To be clear - Rottnest Island is not about accommodation. It's about those adorable little quokkas, so I could have stayed in a cardboard box and been happy about it. The location was great, everything is walk-able or bike-able. The food and drink at the restaurant were great, the beach is lovely as are the views. The room was large and the bed comfortable but it's not luxury. BUT I woke up one night and there was a bug in my room (not a big deal, we are in an Australian wildlife destination after all) and I opened the door to try to shoo it out and there were several sweet quokkas in the courtyard and it was a magical moment. I sat out there and watched them for a long bit. That made my choice of hotel/room absolutely perfect to me. But again, don't expect lux. Also…
Super touristy spot BUT you can see why. ituated right on the sands of Rottnest island, the beer selection is plentiful and the food is tasty. It was extremely busy when we went so the food took a while but we were pre-warned so we were not phased. If you can get a table near the water its a game changer. Thongs and swimsuit attire, casual dining at its best!
Tried the cuisine at the Hotel Rottnest recently - top notch. It was midweek but the service was friendly and the kitchen delivered promptly. We had a massive bowl of cidered mussels accompanied by a fresh garden salad and lightly toasted Turkish bread.
The hotel is conveniently located just a stone throw away from the ferry stop, provided you throw it really hard and it bounces a few times. The attached restaurant serves tasty food and would be a great place to rest your legs after a ball-busting cycle round the island. I liked the quiet serenity of the place after sundown as it was frightfully cold in November and there wasn't much to do after dark. Thankfully, the rooms were suitably warm and the toilet stocked all the right soaps. We stayed in the courtyard room and occasionally one or two quokkas would be hopping around for a photo opportunity.
After many years of wanting to visit we finally made up our minds and headed to Rotto for a short stay. We decided to stay at the Hotel Rottnest and it turned out to be a great decision. Apart from the fantastic location right on the beach at Thompson’s Bay the rooms were great. Clean and functional with the most comfortable bed I’ve stayed in for years. Our room was a good size with a queen size bed and great amenities. The hotel itself served great meals and ice cold beers and the staff were happy and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and can’t wait to return to the hotel in the future.