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“Great Location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges

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Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Cnr Marine Terrace & Essex Street, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Fremantle
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Recently stayed here for two night, was a located in an awesome place, you could walk to heaps of great locations, good foo and coffee were everywhere, less than a five minute walk to the Fremantle Markets, and a hop skip and jump to the water, great place to stay :)

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Esplande_Fremantle_, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges, responded to this review, October 8, 2014
Thanks for your review. The Hotel is in an ideal location, in the heart of Fremantle. It certainly sounds like you took advantage to walk around and see everything the city has to offer including the very famous Fremantle Markets, Fishing Boat Harbour and Bathers Beach all within 5 minutes walk of the Hotel. We hope to see you again soon.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

The entrance to this hotel got me excited. Check in was easy although only one person on reception. Valet parking was the best option however, extremely over priced. Reception was happy to move us to a room with a balcony but took sometime to get through due to only one staff member on reception. Long corridors with long walking, rooms are basic with beds, tea/coffee, mini bar and bathrooms are lovely. Location is fantastic with walking distance to beach and Freo markets and also plenty of dining options, including a huge buffet in the hotel (we didn't eat here though). Highly recommend getting a free guest priority card which gives you an automatic 10% discount booking direct which was cheaper than the booking sites. We had a 3 night stay and I would definitely return.

Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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Esplande_Fremantle_, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges, responded to this review, October 8, 2014
Great to read that you’ve become a member of Rydges Priority Guest Rewards – you’re right it is definitely the way to get the best deals. We always roster 2-3 front desk staff on for our peak check in and out times, so perhaps you arrived at a usually quite time and that’s why there was only one, either way I’m glad that our staff member was able to help you with your request. Our refurbishments over the past year and a half have got us excited too so it’s good to read that you are enjoying them also. When you are here next time you can try the Ball & Chain – Fremantle’s newest old pub – just opened on the hotel site!

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The Netherlands
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107 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great hotel. We had an excellent stay. Bery nice and comfortable room. Good bathroom facilities and in the room all the necessities to make coffee, etc. Hotel has a beautiful atrium with reception, area to have breakfast or dine and a very nice bar hotel. Rhe hotel is situated perfectly at the border of the Esplande park and attractions as well as city centre are nearby. Breakfast was a bit expensive, but quallity was good.

Room Tip: We had a room at the front and it was worth it!!
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Esplande_Fremantle_, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges, responded to this review, October 8, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to review our Hotel; it is so great to read that you enjoyed all our facilities including the RISE buffet breakfast and Marine Lounge Bar in the lobby. I’m sorry that you felt the buffet breakfast was expensive but as you’ve commented the quality is top notch and there is a large variety to choose from. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We arrived early but our room was ready which was a real bonus. The receptionist checking us in was very friendly and pleasant, and the other staff we encountered were helpful too.
We'd asked for a room overlooking the pool and we had a ground floor room with a small balcony - this could perhaps do with a coat of paint. The room itself was good, although a little dark due to the balcony and vegetation outside it. There was a bath as well as shower.
There were two pools and it was a bit disappointing that one of them was closed (not the one our room overlooked). We did use the spa baths although they were a little on the chilly side!
The location was excellent, very easy walking distance to both the main shopping street and the harbour.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Esplande_Fremantle_, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges, responded to this review, October 8, 2014
I’m glad to read that our staff made your stay friendly and pleasant and that you found the central Fremantle location so handy. From time to time we do need to do maintenance on our two swimming pools to keep them up to standard for our guests; we always try to have one available at the very least so I hope that you took advantage during your stay. I will pass on your feedback regarding the temperature of the outdoor spas and have our maintenance team check it for future guests.

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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We originally booked a Wotif secret hotel deal and ended up staying for two nights. The Duty Manager asked us to join Rydges Priority as a member and to get a better deal and ended getting a great nights rate with breakfast.

Though after some confusion when attempting to go for breakfast, since it was not listed on our room charge list. It was lovely to have such a fantastic customer service Manager who resolved the issue very quickly without making us feel though we were lying.

Highly recommend the breakfast, especially the made to order omelettes and freshly made coffee. Luckily we had some fantastic staff especially the valet, breakfast and the receptionist who were extremely friendly and courteous.

Will be staying again it's so convenient and within walking distance of all the public transport and some great food spots.

Stayed August 2014
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Esplande_Fremantle_, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges, responded to this review, October 8, 2014
Thank you so much for your great feedback and so glad to hear you’re now a Rydges Priority Guest Rewards member; the benefits are certainly worth it! It is great to read that all though you had a small issue, our staff were on hand to fix it with no trouble and you were able to enjoy the delicious RISE buffet breakfast in the Atrium Garden Restaurant. We’ll see you again soon.

David Bornmann
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

The great location means it's in easy walking distance for all the Fremantle sights. The rooms where spacious, clean and comfortable. Great stay the only downside was the buffet over priced and of poor quality. But with all the lovely restaurants, cafés and microbrewery's within walking distance who needs the Buffet? Stayed for business.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Esplande_Fremantle_, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges, responded to this review, October 8, 2014
You’re right! The location of our Hotel in the heart of Fremantle is perfect for our guests, including business travelers like you. However, I’m sorry to read that you felt the buffet wasn’t up to standard; we often get comments about the great variety and quality. We are always reviewing our offering in this restaurant and welcome your constructive feedback. If you don’t feel like a buffet when you come next time we do have our a la carte restaurant, The Harbour Master which includes a delicious grill menu, local seafood, tapas and also has an alfresco area overlooking the park. We hope to welcome you back again soon so that you can try The Harbour Master for yourself.

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

stayed one night here, wish I could have stayed more. It's up there in price ($199) per night but the accommodation was excellent. The price included a full breakfast and there was a large variety of foods available. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: very comfortable accommodation, across from the park
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Esplande_Fremantle_, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges, responded to this review, October 8, 2014
Thank you for your great feedback on our bed and breakfast package, but sorry to hear you were only with us one night! Our RISE breakfast in the Atrium Garden Restaurant has received great reviews, as do our staff, so thank you for adding to this.
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Address: Cnr Marine Terrace & Essex Street, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Fremantle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Fremantle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges 4.5*
Number of rooms: 300
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From the moment you arrive in the sweeping driveway of the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle you will feel the relaxation of being out of the hustle of a major CBD with the comfort of staying at a Rydges 4 1/2 star hotel. Holiday makers and business travellers alike will enjoy the comfortable accommodation with a variety of different styles to select from to meet your requirements. With balconies overlooking popular parklands, beautiful Fremantle or the resort pool, be pampered by selecting the two person spa as a special treat! During your stay you have full use of the resort-style leisure facilities. Take a dip in one of our two outdoor, heated swimming pools surrounded by tropical gardens, relax in one of three outdoor spas, there's also a sauna and fitness centre for your convenience. The Esplanade has two Restaurants to choose from, the Atrium Garden Restaurant buffet and The Harbour Master features local seafood, South WA grill dishes and tapas to share as well as a walk-in wine room and alfresco dining area. The Esplanade Hotel - by Rydges is ideally located in the heart of cosmopolitan Fremantle within walking distance to famous markets, museums, art galleries, Fishing Boat Harbour, beaches, unique shops, nightlife, restaurants and bars. Awards: Redeveloped Accommodation Hotel - 2014 Australian Hotels Association WA Awards Excellence in Hospitality - 2014 Fremantle Business Awards Best Marketed Hotel - 2013 Australian Hotels Association WA Awards ... more   less 
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