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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.

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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



"Property is convenient, well priced and very clean. Staff are also very pleasant. Looking a little dated, the shower stall is very tight and not very comfortable"

Siobhan - Australia

A pleasant stay in in a location close to the main attractions for a very reasonable price.

"Location is excellent. There was an unpleasant odour in the bathroom (we think from the drains). the bed was comfortable and the price was acceptable for the price. Good parking on site. walking distance from shopping centre, restaurants and an excellent book shop in Manuka Square. The staff were pleasant and very helpful and breakfast and dinners were available on the premises. The bathroom in the unit we stayed in was very clean but could do with an upgrade. Otherwise, this establishment offers good value for money.We would stay there again."

Sue - Australia

Like I’m sure what most people do prior to booking at the Forrest Hotel, is look a staying on a cost basis. That is exactly what I did and was genuinely impressed with the facilities and service. The exterior of the building is very clean and renovated with great lighting of a night and ample parking. My room was clean and suited well. Great location to Parliament House and such, safe and quiet area.


Quiet, comfortable and a brilliant location. 

"Awkwardly between moving, and the virus disrupting tenants vacating, I found this property almost by accident. But what a find; location is central, and an easy walk to shopping and the lake, and room rates for an executive apartment are very reasonable.

My apartment is a one bedroom, fully equipped ground floor option. Wifi is free, there is a restaurant currently catering via take-away/room service facility, and it is a delightfully quiet room." 

John - Australia

Stayed in the newly renovated 1 bedroom apartment. The space was very generous, very clean and easy to access. The staff were very accommodating when our event suddenly cancelled and they refunded our second night without question. The food was also great in the restaurant.

Sarah D - Australia

I recently stayed at the Forrest Hotel and Apartments. The apartments are beautifully appointed, warm and comfortable. Walking distance to Manuka and Barton made it a perfect place to stay for business and extended stay.

Martin B - Australia

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