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Fremantle, Australia
Reviewed August 30, 2013

The Painted Fish was excellent but is now not operating as a B&B. Have a look at the other places to stay in the Fremantle area. It is a fantastic place to visit and stay a few days. Plenty to do for travellers.

3Thank sandykayaker
Reviewed June 25, 2013

I had mixed feelings booking this and honestly couldn't wait to leave after the 1 st night, my brothers and I booked it for 2 nights and found it so hard to sleep. As others have said not the cleanest place to lodge, the shower was hot but water goes everywhere. There are nails sticking up on the seated area...

1Thank Darron D
Fremantle, Australia
Reviewed February 19, 2013

I have stayed twice at the Painted Fish and seen it evolve over the years. My favourite is the Studio because it is so funky with the spiral staircase and the beautiful views over the ponds. This is an artists sanctuary and an ecologically sustainable property. It is popular so you must book in advance or be very lucky. There...

Thank sandykayaker
Reviewed June 18, 2012

On arrival at the Painted Fish studio my two girlfriends (who are used to pristine overseas accomodation) were unsettled at the different appeal this place offers. By the end of our stay we all left feeling we learnt something. This space is ideal for those questioning the existing human conditioning and the impact its having on the earth and our...

2Thank FionaHH
Reviewed April 5, 2012

We were lucky enough to snag three nights in the Cottage at the Painted Fish with our son and his girlfriend at the end of our two week stay in WA. This place is pretty popular, so if you are considering a stay, plan well ahead. All four of us really loved everything about our time here. It certainly jogged...

2Thank Lovealifeoftravel
Reviewed March 6, 2012

This is a place you either love or hate.. If you want super modern, lots of luxury...don't go here. If you are into green slightly hippyish living...book yourself in! I was in Fremantle for a conference and balked at the cost of the official accommodation. A colleague put me onto The Painted Fish and when I next end up in...

1Thank kiwi0810
Tasmania, Australia
Reviewed February 24, 2012

We stayed in the carriage - a converted train carriage with outdoor bathroom. What a great experience! It was cosy, cool (on 2 very hot nights) comfortable and the outdoor shower was great fun, although I'm sure not for everyone. The carriage was very private and we felt like we were all alone! We didn't see our hosts, but their...

1Thank laurencambridge
Reviewed February 21, 2012

The Painted Fish is at the end of Hulbert St, South Fremantle - a short walk from stop 10 on the Blue Cat (free) bus route. Hulbert Street is a quirky throwback to the hippy sixties - with much of the furniture in the 3 bedroom Cottage being that age or older and barely functional. Cleanliness is not a priority...

2Thank Doug&Sharon
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed October 10, 2011

Sustainability good. Inconsideration, uncaring and taking liberties crap. Booked studio got he cottage. Stove & kitchen smelt like gas. Needs replacement. Money spinner would allow this. Bad art made of junk (diver suit etc). Lots of self promotion mags. Cleaning (only sweeping) an issue. Eco friendly ways to clean so why not? Hemp linen very nice. Encouraging people to leave...

Thank Maija t
Bridgeport, CT
Reviewed March 25, 2011

The Painted Fish was delightful. I stayed in the Carriage House, which was very comfortable. I was a bit apprehensive about the outdoor shower at first, especially since it was winter, but quickly grew to appreciate its quirkiness. The walk into Freo was pleasant. I would stay again without second thoughts.

2Thank cathybirdlady
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Address: 37 Hulbert St, South Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6162, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Fremantle > South Fremantle
Price Range: $110 - $660 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Somewhere else would be a good start.”
 of 5 bubbles councilmillionaires, Jun 25, 2013 | Read review
“Your choice of room will depend on your individual preferences but I personally like the studio. Couples will like the romantic feel of this place. For families or groups the house is best. The carriage suits one person or couples who only need a small space and it is the least expensive.”
 of 5 bubbles sandykayaker, Feb 19, 2013 | Read review
“Book well ahead if you can”
 of 5 bubbles Lovealifeoftravel, Apr 5, 2012 | Read review
“The kitchen facilities are very basic - recommend dining at the Indian restaurant next to the Blue Cat stop 10”
 of 5 bubbles Doug&Sharon, Feb 21, 2012 | Read review
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