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City Waters
Ranked #51 of 66 Hotels in Perth
Reviewed October 26, 2011

This self contained accommodation whilst rather tired looking is clean, very well situated and well run. Staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. Car parking on site was appreciated.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

The rooms are apartment style with a bedroom/living area and a separate small kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped and comes with a late model gas cooktop and microwave. Don't be fooled by the old-style cupboards in the photos - they are dated but the amenities are not. The bathroom had been recently tiled and contained a bath and shower (over the bath). The hotel is a short stroll from the river front and a brisk walk will get you to the centre of the city in less than ten minutes. Parking is limited but there is plenty of parking on the street right in front of the hotel. Fantastic place to stay whether for business or pleasure.

Room Tip: I have stayed here twice, once on the ground floor and once on the 2nd floor - both the rooms were t...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

Nothing fancy about the room. But it's good value for your money. Spacious enough room with a separate kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. Only problem was there's no heating in the bathroom and kitchenette. No problem for the kitchenette since it gets warm when you cook but it can be quite cold in the bathroom. Very well-equipped kitchenette allows you to cook up a good meal. Downside: strange electric kettle that doesn't have a lid you can open to look inside. You fill it through the spout. So... you don't know how dirty it is inside or if there's some dead insect there. And the bed was rather squeaky.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 4, 2011

I stayed in the one bed room with kitchenette for two nights during the Easter weekend.. The bedroom, kitchen, toilet were clean. The kitchen has good facilities. The motel is comfortable for budget travelers. The location is good, close to water and to the highway.

What I did not like was a parking space right in front of the room and any car could park there. A pick up truck which parked in front of my room made a bit of noise and I could smell the carbon monoxide. The air cond/heater unit is a window type. It made quite a loud noise.

However, the overall stay was satisfactory.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank NA09
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Reviewed May 6, 2011

Basic clean accommodation in central location. No complaints.
Late night check in system works (a worry when arriving at 1am)

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Entwhistle
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Reviewed April 8, 2011

Most peculiar. From the road it looks like quite a normal motel. For Perth it is reasonably priced, and was a welcome last minute booking. The staff were friendly and helpful, though the office shuts earlyish. However from inside the motel grounds the place looks like a council estate from the 1960s or 70s - with people standing on their porches smoking cigarettes all hours of the day and night. The accommodation was huge with a kitchen separate. But the decor was very glum - bleak even - and the beds were very soft. For 2 nights it was worth it. And its near to a brilliant Vietnamese - turn right outside the gate; and it does have free parking and a huge guest laundry

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  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Neil R
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Reviewed April 5, 2011

Booked this place thru HotelClub.com & chose it for the budget & good reviews I read on TripAdvisor. Well it lived up to all the comments. The room was very clean, had everything that was needed. The beds were comfortable, LCD TV and the kitchen had all that was needed, microwave, stove, cooking pans, pots, kettle, my wife cooked two meals while we were there four days. The room is basic, not luxury but had all that you need.

If you want a clean, good room, complete with kitchen and sizeable, & on a budget too, go for this. Location was good too. Right in front of swan river and 20 minutes walk to the CBD and malls. The neighbour hotels just a stone throw away are luxury Novotel and Pan Pacific which costs 3 to 4 times more. It is also near the ferry terminal, 5 minutes walk and you can get a ferry to Freemantel or a cruise to the famous swan valley for wines. The railway station/chinatown is about 30 minutes walk or 10 minutes taxi.

I travelled with my wife and six month old infant baby. A baby cot was provided and my baby slept well too. Room had a twin bed and one single bed and even with a baby cot it did not feel cramped.

But if you are planning a holiday with a girlfriend, maybe this place may not impress her as it is basic, no frills and no luxury. But for this kind of budget, this is your best bet as it is clean and good.

The service at the front desk was good too and friendly and informative on the local tours, bus info, map, helped us book the airport shuttle, etc etc.

Downside? None... No just joking, sure there is.... For one, the front desk is not 24 hours, it operates from 7am to 8pm only, so if you are checking out early in the morning??? or if you have a problem at night??? No Free Wifi Internet, I had to buy a coupon to access the wifi internet. At this age, it should be free...
Also the room had everything neccessary including air conditioning but during my stay the weather/temperature was good and therefore did not need airconditioning to be switched on, a ceiling fan would have been very useful but there was none. Wish there was one.
Everything else was good, no regrets staying here at all. Yes, you should go ahead and book for City Waters.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Welnex
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Additional Information about City Waters

Address: 118 Terrace Rd, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > East Perth
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 66 Hotels in Perth
Price Range: $63 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — City Waters 3*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
City Waters is located by the banks of Swan River on Terrace Road, Perth, offering 62 Studio Apartments with a fully-equipped kitchen with a range of rooms suitable for 1 to 6 adults. Our central location is a few minutes walk away from Perth CBD, main shopping retails on Hay Street & Murray Street, entertainment and dining precincts. Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, our 3-star accommodation will offer you a relaxing and indulgent stay. Free on-site Car Parking on First-come-first-serve basis, subject to availability. All reservations made on directly to us through Walk-Ins, Phone or Email will receive FREE WIFI during the stay. Reception Hours: 7am to 8pm Check-in: 14:00 Check-out: 10:00 For arrival after 8pm, kindly contact City Waters for late check-in procedure ... more   less 
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