If you were asked to drop a pin on a map of Perth to find the most central location for just about everything the city has to offer, it would land pretty much in the lobby of Citadines St. Georges Terrace Perth. These serviced apartments offer space and style, friendly and helpful staff, and room configurations to suit everyone from families to business people, while providing the perfect base for all the sight-seeing, wandering and dining a visitor could want to do in Perth.
The property is an easy stroll from fine dining in the CBD and the nightlife mecca of Northbridge to the north and scenic Elizabeth Quay on the sparkling Swan River to the south. A five-minute drive or 15-minute walk and you’re right in the heart of Kings Park, with walking trails, lovely gardens, an adventure playground and sweeping views.
The modernist decor, grey-and-red colour palette and Perth skyline prints on the walls give all the rooms a sleek yet warm feel. Families can stay in adjoining rooms with an interior connecting door, offering the atmosphere of a spacious two-bedroom apartment. Kids are provided with a basket full of board games and DVDs during their stay and both rooms have a kitchenette, a desk for working (or colouring-in) and a neat (if slightly dated) bathroom with tub, shower and Botanical bath products.
Food and drinks
On the ground floor of the building is Total BS & Co., a high-ceilinged, casual and convivial eatery that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you’re with kids, take a 13-minute walk to The Island Brewhouse, a restaurant, café and brewery attractively perched on an island at Elizabeth Quay, accessed via a spectacular pedestrian bridge that curves above pelicans and black swans on the Swan River, and adjacent to a sprawling playground with climbing frames, ropes, swings and sandpit. A couple of blocks down St. Georges Terrace from Citadines is the wining and dining destination State Buildings, which contains some of Perth’s most celebrated bars and restaurants, including Long Chim, Post and Petition, all nestled in three of the city’s most iconic heritage buildings.
For business travellers
There’s only a small business hutch in the lobby, but workspace options abound nearby – Brookfield Place has free wi-fi and plenty of cafés and open areas for breaking out the laptop to get some emailing done and make a few phonecalls. Business visitors needing a more structured workspace can hire a hot desk or meeting rooms at Flux, which is just down the block.
For wellness travellers
Although there is no gym onsite, guests at Citadines have complimentary access to Goodlife Health Club, open seven days a week and just around the corner on Murray Street. Boutique yoga studio The Yoga Vine is literally next door to Citadines, offering everything from 45-minute Lunchtime Express sessions to their signature class, the energetic Dynamic Vinyasa. For those looking for a relaxing massage or deluxe beauty treatments, Endota Spa Perth is a four-minute amble away on Hay Street and a four-minute float back to Citadines.
The fab factor
Position, position, position. You’re exactly where you need to be in Perth, with an attractive price point for stylish, comfortable rooms.
Best for: Families and business travellers
Number of rooms: 85 studio and one-bedroom apartments
Rates from: Deluxe Rooms $180, Executive Rooms $195, Studio Premier Apartment (plus rollaway bed) $210, Family Apartment (two rooms, connected by interior door) $270
Wi-fi: Free and fast
Parking: Limited parking in underground garage, $30 a day
Address: 185 St. Georges Terrace, Perth
Telephone: +61 8 9226 3355