This is a city centre hotel. For a start, beware the parking - about $30 a day to park! Rooms are small but clean, and small lifts to get luggage upstairs. Good, if small bathroom. Friendly staff - this is Australia after all - and very helpful. We chose the hotel because it is in the city centre but it is now, compared with some years ago, such a depressing place - scruffy and full of shops selling tat. Locals don't go there unless they have to and it's pretty clear why. You will be better off by the beach or in Fremantle. By comparison with UK, Perth is staggeringly expensive, partly because of the exchange rate, partly because of the distortion of the economy caused by the presence of mining workers who fly in with vast sums of money to spend. If locals and visitors form abroad can't afford they really don't mind - young men with too much money will fork out readily. A middle ranking hotel like Holiday Inn can charge an awful lot of money for rooms, food, drinks and parking. Be warned.