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We had one of the lovliest stay-over at the cottage. Beside the lodging is a farm that is run by the owners. They also breed competition horses.
This provided the children with the opportunity to feed the animals in the morning. There were lambs, sheeps, goats, one cow, and chickens. There were at least 2-3 eggs that the children will pick, and that would be our breakfast for the morning.
I did all my ground checks - internet, google street - anything that could give me an idea of how our lodging will look like. Ok, I can see that it's a farm, and yes, it has been decorated to reflect the true Australian architecture. Since it's a farm stay, the land area that's opened to you is tremendous. You can also breathe in the unadulterated fresh airwhilst at dusk, marvel at the twinkling stars.
No words nor pictures could describe the experience of just stepping into the cottage. Lovely cushioned seats, polished wooden floor with a nice brown carpet over it. The rooms looked cushy and the beds are come with electric blankets.
It would have been better if all rooms had heater though.
The cottage comes with a full kitchen, dining area and washing area. The issue that we had was that there was only one toilet with the shower attached. We Singaporeans are so pampered as our homes usually comes with two toilets. Anyhow, humans are always adaptable to the conditions that are thrown to us.
We stayed for a week in July, having chosen this as the best hotel in Freo. Our room was very unclean but even though we reported this a few times it was days before we were offered a clean one. The new one was very gloomy and horribly decorated. The whole hotel has a gloom about it very 'grey'. It's position is great near the ocean and the rest of the city. We never ate there at all, the evening buffet looked as if it had been there for ages. The breakfast was v. expensive so we had ours in the cafe just a little way down the road, very good coffee and food.
I would not recommend this hotel to anyone there are too many things wrong but with a little TLC it could be great. The staff were mainly helpful but obviously the cleaners do not do their job and it is not checked often enough.
Short walk to the centre of Freo. Good view from the front of the ocean.
A rare find - very friendly staff, all amenities, close to everything and very affordable too.
Murray Street Lodge Hotel (formally Murray Street Lodge) is easy to reach from Perth Airport as it is very close to the freeway and therefore no problems in trying to find.
The rooms are generous and have a king sized bed (actually 2 singles "bolted together") and a single bed. Also a couch, a reading/writing desk and chair, open clothes hanging area, small fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Perhaps the only down side is small bathrooms.
Public area includes 2 guest use computers and a general purpose breakfast/bar/restaurant area. Breakfast is included in the terrif and is self serve and consists of fruit juice, choice of cereals, 3 types of bread for toasting and selection of jams/vegemite, then coffee or tea. There's a small swimming pool and a beer garden. The free CAT bus stops at the door and is every 10 minutes Monday to Friday. A block away in Hay Street is a choice of small supermarkets and a few cafes/restaurants - warning, many are closed at the weekends/public holidays. Free car parking for guest cars is an added bonus and there is a large fuel station next door.
The Hotel is close (almost walking distance) to the famous Subiaco Oval and the bars and nightlife of Subiaco.
Price is a very reasonable $A135 per night for 2 people and there is a discount for seniors, but card holders must advise when booking and/or checking in.
All up a great place to stay and the price is the real clincher
Sunflower farm have everything that kid thrill for. We have stay in East unit which can accomadate up to 7 ppls.
The unit is clean but not very newand it is quite dark inside the house. The kitchen and the entrance is facing the farm which can see sheep.
There is pony ride, tractor ride, animal feeding, egg collection at certain timing. We had briefing by Diana, the owner once we checked in. A file will be given for reference on newby attraction and the farm activities.
No bathgel & shampoo & toothbrush. There is a washing machine in front of east unit but washing powder have to self prepare.
Free DVD rental is provided. YOu may go shopping in the supermarket in Margaret River (open on 730am and 8am till night) and having BBQ in front of the unit. Alternatively, you may choose to cook your dinner. microwave oven & other fulll cooking facilities are provided.
We paid A$186 for 3 pax during aussie holidays. Their website quoted $99 for two pax for non-peak hour.
The tractor ride is a must. It is when you can mix with other family and the owner to talk about life or everything under the sky..
The chalet is a 20 star compare to Criterion hotel. The 2 bedroom chalet is huge and spacious and very very clean. The chalet faces a manmade lake.
In terms of farm activity, it is severely lacking. Kids only get to feed horses and sheeps,pluck sour oranges and see the winery, thats all.
Food was not so good..The owner was nice enough to take us to Bindoon town as there was nothing to do in the farm, not that there was anything to do in the town, it was a nice drive though, just to fill up the time.
It was awesome to see so many stars at night. Coming from Singapore where its so difficult to see stars, we were really starstruck,could have stayed out all night to watch the stars except it was so so cold..
"Location, location, location!" goes the mantra. Upon arrival at the Esplanade hotel in Fremantle, this certainly seems to be the case. It is a beautiful looking hotel within walking distance of all the important tourist bits (Freo market, foreshore, cafe/restaurant strip).
Upon entering our Superior room, my wife and I were impressed by the very large and comfortable bed, the nice bathroom and the balcony overlooking the Fremantle foreshore. Unfortunately, that is all that was good about this place.
The first major rip-off of our stay was the lack of free parking for guests. With no other place to park we were slugged $25 per day for valet parking. This and the unreasonable $30 per day internet charge seem a bit steep for an alleged 4 star hotel.
The biggest issue we faced was the complete lack of sound proofing in the rooms. This was amply demonstrated on the Friday night when we could here every single drunk person who happened to walk down the street (and there were a lot!). Come on guys, sound proof the windows!! At least this was better than the other people who we travelled with who awoke to a fight between two men at 3am.
The next night was even worse. There was a wedding reception in the hotel and we just happened to have the room next to it! If having the loud music stop you trying to get to sleep was bad, having the drunken guests congregate a few feet outside your door and talking was worse. To add insult to injury, having the night staff clean the reception room with vacuums and shouting at 2 am was the icing on the cake. This level of noise is unbecoming a hotel that claims to be a 4 star hotel, particularly when we did not even have the cheapest possible room but the next level up!!
The final straw was our last night when my wife and I got stuck in the elevator. After pressing the emergency contact button and getting a recorded message "...your call has been noted" I finally forced open the doors and we climbed out. When I reported this to the duty staff, their indifference was strangely infuriating.
In summary, if you are travelling to Fremantle and want to be located near all the good bits, do not mind having no sleep and do not have a car or laptop, then this might be the place for you! Otherwise please do yourself a favour and find somewhere else. We will be doing that the next time we are in Fremantle!!
Nicely decorated backpacker hostal with the usual facilities; laundry, cooking stoves, microwave oven and a huge dining area with a huge fridge for guests (be sure to label your items). The dorm I stayed in was messy (due to the habits of the other occupants, but then again, it's a dormitory after all) and the door could do with a bit of oil. Doesn't have a dedicated 24-hour check-in/out, so some arrangement would need to be made in advance.
The front of the hostal serves as a mini-pub of sorts. Gets really noisy on weekend nights, but thankfully the door seals out most of the noise to make sleep possible, except for the lightest of sleepers.
We had a fantastic time because the room and service was excellent. We enjoyed lazing by the pool and Fremantle has so much to see and do. It was also nice just being able to wander back to a nice hotel after enjoying a meal at one of the many nice restaurants available in Freo
Cervantes Lodge is one of the few accommodations to stay close to the Nambung National Park with the famous Pinnacles Desert. And located about 270 north of Perth we decided to stay for one night to visit the Pinnacles. Cervantes is just 20 km’s from the desert.
The Lodge is very suitable for backpackers (and those travelling on a budget) with basic dorms and rooms. We had one of the few rooms with private ensuites; not too fancy but anyway.
Upon arrival we had to pay for the room to a rather unfriendly person in the reception and heard it was not possible to have breakfast, because the restaurant was closed (January 2007: still closed) and we had to buy some food for our breakfast next day in a local supermarket.
Although we stayed more often in hostels, this was not or type of accommodation.
Suitable for backpackers and those travelling on a budget.
Meant for us: somewhat unsatisfied.
I went backpacking with my mum, sister and her husband up the West coast from Perth to Broome. We bought a lonely planet WA before we went and used that for our reference for backpackers. Everyone we stayed in was excellent so I would recomend getting the lonely planet WA and all thats left to do is grab your bag and explore this excellent part of Australia!
This hostel is very nicely situated about a 5 minutes walk from the train station and 10 minutes from Northbridge (centre of nightlife) and the Swan River.
There are two kitchens, a game room with tv, ping pong, pool table and book exchange, internet acces parking, laundry and a backyard with BBQ.
I love this place because it makes me feel like a local! Not to mention that it is such a modern and spanking clean place with a great view from the balcony. This apartment comes with a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, 2 bedrooms with cabinets/heaters/hairdryer/iron, a living room, a dining room and a balcony.
A homey and comfortable stay, definitely a home away from home for me and my friends who stayed there for a week in June. This place is highly recommended. See website: www.riverclose.com
This place is giving such great value for the price they charge. Highly recommended to all independent travellers to Perth, especially those who want to avoid the tourist treatment.
Great view of the river from our balcony, it's in a realtively central location for people who go for car rentals. Only 5 mins drive from the city. There is a bus that takes you to the city as well, where the central train station is located. Bus takes longer - about 20 mins, including waiting time. Free local calls from apartment phone. Check in and check out times are flexible as the apartments are run by a friendly young Australian couple.
The Broadwater Resort Apartments are just up the road from the Hotel side of the complex. The apartments offer accommodation which is suited either for singles, couples or families and large groups. There is plenty to occupy children and adults including a sauna, spa, tennis court, heated indoor/outdoor pool and there are also lots of facilities nearby which include a golf course, cycle and jogging paths.
Configuration of the apartments are : 2 Bdrm Apartment - Sleeps 2-4 people, 1 Bdrm with Loft Apartment - Sleeps 2-4 people, 1 Bdrm Apartment - Sleeps 1-2 people, 3 Bdrm Loft Apartment - Sleeps 2-8 people, 2 Bdrm Loft Apartment - Sleeps 2-6 people, 3 Bdrm Apartment - Sleeps 2-6 people. The resort is right next to the Kwinana Freeway and just minutes from the city. Public transport is just a few doors away and shops and a cinema is close by.
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