This Hotel used to be called Murray Street Lodge,but is now named,The Murray Hotel.
It is situated opposite the Princess Margaret Hospital in west Perth. It offers clean, affordable, basic accommodation for those travellers who want to be relatively close to the main shopping areas of Perth City.It is within walking distance of the Murray & Hay streets shopping areas but has the advantage of having a CAT Bus stop right outside the door of the hotel.
When I say walking distance I mean about 1.5 Kilometres. The CAT Bus is a free bus service which carries passengers around the CBD. There are 3 colour coded bus routes which cover virtually all of the main tourist attractions in the main city area.
The hotel is basic but it is probably one of the cheapest of hotels close to the CBD.The rooms come equipped with the basic essentials that budget travellers have come to expect, such as fridge, tea & coffee making facilities(with a stack of coffee & tea bag sachets on hand), iron, hairdryer & FREE WIFI!!
There is also a small pool in which you may cool off after a hard days shopping. The breakfast, which was included in our room rate, was basically corn flakes, toast, fruit & yoghurt, orange juice & tea or coffee; enough to get you going for the day.
Staff are very friendly & informative about the area in which they live & work. They could not do enough for us & for this I commend them. It is so nice to arrive at a hotel to be greeted by people who genuinely care about their customers but then this is what small hotels are all about. We had been to a sporting event on the Saturday afternoon & evening & arrived back at the hotel just before 9pm. Our hostess asked if we had eaten & told us that if we wanted they would keep the grill fired up so that we could order from room service, should we so desire. We did & the meal when it arrived was basic but nice & pleasantly cheap.
This hotel is a good choice for those travellers from the regions of Western Australia who want to stay in the city for a few days & who need a no frills sort of place to stay.
If I would make a criticism it would be about the size of the bathrooms which were TINY!! This however is not the fault of the owners but the person who designed the building in the first place. Having said that, the hot water was always hot & the towels etc were clean. I would recommend this hotel to those on a budget who dont expect nor wish to be fawned over. It is basic, friendly & close enough to the action without being on top of it. I might also point out that as it is located on a busy main road & the building itself is only about 5 stories tall, there is a certain amount of traffic noise. For the comfort of their guests the operators of this establishment even provided earplugs. For those who travel from the outer reaches of WA by car there is ample FREE parking which is a bonus.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Murray Hotel is a friendly and welcoming 30 room hotel centrally located in West Perth. From the hotel it is only a short walk to Kings Park, Subiaco, Leederville & Subiaco Oval or a free Yellow Cat Bus ride from outside the hotel to the City Centre, Shopping District, CBD and Convention Centre. ... more less
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