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 aren’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