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The Murray Hotel Perth
Ranked #4 of 14 Perth B&B and Inns
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Perth, Australia
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“Don't bother with Deadwood”
Reviewed March 24, 2012

I live in the City of Perth. If you have ever seen the programme 'Deadwood' then you need to imagine a modern day version. This is it. I like a drink like the best of 'em, but this is full on drunken, ugly boom town stuff. Avoid. Go to Melbourne if you must. ....and this is from a sandgroper. Red Neck City? Yep. If that rattles your cage, then go for the over priced, Mining Owned (Mr.Burns from the Simpsons ain't in it) place. Go directly to Margaret River or Exmouth - where the beauty of Australia still lives.

Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Albany, Australia
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

This Hotel used to be called Murray Street Lodge,but is now named,The Murray Hotel.
It is situated opposite the Princess Margaret Hospital in west Perth. It offers clean, affordable, basic accommodation for those travellers who want to be relatively close to the main shopping areas of Perth City.It is within walking distance of the Murray & Hay streets shopping areas but has the advantage of having a CAT Bus stop right outside the door of the hotel.
When I say walking distance I mean about 1.5 Kilometres. The CAT Bus is a free bus service which carries passengers around the CBD. There are 3 colour coded bus routes which cover virtually all of the main tourist attractions in the main city area.
The hotel is basic but it is probably one of the cheapest of hotels close to the CBD.The rooms come equipped with the basic essentials that budget travellers have come to expect, such as fridge, tea & coffee making facilities(with a stack of coffee & tea bag sachets on hand), iron, hairdryer & FREE WIFI!!
There is also a small pool in which you may cool off after a hard days shopping. The breakfast, which was included in our room rate, was basically corn flakes, toast, fruit & yoghurt, orange juice & tea or coffee; enough to get you going for the day.
Staff are very friendly & informative about the area in which they live & work. They could not do enough for us & for this I commend them. It is so nice to arrive at a hotel to be greeted by people who genuinely care about their customers but then this is what small hotels are all about. We had been to a sporting event on the Saturday afternoon & evening & arrived back at the hotel just before 9pm. Our hostess asked if we had eaten & told us that if we wanted they would keep the grill fired up so that we could order from room service, should we so desire. We did & the meal when it arrived was basic but nice & pleasantly cheap.
This hotel is a good choice for those travellers from the regions of Western Australia who want to stay in the city for a few days & who need a no frills sort of place to stay.
If I would make a criticism it would be about the size of the bathrooms which were TINY!! This however is not the fault of the owners but the person who designed the building in the first place. Having said that, the hot water was always hot & the towels etc were clean. I would recommend this hotel to those on a budget who dont expect nor wish to be fawned over. It is basic, friendly & close enough to the action without being on top of it. I might also point out that as it is located on a busy main road & the building itself is only about 5 stories tall, there is a certain amount of traffic noise. For the comfort of their guests the operators of this establishment even provided earplugs. For those who travel from the outer reaches of WA by car there is ample FREE parking which is a bonus.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Donnybrook
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

We have stayed here twice and been really happy on both occasions. The rooms are very generous in size pleasantly decorated and clean. We had an upper floor room last time and larger ground floor this trip. Although only a couple we were given a family room that would have been quite ample for a small family. Although the hotel was full there was little noise and comfortable beds provided a good sleep. Continental breakfast is ample self=serve in pleasant meals/bar area. We have found the staff excellent on both stays. Great value for short trips to Perth

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Australia
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

We have just come back after a week in Perth. We found this hotel from trip advisor and was very pleased. Rooms were nice. Breakfast was great and plenty of it. (continental) The staff were so friendly and helpfull. Went out of their way to assist advice for doctor, car hire and places to go. Would go there again.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mandurah, Australia
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

This place must have undergone some recent work, it's not as bad as some here would suggest (probably best not to read reviews older than a year anyway). It's not really what you would call a hotel - but if you're looking for a B&B or motel type place for just one or two nights city sightseeing, it's ideal. Would probably benefit from new carpet and curtains and refitted bathrooms, but I normally stay in 4* or above, so probably me just being fussy. This was ideal for our cheap and cheerful one night stay.
We had a family room which was clean and fresh with comfy beds, and importantly for children, full size single beds (not a pull-out sofa). We only stayed one night, so enough room for us with only one suitcase, I would find the small bathroom a bit tedious if staying longer, with the lack of room to put your toiletries. I hope the owners seriously consider revamping the bathrooms next, if only to put a basin into a unit with a top either side. For a family room, it would be better to put the kettle somewhere different (rather than on the top of the fridge). We have teenagers, so not a problem, but it would be a concern for anyone with littlies, being able to reach it.
The free city bus stops right outside the front door, great for sightseeing or shopping. There is a small car park at the front, but also another one at the back. The receptionist was friendly and welcoming. There is free internet access. We didn't have dinner here, but the breakfast was fine. Plenty of cereals, fruit, yogurt and toast, orange juice and tea and coffee. Who needs a cooked breakfast?
If you look at Google maps, you will see quite clearly that the motel is situated right on the corner of a busy intersection, with a bus stop outside and a hospital over the road. Don't complain about the noise! There are ear plugs supplied in the room. Maybe one day the owners will upgrade to double-glazing, but apart from that, there's not really much else they can do, can they?

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed April 18, 2011

Having had some terrible hotel experiences in Perth over the years I was extremely happy with my stay at this Hotel. The rooms was fresh, clean and very comfortable. Only draw back was not being able to open the window for fresh air. Did not experience any noise as was stated in other reviews. Hotel is well situated to a busy dining area in Hay Street but the meals supplied at the Hotel were also pleasant and not expensive, also a good selection of local wines available. The staff were extremely friendly and helpfull. Free parking on premises was also a bonus but small car essential. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I will stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Perth Australia
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29 reviews
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Reviewed April 15, 2011

In nice quiet area within minutes by bus from the CBD ( and with the free CAT service directly at the door). Moderate tariff , ( which includes breakfast) clean and large airy room . Appointments within not that great but excellent comfortable bed, good linen, flat screen TV. Affable and accommodating staff. Drawbacks no lifts and parking quite cramped however you are not being charged capital city rates either. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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Property: The Murray Hotel Perth
Address: 718 Murray St | West Perth, Perth, Western Australia 6005, Australia (Formerly Murray Street Lodge Hotel Perth)
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Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > West Perth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Perth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Murray Hotel Perth 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Murray Hotel is the smallest, family run 3 1/2 star property in Perth with excellent customer service and a "home away from home" vibe. The hotel is walking distance to Kings Park, Perth Arena, Subiaco Oval and Leederville. It's an excellent location for self-drive guests as the hotel has free parking and is positioned just off the freeway exit. The hotel is great for overnight or short 2 to 4-night breaks in Perth for both the corporate guest and families. There is a free yellow CAT bus right outside the front door taking guests into the CBD, Elizabeth Quay and city shopping districts. It's the only hotel in Perth that offers a complimentary breakfast! ... more   less 
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