Best Western Garden City  4 stars

Jerrabomberra Av Narrabundah, Canberra, Australia, 2603  show mapSave
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Located in Canberra's vibrant inner-south, the four-star Best Western Garden City Hotel is situated just a five-minutes’ drive from the trendy shopping and restaurant district of Manuka-Kingston.

Renovated in 2010, the hotel combines modern style and amazing service.

All 72 air-conditioned rooms feature flat screen TVs, tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary fresh milk on arrival, table and chairs.

There is a Secret Garden restaurant and cocktail bar and lounge at the hotel.

The business center has modern electrical equipment, fax and photocopying facilities and two conference rooms.

The fitness center include free mini-gymnasium.

The spa has an outdoor lagoon-style swimming pool.

Year renovated   2010.  Number of rooms   72.

Distance to:

  • City center Canberra - 2.7 mi
  • Airports Canberra (CBR) - 3.4 mi
  • Train stations Canberra Railway Station - 1.7 mi
  • Restaurants: Harmonie German Restaurant (Cuisine: European) - 400 ft, D'Browes - 2600 ft


The hotel provides non-smoking rooms, as well as rooms and facilities for people with disabilities.

Standard rooms feature all standard amenities.

Executive rooms are overlooking swimming pool and landscaped garden.

Deluxe rooms feature extra living space.

Suites have a separate living area, private bathroom and comfortable bathroom.

Extra beds are available and children under 12 stay free in existing beds.

Dining options

Secret Garden restaurant is open daily for breakfast and offers quality a la carte cuisine.

Cocktail bar and lounge area is a great place to enjoy coffee or pre-dinner drinks.

Room service is also available during restaurant hours.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

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  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Bus parking
  • Coffee shop
  • Storage space
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Free Private hotel parking is possible on site.

  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis
  • Tennis court
  • BBQ facilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Analog data port
  • Pay TV
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Dressing area
  • iPod docking station



from  2 pm


until  10 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of AUD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets are not allowed

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The hotel provides non-smoking rooms, as well as rooms and facilities for people with disabilities.

Standard rooms feature all standard amenities.

Executive rooms are overlooking swimming pool and landscaped garden.

Deluxe rooms feature extra living space.

Suites have a separate living area, private bathroom and comfortable bathroom.

Extra beds are available and children under 12 stay free in existing beds.

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        Best Western Garden City LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • Questacon
          2.9 mi
        Popular areas
        • Manuka Shopping Area
          1.5 mi
        • City Center
          2.7 mi
        Places of interest
        • Parliament House
          2.7 mi
        • Old Parliament House
          2.7 mi
        Train stations
        • Canberra Railway Station
          1.7 mi
        Shopping areas
        • Kingston Mall
          1.7 mi
        Monuments and Landmarks
        • American War Memorial
          2.9 mi
        • Manuka Oval
          1.7 mi
        Business areas
        • Embassy of the United States of America
          3.0 mi
        • National Gallery of Australia
          2.9 mi

        Local Attractions

        • Australian Railway Historical Society
          1.5 mi
          Geijera Place, Canberra
        • Manuka Oval
          1.7 mi
          Manuka Circle, Canberra
        • Jerrabomberra Wetland
          1.8 mi
          Dairy Road, Canberra
        • Calthorpes' House
          2.0 mi
          24 Mugga Way, Canberra
        • Turner from the Tate - National Gallery of Australia
          2.4 mi
          National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

        Near the hotel

        • Jet Flight Simulator Canberra
          4900 ft
          Unit 5/4 Ipswich Street, Canberra

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Harmonie German Restaurant

          70% likes this, based on 42 reviews
          Cuisine: European

          400 ft
          49 Jerrabomberra Ave

          Phone: (02) 6295 9853

        • D'Browes

          69% likes this, based on 46 reviews
          Price Range: USD 25 - USD 100

          2600 ft
          59 Boolimba Cres, Narrabundah
        • The Artisan

          81% likes this, based on 68 reviews
          Cuisine: Australian

          2700 ft
          16 Iluka Street
        • La Cantina

          66% likes this, based on 47 reviews
          Cuisine: Australian

          2800 ft
          4 Iluka Street
        Getting there.

        Canberra International Airport is in 7.3km.

        By car: Head northwest on Terminal Circuit toward Tyson Drive (21m). Take the first left onto Tyson Drive (350m). Slight right to stay on Tyson Drive (300m). Turn left onto Ulinga Place (16m). Slight left to stay on Ulinga Place (29m).Keep right at the fork and merge onto Pialligo Ave (1.6km). Turn left onto Monaro Hwy/National Route Alt 23 (2km). Take exit Newcastle Street toward Fyshwick (400m). Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Newcastle Street and merge onto Newcastle Street (160m). Turn right onto Ipswich Street (1.1km). Turn right onto Canberra Avenue/National Route 23 (1km). Turn right onto Dalby Street (34m). Take the first left onto Canberra Avenue. Destination will be on the left (230m). It will take you 15 minutes to get to the hotel.

        Best Western Garden City Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western Garden City

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Based on 65 reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Couple

          It was a good commodation , resnoble price and friendly staff and clean

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The hotel staff were friendly and helpful, I found no difficulties in calling taxi. They offered the best service that I ever had, the hotel staff gave me assistance when I found difficulties in turning on the heater. I felt satisfied for privacy and safety. I will come and stay in this hotel.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Easy to find, modern good sized room.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The bed was comfortable and the room was clean

          The shower was not satisfactory poor water pressure, the cleaner just walked into my room in the morning without knocking and I my physically fitness was certainly challenged lugging my bags up from the car park to my room - the wheel has been invented and a trolley would have been helpful.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Very clean and comfortable

          We did not like the hardness of the pillows and they were all the same

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          We love the location of the Motel which is only 10 mins from the City. The staff were friendly and the facilites were modern and new. It gave us a relaxing feeling. The entry and exit from the back door was a good idea and provided privacy.

          The room was small & crowded for 3 people, we were disappointed when we were charged an extra $40 over 2 nights because we had our 10yrs old daughter with us even though we weren't either provided with an extra bed nor bath towel. If the room was catered for 3 people then why only 2 people were covered for breakfast?. We had to pay for our 2 children at breakfast over the 2-day stay.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Friendly stuff, easy checkin and checkout. Room was quite clean.

          Parking direction was a bit confusing.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Convenient, close to airport, clean and comfortable.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          close to the facilities we required and very comfortable

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Staff Food

          Small rooms. Does not look like a hotel (It is not a motel indeed)

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          We enjoyed our stay at the best Western Garden City very much and would stay again without hesitation. The rooms were nice and warm, the staff were friendly and helpful, the dining room was pleasant with a good range of menu options, and it was very quiet at night.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The service was very good, we did not use any amenties during our stay.

          We thought the room was very small and the bathroom / toilet could have been better placed. The shower was good, Our visit was to spend time with family there. The pillows are very hard on the bed!

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Clean and happy staff. Good meals too.

          Foxtel and better waterpressure in the shower would be good. But not a serious issue. Car spaces a bit tight for a family sedan, but otherwise pretty good!

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          I booked the room for the close proximity to Canberra Private hospital.We thought we were staying for 2 nights but my husband was discharged 1 day early. I was happy to pay for the second night even though we came home but they did not charge us for it.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          This was our first visit to this motel and we enjoyed our stay there very much and will not doubt be staying there in the future. We shall stay there for every visit to our family that reside there.

          • Average rating
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        AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCanberraBest Western Garden City

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