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Twin Waters, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good location, good Bistro and Restaurant. Friendly staff. However, the building is now quite old and is showing its age and needs renovation. EG: Windows that will not open, skirting boards with lots of paint off and walls need painting.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Mercure brand is unfailingly reliable, and this hotel in Braddon doesn't have great views of anything and it's not spectacular, but it's predictably comfortable, clean and quiet. It's also quite a large hotel and quite spread out, but it has rear access from a large carpark which is very convenient.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is a bit older but has had a renovation. Our room was cosy and nice. Small bathroom but very clean and well maintained. The staff were very nice and very helpful. We forgot a few things and they helped us out. It is a very easy walk or short drive to most places you want to visit. Good...

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Queensland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely old style hotel with all the character of a hotel built almost 100 years ago. The rooms were clean and very comfortable and the staff were friendly. The meals at the restaurant were first class.

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed there for a night. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable but small. There was room for a queen sized bed and not much else. There was a small wooden desk with a dining chair rather than an office chair and no other chairs to sit on. The bath room looked as though it...

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Thank anneD4425QG
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A half leisure half business hotel and thus ideal for neither but sufficient. Rooms OK but not sot special, long corridors to some rooms, adequate parking. Large sports bar and terrace fairly busy. Dining room minimalist and soulless. Service good but seemingly understaffed.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Relying on reviews from a single website is a mistake we will not make again! How so many experienced Tripadvisor reviewers rated Mercure Canberra Australia as Excellent and Very Good is a mystery. Built in 1927 and added to over the last 90 years has created a disorganised collection of rooms, corridors, entrances, stairways, levels and facilities that is now...

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Stanmore, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed recently for a 3 night stay. Loved the split level room (a King) and the extra space therefore available to us. The rooms are predominantly laid out round an internal courtyard, a great place for a read in the sun or a quiet stroll. It was fairly hot when we were there, so less used, but in autumn...

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Cleveland
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 36 of us recently visited Canberra & were based at the Mercure. I don't think any of us was disappointed. The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and answer any questions. It was very pleasant walking around the nearby streets and the War Memorial, Canberra City shopping centre and parks were just...

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Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were given Accor vouchers and decided to stay somewhere different. Our first impressions were walking down towards our unit through rubbish left over from a beer festival, sticky footpaths and plastic glasses stuck on trees, rubbish on the grass. The beer festival, according to the signs was on the Saturday and we got there Sunday night. Not a good...

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Patina F, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear Michelle C, I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your stay. I do thank you for taking the time to let us know about the areas of the hotel we need to continue to work on, and will address each of these points with the necessary team members. We would love to have you give us a...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Mercure Canberra, a part of Canberra's history Originally known as the Hotel Ainslie, Mercure Canberra was built to provide accommodation for public servants relocating to Canberra to support the transfer of the Commonwealth Parliament. It is one of eight remaining government built hotels or hostels from Canberra's first stage of development in the 1920s and is listed in the Register of the National Estate. Mercure Canberra is historically significant for its important role in the development of North Canberra and the forging of its community identity. While maintaining many original features, the hotel embraces the need for 21st century comforts to ensure you feel welcome and have an enjoyable stay. Our 129 guest rooms are well appointed and have been decorated in keeping with the heritage style of the building. Our Standard rooms are located in the Heritage wing, with the layout and style of room not changing from the hotels' original days. For those looking for a more modern layout, you may wish to select one of our Superior or Deluxe Loft rooms in the newer part of the building. Our guests have the option to dine at our onsite Courtyard Restaurant serving modern Australian cuisine in the evening and a choice of Continental or Buffet breakfast in the morning. Those looking for a more casual dining experience can enjoy Bistro style meals from our Olims Bar & Bistro, a favourite spot for hotel guests and locals to mingle, serving Craft Beers & Cider from our very own Lovedale Brewery Our location is ideal. 600m from the Australian War Memorial commemorating those who serve our country, both past and present. Most of Canberra's National Attractions are within 10 minutes' drive from the hotel and the CBD is and easy 10 minute walk away and offers a wide range of cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as shops and a Dendy Movie Cinema. Our team at Mercure Canberra look forward to making you feel welcome when you plan your next stay in beautiful Canberra, Australia ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mercure Canberra

Address: Corner of Ainslie and Limestone Avenue, Canberra 2612, Australia (Formerly Olims Hotel Canberra An All Seasons Hotel)
Region: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Price Range: RM397 - RM936 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Canberra 4*
Number of rooms: 129
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Also Known As:
Mercure Canberra Hotel Canberra
All Seasons Canberra
Canberra All Seasons
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Canberra
#7 Family Hotel in Canberra
#10 Business Hotel in Canberra
#19 Luxury Hotel in Canberra
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“Bedroom at rear.”
 of 5 bubbles W2006GXjohnl, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Be weary of Contributors’ comments when they have only a few reviews.”
 of 5 bubbles Austraveller49, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view to the courtyard inside, rather than outside.”
 of 5 bubbles KaedhlinA, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Courtyard rooms are best.”
 of 5 bubbles Grismans, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room that does not have its balcony/windows on the Carpark”
 of 5 bubbles 565olivers, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
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