WorldwideCities

Boutique hotels in Perth's Centre

By , April 04, 2018

Five hours from Singapore, Perth is a great weekend getaway for those wanting a change in scenery from the Malay Archipelago. And Perth has plenty of beautiful scenery, from its beaches and parks to its well-designed hotels and cafes.

I just met another person who says Perth is their favourite city in the world. What is it about this remote city, on the opposite side of the country from all the other Australian cities, that makes well-travelled individuals fall so madly in love with it? Maybe it has something to do with all the up-and-coming boutique hotels in Perth’s centre.

Look out for links to my custom Google Maps lists in the “To do around the hotel” sections of each of the five hotels below!

Sage Hotel

Entrance of Sage Hotel

The hotel at a glance

Minutes from the beautiful Kings Park, newly-opened Sage Hotel is arguably the best located hotel in the city. Situated at the border of West Perth and the up-and-coming West Leederville area, Sage Hotel incorporates the cool mix of cafes and bars in its surrounding area into the hotel experience. It’s, without a doubt, the choice hotel for travellers who want an authentic experience of living in the city.

View prices on trivago

To do around the hotel

Follow my list on Google Maps

Start your day right with an explosion of flavours with Sichuan pepper caramel pancakes for breakfast at ATLAS Food + Coffee — the guys behind Perth’s Nutella panna cotta obsession. A mid-morning coffee at favourite neighbourhood cafe Hylin will gain you extra neighbourhood experience points. For lunch, a scrumptious Pizza Margherita from local brewery Nowhereman, washed down with their fruity Oxford St Common larger, is a must — of course Perth has a craft beer scene! End the evening by loosening your belt at Sage’s in-house restaurant Julio’s — also Perth’s favourite contemporary Italian restaurant. Alternatively, a secret neighbourhood must-try is Andly Private Kitchen, where modern interpretations of regional Chinese cuisine bedazzles guests in a magnificent tailored degustation menu (pre-booking necessary).


Como The Treasury

Lobby of Como The Treasury

Grand lobby of Como The Treasury

The hotel at a glance

Housed in an adapted mid 19th century building, Como The Treasury is truly a hotel for travellers looking for an immersive experience of Perth’s historic centre. Located close to Elizabeth Quay, the city hotel with all the luxury amenities any discerning traveller would need is a few minutes’ walk from the Swan River and, as with any location close to the waterfront, there’re plenty of options for dining (scroll below hotel description for restaurant tips).

View prices on trivago

To do around the hotel

Follow my list on Google Maps

Coffee heads should check out neighbourhood cafe Duotone — all-day gourmet breakfast is served till 2pm. With flavours like pistachio and maple pecan, foodies will go wild for the gourmet doughnuts at Mary Street Bakery. Opening at the end of April, the Hibernian Place precinct will host many exciting new restaurants including popular grass-fed beef burger joint, Huxtaburger, and Middle Eastern inspired, rooftop supper club, Hadiqa. Sip your crushed ice cocktails out of gold-rimmed Moroccan tea glasses.


Citadines St Georges Terrace

The hotel at a glance

Located in the heart of the city centre on the city’s main street is Citadines St Georges Terrace. First time visitors will love the convenient amenities this New York-warehouse styled hotel offers including the dining area and kitchen in each apartment. They’ll also, undoubtedly, love its convenient location.

View prices on trivago

To do around the hotel

Follow my list on Google Maps

If you’re going to become a true Perthian, you’re going to have to jump on the bandwagon and accept that obsessing over the latest food fad is a way of life here. On that note, let’s talk about the best Avocado Smash (smashed avos, feta, watercress and truffle oil on sourdough bread) in town which is conveniently located 5 minutes from the hotel, at La Veen Coffee. We haven’t addressed chocolate lovers yet, so for you choco aficionados, get the indulgent degustation menu at Koko Black. And finally, while not exactly around the hotel, for an ambient riverside cafe, and all-day breakkie items like the classic eggs benedict, head down to Toast, and while you’re in East Perth, explore the cool area!


The Nest on Newcastle

The hotel at a glance

It may as well be called the best on Newcastle, because the Nest on Newcastle has everything from cool interiors to an in-house South-American style restaurant complete with tapas.

View prices on trivago

To do around the hotel

Follow my list on Google maps

The smell of food wafting up from the streets will hit you as you gaze out onto the city, trying to orient yourself from your balcony. Why not let your nose guide you. And with delicious homemade pies and monster-sized bruschetta’s with bacon, avocado and curd, the Tuck Shop Cafe has got to be where you start your neighbourhood tour. Something to wash it all down? Well, what did we say about food fads earlier? A takeaway wine store, Wines of While, will open in April and serve natural wine with small plates of slow food.


Alex Hotel

The hotel at a glance

Named “Alex” you already know, from the fact you’re on a first name basis with a hotel you’ve just met, that the hotel experience is going to be a personalised one. “Created by locals and designed to welcome travellers”, the independent, centrally located, boutique hotel has a lot of character that is showcased in the artistic plates of contemporary European food, served at its Shadow Wine Bar & Dining Room, and colourful handcrafted vintage-inspired furniture.

View prices on trivago

To do around the hotel

Follow my list on Google maps

The Northbridge neighbourhood is one of Perth’s best kept secrets when it comes to restaurants — think boho bars housed in heritage buildings and eclectic art galleries. For a dose of both art and the restobar scene, visit Frank AGWA to discover contemporary Australian artists as well as have great aperitivo like a true Perthian.