I booked accomodation over the net and the photos looked great, and the price led me to believe the standard would be high, but unfortunately the place just didn't come close to meeting expectations.
The rooms are dated and tired looking, the room smelt musty and the outdoor furniture on the deck needed cleaning before you'd want to sit in it. The pool didn't look at all inviting, with crows feeding and splashing about in it. It looked a little green but to be fair that may have just been the colour that the bottom of it was painted.
We also found that the rooms are extremely noisy - wedding guests chose to have a party in the neighbouring rooms and we were pretty gracious till after midnight (you have to expect that I guess) but around midnight we rang reception (3 times over about 2 and a half hours), but no action seemed to be taken and the party eventually petered out around 3am when we were finally able to get to sleep. Not what you expect from a resort that touts itself as a restful place for relaxation.
We also dined in their Restaurant, Bistro 38. The food was OK, but if you order a steak, for example - that's pretty much all you get - a lump of steak - if you want a meal you actually have to order vegetables or a salad on the side - I thought this practice had died out long ago!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Joondalup Resort offers an oasis of relaxation, perfect for a getaway, Play & Stay golf experience, corporate function or wedding. Tucked away and surrounded by natural bushland, you'll feel the escape of the daily hustle and bustle whilst still being just 25 minutes from Perth CBD, just 5 minutes from the ever evolving city of Joondalup and even less to the white sandy beaches of the Sunset Coast. A stay at Joondalup Resort invites you to enjoy one of 70 spacious accommodation rooms and suites, each with your own private balcony or courtyard. Relax by the outdoor lagoon style swimming pool and spa with a cocktail from Bistro 38, or stay active with our mini gym, tennis courts and of course, our world class 27 hole championship golf course, for which special discounted rates apply for hotel guests. The Resort invites groups of between 6 and 900 for private functions, corporate events, weddings and corporate golf days. We look forward to welcoming you soon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Joondalup Hotel Joondalup