US$101 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 19 Jun 2015 Check-out 20 Jun 2015

Canberra Rex Hotel

3 stars
View map of 150 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, Canberra, AC 2601

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
161 reviews
Great service

Easy to get to location, limited parking, great service from all the staff, met the hotel manager... See full review

  • KevinWasHere
  • 19 Feb 2015
Fantastic Hotel

The staff, amenities and location made it one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. We were... See full review

  • C2IT
  • 25 Jan 2015
Artfully combining the latest in modern convenience with the old world charm that has made it a Canberra icon, the Canberra Rex Hotel is an ideal place to work and explore Australia's capital city.
General

Business travellers staying at Canberra Rex Hotel will appreciate the expansive meeting and conference space including a grand ballroom and 6 other multipurpose rooms that can accommodate 10 to 675 guests. Guests can take a splash in the 20-metre heated indoor pool and work out at the fitness centre on site.



Location

Superbly located in or near Canberra's national attractions and central business district, Rex Hotel provides easy access for business, government, leisure and family travellers.



  • 1 km to the City Centre
  • 8 km to the Airport (Canberra)
Dining

Come experience a scrumptious buffet breakfast in the brasserie or a quick meal in the restaurant and later enjoy your favourite drink in the cocktail bar at Rex Hotel Canberra.
Rooms

Each of the 157 rooms, suites and apartments is appointed with coffee-/tea-making facilities, LCD TV and en suite bathroom. Select units have balcony.

Canberra Rex Hotel Rooms

Executive King Room
Our newly appointed contemporary Executive Rooms feature an oversized king size 'Rex Cloud Bed', spacious modern bathroom with walk-in shower, designer amenities, 40" LCD flat screen TV, complimentary movie channels, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary basic Wi-Fi, complimentary buffet breakfast and use of the 20m indoor pool and gymnasium.
One Bedroom Apartment
Our newly appointed One Bedroom Apartments feature a king size 'Rex Cloud Bed', living/dining area, modern kitchen and laundry, private balcony, NBN internet, secure parking , Foxtel channels on a 54"LCD TV and 20m heated indoor pool and gym
Two Bedroom Apartment
Our new Two Bedroom Apartments features a bedroom with a king size bed and a second bedroom with two single beds, living/dining area, kitchen and laundry, private balcony, NBN internet, secure parking bay, Foxtel channels, 20m heated indoor pool and gym
King Room
Our classic King Rooms feature a comfortable king size bed, ensuite bathroom, complimentary movie channels, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary basic Wi-Fi, complimentary buffet breakfast and use of the 20m indoor pool and gymnasium.
Twin Room
Our classic Twin Rooms feature two comfortable single size beds, ensuite bathroom, complimentary movie channels, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary basic Wi-Fi, complimentary buffet breakfast and use of the 20m indoor pool and gymnasium.
Family Room
Our classic Family Rooms feature a comfortable king size and a single size bed, ensuite bathroom, complimentary movie channels, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary basic Wi-Fi, complimentary buffet breakfast and use of the 20m indoor pool and gymnasium.

Amenities

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Free full breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Service dogs allowed
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Ramp access to buildings

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Hotel Map

-35.267 149.1315
Area served
Canberra.
Nearby airports
Canberra International Airport.
Area description
Situated in the heart of the capital and ideally positioned along Northbourne Avenue with a short walk to an array of cafes, restaurants, bars and shopping in the vibrant city centre. Canberras local attractions, including the Australian War Memorial, Questacon, Cockington Green, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum of Australia and Parliament House, are within a 10 minute drive from the Canberra Rex Hotel & Serviced Apartments.

Nearby points of interest

  • Parliament House: 1.7 km

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Canberra Rex Hotel offers 900 square metres of innovative conference and event facilities, inclusive of 7 meeting rooms and 2 ballrooms. The Great Room has a seating capacity of 500 delegates and the Grand Ballroom has a seating capacity of 250 delegates. The Great Room can be divided in to 5 functional spaces, all flaunting high ceilings and a comprehensive range of audio visual equipment, such as, colour changing LED cove lights, HD widescreen projectors and high-definition audio system. The Grand Ballroom can be divided in to 2 functional spaces, both with natural light, access to a private bar, entrance and foyer.

Dining

Canberra Rex Hotel - Milles Restaurant
Millie's Restaurant - Breakfast Millie's is open 7 days a week for our famous traditional hot buffet breakfast. Breakfast is served from 6.30am - 10am on Monday to Fridays and served from 7.30am - 10.30am Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays Millie's Restaurant " Dinner Millie's is open for dinner 6 nights a week with our Executive Chef creating dishes inspired from all over the world, combining international flavours with fresh ingredients from our farm, to create a menu bursting with freshness and originality. The Restaurant is open from 6pm - 9pm Monday to Saturday, excluding Public Holidays. Room service dinner is also available Monday to Saturday from 6pm-9pm, excluding Public Holidays.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Canberra Rex Hotel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
161 out of 161
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.8

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Canberra Rex Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tim S.
Business
N/A
17 Apr 2015

Very convenient location for CSIRO

Excellent bed and pillows- I am very particular! Plenty of choices to be made from the breakfast smorgasbord, including delicious pastries. Unfortunately the fire alarm woke us all up at 3.3am so we all lost some sleep. The alarm was triggered due to dust from the current renovations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Canberra Rex Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sharon KC
Business
Melbourne
23 Mar 2015

Great location but beware of 4th Floor!

The Rex is undergoing renovations but they haven't made it to the 4th floor yet. Our room was - sorry to say - pretty tired. The TV was from the last century! Fuzzy picture - not really watchable. The pool and gym are not actually in the hotel building - they are next door and that kind of put me off using them. But we weren't there to watch TV or go to the gym, really. The location's good, and the complimentary buffet breakfast was excellent. I would only recommend staying here if you are sure your room's not on the 4th floor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Canberra Rex Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
KevinWasHere
Business
Belmore
19 Feb 2015

Great service

Easy to get to location, limited parking, great service from all the staff, met the hotel manager who was very friendly and helpful, was during renovations so that's the only reason it got 4 stars.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Canberra Rex Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
AdventureWriter
Business
Melbourne
13 Feb 2015

A hotel with value for money

I chose this hotel because of its value for money. Breakfast was included and it was only 20-minutes walk away from Civic centre. The hotel was undergoing major renovation, hence, it was noisy at times, and corridors were dusty. Rooms seemed to have very little sound-proofing, as corridor movements and conversations could be heard loudly.The room was clean, although the furniture felt rather aged. I was, however, delighted with the gymnasium, which is located in an adjacent building. It is the best hotel gymnasium I have encountered - spacious and modern, with multi-purpose gym equipment as well as free weights. The breakfast/dining room was spacious and pleasant. Hotel staff were generally courteous. I think once renovated, the hotel would provide a much improved experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Canberra Rex Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
C2IT
Business
Pakenham
25 Jan 2015

Fantastic Hotel

The staff, amenities and location made it one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. We were also fortunate enough to get a free upgrade to an executive spa suite.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Australian War Memorial is the most moving experience that everyone should love

Review of Canberra Rex Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Annie SOH
Business
N/A
12 Jan 2015

One Day Trip

I was surprise when I checked in, to Rex hotel they have upgraded our room to executive. The executive room was awesome!! Thank you the room was very cleaned and it is highly recommended. See ya again on our next trip to Canberra!! Thank you Rex !!! Regards Annie

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

We loved the free breakfast and free parking options, good value for the $$$$.

Review of Canberra Rex Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Helcome
Business
Vic. Aust.
8 Dec 2014

Comfort close to town

We stayed in a one-bedroom unit, not at the hotel itself, and found it very comfortable, with good beds and all amenities for a short stay. I'd have liked a couple of mugs as well as cups for coffee. but that's a small quibble.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Canberra Rex Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tricianne
Business
Narromine
1 Dec 2014

Grezt weekend.

The use of the pool and gym with the supply of extra towels was a great help to entertain kids. The breakfast was delicious.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

War Memorial well worth a visit.

Review of Canberra Rex Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jack 65
Business
Melbourne
24 Nov 2014

Good for a short stay

The Rex is very suitable for a short stay. Parking is often difficult.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Be prepared to walk 15 mins at least to shop etc.

Review of Canberra Rex Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jeanie floral artist
Business
Fraser Coast
15 Oct 2014

Floral discovery

Terrible hotel. I had stayed at this hotel many years ago when it was THE place to stay. I don't believe anything has been done to update it since then. I have stayed in motels at half the price that were better. I complained to manager, towels smelt, 1 with large hole, handtowel damp. TV old style couldn't get it to work, restaurant closed Sunday & Mon public holiday. Wifi only worked in lobby. I had thought this hotel was accessible to everthing I wanted to do but not without a car. Canberra designed for residents not tourists.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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