Caroline Clements

The Alex Hotel

with Caroline Clements www.placesweswim.com
  • Where:Perth

  • Why:Work trip to explore the markets.

  • When:Two days in September.

  • Who:Me and a colleague.

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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.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 43/50

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

    74

  • Music

    Tracy Chapman and John Coltrane.

  • Year Opened

    2015

  • Designed By

    Space Agency architects with bespoke furnishings by Arent & Pyke.

  • Pool/Gym

    No

  • 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.

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.

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.

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).

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).

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.

Sneaky Tony’s

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

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