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So Cozy and Full of Warmth!
A Warm Welcome to Istana Alfred Cove
Winner of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence 2014
You Are Cordially Invited to A Home-Away-from-Home
Enter A World of Relaxation, Calm and Happy Moments
Visitor and Tourist Information
Dining Room
Free Flow from Dining to the Alfresco/Patio
All Ready To Meet and Greet Our Valued Guests
Welcome Gift Pack Available for Purchase
Activity Area Where Everyone Comes Together In the Heart of the House
A Balance of Work and Play
A Piano and Guitar Duet
Tinkle the Night Away on Ebony and Ivory
FREE - IDD Calls*, Wi-Fi Internet Access, Laptop, Phone Calls, Use of the Perth Entertainment Book
A Bird's Eye View
Spacious Kitchen 1
Spacious Kitchen 2
Fully equipped kitchen (1)
Fully equipped kitchen (2)
Home Theatre
Battle of the Minds Over A Cup of Tea
Family Room - A Favourite Room to Gather In Coziness 1
Family Room - A Favourite Room to Gather In Coziness 2
Master Bedroom (1)
Master Bedroom (2)
Safe Boxes in Every Bedroom & Indoor Slippers
Master Bedroom Ensuite
Double Bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Display of Bedroom with Extra Bed
Common Bath & Shower
Powder Room / Separate Toilet
Spanking Clean
Laundry Room with Washer & Dryer
Patio/Alfresco Area with BBQ (1)
Patio/Alfresco Area with BBQ (2)
Patio/Alfresco Area (3)
Croon Your Hearts Out at Karaoke
Mahjong Entertainment for the Adults (1)
Mahjong Entertainment for the Adults (2)
Games Den - Entertainment for Hours
Foosball Challenge
For Those Who Prefer Mind Games
Daisy the Cow Awaits the Littlest VIP to Stay
Keep Fit While Holidaying
FREE Arcade Games - Pit Your Wits Against Each Other. 62 Games.
Having fun at the Arcade Games Cocktail Table.
And the Winner is......!!!
Pinball Machine - Fun for Everyone!
Iron Man Pinball machine - all for FREE!
Fruit Trees Line the Driveway
Famous Garden City Shopping Centre Around the Corner (1)
Famous Garden City Shopping Centre Around the Corner (2)
Melville Bowling Club Just Across the Road
Sailing Against the Perth City Skyline
Point Walter Reserve Within Walking Distance
Views from Alfred Cove While Walking, Jogging, Cycling
North Lake Shopping Centre - Closest Shops
Riseley Centre - Upmarket Shopping Village
Booragoon Bus Station - A Convenient Connection Point
The Esplanade Fremantle
Fremantle - Entry to Monument Hill Memorial
Fremantle - Monument Hill Memorial
Scots Church Fremantle
Fremantle Markets (1)
Fremantle Markets (2)
Fremantle Markets (3)
Fremantle - Dining on the Wharf
Fremantle - E Shed Markets
Fremantle - Famous Coffee Strip
Fremantle - Sala Thai Restaurant
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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Perth, Greater Perth, Western Australia

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Grace H
Singapore, Singapore
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best accommodation I stayed thus far”
Reviewed 18 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We were totally in love with the apartment. It is spacious with fantastic facilities! Because we missed Asian food so much, we even had 2 nights of steamboat and 1 night of BBQ, right there in Perth! There were 13 of us including 5 young children and whatever we need, it can be found in Shirley's apartment. Where location is concerned, it is near to a number of shopping areas/malls and within a short drive away. Totally awesome experience we had. Shirley is superb and hosted us very warmly so I would strongly recommend for families with young kids/old folks to stay in this apartment.

Thank you Shirley for the hospitality and I hope to visit Perth again. Your warmth made our trip in Perth an awesome one!

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Sep 2015
Thank you too Grace! It has been a delight too knowing that you and your family made full use of the available facilities and the amenities provided. It is always satisfying that our valued guests feel so at home at Istana Alfred Cove. Nothing like being able to have home-cooked meals even on holidays, especially when there are young ones in the group.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to your next visit in the near future.

Kind regards

Shirley and Douglas
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JackieLoo
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
“Excellent stay with family or group of friends”
Reviewed 6 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My family has travelled to Perth many times before and I must say Alfred Cove is probably the best rental home we've ever stayed at. It was clean, well-stocked in terms of equipment and household/pantry supplies, and boasted facilities that would make a 5-star hotel seem mediocre. From fresh bread on the first day, breakfast spreads, condiments, maggie mee and fresh fruits to a wide range of beverages including fresh milk, milo, tea (Chinese and Japanese green tea) and coffee (both instant and an excellent coffee machine). All part of their Welcome Pack.

Their al fresco was great for chilling with some wine and chips and what not, and you also have the option of having your own bbq party with their bbq gas grill. The other facilities included a TV entertainment room for the adults, a family room stocked with KTV, movies and toys for the kids, as well as a games room offering pinball machine, games console machine, table tennis and foosball. Indeed, the property itself was an entertainment paradise for both adults and kids alike.

Not to mention the impeccable hospitality provided by Shirley and Douglas. They certainly made our stay comfortable and welcome, dispensing tips and advice on where to eat and sightsee, and even surprising us with a warm, home-cooked dessert on a cold night. If I had to give any suggestions, it would perhaps be for a small, portable heater that we could use in 1 or 2 of the rooms, although the electric blankets were warm and lovely. Location-wise, Alfred Cove is also situated in a safe, central location with easy access to the city as well as Fremantle.

We will definitely not hesitate to stay at Alfred Cove again should we next visit Perth.

Best,
The Loo Family

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
11 Oct 2015
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We are indeed humbled by your compliments and are immensely pleased to have met your family's expectations. Most importantly, the family tremendously enjoyed their visit to Perth and their stay at Istana Alfred Cove.

Thank you too for your feedback on additional portable heaters. We do have these and are provided on request basis.

We look forward to your return visit in the very near future.


Thank you for your patronage

Shirley and Douglas
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paulh565...
Bracknell, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent place to stay and great location.”
Reviewed 21 August 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Thanks to Shirley and Douglas we had a excellent holiday with extended family.

The property is in a great location we found it to be near to all the places we wanted to go to.
Right near to the river we was able to have a nice walk in the morning and evening and enjoy that finer and healthier life style.

We found our stay peaceful and we had the peace of mind that Shirley and Douglas were near if we had a problem, they helped us arrange transport and gave us important local advice.

The house it self is amaze and clean with lots of entertainment for all the family, from boardgames to pinball and table tennis. I even found time to get on the treadmill .

We all highly recommend staying and will stay again in the future.

Thanks guys for your hard work and help on a lovely holiday.

Paul

Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Aug 2015
Hi Paul

It's certainly not easy travelling halfway around the world, and with jet lag for an accomplice, every effort should be made to ensure a seamless check-in and check-out ..... from arrival at the airport to settling down into Istana Alfred Cove and the bitter-sweet farewell at the end of your stay.

The 2-way airport transfers for your large family group in the mini-bus with luggage trailer certainly came in helpful. More importantly, this gave you and the family convenience and hassle-free arrival into Perth and departure for home. After a long journey, we can understand you would only want to get rested as soon as possible.

Living next door certainly helps see to your needs whenever you needed assistance or simply pointing you in the right direction. To us, it gives us the opportunity to meet up with our guests - we simply love getting to know them.

The walk along the Swan River, just across the road, is a beautiful and enchanting one. The Swan Estuary Reserves provide sanctuary for native fauna – particularly bird-life - and is an amazing sight & sound experience. The BBQ facilities and children's playground there are a delight to many families too. Glad you made it for walks there.

We are glad to have met your expectations with our service standards and that it has been a memorable trip, bringing back with you only happy memories to cherish for many years to come. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back in the near future.


Thank you for your patronage!


Shirley and Douglas
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Sylvia Z
1 review
“Best apartment we have ever stayed at! ”
Reviewed 20 August 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Our family of 6 adults and 3 young children went to Perth in April, and we all agree that the highlight of our stay was our accommodation at Istana Alfred Cove.

When we were planning for our trip, one of the first things we were worried about were: getting ourselves to the accommodation, dinner and grocery shopping (to purchase ingredients for the children's lunch the next day) on the day we arrived in Perth as our flight would reach around 8pm. We had resigned to having fast food takeaway for the first night, but Shirley changed everything by volunteering to get dinner for us. Not only that, she volunteered to help us with grocery shopping and bought SIM cards for us before our arrival. She also help to arrange for the car that we used to transport ourselves in Perth. What really touched us was that she went several supermarkets to look for 100 plus for us as it was in our grocery list although she could have just told us that it was not available in the supermarket nearby!

When we arrived at the apartment, we were pleased with what we saw - a spacious, beautiful, well-equipped and clean place. The beds were big and comfortable, which is a huge plus for us! We had stayed a bnb apartment previously where the beds were thin and uncomfortable, but those in Istana Alfred Cove certainly fulfil the standards of a 5-star hotel. We enjoyed many nights of BBQ-ing and cooking in their well-equipped kitchen. The children were delighted to play with the pinball, ping pong and badminton that were all available within the house itself.

Shirley and Douglas were extremely attentive to our needs during our trip and never failed to check on us regularly in case we need assistance. They have certainly made our stay a fuss-free and enjoyable one. We only highly recommend a stay with them!

Our girls are already asking us when they can stay at Istana Alfred Cove again.....

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Management Response
21 Aug 2015
This is an amazing family who made sure everything was properly planned and organized well ahead of their trip to Perth. We welcomed their numerous questions about their forthcoming stay at Istana Alfred Cove as well as getting around Perth. We were only too happy to assist as best we can - purchase of dinner upon arrival, purchase of groceries prior to check-in, SIM cards, etc - as we know, with young children in tow, getting the basics sorted out is essential including hassle-free check-in.

We are indeed glad to hear of your wonderful stay at Istana Alfred Cove, and that the children are raring to return! We look forward to the day in the very near future. Thank you for being fabulous guests and thank you for recommending your friends too!

Kind regards

Shirley and Douglas
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candles47...
New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing home with even more amazing hosts! Don't stay anywhere else”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We are so happy to have stayed at Shirley and Douglas' abode for our first long holiday with our 15 month old son.

Shirley and Douglas are the most generous and helpful hosts who go above and beyond what is expected of them. They had kindly arranged to purchase sim cards prior to our arrival, accepted our groceries upon delivery, personally collected our takeout dinner which we had ordered in advance. We even got to try some of their homemade green bean soup dessert!

The home had everything we needed and more - we were constantly entertained by the pinball machine, pacman machine, table tennis table, foosball, daisy the rocking cow and toys for my son. The kitchen is well stocked including rice cooker and food blender which made cooking for my son very easy. Also included in the rate are some pantry food items such as bread, butter, milk, jam, instant noodles, drinks which were very useful.

Location wise, we were a short drive from many attractions - 15 mins to fremantle, 20 mins to kings park, 45 mins to caversham wildlife park and swan valley. Shirley also gave excellent advise on attractions. Heathcote reserve nearby has a great pirate ship playground. Within walking distance was a great fish and chips shop and an indian restaurant that we ordered takeout from.

One night it got too cold for my son and Shirley kindly loaned us a portable heater for my sons room which was very helpful. The electric blankets which were on each bed were also useful.

My son loved playing with Shirley and Douglas' 2 friendly dogs - we miss them already!

I have stayed in numerous holiday rental homes around the world and I can say that this is by far the best. Thank you so much Shirley and Douglas, we will be back soon.

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Liked best: Great hosts, great facilities at home
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Aug 2015
Dear Florence and Zhenxun

We would like to say a big THANK YOU for choosing to stay with us. We are glad that you made full use of all the amenities and facilities that we provide, and most importantly, getting full approval from your lovely son. It is good that you found travelling around from the property a breeze being so centrally located.

We can understand that when people arrive from flights, they are tired, more so the children and we want to try our best to make your arrival as seamless as possible. So, taking care of the basic necessities is important - by accepting your grocery delivery, picking up your dinner order and buying your sim cards prior to check-in is the very least we can do for free.

Chatting with you has been enjoyable. Hosting you a delight. We certainly look forward to welcoming your wonderful family back to Istana Alfred Cove in the very near future.


Kind regards


Shirley and Douglas
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Eddie L
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Greatest Stay”
Reviewed 5 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The house is very complete and suitable for any group of traveler. Extremely warm and good service by Shirley and Douglas.

Location was great. 24 hours grocery shop is few km away and lot of dining area nearby.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Location, lots of entertainment, cozy environment for family
Liked least: some cooking utensil not properly clean and greesy. but generally kitchen is complete and great
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
5 Jun 2015
A delight to welcome keen first-timers to Perth - and Australia. It has been a pleasure meeting your adventurous group and interesting conversationalists. We are happy to know you found the property very complete and suitable. Thank you for your very good review. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back in the very near future. Kind regards Shirley and Douglas
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4dsng
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
“New experiences, familiar home setting, wonderful hosts and a fulfilling holiday”
Reviewed 25 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We planned and we read as much as we could for our extended family's trip to Perth. We had to prepare as much as we could because we have four children under five, two elderly grandparents and two parents and a brother-in-law. There are too many superlatives with regard to our holiday home, our guests and the most wonderful hospitality shown by them. I shall start with the moment we arrived at Istana Alfred Cove. We were warmly greeted by Shirley - and the home received us with the warmth inside too when we came in from the cold. A short while later after we got our bags into the room, along came Douglas, (Shirley's husband) who went to pick up our pre-ordered dinner and self-delivered it to us. What a fantastic start to our holiday! Even our beds were warmed for us with the electric blankets - and that was so much needed by grandparents. The hospitality did not stop there - a couple of days later, our hosts brought us bean curd desert and topped that up with a speciality from Douglas - red bean desert with sago, longan and citrus skin!
We want to truly thank Shirley and Douglas for making our holiday so memorable!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
28 May 2015
What a delight to host you and your lovely family. It always gives us immense pleasure to see families - from the elderly to the youngest - come together just to spend quality bonding time. Although the weather had not been too kind in the first couple of days, we are glad that the holiday was still very much enjoyed by everyone, especially with the numerous amenities and entertainment available in the property and not forgetting to mention the yummy desserts you savoured. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards.....Shirley and Douglas
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