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“The Canberra of my childhood” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brassey Hotel
Ranked #25 of 58 Hotels in Canberra
Gold Coast
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47 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“The Canberra of my childhood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

As a boy growing up in Canberra, the Brassey is a trip down memory lane. It has the look and feel of Canberra 40 years ago. An 'old fashioned' hotel in many ways with some squeaky floors in the passage way. Great for work, near Parliament, Manuka and Civic. Very clean room, very comfortable. Very good value and much more soul that shiny lifeless hotels nearby. Breakfast service a little slow though the food was fine. An easy choice and my next stay will be here.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

I can't understand all the bad reviews. I just spent the weekend in this charming motel, yes it is a bit dated but, the rooms were large and clean, the staff were very helpful and welcoming and it's just a short walk to lots of Canberra's activities and restaurants.Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank judy e
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

This is my second visit. As a mum with child it is a friendly, helpful place with well sized rooms and well placed to visit question or eat at Manuka shops

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank Lyn N
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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282 reviews
72 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

My traveling companion picked the Brassey and I was very nervous after reading the reviews. However, I believe it is a delightful place in a lovely setting. It is a historic hotel so it is older but I think that makes it even more charming. Our room was large and well appointed. We walked from the hotel along the lake front to the National Art Gallery (20 minute walk) and then on the National Portrait Gallery. . Franklin street with its restauant and shops is only a short drive away. The whole experience was terrific.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Woy Woy, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

I travelled by train with my 84 year old mother, I was a bit reserved as I had read the reports of staff members being rude. We did not find any of this, we were treated courteously, and a staff member even carried my mum's bag up the stairs for her. I loved the size of the room, a twin share, the bathroom was also a good size. One thing I did not think of, was to ask for a ground floor room, maybe none of the ground floors were twins, it was a bit of a walk for my mum up 3 flights of stairs. We were lucky even though the shower was over the bath it was low enough for mum to still get it in, so not a problem. This was entirely my fault as I did not ask in the first place, but we still managed. If travelling with elderly people I would call a taxi to go to Parliament House, it is a lot further than it looks, especially when you have to walk around when you get there. Ok for the young and fit. We caught a taxi each time after this, each trip I paid $10, had five trips, including to and from the station, so it was still cheaper than hiring a car. It is a 15 minute slow stroll to Kingston shops, and a short walk down the the water, it was beautiful in the evening. We both liked the decor, felt it went with the hotel, lovely little sitting rooms with verandas around the place. The breakfast was good, the pancakes lovely, fruit was also nice. The usual eggs bacon, toast, were also good. I would stay there again, and our experience of Canberra and the Renaissance Exhibition was wonderful.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Brassey Hotel
Address: Belmore Gardens & Macquarie St | Barton, Canberra 2600, Australia
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Region: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 58 Hotels in Canberra
Price range (per night): $107 - $245
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Brassey Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the footsteps of the Parliamentary Triangle, the Brassey Hotel is set on two and a half acres of manicured gardens and lawns. This 1920's hotel has old world charm with all the comforts of a quality property. Positioned within Canberra's most prestigious suburb of Barton, you will be a short stroll from all the iconic attractions including Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Library, Old Parliament House and Lake Burley Griffin. The Brassey Hotel is metres from the Realm Precinct where guests can access a variety of dining options including chef hatted fine dining, Japanese cuisine, wholefoods café, bars, oven-fired pizza and tapas lounge, Mediterranean cuisine and high tea ... more   less 
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