The Alex Hotel
by: Caroline Clements
Work trip to explore the markets.
Two days in September.
Me and a colleague.
Nice touches in the mezzanine include details such a designer lighting and a colourful parrot armchair.
Awesome Lekker bikes, available free of charge for all guests to cruise around Perth.
A welcome message chalked up on the entrance. Speaks for the relaxed mode of this casually chic hotel.
Lovely reception staff from above.
The “Small Room” and most basic at The Alex, but all you need! They also have larger rooms, bunk rooms and family options. Rooms are simply dressed with minimal, designer details – from the bed throw to the coat hooks and the free filtered water, bottled in-house.
My favourite Australian beauty products from Sodashi in the bathroom. Made locally in Perth.
The rooftop with expansive views of the city, all the way out to the sea. Head up at dusk and take a drink from the bar downstairs.
Delicious breakfast spread (included in room rate), with locally baked bread and muffins.
Me sipping filter coffee in the breakfast mezzanine. Nice rugs!
Ground floor lobby area with communal table for guests and locals to mingle over coffee by local Perth roaster Mano a Mano.
A record player in the lounge area to listen to good tunes like John Coltrane’s Love Supreme on vinyl. Tick tick.
Lovely green façade and the hotel’s slightly discreet entrance.
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.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
A boutique hotel for inquisitive travelers.
Casual, minimal elegance for the modern traveller.
Very centrally located in the burgeoning inner-city, Northbridge.
Tracy Chapman and John Coltrane.
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Space Agency architects with bespoke furnishings by Arent & Pyke.
No restaurant in the hotel, but a restaurant (Shadow Wine Bar) by the same people as the hotel just around the corner.
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.
Yes, a simple offering of the basics.
None to be seen but there are ‘Family Rooms,’ so they definitely cater to children.
Affordable and well priced for a hotel in Perth.
In the Area
Shadow Wine Bar
214 William St, Perth, WA, 6000, Australia
Owned by the same people as the hotel, Shadow is in fact more of a restaurant than a wine bar and definitely worth stopping by for dinner or a drink.
Safari’s Record Shack
189 William Street, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Hidden behind a florist in an arcade of Wiliam Street, a stone’s throw from the hotel. Go flick through records, buy a bunch of flowers, then have a coffee at Babushka Bar (also in the arcade).
Northbridge, WA, 6003, Australia
A rum bar (with over 250 rum varieties) hidden in the backstreets of Northbridge, where you need a password (published on their Facebook page) to enter.
The Alex Hotel
50 James St, Perth, WA, 6000, Australia