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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

"Just lovely. Enjoyed meeting you both. Such a warm welcome. First class accommodation. Enjoyed the garden-felt special with chocolates, port & flowers. We'll be back - thank you." Bob & Wendy Gosford area 27/9/11

"What a great B&B - such a treat after a week and a half in hostels! Rachel was an amazing host. She went out of her way to make us feel at home & to make sure we had the best stay possible. The breakfasts were fabulous and we really enjoyed the bikes. Thanks so much for making us feel so welcome. This will be the highlight of our trip for sure!" Tina & Cindy Ottawa Canada 13-15 April 2012

"So comfortable, flowers & extras really appreciated. Lovely people, a great stay." Robin & Jacqueline 3.10.11

Accommodation Details

Number of rooms:1
Room configuration:King bed
Breakfast style provided:No breakfast OR Continental 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 DryerIron/ironing board
LinenLocal telephoneNon smoking
RadioTea/coffee facilitiesToiletries

Other Facilities

Clothes dryerGardenInternet access
MicrowaveOn street ParkingPrivate Lounge
Private meal areaShared Bookshelf


Please confirm tariff with hosts prior to reservation.

Friday to Sunday:$155 no breakfast, $165 continental breakfast
Monday to Thursday:$155 no breakfast; $165 continental breakfast
Cancellation Terms:Contact owners directly for terms during covid19
Credit Cards Accepted:Direct transfer, VISA, MasterCard, surcharge applies on Amex

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