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Fothergills of Fremantle
Ranked #5 of 21 Fremantle B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

We arrived after a cruise around the "top end" of Australia for a five day stay and couldn't have been happier. The entire facility is super clean, wonderfully decorated with very tasteful and unusual art, and all around charming. The breakfast in a beautiful solarium offered a cooked breakfast in addition to the usual breads, cereals, juices, and fruits. Anything that anyone could possibly want.

The location is very good as there are 2 CAT bus stops (free bus) within about 2 blocks. The CAT buses have 2 routes within the city. You can transfer from one to the other at many different places. No need for a car or taxi. Very easy to get to the train to go to Perth if desired. Or to go to Rottnest Island.

We were sorry to leave and wished we had more time.

Room Tip: We asked what room would be best for us. They gave us 2 choices. The one we chose had a balcony--w...
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

We stayed two nights in the Hodldsworth Room in preparation for our cruise leaving from Perth.
The room was certainly nice although the ensuite was very small, tucked into the corner of the room. The room also had a double bed, desk, chair, refrigerator and tea service. Certainly adequate for the two of us.
We had been somewhat concerned about street noise since the location is on a fairly busy street in Fremantle however we never noticed any street noise on our stay.
Breakfast was exceptional with a variety of cold items including cereals, fruit, yoghurt, toast, muffins and a hot breakfast with eggs, bacon, mushrooms and tomatoes along with tea and coffee. The breakfast room was very light and roomy and allowed us to enjoy breakfast and extended coffee and discussions with other guests.
The location is near the old prison (which is now a tourist attractoin) and the war memorial but a bit of a walk to the Fremantle waterfront.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Stayed 3 nights at Fothergills of Fremantle at the end of our 3 week tour of WA. Booked the O'Connor Room which was spacious and nicely furnished, although the ensuite was tiny but functional. Kettle with tea and coffee etc and fridge, although not sure how long the jug of milk had been in the fridge as by our second morning, the milk curdled in our morning cuppa!

Breakfasts were good and plentiful, served in a pleasant conservatory. However, the same cakes/muffins appeared on the table 3 mornings in a row, so again not sure how fresh these were.

The B&B is on a very busy road and therefore sitting on the terrace outside was always noisy. The view from the terrace was not all that impressive as it overlooks the industrial port! but we did see some lovely sunsets from there. The B&B is quite well located, only being a 10 minute walk from town, although the last 100 yards or so is uphill and if you didn't want to walk, the free red CAT bus runs from just down the road. The staff were pleasant and helpful.

We booked the airport shuttle on our day of departure as detailed in the information book in our room (although the telephone number was incorrectly listed) and were subsequently advised by the manageress not to book the shuttle as they were inclined to be unreliable and not turn up. We were therefore a little surprised (and relieved!) when the shuttle turned up exactly as scheduled. When we talked to the driver about their apparent unreliability, we were told that the company had changed hands 2 years ago and that they pride themselves on providing an excellent efficient service with good communication and we can only agree that this what we experienced. We would therefore recommend the shuttle and the correct telephone number for them is: 9457 7150. The shuttle is also quite a bit cheaper than a taxi.

Would we stay again? Probably not, as we feel it is not the luxury accommodation as advertised, lacking attention to detail and we therefore feel it is a little overpriced.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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FothergillsFremantle, Owner at Fothergills of Fremantle, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2012

Thank you for writing. I am disappointed about your curdled milk and perplexed as fresh milk is put in each room every day! Nevertheless I hope you were able to enjoy the complimentary soft drinks and snacks that were provided in your room.
I am sorry you feel the room was not good value: our prices are much the same as other accommodation in Fremantle even though we are almost the only one to include a full cooked breakfast (except for Wotif bookings).
We do try and make sure we offer more than others - and we try to make sure that overseas visitors return home with tangible memories of their stay such as a complimentary Australian photo calendar or a complimentary guide book of Fremantle. Add to this the art and sculpture collection here at Fothergills and we do believe we have something special for guests :)

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Reviewed 13 February 2012

The other reviews say it all. Lovely place just a short walk from the free CAT bus into town. Brilliant cooked breakfasts. David and kwi were great hosts, though there was another lady who was quite unwelcoming.

Some issues - Water pressure wasn't too good. Not exactly cheap given the high aussie dollar.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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FothergillsFremantle, Owner at Fothergills of Fremantle, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2012

Hi! Thank you for your kind remarks and your appreciation of our cooked breakfasts... I share your concern about the prices which for years have been exceptional value for overseas visitors. However the strengthening of the Aussi dollar has, as you say, made us a little more costly for overseas guests - especially those from UK and USA. Maybe by the time you come again the pendulum will have swung the other way!

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Reviewed 12 February 2012

Our children paid for us to stay in the English suite at Fothergills of Freemantle as a ruby wedding anniversary present. It could not have been a better choice. Having just received our citizenship in Australia it was great to stay in this particular room! The room was so 'English'. Miles away from modern bland hotel rooms but very comfortable, clean and obviously planned with love. We hope people will support this hotel...its different and well worth a visit.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 18 - 22 Ord St, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
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Region: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Fremantle
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Fremantle
Price Range: $155 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fothergills of Fremantle 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Award winning heritage 19C houses with spacious rooms all comfortably furnished and decorated with paintings and sculpture. Feast on our generous cooked and continental breakfast at modest cost. Watch the sunset over the ocean from our verandas. Enjoy the outdoor art in our peaceful flower-filled courtyards. A short walk from the centre of town, trains, ferries and attractions. ... more   less 
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