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University House

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit with lounge room and kitchen. It was a great space for 2 adults and 2 kids. It was lovely and quiet as it was in the Christmas holidays. The only problem was it was hot. There was only 1 wall air conditioner and it was in the living space, so the bedrooms were...

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Michael Z, Guest Relations Manager at University House, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. We are presently looking at relocating our Two Bedroom Apartment air conditioning units. During the warmer periods the air conditioning does take longer than usual to circulate through our large apartments. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Canberra. Kind regards, Michael

Reviewed 29 December 2016

1970's nostalgia on the ANU campus makes for a pleasant stay. It's basic, but good. Just come to peace with the original patina and enjoy an authentic retro feel of old school Australian academic peace and quiet. Good internet and an easy place to get work done.

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Michael Z, Guest Relations Manager at University House, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your positive review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the House on your next visit. Happy New Year! Kind regards, Michael

Reviewed 20 December 2016

The rooms were spacious and lovely but the front office staff are what made our stay amazing. William on the front desk went above and beyond with his service and was even happy just to have a chat and provide some local knowledge. Looking forward to staying again

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Michael Z, Guest Relations Manager at University House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. I will pass on your comments to William and happy that he exceeded your expectation. We look forward to welcoming you back at the House. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Michael

Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2016

It is a little bit dated but it certainly feels like a Unuversity place. The apartment is spacious and well cared for. There was a whiff in the bathroom but otherwise the place was very clean. The shower was good and modern and the bed was comfy. I like the location on the edge of the shopping areas and it...

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Michael Z, Guest Relations Manager at University House, responded to this review

Dear Richard, Thank you for your review. Glad that you enjoyed your stay and the surrounds. We look forward to welcoming you back to the House on your next visit. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Kind regards, Michael

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Good sized rooms, well appointed with good linen and towels, comfortable bed and good shower. Bar and Fellows restaurant good value, bar range excellent and restaurant menu limited but very reasonable. This is an excellent place to stay to see the main attractions in Canberra.

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Michael Z, Guest Relations Manager at University House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you to the House on your next visit to Canberra. Kind regards, Michael Zaja

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 25 November 2016

I just came from the U.S. and am very jetlagged. I just want to sleep, but they have bagpipes playing a gig here. They also, simultaneously, have a function that has a rock band playing. Both of these are really loud. I have earplugs, but there is no way to sleep. They have no rooms available away from the function....

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Michael Z, Guest Relations Manager at University House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. I apologize for the noise generated from our Function Centers causing a disruption to your sleep. We had an annual function which was held at the House, unfortunately it was when you just checked in. Not being able to room move you, I understand, compounded the problem. I apologies once again on behalf...

Sydney
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Certainly not flash, but University House provides convenient and reasonably-priced accommodation for people attending events at ANU. Everything one needs for a one- or two-night stay is provided, including free wi-fi, a small fridge, tea-making facilities, and free parking.

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Michael Z, Guest Relations Manager at University House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review. University House is a heritage listed hotel with plans already in place for upgrades in the future. We look forward to welcoming you back to the House on your next visit. Kind regards, Michael

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Its really inside ANU, so if you are visiting the university its the best place. Quiet and calm. Good enough rooms and service. Close to the city centre too. Have to book early, because it get book quickly.

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Michael Z, Guest Relations Manager at University House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the House on your next visit. Kind regards, Michael

Lismore, Australia
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Handy to city. Assured parking. Location of room within Uni grounds, gardens and quiet. There is a trolley to tote your stuff to the door. Huge lounge, separate bedroom, old fashioned bathroom with large bath. Bar frig, no microwave. Hot water not so hot, never used the cold tap! Heating a large space was hard. One lamp in bedroom, I...

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Michael Z, Guest Relations Manager at University House, responded to this review

Dear Cathy, Thank you for your mainly positive review. The hot water is a gravity fed system which at times when there is heavy usage hot water takes some time to flow. We are currently looking into this as part of our Heritage upgrade. I apologize for the broken light stem, I have brought this to the attention of the...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Simple warm single room with shared bathroom. Functional university style accommodation but WiFi below standards. Met basic needs but not really for the business traveller. Room down a long corridor but parking easy to get to.

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Michael Z, Guest Relations Manager at University House, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Thank you for your review. We have recently upgraded our Wifi coverage and have received positive reviews from our guest. I will investigate the area that you were accommodated, I am sorry the coverage was below your expectations. Kind regards, Michael Zaja

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about University House

Address: Cnr Balmain Cr & Liversidge St | Australian National University, Canberra 2601, Australia
Region: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Price Range: $118 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — University House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 105
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“If your not keen on stairs you need to mention this when you make your booking”
 of 5 bubbles Gefoh, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you want accommodation during the academic year, book your own private facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles BelairTraveller, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Request a top room so you don't hear people walking above you. Maybe request a room that doesn't back on to the car park.”
 of 5 bubbles KA472, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are three floors. No lift, so if you have a heavy suitcase ask for a lower room.”
 of 5 bubbles RichardV636, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a ground floor if not too mobile there are no lifts.”
 of 5 bubbles MattyOakmere, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
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