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“Aging but clean” 3 of 5 stars
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Perth Ambassador Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   196 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, Western Australia 6004, Australia   |  
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Ranked #37 of 57 Hotels in Perth
Adelaide, Australia
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20 hotel reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Aging but clean”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I'm told that the accommodation shortage in Perth means that you are inevitably overcharged for what you get. Certainly that was my view here. The bathrooms are very shabby, the carpets a bit tatty and the lifts so slow you think at least two of the three must be out of order at any given time.
However, the staff are helpful and the cleaners do a great job with not much help from the fabric of the building. The restaurant food was better than I expected at both breakfast and dinner.
The bed was wonderfully comfortable and I appreciated the free wifi and desk.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Darwin, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This hotel is dated but it is not bad. It's pricey for what you get, but that's the mining boom Perth is experiencing now. The room is fine and comfortable, has a separate bath and shower area. The staff have been great and are willing to assist anytime. I would stay here again if the price is right. This time the average rate I got was 270 AUD per night.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Spent a couple of nights here in February, 2013. Hotel was clean and we were given a very spacious family room, although there was only two of us. Air conditioning was good - this being a basic necessity in Perth.

Situated in the CBD, the hotel is conveniently situated for eateries, shops and some of the sights are comfortably walkable. Frequent bus services pass the Ambassador, making it easy to get around, and to reach the main waterfront attractions. In our opinion a good value for money basic, though comfortable hotel. Reception staff were helpful and welcoming, and we enjoyed our stay.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Limassol, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Stayed 8 nights in all. Very comfortable, access to free wifi in room, clean but a little dated. Found the staff helpful and friendly. The location is great as walking distance to centre of Perth and close to the quay for ferries. Soap, shampoo, bubble bath and hair conditioner provided. Also a plus is an ironing board and iron, also tea and coffee in room. A down side was the breakfast! Continental the same every morning and expensive for what it was!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This hotel is old , the rooms well out of date, furniture, air conditioning and overall decor showing signs of age and lots of use. Located on the edge of the city, but ten or fifteen minutes walk to the centre.Good for a short, value stop over. but not for a longer stay.
Staff are friendly , but not overly enthusiastic.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Had to travel to Perth for a night, prior to flying out to a mine site. This Hotel was listed on Qantas hotel accommodation page, and listed as 4 star. This hotel looks to have been built in the 70's, and not much has changed.

When booking I paid for the breakfast, as I was flying early they did provide a take-away box. $30 for an apple, orange juice, muesli bar, and small box of cereal. ( Bit rich )

The only plus here was the 600 frequent flyer points.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Burnaby, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel for a business trip-its got average features: useable wifi access for online browsing but not fast enough for VOIP comm, clean sheets, clean towels. bathtub is separated from shower. Soap,shampoo and conditioner are available via wall dispensers.

it has a feel of an older hotel, wall paint not that fresh, closets are rough on the edges but is not an issue. LCD wall- mounted tv, ironing board, iron and landline phones are standard. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Location is pretty good, approx. 15 mins walk to the convention center and shopping area. Also same distance to the quay where ferries leave for tours to rottnest island (where sadly i didnt go).

Overall, this is an ok hotel to stay at.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Perth Ambassador Hotel

Address: 196 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, Western Australia 6004, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 57 Hotels in Perth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Perth Ambassador Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 170
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 3.5 Star award-winning Perth Ambassador Hotel, centrally located in the Perth CBD, offers 170 well-appointed rooms and suites. All feature free Wi-Fi internet access, flatscreen television with Foxtel (cable TV) and movies-on-demand, ensuite with separate bath and shower, air-conditioning/heating, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, mini-fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and a daily housekeeping service. Facilities include a restaurant and bar open daily for breakfast and dinner, gymnasium, sauna, 24-hour reception, tour desk, safety deposit box at reception, in-house self service laundry, dry cleaning service, plus on-site car parking at great rates. Just minutes to the vibrant array of shopping, dining, entertainment, nightlife, cultural and historical experiences that Perth City has to offer. The Swan River, WACA sporting ground, Crown Perth Casino, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, Kings Park and tourist attractions are close by. Short walk to the city centre or hop on the free transit bus service. ... more   less 
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