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Kurrajong Hotel, Canberra, Australia

Updated on July 20, 2014
Kurrajong Hotel, Canberra, Australia
Kurrajong Hotel, Canberra, Australia

If you’re taking a tour of the Australian capital, then why not make your trip more memorable by staying at a historic hotel? The Kurrajong Hotel Canberra is known as a national icon, being witness to many great political developments in the country. On top of that, it is an ideal and relaxing accommodation for families vacationing down under.

The Hotel Kurrajoing was designed in the 1920’s by John Smith Murdoch. It was erected in 1925 to originally serve as housing for political staff and officials who will be transferring to the home of the new Parliament from Melbourne to Canberra. The stunning architecture and design of the building has been well-preserved for nearly a century, offering to its unique historic significance.

At present, there are 26 elegant and modernly furnished rooms in the hotel. Rooms have TV, internet access, mini-bar and others. Corporate rooms can be booked complete with desktop PC and printer. The rates for rooms with executive king beds are from 180 to 220 AUD or about 160 to 190 USD per night.

The hotel’s in-house caterer is the Isabella’s Café and Bar, which is aptly named after the hotel manager that saved the facility during the Great Depression in the mid-century. The restaurant is open seven days a week, serving meals from breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Hotel Kurrajong Business Centre
Hotel Kurrajong Business Centre

Another eatery is the Chifley’s Restaurant, which can be booked for more private functions. It is named after the Prime Minister, Ben Chifley, who frequented the hotel in the 1940’s.

Apart from being a cozy respite for tourists and families, the Kurrajong Hotel Canberra is also the destination for business travelers. The hotel has complete facilities for hosting conferences and business meetings. Rooms may be booked to include internet access, wireless keyboards, as well as LCD projector and screen. Large rooms can fit from 80 to 100 or so delegates, whether it is in theater-style or dinner-style.

For soon to be wed couples who want to make their special event extraordinary, the Hotel Kurrajong offers a charming ambiance that is both timeless and classic. The hotel’s staff can professionally take care of every wedding need, whether it is a garden wedding on the estate’s lawn, or a ballroom type gathering for several dozen guests.

The Kurrajong Hotel Canberra can be located at 8 National Circuit, Barton, Canberra. For further details about their rates, accommodations, and facilities, you may want to check out their home page at They may also be contacted via telephone at +61 (0) 2 6234 4427.


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