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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 TripAdvisorg 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 & popular outdoor cafes like Farmers Daughter, Bees & Co & 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

"Simply the best- forget the rest. If we have the choice to stay in a 5* hotel or "Practically Lakeside" the choice is obvious. Apart from intricate appointments, a 5* hotel does not have Luba & Chris. Thank you for a great stay!!!" Tom, Vic & AJ 1/8/10

"what makes this B&B special to me is the easy access to the out doors. it has a lovely garden that makes an extra room - we had our breakfast outside under the shade of a magnificent oak tree. In the evening we sat near a little fish pond. we have stayed in the centre of Canberra but found the noise too much. However we discovered that visiting the art gallery etc was a pleasant short drive (or bike ride - they have good bicycles at the ready) away. Starting the day with a freshly cooked breakfast - herbs from the garden - enjoyable and very reasonably priced. the room and bed was spacious and comfortable. Luba and Chris were thoughtful without any fuss. If you want a relaxing well appointed B&B I recommend Practically Lakeside without hesitation" Trish & Rod 24th December 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:Substantial breakfast or no breakfast.
Awards:TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016; Ranked Number 1 B&B in Canberra & ACT by TripAdvisor

Room Availability


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Note: a '-' indicates that availability details have not been entered for the month in question.

Room Facilities

AirconditioningAlarm clockBar fridge
CrockeryCutleryElectric blankets
EnsuiteHair DryerHeating
LinenNon smokingRadio
TV/DVD/VideoTea/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:from $155 (no breakfast), $195 (substantial breakfast) MIN 2Ns
Monday to Thursday:from $155 (no breakfast), $195 (substantial breakfast) MIN 2Ns
Cancellation Terms:To see Booking Terms visit our website
Credit Cards Accepted:Direct transfer, VISA, MasterCard, surcharge applies on Amex
Additional fees:Washing $5 load,

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