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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, 0203 027 9779Great location! See map

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

Hotel Info: 0203 027 9803

from £65
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Executive Twin Room
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Queen Room
  • 2 Bedroom (Single Beds)
  • 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


  • 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
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 6
  • Conference center
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Year Built 1952
  • 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
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • 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 20.00 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


  • In Northern Canberra
  • National Museum of Australia (14-minute walk)
  • Australian National Botanic Gardens (29-minute walk)
  • Old Parliament House (40-minute walk)
  • National Gallery of Australia (42-minute walk)
  • National Film & Sound Archive (4-minute walk)
  • Australian National University (11-minute walk)
  • City Hill (17-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.) 13-min drive
  • Kingston Canberra Station 11-min drive
  • Queanbeyan Railway Station 21-min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Limited parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 218 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
Nice spot but not close to restaurants and shops
This is basically a good hotel, clean and relatively comfortable. It is not close to any shops or many restaurants. The University's restaurant which is the only close one to the accommodation, opens every day between 7am to 8pm - on Saturday and Sunday is only open for breakfast.
A Traveller, gbBusiness trip
ANU - University House Hotel
Very nice staff. Vintage rooms. Loved it. Will stay again, definitely.
Carmel, au1 night trip
ANU - University House Hotel
Very Good8.0
There was a funky smell in the bedroom, probably coming from the courtyard outside.
A Traveller, au3 night trip

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