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Rydges Canberra

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Capital Hill with outdoor pool and restaurant

7.8/10 Good

222 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Corner Canberra Ave & National Circuit, Forrest, ACT, 2603
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Health club
  • Self parking
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Conference center
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Capital Hill
  • Manuka Oval - 1 min drive
  • The Cusack Centre - 2 min drive
  • Old Parliament House - 2 min drive
  • Lake Burley Griffin - 2 min drive
  • Parliament House - 3 min drive
  • National Gallery of Australia - 5 min drive
  • Questacon - 5 min drive
  • Commonwealth Park - 6 min drive
  • National Convention Centre - 5 min drive
  • Canberra Museum and Gallery - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.) - 14 min drive
  • Queanbeyan Railway Station - 10 min drive
  • Kingston Canberra Station - 26 min walk
  • Bungendore Station - 32 min drive

About this property

Rydges Canberra

Rydges Canberra puts you 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Civic Square and 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from Canberra Hospital. Guests can visit the health club for a workout or grab a bite to eat at The George Grill, which serves local cuisine. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Fellow travelers love the central location and quiet guestrooms.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 186 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 11 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (AUD 15 per night)
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free

Working away

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Conference center (2153 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Health club
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Low-height counter/sink

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 30-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


The George Grill - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
The George Bar - This bar specializes in local cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Open select days.
Breakfast by The George - This restaurant serves breakfast only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AUD 34 for adults and AUD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 percent

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2022 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Self parking costs AUD 15 per night
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the health club

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Capital Hill Rydges
Rydges Capital Hill
Rydges Hotel Capital Hill
Rydges Capital Hill Hotel
Rydges Capital Hill
Rydges Canberra Hotel
Rydges Canberra Forrest
Rydges Canberra Hotel Forrest

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8/10 Very Good

Claire, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Shaun, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Rydges Canberra
It was a nice room and the location of the hotel was close to the main attractions and shops. The restaurant in the hotel was under staffed. There was only one waitress working and one person behind the bar.
Sherman, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Man, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

One night stay
Disappointed by the shower in room 127, the room key wouldn’t work as it should and the quality of breakfast was disappointing for the price. Bed ok, room clean
Sky, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice stay for work
Good stay near capital hill, building is a bit older but they have done a great job in updating the rooms and decor. The windows also open in the room which is a bonus! Rooms are spacious so allowing for working from the room to be easier and front office was very accommodating with printing.
Anita, 5-night business trip
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8/10 Very Good

James, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Nice enough, but needs improvement
My stay at the Rydges Canberra was reasonably comfortable, but the rooms are much more basic than the overall "look and feel" of the hotel would suggest. The lobby is contemporary chic, but the rooms are more dorm-like, and although they are clean and modern, they are quite basic. What really upset me about the hotel, however, was the desk clerk lying to me about late check-out. I requested a 12 noon checkout, but after making a show of clicking on the keyboard for 30 seconds, the clerk told me that this was impossible because the hotel was fully booked. I found this hard to believe, given that the lobby was mostly empty, so of course I went up to my room and checked the hotel's own website for availability the next day. Sure enough, in every category of room there were half a dozen or more available to book. I understand that there's a labor shortage, and I understand that late checkouts are disruptive, and I would have accepted a simple "no, I'm sorry, but we've been told that we can't allow late checkouts." But to make a show of looking things up and then to lie to me -- and the clerk must have been instructed by management to do this -- is simply disrespectful.
Salvatore, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Helen, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

1-night business trip
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