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Mercure Canberra

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Courtyard Gardens
Superior Room
Puppy enjoys pet friendly room at Mercure Canberra
Superior Room
Superior twin
Loft ROom
Loft Room
Mercure Canberra - Front
Courtyard Gardens
Superior Room
Puppy enjoys pet friendly room at Mercure Canberra


Opening in 1927 as the Hotel Ainslie, the Mercure Canberra is steeped in history. Listed on the Register of the National Estate, the hotel plays a significant role in the development of the city itself and Canberra’s community identity.

Centrally located in Braddon and ample onsite above-ground parking, the Mercure Canberra is the perfect base.

While maintaining many original features, the hotel embraces the need for 21st-century comforts to ensure you feel welcome and have an enjoyable stay. The 129 guest rooms are well-appointed and have been decorated in keeping with the heritage style of the building.

Guests have the option to dine at the onsite Courtyard Restaurant, serving a servery style breakfast in the morning. Guests can enjoy Bistro style meals from Olims Bar and Bistro, a favourite spot for hotel guests and locals to mingle, serving Craft Beers and Cider from their own Sydney Brewery.

Mercure Canberra's location is ideal, only 600 metres from the Australian War Memorial commemorating those who serve the country, both past and present. Most of Canberra’s National Attractions are within a 10-minute drive from the hotel, and the CBD is an easy 10-minute walk away and offers a wide range of cafes, bars and restaurants, and shops and a Dendy Movie Cinema.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 2254 reviews

“Unhappy at the Mercure, Canberra. Very disappointed.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2w ago by Chris M

The room is clean but the bed linen appeared not to be changed from the previous occupant as the base sheet was quite creased and not of fresh appearance or texture. The bed appeared made however...

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“Delightful and quaint”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by 268nigeld

Cons - 1. the hotel is a little tired and dated, but clean and I suppose could be described as rustic. 2. the main dining area does not match the ambiance of the rest of the hotel...

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“Only a few blocks from the city. Lovely staff. Missing good coffee.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2mos ago by cameron h

My husband and I stayed in a loft room. The room was well furnished, with a table, work desk, couch, upstairs bathroom with a soak tub and queen bed. This room is not for anyone with problems with...

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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Baggage Holding Room
  • Bar
  • Carpark
  • Conference/Function Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Non Smoking
  • Open Fireplace
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Point