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So Cozy and Full of Warmth!
A Warm Welcome to Istana Alfred Cove
Winner of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence 2014
You Are Cordially Invited to A Home-Away-from-Home
Enter A World of Relaxation, Calm and Happy Moments
Visitor and Tourist Information
Dining Room
Free Flow from Dining to the Alfresco/Patio
All Ready To Meet and Greet Our Valued Guests
Welcome Gift Pack Available for Purchase
Activity Area Where Everyone Comes Together In the Heart of the House
A Balance of Work and Play
A Piano and Guitar Duet
Tinkle the Night Away on Ebony and Ivory
FREE - IDD Calls*, Wi-Fi Internet Access, Laptop, Phone Calls, Use of the Perth Entertainment Book
A Bird's Eye View
Spacious Kitchen 1
Spacious Kitchen 2
Fully equipped kitchen (1)
Fully equipped kitchen (2)
Home Theatre
Battle of the Minds Over A Cup of Tea
Family Room - A Favourite Room to Gather In Coziness 1
Family Room - A Favourite Room to Gather In Coziness 2
Master Bedroom (1)
Master Bedroom (2)
Safe Boxes in Every Bedroom & Indoor Slippers
Master Bedroom Ensuite
Double Bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Display of Bedroom with Extra Bed
Common Bath & Shower
Powder Room / Separate Toilet
Spanking Clean
Laundry Room with Washer & Dryer
Patio/Alfresco Area with BBQ (1)
Patio/Alfresco Area with BBQ (2)
Patio/Alfresco Area (3)
Croon Your Hearts Out at Karaoke
Mahjong Entertainment for the Adults (1)
Mahjong Entertainment for the Adults (2)
Games Den - Entertainment for Hours
Foosball Challenge
For Those Who Prefer Mind Games
Daisy the Cow Awaits the Littlest VIP to Stay
Keep Fit While Holidaying
FREE Arcade Games - Pit Your Wits Against Each Other. 62 Games.
Having fun at the Arcade Games Cocktail Table.
And the Winner is......!!!
Pinball Machine - Fun for Everyone!
Iron Man Pinball machine - all for FREE!
Fruit Trees Line the Driveway
Famous Garden City Shopping Centre Around the Corner (1)
Famous Garden City Shopping Centre Around the Corner (2)
Melville Bowling Club Just Across the Road
Sailing Against the Perth City Skyline
Point Walter Reserve Within Walking Distance
Views from Alfred Cove While Walking, Jogging, Cycling
North Lake Shopping Centre - Closest Shops
Riseley Centre - Upmarket Shopping Village
Booragoon Bus Station - A Convenient Connection Point
The Esplanade Fremantle
Fremantle - Entry to Monument Hill Memorial
Fremantle - Monument Hill Memorial
Scots Church Fremantle
Fremantle Markets (1)
Fremantle Markets (2)
Fremantle Markets (3)
Fremantle - Dining on the Wharf
Fremantle - E Shed Markets
Fremantle - Famous Coffee Strip
Fremantle - Sala Thai Restaurant
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Perth, Greater Perth, Western Australia

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Cindy C
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
2 reviews
“Good location, great hosts and fantastic accomodation.”
Reviewed June 29, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

the location of this place was great. just 5 mins drive from supermarkets, 6 mins drive from a big shopping mall and 25 mins from airport. there is also a kfc about 2 mins walk away.

the house itself was also great. tons of household stuff that were very useful e.g. pots and pans of various sizes, washing and clothes detergent, heating electric blanket, free international calls to certain countries, washer and dryer, BBQ set in the balcony, big dining table which could seat my family of 7, nice island in the big kitchen which was good for the family to just bond and cook at the same time.

for leisure, there were board games, wifi and a laptop as well, a theatre room with many channels even the various sports channels, table tennis table, a large couch for the family to laze ard together and arcade games.

Shirley, the host was also fantastic. she allowed a late check out of up to 9pm as our flight was at midnight. this allowed us to have a nice shower and time to pack our luggages before heading to the airport for our overnight flight. the charges for this late check out was also reasonable. she was also very kind and gave us many options to pay the security deposit (as we are tourist and did not have an Australia bank to do funds transfer). this made it easier for us to pay her and for us to retrieve the security deposit back as well. she has really thought of everything very well beforehand. commendable!

overall my family and I loved the place. it was a home away from home and we recommend it to families and big group of friends esp!

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Liked best: the whole house
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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HGL888
1 review
“A Delightful Stay!”
Reviewed June 24, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Nine of us just came back from a 6-day stay at Istana Alfred Cove. Went there with high expectation after reading all the good reviews and were not disappointed. Condition of house is as what we saw in web photos – spacious, functional, clean and comfortable. A very nice place! We went in mid Jun when the temperature fell to around 5 degrees celsius over the night. There were 2 gas heaters in living and dining areas and electric blankets in bedrooms which warmed us sufficiently well.

Entertainment within IAC is aplenty and there was never a dull moment for both young and old. The kids were occupied with table tennis, game station, board games and were frequently nagging us to get back to the house quickly while the elderlies faithfully watch DVDs on various Three Kingdoms movies every night in the entertainment room which has good sound system. The free IDD call came in handy as one of us had to make a 2-hr long conference call during the stay. With all these extra entertainment facilities and perks plus owners staying next door providing ready assistance any moment, IAC at its price level certainly offers great value compared to many other hotels, apartments and holiday rentals we looked at for weeks before we found IAC.

Location wise, IAC is easy drive to both Frementle and Perth CBD and less than 5 mins drive to mega shopping mall, Garden City Shopping Centre which has both Coles and Woolworths and plenty of other shopping (including K Mart and Myer etc) and food options. KFC is less than 2 mins walk and within 200-300m are Lures Fish & Chip and Jo Joes pizza which we had for two of our dinners. The Fish & Chip was good and came with large heap of fries while pizza though cheap was only average. Within 5-10 mins drive, there are also other good rated food establishments so finding food is not an issue for those not cooking.

Other than the place, the hosts are fantastic too. Dealing with Shirley and Douglas has been most pleasant throughout. I sent in my enquiry on availability late at night around 10pm and was surprised to receive reply mail from them with full details around midnight. Very efficient! All emails were responded speedily and they were very accommodating and helpful in providing solutions to some of my issues and transport problems. The couple came across to me as someone sincere, trustworthy and reasonable. I have no issue placing deposits months before our check-in date which I typically have reservation about in case of last minute change in travelling plan. When we arrived, there were some problems with our van rental and Shirley & Douglas who made the rental arrangement for us, took responsibility to make right the situation so as not to inconvenient us. Thumbs up for that! Throughout our stay, Shirley & Douglas had been most warm and hospitable, even making tau huey and green bean desserts for us. Multiple loaves of bread were provided that we could not even finish at end of 6 days stay. All in all, a very delightful stay for us all and certainly a highlight of our Perth holiday.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Joshua T
1 review
“A home away from home.”
Reviewed June 23, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We checked into this place and were very pleasantly surprised to find such a lovely house for us to stay in for the duration of our trip to Perth. This house is equipped with everything you would need, all the creature comforts and so many entertainment options, we could stay in that house and not go out! Well, go out, we did, and it helps so much that the house is situated along Canning Highway, which makes it very easy to drive to other parts of Perth by way of tapping into the local road system.

The free international calling service was such a nice feature and it made connecting with people back home in Singapore such a hassle-free breeze.

Definitely well worth the rental fee and well worth considering again should we visit Perth again!

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Winnie T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“The home away from home plus a lot a lot of assistance”
Reviewed June 10, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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My group consists of 9 - 6 adults and 3 children. Right from the planning itself, it has always been a big question if this trip will even materialize. Thank god for Shirley and Douglas, who have untiringly answered all questions and removed obstacles prior to the visit.

What I like about dealing with Shirley and Douglas:

1. the price quotation is inclusive of whatever cost that others might state differently. I speak from experience because it was really confusing when I comb through the quotation provided by others - linen fee, cleaning fee, etc. and when you have 9 to deal with, you have more pertinent things to worry about.

2. when you have 9, car renting becomes another bigger issue. it is an odd number (8 fits into an mpv, 9 goes into a commuter which is HUGEEEEE!). being resourceful and helpful folks, they also provided reliable alternatives for us. Of course, again, when you compare what their contacts offer with the car rental companies, theirs are many times better.

3. the house is really near to whatever a big family of 9 will need. 2 doors away, there is a kfc which opens until 10pm. and then the petrol station. and also many eateries. and I think barely 2km away, you can do your grocery (Limes) and tonnes of fastfood (hungry jacks, dominos, subway, mcd, nandos). one evening, I even visited the Chinese supermarket in the same area to grab instant noodles. A bigger mall with Coles supermarket (Garden City) is also 2km away. I believe those who are in charge of the kitchen will appreciate such convenience.

4. Kids are the least patient travellers in many cases. But in Istana, they have tonnes of things to do on their own. From ping pong, badminton, dvd, board games - the adults get to steal some time to attend to their chores.

5. We packed light because we didn't have that many adults to attend to the children AND the luggage. Istana made this possible as the washing machine, dryer, detergent and softener are among the many facilities for us to use.

6. The layout of the house made it possible for us to dine outdoor, late night chat, badminton session, indoor games. It falls back to what you would like to do. Coming from Malaysia, the luxury of dining or having tea in the backyard is something that money can't buy in the current weather. I believe the older folks enjoyed themselves for this.

7. Shirley and douglas are extremely helpful in many ways. For example, by helping me to get a local sim prior to my arrival, I was able to kick start a lot of plans almost immediately. On the day where we faced problems with the parking for the commuter in perth CDB, they so kindly extended help even though the commuter was clearly not under their jurisdiction.

This is definitely the place I would recommend to those travelling with young kids or family. Both of them understand how travellers travel and the different needs one individual/ group may demand. For those who shoulder the massive responsibility of planning for the entire group, you will definitely appreciate what they have got to offer. :)

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Liked best: Everything!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Singapore
Reviewed May 9, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Singapore
Reviewed May 8, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Singapore
Reviewed May 8, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Check in / front desk Service
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Luxury-minded travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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