Prior to my recent stay, I have only visited Miss Maud once before. I had breakfast there while I was in Perth last year. After I found out that breakfast was included in the room rate, I really wanted to stay there next time I was in the city.
The hotel had a 24-hour reception which was great since I ended up arriving in Perth close to 2am on a Saturday morning. The gentleman who checked me in was very cheery and helpful. Checking in went smoothly.
The hotel building itself is of the "old style". Even the room keys were still actual keys and the doors had doorknobs. The lone elevator was the old fashioned one too with the stairs going around it. While I was there, few people actually used it so the waiting time was very short. I usually used the stairs going downstairs and the elevator when going upstairs since I had my bags with me the first night and some shopping for the rest of my stay. Note that since the elevator was of the older style, it has two doors which had to be slid open. It's spring-loaded so it closes automatically. Mind your fingers.
I was lucky to get a room with french doors and a little balcony. The Murray Street side of the hotel face some shops and a multi-storey car park so it was great that the glass windows and doors were double-glazed. People also tend to hand around the area, chatting. Apart from a couple of extremely loud vehicle noises, I had peace and quiet during my entire stay. The double-glazing also helped retain the cool air inside the room since Perth was experiencing 30+ Celsius temps when I was there.
The room and the bathroom were extremely clean. There was a split air AC which was great. The usual room amenities like bar fridge, desk, TV were also there. The bathroom had a bath with the shower at one end. The shower's water pressure was wonderful. I mentioned this only because I have stayed in numerous hotels before where I had to virtually hug the wall because the water pressure was poor. The bed was also very comfortable. Since it's an old building the walls (in my room at least) were solid. The only thin wall I found was separating my room and the bathroom.
Possibly the only gripe I had was that the programming of the TV was off. Many of the channels I was supposed to have were not available and some appeared more than once. It's not a deal-breaker for me though. I also noticed the upholstery on the armchair was starting to fray but that for me was minor considering how satisfied I was with the rest of my room.
Breakfast came with the room and it was excellent. Next time I am in Perth, I will try the lunch and dinner.
The reception staff were helpful and very approachable. They happily answered all my questions. It was also really nice the housekeeping staff respected the 'Do Not Disturb' sign I put up one afternoon. A note was left under my door stating they did not disturb me as requested but if I needed any supplies re-stocked, to just make a request.
I also read on their hospital guide that if for some reason, my flight is early and I would miss breakfast, I can speak with someone at the hotel and they can arrange something for me before I leave. That's something I have never encountered at other hotels before.
The hotel is located a few minutes walk to the Perth Underground station, Murray Street and Hay Street Malls. A Yellow CAT bus stop is located on Murray Street at the opposite side of Pier Street. Blue and Red CAT bus stops are located minutes away at Barrack Street. The location is really convenient.
I would happily stay here again next time I am in Perth. Don't forget the Miss Maud bakery is next door.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- FREE Wi-Fi and also Smorgasbord breakfast included for all staying guests.Our 'little bit of Sweden', in the heart of the city, has become a landmark in Perth’s CBD - a preferred location for business and leisure travellers alike. Only a short stroll to shopping malls, entertainment district, Swan River, Barrack Street Jetty and other attractions. There are 52 charming, well-appointed, rooms with flat screen LCD TV, mini-bar with fridge, individually controlled air-conditioning and all essential comforts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Miss Maud Swedish Perth
- Hotel Miss Maud Swedish
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