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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2015

First time in this hotel and would definitely rank it in the top few that i've stayed at in Canberra. We stayed in a 2 storey loft room that was very nice and reasonably priced. Pros: - Close enough to the city (Canberra Centre Mall), but not so close that there is excessive noise. - Easy access from main arterial...

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Scott G, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear Lee S, Thank you for taking the time and reviewing of our hotel. Great to hear you had an enjoyable experience and will be back. I am sorry for the poor experience in our Courtyard Restaurant, we launched a new menu yesterday which received much praise from last night's guest. We look forward to seeing you again very soon....

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2015 via mobile

I stayed in Mercure Canberra for work in December and earlier in October as well. In both instances I was in the loft room which is a split level room with the bedroom and bathroom at the loft level and kitchenette and living area at floor level. The facilities are good and quite spacious and comfortable. Internet is charged, parking...

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Scott G, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear Lambert_fds, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Great to hear you have stayed a couple of times and wouldn't mind staying again. Hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Scott Grant General Manager

Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 January 2015

I recently stayed at this lovely hotel for a week. On arrival I was given a complimentary upgrade to a kingsize room. The room was lovely, clean, had a small balcony with a table and chairs, and the bathroom and shower were large and new. The staff were very friendly and helpful and there was always someone at reception. The...

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Scott G, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear Theresa2601, Wow what a fantastic review, thank you. Our Superior rooms are certainly very popular, great to hear you found our team friendly and helpful and you enjoyed you dining experiences. We hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Scott Grant General Manager

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2015

Have stayed in this hotel at admittedly long intervals, for forty years. It has a lot going for it; staying there, you feel part of Canberra's history; the pub in the hotel is very comfortable and the bistro serves reasonable food at reasonable prices; it is 800 metres from the War Memorial and Canberra Central; and provides very easy access...

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Scott G, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear olderfolks, Thank you for the great review of our hotel. Due to our location from the city centre and the Australian War Memorial we are certainly in a very handy location for both leisure and business trips. Our pub is popular and the bottle shop is a hidden away gem to take drinks back to your room. We are...

Albury, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

A piece of canberra history that stays true to its old charm. The rooms are well done I stayed in a loft room which was well appointed and decorated. The inclusion of a restaurant, bistro and bottle shop mean you don't have to go far for good food. A perfect balance of okd and new

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Scott G, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear Kellie K, Thank you for the great review of our hotel. The Mercure Canberra is certainly a piece of Canberra's history, hope you had a chance to read the book we put together outlining the history of the Hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Scott Grant General...

Reviewed 21 January 2015

Stayed at The Mercure for a week in January. We chose the king loft, which is a fantastic room. Bathroom and bedroom (with cupboards) on a top level, with kitchen and dining/living downstairs. Having so much room(40 square metres) meant we didn't feel like we were tripping over stuff/each other all week. Breakfast was excellent, the grounds were gorgeous and...

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Scott G, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear SamaraParish, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed the loft room, the split level enables you to 'live' in one area and then go to a seperate bedroom which is very convenient. I am sorry you found the menu over priced we have just launched a new menu with a 2...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2015

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2015

When my friend and I went to check-in, we were greeted by Forrest who was the friendliest and happiest receptionist I have ever encountered. We felt right at home and taken cared of. Christine, another receptionist, was very helpful in showing us the direction using the map to get to where we want to go. Friendly and helpful, they are....

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Scott G, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear Myra M, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! Forrest and Kristen are certainly great ambassadors for our hotel, I will pass on your comments to them as we all love to be told how much of a fantastic job we do. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very...

Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

Stayed for 7 nights , the first 4 nights we had a budget room as we payed for a special offer. The room was basic but comfy , the only drawback was we were right above the air-conditioner motor outside. This would switch on every 5 minutes and wake us up, so we had very little sleep, After the 4th...

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Dear Trevor C, Thank you for the great review of our hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Scott Grant General Manager

Glenmore Park, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2015

This hotel has wonderful caring and friendly staff going for it. They made our stay a joy under very trying circumstances. An oldie world setting modernised to suit today's needs. Located within a short walk of the Canberra Centre. Lots of free parking and fast internet for the family. We have happy memories of our stay at this hotel.

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Scott G, General Manager at Mercure Canberra, responded to this review

Dear Peter Q, Thank you for the great review of our hotel, we are an older hotel however our recent refurbishment has modernised to deliver what we need today. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Scott Grant General Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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: $116 - $285 (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 Family Hotel in Canberra
#7 Romantic Hotel in Canberra
#10 Business Hotel in Canberra
#19 Luxury Hotel in Canberra
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“Courtyard rooms are best.”
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“Loft apartment if possible”
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