We had an over-nighter as part of my father's birthday celebrations. We fancied a change from the standard hotel and, lets face it, the standard hotel in Perth could be better.
Preparation could not be better- lots of documentation and communication from the operators before our trip. We were told not to arrive until 4pm that afternoon. Barossa Place is just beside the North Inch and close to the outer ring road that circles the centre of the Fair City. Only problem that you will find (even at weekends) is metered parking between 8am and 6pm (ex. Sunday). That probably explains the imperative to arrive no earlier than 2 hrs before expiry of the time zone. the residence is a short walk from anywhere in central Perth you need to be (except perhaps the rail and bus station).
We were in the Rose apartment which is the smallest of the facilities but big enough to give three couples separate bedrooms and the apartment is very spacious with one en-suite bathroom and one other shared. The standard of furniture, fittings and equipment was very high; although I could have done with more time to take in the operating instructions for all the bells, whistles and doo-dahs. The beds were really comfortable and we're sure they had anti-allergin linen on them. There was also a breakfast pack with cereal, bread and bacon and eggs-although 6 people would probably feel like having elevenses at about 10am if they relied on it alone.
The only real killer of the Rose is that it sits at the top of a three-storey narrow spiral staircase. Anyone over age 50 who has (a) a large suitcase (b) responsibility for carrying several others and (c) a none too recent set of sessions in the gym behind them or Sherpa assistance, will feel somewhat exhausted after several trips up and down.
Arrangements for decamp were somewhat hectic.Being required to vacate by 11am also involved a mass housekeeping exercise to bag and dispose of linen, trash and organise the re-packing whilst keeping a beady eye out for the parking meter men.
So, overall, a classy place which you would enjoy best if you had light luggage for such a short stay and just fancied chilling out within the rooms, instead of hitting the town before hitting the hay.And maybe if you are travelling by train you won't have that parking anxiety attack from the meters arrayed like Daleks in the surrounding streets. It's certainly a place I would recommend high net worth individuals should give a try to.
- Also Known As:
- Alexander Residence Perth, Scotland