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Practically Lakeside B&B

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Georgia
Reviewed 4 December 2014

The house is located in a lovely, quiet, residential neighborhood, close to the attractions of downtown Canberra. The room, with private entrance, was large and lovely. The breakfast was large and delicious. The owner was extremely nice and informative. After a day of sightseeing, getting back to the B&B was less like going to a hotel, more like coming home.

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of Practically Lakeside B&B. It is a shame that our new grandson's hospitilisation required me to stay in Sydney resulting in Chris hosting your stay entirely on his own. It sounds like he managed considerably well in the circumstances. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the homely comforts of our B&B...

Australia
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Practically Lakeside is perfect for anyone wanting to concentrate on the Art Gallery and NLA. Chris and Luba present a large clean room with two comfortable armchairs and a desk, both so often missing in B&Bs. The bathroom has a shower, no bath, the towels nice and soft and, as with everything at Practically Lakeside, clean but not antiseptic. Breakfast...

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you Carolyn and Michael for your very complimentary review of Practically Lakeside B&B. We are pleased that you were very comfortable and found our amenities suitable for your purposes. Many guests enjoy having breakfast on the deck or in the garden. Hopefully if you return and the weather is condusive you can spend more time outdoors relaxing with a...

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Reviewed 3 November 2014

I spent 4 nights there and it was great, very peaceful. The room is big enough, the bathroom looks new and everything is very clean. Chris and Luba were very welcoming and tried to do their best to help me. The terrasse is very relaxing when the weather is good and it's very nice to cycle in the park nearby....

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you M for your lovely review of Practically Lakeside B&B. We enjoyed meeting you and our brief chats. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you were very comfortable. It is a shame that work prevented you from getting to Canberra's wonderful attractions. Perhaps you may either come earlier or stay longer on your next assigment.

Ballina, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2014

A second visit to Practically Lakeside this year felt a little like coming home and served to reinforce our view that this B & B is one of the best we have been to in Australia. The streetscape had changed and instead of the beautiful mature trees of last Autumn, we had the sight of the same now taking on...

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you B & M for writing another lovely review about Practically Lakeside B&B. We were sorry that we couldn't be there during your entire stay and were pleased that you accepted a self-catered stay because of the impending arrival of our grand-child. We hope that when you return, we can enjoy more chats and even serve you one of...

Hill End, Australia
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

The first thing to say is this is not a fancy 5 star B&B and does lacks some of the luxuries. But the result is a non pretentious, solid and honest B&B with caring hosts who are more than willing to please. The room is private and quiet, and surrounded by a lovely garden with places to sit and relax....

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

It is indeed a compliment to be regarded an unpretentious, solid and honest B&B. While our recent Excellence Awards 2013, 2014 (based on customer reviews) may give the impression that we have a 5 star boutique B&B located in a stately building full of luxurious appointments, the truth of the matter is that our B&B is just a very comfortable,...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Practically Lakeside is beautiful. We have just enjoyed three relaxing nights at this lovely B&B. Every detail in the bedroom has been thoughtfully chosen, to make the room luxurious. The bedroom / loungeroom is large and comfortable. The ensuite bathroom is also large and generously equipped . A delicious breakfast is served in an adjoining room which also serves as...

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

We are forever amazed at the number of appreciative guests who stay @ Practically Lakeside B&B. Our location is extremely quiet yet near the Parliamentary triangle and attractions. We thank you for your lovely comments about our B&B and service. We also thank you for your appreciation of the superb National Galleries and museums here in our capital. We are...

Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Practically lake side is in the best location if your sight seeing, everything was very close we were able to see everything in the 2 days we had in Canberra, and to come back to practically lakeside b&b just added that extra touch to our stay! The food was delicious and we will keep in contact with you Chris &...

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you Tina & Tim for taking the time to review our B&B. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit, the breakfast and especially the coffee. The weather was perfect during your stay and made it so much easier to get around to see our wonderful attractions. We hope that you enjoyed the wedding down the south coast and...

Ballina, Australia
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I spent 3 nights enjoying the comfort and facilities of Luba & Chris's wonderful B & B. Located in a very quiet, tree-lined street and close to everything you need to make you National Capital stay just about perfect. A very large bedroom/sitting room with all the comforts of home and a huge and well equipped en-suite which will satisfy...

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of Practically Lakeside B&B and nearby eateries. You were very lucky to experience marvellous weather and to see Canberra at its autumnal best. The trees and birds in Yarralumla are spectacular and many guests, like yourself, spend much time on the deck just taking in the serenity and decipering the different bird calls. We...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 28 April 2014

This was an excellent B&B in a leafy street. The room was large and comfortable. Very helpful and considerate hosts with an excellent breakfast I would definitely recommend this B&B. It is one of the best I have stayed in.

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you Brendan for your lovely review of Practically Lakeside B&B. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time in Canberra celebrating your wedding anniversary and visiting our wonderful museums and galleries. We hope that you enjoy many more decades of married life and wish you every success in the future.

Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Chris and Luba are very hospitable and made our stay in Canberra wonderful. They prepared great breakfasts for both of us which kept us going for most of the day. We enjoyed our chats with them. The room was comfortable and the position is close to many of the attractions in Canberra.

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fureliseAdelaide, Owner at Practically Lakeside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Practically Lakeside B&B. We're pleased that you were comfortable, experienced good weather and were able to visit many of Canberra's museums and galleries. We really enjoyed meeting you and enjoyed our chats about mutual interests.We wish you and your family all the best in the future.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Paradise for cyclists. Near wonderful cycle paths on the lake's edge. Enjoy superior quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation & privacy in a quiet, tree-lined street in central Canberra. Near tourist attractions, Manuka & Kingston cafes & Parliamentary triangle, this beautiful B&B is located in the historic, lakeside suburb of Yarralumla, it is near the CBD, Turner from the Tate exhibition at the NGA, Weston Park, John James and Canberra Hospitals & popular outdoor cafes. Ideal for those who enjoy serious or gentle exercise, those interested in golfing, ornithology, photography, horticulture or for those who just enjoy a comfortable, tranquil environment. Be "Actively Lakeside" by taking advantage of our close proximity to Lake Burley Griffin to walk, run or cycle to major attractions. Bikes & kayaks are available at no cost. We are close to the marshaling area for marathons/cycling events, AIS Rowing course, inter-school regattas, Hot Air Balloon rides, Canberra Olympic, Manuka and Phillip Pools, tennis courts as well as the Royal Canberra Golf Course and Canberra Yacht Club. The room has both ducted & Nobo panel heating, ceiling fan, air conditioner, TV/DVD/radio & desk for computer /work materials. Free WiFi / broadband/cable internet is available. The adjoining dining room has a microwave, toaster, kettle & refrigerator, crockery & cutlery and a wide selection of teas & coffee. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Practically Lakeside B&B

Address: 14 Turner Pl | Yarralumla, Canberra 2600, Australia
Region: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Price Range: $176 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
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“There is only one room.”
PBs6, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There is only one room in this B&B which makes it lovely and quiet.”
lorism_11, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“Free parking, free wi-fi, delicious breakfast, home made muesli”
Cogswilso, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Accommodation is nice as it is private and ideally suits one couple. (Flexible to include a third guest and/or child in adjoining room.)”
charmiand2015, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“There is only one room - it is very nice.”
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