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8.0Excellent

737 reviews

737 reviews

Location 8.4
Cleanliness 8.3
Service 8.1
Room comfort and quality 7.8
Value for money 7.8
Facilities 7.7
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8.4Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Excellent for walking
Walkable places
Mount Franklin
290 m
Free Serbian Orthodox Church St George
310 m
York Park Conservation Site
350 m
Canberra Night Markets
370 m
St Christopher's Cathedral
410 m
Popular landmarks
Australian Parliament House
900 m
National Portrait Gallery
1.7 km
National Gallery of Australia
1.8 km
Questacon
1.8 km
National Museum of Australia
2.6 km
Closest landmarks
Barton Private Hospital
300 m
Australian National Press Club
470 m
Presbyterian Church of St. Andrew
540 m
Manuka Shopping Area
540 m
Manuka Medical Centre
580 m

Rydges Canberra

Cnr Canberra Avenue & National Circuit Forrest, Forrest, Canberra, Australia, 2603 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Forrest, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Australian War Memorial. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, fitness center and indoor pool on-site.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

Located in heart of Canberra

Check-in [24-hour]

Great Breakfast

850 meters to public transportation

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Swimming pool [indoor]

Fitness center

Luggage storage

Sauna

This property is in high demand!

5 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.8
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportCanberra Airport (CBR)
Distance to airport5.5 km

Rooms available at Rydges Canberra

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.8

Executive King Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Superior King Room
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 double beds
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Superior Queen Room
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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The Embassy Suite
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 king bed
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SUITE DOMINION SUITE
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  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
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Superior Queen Accessible Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Pavilion Suite
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  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Honeymoon Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does Rydges Canberra have a swimming pool?

While relaxing at Rydges Canberra, you can enjoy the swimming pool facility to get your day started the best way with a splash for a refreshing morning or evening.

What public parks are in close proximty of Rydges Canberra?

While residing at Rydges Canberra, enjoy your early morning or evening stroll at nearby park which include Bowen Park, Griffith Park, and Bass Gardens park.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Rydges Canberra?

Rydges Canberra's policy relating to children's bedding considers guests age 4 years and older as adults, and therefore must use an extra bed which will incur an additional cost. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

How long do guests typically stay at Rydges Canberra?

Verified past guests that have stayed at Rydges Canberra had an average nightly stay of 1 night at this property.

What was the average room rate for Rydges Canberra been in the past month?

The typical room rate for Rydges Canberra in the past month is 178.38 AUD, compared to city's average of 204.22 AUD.

What is the typical rating that verified Solo travelers' have given to Rydges Canberra?

Past solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Rydges Canberra an average rating of 7.9. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Couples' have given to Rydges Canberra?

Verified couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Rydges Canberra an average rating of 7.9. You can look up on more detailed customer ratings, and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

What do local visitors think about Rydges Canberra?

Past local travelers that have stayed at this property have given Rydges Canberra an average rating of 8.6. You can look up on more in depth customer evaluations, and remarks for this property down in the review section.

What is the closest airport to Rydges Canberra?

The closest airport to Rydges Canberra is Cooma-Snowy Mountains Airport, 110.0 km away.

What people love about Rydges Canberra

  • 8

    Very good
    Staff 

    "The staff are lovely and very patient while quite helpful and the rooms are clean and comfy."

    Danielle

    |

    24 September 2023

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Cleanliness

    "The room was clean and beds comfortable."

    Ben

    |

    11 May 2023

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Nice location"

    LEE

    |

    9 April 2023

Property ranking|Compared to 279 Canberra properties
Cheapest price score
Room comfort score
7.8/10
Room size
48 sqm.
Cleanliness score
8.3/10
Better than
95
%
of Canberra properties
Better than
87
%
of Canberra properties
Bigger than
86
%
of Canberra properties
Better than
84
%
of Canberra properties
More about Rydges Canberra

More about Rydges Canberra

Rydges Canberra

Unwind while staying right in the Canberra city center during your stay at Rydges Canberra.
The range of services provided by Rydges Canberra ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is always available, provided by the hotel for their driving guests. The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including luggage storage.
The hotel even offers a fireplace for a warm atmosphere on chilly nights. The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms at Rydges Canberra are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The hotel provides linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms have television, in-room video streaming and cable TV to keep guests entertained. The hotel also provides guests with a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms.
Rydges Canberra also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar.
Rydges Canberra lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the sauna. The hotel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hotel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy.
Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Visit the sights and local attractions of Canberra during your stay at the hotel. One of the city's most iconic and famous buildings is Australian Parliament House, located 900 m away.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 97% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel's food and dining score higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 87% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.7

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

36 mentions

Housekeeping

16 mentions

Swimming Pool

11 mentions

Food & Dining

5 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms
Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
Available in all rooms
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baby cot (upon request)
  • Blackout curtains
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • On-demand movies
  • Pool facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Sofa
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake-up service
  • Walk-in shower
  • Wi-Fi [free]
  • Wine glasses

Food and dining

Restaurants on site
Figtree Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Australian
  • Menu: A-la-carte

Location

Cnr Canberra Avenue & National Circuit Forrest, Forrest, Canberra, Australia, 2603
Excellent
Location

8.4

Airports
  • Canberra Airport (CBR)
    5.5 km
  • Cooma-Snowy Mountains Airport (OOM)
    109.8 km
Public transportation
  • Giles St Kingston Shops Bus Station
    890 m
  • Canberra Railway Station
    1.7 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Barton Private Hospital
    300 m
Shopping
  • Old Bus Depot Markets
    1.3 km
Convenience store
  • BP Express
    930 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    620 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Australian Parliament House
    900 m
  • National Portrait Gallery
    1.7 km
  • National Gallery of Australia
    1.8 km
  • Questacon
    1.8 km
  • National Museum of Australia
    2.6 km
  • Floriade
    2.8 km
  • Royal Australian Mint
    3.4 km
  • Australian War Memorial
    4.1 km
  • Mount Ainslie Lookout
    5.5 km
  • National Arboretum
    5.8 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Mount Franklin
    290 m
  • Barton Private Hospital
    300 m
  • Free Serbian Orthodox Church St George
    310 m
  • York Park Conservation Site
    350 m
  • Canberra Night Markets
    370 m
  • St Christopher's Cathedral
    410 m
  • PhotoAccess
    450 m
  • Manuka Oval
    460 m
  • Canberra Bowling Club
    470 m
  • Australian National Press Club
    470 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until11:00
  • Check-out until11:00
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)34 AUD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors3
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 186
  • Most recent renovation2020
Parking
  • Daily parking fee18 AUD

Reviews of Rydges Canberra from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.0
Location8.4
Cleanliness8.3
Service8.1
Room comfort and quality7.8
Value for money7.8
Facilities7.7
High score for Canberra
Rating
9+ Exceptional (109)
8-9 Excellent (51)
7-8 Very Good (78)
6-7 Good (41)
<6 Below Expectation (69)

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10.0
Exceptional
LORNA from Australia
Couple
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2022

The best hotel in Canberra ”

This hotel exceeded our expectations it was clean, spacious , quiet and bed was so comfy! walking distance to manuka for restaurants and shops. It was the best.

Reviewed December 27, 2022

Hi Lorna, Thanks for the perfect score and glad you enjoyed your stay in the hotel. We do hope to have an opportunity to look after you again. Thanks, Rydges Canberra

Responded December 29, 2022
Rydges Canberra
10.0
Exceptional
Donna from Australia
Group
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

Brilliant ”

Lovely atmosphere and helpful staff. Dinner was excellent quality. Rooms were spacious. Bathroom was modern large.

Reviewed May 13, 2023

Hi Donna, Thank you for taking time to rate us, we appreciate your feedback. We hope to welcome you again soon. Warm regards, Rydges Canberra.

Responded May 21, 2023
Rydges Canberra
7.3
Very good
D from Australia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in January 2012

Good value for was paid but not 4* service levels.”

Excellent location, spacious and comfortable rooms, lovely hotel reception floor and enjoyed evening meal BUT

we only paid per night for 2 superior rooms so it was excellent value. i regularly stay in canberra as i work in parliament and it is clear this hotel is trying to save on costs. although the room and bathroom was very spacious and comfortable there were definite signs of ageing as well as wear and tear such as cracks on the fittings. - lack of towels. - water was barely warm enough to shower in in the morning. - poor room service food despite having a good restaurant called the fig tree. - when we asked for a cot as we have a three year old, reception said that there were only 2 staff working and that he would try to bring it up within the hour. - when we asked how to order an in-house movie at 8pm, we were told someone would be available to show us in the morning (which is when we were checking out!) its sister hotel at the rydges lakeside offers much better service and staffing and is currently being refurbished. perhaps rydges is planning to also refurbish this one soon or even sell this rydges hotel, which would explain why it isn't currently investing to keep this hotel up to date or in its service and staffing levels.

Reviewed January 07, 2012

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we do appreciate the feedback and your comments have been taken into consideration. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 10, 2019
Rydges Canberra
8.7
Excellent
Donna from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in March 2012

Very nice hotel, nice room, and friendly staf”

good, reasonably priced breakfast, very nice room with all the little touches that make a pleasant stay.

24hr reception was great for my late arrival. clean and comfortable room with all necessities. friendly staff and easy checkin. buffet breakfast was reasonably priced, plentiful with a large variety of food, very enjoyable and popular with guests. the hotel is a 20 min walk to national portrait gallery and national library. easy walking to attractions, bus system difficult without knowing the names of areas well however, everything is very close so its inexpensive to travel by taxi if walking is not an option. quick taxi ride to canberra centre the main shopping centre.

Reviewed April 04, 2012

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate the feedback! We hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 10, 2019
Rydges Canberra
8.8
Excellent
Judi
Solo traveler
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Good location”

A great location at Capital Hill with good public transport connections. Very comfortable beds and quiet rooms. No luxury giveaways like slippers but basic necessities. Friendly helpful staff. Good buffet breakfast. Not sure how a disabled person in a wheelchair would fair as bench heights were very high. Maybe there are other room options that would be more suitable.

Reviewed May 06, 2019

Dear Judi, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it. Indeed we do have accessible rooms for people who are in need of these room types. We hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Regards, Rydges Team

Responded May 10, 2019
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