Where the locals recommend you stay

Where the locals recommend you stay

From pillow menus to dining with a tiger, hotels in Canberran offer more than just a place to lay your head.

Whether you're looking to celebrate a special occasion, enjoying a couples getaway with everything at your doorstep, or planning a stay in the city for the whole family, these recommendations have your accommodation sorted. 

  1. For special occasions

    Little George

    Set high above the hill overlooking Lake George Winery you'll find the aptly name tiny house, Little George. With everything you need and nothing more, this sustainable mini home is surrounded by the best flavours of the capital region. Take a short walk through the vines to free wine tastings at Lake George Winery and Lerida Estate

    Little George is pet-friendly so your pooch can enjoy the weekend away too. Lace-up your shoes and take a sunset stroll up the mountain for the ultimate view across the rolling hills. Why not take a bottle up and raise a glass to cheers to Sarah McDougall of Lake George Winery, who took home best owner/operator at the 2019 Australian Women in Wine Awards? 

  2. The Farmhouse

    With 360 degree views of unspoilt bushland on the Great Dividing Range, The Farmhouse is a delightful place for a tranquil country getaway. With plenty of room for 16 people, this home away from home is great for family gatherings to mark a special occasion.

    Stroll the acres in quiet peace or explore the local towns of Braidwood and Bungendore. Home to galleries, craftsmen's shops, restaurants and bike trails, the nearby towns will keep the whole family entertained. 

  3. Jamala Wildlife Lodge

    Sleep beside a lions' den or in a treehouse neighbouring some friendly giraffes at Jamala Wildlife Lodge. Located within the grounds of the National Zoo and Aquarium, Jamala boasts five-star accommodation complete with interactive animal experiences.

    Enjoy exclusive zoo tours that encounter some of the zoo’s rarest, largest and most dangerous inhabitants. Fine dining is included in any stay with sunset canapés and drinks, gourmet African-inspired dinner and a freshly prepared breakfast to feast on.

     

  4. For the couple's getaway where everything is at your doorstep

    Midnight Hotel

    Expect exceptional service and high design at Midnight Hotel. Featuring bold artworks and spacious rooms, guests at the hotel also have access to a complete wellness centre that includes a 20m lap pool, two fully equipped gyms, a sauna and pool deck with private cabana seating.

    Perfectly positioned in the melting pot of design, culture, food and fashion that is Braddon, enjoy a date night at nearby Lonsdale St. Dine at local eateries, explore boutique shops and snap a selfie at the famous rainbow roundabout.

  5. Ovolo Nishi

    Step into Ovolo Nishi and enter a world of perfectly designed bliss. A collaboration between many artists, makers and designers, the decor at Ovolo Nishi celebrates sustainability and the Australian aesthetic. Admire the clay walls that purify the air, the restored oak beds, and secret garden of salvaged, rare Tasmanian ferns.

    Nestled in the heart of NewActon, enjoy artistic sculptures dotted throughout this inner-city area before catching a flick at the independent Palace Electric cinema. See local masterpieces at the Nishi Gallery or indulge in a meal at one of the many bespoke eateries that fill the nearby courtyards. 

  6. Deco Hotel

    With intriguing paintings and abstract sculptures that make an impact, Deco Hotel Canberra offers the perfect mix of relaxing charm and casual elegance. These generously-sized apartments hero sunlight and privacy, not to mention they have an extensive amount of USB points - you'll never have a low battery again. 

    Located nearby a Light Rail stop, hopping into the city or Braddon is an easy five-minute trip. Or jump in the car and discover the family-friendly Gold Creek Village, home to Cockington Green Gardens and the National Dinosaur Museum, just a short ten-minute drive away.

  7. Novotel Canberra

    Novotel Canberra has everything you need to make your holiday the perfect mix of relaxing and exciting. Relax and recharge with a dip in the indoor heated pool, spa and sauna or roll out a mat for a stretching session courtesy of the complimentary in-room yoga channel. 

    Look out over the city from your room and enjoy easy access to all corners of Canberra thanks to the nearby public transport interchange. Soak up some art at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, take a spin on a historic merry-go-round or find your new favourite outfit at the Canberra Centre, all within walking distance of the hotel. 

  8. Canberra Tourist Park

    Located just 10-minutes from the city centre and offering a wide range of amenities, Canberra Tourist Park has everything you need for a convenient campervan or camping escape. Choose from a combination of drive-through, back in, and grass sites, as well as 7 'Big Rig' sites. With all sites featuring power and water, there's also a modern camp kitchen, laundry and free WiFi access for guests. 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Canberra and Region Visitors Centre

The knowledgable staff and volunteers at the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre know everything there is to see, do, eat and explore in the territory and the surrounding region. A visit to the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre will ensure your holiday to Canberra is full of one good thing after another.