Best for city slickers
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The casino is just across the road, there’s a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival as well as all the amenities the inner urbanite could wish for, including a Nespresso machine, surround-sound system and designer furniture. Centrally located, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is in a slick, modern building with swimming pool and gymnasium.
Best for the eco-conscious traveller
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This is a six-star energy-efficient studio in the leafy suburb of Narrabundah, with a passive solar system that keeps the stylish space cool in summer and warm in winter. Chooks out the back will provide eggs for breakfast and inner Canberra is only 20 minutes’ drive away.
Best for romantic couples
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A sweet standalone one-bed studio in the North Canberra suburb of O’Connor, Studio Q boasts privacy to the max, with a walled courtyard and secluded deck, and guests can borrow bicycles to get around Canberra in romantic two-wheeled style.
Best for business travellers
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Sleek and executive-smart, this one-bedroom apartment is decked out in five-star hotel style with a sharp modern palette and full-sized bathroom and laundry – and all of the nightlife attractions of Canberra’s happening lakeside suburb of Kingston are just outside the door.
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Located on a quiet leafy street close to the foot of Mount Ainslie and within a 15-minute walk of the Australian War Memorial and the hip cafés and restaurants of Braddon, this spectacular modern four-bedroom house is environmentally sound. It’s one of Canberra’s first German-style Passive Houses and has a beautifully equipped, stylish kitchen to please the most exacting home chef.