I should have been wary when I read that the hotel was described as "Modernistic 70's"
I recently stayed at this "tired" hotel, due to a last minute trip to attend a funeral in WA.
The rating on Wotif seemed OK and it did include breakfast. As I had to stay 3 nights, the "3 night" package seemed just right and the price was OK (it was only me staying - how bad could it be ? ) - yeah right.
I arrived very late (11:30pm after flight and drive from the airport). Check in was Ok as it was all booked on Wotif, but I had to pay a $100 bond / deposit - just in case (not sure what this would be for as there is no Mini Bar (in fact you are prohibited from brining alcohol onto the premises). Anyway I was tired and wanted to go to bed.
Before I slept, I wanted to iron - very hard on a 2 1/2 foot long "ironing board" (see photos). Anyway I managed and crashed for the night.
Bed was comforatable - I will give them that, but he room is stuck well and truly in the 70's - it has been upgraded with new double glazed windows (found out I needed them the next night) but the rest of the room is dark brown wood and bricks (again, see the photos).
Breakfast the next morning was "continental" - cook you own toast (in a VERY old toaster) make your own instant coffee or tea, and some juice. Oh well - breakfast was included.
With the Funeral over, I eventually came back to crash again, only to find that my room overlooks the seating area at the back of the adjoining Tavern / nightspot called the Indi. Very noisy, even with the double glazing, but at least they did stop at a reasonable hour (around midnight I think). However the adjoining room decided to begin love making at 4am - very thin walls in this hotel - did not leave a lot to the imagination or allow for much sleep.
The next morning I decided to make a cup of tea in my room - only to find what looks like pubic hair in the saucer of the cups set in the room - needless to say I did not drink anything in the room for the rest of the stay.
The bathroom is small but functional, as long as you put you knees in your chest to use the loo.
I have read all of the other comments about this hotel and they talk about the friendly staff - apart from checking in and checkin out, I did not speak to anyone (nor did anyone even say hello to me).... strange but true.
They say you get what you pay for - please read this and check the photos before making a decision to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Call us on zero8 nine341 one122 for the best price (quote: 98special when you ring!) Free Wifi. Free secure parking. Free continental breakfast, with delicious hot cooked available. Free Movie Channels. 24/7 Reception. Drinks available 24/7 from Reception. Swimming Pool & Spa. Pool Room. Bar & Bistro.The Indian Ocean Hotel, is a Great little place, a street back from the Waterfront. We believe in form over function & getting good value - And we are one of the best priced hotels in Perth & have excellent services and work hard to keep it clean, tidy and comfortable, to allow guest that stay here, to enjoy there time spent here & make everything as simple and easy as possible.As of the 1/1/14, you can expect a lot more from the Indian Ocean Hotel, as John Grove, Brother of Andrew, will be taking over the overall Management & will move the hotel forward. We have Free WiFi in our Bar, Bistro and in Reception areas, with, recently upgraded free wifi in rooms also. (Password & add free wifi!) Swimming Pool and Spa. Deluxe rooms have better Ocean Views and some self contained rooms. 24 Hour reception and room service, security car parking , Bar and Restaurant and free continental breakfast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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