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Alex Hotel Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Perusing the Mezzanine Lobby's well-stocked shelf of books and magazines
Artisanal charcuterie and cheese plates at Shadow Wine Bar
Panoramic vistas of the buzzing city below from the rooftop terrace

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The latest boutique addition to downtown Perth, nestled between the sleek high-rises of the business district and the buzzing art scene of the Cultural Center, is the effortlessly stylish 74-room Alex Hotel. The brainchild of the creators behind a popular local microbrewery called Little Creatures, this "craft hotel" is a self-proclaimed haven for inquisitive travelers, with welcoming outdoor terraces and plenty of nooks encouraging contemplative mingling amid the tastefully quirky decor.

Queen rooms start at $154

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Do as the locals do and whizz around town on two wheels: complimentary Lekker bikes are available for guest use in the lobby.

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  • Vibe and atmosphere

    A warm buzz emanates throughout the property, as days begin with a generous continental breakfast—the strong "mano a mano" coffee and house-made muesli are particular highlights. Later, guests lunch on casual bistro fare at the onsite restaurant, Shadow Wine Bar & Dining Room, and catch Aussie sunsets from the panoramic rooftop, toasting with a local beer snagged from the well-stocked honor bar.
  • Overall look and feel of the rooms

    The rooms pay thoughtful homage to Scandinavian hotel conception, varying in size and function for distinct traveler types—from businesspeople solely seeking a bed and desk, to families requiring an interconnected capacity, and even a stylish bunkbeds for friends who desire a shared space. All feature spacious windows that gently filter in natural light, and are equipped with hi-tech televisions and toiletries from local upscale skincare line, WA Sodashi.
  • Service style

    The chipper staff greets guests on the same side of the counter during check-in—a friendly touch that’s wholly complemented by the fresh, homemade muffins and hand-roasted peanuts available all day in the downstairs lobby.
  • Preferred room type

    The Large Rooms, especially those with balconies, provide ample space for travelers of all needs. The 40” flat screen television awaits with complimentary films—coupled with the cozy king-sized bed, it's the perfect anecdote after a long day of sightseeing.
  • Unique property features

    Part of the Alex's charm is its relaxed approach to community and living—there are several open spaces where guests can chat with likeminded travelers, crush through work in a cafe-like environment, or simply relax with an enticing read from the mezzanine lobby.
Area Highlights

Perth

What goes on there

Relaxed, easygoing Perth sees warm weather that begs for beach days; early evening scenic walks along the majestic Swan Lake; and a booming craft beer scene that draws lively locals to revelrous happy hours and fun-filled weekends.

Who will love it

Intrepid urbanites and in-the-know night owls

Where to go to feel like a local

Grab picnic supplies from West End Deli and take it to Kings Park, where scenic views of Swan Lake await (as do free, guided botany tours); the buses run free here, so hop aboard one and take it to Bar Lafayette for seasonally-inspired, signature cocktails.