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Chester, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good sized rooms, well appointed with good linen and towels, comfortable bed and good shower. Bar and Fellows restaurant good value, bar range excellent and restaurant menu limited but very reasonable. This is an excellent place to stay to see the main attractions in Canberra.

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Michael Z, Guest Relations Manager at University House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you to the House on your next visit to Canberra. Kind regards, Michael Zaja More 

Canberra, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just came from the U.S. and am very jetlagged. I just want to sleep, but they have bagpipes playing a gig here. They also, simultaneously, have a function that has a rock band playing. Both of these are really loud. I have earplugs, but there is no way to sleep. They have no rooms available away from the function.... More 

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Thank justdontgo
Michael Z, Guest Relations Manager at University House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. I apologize for the noise generated from our Function Centers causing a disruption to your sleep. We had an annual function which was held at the House, unfortunately it was when you just checked in. Not being able to room move you, I understand, compounded the problem. I apologies once again on behalf... More 

Sydney
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32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly not flash, but University House provides convenient and reasonably-priced accommodation for people attending events at ANU. Everything one needs for a one- or two-night stay is provided, including free wi-fi, a small fridge, tea-making facilities, and free parking.

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Thank GenkiBoy
Michael Z, Guest Relations Manager at University House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review. University House is a heritage listed hotel with plans already in place for upgrades in the future. We look forward to welcoming you back to the House on your next visit. Kind regards, Michael More 

Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Its really inside ANU, so if you are visiting the university its the best place. Quiet and calm. Good enough rooms and service. Close to the city centre too. Have to book early, because it get book quickly.

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Thank Dilmi85
Michael Z, Guest Relations Manager at University House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the House on your next visit. Kind regards, Michael More 

Lismore, Australia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Handy to city. Assured parking. Location of room within Uni grounds, gardens and quiet. There is a trolley to tote your stuff to the door. Huge lounge, separate bedroom, old fashioned bathroom with large bath. Bar frig, no microwave. Hot water not so hot, never used the cold tap! Heating a large space was hard. One lamp in bedroom, I... More 

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Michael Z, Guest Relations Manager at University House, responded to this review

Dear Cathy, Thank you for your mainly positive review. The hot water is a gravity fed system which at times when there is heavy usage hot water takes some time to flow. We are currently looking into this as part of our Heritage upgrade. I apologize for the broken light stem, I have brought this to the attention of the... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Simple warm single room with shared bathroom. Functional university style accommodation but WiFi below standards. Met basic needs but not really for the business traveller. Room down a long corridor but parking easy to get to.

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Thank Chris_Haml
Michael Z, Guest Relations Manager at University House, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Thank you for your review. We have recently upgraded our Wifi coverage and have received positive reviews from our guest. I will investigate the area that you were accommodated, I am sorry the coverage was below your expectations. Kind regards, Michael Zaja More 

Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I booked a suite with balcony.I had a beautiful view . The room is huge but I have to leave after 2 nights to go in another hotel. It is hygienic and clean but I am dustallergic person and there are everywhere carpets and wooden shelves and it is too dusty still for me..in the carpets. I can imagine it... More 

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Thank 202christina
Michael Z, Guest Relations Manager at University House, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. I am sorry you need to check out due being dust-allergic. University House is a Heritage listed property and your room was huge I agree. Kind regards, Michael Zaja More 

Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Good place good basic food - a bit hit and miss at times in the hot buffet style - European mostly - bar is good lots space inside and outside - a nice summer day under trees and few drinks and chips - Usual good university Spot - but university house itself is upstairs and is a great ambience -... More 

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Michael Z, Guest Relations Manager at University House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review. We look forward to welcoming you to the House on your next visit. Kind regards, Michael Zaja More 

Newcastle, Australia
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

One of my four children study at ANU and I've stayed at various places when visiting him. Now that I've found University House, I don't stay anywhere else. The front desk staff always listen to my request for a quieter room and I enjoy the luxury of the relatively large, spacious rooms. There are often functions over the weekends so... More 

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Thank Kaiviti57
Michael Z, Front Office Manager at University House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review and good to know that you will be back. We look forward to welcoming you back to the House on your next visit. Kind regards Michael Z More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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223 reviews
165 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

University House is fairly close to the city centre and much better pricing than most/all self contained options close to the city centre, so that makes it a winner. Though there are a couple of drawbacks hence the 3 out of 5 rating. Everything in my room worked though it's fair to say that getting the balance of hot/cold water... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about University House

Address: Cnr Balmain Cr & Liversidge St | Australian National University, Canberra 2601, Australia
Region: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Price Range: ₹ 5,671 - ₹ 7,545 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — University House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 105
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“Ask for a ground floor if not too mobile there are no lifts.”
 of 5 bubbles MattyOakmere, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“suite with balcony and upstairs .I was at the 3rd floor”
 of 5 bubbles 202christina, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you have trouble with stairs ask for ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles gaylep154, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“request garden facing room otherwise you can look onto the car park.”
 of 5 bubbles spr0gd0g, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Various styels of room so best to talk to them as to what suits you best.”
 of 5 bubbles kevinkJ474VM, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
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