Standing more than a century, this Ottawa guest house is less than 3 blocks from the Rideau River. Free WiFi and a library of books are available. A balcony and a sofa are provided among the bright rooms of the Australis Guest House. Wood furnishings and a shared bathroom are also included. A homemade breakfast is served each morning at the Australis by an expert cook. Dishes offered have included fruit waffles, rhubarb ginger jelly and pumpkin and plum loaf. The University of Ottawa is just 0.6 miles from the Guest House Australis. Strathcona Park is 2 blocks away.