At East Hotel, Roman chef Francesco Balestrieri, alongside the hotel’s food-loving owners Dion Bisa and brother Dan Bisa, has created a menu that honours and celebrates their shared Italian heritage – with fresh, handmade pasta, authentic Roman pizza and dishes you might find on a hole-in-the-wall, clandestine restaurant in Rome.
Canberra has finally found the cool culinary edge it’s longed for.
Susan Armstrong, CEO Magazine
This 140-room boutique property, launched in 2012, neatly fits the mould of a ‘design hotel’, with an emphasis on interior design, harmonious spaces and stylish trimmings.
Susan Kurosawa, The Australian
You see, some hotels are just a place to sleep, but the East Hotel is a big part of our holiday experience.
Holidays with Kids
The East Two Bedroom apartments feature cubbies with bunk beds, Xbox One consoles, games, reading nooks and dress up clothes.
You see, some hotels are just a place to sleep, but the East Hotel is a big part of our holiday experience. Not only is it close to fun attractions like Canberra Glassworks and loads of great food, their interconnected family apartments are also genius!
So the lobby becomes a kind of village square, an Italian piazza in fact, opening to cafe, bar, restaurant, with accommodation above, including suites with furnished balcon- ies that feel at least as large and liveable as those in any inner-city apartment block.
Susan Kurosawa, The Weekend Australian
East Hotel is a quirky, modern boutique hotel in one of Canberra's more sophisticated districts. Its star features include a sense of fun to the décor, an extremely family-friendly vibe and three destination food and drink outlets.
Jennifer Pinkerton, The Telegraph