8 Hotels Diamant Canberra Review
8 Hotels Diamant Canberra Review

8 Hotels Diamant Canberra Review

How do you chose a place to stay when visiting a new city? I tend to look for brands I know and trust. A brief stay in Canberra saw me searching online for accommodation.

Diamant Canberra Review

Diamant Canberra Review

Thankfully, I remembered 8 Hotels has the Diamant Canberra in their portfolio.  It was an easy decision to try another of their properties.

Diamant Canberra Courtyard

Diamant Canberra Courtyard

The Diamant Canberra is located in a beautifully leafy street, in the redeveloped New Acton Precinct.  Everything a visitor needs is located withing walking distance. The precinct boasts Art Galleries, Cafes and Restaurants in an architecturally designed landscaped space.

Canberra Diamant Reception

Canberra Diamant Reception

Arriving at the property we noticed the stylish elegance immediately. The reception was light, airy and so welcoming. Large windows allowed the beautiful external landscape to become part of the inside ambiance. In winter I can image sitting on the comfortable sofa in front of the fire and enjoying a beautiful homely feeling. The overwhelming feeling of the hotel was comfort and style.

Diamant Rooms

Diamant Rooms

Mr GG and I were looking forward to putting our bags down so we went straight to our room.  Our room was beautiful, light and so comfortable. Elegant features with splashes of colour made the room cheerful and comfortable.

We were due to meet Bec from Intolerant Chef and Jasmine from Absolutely Jas for dinner reservations at The Parlour.  There was time for a quick shower before we made ourselves comfortable at the Library bar.

The Library Bar -Diamant

The Library Bar -Diamant

The Library Bar is right near the hotels reception so it was an easy meeting spot.  It also gave hubby and I the opportunity for a quick drink prior to dinner.

The Library Bar Seating Canberra Diamant

The Library Bar Seating Canberra Diamant

I loved the ambiance of the Library Bar.  If we had more time I might have been tempted to peruse the range of books on the shelves. The interior decorating and lighting in the bar really made me feel at home. The room had such a cosy vibe.

Mojito at The Library Bar

Mojito at The Library Bar

Mr GG ordered the drinks at the bar while I took in my surroundings.  I have been enjoying Mojto’s lately so he returned with a delicious refreshing Mojito for me and a beer for himself.

Mr GG Beer at The Library Bar

Mr GG Beer at The Library Bar

We had just enough time to enjoy our tipple before Bec arrived and we took a stroll around to The Parlour.

8Hotels Diamant Canberra

8Hotels Diamant Canberra

8 Hotels Diamant Canberra

15 Edinburgh Ave, Canberra, ACT, 2601
Ph: +61 2 6175 2222

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  1. Alesah Villalon :

    Classy! Hey Julie, you forgot to order my Frozen Margarita! How did the Mojito go?

    • Lol! Oops… Next time 😉

      • Alesah Villalon :

        Yey, thanks in advance for the drink!!! I myself am picky when choosing a hotel or accommodation to stay in. It all depends on the purpose, area, number of persons in the group, or budget. I read non-biased reviews such as this. I appreciate those that post actual pictures and tell what they saw and experienced. 🙂 Cheers!

  2. What a stunning place! I know where I’ll be staying on my next sojourn to our nations capital!

  3. Nice review! You can always tell alot about a hotel by its hotel lobby. I am melting here in Hong Kong even in the aircon and that mojito looks like it hit the spot.

  4. Looks lovely Julie…that’s my kind of place 🙂 I haven’t been to Canberra for many years. Perhaps it’s worth considering for a weekend? At least now I have the heads up with the place to stay.

    • Hi Jem,
      Just wait for the upcoming restaurant review!!!
      It was such a great night at The Parlour. …but honestly, even the nearby cafe were excellent when it came to breaky in the morning. It was such a great spot!

  5. What a nice hotel, so cosy, specially the Library bar !

  6. How lovely to be catching up with Bec and Jasmine. I love going to the ACT as it does seem to have some new and wonderful establishments and appears to be a much better city than it was 20 years ago – finally! I’m glad you had a great time and the Diamant looks fantastic xx

  7. Hi Julie, looks like a cozy but elegant place, sometimes that’s a hard combination to manage, beautiful pics and nice video!

  8. I can’t believe that I just missed you guys at the Parlour Bar!

  9. Looks like Diamant is a fabulous place to stay. I love the Acton area, particularly the older part, as I spent the first few years of my life living there. Sounds as though you had a great time too.

  10. Looks like terrific accommodations!!

  11. What a wonderful get-together! All three of you are such fun. Nice hotel.

  12. So sleek and modern! And who doesn’t love a mojito!

  13. It looks lovely and modern and light. I’d love to stay here….and go out for dinner with the three of you.

  14. What a lovely place to stay! Both the exterior and interiors look fabulous.

  15. Ooh looks like a stylish and a comfortable hotel with nice amenities! Perfect for a relaxing break 🙂

  16. Hi there, can you put a link on to the hotel website? I’m off to Google it though. Always good to stay somewhere central and with cafes etc in easy walking distance, we had a disaster in Glasgow in january when we didn’t. Live and learn.

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