Rydges Capital Hill Hotel - Canberra

17 Canberra Ave, Forrest, Canberra, Australia, 2603  show map
 4 stars
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Rydges Capital Hill Hotel - Canberra

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Billiards/Pool tables

 Spa and relaxation

Health club

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

Conveniently located next to cafés, boutiques and restaurants, Rydges Capital Hill offers such spa facilities as shiatsu massage, a Jacuzzi and a hot tub.

The hotel is located in the shopping district of Canberra, in the proximity of National Library of Australia, Embassy of France and National Gallery of Australia. A 10-minute walk to the center of Canberra.

The hotel is situated near galleries and a war memorial.

15 minutes' walk to Canberra Railway train station. 10 minutes by car from Canberra airport.

Rooms

The property comprises 185 spacious rooms appointed with a kitchenette, a writing desk, Wi-Fi, satellite TV and a living area. They feature marble bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and bathrobes.

Eat

The hotel offers a free hot buffet breakfast served at the restaurant. At the restaurant Australian dishes are served. The relaxing bar serves a selection of coffee.

A continental breakfast is served at the price of AUD 19.50 per person per night.  The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of AUD 24 per person per night. 

Services

Friendly staff offers car rental, 24-hour room service and ironing service.

Relax

The hotel’s fitness center has a gym and fitness classes.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is AUD 12 per day.

Number of rooms   186.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Fitness center
  • Health club
  • Spa center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shiatsu massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Separate sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Sofa bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay at the price of AUD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of AUD 50 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Rydges Capital Hill Hotel - Canberra Canberra location
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Hotel Address:

17 Canberra Ave, Forrest, Canberra, Australia, 2603

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City Center
  • Canberra
    3000 ft
Airports
  • Canberra (CBR)
    3.7 mi
Train Stations
  • Canberra Railway Station
    4600 ft
Restaurants
  • Sammy's Kitchen (cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian)
    200 ft
  • Italo Australian Club (cuisine: Italian)
    600 ft
Ski areas
  • Corin Forest Mountain Retreat
    2.9 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    186

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: King Size bed or 1 Super-King Size bed and 2 Sofa beds
Size: 865 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Room facilities
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    Superior Double Room
    Bed type: Queen Size bed or Double beds or 2 Single beds
    Size: 345 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Rydges Capital Hill Hotel - Canberra Canberra location
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      Hotel Address:

      17 Canberra Ave, Forrest, Canberra, Australia, 2603

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Canberra
        3000 ft
      Airports
      • Canberra (CBR)
        3.7 mi
      Train Stations
      • Canberra Railway Station
        4600 ft
      Restaurants
      • Sammy's Kitchen (cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian)
        200 ft
      • Italo Australian Club (cuisine: Italian)
        600 ft
      Ski areas
      • Corin Forest Mountain Retreat
        2.9 mi
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        186

      Hotel Awards

      AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCanberraRydges Capital Hill

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Spa Hotels in Australia

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      Rydges Capital Hill Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • Questacon - 5000 ft

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 2700 ft
      • Manuka Shopping Area - 3700 ft

      Places of interest

      • Parliament House - 2700 ft
      • Old Parliament House - 3000 ft

      Train stations

      • Canberra Railway Station - 4300 ft

      Convention centers

      • National Convention Centre Canberra - 2.0 mi

      Shopping areas

      • Kingston Mall - 3700 ft

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • American War Memorial - 1.6 mi
      • Anzac Parade - 2.1 mi

      Stadiums

      • Manuka Oval - 2000 ft

      Museums

      • National Museum of Australia - 1.8 mi
      • Royal Australian Mint - 2.1 mi

      Business areas

      • Embassy of the United States of America - 4300 ft
      • Embassy of the People's Republic of China - 5000 ft
      • Embassy of France - 5000 ft
      • Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands - 1.1 mi
      • British High Commission - 1.4 mi

      Galleries

      • National Gallery of Australia - 5000 ft

      Local Attractions

      • National Gallery of Australia - 5300 ft
        Parkes Place, Canberra
      • National Portrait Gallery - 1.0 mi
        King Edward Terrace, Canberra
      • High Court of Australia - 1.1 mi
        Parkes Place, Canberra
      • Questacon - 5300 ft
        King Edward Terrace, Canberra
      • National Library of Australia - 1.1 mi
        Parkes Place, Canberra

      Near the hotel

      • Presbyterian Church of St. Andrew - 1600 ft
        State Circle, Canberra
      • Turner from the Tate - National Gallery of Australia - 2200 ft
        National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
      • National Archives of Australia - 4100 ft
        Queen Victoria Terrace, Canberra
      • Wanggoolba Creek - 1600 ft
        Fraser Island, QueenslandAustralia
      • Manuka Oval - 2600 ft
        Manuka Circle, Canberra
      • Museum of Australian Democracy - 4600 ft
        18 King George Terrace, Canberra

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Sammy's Kitchen - 200 ft

        Address: North Quarter, Canberra Centre
        Phone: +612 6247 1464

        68% likes this, based on 273 reviews
        Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
        Price Range: USD 14 - USD 19

      • Tim's Restaurant - 600 ft

        Address: 78 Franklin Street
        Phone: (02) 6239 4223

        65% likes this, based on 13 reviews
        Cuisine: Australian

      • Jewel of India - 800 ft

        Address: Shop 16 Manuka Court Bougainville Street
        Phone: (02) 6295 7037

        61% likes this, based on 72 reviews
        Cuisine: Indian

      • Italo Australian Club - 600 ft

        Address: 78 Franklin St
        Phone: (02) 6295 1588

        61% likes this, based on 37 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian

      • Legends Spanish Restaurant - 700 ft

        Address: Franklin Street
        Phone: 6295 3966

        58% likes this, based on 72 reviews
        Cuisine: Spanish
        Price Range: USD 11 - USD 50

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        186

      Hotel Awards

      AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCanberraRydges Capital Hill

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Spa Hotels in Australia

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      Rydges Capital Hill Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Rydges Capital Hill

      Individual guest reviews

      • Single
        6.2

        Stuff up with Breakfast Room delivery ordered 6.30 - 6.45 arrived 6.45 ordered pineapple juice got something else didnt like purple in colour ordered hot milk for cereal got Cold milk Toast uneatable cold and hard Left a note on tray but heard nothing ???

      • Couple
        8.8

        Convenient located (I had a ceremony to attend at the National Library) and quiet, the room was clean and I enjoyed the swimming pool, sauna and spa facilities. Nice internal garden with tables, breakfast was nice and so the staff.

        the carpet on the corridor to our room was old and the room was not warm enough in the first day. But I asked to check the air conditioner in our room and the second night the room was warm. During the weekend there is no-one in capital hill: better rent a car/bike than walking in desolate roads.

      • Group of friends
        9.2

        The room we had was spotlessly clean, towels soft and bed very comforable. The receptionist went out of her was to get us close to where our friends rooms and she was very efficient and helpfull on checkin

        the building is getting very old and the decor looks tired. Buffett breakfast was a bit ordinary.

      • Single
        5.4

        Location was good for my business needs and close to Manuka restaurants was good

        Its in dire need of a refurb. The rooms are old and worn. Carpets and doors at least should be replaced. Lack of power switches in room - had to pull the lamp out to use my laptop at the work desk.. Aircon (heating) did not work in room. Breakfast was really basic and I hate having to pay extra for a proper coffee (who the hell drink perculated coffee nowadays?). Also if you have the breakfast in the "Atrium" in winter then turn the heating on. Bit of a con adding surcharge to pay on Visa.

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        Conveniently situated, comfortable bed, good space in the bathroom, lovely light room.

        The housemaid over the weekend was absolutely useless at making a bed. Had to remake it. Otherwise room was clean.

      • Family with children
        4.2

        Nothing our room you so call an Embassy suit was disgraceful and I can not believe you sold it as a room . So disgusted was I I got the manager up to see the room so he did not think we had done the damage. I have stayed at Rydges in Mel and Perth and the standarded was high thats why I stayed at Rydges Canberra. The manage took 35% off our room price, greatful that, however the experience has left doubts that I would ever recommend Rydges.The room service food was average and presentation poor.

      • Family with children
        6.6

        Friendly staff & comfy beds

        The food was fairly ordinary. Breakfast - eggs where raw, bacon not cooked properly and the mushrooms where tasteless and watery.

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        We did experience a non working however we were very kindly provided with a free breakfast and a discounted account - we could not have been happier with this result. Staff were courteous in handling the issue and we were satisfied customers. Thank you!

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        The front desk staff was very helpful and professional.

        There was nothing wrong or that we didn't like during our stay.

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        Easy access, beautiful foyer, lovely room. Breakfast was disappointing as food cold and coffee pots empty. But overall room was great and air conditioning perfect. In house movies had no sound which was very diappointing.

      • Single
        5.0

        The location

        It was budget standard at mid to luxury price. The rooms were 1980s faded, furniture cracked, overcrowded and overheated and institutional style instructions not to change, the phone on the bedside table was unconnected. The staff confused my coffee order at the breakfast service. There didn't seem to be any wifi. Old fashioned, but not heritage. With breakfast a single occupancy cost $390, overpriced. This was booked centrally at rmit university, however I would not stay here again or recommend it to colleagues.

      • Group of friends
        6.2

        The restaurant food was pitiful, waiters clueless but friendly, concierge unhelpful and disinterested.

      • Family with children
        3.8

        I book family room but i went there and till 8pm there was no arrangement for my children bed.i went there 1530 for check in and i got answer to come back after one hour as your room is not ready i came back after 0ne and half hour still it was not ready

      • Older travelers
        5.0

        very little. We have stayed at Ridges Capital Hill for many years and were not impressed at the decline in services.

        The room we were provided was dark, with no external windows and artificial lighting so poor that it made even reading by bedside reading light virtually impossible. The privacy curtains on the windows facing into the hotel interior spaces made the room so dark that we needed an alarm clock to wake up on even the brightest morning. The breakfast buffet was appalling. Long queues, not enough staff to ensure that buffet items were refilled and constant shortages of food. We waited for 15 minutes at a virtually empty buffet table and left to have breakfast in Manuka.

      • Family with children
        6.2

        staff were great, spa was nice, heated pool great for winter

        hotel rooms need a facelift, rooms were dusty and nothing was cleaned well. We booked for 5 people and on arrival had only 2 towels and no bed linen for kids beds?

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Rydges Capital Hill Hotel - Canberra Canberra location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      17 Canberra Ave, Forrest, Canberra, Australia, 2603

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Canberra
        3000 ft
      Airports
      • Canberra (CBR)
        3.7 mi
      Train Stations
      • Canberra Railway Station
        4600 ft
      Restaurants
      • Sammy's Kitchen (cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian)
        200 ft
      • Italo Australian Club (cuisine: Italian)
        600 ft
      Ski areas
      • Corin Forest Mountain Retreat
        2.9 mi
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        186

      Hotel Awards

      AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCanberraRydges Capital Hill

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Spa Hotels in Australia

      Use Badge

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