Well I did my research and looking at the pictures I thought surely it can't be that bad... Well, sorry for not taking other people's advice - despite booking a 'Superior' Room with balcony, that was not enough to ensure I'd be moderately satisfied - Maybe the trick was to book a renovated Deluxe...
I seriously could not believe Kings were charging so much for so little. The greeting I received was at half-mast, but I didn't take it personally. When the lift door opened to the 8th floor where I was staying, the pungent old attic smell of decades old carpet was thick and sickly sweet. Surely the room will not be as bad as I'm now dreading it may be - I opened the door and my heart sank as I felt trapped to stay in this place now for 2 awful nights. And awful they were - The cheap brown furniture and brown drapes looked 1960s, the walls were as thin as cardboard and you heard EVERYTHING either side of the walls from the neighbour's bathroom to their bed; The double size bed was disguised by a single quilt cover posing to be adequate cover under a thin bedspread. The old lifts banged and cranked every time they were called for, (which sounded like someone knocking at your door all night long as people came and went from floor to floor). The shower had plumbing issues that aimed straight at your face, and you couldn't enjoy the non-existent view nor access the tiny balcony to enjoy the fumes from the multi-level car park outside your balcony due to a faulty sliding door. To top it off, they want $200 surety at check-in, (when more deserving 4 star hotels ask for a reasonable $100).
Seriously folks - Add an extra $40 to your budget and GO GET a good night's sleep elsewhere.
I also noticed on checkout that they did not ask one person checking out if they enjoyed their stay...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Kings Perth Hotel is one of Perth’s most centrally located 3 star AAA rated hotel properties. Take advantage of the CBD location whatever your agenda, whether it is work, sightseeing and experiencing Perth, shopping on the popular Hay Street Mall or the exclusive shopping precedent "King Street". The convenience of the property being so close to many attractions offers you many opportunities with things to see, do and experience in Perth. The next major factor for your comfort is the spaciousness of all the 116 accommodation rooms. Some are big enough to accommodate 4 persons (maximum of 4 persons per accommodation room) and there are some interconnected rooms (available on prior request and subject to availability). All accommodation rooms feature a new LCD flat screen TV and Movie channel. The hotel features the Kings cafe, which has fantastic view of Hay and Pier streets so you can sit back with your morning breakfast light lunch or drink at the end of the day and watch the hustle and bustle happen right in front of you. Take up the opportunity to be in the alfresco area Or have the comfort of dining inside. There is a Full Buffet Breakfast or continental suitable for any morning appetite. Lunch and Dinner is a European style menu with other Asian Delicacies to compliment your palate taste. Private Petty Sessions Lounge Bar is open Monday to Saturday from 5pm to 10pm, this is a great choice to unwind after a long day of meetings, catching up with friends from the office or for a pre-dinner drink before dining in the Kings cafe. Just minutes from the hotel is the Hay Street shopping mall along with a huge choice of restaurants, clubs and theatres. A short stroll away is Barrack Street Jetty for Swan River sightseeing tours to Fremantle, Rottnest or Swan Valley wineries. Also nearby are the many walking and cycling trails of King’s Park and Perth’s liveliest nightlife at Northbridge and Perth’s spectacular white sand beaches such as at Scarborough and Cottesloe are only a 15-20 minute drive by car. The Kings Perth Hotel complex also houses a 370 bay public car park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kings Hotel Perth
- Perth Kings Hotel