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“A nice old hotel right in the heart of Fremantle”

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Federal Boutique Hotel
Ranked #18 of 21 Fremantle B&B and Inns
Perth
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“A nice old hotel right in the heart of Fremantle”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

I stayed in one of the standard rooms with shared facilities. It was the best choice I could find for the price and was an excellent location.

Car parking was a minor hassle but overall this was a very nice place to stay and was very friendly as well.

Room Tip: Pick a room away from the courtyard.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We went to Rosies often for our Friday night out.
The food is basic fare but very tasty and with decent portions.
There is a wide selection of beers and ciders and of course a great pint of Guiness.
On a Friday night there is a great band playing and the tables are cleared away for the dancing.
The band (and especially the girl singer) are great and do a wide range of different music all of which is excellent.
No complaints at all from me about Rosies either for a meal a quiet drink or a big night out.

Room Tip: Never stayed here just used the bar many times.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2013

It's basically as you would expect when staying at a pub - basic but well located. There is no elevator, so you have to haul your bags up to reception on the 1st floor, then potentially up another flight to your room. But once I got up to reception, the person at the counter was very friendly and helpful.

We stayed in an ensuite room where the bathroom was tiny and the room was oddly spacious. Very basic furnishings but a big TV. The internet was wired but at least it was free. It was in a good location, very close to the restaurant strip. Nothing special, nothing horrible.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

The bar area was dirty, there was no atmosphere in the place at all. We were served by the 'manager' he was rude no manners and threw our change on the bar, we have hands!!! The customer service throughout Perth/Fremantle is very high, not here.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We stayed here because our first 2 choices were full. The frontage is really attractive and as a pub it is OK. However the room was very poor and in need of decoration with chipped paint on the skirting board.. The furnishing was basic with no air con and no fridge. It was not ensuite with 2 bathrooms shared by 3 bedrooms. It was very noisy with music from the pub until very late which we had not been warned about on check in. The pub food was OK, no more. The overall impression was of accommodation in general decline.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Leominster, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Visited the pub again after a couple of years gap and everything was as it was before.
A real pub atmosphere and alsmost the same layout as before, giving lots of space for smallish tables throughout the bar and adjoining rooms. Meals are still great value for money, and very good quality. The range of beers and spirits on offer is great too.
Ali in all, a pleasant waqy to spend lunch-time in Freo.

Room Tip: Can't help with that, as we only used the pub!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

I really really wanted to like it, given I spent a lot of time in Rosie O'Grady's pub when I was younger. My friend and I decided to rehash those memories and book a room at Rosie's for New Years Eve. The room itself was ok, bed had seen better days. The shared bathroom was clean and adequate.

Unfortunately the Perth summer has been relentless (or normal??) and the hotel and pub was an absolute furnace. Our standard room had no airconditioning (not sure if other rooms do), only a ceiling fan which circulated the hot air. We had to keep the window open to let what little cool air there was in, but given it was NYE there was lots of noise around well after the pub closed. We were absolutely roasting and at 8am decided to drive home bleary eyed and attempt some much needed sleep.

I don't know if this is a heritage listed building and can't have air con installed, but would be great if they at least looked into individual units. Given we have hot weather so much here, it would be an investment, I couldn't imagine being a traveller and staying here for any extended period during summer. In hindsight I wish I had forked out the extra dosh and spent the night at the Esplanade.

Room Tip: Not one facing the pub courtyard.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Federal Boutique Hotel

Property: Federal Boutique Hotel
Address: Federal Hotel 23 William St, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia (Formerly Rosie O'Grady's)
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Fremantle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #18 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Fremantle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Federal Boutique Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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