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ANU - University House Hotel

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with 2 bars/lounges, near Civic Square

8.5/10 Fabulous

984 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Laundry facilities
1 Balmain Crescent, Acton, ACT, 2601
Main amenities
  • 104 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Breakfast available
  • 2 coffee shops/cafes
  • Conference center
  • Business center
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Refrigerator
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Acton
  • Civic Square - 17 min walk
  • Australian National University - 1 min drive
  • Lake Burley Griffin - 1 min drive
  • National Museum of Australia - 3 min drive
  • Canberra Museum and Gallery - 5 min drive
  • Canberra Theatre Centre - 3 min drive
  • National Convention Centre - 3 min drive
  • Commonwealth Park - 3 min drive
  • Canberra Centre - 8 min drive
  • Questacon - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.) - 14 min drive
  • Kingston Canberra Station - 11 min drive
  • Queanbeyan Railway Station - 19 min drive

About this property

ANU - University House Hotel

ANU - University House Hotel puts you 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Civic Square. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Boffins Restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner. 2 bars/lounges and a snack bar/deli are other highlights, and rooms offer flat-screen TVs and refrigerators. Fellow travelers love the location and comfortable guestrooms.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 104 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 11 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for 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
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18


  • Up to 3 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–9:30 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–10:00 AM on weekends
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Restaurant
  • Free daily reception
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Winery tours nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Built in 1952
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 26-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Boffins Restaurant - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.
Fellows Bar and Cafe - Overlooking the garden, this bistro serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between AUD 20 and AUD 30 for adults, and AUD 15 and AUD 25 for children (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 0.96 percent

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for AUD 20.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for AUD 30.0 per day


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

ANU Hotel
ANU University Hotel
Anu University House
ANU University House Acton
ANU University House Hotel
ANU University House Hotel Acton
University House Hotel
ANU - University House Hotel Hotel
ANU - University House Hotel Acton
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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Ii is in a beautiful settling, calm and peaceful. My room was more like an apartment, with lounge/study, bedroom and bathroom (no kitchen). The mid-century furniture is well preserved,
6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Uni House is in a great, quiet location. Despite it being an old building it is clean and spacious. Check-in is always easy and the staff are friendly. Fellows bar is also nice for a drink in the afternoon. I would recommend this especially to people who have a car, as it is a bit of a walk into civic.
GordenTallis, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Karin, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

I stayed 2 nights. There was no air conditioning. The shower was cold. I told the front desk about it the second morning and they said they would check it. Still cold on the second night. It was like staying in an army barracks.
Roger, 1-night business trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very Good

Facility was fine and value for money, staff were polite and helpful.
3-night business trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very Good

Sad not to be able to have breakfast in Boffins anymore.
3-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very Good

It was what I expected for the price, although they didn’t mention the shared bathroom facilities until the confirmation phone call on the day before I checked in.
1-night business trip
Verified Wotif guest review