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Goodearth Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   195 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, Western Australia 6004, Australia   |  
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Ranked #30 of 57 Hotels in Perth
Christchurch, New Zealand
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“nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2009

Very basic accommodations in an older budget hotel. It was clean enough but just had the feeling that it needs a refurbishment. Not too far to walk to the centre of town and the city bus goes very close to the entrance. Our room had a kitchenette with fridge and tea/coffee facilities. The staff were pleasant but not outstanding though we didn't make any special requests from them. The reception was always staffed with either one or two staff so never had a queue. We didn't use the internet or restaurant. We had a twin room and it was fairly large. Limited TV stations - maybe 4 or 5 channels? Fine if you just need somewhere to crash without fancy amenities.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

We booked this hotel specifically because some of the rooms have a kitchen and we wanted to try to keep costs down (Perth is very expensive compared to the UK).

We booked an 'executive suite' (cooker, fridge, microwave, kettle etc) and this was only about £2 extra per night on a 'hot deal' through hotelclub.com. It was great just to have toast and coffee in the morning to get us started without having to pay approx AU$18 (about £9) for a cooked breakfast in the hotel (which did actually look very nice but was over our budget!).

If you are an 'executive' then please do not expect usual executive standards! These rooms are quite large, in a L shape with a lounge area, kitchen and bed. However, the rooms have a 1960s theme running throughout or are VERY dated. They are clean but the carpets, furniture, curtains and bedding and very worn and tired. We did have a wonderful view of the swan river and bell tower from our balcony.

We knew that it is a little way out of the city centre (CBD), it's about a ten minute walk but all the buses running past are free and will take you straight in.

Overall, this hotel suited our needs. We would have liked to have been a bit more central (the Kings hotel & the criterion both had brilliant locations).

Happy travels

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2009

Have stayed at this hotel many times, where do I begin:

Its basic, but crucially air conditioned all the rooms I have stayed in had mini kitchen. The hotel restaurant is fine if you cant be bothered to go the CBD/City Centre.

Small tip, the internet point in the hotel is expensive, so come outthe hotel and turn right, a 1 minute walk away is very cheap internet access located in a mini mart/convinence store.

But overall the rooms are average, and wouldnt hesitate about staying again

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2009

This is the most awful and upsetting hotel experience I have ever had in my 25 years of traveling, where there is fraudulent management and staff whom LIED and charged me $60 for late checkout, which never happened. The manager of the hotel, was rude, had no clue of customer services and shouted at me that I have to pay the late charges, I have NEVER been treated and spoken to in such a manner, even though this is a budget hotel, they treat the guest as if they are criminal, and not paying customers. They claimed they called my room , to inform me to check out, or incur charges, however, it was an outright lie as I was in the room all morning and never once left my room at all. All is aggravation, upset and rudeness, just so they can make an extra charge...I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL EVEN TO MY WORST ENEMY.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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61 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2009

Stayed here just for one night but must admit that was enough for us. No real problems, room was larger than expected, had a nice enough mini kitchen area but just had a budget feel about the entire place. Bathroom was certainly in need of renovation, room service was pick up your own meal from the restaurant but food was okay. Room was clean and no real street noise. Front office was a little off hand , they would help but just not over friendly in their dealings with us.

Left our luggage in a storage room on our checkout morning and on returning several hours later were given a key to the storage room only to find it unlocked, our luggage okay but a bit of a worry security wise. Guess another guest picking up their gear left it unlocked but we didn't feel all that happy about it.

Perth accommodation is very expensive so for a budget option The Good Earth could suit but we would prefer to look elsewhere.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2009

Booked online for a smoking room and when arrived was told was not allowed not even on the balcony of my room. Which wasn't a problem but would have nice to have been informed of this via email before I paid for the room and traveled from overseas to stay in Perth.
When you get there no-one is to help you to your room with your bags which isn't good when traveling alone. Staff were not helpful and on occasions rude when I asked questions.
Also the hotel is getting renovations which I was not informed of. So if you think that you can have a sleep during the day or just relax and watch TV-think again.
No DVD players in the room, no free wireless internet, no room service as you have to go down bottom level to collect you meals.
You get what you pay for but in this case I feel that it was to expensive.
The hotel is understaffed and cannot cope when busy or under pressure.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2009

I am currently staying at the Good Earth Hotel in Perth during a work related trip. So you can get an idea of who i am, so you can decide if the review applies to you, here is some info about me:
I was on a relatively tight Travel Allowance
I chose the hotel based on reviews on TripAdvisor, the price based on other Perth Hotels compared to this one and the relatively good location to restaurants and the city. I am a relatively patient person and generally don't go out of my way to complain about things. I generally just deal with any negative things i come across unless it is VERY VERY bad.

Ok, now here is my experience:
I booked online via the Qantas website as the online prices for the rooms were the same on every website i went to (Qantas, Lastminute and Wotif) @ $105 per night, so i figured i may as well get some frequent flyer points. On arrival at the hotel you need to park on the street, as the hotel parking is secured with a gate which you need to enter a pin code for. This could be an issue if you are arriving in peak hour times as the street in front of the hotel has clearway zones and the side street only has limited parking. When i arrived (outside peak hour) i found a park directly in front and put 30 cents in the meter (make sure you have some change and do this as i have never seen so many parking officers!!!). I was greeted by friendly staff at the reception desk who had me checked in and away in under 2-3 minutes with the pin code for the parking.

The hotel parking lot is accessible via the side street directly next to the hotel. The parking lot seems to be pretty well secured but is limited to around 30 cars (best guesstimate i could come up with). Parking is given on a first in best dressed scenario, so if you are planning to arrive back late of a day you could find it hard to find a park. Having said this, i was returning at around 5:30pm each day and there were always over half the spots left. When i left at around 7am in the morning there still seemed to be some spots available (I guess some people could have already left though). I was told that there is also parking available across the road at the ambassador hotel, but this would be charged at $20/night.

There are internal lifts which lead from the carpark to all level (that aren't operational from 10pm-6am for security reasons, although access is still available to the carpark via the stairs from reception). This makes getting baggage from your car to the room easy.

I can't speak for all of the rooms, but my standard double was somewhat small, but it was what i was expecting and big enough for what i needed considering i was only really sleeping there. There is a long hallway which leads from the door down to the room, with a small alcove to the side for hanging clothes and storing your baggage. There is a small knee height 'kitchen bar' which stores a small bar fridge, toaster and kettle along with 2 of each of the cutlery and 2 mugs, bowls, wine glasses and regular glasses along with 2 plates. There are 4 drawers for storing your bits and pieces in if you wish. Your standard, sugar and coffee sachets are also provided. There is a small sitting area with a ledge that is a little too high to sit and write at. There is a tiny balcony accessible via a sliding door of which the Daikin split system outdoor unit takes up 1/3 of the space. Its really only good for standing on as you can't get the chair out the door.

I find the room to be of a nice temperature without the air conditioning on, but am confident that the Daikin would easily heat and cool the room. From my room i can hear what i would probably call a medium amount of road noise and noise from the lift which would be only the width of one hallway away. Its not something that kept me awake though and i consider myself to be neither a light or heavy sleeper. I could however see a light sleeper possibly not appreciating the lift noise (although it would be rare after a certain time at night). The road noise would probably be tolerable for most. The tv is on top of the 'kitchen bar' and has a movie channel and all the free to air channels (although reception quality on some of the latter is not great). There is also a phone and alarm clock next to the TV.

I thought i would start this negative point in a new paragraph so it is not lost amongst everything else. The room adjoins onto another via 1 lightweight door. I had a couple of ladies staying in the room next door to mine (mother - daughter combo of which the daughter would be well into her middle ages) and i could hear EVERYTHING they had to say very clearly and also hear their TV when it was on, although i don't think they were exactly trying to use a soft voice either. I found it quite annoying, but as i mentioned at the start of the review, am not one to complain unless it is completely intolerable. I am not sure if this is the case with most of the rooms in the hotel or if it was just mine, but it is something to keep in mind if you are a light sleeper or if you are a private kind of person who wouldn't like their conversations overheard. I was fortunate that my neighbours weren't late night people and were in bed early.

The bathroom is of a reasonable size. The shower has what i call a 'good' shower head (the old, round, non water saving type) although the pressure from the shower head could only be classified as being medium. I found the shower and bathroom in general to be clean and the towels provided to be better than most hotels i have stayed at.

The room itself is also clean and after using some sugar and the plates and cutlery, found the sugar to be replenished the following day and the plates and cutlery washed and put away.

The Hotel has wireless broadband throughout ( i found at least 3 different access points via my wireless connection - 1 had full signal and the other two were obviously further down the hall). I had multiple other connections nearby, but most were secured and the ones that weren't were also pay type connections. The wireless broadband is provided by 'myport' and the plans are based on both time and data usage (whichever you complete first) and they start from $5.95 for half hour/100MB to $574.95 for 12 months/30Gb) so its not what i would call cheep, but this is pretty common pricing for Hotels. 1 day/500Mb access is $19.95.

There are laundries on at least 3 of the 7 floors which are your standard coin operated laundries. I did not use these during my stay so cannot comment further.

On the ground floor, near reception there is a restaurant which i have dined in each night of my stay. The food is of good quality, albeit being a little pricey (although being pricey seems to be fairly common here in Perth). They also offer room service or takeaway (which you can eat at the tables near reception (not in the restaurant) or take back to your room). They also offer a 'Tour Snack' service for $5 that has a 600ml water, 250ml juice, piece of fruit and 2 large House baked biscuits in a carry bag. Breakfast is available as either full buffet for $16.50 or Continental for $10 and starts from 6:30-7:00am depending on the day. There is also a small bar and lots of tables and lounges to sit and read or have a chat at near reception. For those interested there is also two internet kiosk machines near the lifts on ground floor, but i am not sure what the pricing is on these.

In terms of location, there is a small take away store in the side street next to the Hotel and quite a few restaurants within a 5 minute walk of the motel. I would say that the city center would be a casual 10 minute walk from the motel and the area seems to be generally safe at around 8pm at night to be walking around. The Hotel is 1 street away from the free CAT bus service (approximately 2-3 minute walk to the bus stop for this service). I could only find a supermarket in the city centre, although there may be another one close that i missed, so i highly recommend the use of the Bus if you plan on getting anything heavy.

Overall i am happy with the hotel and would stay again, however i can understand how it might not be everyone's cup of tea. I would say it would be good for those who might be on a budget but still after something of reasonable quality close to the city. I can only say that if you have expectations of it being a aesthetically pleasing hotel then you should probably not stay here, but if you are just after somewhere that is clean, has most of the amenities covered and just somewhere to lay your head, give it a shot.

Hopefully i have covered everything to help most people make a decision.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 195 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, Western Australia 6004, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #30 of 57 Hotels in Perth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Goodearth Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 3.5 Star award-winning Goodearth Hotel offers great value apartment-style accommodation in central Perth, with 180 spacious hotel rooms and apartments. All feature fully-equipped kitchenettes (excluding Hotel Rooms), free Wi-Fi internet access, flatscreen televisions with Foxtel (cable TV) and movies-on-demand, air-conditioning/heating, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities and a daily housekeeping service. Hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar open daily for breakfast and dinner, beauty salon/hairdresser, 24-hour reception, lobby shop, tour desk, internet kiosk, safety deposit box at reception, luggage storage, guest laundry and free secure car parking (limited bays, subject to availability). Ideal location minutes from Perth's shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife areas, the Swan River, WACA sporting ground, Crown Perth Casino, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, Kings Park and tourist attractions. Short walk to the city centre or hop on the free transit bus service. ... more   less 
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