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“smelly linen & rude staff”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of City Waters

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City Waters
Ranked #64 of 81 Hotels in Perth
Port Hedland, Australia
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12 reviews
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“smelly linen & rude staff”
Reviewed 17 December 2013

We have stayed in the apartments several times over the last few years. We always enjoyed our stays. Sadly the place is under new management and all the staff have been replaced. The rooms are musty, and the linen and carpets are in desperate need of replacement. The reception staff are somewhat officious, and unfriendly now, which is such a shame because it was run by a lovely crew previously. Over all, we will never stay there again. We were treated rudely when we went to hand our key in, and told we had to wait while the double checked our room, 'in case of any incidentals or damage' We are a couple of almost 60 yrs !!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013

check in and check out is effortless.
Parking is provided and easy.
Unit are clean and well kept albeit grey walls and simple furnishings. Everything works well including kitchen tv bath etc. Nice central place and within walking distance to Hay street Mall and just next to Langley Park and the swan river. I would stay again.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013

We stayed here for three nights on our arrival from the UK. Let's concentrate on the strong points, namely location and price. Good value by Australian prices and very handily placed for the city centre and public transport.

Yes, it's rather careworn motel-style accommodation and the rooms are somewhat murky but they are cleaned properly and the reception staff are friendly and helpful. With a decent Vietnamese restaurant just up the street, this makes a viable option for an inexpensive stay in Perth.

The clientele ranges from back-packers to barristers from the nearby courts. Our early morning taxi for the airport arrived exactly as requested but be aware that reception closes relatively early in the evening. Late arrivals have to use a code to access the key safe by the front door. Anyone with a mobility disability would be advised to reserve a ground floor room since the upper level is accessed by stairs. Again, these rooms look to sell early, reflecting the number of guests with their own cars.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights although great for budget accommodation it's a bed to sleep on. For longer stays than a night is highly not recommended the rooms are a horrible green colour and really dark. Quite an uneasy and depressing feeling being there. The website says they have free wifi which is not the case as its $10 per day and is really slow and restricted ! I needed to stay an extra night and they went from $113 a night to $180 a night which was really annoying !!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

We were very pleased with this "home base - old fashioned" while exploring Perth. The accommodations were comfortable, private and clean and their staff also very friendly and polite..

we spent 3 night in the hotel.. this hotel actually is suits for tiny budget on their vacation, but whatever it is, the hotel is located at the prime area which take less 5 min walking to the heart of the city...

the best part are, my wife can cook for us if we dont get enough time to go out..

lovely place, surely come back again...

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2013

City Waters provides older style accommodation for a reasonable price in a convenient location. We stayed for 4 nights total on 2 separate occasions in early July. The rooms are quite spacious and functional, plenty of storage. There is a full kitchen. The rooms were clean and comfortable, got good sleep every night. There is WiFi but its not free, I did not try it. They don't supply shampoo. Air con worked well. There seemed to be enough parking on site. There is no lift so there are two flights of stairs if your room is on the second floor. Would be happy to stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Albury, Australia
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104 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2013

We stayed here for a week. It was convenient, cheap, the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Bed was very hard, the rooms have a heater which we should have probably used but we were hardly there. Walking distance to everything although uphill to get into town. This suited us and also meant we didn't put on any weight the entire trip which is a first!! Little noisy at times but didn't really bother us much as we were out mostly except for sleeping and it was quiet at night.
Most amazing view from the front of the Motel, great walking tracks nearby. Probably wouldn't stay here again but only because we rarely stay at the same place twice unless it's amazing. Great Budget accom.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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 #64 of 81 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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