First two caveats about Perth. First, like Canberra, it is a business city, not a tourism city, so hotels (and meals) are expensive for what you get. Just accept it. Second, if I ever came back on a holiday I'd stay in Freemantle (30 minute train ride) because the CBD is set up for business, not tourism.
Overall I was very happy with my stay at the Travelodge - not a luxury hotel by any means but clean, comfortable and friendly. I stayed in a Queen balcony room.
Pros: The service was excellent. When my in-wall hair dryer wasn't working they sent one up and sent someone to repair the old one. I was even asked whether I was happy with the cleaning of my room during a random room survey.
The balcony rooms have a lovely view and the rooms are very spacious. The TVs have lots of channels (useful on a boring weekday night), the breakfast is decent and so is the dinner menu. Nice touch with the breakfast is that you can pay for either just toast and coffee, just continental, or the hot breakfast.
Cons: The mattress is pretty firm, which some people will like but I prefer a softer bed. The bathroom sink is rather small if you had 2 people using it but I was alone so it didn't bother me. And you have to pay for internet access - $50 for a 3-night package. It's certainly not the only hotel that does this but really, it's 2012, when are hotels going to stop considering internet an overpriced 'added extra'?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The new generation 4 Star Travelodge Perth is ideally situated in Perth's CBD, a short stroll from City Malls, Swan River, Perth Concert Hall, with a free city CAT bus stop at the footsteps of the Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Travelodge Perth Hotel Perth
- Travel Lodge Perth
- Perth Travel Lodge
- Perth Travelodge