the honesty-system bar and bar snacks on offer too. Yes let's not overlook the fact there are two massive buildings being constructed next to the hotel - but I did not hear any noise at all from this activity
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Date of stay: February 2024
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DuncJohn wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom235 contributions118 helpful votes
Stayed there a few times. Good value and understand small room. Good amenities in the room. Not likely to return.Major building works adjacent to hotel. Drainage smells in room. Mattress needs replacing.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Paddo, Thank you for taking the time to review. I will get the drainage and the mattress checked in the room you stayed in. Our mattresses are constantly being checked and replaced as required. Please fee free to contact us directly on your next visit and we can allocate you a room in a quite area. Kind regards Guest Services
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peppercorn2024 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Loved our stay at Little National. The location is lovely and convenient, with plenty of secure parking. The staff were friendly and very welcoming and our room was comfortable and peaceful. There are also a number of great eating option just minutes from the Hotel.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. I hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future. Regards Guest Services
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melissareddy73 wrote a review Jan 2024
Canberra, Australia1 contribution
Little National is my “go to” when I need a “Staycation” and some R&R. It gives me the opportunity to enjoy a peaceful time in a relaxing environment with everything I need right there. It is located in such a lovely area of Canberra, close to the lake, parks and great restaurants. Staff are friendly and helpful.
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi Melissa, Thank you for visiting us again and sharing this valuable feedback. We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Regards Michelle - Front Office Manager
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arim332024 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Overall very impressed. Our only criticism would be the mattress quality, way too soft for comfort. That aside, I would definitely recommend. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Very conveniently located, only a short walk to Parliament House.
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi Arim, Thank you for your review. Yes our mattress our soft which don't suit everyone as a personal preference. I hope we will be able to welcome you back to the hotel in the future. Regards Guest Services.
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Yellow H wrote a review Jan 2024
Melbourne, Australia64 contributions12 helpful votes
Good location, luxurious bedding and fittings, parking available but everything in ACT seems accessible. They have a low impact customer service style that is available and discreet. The lounge was good to spread out in and have a drink outside your room while doing some work. The neighbouring DOMA hotels offer facilities you can use which was excellent. Better for single travellers but highly recommended either way.
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future. Regards Guest Services
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wm0ran wrote a review Nov 2023
Santa Rosa, California1 contribution
I contacted the property after seeing several reviews about the beds, they are soft which is my preference. I immediately booked after finding this out, and was not disappointed. I easily fell asleep each night of my stay. I hardly heard any noise during my stay, ear plugs were not needed. The blackout curtain was the best I have had in a hotel. One day around noon I closed the curtain without turning on a light, thankfully I had my cell phone so I could use the flashlight. Once closed it was pitch black!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 3 Dec 2023
Hi wm0ran Thank you for the great little review. We hope to welcome you back again soon for another memorable stay with is at LN. Warm regards Kathryn
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M8186UXjennyl wrote a review Nov 2023
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This hotel is in a great location for a Canberra stay. This is my second time staying here and this time the bed was way too soft for me and not good support for my back. On the weekend the attached coffee shop is closed which is a shame if you do not wish to venture further for a coffee or breakfast
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Responded 3 Dec 2023
Hi M8186Ujenny! Thank you for taking the time to leave a little review of your recent stay. Whilst Ritual is closed on the weekend, a short stroll away is Maple + Clove, a wholefoods cafe. Alternatively, a little further away is neighbouring Kingston and Manuka; full of cafes and restaurants. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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desofosa wrote a review Nov 2023
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Great location, wonderful staff...would appreciate an in-house restaurant..near by restaurant very expensive. Overall, great rooms and peaceful environment. Nearby great scenary places to visit. Walking distance to other interesting places
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 3 Dec 2023
Hi desofosa Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon. On a future trip, make sure you check out Med, our newest addition to the precinct tabling Eastern Meditteranean cuisine at a great price. Warm regards Kathryn
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Ian123456789 wrote a review Nov 2023
Belair, Australia76 contributions42 helpful votes
This should have been a four or five star review but ... - the slope of the bathroom floor channelled shower water out of the shower and into the bathroom creating a safety hazard with mopping required - I was not given a car par exit pass on checkout and had to reverse back down a very tight exit lane to get one - I was told parking was included but a parking charge appeared on my account - there was only one clothes hanger Apart from the problem with the slope of the floor these seem to be staff training issues. They sent me a survey at the start of my stay but didnt respond to the issues I raised in that.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 10 Nov 2023
Hi Ian, Thank you for your feedback. I am so sorry about the upset experience that you went through. The issues had been addressed to our maintenance team and our higher management team, we will follow it up. Thank you again for your stay, hope to welcome you back again soon. Regards, Guest Services
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AU$145 - AU$221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
120
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Frequently Asked Questions about Little National Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Little National Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Little National Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Little National Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Little National Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Little National Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Little National Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Little National Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Is Little National Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.