Canberra Attractions Nearby Forrest Hotel and Apartments

News & Events

Read below for a selection of what's on in the Canberra Region.

Summer/ Autumn 2016

AFL @ Manuka Oval


 
Sat 30 July -Giants VS Richmond

 Rugby Union @ GIO Stadium

Fri 6 May - Aquis Brumbies VS Bulls

Sat 28 May - Aquis Brumbies VS Japan

Sun 29 May - Canberra Raiders VS Bulldogs

 AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

Finishes Sun 25 Sep 2016 - Mephisto: The Rarest Tank in the Work

Finishes Wed 7 Sep 2016 - Reality in Flames: Modern Australian Art and the Second World War

Finishes Sun 11 Nov 2018 - Roll of Honour Name Projections

NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA

Mon 15 Feb - Sun 8 May - Behind the Scenes : Tyler Graphics at work

Every Sat from 12 Dec – 25 Apr -  The Last Temptation: The Art of Ken & Julia Yonentain

Fri 22 Apr – Sun 10 Jul – Fiona Hall: Wron Way Time

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

 Fri 29 Apr - Sun 8 May - Canberra international music festival @ Various Locations

Thu 19 May - Sat 21 May - Sparrowfolk: Subirdia

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA

 

Finishes Fri 16 Aug - Kaninjaku: Stories from the Canning Route

CANBERRA GLASSWORKS

Fri 29 Apr - Sun 22 May - Smokestack Piano

 EPIC (Exhibition Park In Canberra)

Wed 20 Apr - Wed 25 May - Cirque Afric

Sat 12 Dec – Sun 13 Dec - Handmade Market

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

Sat 19 Mar - Sun 26 Jun - Natonal Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Wed 4 May - Sun 14 Aug - Mysterious Eyes - Arthur Boyd Portraits From 1945

OTHER

Every Sunday - Old Bus Depot Markets

Mon 22 Feb - Sun 9 Oct - Spiders @ Questacon

Mon 2 May - Sun 8 May - ACT Tree Week @ National Arboretum Canberra

Thurs 15 Sep – Sat 17 Sep - Circa: Carnival of the Animals @ Canberra Theatre

Finishes 9 Oct 2016 - Spiders @ Questacon

Finishes Fri 25 Nov 2016 - Behind the Lines 2015: The year’s best political cartoons @ The Museum of Australian Democracy

  • "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. "

    May 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..."

    May 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 "

    May 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..."

    March 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. "

    March 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. "

    March 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..."

    March 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. "

    March 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..."

    March 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..."

    March 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. "

    March 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,

  • ""Leisure""

    " Very nice hotel to stay nothing outstanding .. Just a basic comfortable hotel.. Value for money staff more than friendly to help .. Located close to shops and also close to tourist attractions .. I would recommend this hotel.. I would stay here agai..."

    October 19th, 2015

    Alex C, Sydney AUS,

  • ""Fantastic Stay""

    " I always use Forrest Hotel and apartments everytime I go to Canberra as apartments are very nice and tide and price is reasonable. Will come back again and would definitely recommend it to my friends. "

    October 19th, 2015

    Rica, Sydney AUS,

  • ""Good Value in the Heart of Canberra""

    " Vvery handy for families as apartment fitted 4, staff were helpful, there was a coffee machine, microwave, stove, fridge etc. handy for going to parliament house, Questacon, floriade, the rooms were good size with parking "

    October 19th, 2015

    Anna M, Sydney AUS,

  • ""Good Place to Stay""

    " Nice, tidy, comfortable place to stay. I was surprised to see a quality oven, huge refrigerator, very roomy bathroom, washing and dryer machines and a lot of other stuff that we do not usually see at hotels.... "

    October 19th, 2015

    Arthur, Hornsby AUS,

  • ""Convenient Spot""

    " Very comfortable room .The hotel is in a great position for restaurants nearby .Found this to be great price for a hotel so close to city. The food at the restaurant was of a very good quality. I would return to this hotel "

    October 19th, 2015

    Lyn T, Vermont AUS,

  • ""Nice Spacious Apartment""

    " This apartment complex is within walking distance from the city main centre, and some 10 minutes walk away from a large shopping centre. Quite affordable, and spacious apartment with kitchen+living, bedroom, and bathroom. Kitchen included large frid..."

    October 19th, 2015

    Hemipritis, NETHERLANDS,

  • "'Comfortable Lodgings'"

    " We found the 2 bedroom apartment at Forrest to be comfortable and conveniently located. The apartment had everything we needed for a home away from home for a week long stay with a family of 4. The staff at both reception and in the restaurant were ..."

    July 28th, 2015

    Anon, Rockhampton AUS,

  • "'Pleasant and Convenient Stay'"

    " Clean, tidy, comfortable. Service was polite and pleasant. Room was clean and well appointed. Breakfast was most enjoyable with a great variety of food. The staff were very attentive and polite. Great value all round. "

    July 28th, 2015

    Chris, AUS,

  • "'Peaceful, Clean & Great Location'"

    " Stayed at Forrest Hotel for 2 nights in preparation for running the 2015 Canberra Marathon. The 2 bedroom apartment was nice and spacious, clean and had everything we needed. The room and outdoor surrounds were tidy, well keep and peaceful. We found..."

    May 21st, 2015

    Kelly H, Sydney AUS,

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