I had to work in Perth for a few days and sought something close to where I worked, but close enough to the city for my wife to shop or go to Kings Park.
I used to stay at the Duxton or the Chifley, but that was a few years ago. Perth accommodation at present (September 2012) is over 80% occupancy - meaning prices are high regardless - and some places have trebled or quadrupled their rates for the same sort of accommodation in in other cities.
Sullivans seemed a happy medium - not too astronomical in price for our stay (4 nights) - and close to most things.
The staff were very welcoming and helpful on arrival. Things were pointed out, nothing seemed to much trouble, we had free WiFi, and the room, although compact, was comfortable and very clean. Our bathroom light blew on the first night, and was changed within 5 minutes by Marissa (who had to manage the desk as well).
The location is very good - the free Blue CAT bus has a stop right outside the hotel and runs frequently - though less so on weekends. Kings Park is behind the hotel - admittedly a climb up some frighteningly long stairs. If taxis are your choice Sullivans do have a free phone to call one (but I'm not too pleased with the taxis, as we had trouble getting one more often than not. Hmmmm)
Food choices are very good. The continental breakfast is excellent. Good quality cereal, fruit (fresh & stewed), juices, cold meats & cheese, scones, jams, toast, coffee, teas (big selection). A nice view. For $15 its much better value than most places. We had dinner in a couple of times too - the choice was quite good, food good, and the prices not over the top.
The room we had was fine. A little small, but clean & functional. The air conditioner could do with an update - a little noisy. Road noise is a problem as you are on Mounts Bay Road with everyone going in/out of the city at peak hour. Close your window (thats rare), put in some ear plugs and its fine.
Sullivans makes up for the Perth price premium with excellent service and attention to detail.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sullivans Hotel is situated in Perth's premier location, on the edge of the city centre and adjoining the beautiful Kings Park. Within easy walking distance of the City Centre, Swan River, Barrack Street Jetty and Convention Centre we are ideally located for leisure and business travelers. As Perth's leading 3 star hotel and maintained with great pride, you will experience exceptional service, friendly staff and great value for money. ... more less
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