3 June 2024

Pet, family and budget-friendly accommodation opens in Woden's new urban precinct

| Dione David
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The humble kitchenette is a major boon for budget-friendly accommodation in the nation’s capital, and every one of the new Hotel Abode Phillip apartments has one. Photo: Iconic Hotels.

Pet-friendly apartments, a central location and in-room cooking facilities headline Canberra’s latest hotel in the exciting new urban WOVA precinct.

A three-minute walk from corporate clientele favourite Abode Woden, Abode Phillip has just opened to offer family-friendly accommodation in the national capital’s geographic centre.

Capitalising on the convenience of its location – it’s just a four-minute walk to the buzzing Woden Westfield – Abode Phillip apartments are rigged with all the facilities a family needs to stay in central Canberra on a budget.

Like all hotels in the group (except for Murrumbateman), all Abode Phillip apartments are self-contained and come with a washer, dryer and kitchenette.

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It sounds like a simple offering, but Abode Hotels Director of Operations Jason Collins says it makes all the difference.

“It’s good for corporates, especially those on longer stays, but the thing we do best is tap into the leisure market – particularly families,” he says.

“It can get expensive to feed the whole family during holidays, and as much as eating out can be a great part of the vacation experience, sometimes you just want the convenience of cooking in your home away from home.

“At Abode Phillip, you can stroll down to the Westfield and grab everything you need to make a home-cooked meal at your apartment.”

The hotel also offers paid underground parking, and for those whose family holiday isn’t complete without the furriest member, Abode Phillip is one of the seven of nine Abode hotels with designated pet-friendly accommodation.

Available for $50 a day, it’s an economical and comforting vacation pet care alternative to animal accommodation.

“It’s expensive to put our furry friends into kennels, and sometimes they come out a bit sad. This provides the option to bring them along and make them part of the holiday for cheaper than a kennel,” Jason says.

“It’s a pretty standard feature of Abode hotels, but it’s not something a lot of hotels do.”

Warm and welcoming in earthy tones, Abode Phillip sits at the bottom of one of four residential towers comprising the vibrant new WOVA precinct, surrounded by other commercial tenancies, including food outlets, medical centres and other professional services.

“It’s a really lively little precinct and we’re right in the middle of the activity. Westfield Woden connects seamlessly with this precinct, and it all comes together to really open up a new part of Woden,” Jason says.

“Eat Street is nearby and the hospital is a maximum 10-minute drive away, so it’s convenient if you’re undergoing treatment, visiting people in the hospital or you’re a medical professional working for a time at the hospital.”

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Jason says Phillip is the ideal addition to Abode’s Canberra locations, allowing the group to accommodate a diverse client base in one area.

“Woden is already geographically central in Canberra. Now with all this activity, and with the CIT and tramlines on the way, it’s becoming a major hub,” he says.

“Abode Phillip is a really good piece that complements our Hotel Abode Woden, which is just a few minutes walk away and ideal for corporate clients.

“Between the surrounding amenities and the in-house amenities, Abode Phillip is ideal for families and corporates alike, and with the option of interconnected rooms, it’s also great for large groups.

“It’s a diverse hotel that we feel really adds something else to the Woden area, which is already experiencing a Renaissance of its own.”

Abode Phillip is now open at 6 Furzer Street, Phillip.


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sorry but what is “Eat Street” in Woden??

They mean Bradley Street

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