Caroline Clements

The Alex Hotel


by: Caroline Clements

  • Why

    Work trip to explore the markets.

  • When

    Two days in September.

  • Who

    Me and a colleague.

Highs + Lows

  • Great location, right in the thick of Northbridge arts precinct near great cafes, bars and Chinatown restaurants. And a short walk from the city.

  • Breakfast is included.

  • Great spot to meet people if away for business or pleasure.

  • Rooms are very minimal, almost bare.

  • No gym or pool.

: 43/50
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  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

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  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

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Important Bits

  • Type

    A boutique hotel for inquisitive travelers.

  • Vibe

    Casual, minimal elegance for the modern traveller.

  • Location

    Very centrally located in the burgeoning inner-city, Northbridge.

  • Rooms


  • Music

    Tracy Chapman and John Coltrane.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Space Agency architects with bespoke furnishings by Arent & Pyke.

  • Pool/Gym


  • Restaurant

    No restaurant in the hotel, but a restaurant (Shadow Wine Bar) by the same people as the hotel just around the corner.

  • Bar

    Not really, but there is a bar fridge in the breakfast/lounge mezzanine, a rooftop where you can enjoy a sunset drink, and said Shadow Wine Bar around the corner.

  • Minibar

    Yes, a simple offering of the basics.

  • Wifi

    Yes, free.

  • Children

    None to be seen but there are ‘Family Rooms,’ so they definitely cater to children.

  • Price

    Affordable and well priced for a hotel in Perth.

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