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Diplomat Hotel Canberra

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Lovely staff and everyone went above and beyond to make sure the stay went well. Rooms were a great size and things like Foxtel and Nerflix were included. Clean and good facilities. Location is a short drive or pleasant stroll from great dining and attractions

Very comfortable beds. Lovely friendly staff. The room could have been cleaner, e.g. the bar fridge, the fine curtain. Close to great eating precincts Kingston and Manuka. Secure parking was also a bonus.

Had a very comfortable stay. Rooms very comfortable and parking, WiFi was included. Easy walk to sporting ovals restaurants etc. The staff were very pleasant and helpful with our inquiries. Will stay here again.

Great comfortable room, excellent value food choices, range of breakfast options available. Service was impeccable, parking was no hassle. Centrally located, convenient for our purposes. Would definitely stay here again.

We stayed in this hotel on Australia Day en route from Melbourne to Katoomba. As always in Australia we had a very warm welcome and staff friendly and helpful. The hotel was undergoing a programme of refurbishment - we were given a small discount - which is needed as hotel was a little dated. The refurbishments might now be complete. We arrived late and left early so did not sample some of the hotels ammenities but the breakfast was nice. Easy to find and good parking.

The hotel is currently undergoing a refurbishment but there was no noise or disturbance during our stay. Staff were friendly and helpful as always. Close to Kingston and Manuka for restaurants. Will definitely use the Diplomat again.

Diplomat is always clean and quiet. Food is good. Parking is great. Friendly and affordable accommodation . The decor is somewhat quirky, but then lets be is Canberra in general. So Diplomat actually reflects the essence of Cabberra...and it is seconds from a roundabout!!!!

The staff are very pleasant but the hotel itself is a bit shabby. The dining room carpet had pieces lifting up which could be dangerous and our shower leaked onto the floor. The room itself was a bit gloomy. Whilst we stayed the advertised free WIFI did not work and whilst this may have been a one off fault, staff told us it was an old system which could be very slow when the hotel had reasonably full occupancy. The restaurant was ok and if you want a change there are food outlets by the lake not too far away.

Room OK if a little dark and gloomy. Torn net curtain not very appealing. Despite advertising free wifi, the internet service did not function at all. Also very disappointing for the bar to close at 9.30.

Great reception staff, rooms average fittings but clean and hotel looks refurbished. Need a car to get around in this location. More suited for a business traveller than a family with kids. Although they did try hard to cater for kids.

2 Hely St. cnr. Canberra Ave. Griffith ACT

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Diplomat Hotel Canberra places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like National Gallery of Australia and Old Parliament House. This 4-star hotel has 67 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Near the airport, it's also near Parliament House and National Museum of Australia.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


The 67 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding and pillow menus ensure a restful night. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Diplomat Hotel Canberra have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and a conference center.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 822 reviews