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“basic and in need of refurbishment”
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City Waters
Ranked #48 of 64 Hotels in Perth
St Helens, United Kingdom
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“basic and in need of refurbishment”
Reviewed 9 July 2012

stayed here for a week in May and found this place very basic and dated. We were quite taken aback when we arrived and saw how dark and dreary the apartments are, it reminded us of a 1960's block of council flats that have never been upgraded. We asked to move across to the block opposite just so we could get a little more sunlight in the room. On the plus side the location is very good, just across the road from the Swan river and a short walk to the CBD and the reception staff are very friendly. Not a cheap option , but nothing in Perth is.The Having said that we made the most of a bad lot and had a nice stay. would we recommend city waters for a stay? only if you want basic accommodation and are on a tight budget.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2012 via mobile

In a city full of average standard, over-priced hotels it can be a struggle to find something that gives a modicum of value for money.

City Waters is a basic property, with very dated furnishings, but it's in a great location opposite the river and it's clean.

If you are watching the dollars and don't need luxury, this is worth considering.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

Have to say that the location was the best part of the stay. Opposite of Swan river and a beautiful park. Sadly, the lobby wasn't a 24 hour lobby as we arrived at 6am, with a baby may I add. So. Wasn't a great welcome for us... Facilities were average, they have the basics such microwave, stove, fridge, Telly, and laundry services. Minus the interior which was a reminiscence of mr bean's apartment. But if ure out most of the time like us, than that wouldn't be a factor. Then again, it's Perth where everything closes at 5pm..... Best for family on a budget like us!

  • Stayed November 2011
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Narrogin, Western Australia
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

Picked this accommodation solely on price and location. Checked the reviews and it seemed like it would be value for money for one night. I tried booking online and even though the process completed online when I phoned the next day (day of arrival) the booking hadn't been received by the management so I had to rebook.

Because we arrived early parking was no problem, but as is the case with most inner city properties it filled quickly leaving only the street (and the ubiquitous parking revenue raisers) if you miss out. Once parked you don't need your car to get to the city centre which can be walked to (10-15 minutes) or a free bus ride (all buses free in the city zone) from Adelaide Tce. Northbridge is about 25 minutes walk with plenty of food options. We ordered a pizza from the recommended "All Night Pizza" in Vic park and were very disappointed. The river is only a couple of minutes walk across a park.

The room we had was a "Double/Single", a single room with a kitchen and bathroom. It has the a single bed and a queen size bed. The room is nothing flash. The pillows were old and flat, the mattresses were also on the worn side. There is a basic flat screen TV, aircon (which was not that efficient and we were pleased we didn't have to rely on it in heat) The kitchen is equipped with all necessities and would be sufficient for most stays. The bathroom is compact. The room could do with a good scrub, but wasn't filthy. The bed cover was a bit (dirt) stained, there was a little mould in the bathroom grout. We did have a visit from a mouse!

City Waters doesn't promise luxury but it was, for a city property, reasonable value and I would consider staying again. The close proximity to the city centre is the real selling point.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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WA
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

The City Waters Motel is clean, comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful. In a city where accomodation is ridiculously over priced it is nice to have an affordable option in a great location.
The rooms are not fancy but have flat screen tvs, convection microwave ovens, cook tops, clean bathrooms and comfy beds.
The location is great-it is about 800m walk to the malls but you are right next to the river and not far from the Barrack Street Jetty.
I would stay again.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

The fittings ARE old but the bed is comfy and towels etc are clean. There are basic kitchen utensils but enough. Great location for the morning walk.

My only complaint relates to the temperature of the room. It had been a extented period of above 40 degrees and the room retained the heat. A/C wasn't that effective and opening the windows didn't seem to help much.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

We stayed here for 8 days in Feb/Mar 2012. While the unit was older, it was clean, well maintained and recently refurbished by the look of it. New appliances (gas stove, microwave, fridge, toaster and elec kettle), and a good sized flat screen TV. Mattress was extremely comfortable and the room was very quiet. Our room had very good 3G mobile internet, however a wireless connection is available also from the motel.

What we particularly liked was that the free CAT bus to down-town and the rail station was only a short walk away. Many restaurants in the area, and the Swan River and it's walkways were just across large grassed park in front of the motel.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at City Waters and would recommend it for anyone looking for reasonable, close in accommodation in Perth.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about City Waters

Property: City Waters
Address: 118 Terrace Rd, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > East Perth
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 64 Hotels in Perth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — City Waters 3*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
City Waters is located by the banks of Swan River on Terrace Road, Perth, offering 62 Studio Apartments with a fully-equipped kitchen with a range of rooms suitable for 1 to 6 adults. Our central location is a few minutes walk away from Perth CBD, main shopping retails on Hay Street & Murray Street, entertainment and dining precincts. Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, our 3-star accommodation will offer you a relaxing and indulgent stay. Free on-site Car Parking on First-come-first-serve basis, subject to availability. All reservations made on directly to us through Walk-Ins, Phone or Email will receive FREE WIFI during the stay. Reception Hours: 7am to 8pm Check-in: 14:00 Check-out: 10:00 For arrival after 8pm, kindly contact City Waters for late check-in procedure ... more   less 
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