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“Basic budget accomodation” 2 of 5 stars
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City Waters
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   118 Terrace Rd, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia (East Perth)   |  
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Ranked #42 of 57 Hotels in Perth
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“Basic budget accomodation”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2007

We booked this hotel because we wanted to be near family and the tourist information recommended it as a midranged apartment. There are private car parking facilites.

The rooms are spacious and clean, but very dated and painted an odd colour. The room we had was in the shade and we had to put the light on all the time we were in the room. As far as we could tell very few of the rooms had any view.

we only stayed for 3 nights because it was depressing being in the dark and the painted brick walls made it feel very down market. The facilities are adequate for out needs but not comfortable and everything was old and in need of refurbishment. The staff were polite.

The laundry facilities were the best thing. A large washer, fast dryer, and ironing board meant that it was simple to deal with laundry during the stay which had acumulated while we travelling around. We realised that you get what you pay for and increased our budget for the next few weeks.

The location is good very near the harbour. I was appauled at the drug paraphinalia in the near by park. The cockatoos pull this rubbish out of the bins. This was not the hotels fault though.

Stayed April 2006
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2005

We stayed here for 3 nights in April 2005. Its location is fine, right in front of the ANzac parade ground and the river. The rooms though run along the side of the building which is next to another building so you won't get any view at all and the light is blocked by the next building. The room ends up being quite dark since the light is blocked by the building next door and the curtains which you have to draw for privacy. There was a rather old and noisy air-conditioner for ventilation.

It's self-contained which is very convenient if you're travelling with small childen which we were. The furniture is a bit old-style but everything is pretty clean. Staff are okay - not particularly friendly but okay.

We would not stay here again but only because we prefer a room that's bright and well-ventilated.

  • Stayed April 2005
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    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2005

City Waters is not the type of hotel you would fall in love immediately. In fact, I didn't quite like it at the first glance. But the price was quite reasonable (actually inexpensive) for a family of four, and it was self-contained and located at a relatively convenient location, so we settled there after shortly arriving in Perth. Our stay was very pleasant that after touring the South of WA and returning to Perth, we decided to spend another four nights at City Waters. No, it's not elaborate or fancy, but they have basically everything you need. (You might have to check to get a room with ovens though, because I think they only have those in rooms on the ground floor.) Bathroom cleanliness is always very important to me, and City Waters did very well in the aspect. The bath tub looked new and the shower worked very well. The only down side is the lack of ventilation so it tends to steam up.

Anyway, if you are looking for a budget stay in Perth, go to City Waters.

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Address: 118 Terrace Rd, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > East Perth
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #42 of 57 Hotels in Perth
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Hotel Class:3 star — City Waters 3*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
City Waters is located by the banks of Swan River on Terrace Road, Perth, offering 62 Studio Apartments with a fully-equipped kitchen with a range of rooms suitable for 1 to 6 adults. Our central location is a few minutes walk away from Perth CBD, main shopping retails on Hay Street & Murray Street, entertainment and dining precincts. Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, our 3-star accommodation will offer you a relaxing and indulgent stay. Free on-site Car Parking on First-come-first-serve basis, subject to availability. All reservations made on directly to us through Walk-Ins, Phone or Email will receive FREE WIFI during the stay. Reception Hours: 7am to 8pm Check-in: 14:00 Check-out: 10:00 For arrival after 8pm, kindly contact City Waters for late check-in procedure ... more   less 
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