Special Offers at Forrest Hotel and Apartments in Canberra

Special offers

National Folk Festival

National Folk Festival

The National Folk Festival is Australia’s premier folk festival event – celebrating the world of folk music and arts.

2nd - 6th April 2015 at Exhibition Park, Canberra

Hundreds of the world’s best musicians perform daily, rubbing shoulders with festival-goers, in a friendly non-stop flow of entertainment across many fabulous venues –  from large indoor all-weather auditoria, such as the Budawang and Coorong to intimate themed venues such as the Bohemian and the Scrumpy.

With an annual attendance of more than 50,000 people, the Folk Festival promotes a safe and lively environment where you can express yourself and have a good time with friends and family.

For our best available rate visit www.forresthotel.com or to receive our $155.00 Folk Festival Package please call Forrest Hotel on (02) 6203 4300.

** rooms and rates subject to availability

For more information about this event please click here to be directed to The Folk Festivals Wesite!! http://folkfestival.org.au/

James Turrell

James Turrell

James Turrell: A Retrospective

The Forrest Hotel has warmly welcomed the new National Gallery of Australia's summer blockbuster exhibition James Turrell: A Retrospective for 2014-15.

This extraordinary and modern exhibition includes mesmerising installations using light and demonstrates why James Turrell is one of the most acclaimed artists in the world today.

James Turrell's career spans almost five decades, with 140 solo exhibitions worldwide and permanent installations in museums and private collections internationally, including one of his most beautiful from 2010, the Skyspace at the National Gallery of Australia.

The exhibition is Turrell's first in Australia, following three highly successful shows in the USA.

The exhibit opens to the public on the 13th December 2014 and will only be on display in Canberra and closes on the 8th June, 2015.

For more information visit: http://nga.gov.au/JamesTurrell/Default.cfm

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


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.

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    February 17th, 2015

    Anon, Sydney AUS,

  • ""Very Friendly And Welcoming""

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    February 17th, 2015

    Tracy, AUS,

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    February 17th, 2015

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  • ""Great Place To Stay In Canberra""

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    October 28th, 2014

    Jimmy J, Melbourne AUS,

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    October 28th, 2014

    Jennifer J, Melbourne AUS,

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    October 28th, 2014

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    " 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

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    October 28th, 2014

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    October 28th, 2014

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  • ""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

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    " 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

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    October 28th, 2014

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    October 28th, 2014

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    October 28th, 2014

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    October 28th, 2014

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    October 28th, 2014

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