Mercure Canberra

Mercure Canberra 4 stars

Customer review rating (ALL Rating) 4.5/5 1,029 reviews

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Hotel extras

  • Feel reassured with access to AXA medical teleconsultation free of charge

  • In hotel dining options with our Courtyard Restaurant and Olims Bar & Bistro

  • Meeting Space, Gym, Wifi, Onsite Parking available.

  • 10 minutes from the airport and close to public transport options.

  • Excellent service, 24-hour reception, and friendly atmosphere to feel at home.

This hotel participates to Planet 21 and is acting in favour of Positive Hospitality.

Hotel location

Mercure Canberra

Corner of Ainslie, and Limestone Avenue

  • Limestone Avenue:  Northbourne A Hume Highway

  • By plane

    Canberra Airport At 8km / 4 miles

  • By train

    Kingston Station At 4km / 2.49 miles

GPS:-35.276066, 149.143494

Hotel services

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In summary
On site
  • Car park
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible hotel
  • Well-being
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms

Our accommodation(s)

Modern and comfortable, yet stylishly graceful, guest rooms at Mercure Canberra manage to retain their traditional charm while providing all the modern conveniences. Guests staying at this heritage-listed Canberra hotel can choose from a variety of accomm odation types, with Superior and Deluxe options available. Each room is spacious and well designed, with all the essentials and a few little luxuries. Rooms feature a modern ensuite, air conditioning with manual temperature control, a work desk and a TV.

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Mercure Canberra

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ALL Rating  4.5/5  1,029 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating  4.0/5  2,223 reviews


Customer review rating 2.5/5

Brian C. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Constant traffic noise and jack hammers during the day. Walls are paper thin and you can hear the people in the next room. If someone in the near rooms turns the water on/off your shower goes freezing to scolding. The bed was the hardest ever, 2 days at home and still feeling the effects.

Ideal for mycbusiness

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Doreen M. Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

The staff were very friendly and very helpful. The room was very pleasant, comfortable and clean. Bistro very good.

Good stay, one night, comfy

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Wayne Solo - Confirmed reviews ALL

All staff friendly and courteous. Easy check-in, nice room, comfy bed.

Well located, good stay

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Anonymous Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Pleased there was no extra charge for car parking. Bistro needs to upgrade it's menu. Why isn't the dining room open at night for dinner? Wine at the Bistro was rather expensive $14 for a glass of Chardonnay!

Good Stay friendly staff

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Robbie D. Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

Food & accommodation was great & fitness Centre acceptable

well located

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Not G. Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

reception was very polite and provided us with a positive experience


Customer review rating 3.0/5

Anonymous Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Short weekend stay. Room was spacious and clean. Enjoyed the antique experience throughout the venue. Breakfast however was very poor. Tables are not cleared or wiped down within a reasonable time frame, coffee machine both mornings we were there didn't work and food was ok, but only ok (bacon was quite leather like). Improvement in food situation would greatly improve the overall experience.

Well located

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Denise Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Everything was pretty good

Well located

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Peter G. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Easy walk to city centre very useful to avoid very high parking fees everywhere. Good size room and amenities but little things like breakfast coffee machine failing on 3 consecutive days and running out of things like marmalade and croissants. .

Comfortable in Canberra

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Ck Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

Great location and service - always good to stay at a place that feel like home.

Very convenient character Hotel

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Anonymous Solo - Confirmed reviews ALL

Staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I found my room was right over the kitchen exhaust fans and was moved to a quiet room. There was only one towel and no bath mat or washer but that was quickly rectified. The door opener stopped working but again quickly rectified.

Great location

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Anonymous Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

The safe was locked so unable to be used. A biscuit would have been nice. The room was comfortable.

Fantastic staff

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Annie Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

This hotel has the best staff, the majority gave 110%, it makes such a difference to a stay when you are surrounded by pleasant people. The room was huge, the bed was very comfortable, the hot water and water pressure in the shower were superb. The only negative was something out of the hotels control, it’s an old hotel, and that’s part of the charm, but it’s very cold. As I said, I don’t think it’s something they can do anything about given the hotels age, and it was very cold in Canberra last week. Even with the heater on we were cold. We actually thought the lounge area could be improved by having an open fire, just a suggestion. The hotel is about 10 mins easy walk from the centre of Canberra. Taxis and Ubers were also in abundance.

The location is a plus as it is easy to get to and is also an easy walk into the town centre and the good size of the rooms

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Nice big room, good having a decent size bench in the bathroom and lots of power points to charge multiple devices ( although one beside the bed did not work) . Poor carpet laying creates potential trip hazards and, while it is good having extra pillows and duvets, it results in having very little storage space for clothes in the wardrobe. Good lighting and a lovely comfortable chair. Nice having an outdoor spot to sit in fine weather. Friendly and helpful staff. Would have liked weekday breakfast time to go a bit later. It is our go to place when visiting Canberra and we will be back.

Great location

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Gary R. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Comfortable room, good size bathroom with walk in shower. Excellent location to city centre and most tourist destinations.

Comfortable stay

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Craig W. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Room was comfortable, clean and well appointed. However, I did not receive my newspaper. I found the décor in bistro area poor maintained. Could do with a major spruce up.

Beautiful old hotel. Very homey. Great bistro

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Alison Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

We had a lovely stay. Beautiful old historical hotel. Well serviced bistro a nice menu. Suited us going to war museum etc. a little out of town but not to far. Nice snd quit staff were lovey. Especially the lovely lady on in the bar and breakfast during our stay


TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

Brooke R Business - TripAdvisor review

Its been sometime since staying at the this hotel and its always been my Canberra accommodation when I'm in town. The Hotel has charm and I understand that. But, the rooms are in desperate need of a revamp, the bed has seen better days. The shower was full of mould and my sheets had hard black balls throughout them. When I requested more pillows it seems as though they didn't want to assist me. In saying that I did receive my extra pillows but it took some convincing. I never received my usual gold member welcome gift and that was disappointing. Over all this visit was a little average.

Dear Brooke R, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Mercure Canberra. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Mercure, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us, in particular relating to your members benefit experience. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Lukas Wilfling General Manager

Comfortable Historic building hotel

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Andreas H TripAdvisor review

Reception was very friendly, making sure we know the building layout and where we could have breakfast and where the bistro is. No complaints about the room, minor quible is that we could not get the (seemingly new) TV to work properly, always one or two apps crashed.

Dear Andreas H, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Mercure Canberra. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback, in particular if is directed at our wonderful team. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Please allow me to also extend my sincere apologies in regards to the TV. I'll have our Engineering team looking into it. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Lukas Wilfling General Manager

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TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Yipati TripAdvisor review

Wonderful weekend, with some very skilled musicians, and very happy guests demonstrating their skills. Location excellent, food excellent. Staff went out of their way to ensure we all had a safe enjoyable time. Thankyou.

Dear Yipati, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Mercure Canberra and our Latin Fiesta experience. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Lukas Wilfling General Manager

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