Group Specialists


Whether it be a sporting, senior citizens, club or special event group, we can cater for your every requirement. We are close enough for a comfortable walk to EPIC and within minutes drive of many cultural, sporting and educational institutions.  What ever your particular need is, our friendly and accommodating staff are keen to oblige.

Send us a Group Accommodation Enquiry if you have any questions.


At the Canberra Carotel, our forte is accommodation and catering for school excursions from all over Australia.

With years of experience and professional staff, specialising in the co-ordination of your school’s individual needs we guarantee you:

• fresh homestyle cooked meals
• warm atmosphere, with friendly staff
• comfortable beds with fresh linen and towels
• easier supervision, with rooms located close together

All beds are made up and ready for our school groups upon their arrival. We offer an extra service for our school groups by locking away potential hazardous items in our kitchens. Teachers receive a key to access these items, should they be happy for their students to use them.

We offer fully catered meals for all schools from a minimum of twenty (20) persons to a maximum of 130 in our dining hall.

Our chef prepares all meals on site, fresh daily. We are able to offer a variety of meals, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our Chef can cater for special dietary requirements with school bookings and our facility is Halal Certified.

Our dining hall provides a relaxed atmosphere for school groups with adults able to sit close by, but separate to, students.

Groups staying with us have full access to all of our facilities and amenities. Hire rate for the Large Meeting Room is $100 per day. Hire rate for the Small Meeting Room $50 per day.

Please take a moment to read our booking, cancellation and privacy policies relating to school bookings.


Send us a School accommodation enquiry.

For more detailed information about school bookings please contact us via

This was our first stay at Carotel after changing from another accommodation. We loved everything and will be using this accommodation in the future. The food was great and the staff were excellent with the students. Thanks for everything. Auburn Public School

As usual, everything was most satisfactory. Meals were very good and staff service was excellent. See you next time.

Chatswood Intensive English Centre.

Staff service in restaurant was excellent – so friendly and personable. Tatachilla Lutheran College

We have used Carotel for a number of years and will continue to do so. It is an excellent facility for school students. Green Point Christian School.

Rooms were clean, comfortable and well equipped. The kids loved the place.The meals were well run and the kids liked these too. The vegetarians found good food there as well.  I will fill in the assessment form that you gave me and it will merely mirror my admiration for your smooth attention to details and to the friendly nature of your place.  Tony Hannon.

Fantastic first visit. Looking forward to coming back. Yuille Park Community College

This is the fourth year we have stayed at the Carotel and each year we have been very happy with the level of care and service.  Esperance Anglican Community School

Very pleasant stay, all areas covered very well, staff exceptional. THANK YOU.  The Junction Primary School

Once again a great place to stay. You did everything so well for us.  Cooranbong Public School