For anyone looking for eco-friendly accommodation, you’re in luck: the family-run One of a Kind Apartments has its own sustainability mission. Here, they recycle, compost, grow their own seasonal produce and use non-toxic cleaning products. They also order in delicious organic, fair trade coffee to help perk you up before a busy day of sightseeing.
Each apartment is individually decorated with an international city theme – such as Mexico City, San Francisco and Kyoto – and features funky furniture, polished wood floors and bold colour schemes. Spacious living and dining rooms, fully-equipped kitchens, private balconies or courtyards and en suites featuring Sukin Australia organic toiletries all combine to give these apartments a luxury flourish.
There are also fun communal spaces to hang out in, such as the art-filled foyer, herb gardens, greenhouse and a veggie patch where you can source seasonal produce. If you want a break from cooking, stroll down to Woolley Street, home of Canberra’s Chinatown, to sample the city’s Asian cuisine from yum-cha and Vietnamese pho, to Thai curries and Malaysian laksa.
You can see the city on the move by jumping on one of the hotel’s complimentary bikes – which come complete with bike lock and helmet – to discover nearby local attractions. Or if you’re travelling with the kids, head to Questacon, Canberra’s iconic children’s science museum.