Griffin Hotel, Kingston, Canberra, Australia

The Griffin Hotel, aka Griffin Apartments, in Kingston, ACT is a hotel / serviced apartment complex that is really handy to the cafe / restuarant / pub scene of Kingston.The hotel is also really close to the city centre in Civic (about 10 minutes in a cab on a busy day), Manuka (15 minute walk if you are feeling energetic) and the Kingston strip is just across the road.

Center map

Kingston in the ACT is a good place to stay if you want easy access to the city centre during the day and a decent number of restuarants and pub when its time to play. If you can’t find what you need in Kingston, a short trip to Manuka open up a plethora of other possibilities. Though, I prefer Kngston for some reason.

The Griffin Hotel is right in Kingston. I would guess it sports 100 apartments which will be either a 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom or 3 bedroom apartment. You will have a seperate living room, kitchen and bedroom(s). Parking is available under the hotel.

Its showing its age a little, though I wouldn’t guess that its really old.

All rooms have Internet access at a cost of around $30 a day, which seems to be the norm these days, and includes 50 MBytes of data, which is very stingy when most hotels these days offer an all you can eat service. After you reach the 50 Meg limit it costs you 10 cents a Meg.

If you are in Canberra for those fresh freezing winter nights, the heater in the bedrooms will keep you toasty, but there aren’t any heaters in the living rooms or the bathrooms. So take a jumper.

In summer, when it feels like your walking in the face of the Sun, theres’ an air conditioner in the living room, but not in the bedroom.

And, its just across the road from Madam Woo’s!