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

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Billiards/Pool tables

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

Rydges Capital Hill Hotel is located in a tourist area of Canberra in close proximity to Canberra Centre, Questacon and Australian War Memorial.

The property is about 800 meters away from Manuka Oval and Parliament House. The venue is set within 1 km from Canberra city center.

Shops and boutiques are minutes away from the hotel.

A 15-minute walk from National Gallery of Australia train station. Rydges Capital Hill Hotel is located within 10 km from Canberra airport.

Rooms

Guests are offered 186 individual hotel rooms equipped with a seating area, wireless internet, individual climate control, TV and a balcony. Some rooms feature views over Capital Hills. Bathrooms are fitted with free toiletries, a hairdryer and a spa bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. A terrace and billiards are provided in the Capital And Co bar. Guests can dine in Sammy's Kitchen and Jewel of India located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

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 offers parking, an elevator and a safe deposit box for general needs and computer rental, a meeting room and a business center for corporate travelers.

Relax

A spa center, a Jacuzzi and a sauna are available 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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiards/Pool tables

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • 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. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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

Rydges Capital Hill photos Room
Suite
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 865 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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    Rydges Capital Hill photos Room Superior Double Room
    Superior Twin Room
    Bed type: Double beds or 2 Single beds or King-size bed
    Size: 410 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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      Executive Quadruple Suite
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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      Rydges Capital Hill photos Room
      Executive Suite
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 540 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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        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

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        Rydges Capital Hill Location

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        What's nearby

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 2700 ft

        Train stations

        Convention centers

        • Manuka Shopping Area - 3700 ft

        Monuments and Landmarks

        Stadiums

        • Embassy of the United States of America - 4300 ft
        • Embassy of France - 5000 ft
        • Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands - 1.1 mi

        Parks

        • Manuka Oval - 2000 ft

        Business areas

        • Kingston Mall - 3300 ft
        • Embassy of the People's Republic of China - 1.0 mi

        Golf courses and Country clubs

        • Questacon - 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

        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 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