Rendezvous Observation City Hotel

The Esplanade, Scarborough, Western Australia, 6019, Australia
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For those who love the beach.

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 30, 2007

The Rendezvous Hotel is situated at Scarborough Beach overlooking the Indian Ocean. Its approx 15 minutes drive from the CBD and 35 minutes from the airport. Taxi fare from the airport is approx $50.00 AUD.

This hotel is large and imposing, sitting proudly on the oceanfront. Most rooms offer ocean or pool views. The best rooms are on the northern side with ocean and pool view. Our room 1602 is called a luxury sea view room; it faces directly onto the beach with an added side view of the pool. The room is spacious and comfortable with a king size bed, mini bar, TV, bedside tables, two chairs and coffee table. The balcony has a small plastic table and chair set, which is chained to the floor. In the afternoon, the sea breezes are welcoming, although it can get incredibly windy.

The bathroom is adequate with all the necessary toiletries. The pool area is pleasant enough with bar/ pool service and a spa.

The only real gripe we had with this hotel was on arrival they did not have our booking, which we had booked since Dec07 and confirmed twice before arriving. We were holding a conference, and hence needed an allotment of rooms. To our shock and horror, not all rooms we requested were on their reservations. (This had happened to us the previous year). To me this was very unacceptable, and told them so. With a free coupon for a drink whilst they sorted out their mess, we waited for an hour before finally entering our room.

if you want a sea holiday or just want to be near the beach, then this hotel is sufficient. The beach is gorgeous and that alone takes away any grievances.

Lobby and restaurants are pleasing enough, breakfast and lunch being above average. However, the main dining room Savannahs has beautiful coastal views but the menu is very limited. You are better taking a stroll down the road to one of the cafes. The best being Caffe Spiaggia, the owner Michael Pracilio is a fabulous host and the food is sumptuous.

Unique Quality: Overall, we enjoyed our week stay here. This hotel is a five star only because of the facilities on offer, which include business centre, car hire, baby-sitting, air conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, car parking, currency exchange, laundry services, day rooms, steam room, swimming pool, spa, gym, tennis courts, and other amenities. However, I would classify the hotel as a four star as a major overhaul is needed to bring it up to a five Star hotel.

If you love the beach, and its summer time, I would still choose this hotel with all its faults, than a hotel in the city. The other alternative is the Seashell Apartments, which are also on the waterfront and have excellent views.

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Luxury, Romantic and Awesome Beach Views!!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 27, 2006

Want to break up your Perth holiday with a day or two right on the beach?
Do you want luxury? Do you want a romantic get away? Do you want to see awesome sunset views?....
Then Rendezvous Observation City right on the beach at Scarborough is the place to go!!
To find out more....just click the link below.

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Experience Perth by the Beach!!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 27, 2006

If you have visited my Perth pages and have been directed here, then perhaps you are looking for some luxury, romantic accommodation with views to kill for?....

Look no further than Rendezvous Observation City right on the beach at Scarborough. With awesome views over the Indian Ocean, easy transport to Perth city and lovely restaurants and night clubs within staggering distance.....what more can you ask for?... :o)

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Luxury On The Beach

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 5, 2005

We had a very romantic 2 day stay in luxury at Observation City. A deluxe Plaza Club Spa Room on the top floor with sweeping ocean views was a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the magnificent perth coast. Included in our value for money package was a fully cooked breakfast in the Pines Bistro on both mornings. Drinks in the Plaza Club Lounge from 5.30 - 7.00pm both nights with yummy canapes.

Unique Quality: The pool area was very nice. Pity the weather wasn't a bit warmer and the water fall feature was out of action. The view from our room was awesome.

Directions: Head north out of the city on the Mitchell Freeway, exit at Powis Street then onto Scarborough Beach Road....takes you straight to the hotel.

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Rendezvous Hotel

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 11, 2005

15 Minutes from Perth, at Scarborough beach, is the Rendezvous Hotel Observation City Perth. Built in 1986, and thought by many as a 17 story eye soar to Scorboroughs coast line, the hotel is pretty much of a landmark now.

With 333 rooms, 3 restaurants, 4 bars, spa, shops, and located on the door step of Scarborough beach, the Rendezvous Hotel is the focal point of the city of Scarborough.

Scarborough beach is known for its surfing, and long white sand beaches. At night, the hotels lower floors are packed with people going in an out of the many clubs and restaurants.

Being a 5 Star restort, and the only 5 star resort within Perth, you can expect first class service and luxary from the staff of the Rendezvous. The only draw back to the hotel is its location away from the city. Without a car, you are forced to catch either taxis or the hotel shuttle.

Not my first choice of places to stay within Perth, but not a bad choice either.

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Rendezvous Hotel Observation City

by written on January 30, 2005

An ideal location and Perth’s only five star hotel beachside resort hotel. They have 327 deluxe rooms and 6 suites, most have a balcony with ocean views. There are 3 restaurants and 4 bars as well as a health club, swimming pool and tennis court. Rooms have an iron and ironing boards, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, radio, toaster, voice mail and pay-per-view movies..

The Rendezvous is around 15 mins (12km) from downtown Perth. 25km from the airport.

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Lovely View

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 3, 2004

I have stayed here twice and it is indeed a 5 star hotel. The service it exceptional, with the reception staff being polite and always smiling.
The standard rooms are not quite as nice as you would expect from a 5 star hotel but the view from your balcony certainly makes up for that.
I recommend that you specifically ask for a room with a view.
If you have a bit of money to splurge I suggest that you stay in a newly refurbished room on the higher floors of the hotel as these are beautiful.
We did have the buffet breakfast at the hotel once, though for the price i would consider taking a walk down to one of the cafe's that is open on the strip and have breakfast down there.

Unique Quality: The pool and pool bar are wonderful. The pool is heated all year round as is the spa so you might want to stay in it for hours.
It's great for kids too which is a plus for parents.

Directions: Entrance off West Coast HWY

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Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 23, 2004

This is a 5 star, 25 story hotel about 10 minutes outside of the city. Most rooms have an ocean view with a balcony so you can sit back and watch the sunset - and Perth is the perfect spot for this. The sun sinks right over the ocean there!

The hotel is right on Scarbourgh Beach, which is one of the nicest beaches in the area, and still be minutes outside of the city. There is every type of water sport you can imagine - kayaking, surfing, etc.

The hotel is like a small city in itself. Every time of shop or service you can imagine is there. You don't even really need to leave. Kick back and relax!

Unique Quality: The hotel has great nightlife. it has amazing bars, a huge disco, live bands, gaming and lounge areas, etc. The lounge bar is fairly quiet - and is a nice break from the multi-level disco.

The pools are absolutely gorgeous and nestled in beatifully landscaped gardens.

They have a fitness center, a spa,

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If you want accommodation on the beach...

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 1, 2004

This hotel isn't as great as when it first opened, but they have recently refurbished the rooms, and if you are after high class accommodation on the beach in Perth, this is your best option. It's clean, and the views are UNBELIEVABLE if you get the right room...

Directions: Follow Scarborough Beach Road until you hit the beach - it's the only high rise around so you can't miss it.

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Simply Amazing

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 29, 2003

I stayed here for 2 weeks a few years ago and I had an amazing time. The staff were very friendly and the longer you stayed at the hotel, the more they got to know you and the more effort they gave in their service and friendship. I didn't have one bad thing to say of my extended stay.

The location is great, right on the never-ending sands of Scarborough Beach. All the rooms, which were renovated in 1998, have balconies with ocean views.

If you shop around you can pick up some great packkages. the pool is great, and there's also a pool side bar and jacuzzi set in the rocks. The tennis courts are great and are a very short walk from the front of the hotel.

Among the entertainment venues is a British-style pub popular with locals, a live music lounge, and a dance club

Unique Quality: 3 restaurants; 3 bars; heated outdoor swimming pool; children's pool; 2 outdoor day/night tennis courts; health club; Jacuzzi; sauna; limited water-sports-equipment rentals; bike rental; childcare center; concierge; tour desk; business center (Mon-Fri); shopping arcade; salon; 24-hr. room service; in-room massage; babysitting; self-service laundry; same-day laundry/dry cleaning; executive-level rooms.

A daily courtesy shuttle operates between the hotel, Perth city, Burswood Casino, Fremantle, and a local mall.

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Address: The Esplanade, Scarborough, Western Australia, 6019, Australia

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  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge

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