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Luba and Chris Thompson
14 Turner Place Yarralumla, Canberra. ACT 2600
T 02 6281 2824
M 0422 644 799

Practically Lakeside B&B has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor for several years. This B&B is ideal for those who enjoy serious or gentle exercise, golfing, ornithology, photography, horticulture or for those who just enjoy a comfortable, tranquil environment. Our proximity to Lake Burley Griffin, wonderful cycling paths and tourist attractions adds a new dimension to enjoying the delights of Canberra while keeping fit.

Enjoy quality accommodation & privacy in a quiet, tree-lined street in central Canberra. Near tourist venues & services, Manuka & Kingston cafes & Parliamentary triangle, this B&B is located in the historic, lakeside suburb of Yarralumla.The B&B is close to the CBD, Weston Park, John James and Canberra Hospitals and popular outdoor cafes like Farmers Daughter, Bees & Co, Oaks Brasserie & Turkish Halal Pide House.

Relax in your spacious, north-east facing, ground-floor studio with separate entrances & pretty garden. The room has both ducted & Nobo panel heating, ceiling fan, air conditioner, TV/DVD/radio & desk for computer /work materials. Free WiFi / broadband/cable internet is available. Guests can choose to self-cater or be spoilt by being served breakfasts. The adjoining dining room has a microwave, toaster, kettle & refrigerator, crockery & cutlery and a wide selection of teas & coffee.

Stretch out on the comfortable king bed or relax in the comfy lounge chairs. Breakfast in your own private dining room or al fresco while you watch colourful balloons drift by. Read a book out on the sunny deck or watch the antics of the local birdlife. Stroll to embassies, embassies, restaurants, Heritage Nursery & galleries.

Walk up the lane to see Canberra's heritage sites like the Forestry School, Westridge House & the Old Canberra Brickworks. A leisurely stroll/ bike ride takes you through beautiful Westbourne Woods past the Royal Canberra Golf Club, Government House, the National Zoo & Aquarium & the wonderful National Aboretum in the west. Go in an easterly direction past the Yacht Club & Albert Hall and see national treasures like the National Library, Questacon, National Portrait & Art Galleries, High Court, National Archives, Parliament House, Canberra Glassworks & Old Bus Depot Markets.

Be "Actively Lakeside" and walk, run or cycle to major attractions. Bikes are available at no cost. This B&B is near the marshalling area for marathons/cycling events, AIS Rowing course, inter-school regattas, Hot Air Balloon rides, Canberra Olympic, Manuka and Phillip Pools, tennis courts, Royal Canberra Golf Course and Canberra Yacht Club. The local bus Route 57 goes past major tourist attractions in the Parliamentary Triangle on route to the city.

See superb park lands, autumnal displays, kangaroos & abundant birdlife in and around this established suburb. Your Canberra accommodation hosts, Luba & Chris provide great service, superb hospitality & wonderful breakfasts. Make our home-based traditional B&B your perfect base to enjoy Canberra's unique cultural & scenic attractions.
MINIMUM BOOKING : 2Ns. We DO NOT take pets. Our home and grounds are STRICTLY NON SMOKING.

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Guest Comments

"11-14 April 2016 Thank you Chris & Luba for a delightful stay. We really appreciated the comfortable bed, the friendly, helpful information, chats, port, choccies, tea and bickies. It was also lovely to sit outside in your peaceful garden enjoying the birds. We thoroughly enjoyed the hearty breakfast too. Thanks again." Anne & mark Charlestown NSW

"Hi Luba & Chris,
Cheryl and I would like to thank you for our wonderful stay at your house in mid-October. You may remember us - we were the twins and were on our way south to the Snowy 60th reunion in Cooma, where we had a fabulous time! Anyway, you were delightful company, made us feel welcome, and your apartment was lovely. Thank you for helping us out with directions, too. Our entire stay in Australia was just wonderful and we have fond memories of people we met and of places we stayed, like Practically Lakeside B&B."
 Carol & Cheryl ... California

"Dear Luba, Chris, Honeybelle & Aggie, we have had the most wonderful holiday in your truly lovely B&B and city. Your hospitality and accommodation rate 100 out of 10 and the extra special touches of fresh flowers, robes etc have made Practically Lakeside the best B&B we've ever stayed in! We will definitely be back and will be telling our friends and family about this beautiful piece of "paradise." Thank you, thank you!" Anthony & Leanne Victoria 27/9-1/10 2011

Accommodation Details

Number of rooms:1
Room configuration:King bed
Breakfast style provided:Substantial breakfast or no breakfast.
Awards:TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016; Ranked Number 1 B&B in Canberra & ACT by TripAdvisor

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Room Facilities

AirconditioningAlarm clockBar fridge
CrockeryCutleryElectric blankets
EnsuiteHair DryerHeating
Iron/ironing boardLinenLocal telephone
Non smokingRadioTV/DVD/Video
Tea/coffee facilitiesToiletriesTowels

Other Facilities

Clothes dryerGardenInternet access
MicrowaveOn street ParkingPrivate Lounge
Private meal areaShared Bookshelf


Please confirm tariff with hosts prior to reservation.

Friday to Sunday:from $155 (no breakfast), $215 (substantial breakfast) MIN 2Ns
Monday to Thursday:from $155 (no breakfast), $215 (substantial breakfast) MIN 2Ns
Cancellation Terms:Contact owners directly for terms during covid19
Credit Cards Accepted:Direct transfer, VISA, MasterCard, surcharge applies on Amex

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