Mercure Canberra combines old world charm with modern comforts. The hotel, one of Canberras first, opened its doors in 1927 and even after a recent $8 million refurbishment, still maintains many original features. Only a short drive from the hotel are many popular attractions, including the Australian War Memorial which is only 800m along Limestone Avenue. Along with 129 rooms, gymnasium, three flexible meeting rooms, two stunning fish tanks and complimentary off street car parking, the hotel facilities are sure to please business and leisure guests alike. Mercure Canberra offers two dining options, Courtyard Restaurant open for breakfast daily and a la carte dinner Tuesday to Saturday (closed for dinner mid December to end January). Alternatively the Olims Bar/Bistro and Beer Garden is open for lunch and dinner every day of the year for a more casual dining experience.