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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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YangOnes
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
“The ULTIMATE Vacation Home!”
Reviewed January 17, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Our extended family of 11 stayed at IAC in Jan 2016.
Friendly host, Shirley, was there to familiarize us with the house n made sure we know how to operate the numerous equipment n gadgets in the house. That 1st warm summer evening, we enjoyed a refreshing cocktail jelly made by Shirley! After that, we relaxed in the home theatre to watch a movie.
A fully-equipped kitchen for those who wish to have home cooked meals. If not, numerous restaurants within walking distance.
Our youngsters had a great time bonding playing table -tennis, etc..., making music - tinkling at the piano, strumming the guitar. Grandma found a new hobby- singing karaoke!
Free wifi n phone calls for those who need to stay connected.

We thoroughly love the place n wish our holiday never ends.
Perfect score for cleanliness, comfort, entertainment, connectivity, location:
ISTANA ALFRED COVE - THE ULTIMATE VACATION HOME!!!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 19, 2016
The ULTIMATE vacation home for an ULTIMATE family. You and your family are very nice and warm people. We are glad to have made your acquaintance and to know that everyone was entertained. Happy that you found the house well-equipped and very functional. We are so wrapped to that even Grandma had something to keep her occupied and singing happily!

Thank you for choosing to stay at Istana Alfred Cove. You and your family are always welcome to stay again.

Kind regards

Shirley and Douglas
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J0aniO
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Really Nice Place”
Reviewed December 22, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Our family (nine of us, 4 adults, 2 elders, 3 teenagers) stayed here for 6 days during our visit to Perth in December 2015. The house is superbly equipped....the kitchen (with basic condiments supplied), laundry facilities (detergent & softener provided), even the game room, TV & karaoke set, all were well equipped !! The starter pack...bread, milk, butter, fruits was really nice & very much welcomed; coffee, tea & sugar were also provided. It was home away from home for us. I would highly recommend Istana Alfred Cove to visitors of Perth.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 19, 2016
It has been a great pleasure getting to know you and your wonderful family. We are happy that everyone was entertained in the house and no one was bored. Glad you found the prayer mats and sabun sertu provided useful and convenient. We always try our best to make sure your stay is comfortable, enjoyable and memorable.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us Joani

Kind regards

Shirley and Douglas
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LynneHari...
1 review
“Beautiful home, Good Location & Great Hosts”
Reviewed December 8, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Istana Alfred Cove was a great choice! The property is well-maintained. It has all the facilities a family needs. The games room was a hit with my family members.

Shirley & Douglas are wonderful hosts! They were attentive to our needs as muslim family and did all they could to make our stay comfortable. And thank you Douglas for the delicious Bubur Terigu.

Istana Alfred Cove is a home away from home. We will definitely be back if we visit Perth again. Thank you, Shirley & Douglas!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 15, 2015
A wonderful family deserves wonderful service!

We are pleased to know that you found the property catered well to your needs as a Muslim family. The prayer mats, sabun sertu and kiblats certainly make a difference for a convenient stay. The games room is always the hot favourite with all families as children are kept entertained at all times. Glad you enjoyed the Bubur Terigu too. It is the least we can do to make your stay feel like a homely one.

It has been a pleasure accommodating you and your family. You are all most welcome back at any time.


Thank you for your patronage


Shirley and Douglas
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lewis1842...
Queensland, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent!! holiday home suitable for Families,Adult Groups Young and Old”
Reviewed November 30, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

We,my husband and I ,his sister and her husband and a cousin of mine were looking for accom for 4 days for the 5 of us to share as a stopover in between 2 cruises .
We were wanting S/C with space and comfort like we have at home . Not apartments ...
We sure found that with Istani Alfred Cove!! The home owners Shirley and Douglas have certainly though of everything imaginable to accommodate everybody who stays there.
A welcome pack of Fresh Fruit and a bottle of wine, A starter pack of Bread ,milk etc and all condiments you could think of .Comfortable bedrooms, 2 lounge rooms , a covered outdoor area a kitchen with all you could ask for ,and a Games Rooms everyone would love to have in their own home . We felt very much at home and very reasonably priced
Thank you Shirley and Douglas The property is a credit to you both

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Liked best: Everything !!!!!
Liked least: Leaving !!!!!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Dec 1, 2015
Dear Chris and Gerry. It is wonderful guests like all of you that makes it such a pleasure in accommodating you. We are very pleased to hear that the property suited you to a tee and that you found it very central to where you had wanted to go.

It was certainly a refreshing change between cruises to be in a home-away-from-home while on land. Thank you too for looking after the property as were your own. We look forward to your next visit in the near future.

Have A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Shirley and Douglas
Owner/Manager
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CamillusY
Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A.C.E! Awesome, Convenient, Excellent”
Reviewed November 24, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Istana Cove is awesome because Shirley and Douglas made our stay pleasant as follows 1) "starter pack" of bread, milk, rice etc, 2) quality of the house including safety features like fire blanket in the kitchen, 3) comfortable beds with electric blankets! 4) amenities in the house like the playroom, karaoke set, TV room, toys, dvds etc. 5) complementary wi-fi and IDD

The location is very convenient to Perth City, Garden City shopping centre nearby, Adventure World nearby, fish & chips and other asian food options nearby, a short drive to Burswood, Fremantle Prison, Aviation Heritage museum and many more!

It was over all an excellent stay as 11 of us and the kids appreciate the house especially the games room, even our local guests found the place well done up and were well entertained by games room. The owners were very warm and even got my bro-in-law a birthday cake!

Some small improvements perhaps are firmer pillows and thicker curtains for summer as sun rises at 5am and kids / oldies will be awake.

Overall, we will definitely stay at Alfred Cove whenever we return to Perth for leisure or business!

Thank you Shirey and Douglas!

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Liked best: The amenities in the house
Liked least: Pillows but to each his/her own
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Dec 3, 2015
Dear Camillus

To receive such compliments from someone who has visited Perth umpteen times, is indeed humbling. We are privileged to have accommodated you and your family when you have the choice to stay with relatives but had chosen Istana Alfred Cove instead.

Thank you too for your cordial invite to join in your family's BBQ where your relatives in Perth came to visit. It's been a pleasure chatting with them. Not many properties allow visitors but we beg to differ as we have always liked our guests' friends & family in Perth to spend quality bonding time together as well as enjoy the amenities and facilities that Istana Alfred Cove offers.

While vacationing, we are glad you managed to catch up on urgent business matters by using our free unlimited IDD call facility. Wouldn't want you to miss out on a business opportunity!

Thank you for your feedback on improvements. Will certainly keep them in mind. On the positives, an earlier rise and shine means a longer day to play - plenty to see and do in summer! :)

Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to your return visit in the near future.

Kind regards

Shirley and Douglas
Owner/Manager
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CheeChing...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
“Excellent Stay for a Large Group”
Reviewed October 4, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Upon arrival at the Istana, my entire family were awed by the entire place. The place was very clean and the facilities were pretty awesome. Everyone in the group (and there were some older folks with pretty high expectations) were really pleased with the place. The location is fantastic, given the easy access to the highways. Shirley even treated us to her homemade beancurd jelly one night! We really felt at home with the place and wished we could stay longer. I have two very young toddlers travelling with me, and Shirley even prepared complimentary strollers and toys for us. It was literally a home away from home.

Thank you Shirley for having us at your place. Your place made the entire trip even more enjoyable as we have a home to look forward to after a tiring day of travelling. We hope to visit Perth (when the kids are older) and stay at your place again.

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Liked best: Kitchen ammenities, Games Room, Free Wifi
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Oct 11, 2015
Thank you so much for your compliments. We try our best to make sure our valued guests are comfortably settled in the property so that they only need to concentrate on the fun part - enjoying the sights and sounds of Perth! We are very happy to hear that Istana Alfred Cove has made your trip even more complete.


Thank you again for choosing to stay at Istana Alfred Cove and we look forward to welcoming you & your family back very soon.

Shirley and Douglas
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Grace H
Singapore, Singapore
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best accommodation I stayed thus far”
Reviewed September 18, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We were totally in love with the apartment. It is spacious with fantastic facilities! Because we missed Asian food so much, we even had 2 nights of steamboat and 1 night of BBQ, right there in Perth! There were 13 of us including 5 young children and whatever we need, it can be found in Shirley's apartment. Where location is concerned, it is near to a number of shopping areas/malls and within a short drive away. Totally awesome experience we had. Shirley is superb and hosted us very warmly so I would strongly recommend for families with young kids/old folks to stay in this apartment.

Thank you Shirley for the hospitality and I hope to visit Perth again. Your warmth made our trip in Perth an awesome one!

Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 19, 2015
Thank you too Grace! It has been a delight too knowing that you and your family made full use of the available facilities and the amenities provided. It is always satisfying that our valued guests feel so at home at Istana Alfred Cove. Nothing like being able to have home-cooked meals even on holidays, especially when there are young ones in the group.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to your next visit in the near future.

Kind regards

Shirley and Douglas
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