Ovolo Nishi – Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Canberra is fast becoming a popular destination for art and foodie escapes thanks to its thriving restaurant scene and impressive galleries. Named in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018, Canberra has some interesting hotels that provide both value and luxury.
Artistic and sustainable design elements at the Ovolo Nishi epitomise Canberra’s renaissance. From the moment you step into the cosy lobby, the calming aesthetic of the Japanese designed Nishi building makes you feel right at home.
Make your way to the Monster Kitchen and Bar where you are met with open fireplaces, curved couches and a relaxed vibe. The hatted restaurant features local and seasonal produce on its modern Australian menu. With dishes made for sharing, you can nibble and indulge to your heart’s content.
All rooms at the Ovolo Nishi have king-size beds to lounge in after a busy day sightseeing and each is designed with a mix of contemporary style and vintage pieces. There are in-room iPads and a minibar for guests to enjoy. Pampering yourself at the hotel is easy, too, with bathrooms having underfloor heating, walk-in showers and Aesop toiletries.
The hotel is in a prime location to explore galleries and restaurants and is just a short walk from the city centre. Our top pick, Canberra’s new National Portrait Gallery, displays portraits of over four hundred people who shaped Australia’s history.