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“Very basic, but excellent value for the money”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of City Waters

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City Waters
Ranked #64 of 81 Hotels in Perth
Brisbane
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5 reviews
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“Very basic, but excellent value for the money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2010

My partner and I stayed here for four nights and had a wonderful time. Each room is equipped with a kitchen, which is especially helpful if you like to have a night in or have brekky in the morning before going out. The decor on the inside and outside is very basic and standard older motel style, but the rooms are very livable. The bed was very comfortable, the air conditioner worked well, so we enjoyed very pleasant nights sleep. It is walking distance to the city centre, the bus/train station, the marina and all major attractions. Outside of the motel, there is a wonderful view of the Swan River. The only drawback is that there is not a pool at City Water, and on a hot day in Perth, it would be well served.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2009

I was recommended City Waters by a Malaysian friend residing in Perth. All I can say is, it suits us perfectly.....location, budget, ambience and service.

The location is so strategic, we walked to almost everywhere.....CBD, the jetty (to Freemantle and Rottnest Island). Swan River and Langley Park is just opposite City Waters. We could see Swan River from the corridor of our room.

The interior is very clean and comfortable. For our family room, we got one double bed and one double decker. We were indeed very happy and satisfied with City Waters. The kitchen is complete with a stove, microwave oven, toaster, fridge, cutleries, etc. The staff are all very helpful, attentive, friendly and understanding. We arrived at City Waters at 9am. and we got our room waiting for us straightaway which we were really thankful....after a nearly 6 hrs midnight flight from Kuala Lumpur.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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2 Thank Nina-NF
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2009

I am not sure about previous reviews but I stayed for 6 nights and the place was wonderful. Very friendly staff, Rooms cleaned everyday. It is rated as a 3 star hotel and I did not expect 5 star but from check in to check out I had only one complaint and that was on site parking. If you are staying here and have a car then get in early to park on site otherwise use the ample street parking but be warned it is timed from 8am so be careful.

I would stay here again, walking distance to town.Nice view to Swan river etc.

Don't believe the other reviews. Maybe they wanted 5 star at a 3 star orice?

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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western australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2009

this place smellls.....stained bedcovers....................
its dark in most rooms, to cover up the poor the cleaning habits of the very old staff.............
the breakfast was terrible.......poor quality ingredients...
Staff were very unhelpful...as if they had been there for 40years! and some of them look like they have...because they just didnt want to be there...

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2009

Stayed here for three nights. The room was on the second level about half way along.

The 'apartment' was very dated and dingy having no view at all. It seemed that there were a lot of guests and the early mornings were noisy.

Wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2008

My husband and I were travelling with our infant son and we stayed at the City Waters towards the end of our trip. We stayed at the Goodearth Hotel when we first arrived in Perth but it was fully booked and we were unable to book a room when we returned to Perth after travelling the South-West.
The 1-bedroom apartment was very basic and small but quite clean. The travel cot they provided (cost $10 per day) was quite dirty so we did not use it. The furnishing (carpet, kitchen cabinets) was old and worn. The bathroom was quite small although there's a bathtub. The towel rail was place just in front of the toilet bowl, which seems a bit unhygenic as water from flushing would potentially "spray" on the towels. We therefore need to remember to close the cover before flushing. There's 3 washers but only 1 dryer in the shared laundry facilities, so we need to queue for using the dryer.
Overall, the accommodation is suited for those on a budget and require kitchen facilities. If budget is not a problem, I would suggest looking around for other accommodation which offers a more comfortable stay. We felt that the Goodearth Hotel which we stayed previously was so much better (cost just $30 more).

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Ridgewood, NJ
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2008

When we arrived at the City Waters, we knew we had a problem. Listed by Discover West Holidays as a 3 star place, we were lucky to find a star anywhere. The room was dingy, linoleum floors, bar on the window since we were at street level. Not enough light to see the true condition of the place. We immediately returned the key and went two blocks away where we had a great room. Naturally, Discover West Holidays stifked us on the price of the room, another loser. Perth Tourist Board is the best place to find accommodations and tours.

  • Liked — Location was near the Swan River
  • Disliked — Dingy
  • Stayed April 2006, traveled with family
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5 Thank NJTravellingfool
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Additional Information about City Waters

Property: 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 #64 of 81 Hotels in Perth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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