We were very impressed with all our interactions with the staff at Medina apartments in Barrack Street. All the staff who we met were very helpful, friendly and approachable. So, as someone who appreciates these things, this aspect of our stay is very important to us, and we were highly satisfied in this regard including front of house, service staff, and with assistance over the phone. I hope that they are able to maintain this standard of service.
We loved these apartments which are very clean and well maintained. They contain the right mix of useful functions, homely and comfortable features, and with clean simplicity that made us wish we lived there all the time. We made great use of the washing and drying machines.
You get a fully equipped kitchen, and a comfortable spacious lounge which you don't normally get in a hotel room. There was milk provided for us in the fridge. We didn't use the storage space in the bedrooms, this was a bit narrow for the average suitcase. You can open your windows, and access the balcony, which is sometimes not available in hotels.
There are three 5 minute car spaces out the front of the apartments which we used with our hire car when we arrived. We didn't use the parking ($22/night), instead returning the car to enjoy the rest of our holiday on foot or via public transport (free buses available in the city).
We walked to the Woolworths supermarket which is usually open till 7pm, and has long queues (learn to spot which lines move the fastest!) - in Murray Street Mall. We visited the souvenir shop opposite ($2 keyrings $3 snowdomes!). The Lebanese food directly opposite was absolutely beautiful and healthy - ($9/meal). Directly next door to Medina is an internet cafe ($1/15 minutes) and diving shop, printing not working. Note the glamorous monosyllabic girls at the counter. A couple of doors up from there is reasonable Chinese/Malaysian style food (fried rice was good).
We had two visits: room 50 on 6th floor with a view from the balcony along Barrack Street including the major skyscrapers, town hall, Swan River glimpse and full view of the Swan Bells. Room 90 on 8th floor with a view of the train tracks and Perth Museum, and strong smell from the Japanese restaurant below when you go on the balcony.
Room 90 is an executive suite with an additional bathroom, and more space in the bedrooms, and centrally controlled air conditioning for all the rooms. In room 50 there is a single air-conditioner in the lounge which has to serve all the rooms.
The corridors seem overly warm, and the rooms can also get very warm in comparison with outside.
The outdoor heated pool was great, although there are a couple of minor improvements that I would suggest - the lights don't come on in the evening, the spa doesn't operate, there is dirt around the pool tiles at the water level, and the water heater intakes are very sharp and should have a guard on them.
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- Also Known As:
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- Medina Executive Barrack Plaza Perth