Pavilion on Northbourne Hotel

, Canberra, Australia
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Pavilion on Northbourne Hotel

, Canberra
3 star
242 Northbourne Ave - Canberra - Australian Capital Territory - 2602 - Australia Hotel Website | | 61 2 62476888
223 Traveller

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8/10
Good for business
Submitted by: Stephen in 22/02/08
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Australia
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
I had a good experience at the Pavilion, I found the staff and service to be of top quality, and the location made it easy to get to the office. As they are in the process of updating their wireless network, I feel it will soon be a very highly wanted property, and I will definitely be back.
9/10
Professional Service
Submitted by: Lauren in 08/01/08
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: Australia
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
Travelling as a young couple, we found the Pavilion on Northbourne to be great service and was great value. All of the staff we encountered in both the reception area and the restaurant were all friendly, and seemed to go out of their way to help us with our requests.

We stayed in one of the Spa Suites, which turned out to be bigger than expected, and the Spa itself was very relaxing. Walking out to the tropical garden atrium in the morning was an added bonus.

We reccommend this hotel to all travellers, and will definitely be back.
1/10
Don't Bother
Submitted by: Aleks in 28/11/07
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: Australia
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
Well, this hotel has to be the worst 4.5 star hotel that I have ever stayed in. I don't even know how they received the 4.5 star rating.

First of all the rooms were not sound proof at all and all the noise from the bar could hear like it was happing next door. When I complained to reception I was told that they will close the bar at 11:30pm and that there was nothing else they can do. Mind you the bar or the noise didn't stop until 3am.

The beds were hard as a board, might as well have slept on the floor.

Shower looks to be designed for a person that is 1.5 meters tall, anyone higher than that will have problems having a shower.

Mini bar was there but was not stocked.

No internet in the room (yes in 2007) even though it was advertised with wireless internet.

Air conditioner had a thermostat but it didn't do anything no matter what temperature you set it to. It appeared to be controlled from another location as the temperature flacuated trough the night.

If you want to stay in Canberra pay the extra 30-50 dollars a night and stay somewhere else.
2/10
Was not that bad
Submitted by: Dave in 09/03/06
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: New Zealand
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Previous comments were all true but we had moved from Belconnen Hotel which was really bad. Like dark ages bad. Looked like the hotel the muppets stayed at in their movie. This hotel had good food. Although we think they need to change the menu more than once a year.
1/10
Unhappy Camper
Submitted by: A Travel Library User in 02/10/05
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Where do I start?
- Air Conditioner did not work. They took 2 days to fix it.
- TV does not pick up many stations.
- Lobby ATM did not work for 2 days.
- Interior looked like they were from the 60's, it's 2005, hell.
- Internet cost freakn' $20 for 24 hours, get with technology...need in room wireless.
- Birds were flying inside the hotel.
- When toilet flushes, the water bunred me in the shower, ouch!
- Elevator was borken one day, the main lobby one.
- People get loud in the lobby, no privacy, who cares about Australian football!
- No shuttle for airport.
- Oh my, no ice machines! It's 2005?
- Only 1 coke mahcine in the whole hotel.
- Beds are so old! If you like springs, come here!
- Linens were old! Am I at my grandmother's house? I'm serious....
- Not enough light in the rooms. Bulbs were out in some lamps.
- Remote control for tv does not work.
- The furniture looks like it was second hand and placed in the rooms.
- Alarm clock does not work that well.
- Is the coffee table a former cutting block? It is so cut up, my goodness!
- The non-smoking room has a draft of smoke coming in. People smoke in the main lobby like crazy.
- In second lobby, bathrooms were locked.

Review:
If you have any standards, do not stay here. The eggs in the cafe were good. That's about the only thing I liked about this dump. The rooms were redone in December of 2004 but it looks like it needs to be done again. I guess they missed some rooms. My advise, get a match and light the whole plance on fire and rebuild totally.

Good luck if you stay here. You are taking your life in your own hands... Unhappy Camper

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  • Address: 242 Northbourne Ave - Canberra - Australian Capital Territory - 2602 - Australia
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