The city is known for its cultural attractions, art scenes, and heritage sites, with notable destinations such as the Australian War Memorial, the National Library of Australia, and the National Museum of Australia. The city is quite small and you can easily get around via public light rails or buses. In this guide, we have hand-curated a list of the 10 best luxury boutique hotels in Canberra that will offer you an wonderful staying experience.
- Hotel Realm, Canberra
- Ovolo Nishi
- Little National Hotel Canberra
- Brassey Hotel
- A by Adina Canberra
- Burbury Hotel, Canberra
- Midnight Hotel, Autograph Collection
- Hyatt Hotel Canberra – A Park Hyatt Hotel
- Abode Belconnen
- Vibe Hotel Canberra
Hotel Realm, Canberra
Hotel Realm is one of the first 5-star boutique hotels to open in Canberra, located next to the Parliamentary Triangle. The luxury hotel offers 163 guest rooms and suites that are designed sophisticatedly with a clean white and neutral tone.
The oversized rooms all feature modern furnishing, premium bespoke bedding, a work desk, APPELLES-branded toiletries, and complimentary internet access. Some suites also come with a kitchenette or a fully-equipped kitchen. You will find multiple wellness facilities on-site including a state-of-the-art fitness center, a heated indoor pool (appointment required), pilates classes, and a spa with treatments and massages.
Hotel Realm also has two exceptional restaurants in-house. Louis is a classic bistro that specializes in European cuisines while Ostani Bar offers sophisticated supper alongside a range of curated cocktails and wines. For more dining and drinking options, there is also a great selection of restaurants and bars located inside the vibrant Realm Precinct.
Ovolo Nishi is one of the most unique boutique hotels in Canberra. Located near the CBD, the sustainability-focused hotel is situated inside a distinct architecture that is developed by over 60 designers, artists, and architects, with inspiration from traditional Australian landscapes and culture.
The design-led 5-star hotel has 81 rooms that are designed in a brown and grey tone. You will find heavy industrial references through the exposed concrete walls and rusty styling. The rooms are each uniquely furnished with local restored furniture, collected objects, and original artwork. They also feature plush bedding, an overhead shower, mini bar, and free internet access.
For active guests, a fitness center with machines and free weights is available on-site. Ovolo Nishi is also bringing the sustainability theme to its culinary experience. Monster Kitchen & Bar on the ground floor offers distinct vegetarian cuisines that are made from fresh local produce. Their curated cocktails are also mixed from seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Little National Hotel Canberra
If you are an enthusiast for minimalistic design, then Little National Hotel Canberra is the perfect accommodation for you. The boutique hotel showcase a monochromatic design with ample use of white and wooden palettes.
You will also find the same theme throughout the hotel’s 120 sophisticated guest rooms. The rooms are compact but comfortable. They each feature modern furnishing, a king-size bed with luxury linens, a wall-to-wall window, a bar fridge, a TV, and complimentary internet access.
The hotel is known for its comfortable lounging area, which provides ample seating spaces for working, reading, or relaxing. Besides, you also find complimentary T2 tea, water, and coffee facilities alongside a range of magazines and newspapers. There are no leisure facilities on-site but you will have access to the fully-equipped Hale Gym and Hale Spa nearby.
Situated at the dynamic Realm Precinct, the Little National Hotel Canberra is surrounded by multiple quality restaurants and bars. From LiloTang’s unique Japanese dishes to Chairman & Yip’s authentic Pan-Asian cuisines, there will be surely be something that cater to your taste.
Brassey Hotel is one of the best luxury boutique hotels in Canberra with a long-standing history. Located on 2.5 acres of gardens and lawns, the heritage hotel is housed within a red brick building from the 1920s. The building’s facade remains well-preserved, while the interior has been refurbished to offer modern comfort.
The 4-star hotel currently offers 80 guest rooms and suites. They showcase an old-world charm with clean white walls and elegant furnishing. On the inside, you will find comfy bedding, a TV with Foxtel, coffee facilities, and complimentary internet access. Accessible rooms are also available upon inquiry.
Besides, you will have access to the modern gym on-site with state-of-the-art equipment. You will also find a spa with a cave pool, steam rooms, saunas, and a lounge with a fireplace. There are no in-house restaurants, but you will find multiple dining venues just steps away. For instance, Maple + Clove next door is a cafe that specilaizes in nutritious meals made from fresh whole food ingredients.
A by Adina Canberra
A by Adina Canberra is one of the newest boutique hotels located in the CBD. The modern apartment hotel is set inside a sleek and sculptural architecture designed by award-winning architects Bates Smart. It presents multiple accommodation options ranging from studio apartments to two-bedroom apartments, each designed spaciously with a clean neutral and white tone.
All 130 apartments come with stylish furnishing, comfy bedding, Hunter Lab-branded toiletries, and complimentary internet access. Studio apartments are equipped with a compact kitchenette while larger apartments have a full kitchen and laundry. A well-appointed fitness center with cardio machines and free weights is also available on the lower level.
Situated in the CBD, you will find ample dining options near the hotel. The Meat & Wine Co. offers the best-in-town steakhouse experience while Mu Omakase showcases the best Japanese charcoal grill dishes. For more casual options, you can head to ARC Café by Redbrick for their coffee and light meals.
Burbury Hotel, Canberra
Burbury Hotel is one of the best luxury boutique hotels in Canberra, located near the Capital Hill. The 5-star apartment hotel boasts 152 rooms and apartments ranging from classic rooms to premium two-bedroom apartments, each designed spaciously with an elegant black and white theme.
All rooms and aprtments feature sophisticated furnishing, deluxe king-size beds, a writing desk, premium toiletries, and complimentary internet access. Larger apartments also come with a kitchenette or a fully-equipped kitchen. There are no wellness facilities on-site but you will have access to the fully-equipped Hale Gym and Hale Spa nearby.
The hotel is known for its culinary experience, with multiple restaurants and bars located in-house. Leyla Bar is a gorgeous rooftop bar that offers vibrant drinks and small bites with a view of Canberra’s city skyline. While Lilo Bar is a Japanese-inspired bar that specializes in sophisticated drinks and snacks.
Midnight Hotel, Autograph Collection
The Midnight Hotel, Autograph Collection, is another one of the best luxury boutique hotels near the Canberra CBD. As you may tell by the name, the contemporary 5-star hotel embraces a stylish dark theme throughout its interior design (you will find some pops of white here and there as well).
Designed by architect firm Fender Katsalidis, the hotel showcases 199 guest rooms and suites that are modern and sophisticated. They all feature premium bedding, Hunter LAB toiletries, a TV with STAYCAST, Espresso machine, and free internet access. Besides, you will also find a stunning dark-themed lap pool and a fully-equipped gym on-site. For business travelers, conference and event facilities are available upon inquiry.
Midnight Hotel is meticulous about its dining offerings. On the ground floor, Braddon Merchant is a sophisticated restaurant that showcases a selection of modern Australian dishes with locally sourced ingredients. For more casual options, you can head to the Midnight Bar which serves an array of beverages and bar food. There is also live music every Friday evening!
Hyatt Hotel Canberra – A Park Hyatt Hotel
Hyatt Hotel Canberra – A Park Hyatt Hotel is one of the most classic 5-star hotels in the city. Located just north of the Parliamentary Triangle, the luxury hotel is housed inside a federation-style building from 1927. Inside, you will find an elegant design and a high ceiling, inspired by the Art-Deco movement in the early 19th century.
The hotel presents 252 well-appointed guest rooms and suites. Paying homage to the building’s history, they feature a heritage-inspired design with traditional furnishing. They are also equipped with sumptuous king bedding, a marble bathroom with a deep bath, a work desk, a TV, coffee facilities, free interent access, and more.
Besides, you will have exclusive access to the clubhouse at the hotel. You will find a plethora of facilities including a fully equipped gym, a heated indoor pool, a spa, a sauna, and a tennis court. The hotel also feature multiple dining & drinking venues on-site. For instance, The Promenade Café offers a refined menu using the freshest produce.
Abode Belconnen is one of the newer boutique apartment hotels in Canberra that opened in October 2020. Located on the western side, the modern 4-star hotel presents a minimalistic aesthetic with monochrome palettes being used throughout the interior design.
The hotel offers 152 spacious apartments starting from studios to two-bedroom apartments. They all come with stylish furnishing, premium bedding, a TV with STAYCAST, Ideology bathroom amenities, a laundry, a kitchenette, and free internet access. Multiple accessible rooms are also available.
Besides, you will also find a refreshing outdoor swimming pool and a compact gym with machines and free weights on-site. If you wanna grab something to eat or drink, No.10 Restaurant & Bar on the ground floor serves a casual all-day menu made from fresh local produce.
Abode Belconnen is conveniently situated in Belconnen. It is only a 10-minute walk away from Westfield Belconnen, the largest shopping center in the district. It is also just a 3-minute drive away from the University of Canberra and a 6-minute drive away from GIO Stadium Canberra.
Vibe Hotel Canberra
Vibe Hotel Canberra is one of, if not the best luxury airport hotels in the city, located just 50m away from the Canberra airport terminal. The modern 4-star hotel is situated inside a sleek glass architecture, offering 191 spacious rooms ranging from standard rooms to two-bedroom apartments.
All rooms and apartments feature clean furnishing, plush bedding, a work desk, extensive amenities, and complimentary internet access. If you are staying at the apartments, you will also find a separate lounging & dining area and a fully equipped kitchen with ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, and utensils.
If you want to break a sweat, a comprehensive gym with machines and free weights is located on-site. For business travellers, 6 meeting rooms (with a capacity of up to 200 people) for conferences and events are also available for hire upon inquiry. The Helix Bar & Dining on the ground floor is a modern bistro that offers a range of dishes and drinks. It also doubles as a comfortable airport lounge for you to relax before or after a flight.
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