ibis Styles East Perth Hotel in Australia

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Updated: September 23, 2020

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ibis Styles East Perth Hotel – Fashionable, peaceful, great value, and family-friendly.

The lobby area, with its vibrant colors, funky furniture, and scrolling TV screens, is indicative of the design and décor throughout. All rooms are compact, bordering on undersized, and there’s no pool, but the very competitive rates reflect these factors. Maximum possible windows add to the feeling of space and light throughout, and views from the rooms are far more appealing than most similar hotels in the city center. Children under twelve can stay and eat for free, and the twin bunk beds squeezed into double rooms are excellent for budget-conscious families. The ibis is serenely located close to the mighty Swan River which is lined with gardens and a cycling path, and is also walkable to the city’s two major sporting arenas.

ibis Styles East Perth Hotel – The Location

  • Address: 69 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, on the corner with Plain Street. In a suburb immediately east of the city center.
  • Area: Quiet, suburban area surrounded by parks. The hotel is about 300m from the river and 1 mile by free bus from the city center.
  • How to Get There: Confusingly, there are 4 terminals across the separate (but nearby) international (9 miles, 30-minute drive) and domestic (7 miles, 25-minute drive) airports. Main options are door-to-door shuttle buses by Perth City Shuttle or Just Transfers and taxis for about A$50. (See ‘Local Transport’ below for more information about taxis and ride-shares.) Also, express public buses (45-60 minutes) #380 (for Terminals 1 and 2) and #40 (for Terminals 3 and 4) stop across the road from the Hyatt Regency Hotel along Adelaide Terrace from the ibis (150m, 2-minute walk). Free shuttle buses operate 24/7 between the 2 airports. Note: Always double-check which terminal your flight arrives at/departs from.
  • Handy to: WACA Cricket Ground. Optus Stadium (for sports and events). The Perth Mint.

ibis Styles East Perth Hotel – The Basics

  • Guests: Combination of those on business and holidays and, at certain times, others attending sports and events at the 2 sporting arenas nearby: the WACA and Optus Stadium.
  • Pets: Only service animals (e.g. guide dogs) allowed.
  • Views: Fabulous glimpses of the Swan River, but only from the higher floors. The angle of the hotel at a corner precludes maximum possible river views.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected (or provided) at this sort of suburban boutique hotel.
  • Wi-Fi: Available free throughout for all guests.
  • Parking: Secure undercover or outdoor parking for a reasonable daily fee that is far cheaper than in the city center.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +61 (0)8 7099 3400
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Websites: all.accor.com / ibisstylesperth.com

ibis Styles East Perth Hotel – Amenities

  • Pool: No pool, but the very competitive rates reflect this. However, guests can use the pool for free at the Sebel East Perth hotel north up Plain Street (0.6 mile, 13-minute walk).
  • Spa: Not expected (or provided) at this sort of hotel.
  • Fitness Center: Surprisingly spacious and should satisfy most.
  • Other Facilities: Dry-cleaning. Business center.

ibis Styles East Perth Hotel – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Bar: With an unashamedly quirky vibe, the Eastside Social Restaurant & Bar is also sunny, airy, and bright. The menu, which includes pizzas with interesting toppings, doesn’t ignore children and vegetarians.
  • Breakfast: Not normally included but available for an extra cost.
  • Room Service: Available 24/7.

ibis Styles East Perth Hotel – Rooms

  • Room Types: Standard Rooms • Superior Rooms • Deluxe Rooms • Family Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking allowed anywhere on the hotel premises.
  • Best Room: Most rooms are the same size and feature an identical décor, but the Deluxe Rooms on a higher floor offer superior views of the river and are more distant from the road below.
  • For Families: The special Family Rooms feature double beds and twin bunk beds. They are the same size as the other rooms and are, therefore, very compact, but also great value. Otherwise, book connecting rooms. Children under 12 can stay and eat for free.

ibis Styles East Perth Hotel – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: With flat and shady streets, minimal traffic, and plenty of parks, the area is wonderful for walking. East Perth is also part of the fabulous 17-mile-long Perth Discoverer cycling trail that meanders along the foreshore of the nearby Swan River, around the edges of the city center, and through the massive Kings Park in West Perth. Bicycles (including electric ones and three-wheelers) can be rented through About Bike Hire in a riverside park nearby (0.5 mile, 10-minute walk), or the shared-bike company Spinway from outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel (100m, 2-minute walk).
  • Buses & Trains: The excellent public transport system includes the free Red CAT bus service that links East Perth with the city center. Stop #29 is only one block north of the hotel (0.1 mile, 3-minute walk). Otherwise, any bus heading west along Adelaide Terrace stops in downtown Perth as part of the free inner-city transit zone.
  • Taxis & Ride-shares: There are plenty of taxis along the city streets, or organize a pick-up through the 2 major companies: Swan Taxis (phone 131330) and Black & White Cabs (phone 133222). Ride-shares are also available through Uber, Ola, and DiDi.

ibis Styles East Perth Hotel – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

    Not a fabulous selection, so maybe head to the city center on the free CAT Bus (see above). Most restaurants sell alcohol and all pubs serve meals.

  • Shige Restaurant – Long-standing and authentic Japanese eatery with an extra-long menu specializing in seafood. Dinner only on most days. Down Plain Street towards the river. 1-minute walk (100m).
  • La Strada – One of a couple of options inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel down Adelaide Terrace. Coffee, breakfast, and healthy lunches; weekdays only. 2-minute walk (100m).
  • Kinky Lizard CBD – Likable and casual café offering outdoor tables and great-value meals with a Mediterranean flair. Open early for breakfast. West along Adelaide Terrace. 3-minute walk (0.1 mile).
  • Aachi Indian Cuisine – Family-run eatery for biryanis, samosas, and everything else in between. Just past Kinky Lizard. 4-minute walk (0.2 mile).
  • BlueRock Cafe Bar – At Comfort Hotel, slightly below street-level along Hay Street, a block north of the ibis. Quirky décor, breakfast buffet, and Asian fusion (dinner only). 6-minute walk (0.3 mile).

Shops

    A few modest minimarts along Hay Street one block north of the hotel, but little else, so head to the city center, 1.5 miles west and easily accessible by free public bus. In downtown, 2 pedestrian streets are packed with arcades, department stores, and cafés: Hay Street Mall (1 mile, 9 minutes by bus) and Murray Street Mall, along which is a tourist information kiosk (1 mile, 12 minutes by bus).

Attractions

  • WACA Cricket Ground – Lovingly known as ‘The Wacka’, it’s home to many interstate and international cricket matches. Museum and guided tours available. Northeast of the hotel via the lovely Queens Gardens. 9-minute walk (0.4 mile).
  • The Perth Mint – Based in a heritage building and one of the world’s oldest mints, it’s very interesting. Along Hay Street, towards the city center. 10-minute walk (0.5 mile).
  • Optus Stadium – Massive, award-winning arena hosting all games of Australian Rules Football in the interstate AFL and some shorter interstate cricket matches. Take the pedestrian bridge across the river. 25-minute walk (1 mile).

ibis Styles East Perth Hotel – The Hotel

The hotel is in an eastern suburb.

The ibis stands tall in the quiet, suburban area of East Perth, just over a mile from the city center.

The hotel is part of an international chain.

Part of an international chain of comfortable and affordable hotels, the ibis dominates a corner.

The hotel has a funky style.

The style of the hotel throughout is likably funky.

The guest lounge is by the reception.

The guest lounge across from the reception desks is spacious and fashionable.

The hotel has a lot of big windows.

The design – including the widest possible windows – adds greatly to the appeal.

Eastside Social Restaurant & Bar is on the ground floor.

On the ground floor of the hotel is the bright and cheery Eastside Social Restaurant & Bar.

The bar has great happy hours.

The bar attached to the Eastside Social Restaurant offers all sorts of drinks as well as happy hours.

The gym is surprisingly large.

Although there is no pool, the fitness center is pleasingly large.

Rooms are similar.

Most rooms are the same size and feature an identical décor.

The compact rooms feature small tables and chairs.

All rooms are compact – if a little undersized – but there’s enough space for a small table and chair.

Family rooms come with bunk beds.

Family Rooms can squeeze in 4 people and are exceptionally good value.

The hotel offers pretty views.

The angle of the hotel means that most rooms do not offer this sort of view. This photo was taken from the end of the corridor near the lifts.

Breakfast is good at the nearby La Strada café.

La Strada café inside the nearby Hyatt Regency Hotel opens early for breakfast.

Shige is a great authentic Japanese restaurant.

Just down the street towards the river from the ibis is this authentic Japanese restaurant.

Infinity Café serves good Mediterranean fare.

With a focus on Mediterranean cuisine, the Kinky Lizard CBD cafe (previously known as Infinity Café) is west along Adelaide Terrace.

Aachi Indian Cuisine restaurant is family-run.

The family-run Aachi Indian Cuisine restaurant has been serving locals for many years.

Bluerock is popular for its Asian menu.

Popular for buffet breakfast and Asian food at dinner, Bluerock is located northwest of the hotel.

The Ozone Reserve is close by.

One major attraction of staying at the ibis is its proximity on foot to the Ozone Reserve alongside the river.

Lake Vastro has several lakeside paths.

Paths and boardwalks are positioned along Lake Vasto within a few minutes of the hotel.

There is a nice path beside the river.

Along the mighty Swan River near the hotel is an extended walking/cycling path.

Queens Gardens is close by.

Just one block north of the ibis is the lovely Queens Gardens.

The WACA Cricket Ground is next to Queens Gardens.

These light towers seen from Queens Gardens are part of the WACA Cricket Ground.

Buses in the city center are free.

This is the nearest bus stop to the ibis Hotel. All buses heading west along the road (Adelaide Terrace) are free and stop in the city center.

Hay Street Mall pedestrian street is very popular.

Hay Street Mall pedestrian street with its department stores and arcades can be reached by free public bus.

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