Rydges Capital Hill Hotel - Canberra

17 Canberra Ave, Forrest, Canberra, Australia, 2603  show map
 4 stars
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Rydges Capital Hill Hotel - Canberra

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

AUD 12 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee shop

Shuttle

City shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Overview

Rydges Capital Hill Hotel boasts positioning close to National Gallery of Australia, Australian War Memorial and National Police Memorial, offering 186 rooms and featuring a hot tub, a swimming pool and a health club.

The hotel is ideally situated in a vibrant area, close to hills and parks. Just 10 minutes' walk from Canberra city center.

Boutiques and shopping centers are located nearby.

The property enjoys superb location within a 10-minute drive to Canberra airport.

Rooms

Non-smoking rooms feature ironing facilities, a seating area, a laptop safe, climate control and a wet bar. Guests can also use a kettle and a dishwasher.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the restaurant. Capital And Co bar offers various types of coffee, wines and tea. Guests can wine and dine at Sammy's Kitchen and Legends Spanish Restaurant, located in the neighborhood.

A continental breakfast is served at the price of AUD 19.50 per person per night.  The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of AUD 24 per person per night. 

Services

A luggage storage, an elevator and a designated place for smoking for general use and computer rental, a meeting room and a business center for work can be found on-site.

Relax

The hotel offers massage and steam baths for guests' relaxation.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at AUD 12 per day.

Number of rooms:   186.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Separate sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 18 may stay at the price of AUD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Rydges Capital Hill Hotel - Canberra Canberra location
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Hotel Address:

17 Canberra Ave, Forrest, Canberra, Australia, 2603

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City Center
  • Canberra
    3000 ft
Airports
  • Canberra (CBR)
    3.7 mi
Train Stations
  • Canberra Railway Station
    4600 ft
Restaurants
  • Sammy's Kitchen (cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian)
    200 ft
  • Italo Australian Club (cuisine: Italian)
    600 ft
Ski areas
  • Corin Forest Mountain Retreat
    2.9 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    186

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Rooms and availability

King Suite
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 865 sq. feet
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Suite
Size: 865 sq. feet
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Suite|Embassy Suite

Superior Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double beds
Size: 345 sq. feet
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Superior|Superior Twin

Superior King Room
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 410 sq. feet
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Superior|Superior King

Executive King Suite
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 540 sq. feet
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Executive Quadruple Suite
Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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How to reach hotel

hotel Rydges Capital Hill Hotel - Canberra Canberra location
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Hotel Address:

17 Canberra Ave, Forrest, Canberra, Australia, 2603

Get directions
City Center
  • Canberra
    3000 ft
Airports
  • Canberra (CBR)
    3.7 mi
Train Stations
  • Canberra Railway Station
    4600 ft
Restaurants
  • Sammy's Kitchen (cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian)
    200 ft
  • Italo Australian Club (cuisine: Italian)
    600 ft
Ski areas
  • Corin Forest Mountain Retreat
    2.9 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    186

Hotel Awards

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Rydges Capital Hill Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Questacon - 5000 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center - 2700 ft
  • Manuka Shopping Area - 3700 ft

Train stations

Shopping areas

  • Kingston Mall - 3300 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

Stadiums

  • Manuka Oval - 2000 ft

Business areas

  • Embassy of the United States of America - 4300 ft
  • Embassy of France - 5000 ft
  • Embassy of the People's Republic of China - 1.0 mi

Galleries

  • National Gallery of Australia - 5000 ft

Local attractions

  • National Gallery of Australia - 1.0 mi
    Parkes Place, Canberra
  • National Portrait Gallery - 1.0 mi
    King Edward Terrace, Canberra
  • High Court of Australia - 1.1 mi
    Parkes Place, Canberra
  • Questacon - 1.0 mi
    King Edward Terrace, Canberra
  • National Library of Australia - 1.1 mi
    Parkes Place, Canberra

Near the hotel

  • Presbyterian Church of St. Andrew - 1600 ft
    State Circle, Canberra
  • Turner from the Tate - National Gallery of Australia - 2200 ft
    National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
  • National Archives of Australia - 4100 ft
    Queen Victoria Terrace, Canberra
  • Wanggoolba Creek - 1600 ft
    Fraser Island, QueenslandAustralia
  • Manuka Oval - 2600 ft
    Manuka Circle, Canberra
  • Museum of Australian Democracy - 4600 ft
    18 King George Terrace, Canberra

Restaurants nearby

  • Sammy's Kitchen - 200 ft

    Address: North Quarter, Canberra Centre
    Phone: +612 6247 1464

    68% likes this, based on 273 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
    Price Range: USD 14 - USD 19

  • Tim's Restaurant - 600 ft

    Address: 78 Franklin Street
    Phone: (02) 6239 4223

    65% likes this, based on 13 reviews
    Cuisine: Australian

  • Jewel of india - 800 ft

    Address: Shop 16 Manuka Court Bougainville Street
    Phone: (02) 6295 7037

    61% likes this, based on 72 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian

  • Italo Australian Club - 600 ft

    Address: 78 Franklin St
    Phone: (02) 6295 1588

    61% likes this, based on 37 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

  • Legends Spanish Restaurant - 700 ft

    Address: Franklin Street
    Phone: 6295 3966

    58% likes this, based on 72 reviews
    Cuisine: Spanish
    Price Range: USD 11 - USD 50

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    186

Hotel Awards

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Rydges Capital Hill Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Rydges Capital Hill

Average guest rating

7.6out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 17 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    6.2

    Stuff up with Breakfast Room delivery ordered 6.30 - 6.45 arrived 6.45 ordered pineapple juice got something else didnt like purple in colour ordered hot milk for cereal got Cold milk Toast uneatable cold and hard Left a note on tray but heard nothing ???

  • Couple
    8.8

    Convenient located (I had a ceremony to attend at the National Library) and quiet, the room was clean and I enjoyed the swimming pool, sauna and spa facilities. Nice internal garden with tables, breakfast was nice and so the staff.

    the carpet on the corridor to our room was old and the room was not warm enough in the first day. But I asked to check the air conditioner in our room and the second night the room was warm. During the weekend there is no-one in capital hill: better rent a car/bike than walking in desolate roads.

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    The room we had was spotlessly clean, towels soft and bed very comforable. The receptionist went out of her was to get us close to where our friends rooms and she was very efficient and helpfull on checkin

    the building is getting very old and the decor looks tired. Buffett breakfast was a bit ordinary.

  • Single
    5.4

    Location was good for my business needs and close to Manuka restaurants was good

    Its in dire need of a refurb. The rooms are old and worn. Carpets and doors at least should be replaced. Lack of power switches in room - had to pull the lamp out to use my laptop at the work desk.. Aircon (heating) did not work in room. Breakfast was really basic and I hate having to pay extra for a proper coffee (who the hell drink perculated coffee nowadays?). Also if you have the breakfast in the "Atrium" in winter then turn the heating on. Bit of a con adding surcharge to pay on Visa.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Conveniently situated, comfortable bed, good space in the bathroom, lovely light room.

    The housemaid over the weekend was absolutely useless at making a bed. Had to remake it. Otherwise room was clean.

  • Family with children
    4.2

    Nothing our room you so call an Embassy suit was disgraceful and I can not believe you sold it as a room . So disgusted was I I got the manager up to see the room so he did not think we had done the damage. I have stayed at Rydges in Mel and Perth and the standarded was high thats why I stayed at Rydges Canberra. The manage took 35% off our room price, greatful that, however the experience has left doubts that I would ever recommend Rydges.The room service food was average and presentation poor.

  • Family with children
    6.6

    Friendly staff & comfy beds

    The food was fairly ordinary. Breakfast - eggs where raw, bacon not cooked properly and the mushrooms where tasteless and watery.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    We did experience a non working however we were very kindly provided with a free breakfast and a discounted account - we could not have been happier with this result. Staff were courteous in handling the issue and we were satisfied customers. Thank you!

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The front desk staff was very helpful and professional.

    There was nothing wrong or that we didn't like during our stay.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Easy access, beautiful foyer, lovely room. Breakfast was disappointing as food cold and coffee pots empty. But overall room was great and air conditioning perfect. In house movies had no sound which was very diappointing.

  • Single
    5.0

    The location

    It was budget standard at mid to luxury price. The rooms were 1980s faded, furniture cracked, overcrowded and overheated and institutional style instructions not to change, the phone on the bedside table was unconnected. The staff confused my coffee order at the breakfast service. There didn't seem to be any wifi. Old fashioned, but not heritage. With breakfast a single occupancy cost $390, overpriced. This was booked centrally at rmit university, however I would not stay here again or recommend it to colleagues.

  • Group of friends
    6.2

    The restaurant food was pitiful, waiters clueless but friendly, concierge unhelpful and disinterested.

  • Family with children
    3.8

    I book family room but i went there and till 8pm there was no arrangement for my children bed.i went there 1530 for check in and i got answer to come back after one hour as your room is not ready i came back after 0ne and half hour still it was not ready

  • Older travelers
    5.0

    very little. We have stayed at Ridges Capital Hill for many years and were not impressed at the decline in services.

    The room we were provided was dark, with no external windows and artificial lighting so poor that it made even reading by bedside reading light virtually impossible. The privacy curtains on the windows facing into the hotel interior spaces made the room so dark that we needed an alarm clock to wake up on even the brightest morning. The breakfast buffet was appalling. Long queues, not enough staff to ensure that buffet items were refilled and constant shortages of food. We waited for 15 minutes at a virtually empty buffet table and left to have breakfast in Manuka.

  • Family with children
    6.2

    staff were great, spa was nice, heated pool great for winter

    hotel rooms need a facelift, rooms were dusty and nothing was cleaned well. We booked for 5 people and on arrival had only 2 towels and no bed linen for kids beds?

How to reach hotel

hotel Rydges Capital Hill Hotel - Canberra Canberra location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

17 Canberra Ave, Forrest, Canberra, Australia, 2603

Get directions
City Center
  • Canberra
    3000 ft
Airports
  • Canberra (CBR)
    3.7 mi
Train Stations
  • Canberra Railway Station
    4600 ft
Restaurants
  • Sammy's Kitchen (cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian)
    200 ft
  • Italo Australian Club (cuisine: Italian)
    600 ft
Ski areas
  • Corin Forest Mountain Retreat
    2.9 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    186

Hotel Awards

AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCanberraRydges Capital Hill

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Spa Hotels in Australia

Use Badge