Sitting on a short, steep jacaranda-lined cul-de-sac, this off-the-radar stop has broad appeal. The edgy yet understated vibe will easily impress design aficionados. All rooms have a private balcony (some with views) or a garden terrace, as well as a well-equipped kitchen, ideal for self-catering or those travelling with little ones. The CBD is only metres down the hill, making the location a smart base for business visitors, and fitness buffs will love that Kings Park is at the end of the road. Foodies should head downstairs to the much-hyped café in the foyer, Mount Street Breakfast Bar, where locals, visitors and Lycra-clad cyclists mingle over baked eggs, zucchini or corn fritters and Five Senses coffee.
This strip of West Perth is packed with million-dollar apartments that enjoy views of the Swan River and city skyline. The CBD is a short walk away, as are the high-end boutiques of King Street (think Chanel, Prada, Tiffany & Co. and Georg Jensen, among others). Take a stroll through Kings Park or challenge yourself with Jacob’s Ladder, a 242-stair, 43-metre incline at the edge of the park. Stand at the top for unbeatable Perth views, day or night.
Riverview Hotel | 42 Mount Street, Perth | +61 8 9321 8963