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Burbury Apartments, Canberra

“You’re the first to stay here,” our concierge explains as we’re shown to our one bedroom apartment.

Burbury Apartments, Barton Canberra
Burbury Apartments, Barton Canberra

The Burbury Apartments are located adjacent to the Burbury Hotel within the Realm Precinct in the suburb of Barton.

Burbury Apartments, Barton Canberra
Lounge and Dining

The apartments overlook a leafy outlook on one side and quiet suburban houses on the other.

Burbury Apartments, Barton Canberra
Welcome Gift

Stepping past the small entry foyer which conveniently houses the luggage and onto the large living area, the first impression is one of “I could live here”. The lounge room and the dining room share the open plan space with gleaming kitchen to one side.

Burbury Apartments, Barton Canberra


The kitchen is uncluttered with many appliances hidden behind cupboards. A stainless steel benchtop runs the length of the kitchen. You’ll find a Nespresso coffee pod machine, a convection cooktop, an oven and microwave oven, dishwasher and fridge and freezer.

Burbury Apartments, Barton Canberra
Kitchen Cupboards

The cupboards and drawers are fully stocked with cookware essentials, crockery and glasses.

Burbury Apartments, Barton Canberra

To one side, the washing machine is well hidden behind a cupboard.

Burbury Apartments, Barton Canberra

The bedroom exudes simple elegance with crisp white linen on a king size bed, soft sheets, pillows you can rest comfortably against and an oriental wardrobe that hides an iron and ironing board, a safe and a hair dryer.

Burbury Apartments, Barton Canberra

The bathroom continues the white theme with a separate toilet and basin area.

Burbury Apartments, Barton Canberra

Toiletries are provided by Urban Skincare Co.

Burbury Apartments, Barton Canberra
Toilet and Separate Shower

A glass door leads onto a self-contained shower with quality fittings, a shower head and hand held shower.

Burbury Apartments, Barton Canberra

The bathroom is so new that it lacks s shelf on which to rest the soap and shampoo.

Burbury Apartments, Barton Canberra

A spacious balcony with a day bed overlooks a residential street but alas, Canberra had turned on a wet sky to enjoy the outdoor space.

The Burbury Apartments are well-suited to short stays or longer stays offering many comforts of home. You’ll find a range of restaurants and bars nearby such as the newly-opened LiloTang, Ostani Bar, Maple + Clove wholefood cafe, Malamay and Konoba where breakfast is served.

Photography © by Kevin Burke for Gourmantic – Copyright: All rights reserved.

Gourmantic stayed at the Burbury Apartments as guests of Doma Hotels.

Burbury Apartments
1-3 Macquarie Street
Barton ACT 2600
Tel: +61 2 6173 1700

About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.