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“Mindarie - great location 'but'”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Marina Hotel

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The Marina Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mindarie
Certificate of Excellence
Western Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Mindarie - great location 'but'”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

I booked a room for a special occassion recently, which was advertised as Marina or Ocen View Spa room. We were given Room 2, where the room itself was nice, not over-furnished (to the point that the walls were bare) with polshed concrete floors with a large bathroom with a single spa bath fitted. Downstaris there a a couple of hotels offering good food an other specialty shops etc.

However, you do have a balcony which is fitted out with a table chairs to enjoy the view over the back end of the Marina, but more importantly your main view is the outdoor beer garden and smoking area of one of the hotels below. Not to mention that there was live music being played in this area also, so the balcony doors could not be openned due to cigarette smoke and noise to enjoy the experience.

There is a pool available which was not clean at the time and the space around the pool was 'bland' with no furniture to make you want to use the facility.

Recerption closes at 6pm and if you have any after hours issues, you have to locate the on duty Security Officer.

Woulkd I stay there again, no I would not.

We were given Room 2

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

Trying to find a sub $300 hotel room in Perth at short notice was proving pretty difficult, so I ended up in Mindarie Marina about a 40 minute drive north of Perth. This far north of Perth I was expecting something a little special for this sort of money. I was unfortunately about to be disappointed. Arriving just before 9pm I was a little surprised to find the hotel in darkness and seemingly abandoned. After searching in the darkness I came upon a sign that stated reception closed at 6pm. Luckily my mobile phone wasn’t quite flat so I rang the mobile number on the sign. A very helpful security guard soon came and took my credit card details and kindly showed me the way to my room. Large and minimalistic would be the best description with polished concrete floors and a balcony overlooking the Marina. I was also slightly hungry so I looked for somewhere to eat, I was informed that the kitchen shut at 9pm and as the only other choice was an Indian restaurant, I settled for a beer and some nuts. Not too bad so far. Sleep proved to be slightly difficult, Room 1 overlooks the beer garden and the revelry and laughter arising from there didn’t enable a rapid transit to the blissful state of sleep. I did eventually get to sleep only to be woken very early by the cleaners washing down the beer garden. I would suggest avoiding Room 1 at all costs. Breakfast at the Dome café was pleasant, although a little pricey ay $23, for bacon and eggs on toast, an orange juice and tea. But then again I do find the costs of food in WA to be pricey compared to other states. On trying to checkout, I again found that reception was closed, it doesn’t open till 8am. Luckily the same security guard who was on duty the night before returned my call and let me in, he sure works long hours. The nice lady on reception also arrived early and helped me out so I managed to just get to my meetings by 9am. Lovely and helpful staff at Mindarie Marina, but I don’t think I would stay here again, especially at $250.

Room Tip: Avoid Room 1, it over looks the beer garden and is noisy
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

When we stay in Perth we always stay there room 11or12 our spa units,it's great we get to see our friends and entertain on our balcony,the beds are so comfy room clean and large.the staff are very helpful,I'd like to have a light continental in the room with fresh milk that would be a bonus but over all everything is there in the complex down stares.

Room Tip: Good accommodation for those who like to relax
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Perth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2012

Spent night here as a corporate retreat. The staff were friendly, the catering was good and the meeting room great for a dozen people. the rooms were a little tired but clean and neat and have lovely views. Dome does a reasonable breakfast and we had dinner at the Indian Ocean Brewery which was nice. There is a second bar / restaurant The Boat and that is also good and has live entertainment. All is in the one complex so no driving and lots of parking.

Rooms need a bit of a makeover but otherwise all good.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2012

My wife won a best dressed compertition on Melbourne cup day, and won a one night stay at the marina apartements.
Whilst a few years old they are clean, tidy and pretty well presented and very spacious.
Location is stunning, and they have a large terraced balcony overlooking the marina and ocean.
Had a great time, great bars and restaurants all around in a two minute walk.

Room Tip: try and get a second floor room, we had room 11 and that was one of the best
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Iluka, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

The location is pleasant with a few restaurants and bars to choose from. The reception staff were cheerful and helpful. We stayed in a "luxury spa suite" - room was a good size, was very clean and had spa in the bathroom but certainly not luxurious. There is a nice pool but it looked like the pool area was closed because there wasn't any sun lounges, chairs or tables in the pool area to sit and relax - we contacted housekeeping to check if it was open and if we could get some sun lounges to be told they don't have any??? Overall the hotel is in need of refurbishment, the furniture is old and the paintwork is flaking in many areas, considering the quality and lack of breakfast the hotel is very overpriced.

Room Tip: Stay somewhere else.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2011

Stayed in a King Spa room - for three nights. Nice view of the water. However I found the room to be old and outdated. The paint on the door frames were peeling and walls were dirty - found a hair in the bath. Also had a problem with the service. Room was cleaned on first day but the second day came back from work and found a plastic bag with towels next to bathrrom and room not made up. Overall the location and vire is good but improvements are needed. I would look at staying elsewhere before returning here.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Property: The Marina Hotel
Address: 33 Ocean Falls Bvd, Mindarie, Wanneroo, Western Australia 6030, Australia (Formerly Mindarie Marina Hotel & Villas)
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Wanneroo > Mindarie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mindarie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Marina Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just 30 minutes from Perth City the Mindarie Marina is the perfect location whether you are looking for a holiday, weekend getaway, function/wedding venue or a relaxing afternoon by the ocean. The Mindarie Marina Hotel and Villas are ideally located on the Boardwalk at the Marina. All Hotel rooms and villas have luxury king size beds, air-conditioning, flat screen LCD TV & DVD, FREE Wi-Fi and large private balconies that overlook the Marina. All rooms also contain tea and coffee making facilities, small bar fridge, iron & board and outdoor balcony settings. Enjoy oceanside dining and craft beer at the Indian Ocean Brewing Company, The Boat Ale House and a number of other waterfront establishments on site including Dome Cafe. All rooms have undergone a major refurbishment. The one bedroom suites are modern and stylish with polished concrete floors with the two bedroom suites being fully carpeted. The complex also has 2 x 3 bedroom self catering villas ideal for longer stays. There is also FREE WI-FI throughout the complex. PLEASE NOTE: The is currently no access to an elevator until further notice. ... more   less 
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