Forrest Hotel and Apartments in Canberra

Forrest Hotel & Apartments

Located in a quiet street in Canberra's garden district, Forrest Hotel and Apartments is situated in a convenient location, adjacent to Parliament House in the Parliamentary Business District. We are just a stone's throw away from major tourist attractions, including the National Gallery of Australia, Manuka Shopping Village, The Old Bus Depot Markets, and much more!

We are one of Canberra's best value properties, perfect for business or leisure. Offering Standard through to Executive Accommodation options, we cater for all levels of comfort. Our Apartments feature tranquil courtyards and undercover barbeque facilities for your enjoyment. Here at the Forrest Hotel and Apartments, we pride ourselves on being a non-smoking property.

Whilst you are here, unwind in our Sherwoods Restaurant and Bar, where you can experience alfresco dining on the deck, overlooking leafy parklands.

Our well-equipped Conference Room with scenic park views provides the perfect environment to hold your next function. Our dedicated team of conference organisers can tailor any package to suit your needs.

Family owned and operated, we pride ourselves on being able to offer a refreshing and welcoming level of service. Renowned for our hospitality, you will enjoy all the comforts of home complimented by our outstanding service. Our friendly staff will be able to assist you with tourist information, local maps and any other information you may require.

  • "Enjoyable & Comfortable"

    " The room had a comfortable bed, free wifi and was not on a main road with a lovely park across form the hotel. The staff were very accommodating and all in all I enjoyed the stay. The location is great but then Canberra is small. "

    June 8th, 2017

    Paul, AUS,

  • "A comfortable and pleasant stay"

    " The staff were friendly. The unit was in a quiet location and very central to all Canberra attractions. It was warm and comfortable. "

    August 7th, 2017

    Lyn, AUS,

  • "Convenient and well priced"

    " Bed very comfortable. Kitchen facilities excellent. Plenty of room and furniture for short stay. Good price for such a handy location. "

    July 30th, 2017

    Edwin AUS,

  • "Fabulous"

    " We always stay at this motel when in Canberra and therefore are very familiar with the location, staff and nearby facilities, We've always had a pleasant stay. "

    December 30th, 0000

    Timothy, AUS,

  • "Good Room"

    " The location of this property was perfect for our requirements . A beautiful leafy part of Canberra . A lovely comfortable bed in a clean fresh room . "

    June 20th, 2017

    Rene, Aus,

  • "Quiet Location in the middle of the City"

    " Location is brilliant. Very central and close to everything but in a quiet area opposite a park. Through the trees there were views of the flagpole atop Parliament House. Next door is the Free Serbian Church, which is worth visiting. Staff were ve..."

    May 30th, 2017

    Marilyn, AUS,

  • "Pleasant stay"

    " The restaurant had beautiful food could not fault and staff where lovely and so was the manager Mark. Was central to alot attractions. "

    May 21st, 2017

    Allision, AUS,

  • "Very Good"

    " Location. A few minutes' walk from the local shopping centre and within walking distance of the parliament buildings. Staff were helpful. "

    May 10th, 2017

    Iain, UK,

  • "Enjoyable & Comfortable"

    " The room had a comfortable bed, free wifi and was not on a main road with a lovely park across form the hotel. The staff were very accommodating and all in all I enjoyed the stay. "

    May 3rd, 2017

    Paul, Australia,

  • "Functional Accommodation"

    " For those on a budget, this is ideal. The room and bathroom was clean and well presented. About a 15 minute walk from the Parliament building and a 5 minute drive from town. Check was completed efficiently and the staff were sociable and polite...."

    January 23rd, 2017

    Chirs, Melbourne AUS,

  • "Your Home Away From Home"

    " The Forrest Hotel is an older hotel. What nakes it great is its staff. They are always friendly, ready to chat and sort out any issues. The rooms whilst simple are clean and extremely serviceable. They have bikes you can hire and the new breakfast m..."

    January 31st, 2017

    Jennifer, Melbourne AUS,

  • "Long Weekend in Canberra"

    " We stayed in a one bedroom apartment and everything we needed was provided. Our room had been renovated and was very clean and functional. Easy parking and was close to all the major tourist attractions. Would recommend to stay here. "

    June 15th, 2016

    Eab, Melbourne AUS,

  • "Family Weekend Away"

    " Was close to all the major family fun places, quiet location, lovely buffet breakfast, very friendly staff. Room was great, had a washing machine which was handy having two boys. Full size fridge was also a bonus. "

    June 5th, 2016

    Danyell, Young AUS,

  • "Handy Spot"

    " Very clean and tidy motel unit with everything available within walking distance. Reception staff very pleasant and helpful. We were able to access our room prior to check in time as we had a wedding to attend at 1.30 pm. If you are just needing a b..."

    May 1st, 2016

    Roz J, Rylstone AU,

  • "Canberra Hideaway"

    " A very pleasant motel situated a short walk from the Parliament triangle. Friendly staff and clean and well equipped room made the stay very nice. We had continental breakfast and that was varied and plentiful. "

    April 12th, 2016

    Sue, Sheffield UK,

  • "Convenient and Affordable"

    " We have stayed here 3 times now when visiting family in Canberra. It is well-priced, well-located and well-equipped. Rooms are simple but have everything you need including a flat-screen TV, hairdryer, iron and ironing board andcoffee and tea making..."

    April 6th, 2016

    Paul B, Sydney AUS,

  • "Great Stay"

    " Overall very enjoyable, pleasant and helpful reception staff. Apartment had everything we required during our stay. Very close to excellent shops,cafes, restaurants and cinema at Manuka. Easy access to public transport. "

    March 26th, 2016

    mselectrical, Tasmania AUS,

  • "Great Value, good room&service"

    " Close to excellent restaurants at Manuka, this is a great place to stay at. This was my second visit and I will stay here next time I am in Canberra. Everything was good. Got a great night's sleep and enjoyed a good breakfast for $20 "

    April 1st, 2016

    Ian R , Hobart AUS,

  • "This is the Best"

    " This motel is close to Parliament House and has a busstop within in 200 meters that you will take you to Civic. It doesn't have the high tech features of other motels it is simple and basic but what makes it the best is the staff, from reception, to..."

    March 24th, 2016

    Jennifer J, Melbourne AUS,

  • "Perfect Location"

    " Great location clean quiet easy to find. Parking available. Close to eateries and sights. Reception staff were very friendly . Will be staying again next tine I am in Canberra. Great value for money!! "

    March 31st, 2016

    sflay_956228, Sydney AUS,

  • "No complaints here"

    " The room was very clean and a nice size, with a table and chairs where we ate a take away Indian after a long day driving. The Parliament Building is not far and we walked into the main town from the hotel which was nice. Free parking, free wifi and..."

    March 25th, 2016

    Katie M, Buckingham UK,

  • "Great Stay"

    " Clean, very comfortable, dated rooms but not in a bad way. Quite and well positioned, just 5 minute walk to Manuka and plenty of free parking. The girls in the office are lovely and very helpful. We have stayed three times now and would most definit..."

    March 11th, 2016

    Sandamo, Sydney AUS,

  • "A wonderful friendly trip to Canberra"

    " The Reception staff were friendly and efficient, the rooms were clean and comfortable, the tariff was very reasonable, but most of all was the friendliness and attention of the family management and staff.. I would recommend this business very highl..."

    March 15th, 2016

    igallo_869071, Sydney AUS,

  • " Our new favourite place to stay "

    " Wonderful staff and facilities. The location was brilliant, convenient for all the attractions and having Manuka shops within walking distance was an extra bonus. The restaurant served a beautiful breakfast. "

    January 14th, 2016

    Sharon. B Sydney AUS,

  • "I'll be back"

    " This hotel experience reflects that unique "Canberra" touch - of quality, genuine friendliness and helpfulness toward visitors - something that seems to be diminishing from so many other cities. The Forrest and Canberra are a true breath of fresh ai..."

    March 3rd, 2016

    Leo, Perth AUS,

  • "Friendly Staff"

    " Very quiet. Huge bed. Walk to parliament buildings in about 20 min. Also in other direction walk 4 blocks to Manuka Village for large selection of restaurants. 500 Mb free wifi. Staff were very friendly. "

    March 3rd, 2016

    Kiwidaveys, New Zealand,

  • "Great Location"

    " Forrest Hotel and apartments is a clean comfortable afordable perfectly located in Canberra for a visitor who wants to see all the attractions. With a city bus leaving from just accross the road, one can go to most of the attractions. The accommodat..."

    February 27th, 2016

    Sharry, Herberton, AUS,

  • " Fabulous Accommodation at Canberra "

    " We visited Canberra to attend the Royal Australian Mint Open Day and booked 2 nights accommodation online. We were pleasantly surprised by the high standard of accommodation at Forrest Hotel and Apartments. The quality of their breakfast was fantast..."

    March 3rd, 2016

    Itaptourist, Haberfield, AUS,  

  • ""Great Location""

    " Friendly staff. Great location close to the city, we could not hear any traffic and the motel itself was very quiet. We found the room and bathroom smaller than we expected but it was clean and comfortable. Value for money. "

    February 4th, 2016

    Sharone, Batehaven AUS,

  • ""Good value, fantastic location""

    " The hotel was located in an excellent location. It was not huge but was clean, well appointed and provided everything you would need as a base for exploring Canberra. Five minutes to Manuka shops and 15 minutes the The Lodge. "

    February 4th, 2016

    Azette, Melbourne AUS,

  • ""Drive up to the door style motel in a great location""

    " Spacious rooms with a tasteful refurbishment. Dining room has also been modernised and serves a great buffet breakfast for $20. Short walk to Manuka shops, restaurants and cafes. Easy drive to all the Galleries, Questacon, Old Parliament House and N..."

    February 4th, 2016

    McM, Sydney AUS,

  • ""Nice Apartment""

    " The room was good value and had all the necessary kitchen equipment. The room was clean and beds comfortable. The location is handy to many attractions including the lake Parking was close to the apartment. "

    February 4th, 2016

    Jgiles, Sydney AUS,

  • ""Great Location and Quiet""

    " Great location. Easy stroll distance to Manuka for shops (Coles) and nice cafes and restaurants. Clean, quiet,.. really nice towels (tragic I know, but worked for me). Table in apartment was a bit small for 4 people but manageable. Lovely helpful st..."

    February 4th, 2016

    Shay, Manly AUS,

  • ""I'll be back""

    " This hotel experience reflects that unique "Canberra" touch - of quality, genuine friendliness and helpfulness toward visitors - something that seems to be diminishing from so many other cities. The Forrest and Canberra are a true breath of fresh ai..."

    February 4th, 2016

    Leon, Sydney AUS,

  • ""Clean, Comfortable and Affordable Place to Stay""

    " Would definitely be back. Have stayed in a number of motels and hotels during our trips to Canberra and this would have to rate in the top five. We will most definitely be letting our friends know about this place. "

    February 4th, 2016

    Wahnita, Sydney AUS,

  • ""Easy and Friendly""

    " The stay was easy, nice and quiet location. Not far from main attraction. easy to drive and easy parking availability.Room prices are good and value for money. Staff was friendly and helpful. Room is clean and tidy, with most amenities for comfortab..."

    October 19th, 2015

    Anon, Sydney AUS,

  • ""We Will Return""

    " This motel /unit complex was very handy to everything we wanted to do .Rooms are well presented and the unit had enough cooking facilities if you wished to eat in . It was a very comfortable stay. Reception staff were very helpful with directions an..."

    October 19th, 2015

    Egilbe, Camden AUS,

  • ""Great Place""

    " Was perfect location close to everything. Just a 2 minute walk to great restaurants, clean and a nice place to stay. Room was very clean and bed comfortable. Thanks again for making our stay so great! "

    October 19th, 2015

    Selene, Brisbane AUS,

  • ""Excellent Service""

    " The room we stayed was clean and convenient. Close to the city center and the staff are very accommodating. I would stay there again on my next trip to ACT. I would highly recommend this place to family and friends. "

    October 19th, 2015

    Ant, Melbourne AUS,

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