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New Perth Hotels: 2022’s latest ways to stay in WA

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Now that we can travel to Western Australia again it doesn’t quite seem real. Did WA really close its borders to fellow Australians, not to mention the rest of the world, for 697 days? It sure did. Which means that when most of us go to stay we have two years of new Perth hotels to catch up on.

Here’s what we missed while those borders were closed and where we can now stay in 2022 and beyond.

Samphire Rottnest

Just a short ferry ride from Fremantle or Perth, Rottnest Island is a protected nature reserve and home to our adorable quokkas. 

In October 2020 the island welcomed its latest way to stay, the luxury Samphire Rottnest. Situated on Thomson Bay, next door to the iconic Hotel Rottnest, the resort offers 80 guest rooms, each with their own private balcony.

Take a dip in the lagoon-like pools or stroll to the beach to get the sand between your toes and the salt water on your skin. Dining options include Samphire’s indoor/outdoor dining hub Lontara, The Beach Club and the Bayside Bar. Or you could always go old school and pop to the Hotel Rottnest next door. 

Samphire Rottnest Island
Samphire Rottnest Suite

2022 also marks the start of a major redevelopment of Rottnest Island Lodge. The $40 million plan includes a range of new accommodation including 46 new boutique-style rooms and 56 refurbished rooms.

While we won’t be able to stay at this one for a few years yet, with completion set for 2025, when these fresh doors open we can also expect a new restaurant, café, gelato bar, wellness centre and two pools.

Warders Hotel

Right next door to the Fremantle Markets, the heritage-listed Warder’s Cottages started a new chapter in November 2020 when they opened their doors as a boutique hotel.

Originally built in 1851 to provide accommodation for the warders of the nearby Fremantle Prison the old limestone cottages have been given a makeover that’s managed to combine their heritage side including the thick limestone walls and original timbers with luxury features and furniture.

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On the ground floor of one of the cottages, the corner bar Gimlet is where you can enjoy a tipple at night and breakfast in the morning, while in the courtyard guests will find Emily Taylor, an Asian-inspired kitchen and bar.

During your stay be sure to pay a visit to the World Heritage Fremantle Prison where you can take an above ground tour or better yet, join the Tunnels Tour where you can pop on a hardhat and get into a tiny boat to explore the underground tunnels built by prisoners.

Warders Hotel Fremantle new Perth hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront  

We know we shouldn’t get excited about new Perth hotels because of a cookie. But we’ll confess coookieeee!! was one of our first thoughts when we heard Perth was getting its own DoubleTree hotel.

Of course, they have a few more things going on for them at the DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront.

The 229-room hotel, which opened in December 2020, has spectacular views over the Swan River from the infinity pool and the 18 Knots Rooftop bar, an open kitchen serving up seasonal WA produce and seafood in the Reel Kitchen, and a deli and bakery on the boardwalk with Oar Bistro.

And if you’re looking for new places to host meetings and events, they’ve got you covered with five meeting rooms and 410sqm of total event space.

DoubleTreeby Hilton_King Deluxe_Panoramic City & River View_Bedroom
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront_Night exterior

Quest Perth Ascot 

Another late 2020 opening that we are finally able to try in 2022, the Quest Perth Ascot is found between Perth Airport and the city centre. If you’re spending the night before a flight it’s only 3km to the airport and the hotel can arrange a shuttle for you.

As this is an apartment hotel, every one of the 112 rooms are self contained. Studios come with kitchenettes, while the one and two bedroom rooms are equipped with full kitchen and laundry facilities.

The hotel also includes conference facilities and a business lounge for when you’re in work mode, and a gym and swimming pool for when you’re on you time.

Quest Perth Ascot Hotel interior
Quest Perth Ascot hotel balcony

Vibe Hotel Subiaco

Not only does this one make the new Perth hotels list, it also marks the opening of Subiaco’s first lifestyle hotel.

As of October 2020, the inner-city suburb is home to the Vibe Hotel Subiaco, a 168-room hotel where the versatile guest rooms that can be transformed into three-bedroom suites.

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The Vibe Hotel Subiaco has a rooftop pool, gym and conference space. On the ground floor St Marks Road Co. serves up coffee and café style bites, though if you’re staying on the weekend they’re only open Monday to Friday 7.30-11am.

But don’t panic, breakfast is served seven days a week on the rooftop Storehouse Restaurant and Bar, and is also open for lunch Thursday to Saturday and dinner Tuesday to Saturday, with 360 degree views over Perth city and Kings Park.

Vibe Hotel Subiaco Perth room

Parmelia Hilton

While it may not be a new hotel as such, the Parmelia Hilton still feels like one after a $45 million transformation.

The 53-year-old hotel unveiled its new look when it reopened in February 2021, and now features locally inspired design and artwork, a fresh take on its restaurant and executive lounge, and a new thoroughfare connecting the hotel lobby to the Brookfield Place precinct.

Perth’s new Parmelia Hilton also has an additional 32 new rooms with guests invited to use completely touchless digital key technology during their stay.

Parmelia-Hilton-Front Desk

Holiday Inn West Perth (Perth)

And another not-exactly-new-but-not-like-it-used-to-be Perth hotel, the Holiday Inn West Perth used to be the Sage Hotel West Perth but reopened as part of the IHG family in November 2021.

While the 101 guestrooms have only had a soft refurbishment the hotel lobby has had a major makeover.

The heritage building that dates back to 1902 is also home to Julio’s Italian restaurant and the hotel also has two boardrooms for those who are in town for some business before they clock off to enjoy their city stay.

Holiday Inn West Perth renovated bedrooms

And that brings us to the end of the current new Perth hotels crop. As new ones open their doors in the future we’ll do our best to keep you updated. Until then, enjoy this great city wherever you stay.

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