The Hotel: Brassey Hotel Canberra
Nestled in Canberra’s suburb of Barton, the 1920s-style Brassey Hotel offers easy access to plenty of restaurants, bars and shopping venues. The property sits just a short drive from the Parliament building and Capital Circle, while Lake Burley Griffin and National Gallery of Australia may be easily reached on foot. When not exploring the local area, holidaymakers can relax at the on-site Ostani restaurant offering a wide selection of international cuisine dishes or sip on a hot drink at Ritual Cafe.
Guests can kick back in Superior Rooms that combine modern facilities and vintage decor elements. Each room comes complete with a desk, fridge and some tea- and coffee-making equipment.
- One king-size bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Three people (max. one extra bed allowed in the room)
- The room features a reverse cycle heating and cooling, walk-in shower or shower over bath, flat-screen TV with Foxtel, direct dial phone, and tea- and coffee-making facilities
The Area: Canberra
Canberra is a planned metropolis that architect Walter Burley Griffin envisioned as a garden city for some 25,000 people. Canberra is currently home to about 300,000 people. However, due to the unique sprawled and de-centralised design, the city maintains its small town atmosphere.
As well as being home to some of the country’s most significant monuments and museums, Canberra’s unique attractions include the annual ‘Celebration of Spring’ flower festival Floriade, in which more than a million blooms go into the show. As well as the stunning exhibits, there are also horticultural workshops, music, local artistry and events that include the spectacular Floriade NightFest. The stunning man-made lakes, hot air balloon displays, local wineries, fine dining, natural wildlife and blossoming nightlife all contribute to Canberra’s bush-city charm.