Friday, October 26, 2012

The East Hotel, Canberra

Carly and I traveled up to Canberra this morning, for our weekend away to Canberra, and were soon whisked away upon arrival to the newly opened East Hotel.

Walking into the highly stylised lobby, we were greeted and checked into our room.  We took some time to take in the lobby, which has a graphic wall showing photos of indigenous figures and faces, and other imposing pictures, which ties in the local area's history with the new, modern feel of this hotel.

The feel of a reading room to one side, the lobby also have Apple Macs ready for use - always great to have access when away from home!  Wifi in the room has been tops thus far, also.

We delighted when we reached our suite, with the gorgeous chairs, lamps, and the space - such great space!  Our room has a balcony, kitchen, full laundry, and a bathroom with all the frosted-glass fittings. Impressive!

Everything is new, and thought out, and just fits with the beautiful theme of the space.

After taking a walk around the local area before the weekend began, we found a strip of shops with boutiques and cafes (with a great cheese platter!), and then reached the shore of Lake Burley Griffin, before we wandered back past Manuka Oval.  This hotel is very close for any footy fans when there are matches here!

We finished our day with drinks downstairs at the Ox Eatery, which was a relaxed bar with a good range of beers, gin and whiskey and a cider on tap.  It was great to chat with other people sharing this weekend with us, here in Canberra.

This post is part of the #humanbrochure weekend to showcase Canberra as a destination, which I attended as a Plus One, with Carly Findlay.  We were part of the Food and Wine Stream, in the Australian Capital Territory Tourism initiative. 

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