Mounts Bay Waters Apartment Hotel
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Unlike the previous reviewer, our apartment was well equipped and in a good state of repair. However, I agree there is a high turnover here and at the adjacent Waldorf apartments. Staff are helpful and requests for assistance on minor matters quickly attended to.
We were on 2nd floor at rear, so no problems with traffic noise. Small balcony was nice too.
Pool area is small and overlooked.
Well served by the free CAT bus to the city centre and good connections to other buses, trains and ferry.
Used the on-site restaurant once. Good quality and size of portions, but choice a little limited. (Not now a Thai -- see earlier review). Seemed well patronised.
On site secure carparking and maid service excellent.
Only problem is that if you are self catering, local choice for supplies very limited - closest is probably Woolworths in City Centre.
Again the CAT bus will take you ( in evening only at weekends)direct to Northbridge where there is a great choice of eateries.
Would stay here again.
Could do with some updating now...
I have stayed here eight times with my family over the past four years now (from 2001-2005). Having said this, on my past three visits, I have noticed that the furniture, carpets and other items within the apts are looking a little "sad, tired and worn" - probably down to the abuse they get when families with many small children and "party animals" book to stay. I did notice that the mirror image two bedroom apt next to ours was occupied (as they were very noisy) and the following morning, while waiting for the elevator, out poured no less than 14 Singaporean tourists (I asked them where they were from) - it's no wonder the apts look worn & tired when there are people abusing the system and sneaking in extra guests. I believe the apt is suitable for a max of 6 persons (two in each bedroom and then the sofa bed for another two) so god only knows where the other 8 people chose to sleep...
Our TV didn't work and it took the maintenance dept about 3 hours to get a replacement after many attempts were made by the handy-man to get our non-working unit to go (it was well and truly past it's use by date). The replacement set finally arrived and this was a pretty sad looking and small set too. It may be time for the managers/owners to consider updating the tiny old TVs and purchasing things like DVD players for the units (does anyone still use a VCR these days?), as the location is quite removed from places offering evening entertainment (movies, clubs, restaurants) so we as a family chose to stay "home" and watch some tv, however we would have liked to watch a couple of the DVD's we bought when shopping that day.
It should also be noted that most of these apt's are privately owned by investors looking for a tax write-off and therefore little pride is shown in the overall appearance and updating of some items may not take place until such time as they have been totally "depreciated" for tax purposes - thus the old TV's and video tape players maybe??
Overall, the best feature from our point of view is the secure under-cover parking - no other hotel in the city offers similar for free (I won't use a car-parking valet service due to past damage to my car) and this remains our primary reason for choosing Mounts Bay Waters. This provided us with the freedom to park our car securely for the day and use the free city bus at the doorstep. We too are owners of an up-market accommodation business, so this should be seen as an objective and fair analysis.
Comfortable modern apartment
I really liked this place. If it was slightly closer to the City Centre it would be perfect, but its still only a 10 minute walk or a *free* 3 minute bus ride away.
The rooms are clean, modern, well specced - microwave, oven, fridge, dishwasher, washing m/c, tumbledrier, air con, TV, balcony. Its a pleasant place to stay, reasonably quiet considering there are main roads nearby. The building has a tasty Thai restaurant downstairs, which also has cheap Internet access in it. There is a tennis court and a pool, but I spent most of my time out exploring beautiful Perth. Its so easy and cheap to get around (buses, trains, taxis, ferries), nothing feels far away.
If you want a good value apartment near Perth, stay here.
Great place to stay, but busy road!!!
Good rooms, furniture a little "tired", even though complex not that old. Pool very small. ?Poor disabled access, no ramp seen? Free bus service to central perth and eateries directly out front, so position okay. Can walk anywhere. Very helpful and friendly staff. Thai resturant attached supply hearty and authentic fare for room service.
Bit of a Let Down
We really pondered over our choice of hotel in Perth and on reflection we probably made the wrong choice. Although the apartments are modern and the complex has many amenities (pool, tennis courts, gym, restaurant, internet access) we were a bit disappointed by its location (not very central and next to a very busy road) and our room. The bedroom felt a bit scruffy as the shower was obviously leaking as there was a damp patch on the carpet and wall. Also one morning we didn't leave our room until 9.15am and because of this our room wasn't serviced that day!
Nevertheless the place wasn't bad but I would only recommend for long stays. If you're in Perth for just a short time I would recommend staying somewhere more central.
Miles from grub
Perfectly adequate hotels, though I think the location is a bit of a let down because it's not really within walking distance to any places most visitors would go, and especially so if one needs a meal. If you stay there be prepared to have to use cabs extensively.
Great amenities but next to the motorway!
This is a nearly new, well maintained apartment hotel with every amenity you could reasonably expect. The only problem is that fact that it is but metres away from (if not almost under) one of the main Perth highways and if you are on a facing or high floor room you may be overcome by the noise. After a 26 hour flight from the UK, we were shattered and so slept through on the first night. For the second we couldn't stand it and moved down the road to another of their properties, the Waldorf Apartments. Quieter and therefore nicer.
Definitely worth a try if you can get a quiet room though.
Great location and value!
Great location, excellent value.quality accommodation Never knew about it untill told by a friend! Great facilities (pool,Gym,tennis Court,free pay-tv,Bar & coffe shop) We got an hotel apartment for 5 for the cost of a hotel room!
Great value, friendly staff
Am from Perth originally and stayed here on a recent trip to Perth. Found a great deal on the internet. These apartments are great- well maintained- full kitchen, in-house movies, daily maid service, tennis courts, pool and gym, free parking. So much nicer than a hotel room. Room service is also available of you want it, though nothing special. Located a few minutes walk from the CBD and close to Kings Park. By far the best thing were the staff- super friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. You will not be disappointed if you stay here.
Geatest suprise in Perth
Unbeliveable suprise. This privaetly owned apartment hotel have won both Perth & Australia best superior accommodation award. The value is great ,serviced very friendly, the rooms & facilities modern Can accommodate up to 5 persons in its 5 star hotel apartments for less than an hotel room cost DONT MISS!!!
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