“ Address: 417 Hay Street / Perth / Western Australia 6000 „
Perth Travelodge, Hay Street
Where is it?
This is a 3 star hotel in the centre of Perth with 123 rooms (some of these are inter connecting for families) within walking distance of the Swan River or the Northridge shopping area with loads of restaurants and clubs. It is on Hay Street .The reception area is small with a couple of tables and some comfortable chairs, it certainly was not luxurious but served the purpose, The staff at the desk were extremely friendly and helpful whenever we asked for advise re transport or things to do etc. The restaurant opened out from this area.
The hotel itself has its own restaurant called 'Armada' with a bar which was partly inside and partly outside with umbrellas. It looked quite nice. Food was on a par with European prices; fish and chips (red snapper) with fresh salad was $19 Aus, Beef rending (Indonesian curry) served ith rice and Achar was $20 Aus. We did not eat in the restaurant at all so I can't say what the food or service was like at either dinner or breakfast. The Armada Bar & Grill is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year for breakfast, lunch and dinner although it also states on the website that lunch is not available at week -ends.
Breakfast was not included in our nightly tariff although looking on their website it seems there was a B&B option. They offer a package of 4 nights for $330 but as we were in a group I guess ours was less.
Other options for food and drink nearby:
There was a small supermarket just a few 100metres from the hotel where you could buy water, drinks and other basics. There were a couple of small cafe type places offering sandwiches and other hot snacks as well as the Grosvenor Pub which was a typically Australia pub with tables and umbrellas outside and large areas with tables inside as well. We were told that the portions were huge and we watched someone enjoying a huge burger and chips but the price was about $20 which was not cheap. We had a beer and a Bundaberg and coke and it came to $16 and my drink was quite small - not as much as half a pint. The atmosphere was quite pleasant though.
Our room had a large double bed and we had two pillows each. The bed was quite comfortable but a little on the hard side. There was quite a bit of space in the room generally and although we did not have a view from our window the whole room was quite light and airy. There was air-conditioning which was very pleasant especially at night.
There was a flat screen TV with some cable channels (sport mainly) and movies were pay per view. 'The Commonwealth Bank one day cricket series' was on at the WACA and that was on most of the time! Firstly South Africa V Australia then New Zealand V Australia matches. My husband is a keen cricket fan so he was thrilled, I was less enthusiastic though.
There was a kettle with tea, coffee, small milks and sugar which was topped up each day. There was also a mini bar with the usual mini bar prices. Room service was available using the menu from the restaurant plus $3 for room service.
There was a coded safe in the wardrobe, hanging space and 5 hangers; there was a unit with two drawers with a shelf over it to put your suitcase on. In the wardrobe was an iron and ironing board and there was also a hairdryer provided in the bathroom.
The bathroom had toilet bath with good shower over it and a basin. Shampoo, soap and conditioners were provided and given daily even though we hadn't used them all and had just left them in the bathroom on the bath.
Not so great:
On the down side there was only one bedside table and reading light so I had to use one of the chairs as a table for my bits and then bring over a standard lamp from across the room to read. Not quite so convenient as I had to get out of bed to turn it off and drag it back out of the way so that I wasn't in danger of tripping over the leads in the middle of the night on a toilet visit. There was also a sharp corner over the 'kitchenette' area which was quite lethal for tall people if they were not concentrating - just head height and sticking out with a sharp corner. My husband was just the right height!!
There was wireless internet in all rooms but it was not free, in fact I paid about $20 for 3 days if I remember correctly.
This was a hotel in an excellent location in the city but it was no frills. No pool or gym or anything else. It provided good quality, clean rooms with friendly and helpful staff. There was a restaurant but it was quite small and we did not eat there so I have not made any comments about staff or food in there.
Thank you for reading and hope this will be helpful to someone visiting Perth This review may be posted on other sites under my name.