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Welcome to Forrest Hotel & Apartments

A cosy home away from home in Canberra

Located in a quiet street in Canberra's garden district, Forrest Hotel and Apartments is 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 the most affordable and best value hotels in Canberra, perfect for business or leisure. Offering Standard through to Executive Accommodation options, we cater for all levels of comfort for short term stays and long term holidays. Our Serviced 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 Sherwood 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 and facilities. Our friendly staff will be able to assist you with tourist information, local maps and any other information you may require.

Thank you to our guests for the wonderful reviews & support!

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Forrest Queen Room

The Forrest Queen Room is a 3.5 star motel room with a comfortable Queen or King sized bed and essential amenities for a comfortable stay at Forrest Hotel.

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We are one of the most affordable and best value hotels in Canberra, perfect for business or leisure.
Offering Standard through to Executive Accommodation options, we cater for all levels of comfort for short term stays and long term holidays.


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.

Nottingham Conference Room

Our Nottingham Room, conveniently located in central Canberra, is ideal for your next conference.

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Sherwood Restaurant

Relax and unwind in our fully licensed Sherwood Restaurant and Bar, located on the ground floor behind Reception.

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Forrest Hotel & Apartments

Address: 30 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603 Australia  |  T: +61 2 6203 4300  |  F: +61 2 6295 2119  |  Email:

Guest Reviews


"Our apartment was lovely, newly renovated with everything we could possibly want and only 750 metres to shops and cafes. We had a wonderful stay. Thanks"

Amanda - Australia

Very serviceable for our needs. 

"Quiet, clean and easy. Which was great for us as a family of 4 with 2 children under 6yo. We used it as a base to visit friends. Very serviceable for our needs."

Acrompton - Australia

"Well run. Courteous and efficient staff. Location handy to CBD."

Anonymous - Australia

Family run hotel and apartments in the heart of Canberra's attractions.

Our family of 4 (10 and 8 year old boys) stayed with another family or 4 over the October long weekend and we had an absolute ball. The manager made sure we had adjacent rooms, which was so perfect for the kids and adults at night time. So much better than a huge hotel. The adults could hang out in one room and at night and the kids in the other. We hired bikes - drop off and pick up directly to our hotel, and within 3 minutes we were at Manuka shops, enjoying great restaurants, bars and cafes. It was also less than 10 minutes on foot. During the day, the apartments are close enough to the lake, that we were able to cycle there and home - basically not using our car most of the weekend. The rooms had everything we needed - washing machine, dryer, dish washer, toaster, etc and the beds were super comfortable. There's a lovely large grassy courtyard for kids to play in or share a picnic dinner. The staff were really friendly and helpful. We highly recommend this accomodation for families and we can't wait to return. Great value, location and hospitality. 

Pip G - Australia

Thank you very much for your caring and timely refund. You are the best hotel in relation to customer’s interest. I m very much appreciated. Thank you again! There are not many business people maintaining this kind altitude to their customers in this world at present! Most of them are always looking for some unreasonable problems or excuses retaining the deposit,i in order to gain their own benefit!

Ze C - Australia

Great value and service

Have always stayed here when coming to Canberra from Sydney, very affordable. Parking was very limited when we stayed but the staff directed us well. Room is basic and had what I need, pretty comfy. Shout out to Caroline for the friendly service. Would be back again.

Louis O - Australia

Friendly and Clean

Our apartment was clean, staff friendly and helpful and price was great. Stayed at this place twice now and will keep coming back here on my next trip. It is located in a quick area and not far Manuka shops just a 8 minute walk.

Sherpa - Australia

staff were friendly, room were very clean and comfortable. 

Susan C - Australia

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