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Hotel Realm

18 National Cct Barton, Canberra 2600 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 21/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#14 of 68 hotels in Canberra
Travellers' Choice
Hotel Realm is a 5 Star hotel on National Circuit Barton, located next to the Parliamentary Triangle in Canberra. The hotel is located within walking distance to national icons including Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia and the National Library of Australia. The 5 Star hotel provides 163 rooms and suites, each containing luxurious beds, complimentary WiFi, complimentary on-demand movies and Nespresso coffee machines. The Realm Precinct offers a range of dining options, including the award-winning French restaurant Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar, the casual Ostani Lounge, Bar & Restaurant, chef-hatted Japanese restaurant LiloTang, chef-hatted Cantonese fine-dining restaurant, The Chairman & Yip, and casual cafes Maple + Clove and Ritual, as well as a gym, spa, indoor pool, hairdresser and conferencing facilities, all with complimentary Wi-FI. The precinct also offers a state-of-the-art gym and day spa, opened in 2017. Hale Gym + Spa has the latest Technogym equipment and casual yoga, Pilates, spin and boxing classes. Hale Spa is Canberra's latest wellness destination, offering a sanctuary for the body and mind. Combining contemporary elegance with avant-garde design, Hotel Realm is Canberra's only AAA rated 5 Star hotel.
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Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Car park
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Andrew S wrote a review 21 Jun
15 contributions
Hotel Realm is a very nice hotel with friendly service staff, the rooms are lovely and the location is very practical. Where the hotel falls short is on dining, the food options in the hotel and the nearby suggestions were very poor, luckily we found some decent options doing our own googling
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Megs E wrote a review 14 Jun
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We have been coming to the Hotel Realm for a few years and have their VIP rating. We always have a Realm Suite and stay 3 nights, loving the restaurant Buvette. However our Suite this time was definitely not even 4 star. I booked 1 month ahead and asked to have our previous suite. Our disappointment in Suite 320 which we were allocated on arrival, was such that my husband went down to Reception and asked to be moved. Nothing else available, all booked out. Reception staff were very pleasant checking our previous suite, 212, however this and our other previous suites were unavailable. The Receptionist offered us a complimentary breakfast, this was appreciated. The Suite downside: carpet was dirty, efforts made to dispel the stains did not work. The dining chair covering was coming undone. The couch needs recovering. The walls were bagged and sagging at the joins in both the sitting area and bedroom. The bedroom had approx 30 cms between the foot of the bed and the clothes cupboard. No chair but a black ceramic stool. It looked as though it had been reconfigured but not finished. Housekeeping kitchen: kettle flickering, one dinner plate, one b&b plate, no tspns, no teatowel, sponge, unpleasant odour in dishwasher. Bedside glass tabletops needed cleaning. Ipad dirty, one bathrobe. And the view was of the Press Club carpark. All this for booking one month in advance. The upside is the staff. They are and always have been outstanding, could not praise them highly enough. Buvette restaurant as always was fantastic, great food and impeccable service. Realm has been our go-to hotel in Canberra. Covid closure might have been a good time to take stock and redo those suites.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from Malakai Yeomans, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Realm
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Meg, Thank you for your continued loyalty to Hotel Realm and for taking the time to share your feedback on your most recent visit. Firstly, please allow me to express my sincerest apologies if your stay was not to our usual standard and for any disappointment experience. I am sorry to see that your preferred room was not available on this occasion but most importantly the condition in which the room was that you experienced. Please rest assured your comments have been shared with the relevant teams for review and necessary improvements. Whilst I am disappointed your stay was not a positive one, I appreciate your very kind mention of our staff and Buvette service. I do hope that we can welcome you back for the chance to redeem ourselves. Thanks again for the feedback. Sincerely, Malakai Rooms Division Manager
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Jane B wrote a review 14 Jun
Rosebery, Australia2 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed upper penthouse which has lovely layout and bedding very comfortable. Let down from five stars is cheap toilet paper! Also coffee pod machine but no milk warmer. You have to order coffee separately on room breakfast so they add in the extra room service fees, just little things that get in the way of expectations that take away from the experience. Reported the leaking bathroom tap.
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Date of stay: June 2021
2 Helpful votes
Response from Malakai Yeomans, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Realm
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Jane, Thank you for visiting hotel Realm and for sharing your feedback with us. I am pleased to see you had a comfortable sleep in the penthouse and also greatly appreciate the constructive feedback. Thanks again for sharing your review and we hope to welcome you back again soon! Kindest Regards, Malakai Rooms Division Manager
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Vicki L wrote a review 12 Jun
Sydney, Australia13 contributions3 helpful votes
The upgraded room was very tired . We ate at Buvette for breakfast and found it empty and disappointing. My scrambled eggs were undercooked to the point of inedible. Both my husband and myself dislike the new Pepe Saya butter which just gives toast a slightly off taste . Then again we also dislike goat cheese which is hard to avoid these days. Staff were lovely.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from Malakai Yeomans, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Realm
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Vals99. Thank you for visiting Hotel Realm and for sharing your experience. Whilst I am pleased you had positive interactions with all our staff, I am disappointed to read that your meals and room was not as expected and for this please accept my apologies. We greatly appreciate all constructive feedback and will be sure to pass on your feedback to the relevant departments. Thanks again and we hope to have the chance to welcome you back for a better experience. Kindest Regards, Malakai Rooms Division Manager
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Linda L wrote a review 12 Jun
1 contribution2 helpful votes
A wonderful experience. Staff are exceptional and so helpful. From check in to restaurant to guest services..so slick and seamless in their everyday tasks. In today's COVID times it's so hard to get trained and dedicated staff who enjoy their jobs.. Hotel Realm seems to have all those who fit the bill at an international level. We loved our short stay. It was comfortable and generous and so pleasant we would book a visit...JUST to stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
3 Helpful votes
Response from Malakai Yeomans, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Realm
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Lindal, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Hotel Realm. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, the rest of my team will be glad to hear your amazing review. You are absolutely right, happy staff who enjoy their jobs can be hard to come by, especially within the hospitality industry during these times. We are so lucky to have the dedicated team that we do. We look forward to welcoming you back again for your next stay in Canberra. Thank you again for your kind feedback. Kind regards, Phoebe Duty Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Realm
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Realm?
Nearby attractions include Museum of Australian Democracy (1.1 km), Australian Parliament House (0.9 km), and Old Bus Depot Markets (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Realm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Realm?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Realm?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Realm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pomegranate, Banana Leaf, and Chairman & Yip.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Realm?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Realm?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Realm offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Realm?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mugga-Mugga Cottage (4.4 km), Calthorpes' House (1.9 km), and Albert Hall (1.7 km).
Is Hotel Realm accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.