Special Offers at Forrest Hotel and Apartments in Canberra

Special offers

Floriade 2017

Floriade 2017

Floriade 2017 is Australia's biggest celebration of spring. This iconic Canberra event, which is now in its 30th year, runs for 30 days over the months of September and October.

It showcases one million flowers in bloom throughout Canberra’s Commonwealth Park and entry is free. The event welcomes more than 400,000 local, interstate and international visitors each year.

Starts 16th September 2017 & Finishes 15th October 2017

OPEN: 9am - 5pm Weekdays & 9am - 5.30pm Weekends and Public Holidays

For more information visit: www.floriadeaustralia.com

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition

Immerse yourself in the epic saga of the Seven Sisters - a journey into the heart of Australia

Take a journey across the Australian desert in this Aboriginal-led exhibition about the epic Seven Sisters Dreaming. See stunning artworks, immerse yourself in our state-of-the-art digital dome and visit our vibrant art centre.

15 September 2017 to 25 February 2018 | Temporary Gallery | Costs apply

For more information, please visit http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/songlines

Towers of Tomorrow

Towers of Tomorrow

Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks features 20 amazing 1:200 scale skyscraper models constructed over hundreds of hours by the Southern Hemisphere’s only certified LEGO® professional, Ryan McNaught.

See the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa, along with towers still under construction, such as the Barangaroo Crown Sydney Hotel Resort. 

Create your own towers with more than 200,000 loose bricks in our hands-on-construction area.

28 July – 8 October 2017 | Studio Gallery | Costs apply
45-minute sessions on the hour from 9.15am to 4.15pm.

For more information, please visit http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/towers-of-tomorrow

Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Packages are available at Forrest Hotel and Apartments.

Please enquire with our friendly Reception staff for the best available rates.

Our Bed & Breakfast Package consists of an unlimited buffet including a range of hot and cold foods.


Book Now 02 6203 4300 • reservations@forresthotel.com


Conference & Events

Conference & Events

Our Nottingham Room, conveniently located in central Canberra, would be ideal for your next conference. You and your team can make the most of your meeting in a tranquil environment, whilst we assist you with all your catering, audio-visual facilities and accommodation needs.

Whether you require catering for a casual private function, or a formal business meeting, we have dedicated conference professionals to tailor a package to suit your needs.

The Nottingham Room can be hired for full day, half day or residential meetings.

Conference Room hire is inclusive of:

  • Espresso Coffee Machine and Gourmet Tea Selection

  • Whiteboard and Flip Charts

  • Filtered Water and Mints

  • Wifi

  • Selected AV Equipment

  • Stationery

Talk to our conference team today on (02) 6203 4300 or email Mahaish at admin@forresthotel.com

The Last Post Ceremony

The Last Post Ceremony

At the end of each day, commencing at 4.55 pm AEDT, the Memorial farewells visitors with its moving Last Post Ceremony.

The ceremony begins with the singing of the Australian National Anthem, followed by the poignant strains of a lament, played by a piper. Visitors are invited to lay wreaths and floral tributes beside the Pool of Reflection. The Roll of Honour in the Cloisters lists the names of more than 102,000 Australians who have given their lives in war and other operations over more than a century. At each ceremony the story behind one of these names is told. The Ode is then recited, and the ceremony ends with the sounding of the Last Post.

From February the Last Post Ceremony includes the presence of Australia's Federation Guard on the first and third Wednesday of each month. At 4.00 pm a catafalque party mounts a vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier in the Hall of Memory. There is a change of guard at 4.30 pm, and the catafalque party then participates in the Last Post Ceremony.

For more information visit - https://www.awm.gov.au/

Thunderstone launches Dharwra Aboriginal Cultural Tours

Thunderstone launches Dharwra Aboriginal Cultural Tours

Thunderstone offers a variety of cultural activities and guided tours around the region from short two hours walks to full day walks.

Under the auspice of Thunderstone, the launch of Dharwra Aboriginal Cultural Tours is a unique opportunity to showcase the existence of Aboriginal cultural heritage in the Canberra region through interpretation of the landscape and local stories.

For more information, visit www.thunderstone.net.au.

Manuka Oval

Manuka Oval

Are you after the perfect place to stay for your next trip to Canberra for the cricket or AFL? Why not stay at Forrest Hotel!

Conveniently located on National Circuit, we are a short 10 minute walk to Manuka Oval and Manuka shopping precinct.

Up Coming Events:


Sat 30 July 2016 - Giants VS Richmond

For more information on upcoming events visit http://www.manukaoval.com.au/events/



Free WIFI upto 500MB per stay

 *** Costs apply for any additional wifi usage ***

**Once you have used up the free quota, the following charges apply:

100MB - $5.00

500MB - $10.00

1 GB -   $15.00

Social Media

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Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

Surprise someone with a Forrest Hotel & Apartments gift voucher.

We can tailor a voucher package as the perfect gift for someone special. Please send our team an enquiry and a member of our friendly reservations staff will be in touch to confirm the details and your preferred method of payment.

Spinway Bike Rental Station

Spinway Bike Rental Station

Spinway Bike Rental Station

Exploring Canberra by bike

For only $11 an hour, $22 for 4 hours or take your time with $33 for 24 hours. Helmets, locks, lights and maps available free at reception

For more information see http://www.spinwaycanberra.com.au/

  • "Comfortable stay in a top value accommodation option"

    " Excellent value accommodation option for Canberra. Rooms are basic but very clean and comfortable. Location is reasonably central to most major attractions. Restaurant on site. "

    July 31st, 2017

    Kylie, 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. "

    June 12th, 2017

    Timothy, AUS,

  • "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,

  • "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,

  • " 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,

  • ""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,

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