I just read that this is supposed to be a four star resort. Not sure I would give it that rating, however, having said that it isn't as bad as I had feared.
We were here on business and, as most of our appointments were to be up in the northern parts of Perth, decided on staying here for convenience, traffic-wise. It was relatively cheap by Perth standards too ($215 per night I believe)
I arrived on a wndy, horrible evening. Just about got blown away. Rain teeming down which was extremely unpleasant trying to negotiate the flights of outdoor stairs to get up to the room - mind you, I was offered a ground floor room but I rejected that and asked for a top floor room. So my bad, serves me right
I am glad I didn't have a ground floor room though, I think it would have been extremely noisy with people walking past all the time and on same level as car park with headlights shining into the room. However, if those things don't bother you, then a ground floor room would be handy if you were staying in summer and wanted to use the pool. Plus there was a lovely gazebo area that would be very nice to gather in if you were there on holiday with family and friends.
The resort is surprisingly large. I was in an apartment overlooking the car park, which was disappointing because I could only glimpse the ocean through the trees. I later saw there were rooms and apartments over on the other side that must look over the harbour. I wish I could have been in one of those rooms.
As for the rooms themselves. I thought mine was quite nice. Large reasonably well equipped kitchen. Fridge was a bit old and doddery - the type that freezes all of the food in the fridge part, which was annoying. But there was plenty of space and room to move. Very comfortable two-seater lounges and the bed was ok - neither too soft nor too hard, pillows were horrible though. The bathroom was reasonable size, shower over the bathtub. Toiletries virtually non existent, just some small bars of soap and one shampoo.
I wasn't expecting the room to be serviced so I made my bed up on the first day etc etc and was surprised when I got home from work to find the place and been serviced - well, there was nothing for them to do other than empty the bins but it was something I hadn't expected so that was a bonus (I should have read the piece of paper I was given)
There is not much other accomodation up this way, which always suriprises me with Perth. It's a shame because it is a great area with the shops and restaurants in the boat harbour precinct right next door
I would be happy to stay here again, I didn't think it was that bad at all and the staff on reception were very nice. There is no restaurant and no room service (which annoyed my colleague but as I pointed out - there are cares and restaurants a stones throw away) and no lift, so if you can't negotiate stairs then you would need a ground floor room. I would defnitely try for one of the rooms on the other side if the compound if I were to stay here again
- Also Known As:
- Hillarys Harbour Resort Apartments Hotel Hillarys
- Hillarys Harbour Resort Apartments Hotel
- Hillarys Harbour
- Hillarys Harbour Perth
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