Caroline Clements

The Alex Hotel

  • Where:
  • Why:Work trip to explore the markets.
  • When:Two days in September.
  • Who:Me and a colleague.
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The Alex Hotel Nice touches in the mezzanine include details such a designer lighting and a colourful parrot armchair.

Nice touches in the mezzanine include details such a designer lighting and a colourful parrot armchair.

The Alex Hotel Awesome Lekker bikes, available free of charge for all guests to cruise around Perth.

Awesome Lekker bikes, available free of charge for all guests to cruise around Perth.

The Alex Hotel A welcome message chalked up on the entrance. Speaks for the relaxed mode of this casually chic hotel.

A welcome message chalked up on the entrance. Speaks for the relaxed mode of this casually chic hotel.

The Alex Hotel Lovely reception staff from above.

Lovely reception staff from above.

The Alex Hotel 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.

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.

The Alex Hotel My favourite Australian beauty products from Sodashi in the bathroom. Made locally in Perth.

My favourite Australian beauty products from Sodashi in the bathroom. Made locally in Perth.

The Alex Hotel 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.

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.

The Alex Hotel Delicious breakfast spread (included in room rate), with locally baked bread and muffins.

Delicious breakfast spread (included in room rate), with locally baked bread and muffins.

The Alex Hotel Me sipping filter coffee in the breakfast mezzanine. Nice rugs!

Me sipping filter coffee in the breakfast mezzanine. Nice rugs!

The Alex Hotel Ground floor lobby area with communal table for guests and locals to mingle over coffee by local Perth roaster Mano a Mano.

Ground floor lobby area with communal table for guests and locals to mingle over coffee by local Perth roaster Mano a Mano.

The Alex Hotel A record player in the lounge area to listen to good tunes like John Coltrane’s Love Supreme on vinyl. Tick tick.

A record player in the lounge area to listen to good tunes like John Coltrane’s Love Supreme on vinyl. Tick tick.

The Alex Hotel Lovely green façade and the hotel’s slightly discreet entrance.

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.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

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.

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • 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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