Diplomat Hotel - Canberra

2 Hely St. Cnr. Canberra Ave., Griffith, Au, Canberra, Australia, 2603  show map
 4 stars
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Diplomat Hotel - Canberra

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Situated near restaurants, cafés and a cinema, this unique hotel comprises 67 rooms next to Questacon, Museum of Australian Democracy and Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area. Founded in 1985, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2001.

The city center is 30 minutes' walk of the property. A museum, a gallery and a war memorial lie a short distance away.

The hotel's convenient location a short stroll from shopping centers and boutiques is favorable for shopping lovers.

Canberra Railway train station is 10 minutes' walking distance from the hotel. 5 minutes' drive from Canberra airport.

Rooms

It offers luxurious rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi, a safe, a work desk, TV and a minibar and kitchens with an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and a fridge. They also feature en suite bathrooms fitted with a spa bathtub, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Every day a comprehensive cold buffet breakfast is served. The hotel’s stunning restaurant serves a variety of contemporary dishes. Guests can quench their thirst at Diplomat bar with a favorite drink. A suburb area features Diplomat Bar & Grill and Ox Eatery within 50 meters of the venue.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

24-hour reception, concierge service and dry cleaning as well as free self parking, a baggage storage and a safe deposit box are available for guests' use.

Relax

Leisure facilities in Diplomat Hotel include a tennis court and a golf course. Guests can keep fit with fitness classes and a gym offered on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   67.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Pillow menu
  • Electric blankets

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of AUD 25 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Diplomat Hotel - Canberra Canberra location
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Hotel Address:

2 Hely St. Cnr. Canberra Ave., Griffith, Au, Canberra, Australia, 2603

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City Center
  • Canberra
    1.7 mi
Airports
  • Canberra (CBR)
    2.9 mi
Train Stations
  • Canberra Railway Station
    2700 ft
Restaurants
  • Diplomat Bar & Grill
    100 ft
  • Ox Eatery (cuisine: Contemporary)
    1900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    67

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Rooms and availability

Diplomat photos Room
Standard Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Queen-size bed and Single bed or Queen-size bed
Size: 165 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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DOUBLE STANDARD

Room facilities
    Diplomat photos Room
    Spa Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed
    Size: 650 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Room facilities
      Diplomat photos Room King Deluxe
      Deluxe Double Room
      Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds or 2 Single beds
      Size: 305 sq. feet
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      DOUBLE DELUXE KING BED

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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Diplomat Hotel - Canberra Canberra location
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        Hotel Address:

        2 Hely St. Cnr. Canberra Ave., Griffith, Au, Canberra, Australia, 2603

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Canberra
          1.7 mi
        Airports
        • Canberra (CBR)
          2.9 mi
        Train Stations
        • Canberra Railway Station
          2700 ft
        Restaurants
        • Diplomat Bar & Grill
          100 ft
        • Ox Eatery (cuisine: Contemporary)
          1900 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          67

        Hotel Awards

        AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCanberraDiplomat

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

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        Diplomat Location

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        What's nearby

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 1.6 mi

        Train stations

        Convention centers

        • Manuka Shopping Area - 2700 ft

        Monuments and Landmarks

        Parks

        • Manuka Oval - 3700 ft

        Business areas

        • Kingston Mall - 2700 ft

        Golf courses and Country clubs

        • Questacon - 1.7 mi

        Local attractions

        • Jet Flight Simulator Canberra - 5100 ft
          Unit 5/4 Ipswich Street, Canberra
        • Wanggoolba Creek - 1.3 mi
          Fraser Island, QueenslandAustralia
        • King's Park - 1.5 mi
          Kings Avenue, Canberra
        • Turner from the Tate - National Gallery of Australia - 1.2 mi
          National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
        • Presbyterian Church of St. Andrew - 1.4 mi
          State Circle, Canberra

        Near the hotel

        • Jerrabomberra Wetland - 3400 ft
          Dairy Road, Canberra
        • Manuka Oval - 3700 ft
          Manuka Circle, Canberra

        Restaurants nearby

        • Diplomat Bar & Grill - 100 ft

          Address: Hely Street
          Phone: (02) 6295 2277

          71% likes this, based on 19 reviews

        • Bean and Grain Cafe - 2000 ft

          Address: 12 Dalby Street
          Phone: 02 6295 9220

          71% likes this, based on 43 reviews
          Cuisine: Australian

        • Rubicon - 2800 ft

          Address: 6A Barker Street
          Phone: (02) 6295 9919

          75% likes this, based on 116 reviews
          Cuisine: Australian
          Price Range: USD 2 - USD 90

        • Ox Eatery - 1900 ft

          Address: Canberra avenue

          63% likes this, based on 48 reviews
          Cuisine: Contemporary

        • Aubergine - 2700 ft

          Address: 18 Barker Street
          Phone: 02 6260 8666

          86% likes this, based on 147 reviews
          Cuisine: European
          Price Range: USD 62 - USD 75

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          67

        Hotel Awards

        AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCanberraDiplomat

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

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        Diplomat Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Diplomat

        Average guest rating

        7.8out of 10
        Fabulous
        Based on 95 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Couple
          10.0

          We enjoyed our stay very much. The staff were friendly & helpful, and the hotel had an overall nice feeling about it. The room had everything we needed and was most comfortable - we only wished we could stay longer!

        • Single
          7.4

          the room was clean and comfortable. the staff was professional and friendly. the location is close to Fyhswick busniess area.

          no complaints

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          Quiet hotel with character and spacious feel. A warm welcome as you enter from friendly staff.

          I would suggest that the "breakfast" package includes a fully cooked breakfast. We stayed over the weekend and our package we found after arriving was for continental only. We noted that not may used the cooked buffet breakfast and so a lot of food was wasted.

        • Single
          7.4

          The gentleman on reception was very helpful and accomodating. The room was comfortable and had free internet service. Internet service is very important to me when choosing a hotel.

        • Single
          8.8

          Staff are most courteous and efficient

          The Breakfast situation of $20 for a "full" breakfast .(in line with ordinary hotels.....what happened to the menu based breakfast.?...that was something I looked forward to as it was different to other hotels, more personal service...If you do decide to go to the $20 hot breakfast buffet then it needs to have a wider choice .for the money( not my preferred option)...

        • Single
          8.2

          Staff were very pleasant and professional.

          There was no internet access. I wasn't delivered the paper on the second morning.

        • Single
          9.6

          friendly staff central buisness location

        • Older travelers
          8.2

          We found this hotel many years ago and find it a great location for visiting all the interesting places in Canberra.

          The airconditioning only blew cold.Surprised they didn't serve vegetables with their meals.

        • Single
          9.0

          The service was excellent. No request was difficult, staff met requests in a professional and & empathetic manner; a sincere service.

          I can only speak for the room I was in. There were carpet stains and that was it really.

        • Single
          5.0

          The restaurant was open a reasonable time and the food good enough. There is plenty of free parking available.

          Internet was very poor, the room (1008) was very noisy from some generator or something that kept kicking in, and there was lots of noise from the adjacent kitchen and dining room.

        • Older travelers
          5.0

          On entering the room we immediately smelt cigarette smoke. We considered calling front desk but as it was late we showered and went to bed. Even the sheets smelt of smoke. The next am we noticed two cigarette buts on the balcony in an ashtray. I know we should have said something the night before but.... Not good enough. We did make comment and the helpful reception suggested we should have called.

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          The price that we got was better then what the hotel could offer

        • Family with children
          7.4

          Its in a good location, close to Manuka shops, National Gallery, national Portrait Gallery etc. I was happy with the pricing.

        • Family with children
          7.4

          Good price and clean room

          The airconditions needs refurbishment

        • Couple
          8.2

          Room was very comfortable

          Bar and breakfast staff were not very attentive and slow

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Diplomat Hotel - Canberra Canberra location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        2 Hely St. Cnr. Canberra Ave., Griffith, Au, Canberra, Australia, 2603

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Canberra
          1.7 mi
        Airports
        • Canberra (CBR)
          2.9 mi
        Train Stations
        • Canberra Railway Station
          2700 ft
        Restaurants
        • Diplomat Bar & Grill
          100 ft
        • Ox Eatery (cuisine: Contemporary)
          1900 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          67

        Hotel Awards

        AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCanberraDiplomat

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

        Use Badge