Short term furnished accommodation is widely available in the CBD and surrounding areas and serviced apartment style accommodation can be found throughout Canberra and ACT. This type of accommodation offering the space and ability to self-cater is suitable for short term visitors to Australia or those relocating who are in the process of finding a more permanent home. For stays of 1 week or more this also offers a more affordable alternative to hotel accommodation although you can still expect to pay a premium for the convenience. There are 3 main types of furnished short term accommodation available:
Serviced Apartments in Canberra
Usually part of a chain and with a variety of locations on offer this is often the easiest, low maintenance option for travellers/new arrivals. Serviced on a daily or weekly basis and offering 1/2/3 bedroom apartments with self catering facilities they are also a good option for families or friends travelling together. The overall standard will be reflected in the price. You can expect to pay $800 a week for a basic one bedroom apartment in a 3 star property and can look at upwards of $1200 for a one bedroom apartment in one of the newer, upmarket developments. Even at the upper end compared with average hotel rates sitting at approximately $250 a night it can still work out as an affordable alternative.
Corporate Furnished Apartments in Canberra
If you are looking for something a little more personal, there are agencies specializing in furnished corporate-style apartments. These vary in quality and location and this is again reflected in the cost. You can rent these apartments/houses on a weekly basis and there is a one off move out clean payable at the end of your stay. Expect to pay $900 for a basic 2 bedroom apartment in the CBD and up to $1250 for an executive style apartment with water views.
Try: Corporate Housing have a good range of funished apartments in the CBD
Home style furnished accommodation in Canberra
If you are looking for a home away from home there are companies on the web that list apartments and houses that are rented out by home owners. These properties are usually rented for periods of 2 weeks plus with costs based on size and location. High Season periods –such as Christmas and school holidays- are charged at a premium.