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“a great weekend”
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Brassey Hotel
Ranked #24 of 57 Hotels in Canberra
wollongong
2 reviews
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“a great weekend”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

I can't understand all the bad reviews. I just spent the weekend in this charming motel, yes it is a bit dated but, the rooms were large and clean, the staff were very helpful and welcoming and it's just a short walk to lots of Canberra's activities and restaurants.Would definitely stay here again.

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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

This is my second visit. As a mum with child it is a friendly, helpful place with well sized rooms and well placed to visit question or eat at Manuka shops

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2012

My traveling companion picked the Brassey and I was very nervous after reading the reviews. However, I believe it is a delightful place in a lovely setting. It is a historic hotel so it is older but I think that makes it even more charming. Our room was large and well appointed. We walked from the hotel along the lake front to the National Art Gallery (20 minute walk) and then on the National Portrait Gallery. . Franklin street with its restauant and shops is only a short drive away. The whole experience was terrific.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Woy Woy, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2012

I travelled by train with my 84 year old mother, I was a bit reserved as I had read the reports of staff members being rude. We did not find any of this, we were treated courteously, and a staff member even carried my mum's bag up the stairs for her. I loved the size of the room, a twin share, the bathroom was also a good size. One thing I did not think of, was to ask for a ground floor room, maybe none of the ground floors were twins, it was a bit of a walk for my mum up 3 flights of stairs. We were lucky even though the shower was over the bath it was low enough for mum to still get it in, so not a problem. This was entirely my fault as I did not ask in the first place, but we still managed. If travelling with elderly people I would call a taxi to go to Parliament House, it is a lot further than it looks, especially when you have to walk around when you get there. Ok for the young and fit. We caught a taxi each time after this, each trip I paid $10, had five trips, including to and from the station, so it was still cheaper than hiring a car. It is a 15 minute slow stroll to Kingston shops, and a short walk down the the water, it was beautiful in the evening. We both liked the decor, felt it went with the hotel, lovely little sitting rooms with verandas around the place. The breakfast was good, the pancakes lovely, fruit was also nice. The usual eggs bacon, toast, were also good. I would stay there again, and our experience of Canberra and the Renaissance Exhibition was wonderful.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

Despite the fact there was a large wedding in the venue the night of our stay, our room was very quiet. We faced a garden so no view to speak of. While this is a hotel clearly built in the early days of the establishment of Canberra with some atmosphere of those times remaining, the overall effect somehow just misses.
Our room was large but curiously laid out, with a SMALL screen TV a very long way from the bed. Until that problem is dealt with the hotel is in real danger of falling into the 3 and a half star category. The hotel advertising says it is a short walk from the National Art Gallery, Manuka shops and restaurants, and other major destinations. Short is in fact about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on your age and shoes.

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Mark S, Manager at Brassey Hotel, responded to this review, 31 May 2012
Thanks for your comments. Just to set the record straight, The Brassey is one of two hotels that are closest to the National Gallery of Australia. Walking times from The Brassey to the NGA ..15 minutes, to Kingston 7 minutes and to Manuka 13 minutes. These time are based on my Mum's walking pace.... she is 84.
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mark@brassey.net.au
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Additional Information about Brassey Hotel

Property: Brassey Hotel
Address: Belmore Gardens & Macquarie St | Barton, Canberra 2600, Australia
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Region: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 57 Hotels in Canberra
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,824 - ₹ 11,240
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Brassey Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the footsteps of the Parliamentary Triangle, the Brassey Hotel is set on two and a half acres of manicured gardens and lawns. This 1920’s hotel has old world charm with all the comforts of a quality property, with a range of accommodation options. Each room offers complimentary WiFi, reverse air-conditioning, writing desk and Foxtel. Positioned within one of Canberra’s most prestigious suburbs of Barton, you will be a short stroll from all the iconic attractions including Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Library, Old Parliament House and Lake Burley Griffin. The Brassey Hotel is metres from the Realm Precinct which allows guests to partake in all of the amenities afforded by the 5 Star Hotel Realm. The Precinct offers a range of dining options, including French restaurant Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar, the casual Ostani Lounge, Bar & Restaurant, chef-hatted Japanese restaurant LiloTang, Cantonese fine-dining restaurant, The Chairman & Yip, and casual cafes Maple + Clove and Ritual, as well as a gym, spa, indoor pool, hairdresser and conferencing facilities, all with complimentary Wi-FI. The precinct also offers a state-of-the-art gym and day spa, opened in 2017. Hale Gym + Spa has the latest Technogym equipment and casual yoga, Pilates, spin and boxing classes. Hale Spa is Canberra's latest wellness destination, offering a sanctuary for the body and mind. ... more   less 
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