Select Page

Staying in Canberra in the QT

Staying in Canberra in the QTScore 75%Score 75%
Canberra for Work

One night in Canberra for work, means I need a cheap hotel, with a good desk, and a good bar to have a working meeting with a colleague.

Avoid the Fog

With the change of seasons upon us, you don’t want to be caught in early morning fog on a flight into Canberra, and miss the start of your work day, so wisely, I catch a flight down the previous day. The project doesn’t really cover a nights accommodation, so it has to be cheap, but good enough to enjoy, have a good working desk, so I can do some late work, and a bar or restaurant space where I can meet and successfully complete some work with a colleague. That means space enough for a computer, quiet enough to hear a conversation, and with an alcoholic beverage or two on tap.

The QT in Canberra meets that brief.

a shelf with various items on it
Shop in your room – cute but useless (except for the Pringles)

Book through Qantas for a discount

While booking my flight on Qantas – I take up the accommodation option, getting $30 off a room at the hotel, taking the price down from a very reasonable AU$152, to a cheap AU$122. I know I’m going to get a basic entry room (QT Standard, queen bed, shower), but it’s only one night.

a table with glasses and a strainer
Quirks are good, but oversold (are you really going to make a Negroni in your room?)

The QT is a great business hotel, and an alternative to some of the more expensive options in Canberra. The room I had was snug, but more than adequate for one person. Bathroom is snug, but serviceable. The quirky decor is fun, but the ‘Shop-in-your-room’  is annoying.

a room with a bed and a window
Queen Room – similar to the room I stayed in (QT website)


Great bar to meet and work in; well designed rooms with all you need to wash, sleep and work; nespresso machine in room.

a lamp on a table next to a bed
Bedside Table


No table service in the bar, and remove the ‘Shop-in-your-room’ experience. Does anybody really use that set up to make a Negroni?



Summary Good business hotel, but the quirks are oversold. Great bar to work in, but no table service.


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Previously . . .

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive regular updates about 2PAXfly.

Reviews, deals, offers, and most of all opinion will be in your inbox.

We won't spam you, and we won't share your details with others.

Newsletter Regularity

You have Successfully Subscribed!