The East Hotel is a family-owned and -operated hotel in Canberra, offering not just a unique slice of Italy but a great temporary home for families and business travellers alike.

However, even more than that, it’s a staple of the Manuka and Kingston area, perhaps Canberra’s best spot for a trip that involves time out to spoil yourself.

If you ask a local Canberran where to head for a delectable brunch, sophisticated yet lively nightlife or superb boutique shopping, there’s a good chance they’ll send you to the suburbs of Manuka or Kingston. 

East Hotel and its onsite Italian restaurant, Agostini’s, are the perfect place to be your base for a weekend of exploring one of Canberra’s most intriguing areas. You can thrill your kids by booking a Kids Cubby room and then spend your free time indulging in the upscale dining and cultural flavours of the area. 

The coloured decor, personalised amenities and community feel of East Hotel give you all the comfort to begin a weekend of enjoying the finer things in life. 

You can book now for some very reasonable rates and there are plenty of packages available right now to give you a whole new kind of weekend in Canberra. 

Eat up

Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at Kingston’s Lava Espresso or brunch that is delicious as it is  aesthetic at the Instagram-famous Patissez café and Bakehaus in Manuka. For some of the best coffee around, try nearby Typica. 

For dinner don’t go past Agostini’s at East Hotel which is known for house-made pastas and a wide selection of pizzas. 

Timmy’s Kitchen and Thai Cornar are other trusty local options. 

A look inside Agostinis.

Go shopping 

If you want something sparkly to remember your visit, there are plenty of jewellers worthy of a splurge – try Bijoux Jewellers for handcrafted pieces and Creations Jewellers for gems in Manuka. And if you’re looking more towards boutique clothes you can try Witchery and Momento Dezigns. Head to Wolfie to buy something slick for your little ones.  

If you’re looking for something to spruce up your home, then try the Essential Ingredient in Kingston or Home by Creations in Manuka. 

Entertain yourself

You can hire a bike from East Hotel and glide down to the lake and wetlands. There are plenty of opportunities to explore and you’re only five minutes from the usual attractions of Canberra, such as Questacon or Parliament House. 

However, to live like a local, you can slip in some self-care at Hale Spa, inject a dose of culture at Canberra Glassworks, have a floating picnic over Lake Burley Griffin with GoBoat or, if you really want to flaunt some Manuka bouje-ness, book with Canberra Limo Wine Tours to steer and sip your way through the city.

Book your stay at East Hotel now at easthotel.com.au

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