Perth is the city where the urban way of life is integrated with the diverse and boundless nature of Western Australia, Australia’s largest state. As this destination city encompasses escapes both within the city centre and the surrounding suburbs. Neighbourhoods such as Fremantle is accessible by a quick ferry ride where alfresco dining is flavourful and abundant. Just 3 hours drive to the south is the world famous wine region of Margaret River. A harmonious city intertwining inner-city vibes to the ebb and flow of the Swan River and surrounding parks ensures a balanced visit full of attractions and outdoor activities. To elevate your stay, Perth offers a range of 5-star hotels at Elizabeth Quay with views of the river and a team ready to support your idyllic escapes. With vast areas of nature, integration with the native inhabitants and wildlife is the epitome of Australia. Consider a day visit to Rottnest Island where meeting with a Quokka is guaranteed. These small-sized furry friends, along with whale watching during the Spring months, and snorkelling in the crystal turquoise water are some must-do island adventures. Alternatively, take a quick retreat to Cottlesloe Beach, a 30-minute drive from the city to reach the coast of white sandy beaches. Popular for snorkelling, surfing, stunning restaurants and charming cafes, you can easily spend the day until sunset and make your way back to your chosen luxury hotel.
1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth CBD, 6000 Perth, Australia
Rating: 9.6 Exceptional
Housed in a rejuvenated historical building, COMO The Treasury offers an elegant base from which guests can explore Perth. It is minutes away from bustling shopping malls and the scenic Stirling Gardens. Only a little further west is the Elizabeth Quay dining precinct, while a short walk north is the Perth Cultural Centre.
Each room has been carefully designed with a simple, modern aesthetic, creating an oasis of tranquillity within the CBD. Oversized windows allow for plenty of natural light. The bed linen is Egyptian cotton, rooms have complementary Wi-Fi, and the bathrooms feature heated floors, a twin vanity and deep-form German bathtub.
To ensure a premium, luxury hotel experience, COMO The Treasury offers a wide range of wellness treatments. Guests can enjoy holistic facial and skin therapies, massages, reflexology, and beauty care. There is also a 20m heated indoor pool and well-equipped gym, with a personal trainer and fitness instructor available on request.
COMO The Treasury features three outstanding dining establishments. With views of the Swan River, Wildflower delivers a gourmet menu that is shaped by seasonal Western Australian produce and native ingredients. Post offers contemporary Italian cuisine, while the Cape Arid Rooms are the perfect place to indulge in afternoon tea.
207 Adelaide Terrace , East Perth, 6000 Perth, Australia
Rating: 7.9 Good
Pan Pacific Perth offers a refreshing and luxurious escape in the heart of the Perth CBD. It is close to the Swan River and only a few minutes’ drive away from the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Optus Stadium and Elizabeth Quay.
The luxury hotel rooms have magnificent views of the city or river. The bright, inviting rooms feature premium linens and a choice of pillow. Guests have access to complimentary high-speed internet, 24-hour room service, personalised wake-up services, and a daily turndown service.
To promote guest wellness, Pan Pacific Perth offers a 24-hour fitness centre, with a well-equipped gym and steam rooms. From sunrise to sunset the heated rooftop pool is available to enjoy a leisurely swim. A range of premium services are also available from the attentive concierge team, including reservations, limousine rental, bike hire and interpreter services.
At Uma Restaurant, local produce is used to create delicious Peruvian inspired cuisine. 10 Acre Block provides an innovative, fine-dining, vegan experience. Bar Uma offers signature cocktails at night and free-flowing high tea on weekends, while Hill Street Sports Bar and Restaurant, and The Lobby Café are more casual options. At Bobby’s BBQ Truck, guests can support Pan Pacific Perth in giving back to the community.
33 Milligan Street, Perth CBD, 6000 Perth, Australia
Rating: 8.3 Very Good
A celebration of Perth’s heritage, The Melbourne Hotel has been welcoming guests since 1897. Located at the west end of the Perth CBD, this luxury hotel is minutes away from Parliament House, RAC Area and Kings Park.
The hotel offers two distinct styles of rooms: Contemporary and Heritage. Contemporary rooms have a sophisticated, modern design with luxurious furnishings. Heritage rooms showcase the hotel’s original design with added modern comforts. All rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi, an LCD Smart TV, premium linens, and high-end amenities.
Guests have access to a state-of-the art fitness centre, featuring cardio machines fitted with HD screens with streaming capability. A short walk away is Endota Spa, whom The Melbourne Hotel have partnered with to provide guests with a range of wellness and beauty treatments.
The Melbourne Hotel has four restaurants, each with a distinct personality. De Baun & Co provides an upmarket pub experience which pays homage to the original 1897 pub. For traditional Cantonese flavours in an opulent setting diners can visit Grand Orient. At Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King, the recipes of renowned chef Keisuke Takeda can be tasted. Finally, the Aurora Rooftop Bar provides stunning views of the city and the opportunity to sample house made Anemoi Gin.
1 St.George's Terrace, Perth CBD, 6000 Perth, Australia
Rating: 8.5 Very Good
With luxurious décor and river views, the Duxton Hotel Perth offers luxury hotel accommodation for business and leisure travellers. It is centrally located next to the Perth Concert Hall. Only a short drive away is the Elizabeth Quay dining precinct, Murray Street Mall and Perth Cultural Centre.
The spacious rooms have been designed with simple elegance in mind. Decorated with warm, earthly tones, they have large windows for plenty of natural light. The focus on space and light continues into the bathroom, which features a rain shower and beauty mirror. Guests have access to complimentary Wi-Fi, a large TV with FOXTEL access and 24-hour room service.
The rooftop pool offers an exclusive seasonal escape where guests can relax and enjoy the warmth of the Australian sun. Inside the hotel, the 24-hour fitness centre is fully equipped for strength and cardiovascular workouts, while those who prefer to exercise outdoors can take advantage of the hotels hire bikes.
For a pre-dinner drink guests can converge on The Bar, which offers a fine selection of wines and cocktails. Diners can then enjoy a scrumptious meal at The Duxton Perth’s award-winning restaurant, Firewater Bar and Grill. For those who prefer a more exclusive experience, certain rooms come with access to the Club Lounge.
133 Murray Street, Perth CBD, 6000 Perth, Australia
Rating: 8.6 Fabulous
Industrial, chic, eclectic; QT Perth is a celebration of how art and design can enhance the luxury hotel experience. Located in the bustling heart of the Perth CBD, guests step out of the hotel onto Murray Street, one of the city’s main shopping and dining locales. Within a 10-minute walk are the Perth Cultural Centre, Wolf Lane, Hay Street Mall and Perth Underground.
Each room is richly furnished with eclectic pieces. Large windows allow the natural light in, and jarrah flooring creates an inviting feel. The lavish, black marble bathrooms feature either a double rain shower or freestanding bath with shower. Complimentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service are available.
The 24-hour fitness centre has Techno gym equipment for strength and cardiovascular workouts. Guests can also organise access to event and business spaces.
The Santini Grill is an award winning modern Italian restaurant at QT Perth, which uses Western Australian produce to bring the Amalfi Coast inspired menu to life. Taking a moodier view on the Italian inspiration is the comfortable Santini Bar. In the morning, QT Café serves guests breakfast, while at night, Rooftop at QT soars 18 floors above the city, offering the perfect space to enjoy an evening under the stars.
Bolton Avenue and Great Eastern Highway, Burswood, 6100 Perth, Australia
Rating: 8.0 Very Good
Stylish and contemporary, Crown Metropol Perth is one of the city’s premier luxury hotels. Located at the centre of Crown Perth, it is surrounded by a multitude of dining and entertainment options, including a theatre, spa, 24-hour fitness centre and casino. The hotel is a short walk from Optus Stadium and the Swan River and is 10-minutes’ drive from the Perth CBD.
The modern rooms have large windows which provide occupants with stunning views of Perth. Guests have access to complimentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service, a mini-bar and custom beds fitted with luxurious linens. The marble bathrooms feature a deep soaking bathtub and separate shower.
Guests can relax in the warm Perth sun at Poolside, a resort style space featuring multiple pools, waterslides for the children and Poolside Bar and Grill. For a more exclusive experience, guests can reserve a space at The Pavilion, a luxurious retreat with limited cabanas.
At Bistro Guillaume diners can enjoy exquisite French cuisine that is inspired by the neighbourhood bistros of faraway Paris. The Atrium Buffet offers a huge variety of dishes from around the globe while the Lobby Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea or cocktails in sophisticated surroundings.
99 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, 6000 Perth, Australia
Rating: 7.8 Good
An elegant escape, the Hyatt Regency Perth is centrally located between the bustling CBD and picturesque Swan River. It is a leisurely stroll away from the Queens Gardens, WACA and Gloucester Park race course, and a short distance by car from the Perth Cultural Centre, Elizabeth Quay, Hay Street Mall and Optus Stadium.
The elegantly appointed guest rooms are decorated with warm and inviting tones. An ergonomic workspace and complimentary Wi-Fi mean these luxury hotel rooms are a space for business and relaxation. Using the in-room phones guests can access 24-hour room service and request open windows.
The 24-hour fitness centre is fully equipped, and a personal trainer is available on request. Outside, the 20m heated pool offers guests the opportunity to exercise or relax, in the sunshine. The staff at The Poolside Bar are on-hand to offer refreshments and the nearby sauna can also be enjoyed.
The Hyatt Regency Perth offers dining experiences to suit every palate. The award-winning restaurant, Café, interactively serves locally sourced produce. In the hotel’s elegant atrium, The Conservatory Lounge offers a decadent, sophisticated menu. For a more casual experience visit Plain Street Bar, a modern Australian sports bar, or La Strada, a European style coffee shop.
480 Hay Street, Perth CBD, 6000 Perth, Australia
Rating: 8.4 Very Good
Nestled in the heart of the city, The Westin Perth is only a short walk away from prime entertainment venues, lively shopping malls and highly regarded dining establishments. This elegant haven is a 10-minute drive from some of the city’s highlights, including Optus Stadium, Kings Park, and the Botanical Gardens. Elizabeth Quay, Perth Concert Hall and the Art Gallery of Western Australia are even closer.
A luxury hotel, The Westin Perth offers complimentary high-speed internet and 5-star amenities. The well-appointed rooms feature floor to ceiling windows, elegant yet modern bathrooms, one or more large flat screen TV’s and comfortable beds. Guests have access to 24-hour room service which can be organised through the in-room phone.
The 24-hour Fitness Studio is well equipped for strength and cardio vascular workouts, while the Bodhi J Spa officers a wide range of luxury wellness and beauty treatments. The hotel also features a heated infinity pool which is the perfect place to unwind and bask in the warm Australian sunshine.
Via the lobby of The Westin Perth, guests can access the Haven Lounge which serves a gourmet fusion of Australia, French and Italian cuisine. The hotel is also home to Garum, a celebrated contemporary Italian eatery inspired by ancient Roman cooking.
Great Eastern Highway, Burswood, 6104 Perth, Australia
Rating: 8.4 Very Good
For an indulgent, luxurious escape look no further than Crown Towers Perth. Located on the southern banks of the Swan River, this luxury hotel is 10-minutes from Elizabeth Quay and the Perth CBD. As part of Crown Perth, guests can conveniently access restaurants, bars, a theatre, spa, 24-hr fitness centre and casino.
The richly appointed rooms are spacious and offer stunning views of the surrounding area. The rooms have touch screen controls, complimentary Wi-Fi access and a high-definition television, while the bathrooms feature a deep bathtub, separate shower, and double vanity. Guests also have access to 24-hr room service.
A highlight of Crown Towers Perth the multi-tier pool area, featuring heated lagoon pools, comfortable day beds and poolside service by attentive waitstaff. For a more exclusive experience guests can also access The Enclave, a secluded infinity pool with private, elegantly furnished cabanas.
High above the ground, Crystal Club Lounge & Bar is an exclusive space where guest can enjoy fine dining with a view. Alternatively, TWR offers a bespoke bar experience while Epicurean is home to an indulgent array of cuisines. For a more unique fine dining experience guests can visit Nobu and taste a fusion of Japanese cuisine and South American tastes.
1 Barrack Street, Perth CBD, 6000 Perth, Australia
Rating: 8.6 Fabulous
Overlooking Elizabeth Quay, The Ritz-Carlton Perth boasts unparalleled views of the Swan River and CBD. As guests step out of the hotel, they find themselves surrounded by the quay, Supreme Court Gardens and Bell Tower. Only a short walk away, on Barrack Street and St George’s Terrace, are some of Perth’s premium shopping and dining destinations.
The hotel offers 24-hour room service, high-speed Wi-Fi, and comfortable beds with luxurious linens. All rooms feature floor to ceiling windows and a comfortable seating area from which guest can take in the magnificent views. The inviting, modern bathrooms have a deep, relaxing bathtub and separate rain show.
To ensure an exceptional luxury hotel experience, The Ritz-Carlton Perth has a waterfront wellness centre featuring relaxation lounges, vitality pools, spa baths and therapists offering holistic spa and beauty treatments. The heated infinity pool overlooks the river while the fitness centre includes a yoga studio, gym and two saunas.
For a fine dining experience that celebrates Western Australian flavours and produce, guests can visit Hearth Restaurant. Alternatively, the Hearth Lounge offers a lighter gourmet bar menu and premium cocktails. High above, the Songbird Bar & Lounge is the perfect place to take in the sunset while enjoying a casual yet delicious bar menu.
After securing your luxury hotel in Perth it is time to begin planning your dream travel itinerary for this laid-back city. To assist in creating the perfect experience, we are sharing eight of the most enjoyable things to do and places to see in the Perth metropolitan region.
With spectacular city views and vast bushlands, Kings Park is one of the world’s largest and well conserved inner-city parks. It is home to thousands of native plants and has a rich cultural heritage, with historical ties to European settlers and the local Indigenous Australian people. Enjoy a walk through the parklands, pay your respects at the State War Memorial or connect with the culture of the Noongar people. Once you have worked up an appetite, dine at Fraser’s Kings Park, an iconic Perth institution.
The Perth Cultural Centre is nestled in between the Perth CBD and Northbridge entertainment precinct. It is a vibrant space in the heart of the city, where art, culture, and history come together. Many of Western Australia’s key arts and cultural institutions can be found here, included the Art Gallery of Western Australian, State Library and newly renovated WA Museum Boola Bardip.
Western Australia is famous for its beautiful beaches, and one needs to look no further than the Perth coastline to see that this reputation is well deserved. Scarborough Beach, City Beach and Cottesloe Beach have white sands, crystal-clear water and breath-taking sunsets. Only a short stroll away are vibrant restaurants and bars that are perfect for meal overlooking the ocean.
For a unique memory of your time spent in Perth, be sure to stop by the Perth Hills Artisan Markets (PHAM). It’s the best known market in the city and has an incredible selection of hand-crafted treats that simply can’t be found in most other main-street retail shops. Here you’ll also find excellent food and coffe, as well as musicians to keep you entertained. Love And Labels is another local business located in the Perth area with a lots of unique and interesting treats on offer.
One of the original settlements of Western Australia, Fremantle has become an eclectic blend of different cultures and styles. Wander through the streets discovering vibrant street art, historically significant buildings, trendy cafes, and stores filled with handcrafted and bespoke items. From Friday through to Sunday the iconic Fremantle Markets are open, selling fresh local produce, handmade creations, and delicious snacks.
Take in unique views of Perth by cruising up and down the Swan River. Stretching from the Indian Ocean to the Darling Ranges, you can see the entire city from the comfort of a premium cruising ferry. Choose a time and experience that suits you, with breakfast, lunch, and evening cruises (after taking in one of the great Perth restaurants) on offer.
Only five minutes from the mainland, Penguin Island is a small island teeming with exciting marine life. You can meet the islands namesake, a colony of little penguins, famous for being the world’s smallest penguin species. Afterwards, cruise through the Shoalwater Marine Park to see wild dolphins, rare Australian sea lions and a fossilised ancient forest.
On the northern edge of Perth is the Swan Valley, one of Australia’s iconic wine regions. Here, you can sample the vast range of premium local produce that comes from its many farms, vineyards, breweries, orchards, and distilleries. You can drive through the valley at your own pace or sit back and enjoy a guided wine tour.
Off the coast of Perth is Rottnest Island, home to the selfie loving quokka! You can reach this idyllic island via the daily ferries leaving from Hillarys and Fremantle, or by chartering your own private yacht. Hire a bike to explore the various beaches and coves or see it from above with a sightseeing helicopter or plane ride. There is plenty to see under the water too, so prepare to grab a snorkel and jump in.