Special Offers at Forrest Hotel and Apartments in Canberra

Special offers

Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts

Experience the work of legendary Australian artist Tom Roberts this summer at the NGA in Canberra.

This extraordinary exhibition brings together Tom Roberts' most famous paintings loved by all Australians.

Paintings such as the Shearing of the rams (1888-90) an A break away! (1891) are among the nation's best known works of art. An exhibition for all Australians, it is no to be missed.

The Tom Roberts exhibition takes place during an exciting period of change at the NGA, including a large-scale rehang of almost every work of art, with Australian art taking pride of place in a new location. Rediscover your NGA!

4 December 2015 - 28 March 2016

Open daily 10:00am - 5:00pm

Closed Christmas Day

For more information and tickets click here - http://nga.gov.au/Roberts/

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


Christmas Parties

Christmas Parties

It's almost that time of the year again ......

Have you thought about your end of year celebration yet? Why not have it at our hotel!!

Book your Christmas Party at Forrest Hotel by the 15th November 2016 and receive a complimentary glass of champagne or wine on arrival!

Book Now:

Phone: 1800 676 372 or (02) 6203 4300

Email: events@forresthotel.com

or come in and see us for more information



Free WIFI upto 500MB per stay

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

Social Media

Social Media

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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:


Tues 2 Feb 2016 - Women's ODI: Southern Stars VS India

Wed 20 Jan 2016 - ODI: Austalia VS India


Thurs 25 Feb 2016 - Pre-season match, Giants VS Western Bulldogs

Sun 3 April 2016 - Giants VS Geelong

Sun 17 April 2016 - Giants VS Port Adelaide

Sat 30 July 2016 - Giants VS Richmond

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

Celestial Empire

Celestial Empire

Celestial Empire - Life in China 1644 - 1911

2 January 2016 - 22 May 2016

Free Exhibition at the National Library of Australia

Experience 300 years of Chinese culture and tradition from two of the world’s great libraries.

From life at court to life in the villages and fields, glimpse the world of China’s last imperial dynasty and its wealth of cultural tradition.

See exquisite and precious objects from the National Library of China. Marvel at drawings and plans for Beijing’s iconic palaces from the Yangshi Lei Archives, listed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register in 2007 and never before seen in Australia. Beautiful maps, books and prints come alive in ornate detail.  Discover our acclaimed Chinese Collection, including rare items from the London Missionary Society that offer a unique view of early western impressions of China.

An exclusive exhibition in partnership with the National Library of China.

For more information visit - https://www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/celestial-empire

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.

Bike and Canoe Hire

Bike and Canoe Hire

Row 'n' Ride Bike and Canoe Hire

FREE delivery and pickup service of bikes, canoes and kayaks.

Your Family Friendly Bike and Kayak Hire Service Right Here in Canberra.

Row 'n' Ride kayak and bike hire was started by, Rohan Reynolds in 1996. Now a subsiduary of REAL Fun Pty Ltd, Row 'n' Ride continues to hire quality mountain bikes, canoes, kayaks and camping equipment in and around the Canberra region.

For more information visit - www.realfun.com.au/hire

  • ""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,

  • "'Excellent'"

    " Canberra's best kept secret hotel. If you are looking for a great place to stay with fantastic service and affordable then you need to check this out. We will definitively come back and highly recommended. "

    June 24th, 2015

    Otti, Sydney AUS,

  • "'Good Location, Friendly Staff'"

    " When we arrive in this hotel on 12/6/2015 the reception staff were polite and helpful.The location it self is pretty close to all other attraction like Parliament House, National War Memorial ,and National Zoo Australia. About 5 mins drive to Canber..."

    June 24th, 2015

    Dee Jay, Sydney AUS,

  • "'Fantastic Accommodation'"

    " We only had an overnight trip to help our daughter move and we picked Forrest Hotel based on a great deal but we were very happy with everything. We plan on staying here again in August. Tidy & clean. "

    June 24th, 2015

    Tina, St Helens Park AUS,

  • "'Great Stay'"

    " Was warmly welcome and just so helpful will stay again close to everything I needed was a quiet getaway for my partner and I so we loved the cosynessand very well in the middle of everything we wanted to see thanks again Forrest Hotel "

    June 24th, 2015

    Anon, Sydney AUS,

  • "'Was Perfect!'"

    " We only stayed 1 night, but the service and the amenities were excellent! Each room had a additional heater (so thankful since it was very chilly in Canberra). Location was perfect, so it was very easy to visit many attractions. Parking was free and..."

    June 24th, 2015

    Alina B, Washington DC USA,

  • "'Great Location, Easy tio Find, Close to the City Centre'"

    " The accommodation has everything we wanted kitchenette. Comfortable. It also a portable heater for the bedroom. The bathroom is good size and clean. Would be happy to stay there again in the future :) "

    June 24th, 2015

    Sonja, Gosford 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..."

    April 21st, 2015

    Kelly H, Sydney AUS,

  • "'Two Day Stay In Canberra'"

    " Comfortable, clean & affordable hotel in Canberra that was close to the main attraction to us The War Memorial. The apartment we stayed in had a fully equipped kitchen. The restaurant had a variety of choice. The staff were friendly & helpfu..."

    April 21st, 2015

    Colleen R, Sydney AUS,

  • "'Lodging Close to Manuka'"

    " The lodging was comfortable and clean, value priced for Canberra. A bonus for me was that the nearest restaurants and shops where those in Manuka, about a 10-15 minute walk.The building is motel style, the rooms are simple and functional. The revers..."

    April 21st, 2015

    Viajero, Austin Texas USA,

  • "'Great Value for Money'"

    " I have stayed here a few times and it is excellent value, in a great quiet location. The rooms are comfortable, quiet and clean. Manuka shops is close by and there are some great restaurants there if you like to eat out. I will definitely be back. "

    April 21st, 2015

    Danette, Gundagai AUS,

  • "'Excellent Place to Stay'"

    " Locality for our purpose was spot on. Walking distance to Manuka, shops, restaurants and theatre. Easy to get around Canberra from here in your car too. "

    April 21st, 2015

    Lynne, South Coast AUS,

  • "'Good Accommodation'"

    " Room was excellent. Hotel is less than 5 mins drive to the Parliament House, that makes it very convenient location for tourist. "

    April 21st, 2015

    Amol, USA,

  • "'Short Stay, Both Convenient and Comfortable'"

    " Very friendly staff, clean facilities, dining available and very convenient location "

    April 21st, 2015

    Barbara, NSW AUS,

  • ""Great Location""

    " The hotel is located in the national circle and is a great area close to the restaurants of Manuka and Parliament. It is an older style hotel but is clean and has all amenities. There is free parking on site and the staff at the front desk were very..."

    March 17th, 2015

    Anon, Sydney AUS,

  • ""Very Friendly And Welcoming""

    " We enjoyed our stay. It was a easy commute to the city, beautiful food and resturant. We were welcomed with friendly service. The rooms were comfortable and the pleasant. There was plenty of off street parking.I would definitely stay here again. "

    March 17th, 2015

    Tracy, AUS,

  • ""Great Place As Home Away From Home""

    " I was impressed with the very supportive front office staff as the saying goes front office staff is the first point of call and they undoubtful are the best marketing tool to get clients come again and again. "

    March 17th, 2015

    Ram, Fairfeild AUS,

  • ""Great Place To Stay In Canberra""

    " I am very occassionally in Canberra for work. I have stayed in a few different places. This hotel was my most recent choice though. It is walking distance to the Manuka shops which is basically Canberra's trendy area with cafes, restaurants and bars..."

    October 28th, 2014

    Jimmy J, Melbourne AUS,

  • ""Forrest Hotel -The Only Place To Go""

    " From the owner down to the humblest staff, they really make you feel welcome. The rooms are wonderful and the apartments to die for. Every one makes you feel very welcome and they always remember you from the last time. I cannot recommend them highe..."

    October 28th, 2014

    Jennifer J, Melbourne AUS,

  • ""Hidden Gem - Much Improved From Years Ago!""

    " I uses to stay here in the early 90's for work but thought I would try Forrest Lodge again for a visit to Canberra. It was clean and comfortable - the aircon has made the rooms warmer and it is an excellent place to stay for the price. "

    October 28th, 2014

    Anna U, Sydney AUS,

  • ""Very Good""

    " Clean, good location, the fully equipped kitchen offers every convenience.Clean, good location, the fully equipped kitchen offers every convenience.Clean, good location, the fully equipped kitchen offers every convenience. "

    October 28th, 2014

    Dikang I, Foshan CHINA,

  • ""One - Night Review""

    " Beautiful hotel. We've spent there only one night and part of one day but it's enough to appreciate it's location, service and accommodation. Forrest Apartments are the excellent place to stay both to couples and to families with one or two children..."

    October 28th, 2014

    Alexey V, Moscow RUSSIA,

  • ""Great Place To Stay In Canberra""

    ""Great Place To Stay In Canberra""

    October 28th, 2014

    Deborah, AUS,

  • ""Lovely BBQ Area""

    " Great location. Very clean. Pleasant helpful staff. Plenty of room. Lovely big fridge in kitchen. Beautiful, clean BBQ area with great electric BBQ's. Cleaning equipment left so you could clean bbq for next user. Washing powder with washing machine..."

    October 28th, 2014

    Fran, AUS,

  • ""Great Stay""

    " We spent two nights at this hotel. The location is fantastic as it is within walking distance of Parliament House and close to a multitude of restaurants in Manuka.The rooms are well appointed with everything supplied and the location is very quiet ..."

    October 28th, 2014

    David J, Perth AUS,

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