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Forrest Hotel and Apartments

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were so pleased with our room, we booked on line which was easy done, had instant email back. Staff were wonderful, and we ate at the Restaurant, best meal I highly recommend the Apartment and the Restaurant and will be telling everyone. It is so convenient, rooms are exceptionally clean and comfortable. Great value for money. Only minutes away from Canberra CBD.

This hotel is older however the rooms have all you need and the location is spot on when visiting Canberra. There is a bar and eatery on site or you can walk 10 minutes to find other eateries and shops. Older room, however great value for money. Friendly staff.

Stayed at the hotel in March and was amazed at how close it was to Old and New Parliament House, Art Gallery, Questicon etc. Was able to take a nice 30-minute casual stroll to all the mentioned locations. Rooms were very clean, inexpensive and great staff. Nice breakfast too!.

Our group regularly stays at this Hotel for the following reasons: 1. It is very convenient to Parliament House and Manaka. 2. The rooms are always clean and comfortable. 3. The staff is a superb - it really is a family hotel. 4. It is always value for money. 5. The buffet breakfast is superb.

This hotel is in an excellent location with outstandingly friendly owners and staff. Nothing was too much trouble. The food in the restaurant was excellent. The only thing stopping me from giving a 5 star rating was the room size. Beds are comfortable and there is plenty of storage.

Location is great and thi is what attracts us to stay there. A bit disappointed with the disparity between photos shown on website and the actual unit we got ( 2 bedroomed unit at Dominion circuit). The unit is old and so are the rooms. The toilet and shower were separated by a wall of 6 foot, so you literally feel like you are in the same room with the other person who is having shower and there’s no privacy. There’s no AC in the rooms but we didn’t need it at all. Outdoor garden, BBQ area are lovely and there’s plenty of car parking space. Overall, a reasonable option for short stay.

Family run hotel and apartments. Modest room in hotel and very comfortable. Generous free wifi, comfortable bed. Quiet location. Easy walks to NGA, National LIbary, OlD Parliament House and Portrait Gallery. The hotel restaurant Sherwood’s is also very good. Concise menu but excellent quality.. will stay there again.

This lovely clean property is simple and inexpensive. Everything was very efficient at checkin and the room is clean and simply appointed. The wifi is tricky first time but is very good once you get on.

Forrest hotel is very close to shops, some nice restaraunts and the centre of the capital. It was good value for money. Very friendly staff. The room could do with a revamp but everything worked and was clean and tidy. Clearly a very popular place as parking was at a premium for late comers. Perhaps designated parking could be considered? Overall good

Stay here regularly, good value for money and good air conditioning, good location which is very handy to Manuka only 5-10 walk for dinner and breakfast. Very good rooms, comfortable beds and tea making facilities with biscuits.

30 National Circuit Forrest ACT

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Parliament House and Old Parliament House
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Capital Hill, Forrest Hotel and Apartments is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Parliament House and Old Parliament House. This 114-room, 3.5-star motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a conference center. Near the airport, it's also near National Gallery of Australia 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. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee weekends from 7 AM to 9 AM.


Forrest Hotel and Apartments's 114 rooms are individually decorated and provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and 30-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are also standard. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

Guests of Forrest Hotel and Apartments enjoy an outdoor tennis court, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. A stay here includes free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with concierge services and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

63.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1269 reviews