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Mountway Holiday Apartments
Ranked #55 of 66 Hotels in Perth
Reviewed May 2, 2008

Very disappointed with this accommodation and could not stay there for more than two days. We actually found an internet cafe the first day we were there and booked another hotel for the last 5 days of our stay. Old, dirty, noisy, what can I say. We saw about 7 to 8 people staying in one room when we walked past their open door. Set up for backpackers, 1 double bed, 2 singles and a pull out sofa bed, nothing like we thought. I am not a snob, but this place was really old and badly maintained. Close to the city, I will give them that, but built over an eight lane highway. Could not get a wink of sleep. The balcony, as it was advertised, was closed in with filthy glass windows overlooking the highway, not good. We are hoping to get some money back from Discover West as this place was advertised deceivingly on their website. We unfortunately paid over the net before we travelled so we were up for double going into another hotel. Very upset and should not be marketed as 5 star location for business travellers.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled as a couple
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John-Bergin, General Manager at Mountway Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2008

Thank you for your comments.
The internet cafe you are referring to is at reception next to the shop (wireless internet is available in all apartments). The maximum is 5 persons in the family apartment. But the swimming team may have congregated in one room giving the impression of lots of people in one apartment. Mountway is not set up for 'backpackers' but like large/mid sized properties we do not discriminate against 'backpackers' There are no dormatories at Mountway no free coffee no communal kitchen or bathrooms. Each apartment has its own private kitchen and bathroom. Odd that March and April had a 95% occupancy level if people couldnt sleep due to the freeway. To say that Discover West Holidays are not portraying Mountway correctly...take a look it says Budget Accommodation 2 Star. I think that some of the negative comments have improved our occupancy as people just cant believe its that bad..
I will forward this comment to the writer and hope they realise that they are way off the mark

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Reviewed April 29, 2008

I was in Perth as part of Master Swim Team from Costa Rica. Our group booked some 10 rooms or so with the Hotel. My experience was throughly positive. I felt the rooms were large enough, the beds were comfortable, the kitchen and apartment well equipped. I also felt the customer service given by the staff was excellent. They were always curtious and well informed.

The Hotel is well located, close to public transport and downtown Perth. Our room overlooked the highway below but the noise was never too much.

I did not hear from the other team members.

I would highly recommend this Hotel especially if you want to do your own cooking and save some in this expensive city.

  • Stayed: April 2008
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Reviewed April 22, 2008

We booked an apartment for 4 at the Mountway, on arrival we found the room was a bit cramped, so we asked for another room, even though the place was very busy, the management was very obliging and found a room for us, to our immense relief. Relatives of ours stayed on the 4th floor - they had a million dollar view!! The location of the Mountway is excellent, within walking distance to central Perth. Just round the corner is a free bus service, close to a supermarket and a well appointed kitchen - microwave, decent sized fridge and plenty of crockery, it was very clean and best of all the shower was excellent!! The windows over the freeway are double glazed so the noise did not bother us. If you are on a budget and you want good, clean accommodation close to everything go for the Mountway.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 19, 2008

No air conditioning, fans not working properly, opened window to have freeway hurtling past window, old shabby room, no service. staff not supprised we checked out early, no enquiry as to why we were leaving. oh my god, do your self a favor dont book here.

Stayed: February 2008
2  Thank touraust
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John-Bergin, General Manager at Mountway Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2008

There is currently no air-conditioning at Mountway and in the hot months the tariffs charged are appropriate.
We are not surprised that people leave early during a heat-wave after we recommend the neighboring hotel with air conditioning. Do yourself a favour and check your budget and book appropriately.

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Reviewed March 17, 2008

yes it is noisy, old and basic, BUT... i found it to be great value for money, given the fantastic location, walking distance to Kings Park, the Convention Center and CBD, well equipped kitchen allows for total self catering, complementary tea/coffee, Wireless Internet Access, bathtub, comfortable beds.
table and chairs are located in the 'sun room' which is like an enclosed balcony, very tight quarters and the windows desperately need a clean.
the apartments are old and some things need fixing, like leaking taps ( we cannot afford to waste water), but i found them to be very clean.
if you are after a self catering accommodation that is in a great location you might want to consider this one. as for the noise from the freeway... blue tack in the ears works wonders!

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2008

We found Mountway Apartments nothing like it appeared on the internet. The room was not clean, there was no air conditioning, there was no telephone in the room and you can't open the windows. We found it hotter in the apartment than we did outside in the middle of the Perth Summer. We felt that the management was not very welcoming. Although it is in a good location just next to the city, I wouldn't recommend these holiday apartments.

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Reviewed January 30, 2008

The pictures I saw on the internet were kinda deceiving, it looks so nice in those pics. When we arrived there, I was actually quite dissapointed, it looked a bit crummy. But then, for the price my parents paid, I thought it was comfortable enough. And the location is great, near King's Park!

  • Stayed: December 2004, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Mountway Holiday Apartments

Address: 36 Mount St | West Perth, Perth, Western Australia 6005, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 66 Hotels in Perth
Price Range: $51 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mountway Holiday Apartments 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in picturesque Mount Street between Kings Park and the City, adjacent to the Swan River, sixty-nine studio apartments with elevator to all levels. Each apartment is fully self-contained, with kitchen, private bathroom. Linen, blankets, crockery and cutlery supplied. Digital Television with free FOXTEL. Reverse cycle Air-conditioning. Most apartments have wide city views from balconies. Some spectacular river views are available from several vantage points. Walk to the city and business locations in a few minutes. We are close to restaurants and entertainment, bus-port and free CAT bus. PERTH CONVENTION EXHIBITION CENTRE is a 7 minute walk. For business or leisure, Mountway is the ideal location. Facilities include pantry shopping, wireless internet service, and token operated laundry. The extensive out-door Barbecue area is available 'Free to Guest'. Your hosts John & Sue Bergin welcome you to Perth Western Australia. Mountway is suitable for all travelers who want short to medium term budget 2.5 star self-catering, studio style apartments in West Perth Western Australia. NOTE: Mountway is located in West Perth 6005 but it's only a 1 minute walk to the city. ... more   less 
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