Canberra Rex Hotel

150 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australiashow map
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Overview

Featuring sweeping viewS, this 4-star Canberra Rex Hotel has 149 non-smoking rooms. Residing in a 4-story building, the hotel was opened in 1961 and renovated in 2012.

This hotel is placed 4.7 km from Parliament House. Canberra Rex Hotel is connected with other parts of Canberra due to a bus stop located nearby.

It is within walking distance of a gallery and a war memorial.

Canberra airport is a 15-minute drive from the property.

Rooms

Heating, a microwave and a kitchen are provided in each room at this modern venue. Certain rooms include skyline views. All rooms come with luxurious bathrooms fitted with a roll in shower, a hairdryer and a sink.

Eat & Drink

The hotel offers a hot buffet breakfast daily. It has an on-site indoor restaurant as well as a 24-hour bar. Guests can dine at Millie's Restaurant & Bar and Charcoal Rooster, about 150 meters away from the property.

Relax

Canberra Rex Hotel also has cots and board games for guests traveling with children. The onsite fitness facilities include a gym and a fitness centre.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   148.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Sauna

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Business

  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Board games

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Sauna

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Washing machine
  • Free toiletries
  • Sink

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Dryer
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Canberra Business ChamberCanberra Business Chamber1700 ft
Telstra Global HeadquartersTelstra Global Headquarters3000 ft
CARE AustraliaCARE Australia3000 ft
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QuestaconQuestacon2.2 mi
Australian Institute of SportAustralian Institute of Sport2.2 mi
Pharmacy Guild of AustraliaPharmacy Guild of Australia2.9 mi
National Convention Centre CanberraNational Convention Centre Canberra1.2 mi
Canberra CentreCanberra Centre4300 ft
Australian War MemorialAustralian War Memorial1.3 mi
National Museum of AustraliaNational Museum of Australia1.7 mi
Glebe ParkGlebe Park1.0 mi
National Gallery of AustraliaNational Gallery of Australia2.2 mi
Telstra TowerTelstra Tower2.0 miBlack Mountain Drive
Manuka OvalManuka Oval3.5 miManuka Circle, Canberra
Royal Australian MintRoyal Australian Mint4.2 miDenison Street
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Getting around
Airports
Canberra (CBR)4.4 mi
Goulburn (GUL)46.2 mi
Train
Canberra Railway Station3.5 mi
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Reviews
6.8
Very goodBased on  303  reviews
  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Breakfast was ok, iron and hairdryer both worked.

    The facilities were run down though the Rex is undergoing renovations. They seemed out of step with many other hotels I have used- they do not offer to leave towels unless new ones are collected. There did not appear to be a eco friendly/sustainability approach. Also, the shower heads are low if you are tall. It was expensive for the facilities offered.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Location

    Room service finished at 9pm. Room was very tired - no chair and no easy access to powerpoints for PC use - had to move bed. No electric blankets.No fresh fruit at breakfast.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Very friendly staff, good service, clean.

    Was a taxi/bus ride to the city or a long walk.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Great position in the city with a very good buffet in the morning, all with a 11am check out. Will be even better when all the refurbishments are done.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Good value for money - no frills, but reflected in the price

  • 6.6
    Good

    Price was right. Location was good. Staff helpful.

    Room was not made up very well on second and third days. Very disappointing.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The breakfast was delightful and a good variety of choices. The Manager was very attentive, helpful and most courteous. The bed was comfortable but a bit tired looking and with an awful view. No warning was given about the possibility of frost on the car windshield in the morning and not having covered parking made it a chore to remove and get on my way.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The staff provided excellent service and are very understanding and accomadating.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Friendly staff and location

    Mis communication between Rex & Booked.net as when I arrived there they have cancelled my booking instead of my collegue for whom they charged no show charges. Internet connection was not good

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Although in need of a paint, our room was very comfortable, clean and had what is required for business or pleasure, ie comfy bed, tea, coffee and bathroom requisites. We had breakfast included in our room charge which was very good. Staff were courteous, efficient and friendly.

    There was only one thing that I found strange (not a bad point), that was an apparent policy that means if you pay cash for your room you must pay a deposit on your key. I felt that I was being penalized for paying something more secure and more beneficial for a company than credit card. Weird!! Once the building project is completed, hopefully there will be increased parking facilities, also better room security, ie instead of keys, a swipe card for unlocking and power supply to rooms etc. this would mean that rooms would be more Eco-friendly.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    price

    king bed was two singles limited four channels of free tv heater wasnt to hot

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Staff member at reception (on Friday 6th at around 10:00pm) was fantastic ,please tell this young lady,"she was wonderful with checking me in".

    No Foxtel or even real digital tv facility. No weekend room service. Bathroom was a little shabby (loose toilet roll holder and loose clothes hook ) No free wireless. It could not be hard weaving that into the per room price)

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Staff friendly and helpful but trying to compensate for a tired old hotel with poor outdated facilities. The restaurant was good - food good and staff quick and efficient. Dinner much better than breakfast - cold scrambled eggs two mornings in a row.

    No hot water unless bath tap is run for up to 10 mins. Does not explain this in rooms, says to run sink hot water tap for a few mins hahahaha Whole place needs a good scrub up. No attention to detail - ie not even any bottled water in the mini bar - nothing except those hideous long life milk sachets Car park a mess - I don't care if they are renovating they need to tidy things up in the interim - clean up us as you are working so guests do not have to park in a mess. Walls are so thin I was woken by snoring in next room.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    the location was just what i wanted... The cost was very good and the dining was excellent.

    certain areas of the room could be upgraded ... in particular the television sets...... Due to the size of the televisions some parts of the in house movies ( which were excellent ) were not visible on the small televisions

  • 8.0
    Fabulous

    The price

    Shabby and run-down but clean and reasonably comfortable.

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Hotels Recommended by Guests in Australia

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Canberra (CBR)4.4 mi
Goulburn (GUL)46.2 mi
Train
Canberra Railway Station3.5 mi
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