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Practically Lakeside B&B

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We recently had a short break in Canberra and decided we liked the sound of Practically Lakeside rather than stay at a commercial hotel. We were not disappointed and enjoyed all the comforts of home in our large room with comfy king bed and ensuite. We took our own bikes even though Chris could supply if required and had fun...

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

It was indeed a pleasure meeting you both and knowing that you enjoyed your time in Canberra. This city has some of the best cycle paths and access for cyclists in the world. We're delighted that an increasing number of our guests are taking advantage of our proximity to Lake Burley Griffin, tourist attractions and cafes and in the process...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We had such a lovely relaxing stay at Practically Lakeside. The accommodation is private with its own entrance. The bedroom/lounge room is light and airy with big windows looking over the garden. The king bed is very comfortable as are the two arm chairs. The bathroom is large with everything in it you may need and the shower is 5...

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback about your stay. It was a pleasure meeting you both. We're so pleased you enjoyed your time in Canberra. We enjoyed our chats about travel films and families over afternoon tea under the oak tree. We hope that you have a great time in Italy in the coming months. Wishing you many more wonderful...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our Canberra weekend. The accommodation was perfect, comfortable an terrific location. Every detail considered to make you feel at home and to help you consider Canberra your brief new home. Local maps and info, flowers, port and chocolates, to name a few touches. Option to have scrumptious home made alfresco breakfast, which we were glad we did...

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide such positive feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your weekend in Canberra and your stay at Practically Lakeside B&B. We really enjoyed meeting you and, in particular our chats about musical theatre and travel. We hope that you will return and enjoy more of what this wonderful city has on offer.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We recently had a mini break in Canberra and quite by chance came across Practically Lakeside as a drop down menu as we searched the internet. If you enjoy; graceful surroundings in a tree lined street, the option of indoor/outdoor dining, spacious interiors, hearing butterflies float by(it's that quiet), simply scrumptious breakfasts and the hospitality of two of the nicest...

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. "People make all the difference" is a very apt saying in our business. Our guests are predominantly people who enjoy pleasant under-stated surroundings and who prefer operating in a quieter natural environment. Our B&B has the advantage of being located in a very quiet suburban street close to the the lake, parklands,CBD and major...

Sydney
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Chris and Luba immediately made us feel at home and we delighted in the personal and thoughtful touches-fresh flowers everywhere, choice of different breads at breakfast (with Vegemite available!) and many more.

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and the complimentary comments you left in our Guest book on January 7th. We really enjoyed meeting you and look forward to seeing you again.

Greater Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Luba and Chris were warm and welcoming hosts. We loved the area of Yarralumla and Canberra as a whole. The accommodation was very comfortable and we particularly enjoyed sitting on the tranquil deck surrounded by birdlife.

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

We are pleased that you found our B&B to be comfortable and relaxing. The self-catering arrangement we negotiated allowed us to go away for a few days over Christmas while our friends stayed and assisted as required. The dining room and deck are marvellous places for entertaining and allowed you space and privacy to share meals with your two sons...

Kailua, Hawaii
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Room is ample size and well-kept with lots of light to let in the beautiful surroundings. Cockatoos and parrots appeared on the bird feeder right in front of us! We woke up to magpies' melodies. Chris and Luba were excellent hosts. Breakfast was wonderful. And we enjoyed using their bikes to ride around the lake and park nearby, sighting kangaroos...

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We're so pleased that you encounted good weather during your stay and managed to see Canberra at it's best. The attractions and activities you chose gave you a wonderful insight into the wonderful array of both cultural treats and outdoor pursuits. It was great that you managed to have...

Busselton, Australia
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Although "Practically Lakeside" was not as central as we had expected, we found it easy to master the public transport which led everywhere we needed to go (thanks for the timetables printed by our hosts!) Yarralumla is a beautiful leafy quiet suburb and we were very impressed with the roominess of this b and b. Lovely gardens completed the serenity....

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about Practically Lakeside B&B. We were very impressed with your adventurous spirit and your willingness to use the bicycles and our public transport during your stay. Despite the intermittent rain, you were able sample many of Canberra's delights including outdoor attractions such as the National Arboretum, National Zoo & Aquarium...

Mt Beauty
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We had 2 lovely nights in this most comfortable B&B. Chris and Luba are there for you if needed, but otherwise would not know they were in the same house. Very private and beautifully furnished with lots of little "extra's" to make you feel very much at home. Fresh flowers in every room, even the bathroom, very spacious rooms with...

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

What a recommendation! Thank you so much for that very comprehensive & complimentary review of Practically Lakeside B&B. It is refreshing when guests appreciate the small things such as the flowers and being able to sit out on the deck with a glass of wine. Our location is extremely quiet yet near the Parliamentary triangle and major attractions. We are...

Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 12 October 2015

We received a warm and friendly reception at this pretty and convenient B & B where we spent 6 nights. We were able to explore the beautiful local area on foot or bicycle and the accommodation was very cosy and well equipped for all our needs. We would like to return sometime

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Thank you for your review of Practically Lakeside. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay.. Even though our B&B is right in the middle of Canberra and very close to the major attractions, many guests still prefer to hire a car unless they are confident bicycle riders. Public tansport runs less frequently on weekends as you discovered. It was great...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Paradise for cyclists. Near wonderful cycle paths on the lake's edge. Enjoy superior quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation & privacy in a quiet, tree-lined street in central Canberra. Near tourist attractions, Manuka & Kingston cafes & Parliamentary triangle, this beautiful B&B is located in the historic, lakeside suburb of Yarralumla, it is near the CBD, Turner from the Tate exhibition at the NGA, Weston Park, John James and Canberra Hospitals & popular outdoor cafes. Ideal for those who enjoy serious or gentle exercise, those interested in golfing, ornithology, photography, horticulture or for those who just enjoy a comfortable, tranquil environment. Be "Actively Lakeside" by taking advantage of our close proximity to Lake Burley Griffin to walk, run or cycle to major attractions. Bikes & kayaks are available at no cost. We are close to the marshaling area for marathons/cycling events, AIS Rowing course, inter-school regattas, Hot Air Balloon rides, Canberra Olympic, Manuka and Phillip Pools, tennis courts as well as the Royal Canberra Golf Course and Canberra Yacht Club. The room has both ducted & Nobo panel heating, ceiling fan, air conditioner, TV/DVD/radio & desk for computer /work materials. Free WiFi / broadband/cable internet is available. The adjoining dining room has a microwave, toaster, kettle & refrigerator, crockery & cutlery and a wide selection of teas & coffee. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Practically Lakeside B&B

Address: 14 Turner Pl | Yarralumla, Canberra 2600, Australia
Region: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Price Range: ₹ 8,828 - ₹ 9,837 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
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“There is only one room.”
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“There is only one room in this B&B which makes it lovely and quiet.”
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“Free parking, free wi-fi, delicious breakfast, home made muesli”
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“Accommodation is nice as it is private and ideally suits one couple. (Flexible to include a third guest and/or child in adjoining room.)”
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