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“Comfortable but pricey”
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Hotel Rottnest
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55 reviews
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“Comfortable but pricey”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Stayed in this hotel one night, check in time is at two and if you arrive early they will store your luggage so you are able to go sightseeing. Room was comfortable and clean. For a glass of beer, a midi, it was 9.50 dollars which I thought was very dear. Also found staff not to be that friendly.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Terrigal, Australia
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Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

Why would a luxury hotel put synthetic grass in its courtyard? I know, not much rain but think for this type of accom something else would be more tasteful. Having said that, the room was spacious and away from any noise. Not sure why there are no bed lamps.

The hotel is located overlooking the beautiful Thompson bay. It's a great place to site and enjoy one of an extensive list of good wines. We chose to also eat at the hotel where the service was great and the food, well good pub food.

Given this is the only hotel on the island, I guess they can charge big prices.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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liverpool
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154 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Had fish and chips sitting in the shade in this beach front hotel. Delicious food, cold beer in beautiful surroundings. Portions are large, so it's worth sharing. Communal areas were well kept and attractive.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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139 reviews
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

New menu / chef have certainly lifted the food quality here, but it's still not up to what you are paying. Had good pork ribs (moist, falling off the bone) but very ordinary steak (dry, flavourless). Service is now good but lining up for ages to order food is so 1970s.. How about some table service or a more efficient ordering process?

A little over-priced but then this is Perth....

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

OK, this was our first stay on Rottnest Island so I can't claim to be an expert on the island accommodation. But we were more than happy with our choice of the Hotel Rottnest. If you only want to stay a couple of nights (and are beyond staying in youth hostels) then you only have two choices - the Hotel or the Lodge. Both are equally expensive, but based on reviews and photos we chose the Hotel Rottnest and were very pleased that we did.

After all the reviews complaining about "basic" rooms we weren't expecting much so we were quite pleasantly surprised to find our interconnecting rooms with a bright and modern fit-out, beautiful photographic art on the walls showcasing the island, and a great bathroom that doubles as a huge walk-in wardrobe and luggage area. Everything looked brand new. Seriously, I don't know what people are complaining about!

We had rooms 11 and 12 which connected with an internal door so it was great for our family of 3 adults and 1 child. The twin room was set on an angle so was even more spacious than the double room. There are only 18 rooms, and only 4 are along the beachfront so don't feel hard done by with a room around the courtyard. They were great, although my sister can attest to the complaints about thin walls (with her amorous neighbours keeping her awake one night).

The location is unbeatable, the hotel is right on the beach front and the expansive open air beer garden and bistro area is a popular place for drinks and dining. The Lodge is back from the beach behind the shopping centre so the outlook is nothing special.

The cleaners were a bit slow to make up our rooms but this was because we were one of only two rooms that were not being vacated that day so the other rooms had to be done first. The cleaners even mop the floors to get rid of all the sand that finds it way in which was nice.

The lady who manages reception is very friendly, professional and helpful - she stored our luggage for us and phoned us when our room was ready for early check-in.

We loved our stay on Rottnest and would happily stay at the Hotel again. Yes its relatively expensive but staying on Rottnest is a privilege and well worth the expense.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Just spend 3 days on Rottnest Island was the most relxing time..Stayed in one of the Bayside rooms. THe room was clean and loving the patio overlooking Thompson Bay (only 4 available). Sonia on reception was very friendly, welcoming, and helpful as it was our first time to Rotnest, housekeeping staff were friendly also. Athough it was a bit expensive it was worth the experience.Rooms are basic but the view from our bayside room after a hard day seeing the sghts was worth the price.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Western Australia
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81 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

We stayed here in January last year for my birthday. The room was small, comfortable and clean with modern amenities. I wasn't keen on the artificial lawn central to the hotel rooms and felt they could have been more creative with the garden/outdoor areas. No scenic view from our window but the hotel itself is in a beautiful location. Dinner was okay, nothing memorable. There is no wow factor in the hotel...the wow factor lies of course in Rottnest itself. Overall...an average stay.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Rottnest

Property: Hotel Rottnest
Address: 1 Bedford Ave, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Cockburn > Rottnest Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Rottnest Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rottnest 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The accommodation at Hotel Rottnest is second to none on the island, being the only resort style accommodation on Rottnest Island that is on the beach. Our Bayside rooms are the top of the range on Rottnest with private courtyards that overlook the majestic Thompson Bay, and are the only Rottnest Island accommodation with reverse-cycle air-conditioning. Spend your Rottnest holiday in resort style comfort only minutes from Fremantle. There is no better place to sit and sip on a glass of champagne and watch the world go by or to rejuvenate after a day of adventure on this serene island paradise. ... more   less 
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