Are you looking for a place to stay in Canberra that is centrally located and has all the amenities you need at a reasonable price? On a recent trip to Canberra I needed to choose where I was going to stay. I researched all Canberra accommodations for my recent trip to Australia’s capital and chose the Ibis Styles Canberra Tall Trees in the Canberra suburb of Ainslie for my stay. Here’s why.
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Why I Chose the Ibis Styles Canberra Tall Trees Hotel in Ainslie
There were a number of reasons I chose to stay at Ibis Styles Canberra Tall Trees Hotel.
Location of Ibis Styles Canberra Tall Trees Hotel Ainslie
I firstly chose to stay at the Ibis Tall Trees because of its location. It seemed to be very close to all the things I wanted to see and do in Canberra, particularly visiting the Australian War Memorial. Once at the property, I discovered the hotel was a short 10 minute walk to the Ainslie shops where I discovered Edgar’s Inn. This local secret is open from 7am to 11pm and offered breakfast, lunch and dinner. It became my ‘local’ during my stay in Canberra and I had breakfast and dinner there a number of times.
Ibis Styles Canberra Tall Trees Facilities and Services
Other things I was looking for in my accommodation and found it at Ibis Tall Trees was free Wifi and parking, plus a great price. These were my major requirements when looking at accommodation options in Canberra. However, all the other things on offer at Ibis Tall Trees helped in my choosing to stay at Ibis Tall Trees in Ainslie.
Other Facilities and Services at Ibis Tall Trees
The pros of staying at Ibis Styles Canberra Tall Trees in Ainslie:
- Modern rooms with own bathroom and free toiletries.
- Room had a queen and single bed.
- There was a small fridge, microwave and kettle.
- Plenty of bedding with extra blankets.
- Air conditioning – both cooling and heating.
- Flat screen TV.
- Easy walk to Ainslie shops and not too far to the light rail (though I didn’t use the light rail, I drove around Canberra) that takes you into the centre of Canberra.
- Plenty of free off-road parking spots available. This was important as I was driving to Canberra.
- There was a small desk with a phone if you needed to work.
- It was in a quiet location off the main road and away from traffic. The room was quiet and you couldn’t hear other guests through the walls like you can at some accommodation.
- 24/7 reception staff.
- Daily housekeeping.
The cons of staying at Ibis Styles Canberra Tall Trees hotel in Ainslie:
- Bathroom was on the small side. Only one person could fit at any one time.
- Wifi was on the blink in our section of the hotel, though the gorgeous lady at reception gave me another password to link to the Wifi in another section.
My Room at Ibis Styles Canberra Tall Trees
My room at Ibis Tall Trees was a twin room as I was visiting Canberra with my sister. There was a queen bed and a single bed which suited us just fine. They were both comfortable with clean sheets and a doona and kept us nice and warm – as we visited in winter. We were both given cards to enter the room with. The room was on the second level so we had to walk up and down stairs to our room.
The room had everything we needed. A small fridge with some milk. A kettle to make a cup of coffee or tea with free tea bags, coffee satchels and sugar. And a microwave if we needed to heat any food.
There was plenty of storage for our bags and we had access to a small wardrobe with an iron and ironing board. Extra blankets were also in the cupboard.
The bathroom was modern but a little on the small side. But having nice body wash, shampoo and conditioner and decent water pressure softened the blow of how squeezy the shower was.
Other rooms were available including family rooms, but the twin room option suited my purposes.
Desk, tea and coffee + TV
Tiny, yet modern bathroom
Plenty of free off-street parking
Who Stays at Ibis Styles Canberra Tall Trees?
Anyone can stay at Ibis Styles Canberra Tall Trees. Because they have different room types available this hotel suits singles, couples and families.
Would I stay at the Ibis Styles Tall Trees Hotel again?
Of all the Canberra hotels I looked at I am so glad I chose the Ibis Tall Trees. I would definitely stay here again for all the reasons that I wanted in a hotel in the first place. If it was my first visit to Canberra I may have stayed closer as there are plenty of places in Canberra to stay, but I feel the suburb of Ainslie was a good choice.
Wrapping up this hotel review of Ibis Styles Canberra Tall Trees
I hope you enjoyed my post on the Ibis Tall Trees Hotel in Ainslie. If you are considering visiting Canberra I can recommend staying at the Ibis Tall Trees Hotel for your first visit to Canberra. Have you stayed here? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.