Standing lakeside by Lake Burley Griffin’s northern shore, surrounded by parkland, this stylish city-centre hotel is also a short walk from the NewActon precinct’s dining and retail offerings and a few minutes by car from the Old and New Parliament Houses, Australian War Memorial and National Gallery. Onsite guests will find a trendy bar and Italian steakhouse to relax, unwind and savour fine food, before retiring to modern and well-appointed guestrooms featuring plush bedding, a private balcony and some also boasting lake views.
Why we recommend the QT Canberra
- Central location
- Wonderful lake views
- Exceptional interior design
- Traditional barber shop on site
- Valet parking available
Attractions near the QT Canberra
New décor, old charm
Once regarded as an iconic hotel in the political and social landscape of Canberra, the old Rydges Lakeside has undergone extensive refurbishment and relaunched as the high-end designer hotel, QT Canberra. The transformation gives a nod to the hotel’s location and long political history, with hidden rooms, private hallways and historical artefacts carefully inserted into the new design.
Reinvented as part of the NewActon cultural precinct, QT Canberra is set to draw a sociable crowd. Capitol Bar & Grill has an Italian-themed concept channelling The Godfather, and Lucky’s Speakeasy 1920s-style cocktail bar is the perfect place for secret trysts and good old reminiscing.
Discover the audiovisual heritage of Australia
If you’re keen to see what life was like in the 1920s, head down the road to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), a mere five-minute walk from the hotel. Set in an Art Deco building, the NFSA is dedicated to collecting, preserving and sharing the country’s superb audiovisual heritage.
Explore the last 100 years of Australian film, television and radio in an interactive exhibition revealing the people behind the creations that have shaped the nation’s imagination. The Pause and Play section of the NFSA is a great place for children to learn, create and discover the world of music and moving images. Children are also encouraged to make their own instrument or draw a film strip.
|Laundry service||Wheel chair access in hotel|
|Balcony / terrace (some rooms)||Concierge|
|Swimming pool||Health club or gym|
|Parking||Parking cost applicable|
|Minibar (some rooms)||Air conditioning|
|Internet wireless fee||Internet (wireless)|
|Cable TV||Iron and ironing board|
|Tea and coffee making facilities||Internet (common wireless)|