Ratings based on 1,503 Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5
82% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Melbourne

Good central location in Canberra for an adequate

Posted Sep 5, 2017
Pros: See above
Cons: Deadening of noise transmission between units could be improved.
Location: Central location means it's just a walk up to Parliament House and a short drive to most other features.
Forrest Hotel is very affordable for the very good location that it offers. The buildings are ageing but quite adequate with the renovation works over the years. Bed was comfortable and warm. Facilities are as per industry standards. A nice touch is the small hospitality pack: cutlery, plates and tea towel, plus toaster & jug, Check-in staff were friendly enough. The full Breakfast was quite good for the $23 charge. Restaurant meals for dinner, etc looked good and affordable but it's only open Mon to Friday nights, otherwise we would have eaten there. A short drive to the Manuka shops, so easy to find eateries, etc. All in all, we'd stay there again when returning to Canberra.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Sydney

Good Location

Posted Aug 31, 2017
Pros: Close to Town and Amenities Nice Neighbourhood
Cons: Rooms need updating but are clean
Location: Close to town so handy to everything in Canberra - 10 min walk to parliament house
Clean Motel Style Accommodation - fairly standard no frills accommodation. Has a restaurant if you really need it but plenty of other places to eat around the location. Room was very clean but dated and plain Very firm bedding Exceptionally small shower with a shower head at shoulder height for a taller person
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Goulburn

Great position, close to Manuka, Kingston and Deak

Posted Aug 17, 2017
Pros: Great shower
Location: Close to AFL ground when GWS p,ay in Canberra
Room had sticky marks on bench. Beds was comfortable. Bathroom tiny.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from New Zealand

Dated cold unit

Posted Jul 23, 2017
Pros: It was close to where we wanted to be. The restaurant staff were friendly and the meals were good
Cons: laundry, washing machine and dryer took very long time to go thru cycles. Air the property
Location: It was close to family we were visiting
The unit we stayed in was really outdated, the heat pump is placed high on the wall and the top of the drapes were hard up against the heat pump and we thought this was a fire risk. The units need to be aired daily. It didn't smell very nice, the toilet was squashed into the corner of the laundry, a larger person wouldn't fit into the space. There unit had not been cleaned very well at all before our arrival
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Qld

Day stay

Posted Jul 22, 2017
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything
Location: Ok
Got nothing positive to say about this hotel........................
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from auckland NZ

Best Westin Motel changes name to hotel.

Posted Jul 20, 2017
Cons: honesty about want it is
Forrest Hotel and Apartments are really a renamed average motel with small rooms,poor sound insulation and is looking.The photos of it should show the rooms, not the only new part of it; the sign.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 15, 2017
The pictures of the hotel must have been taken quite some time ago.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great location

Posted Jul 4, 2017
Pros: Staff
Cons: Not much
Location: Close to parliament old and new
Nice staff, good location, thanks..............................great work.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Close to town centre.

Posted Jul 3, 2017
Although the room had good amenities, clean and comfortable, it seemed rather small than the pictures showed.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 26, 2017
Was very clean and comfortable. Located on close to capital hill so very close to CBD