We spent 2 nights in this hotel. We wanted some relatively cheap accommodation within easy walking distance of most places in the Perth CBD.
The location was excellent. It was very close to the Hay Street Mall, Barrack Street Jetty (for Swan River cruises, Swan Bells etc.), Perth Mint, St Mary's Cathedral and many restaurants and shops. There was even an IGA store very close to buy a few groceries or fresh fruit etc. One afternoon we walked from there through the mall and up past Parliament House to Kings Park, though it was a bit of a hike!
The $13 breakfast buffet was the best value we could find anywhere. It didn't have an enormous range of choices, but did have a selection of basic hot food, cereals, juice, toast, coffee etc so for the money, was very good value.
The room itself was very basic. The furniture and fittings throughout the hotel however were old, quite worn and had seen better days. Adequate would be the best way to describe the accommodation. It was probably very good about 30 years ago! Cleanliness was average, and most of the furniture and fittings were overdue for replacement. The bed was only a double and a bit saggy (one of the "roll-towards-the-middle" variety!) but it was reasonably quiet outside despite its central CBD location, so we managed to get some to sleep. A stay there of a few days were OK, but I think I'd be looking for somewhere else for anything longer.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the free internet was good (though slow).
Would we stay there again? Probably yes (for a couple of days!). Perth is a very expensive place to stay, and this hotel provided basic accommodation, in a good location at a fairly reasonable price.
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