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ANU - University House Hotel

3.5-starThis property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.
1 Balmain CrescentActonACT2601Australia

3.5-star hotel with 2 bars/lounges, near National Museum of Australia
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.2
Great location
Value for money
Best value for money
Good internet service
Decent vibe
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ANU - University House Hotel

from £66
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Superior Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony
  • Basic Single Room, 1 Single Bed
  • Executive Twin Room
  • Apartment, 2 Bedroom - 1 Queen and 2 Singles
  • Queen Room
  • Apartment, 2 Bedroom - 4 Singles
  • Queen Room + SofaBed

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 104 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

  • Free nearby parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Free reception
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Built in
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 26-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Boffins Restaurant – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Fellows Bar and Cafe – Overlooking the garden, this bistro serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

ANU - University House Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • ANU University House Hotel Acton
  • ANU University House Hotel
  • ANU University House Acton
  • ANU University House
  • ANU University House Hotel
  • ANU University House Hotel Acton
  • University House Hotel


The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 30.0 per day

Breakfast costs between AUD 14.00 and AUD 25 for adults, and AUD 7.00 and AUD 10.00 for children (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for AUD 20.0 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around ANU - University House Hotel


  • Heart of Acton
  • National Museum of Australia (13-minute walk)
  • Australian National Botanic Gardens (35-minute walk)
  • Old Parliament House (39-minute walk)
  • National Gallery of Australia (42-minute walk)
  • National Film & Sound Archive (4-minute walk)
  • Australian National University (10-minute walk)
  • Lake Burley Griffin (11-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.) 15-min drive
  • Kingston Canberra Station 15-min drive
  • Queanbeyan Railway Station 23-min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Limited parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 217 reviews

ANU - University House Hotel
Very Good8.0
Mid-century charm
We had a good-sized twin-bedded room, with adjoining sitting room, well-equipped bathroom and balcony. Furnishings are original 1950s 'academic building', but this lends the place a certain charm which most hotel chains lack.
Richard, gb1 night romance trip
ANU - University House Hotel
The Best Hotel in the World
I've stayed at University House more than 100 times over the last 20 years. It is my all time favourite. Friendly staff, beautiful location, relaxing garden, and library open to hotel guests. Tony, the General Manager, and Lyn, Functions Manager, go out of their way to ensure guests are happy.
A Traveller, gb2 night business trip
ANU - University House Hotel
Good value for money
Taher, au2 night trip
ANU - University House Hotel
Very Good8.0
Old fashioned but appealing accomodation
Old fashioned but appealing accommodation, set around a large courtyard with beautiful autumn trees - a lovely view from the window. Spacious quiet room and large bathroom, with a bath and heated floor. Lovely 1960s wooden furniture. Could have done with more powerpoints and bed lights; some information about the hotel in the room (eg. existence of a cafe).
A Traveller, au3 night trip
ANU - University House Hotel
Bad choice!
The location was ok, but the room was old and depressing! Very uncomfortable bed. Noisy floorboards! Overpriced!
Virginia, au1 night trip

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