Little National Hotel, Canberra

Making a striking statement with its perforated metal clad exterior and set atop a car park, Little National Hotel sets surprisingly impressive tone as you step inside the lobby.

Contemporary and sleek, rooms are small but well executed, dominated by a wall-to-wall wooden platform bed with floor to ceiling views of the surrounds. Next to it a simple desk and nifty kitchenette/closet make up the only other furniture. The double blinds rise and fall with the flip of a switch next to the bed, while the wall mounted television makes for superb viewing with free movies on offer.

Guests can enjoy the Lounge and Library; common areas fitted out with books, tv's, fire places, comfy seating and work spaces with free tea and coffee. Since there is no in house dining option, a quick trek across the street to you'll find a variety of options like: Buvette Bistro, Maple + Clove, Ostani, LiloTang and Chairman & Yip.

With its wood-lined, platform-style, super king beds and pared down but thoughtfully constructed room layouts, Little National Hotel gets it exactly right. Comfort and style arenโ€™t opposed to one another, but seem rather to reinforce each other, the clean lines creating a sense of ease, and the luxe textures helping to enrich the visual experience.

GREAT FOR: couples, business travellers, short stay travellers
AMENITIES: Free wifi, movies, tea, gym access
RATES: start from $127

Little National Hotel
 21 National Circuit, Barton
ACT 2600