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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here in a family trip to visit museum and gallery exhibitions. The hotel is family-friendly and their family room (with a gallery 'floor') was great for our family of 4. The inclusive breakfast was good with a wide choice of food, only criticism is that the second sofa-bed was pretty uncomfortable. The building is heritage in style and has...

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Patina F, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear Facile_Review, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. I'm pleased to see that you had a great stay, and delighted to see that you are happy to recommend us. Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards Patina Farnham General Manager Mercure Canberra

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I used to stay at a more expensive hotel whenever i i visit Canberra. I stayed at Mercure Canberra on the 17th Feb just to try it out. Im totally surprised, the room maybe smaller but well suited for one person like me. Its comfortable, clean and most of all, the best shower. Its convenient and value for money. Rey

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Patina F, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear Rey, thank you so much for your great feedback. I'm delighted to see that you have found our hotel suitable for your needs and look forward to seeing you regularly in the future. Kind Regards Patina Farnham General Manager Mercure Canberra

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Have stayed here a couple of times, and both times I always feel transported back in time to a world where everything is made to last and everyone is made to feel special !!! The rooms are amazingly comfortable (it's a large hotel so you might get lost, so keep your map on you !!!!) They have a bar and...

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Patina F, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear melindahornby, thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful old hotel, and love to hear how much our guests enjoy the charm of the hotel. She turns 90 this year! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Patina Farnham General Manager Mercure Canberra

Regional NSW
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel was close to everything. Our room was quiet and very well appointed. The staff were lovely and very helpful. Breakfast was yummy with lots of choice. The gardens were lovely, beautifully maintained and very relaxing to sit in or just look at through the windows. There was plenty of parking. We look forward to staying there again.

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Dear Rosa G, thank you for sharing your great feedback with us. I'm delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay and had time to enjoy our beautiful gardens. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Patina Farnham General Manager Mercure Canberra

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The building is one of Canberra's original buildings and has been kept as close as possible to original, this leads to a little extra walking to the rooms but is part of the charm of the building.We stayed in a loft apartment which was equiped with a kitchenette and comfortable seating and dining facilities. Bedroom and ensuite on the upper...

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Dear John P, thanks for sharing your feedback with us. I'm pleased to see that you enjoyed the hotel and the dining options on offer. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel when you are next in Canberra. Kind Regards Patina Farnham General Manager Mercure Canberra

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had a week at Mercure, Canberra. We had a loft apartment, not too much room in the bedroom but enough for a case, plenty of wardrobe space & very good ensuite. Lounge, dining & kitchen is spacious and comfortable. Two televisions, fridge, microwave all new. Housekeeping was excellent. All staff were pleasant and friendly. Overall a very comfortable hotel.

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Patina F, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear Jim W, Thank you for your great feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Our loft rooms are really great, especially if you are staying a bit longer as they give you the room to spread out. We look forward to welcoming you back when you next return to Canberra! Kind Regards Patina Farnham General...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We last stayed in this hotel four years ago and I doubt that a single dollar has been spent on it other than to install car park barriers. We did not use the car park since there is more than enough parking available in the street next to the hotel. The room we were allocated was small with a bed,...

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Patina F, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear Jordie10, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. As a heritage listed hotel we have tried to maintain the feeling of the history, rather than change to modern furniture and fittings. We do appreciate that it is not a style that all guests like. We also have a few different options available for rooms. The standard room that...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 2 nights. First impressions were pretty grim! Found stairs and corridor ares very grubby and dirty- bannister rail was absolutely filthy - didn't even want to touch it! Corridors badly in need of painting/ cleaning. Had to pay for Wifi after 60mins(mine was waived after complaining) Also had to pay for car park.Staff fine. Didn't eat in hotel...

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Patina F, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear AnnaCh2013, I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. I have shared your comments with the housekeeping team to ensure they are keeping all areas of the hotel in tip top condition, and will follow up to find out what happened here. If you would like to discuss your feedback in more detail please...

Dalby, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Mecure Canberra to visit the Australian War Memorial, and was attracted by the close distance between both venues. Having the option of a buffet breakfast available was another selling point. The highlights of the Mecure are the friendly and helpful staff, both in reception, housekeeping and kitchen, the heritage features and decor of the hotel (love the...

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Patina F, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear neila288, thanks so much for your great review. We are delighted to see that you had a great stay. There if so much happening in Canberra this year, a trip to see Enlighten and the Balloon Festival in March could be just the excuse you need to return! See you again soon. Kind Regards Patina Farnham General Manager Mercure...

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good sized room at the back, good sleep. Decent breakfast. Bit of confusion about the WiFi rates. For the record: comes for free for an Accor member. One of these lovely Heritage hotels well preserved.

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Dear Peter D, thanks for sharing your feedback with us. I'm pleased to see that you had a good stay, and most importantly a good sleep! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards Patina Farnham General Manager Mercure Canberra

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Mercure Canberra, a part of Canberra's history Originally known as the Hotel Ainslie, Mercure Canberra was built to provide accommodation for public servants relocating to Canberra to support the transfer of the Commonwealth Parliament. It is one of eight remaining government built hotels or hostels from Canberra's first stage of development in the 1920s and is listed in the Register of the National Estate. Mercure Canberra is historically significant for its important role in the development of North Canberra and the forging of its community identity. While maintaining many original features, the hotel embraces the need for 21st century comforts to ensure you feel welcome and have an enjoyable stay. Our 129 guest rooms are well appointed and have been decorated in keeping with the heritage style of the building. Our Standard rooms are located in the Heritage wing, with the layout and style of room not changing from the hotels' original days. For those looking for a more modern layout, you may wish to select one of our Superior or Deluxe Loft rooms in the newer part of the building. Our guests have the option to dine at our onsite Courtyard Restaurant serving modern Australian cuisine in the evening and a choice of Continental or Buffet breakfast in the morning. Those looking for a more casual dining experience can enjoy Bistro style meals from our Olims Bar & Bistro, a favourite spot for hotel guests and locals to mingle, serving Craft Beers & Cider from our very own Lovedale Brewery Our location is ideal. 600m from the Australian War Memorial commemorating those who serve our country, both past and present. Most of Canberra's National Attractions are within 10 minutes' drive from the hotel and the CBD is and easy 10 minute walk away and offers a wide range of cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as shops and a Dendy Movie Cinema. Our team at Mercure Canberra look forward to making you feel welcome when you plan your next stay in beautiful Canberra, Australia ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mercure Canberra

Address: Corner of Ainslie and Limestone Avenue, Canberra 2612, Australia (Formerly Olims Hotel Canberra An All Seasons Hotel)
Region: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Price Range: ₹ 5,920 - ₹ 12,509 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Canberra 4*
Number of rooms: 129
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Also Known As:
Mercure Canberra Hotel Canberra
All Seasons Canberra
Canberra All Seasons
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Canberra
#7 Romantic Hotel in Canberra
#10 Business Hotel in Canberra
#18 Luxury Hotel in Canberra
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“Loft apartment if possible”
 of 5 bubbles B5767RVjohnp, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I believe all rooms have recently been refurbished”
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“Check it out on arrival before you commit fully.”
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“Highly recommend if travelling with a 4 legged friend”
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