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So after being told the 1000 things we should be doing in Perth all we really wanted to do was go and meet up with some of our internet friends. So rather than take the much garbled advice from the night before we slept in, had breakfast and then hired a car.
We drove out to Rockingham outside Perth to visit our friends, it was …
It was a beautiful day and we didn't have much planned for the day so we decided to go for a walk in the gorgeous weather.
Perth really reminds me of Queensland, big spaces, relaxed people, colonial architecture and a lot of palms.
The thing that I miss a lot about Brisbane are the large expanses of open parks though …
First time in the west. Glad I have 4 days for the easter weekend befor working again...
... with your body clock, being dark inside the plane all the time you don't know what time it really is. Even then you're trying to get your body clocked changed over from a 15 hour difference. Managed to get through 3 movies; a The Internship, Dead Man Down and Star Trek which were all pretty good, otherwise I just watched TV shows, read a magazine or listen to music and tried to sleep. At least the flight home won't be so long, and hopefully will be business ...
... point of the range (Mt Cooke).
The local wildlife have come to know us well also - we've stood on a bull ant nest and been attacked, transported ticks from kingia grass trees, shared the fire with crazy flying beetles, startled kangaroos, lunched with dragon lizards, encountered countless spider webs and sighted the red-tailed black cockatoo.
I even built up the courage to sleep a night in one of the many ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Duxton Hotel Perth
I've read some of the reviews regarding the Duxton on this website and I must say I'm very surprised to say the least. We have hotelled in Perth a number of times in different hotels and this is the best. Our room was just a standard room but it was spacious, clean, tastefully decorated and we had no problems with thin walls. Maybe no one was arguing when we were there or maybe we have poor hearing but I doubt it.
My husband and I are just back from our Honeymoon, which we spent in Perth. We stayed in a club room at the Duxton for nearly three weeks.
Had a FAB time
Myself & my partner stayed here for 2 nights in the Club Rooms. Had a lovely room which was tastefully decorated and clean. The Club Lounge had magnificent views of the Swan River and South Perth. Both evenings we indulged in lovely wine and the most delightful 'nibblies'. Breakfast too was in the Club Lounge all of which was complimentary. The staff in the Club Lounge were very professional and approachable. All in all a magnificent time was spent at the hotel & would recommend it. It is situation within the CBD, and the shopping malls & entertainment areas are just a short walk away or 5 minutes by taxi.
Congratulations to the Duxton for its 1st class hotel. Shall return again one day.
We stayed in the Duxton Hotel for a conference. Its a short walk up the hill to the city mall for shops, cafes, restaurants and banks. The hotel foyer and entrance is pretty impressive with a lovely modern bar area to relax in with a few vinos. Rooms are the average hotel size with the usual modern facilities. Walls are on the thin side as having argument with husband and staff came and told us to keep voices down ......not even speaking with raised voices...so I'm wondering what other noises our next door neighbours heard after we made up !!!!
Would not recommend
Stayed in Club rooms, beautiful view of river from room but front desk staff and manager unfriendly with poor customer service. Room rates quoted were not honored. Restaurant staff unfriendly with slow service. Hotel caters to more business rather than familes but after expense of two club rooms, customer service was lacking with exception of the evening club attandant. She was wonderful. Would not go back here due to hotel staff and manager's manner and attitude.
I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights while attending a family wedding. I was very impressed with the Lobby. However my room was very ordinary and the service was very poor. I had complained about the the noise in my room due to a couple having a very heated argument next door. The walls were so thin that I could even hear the conversations people were having in the rooms next to mine. Consequently it was very difficult to get any sleep because of the noise. On the night before I left the couple in the room next to me were having a very loud argument at 3.00 in the morning. My plane was leaving at 6.00 in the morning so I range recpetion about the noise. They said they would fix it but nothing happened I then called them agian but the couple next to my room heard me make my phone call and were very angry. I then told recpetion about this and they said they woule speak to the Manager. 3 weeks later no one got back to me and I had to make 5 phone calls asking if I could have a refund for one night. The Manager eventually returned my call to tell me that I could not get a refund but could offer me a discount on a dinner. One problem I lived over the other side of Australia and would probabaly not come back just for a discounted dinner. All in all a place I would not recommend to anyone. The service, rooms, decor, and paper thin walls were shocking.
Luxury in the City
We live in Perth, and this is my favourite hotel! We often go to the Duxton for special occasions. It is one of the newest and best hotels in Perth, and the rooms are great! It's right in the city, so a quick walk to the mall, and not even much of a walk to Kings Park!
Plenty of other hotels
The bed was comfortable, bathroom okay but needed new grouting and walls scrubbing. The TV did not work, asked for help, they came but never returned so we had no TV. Free laundry nearly boiled clothes even on warm, as hot water is too hot for comfort. Breakfast in restaurant was excellent, room service not good, front desk staff dreadful. They refused to take anything off bill for TV problem ($15 would have cheered us up), so we will stay somewhere else next time, there is plenty of choice, thank goodness!
Best of the best
This is undoubtedly the most enjoyable and luxurious hotel stay I've enjoyed anywhere in the world. Staff are helpful and attentive, and really don't expect to be tipped for everything. The rooms are incredibly comfortable and the club rooms offer unsurpassed luxury, including such thoughtful pleasures as jars of real tea, coffee and cookies. Plus, guests in the club rooms get to enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in a relaxed setting overlooking the Swan River, as well as evening drinks and hors d'oevres. And don't forget the luxury bath with TV placed for comfortable viewing!