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Here’s what you should look for in a long-stay hotel

Here’s what you should look for in a long-stay hotel

If you have been separated from your friends and family during the pandemic then you might be considering a longer stay in Perth on your next trip. A long-stay gives you the opportunity to properly catch up with your friends and family, and have the time to do your own thing as well. 

But if you’re staying somewhere for a longer period of time, then you want to stay in the right accommodation. Ultimately, a long-stay hotel should offer services and amenities that make it feel like home. 

Whether you’re here on business, visiting family or simply need somewhere to stay between rentals, Pier-21’s serviced apartments have everything that you need for a great long term stay.

walking and biking

Comfortable apartments 

One of the most important things to consider is whether you will actually enjoy spending time in your accommodation. If the room is too dark, cramped or uncomfortable, then you won’t be able to relax and unwind during your stay. For long-stays, most people feel more comfortable staying in a serviced apartment over a traditional hotel room. This is because serviced apartments usually offer more space and practical features in their rooms. 

Spacious size   

At Pier 21, long-stay guests can enjoy spacious, light-filled apartment-style rooms with separate living and sleeping areas. Each room also features a private outdoor balcony or patio, assuring that guest’s have enough room to move during their stay. 

Home comforts 

Your long-stay accommodation should feel comfortable enough for you to completely relax and feel at home. At Pier 21, you can enjoy sumptuous queen beds, luxury bedding and bonus toiletries, as well as LCD TVs, free internet and movies. 

Workspace availability  

As some long-stay guests are required to work during their time away, long-stay accommodation should feature a functional workspace. All Pier 21 rooms are equipped with executive desks, built-guest link multimedia connectivity, high-speed broadband and complimentary wifi.

Self-sufficiency 

As a long-stay traveller, it’s unlikely that you will feel like dining out every night of your trip and you should have access to cooking facilities within your accommodation. While Pier 21 does offer a decadent breakfast service, you also have the option to cook within the sanctuary of your own apartment as well.

Each apartment is equipped with stovetops, microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, dishwashers, kitchenware and cleaning products. The hotel also offers a laundry service, with the convenience of irons and ironing boards in every room.

great BBQ's for you to use

Pet-friendly  

Longer trips can be difficult when you’re a pet owner, and you might be worried about leaving your pet for longer than usual. That’s why it’s worth checking whether your long-stay accommodation is pet-friendly. At Pier 21, you don’t need to worry about leaving your beloved pet at home. The hotel offers pet-friendly rooms with direct access to the outdoors, an abundance of walking trails, and off-leash areas right outside your door. Plus, the dog beach is just a ten minute drive away.

dog friendly facilities

Access to facilities

Having access to great facilities can make a big difference to your trip, and it means that you can avoid the hassle of signing up to gyms and recreation centres that you can only use for a month. Before booking any accommodation, you may want to consider what facilities you personally might need during your stay. 

Pier 21 understands the value of quality facilities, and offers guests unlimited access to an indoor and outdoor pool, jacuzzi, onsite fitness centre, tennis court, table tennis and a relaxing outdoor BBQ area. The hotel also offers paddle board and bike hire so that guests can get outside and explore the beautiful North Fremantle area.

couple enjoying a paddle board

Central location 

As you’re likely to be buying groceries and travelling via public transport, your long-stay accommodation should be located in a central area. Pier 21 is located in the vibrant neighbourhood of North Fremantle, home to the lively Queen Victoria Street. 

Only a short walk away from Pier 21, the street is filled with cool bars, delicious restaurants and local shops. You can pick up hearty take-home meals from The Black Truffle, dine in style at Habitue and dance the night away at Mojo’s Bar. The suburb is accessed by the regular bus routes and the Fremantle train line, which connects commuters with the centre of Fremantle in one direction and the Perth CBD in the other. 

Now that travel restrictions are easing, you can finally start booking that trip to Fremantle. If you’re interested in booking your next long-stay at Pier-21, then simply get in contact through our website. We are looking forward to making you feel at home. 

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