Rydges Capital Hill - Canberra

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

AUD 12 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

Overview

The comfortable 4-star Rydges Capital Hill Hotel provides concierge service, room service and ironing service to ensure guests a comfortable stay. Offering accommodation in the 4-story building, the hotel combines royal architecture and modern facilities.

The city center is 10 minutes' walk of the property. The hotel is positioned in shopping district of Canberra in proximity to a gallery, a war memorial and a museum nearby.

Guests will find shopping centers and boutiques in the vicinity of the hotel.

Canberra airport can be reached by car within 15 minutes.

Rooms

The hotel offers 186 non-smoking rooms appointed with climate control, television with satellite channels, a lounge area, a dressing room and a writing table. The bathrooms come with a hairdryer, a walk-in shower and complimentary toiletries for more comfort.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant for guests to enjoy their meal. The relaxing café bar features billiards, a terrace and Wi-Fi. Guests can dine at Sammy's Kitchen and Jewel of india 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel.

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

The hotel provides guests with car rental services. Self-parking and babysitting are available for a surcharge.

Relax

Leisure facilities feature a casino, a swimming pool and a golf course.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

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

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   186.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Bicycle storage
  • Beauty salon
  • Female traveler room/floor

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • High chairs
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Playground
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Entertainment
  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no cots provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Rydges Capital Hill - Canberra Canberra location
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Hotel Address:

17 Canberra Ave, Forrest, Canberra, Australia, 2603

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City Centre
  • Canberra
    3000 ft
Airports
  • Canberra (CBR)
    3.7 mi
  • Goulburn (GUL)
    48.5 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  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    186

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Rooms and availability

Rydges Capital Hill photos Exterior Hotel information
Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Double beds and 1 Sofa bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Instant hot water
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Double Room (Double bed or 2 twin beds) (handicap accessible)

King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

The Embassy Suite features a separate bedroom with a king-size bed. Guests can relax in the large spa bath in the bathroom. Some suites also have a dressing room. The living area has 1 or 2 sofa beds and a wet bar. Free unlimited WiFi is provided. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 4 (see hotel policies).

Rydges Capital Hill photos Room
Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Super King-size bed and 2 Sofa beds, 1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Instant hot water
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

The Embassy Suite features a separate bedroom with a king-size bed. Guests can relax in the large spa bath in the bathroom. Some suites also have a dressing room. The living area has 1 or 2 sofa beds and a wet bar. Free unlimited WiFi is provided. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 4 (see hotel policies).

Rydges Capital Hill photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 2 Double beds, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Instant hot water
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This twin room has a minibar and air conditioning. Free unlimited WiFi is provided.

Rydges Capital Hill photos Room
Superior King Room
  • Room size:

    410 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Instant hot water
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This double room features a minibar and air conditioning

Superior Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Superior Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

Superior King. BED & BREAKFAST. Dynamic product

Executive Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Executive Double Room (Double bed or 2 twin beds)

Executive King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Executive King

Rydges Capital Hill photos Room
Executive King Suite
  • Room size:

    540 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Balcony
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Instant hot water
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This spacious suite has wet bar, king-sized bed, a large separate living area perfect for relaxing in, and a renovated bathroom with a bathtub. Free unlimited WiFi is provided.

Executive Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Suite|Executive Double Suite (Double bed)

Rydges Capital Hill Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Questacon5000 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center2700 ft
  • Manuka Shopping Area3700 ft

Train stations

Shopping areas

  • Kingston Mall3300 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

Stadiums

  • Manuka Oval2000 ft

Business areas

  • Embassy of the United States of America4300 ft
  • Embassy of France5000 ft
  • Embassy of the People's Republic of China1.0 mi
  • Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands1.1 mi

Galleries

  • National Gallery of Australia5000 ft

Local attractions

  • National Gallery of Australia1.0 mi
    Parkes Place
  • National Portrait Gallery1.0 mi
    King Edward Terrace
  • Questacon1.1 mi
    King Edward Terrace Act
  • Calthorpes\' House5100 ft
    24 Mugga Way
  • High Court of Australia 1.1 mi
    Parkes Place

Near the hotel

  • Presbyterian Church of St. Andrew1600 ft
    State Circle
  • Manuka Oval2600 ft
    Manuka Circle, Canberra
  • Old Bus Depot Markets4300 ft
    21 Wentworth Ave Kingston
  • Museum of Australian Democracy4500 ft
    Old Parliament House 18 King George Tce Parkes
  • Australian Parliament House2900 ft
    The Parliamentary Triangle
  • Canberra Walk in Aviary3800 ft
    Unit 13 Federation Square Nicholls
  • Canberra Glassworks4300 ft
    11 Wentworth Ave

Restaurants nearby

  • Sammy's Kitchen200 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 Restaurant600 ft

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

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

  • Jewel of india800 ft

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

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

  • Italo Australian Club600 ft

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

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

  • Legends Spanish Restaurant700 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  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • 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

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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 - Canberra Canberra location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

17 Canberra Ave, Forrest, Canberra, Australia, 2603

Get directions
City Centre
  • Canberra
    3000 ft
Airports
  • Canberra (CBR)
    3.7 mi
  • Goulburn (GUL)
    48.5 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  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • 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

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