Hyatt Regency Perth
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... you are at CBD?". Slightly concerned that I'm not getting off to a great start I pull out my phone and follow along with my GPS. For those of you whom have never been to Perth the CBD is the central business district. To someone who lives there this would seem blatantly obvious but after spending months in Asia with random business districts and high rises popping up everywhere you're never really sure where city center is.
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... on the 'fairy' boat as promised - oh dear we'll have to clarify next time!
The following day we visited Perth Zoo with some of Lizzie's friends and family. The kids particularly loved the monkeys, zebras, giraffes, tigers and elephants. Kayleigh was also one of the lucky few to be able to feed a giraffe! We also enjoyed the elephant show where the elephants were doing spray painting and painting with a paintbrush. After ...
... opened. Time to head back home after that! Thanks to all the Howlett's for their hospitality - it has been great to get a family fix while on the road. In spite of the bad weather the boys were mad enough to go for a swim. The pools were well heated and we struggled to get them out. That night we caught up with Matthew Crawford. Shell has just moved him here from ...
... crazy. He showed us all the species, which was actually impressive especially when he whistled the birds over to feed them. Found out he has been visiting the park and feeding the birds for the past 12 years so no surprise he knows everything there is to know. The black swans were the best, they came over to us and ate breadcrumbs out of our hands. We then climbed a steep staircase up a cliff called Jacobs ladder to Kings Park. From ...
... we walked into town to find some lunch. We ended up eating in a food court at a shopping mall, but the food was pretty good and really cheap (particularly for Perth!). I had Filipino slow cooked steak with rice, it was very tasty and about £5, which just doesn't normally happen! After lunch, we bought a guide book for Sri Lanka and went back to the State Library to plan. We booked our first night's accommodation in Sri Lanka and came up with a ...
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my husband got a chance to stay in the Hyatt,Perth.W.A for his official purpose.the day he was supposed to check out,he noticed that he was not able to open the room's safe box door.He called the reception to help him open the door and when the help came he was shocked to find out that fifteen hundred worth of dollars were missing from the safe box.The rest of the valuables were intact and the money kept on the top surface was untouched.Its quite clear that the money was pulled out from the middle.When called upon the hotel officials, they were keen to compensate my husband by providing two bottles of wine, which was irrelevant compared to the lost money.My husband, being an Australian citizen himself, was utterly shocked by their insensitive attitude.Its been more than a month and no action has been taken so far.On inquiry from the general manager, he had the cheek to tell that it was a misconception on my husband's part and that no one except my husband had opened the safe.We're still waiting for honest justice and the compensation for my husband's hard earned money.
We stayed at the Hyatt Regency Perth for four nights Aug 2005 and we were surprisingly disappointed. We have stayed at many Hyatts before but this one had several problems. First, the location was actually not on the Swan river but it is actually about .5km from the shore and seporated from the shore by a three lane divided highway and a wide park street median. It is also about 1.5km from all the downtown resturants, shops, wharf etc. which amounts to at least a brisk 20 min walk through a not too pleasent part of the city or crossing the 3 highways to get to the river walk. Both the air conditioning and the bathrooms need serious updating. It has the type of antiquated heating/cooling system where the whole building is set to one or the other, but individual rooms can not have functioning AC if the building system is set to heat. Hence, our room was hot all day. The bathroom was done in plain ceramic white tiles which had grouting in poor condition and mold. The bathroom cabinets looked like 1970's painted plywood also in poor condition. The countertop was newer granite--apperantly that was the only update they did to the bathroom. The lobby could also use an update but the bigger problem with it is that the banquet halls are adjacent to the lobby separated by only a movable partition, so all the noise (of the high school dance happpening while we were there) goes directly into the lobby. The "concierge" also appeared to be functioning as the bell hop and the car valet so we had a hard time reaching them. When we called, we were twice disconnected due to static on their mobile lines and once no one answered at all. All in all, I recommend you stay some place in the CBD.
View of the swan River
Stayed in one of the club rooms. Hotel was very inpressive espicially the foyer.
Rooms were spacious. Being in the club room enabled us to have evening cocktails at the private lounge and breakfats in the morning.
Although we didnt eat at restaurants walking by we saw a large selection of desserts which looked so beautiful!
This hotel is in a great location on the swan river yet very close to Perth.
I travel regularly for work and this is one of my all time favourite hotels. Big rooms, comfy beds, big marble bathrooms.
Some of the rooms have been renovated and they are fantastic. Although, my friend has stayed in one of the unrenovated rooms and hated it, so be warned!
Very acceptable business hotel
Stayed on the Regency Club floor for 2 nights, no complaints at all. Rooms not over large, but clean and comfortably furnished, internet access, tea/coffee etc. Club lounge breakfast and evening drinks/snacks well up to standard with helpful service from staff. Arriving late Sunday night, concierge happily booked me a table at Jessica's Restaurant within the complex as only the hotel cafe open.
Contrary to some of the other reviews I didn't find too much to complain about with the Perth Hyatt. Admittedly I only stayed one night and did not make use of any of the facilities but I certainly didn't encounter the problems listed by the other reviewers (i.e. rude staff or shabby decor). On the contrary I found the front desk staff to be pleasant and the room to be very comfortable and nicely decorated. The lobby and atrium provide a pleasing first impression and the room was decorated in a modern neutral style and had a warm, comfortable feel to it. It's not the best hotel I've ever stayed at but it's certainly not the worst and it compares more than favourably with other hotels that I have stayed at in Perth.
5 minutes here is too long!
We were due to stay here for 3 nights, however after one night we decided to leave. The service was appalling - arriving for breakfast at 10am exactly to be told we would have to order room service, is not service, it's rude. The concierge was also rude as was room service.
The hotel itself is shabby, run down and outdated. We would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
Stayed here in 2000, but won't stay here again....
The person who wrote the review entitled "THe Perth Hyatt is not fabulous," pretty much nailed it except they may have been a little too generous..... The staff were not helpful and the rooms were basic at best on two occasions. We won't be staying here on our next trip....
And to be fair to the hotel chain, we loved the Adelaide Hyatt and highly recommend it!
I stayed almost one week at the Perth Hyatt in august 2003.
We spent Christmas holiday in Perth, staying in Hyatt for 8 days. The service was wonderful, the high speed internet was useful for us, their food was terrific, and the overall lodging atmosphere was superb. As a frequent business traveler, we found the Hyatts overall in Australia to far surpass many American Hyatts in overall service and guest perks and stay satisfaction. Perth and the surrounding area also was diverse, and an interesting fun in the sun trip. We highly recommend it!