Best Luxury Hotels in Canberra: 2023 Guide

Here are the best Luxury Hotels in Canberra for 2023. Canberra doesn’t have as many of the large luxury chain hotels that you’d find in Sydney or Melbourne. But there is still a great range of boutique and five star luxury hotels located in Canberra.

p.s – There’s an updated list of the best luxury hotels in Canberra on InsideCBR.

Park Hyatt Canberra

Luxury Hotels in Canberra

The 5 star Park Hyatt Canberra is located close to Lake Burley Griffin in the centre of Canberra. This 5 Star Hotel dates from the 1920’s and has an Art Deco vibe. The Park Hyatt brand means luxury and this hotel does not disappoint. I find the Park Hyatt hotels to be some of the most luxurious hotels in the world.

Hyatt Canberra is within walking distance to many popular attractions such as the National Gallery, Portrait Gallery and Old Parliament House. And it’s just a short car ride into the city.

The Park Hyatt in Canberra also offers an exceptional high tea that I would recommend booking in for if you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion.

This is the perfect hotel for a luxury weekend away in Canberra.

Find out more about the Hyatt Canberra

Ovolo Canberra

Rooms in the Canberra Ovolo are cosy but luxurious

New Acton is a micro-suburb in Canberra. The mixed precinct combines galleries, restaurants and cafes, offices, apartments, gardens and of course a hotel.

The Ovolo Canberra is located in the Nishi Building which is also home to a cinema and Monster Kitchen and Bar. Ovolo hotels are always a little quirky and come with a lot of perks including a social hour and a free loot bag of goodies.

The rooms in the Ovolo are compact and cosy but very well designed. If you’re looking for a place to curl up during the cold Canberra winter, then this is the perfect place for it.

Find out more about the Ovolo Nishi Canberra

QT Canberra

QT Canberra Luxury Hotel

The QT Canberra is also located in the New Acton area. So you’ll be close by to an array of excellent restaurants, bars and cafes.

The rooms in the QT are more traditional compared to the “arty” style rooms of the Ovolo. So if you’re looking for a standard luxury hotel in New Acton, then this an excellent choice.

Find out more about the QT Canberra

Hotel Realm

Five Star Canberra Hotel, The Hotel Realm

The Hotel Realm is located in Barton which is a little further south compared to the other hotels. However it’s still very central and within walking distance to many of Canberra’s top attractions such as Parliament House.

I would consider the Hotel Realm to be slightly more “business” focused due to it’s location close to many offices and government departments. But it’s also perfect for a weekend trip in Canberra. The Hotel Realm also offers some great packages which are perfect for a Canberra staycation.

Guests at the Hotel have access to the luxury Hale Gym and Spa. Within the Realm precinct there is also a diverse array of amazing restaurants and bars including Chairman and Yip one of Canberra’s best restaurants.

Find out more about the Hotel Realm

Midnight Hotel

Midnight Hotel in Braddon

If you’re looking to stay in Braddon, then the best luxury hotel is the recently constructed Midnight Hotel.

This hotel is located a street away from Lonsdale Street – one of Canberra’s most happening streets. It’s home to cafes, bars, restaurants and boutique shops. The hotel it also just a short walk into the city centre. The hotel is also located next to a light rail stop.

The Midnight Hotel has an excellent bar and Italian Restaurant but being so close to everything, you’ll have no limit in options for dining out.

There aren’t many hotels in Canberra that also feature a pool, but the Midnight Hotel does feature a 20m lap pool.

Find out more about the Midnight Hotel


I grew up in Canberra and apart from a brief stint overseas I've spent my entire life here. I've watched Canberra grow from a sleepy town into a thriving city. I want to share the best Canberra has to offer through LoveCanberra.

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