We have negotiated excellent rates for accommodation with the Accor Group and University House (our Festival Home). Below you’ll find a mix of hotel rooms and apartments for you to consider. Once you have registered for the Festival you will receive the Promo Codes to book accommodation either on line or by telephone. Accor Group rates apply up until 30 days before arrival and University House rooms are likely to be snapped up quickly so booking early is advisable. Billeting options will also be available and you can indicate your interest when you register - we will do our best to meet as many people’s requests as possible.


Mercure Canberra

Corner of Ainslie &, Limestone Ave, Braddon

23.5% off best flexible rates, all room types

Mercure Hotel Canberra combines old world charm with modern comforts. Superbly located, the hotel is moments from the city centre, Canberra Convention Centre and popular Canberra attractions as well as shops and entertainment. Mercure Canberra is also only minutes from Canberra Airport. Along with 129 rooms, a bistro, sports bar, meeting rooms and private parking, the hotel offers quality services sure to please business and leisure guests alike.



Novotel Canberra

65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra

23.5% off best flexible rates, all room types

Located in Canberra’s CBD, Novotel Canberra is within walking distance to business, retail and entertainment precincts and only a short drive from major attractions. With 286 well-appointed rooms, it offers connectivity and comfort with its range of standard, suites, balconies and apartment rooms. Our First Edition Restaurant and Bar lead by Executive Chef Jennie Tressler, is a foodie haven for everything fresh and local.

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Mantra on Northbourne

84 Northbourne Ave, Canberra

15% off best flexible rates, all room types

Located one block from the CBD, this central Canberra hotel is close to many of the city's well-known attractions, and just metres from a flourishing shopping precinct that includes a range of restaurants, cafes and bars. We offer stylish 4.5 star contemporary accommodation - from affordable hotel rooms to self-contained 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Enjoy upmarket facilities such as our heated indoor pool, gym, sauna, the convenience of 24-hour reception and our own salubrious Stock Kitchen & Bar, open for breakfast lunch and dinner, 7 days.

Our restaurant is best known for its edgy and fresh decor, innovative Modern Australian cuisine and unbeatable service. Inspired by home-style, hearty and healthy fare, we can guarantee there is something everyone will enjoy.

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Peppers Gallery Hotel

15 Edinburgh Ave, Canberra

15% off best flexible rates, all room types

Nestled amongst the contemporary hub of New Acton, Peppers Gallery Hotel is the ideal contemporary Canberra accommodation. Whether you’re in town for business or leisure the Rooms, Suites and Apartments are perfectly designed. All rooms feature work desks, MicroCloud bedding, air conditioning and iPhone docks. An Apartment means you have that little bit more space with a balcony and kitchen. Experience Peppers service in a CBD hotel with the award-winning Bicicletta Italian restaurant, Library Bar, full gymnasium and 24 hour reception.

Bicicletta serves authentic Italian food in an Italian trattoria that has long been favoured by locals and visitors alike. This award winning Italian restaurant plates up daily specials fresh from the marketplace and features a carefully curated wine list. The restaurant’s settings include a charming courtyard and the Library Bar.


Breakfree Capital Towers Apartments

2 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra

15% off best flexible rates, all room types

On the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, BreakFree Capital Tower is the perfect base for exploring Australia’s capital city of Canberra. Enjoy panoramic views over the Parliamentary Triangle to the Brindabella Ranges from your 1, 2 or 3 Bedroom Apartment. Featuring fully equipped kitchens, living and dining areas and air conditioning you’ll be perfectly accommodated. During your stay explore the city, take a dip in the heated pool or play on the squash or tennis court. With great shopping and dining just a short stroll away, you’ll have a ball.


Mantra on MacArthUr

219 Northbourne Ave, Turner

15% off best flexible rates, all room types

Positioned just outside the CBD, you're not far from famous attractions such as Parliament House, the War Memorial and the National Gallery, and only a short walk from the city's thriving shopping precinct, hip bars and cool cafes. Mantra MacArthur Hotel offers stylish and contemporary rooms to suit all travellers – from affordable Studio Rooms for business guests or overnight stays, to 1 and 2 Bedroom Suites for groups and families wanting to explore the region for a little longer.

The Greek word ‘podilato’ means bicycle. Podilato is also the name of the all-new restaurant & bar that is Mantra MacArthur Hotel’s pride and joy. The common theme in the restaurant names is extended to the same ‘traditional meets modern’ fusion in their menus. Podilato gives traditional Greek dishes a fresh take and serves them in a relaxed sharing ambience.

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Ibis Budget

15 Tay Street, Antill Street, Watson

Best available rate

Located on the main highway into Canberra, ibis budget is a newly renovated 75 room economy hotel. It sits just minutes from the city and popular attractions like the Australian War Memorial. Each room features a flat screen television and chargeable wifi is available, as well as an internet kiosk. All-you-can-eat breakfast is served daily.

Perfect for budget-conscious travellers, ibis budget Canberra offers affordable accommodation and a range of facilities, which include free parking, paid WIFI access throughout the hotel, reduced mobility guest rooms, and 24 hour access to the hotel.


University House Hotel

1 Balmain Cres, Acton

Set within a leafy enclave, University House offers guests a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, while only being a short stroll from all its attractions.

Once the exclusive home to students and academics, the hotel provides guests with a warm, intimate atmosphere and the utmost in personal attention. The classic 1950s building has been carefully preserved with rooms offering the perfect blend of heritage decor and modern facilities.

Most of the hotel’s 105 rooms boast features such as a large writing desk, in-floor bathroom heating, WiFi access, and large balconies with views overlooking the elegant gardens or towards the city. Guests can choose from a wide variety of room styles including standard rooms, superior suites, two bedroom apartments and a suite purpose-built for wheelchair access and functionality.

University House, our Festival Home, has reserved 40 rooms for us at discounted rates (twin, queen & suites). To book you will need to call +612 61255276 using the promo code which you will receive once you register for the Festival.

North Wing Suite - $164 per night

North Wing Suite - $164 per night

Queen Superior room - $154 per night

Queen Superior room - $154 per night

Twin room - $136 per night

Twin room - $136 per night

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