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visited & loved: HOTEL REALM, CANBERRA

Nikki Yazxhi



with new architectually amazing, 5 star hotels… like one of our new faves, Hotel Realm

Hotel Realm is a 5 Star Canberra hotel on National Circuit Barton, located next to the Parliamentary Triangle. The hotel is located within walking distance to national icons including Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia and the National Library of Australia. The 5 Star Hotel Realm has 163 rooms and suites, each containing Smart TVs and Nespresso coffee machines. On site facilities include fine and casual dining, lounge bars, wholefoods cafe, hair salon, health club, and a day spa.
Awarded the 2012, 2013 & 2014 Australian Hotels Association Best Functions & Event Hotel in Australia, the Hotel Realm houses first class function and meeting rooms with a range of flexible packages. The elegant High Courtyards have been architecturally designed to allow for an array of functions including weddings and intimate functions.
Here’s a quick visual of Hotel Realm’s Penthouse suites…
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Can’t choose which suite to book? Here’s the design intent for the each of the penthouses by Hotel Realm’s Sydney based architects, RM, to help you make a decision. Personally, we love them both…
Hotel Realm’s Upper Suite {lighter one} DESIGN DETAILS
Design intent- Warm, light and calm, with classic palette
Limestone Walls
American oak Timber feature Screens
Donghia Wallpaper {very high quality and wouldn’t normally be used in a standard hotel}
Custom designed furniture pieces
Custom designed lighting and leather behead
Aboriginal handwoven baskets in central gallery/ dressing room.
Feature Fireplace
Hotel Realm’s Lower Suite {the blue one} DESIGN DETAILS
Design Intent- Richer, dramatic + contrasting palette
Feature artwork in dining room by Romello Perrierra
Textured grass cloth wallpaper panelling against white walls
Custom designed furniture throughout, with silk cushions.
Feature fireplace and display with Carrara stone backing and timber surrounds
Pietra Grey Stone ensuite and dressing room with custom designed vanities
Custom designed light features and leather behead.
Richly coloured indigo carpets with indigo velvet sofa and grey silk cushions
Timber lined walls to dressing room.
Architectually stunning, with impeccable attention to detail… here’s a little more on how we rated our overnight stay at Hotel Realm:
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THE LOCALITY RATING: Hotel Realm is located in a funky little precinct a stone’s throw from Parliament House, Old Parliament House, galleries and cool new got-to-go-to restaurants.
THE VIBE RATING: Luxury, five star vibe, without the pretentiousness.
THE ROOM RATING: The room was huge, you don’t feel like you’re staying in a hotel, it’s more like sleeping in a glamorous penthouse. You won’t want to go home!
TOILETRY RATING: Appelles Apothecary toileries, heaven… great sizes so you don’t really need to pack anything skin/hair care related.
THE PILLOW RATING: Ridiculously good… and so many to choose from {as you can see from the pic!}
THE CONCIERGE RATING: After arriving early and having to race off to a meeting, Concierge sorted our bags to go up to our room!!!
THE BISTRO / BAR RATING: Whether you stay at Hotel Realm or are just passing through Canberra you need to visit Hotel Realm’s Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar {below}. The bar has a great international luxe atmosphere, and they create the perfect Negronis. The bistro only uses the freshest, high-quality ingredients to deliver seasonal menus showcasing the best of locally sourced produce. Their menu spans from shared plates, charcuterie & appetisers, grills, all day dining and decadent desserts. There is something to accommodate everyone, at anytime of the day. Buvette encourages conversation in a sophisticated setting with a traditional Parisian feel. Relax and unwind; sip their signature Lillet Mode De Vie aperitif before making your way to a table to enjoy a Chef’s choice plat pour deux.
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FOR MORE INFO and TO MAKE A BOOKING AT HOTEL REALM, visit www.hotelrealm.com.au, and connect with them here facebook.com/HotelRealm & instagram.com/hotelrealm
+ TO BOOK BUVETTE BISTRO & WINE BAR, visit buvette.com.au – and connect with them here: facebook.com/buvettebistro and check out their delicious pix here #buvettebistro
{Hotel Realm is part of the Doma Hotel group – the largest hotelier in Canberra’s Parliamentary district. Other Doma Hotel high-quality accommodation includes 4.5 Star Burbury Hotel & Apartments, the new Little National Hotel, Pinnacle Apartments and the heritage listed Brassey Hotel.}
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