22 March, 2009

Weekend at Hotel Realm...

Hotel Realm - front entrance
Above- Looking up > The open atrium of the main [entrance] foyer is gently filtered by all sides lined rows of ruby red anodised aluminium.

Above - Looking down - to the main entrance foyer in the evening soft shadows play on the wall

Above - A snapshot of the Realm King Room that we enjoyed on our weekend away... with Degas.

Above - A Realm Level 1 Terrace Suite on the West side of the hotel shows the beautiful dusky horizon & outline of Australia's Parliament House.

Above - snapshot of the Lane Suite, the Lane Suite's living area is an extended version of the Realm King Room sharing the same interior palette and furnishing style.

Above- snapshot of the bathroom we had in our Realm King Room
Above - Entrance to restaurant, Kanoba
As part of our weekend away in Canberra we had the opportunity to stay at Hotel Realm, in Barton [the hotel and suburb sit below - around Parliament house - with views to it from the west side of the hotel. Now although this will sound like a small hotel/ restaurant review - I generally only share stories of wonderful experience in the chance that should you be able to visit this establishment - that you too will have a wonderful time and small insight of what's ahead.
Hotel Realm is one of Canberra's newest 5 star boutique hotels, and needless to say we enjoyed our stay immensely - we stayed over a Saturday evening and savoured the cocktails in the bar, Bacchus, and then went onto a delicious dinner in Konoba restaurant where I devoured the tiger prawn, chorizo and asparagus risotto - something of a personal benchmark test for each new restaurant I try, get the risotto right and I'll be back! Konoba is also where breakfast for hotel guests is also served in the morning and to my delight mini eggs Benedict were served amongst other hot breakfast treats with fresh fruit, small pastries and cereals.
Naturally we couldn't have enjoyed this as much had our room and sleep not been exceptional - and it was, in the Realm King Room... with contemporary & elegant interior design & styling from the linen covered full wall size bedheads, to the soft king bed and high count sateen pillow slips & sheets, to the Anibous inspired black and cream woollen bed runner, and the teal & caramel hounds tooth carpet, to the window treatments & occasional furniture in shades of white, clay and cream with accents of grey white carerra marble and polished stainless steel - all in perfect harmony with a fashionable edge.
Images from Hotel Realm

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