The Hotel: Rydges Capital Hill Hotel Canberra
The Rydges Capital Hill Hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Canberra, within a walking distance of the Parliament House, National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, and many restaurants and bars, that will satisfy any craving. But there’s no need to leave the hotel to grab a bite or a drink—the Figtree Restaurant serves small plates, burgers, and steaks, while the Capital & Co Bar hosts happy hours Monday to Friday 5pm–7pm. The hotel’s indoor pool and gymnasium will ensure that guest can maintain their fitness routine, even on a holiday.
The superior rooms offer a pleasant and elegant spot for a good-night rest with its signature “Dream” bedding and newly-renovated bathrooms. To keep the guests entertained, the rooms also feature LCD TVs with cable or satellite and free Wi-Fi access to stay on top of the emails or to keep in touch with friends.
Superior Queen Room
- Bed size/type: Queen bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Two people
- The room features ensuite with walk-in shower, refrigerator, minibar, tea- and coffee-making facilities, LCD TV, free Wi-Fi access, and air conditioning.
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.