With so many options for accommodation in Perth, it’s hard to know which hotel is the best choice for family holidays – but knowing a little bit about the city you’re planning to visit can help narrow down your search criteria.
To make sure that you stay somewhere that allows you to experience the best of Perth, we’ve put together a little guide to help you choose the right accommodation in our beautiful riverside city.
Choose a central location
If you’re planning on doing some sightseeing while you’re here, then it’s best to stay in a central and easily accessible location. You’ll find most of Perth’s main sights and attractions around the city centre and Fremantle – Pier 21 is conveniently located in the lively suburb of North Fremantle.
The suburb offers direct train and bus links into Fremantle and the Perth city centre, which are only a quick 5-minute walk away, as well as to Cottesloe Beach and an easy ferry link to Rottnest Island.
If you’d prefer not to spend hours trekking across Perth’s sprawling suburbs for things to do, having some local attractions within walking distance will ensure you make the most of your time away.
Pier 21 guests often enjoy walking to the bars and restaurants on Queen Victoria Street and cycling to our local Leighton Beach.
If you really don’t want to stray too far, you’ll also have some beautiful riverside walking paths right outside your door.
Comfort is key
We all know that a lousy hotel room can put a damper on our holiday – part of the excitement of going away is the thought of escaping to a fancy retreat! It’s worth taking the time to look for a good quality room, especially after a long day out sightseeing with some worn-out kids in tow.
In Perth, you’ll find everything from hostel dorm rooms to expensive palatial suites – but if you’re looking for a more high-end hotel experience that offers the little luxuries without blowing your budget, Pier 21 could be right up your alley.
At Pier 21, we offer a range of stylish serviced apartments and suites. Each of our rooms are fitted with their own kitchenette and outdoor terrace, as well as with a sumptuous queen bed, LCD TVs and Italian leather couches.
We find that it’s our little things, such as crisp linen sheets, soft bathrobes and a bathroom filled with deluxe toiletries, that make all the difference for our guests.
Plus, when you stay at our North Fremantle accommodation, you can enjoy expansive views over Perth’s Swan River.
Consider our Luxe Riverview Two Bedroom Apartment, which has it all, including a sun-soaked balcony that you can enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast from (all of which is delivered straight to your door).
Take advantage of hotel facilities
If you’re staying in Perth for more than a few days, then there’s bound to be a day that you take a break from sightseeing and relax at your hotel.
On those days, it’s good to have some hotel facilities that you can make use of in your downtime. At Pier 21, our guests can hit up the gym, cool off in our indoor and outdoor pool, and relax in the jacuzzi.
Perth is spoiled for choice when it comes to outdoor activities, which is why we’d also recommend choosing a hotel with the facilities and equipment to make the most of our beautiful beaches and bike trails.
Pier 21 guests have access to bikes, fishing rods, and even a set of stand up paddle boards (SUP) if they feel like getting out on the water.
Make it fun for the whole family
Perth is a very family-friendly city with plenty of activities to keep the kids happy. If you’re planning on bringing along your little ones, you’ll need to consider whether the hotel and location you’re staying in is suitable for children.
Many families love to stay at Pier 21 because of our safe location and child-friendly facilities. As the hotel is located on a quiet and spacious part of the river, children are free to run wild and explore the local area. We also have a dedicated kids play room, table tennis, and two pools for the kids to enjoy.
If you’re looking for some relaxed fun at the end of a long day, we have a spacious tennis court that’s available to all of our guests. Enjoy a game of tennis with the family or let the kids enjoy the pool while the adults have a match.
While many Perth hotels are more than happy to accommodate the kids, not all of them are willing to take your furry friends in as well.
At Pier 21, we love animals and are more than happy to accommodate your pet. With pretty walking trails, large parks and dog-friendly beaches just around the corner, there’s more than enough to keep the whole family entertained.
Learn more about pet-friendly stays at Pier 21.
Book your stay at Pier 21 in Fremantle
Experience the best of Perth and Fremantle at Pier 21. Book online or give us a call on (08) 9336 2555 today.