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Updated: September 11, 2020

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QT Perth – Wonderfully chic and oh-so convenient.

The QT boasts a prime corner position in a surprisingly quiet part of downtown, just across the road from the fantastic Murray Street Mall shopping precinct. Within a countrywide chain of fashionable boutique hotels, it offers unique character and abundant personality – from the brightly-dressed concierge to the décor in the lobby reflecting modern-day Western Australia. The décor in every room is vivid and vibrant, with murals above the bed and a dozen different colors across the walls, floor, and furnishings – not always matching, but intriguing nonetheless. Also memorable are the marble bathrooms, window-side sofas, and doors made of locally-produced jarrah wood. No pool but guests adore the first-class location, splendid design, and Perth’s highest rooftop bar.

QT Perth – The Location

  • Address: 388 Murray Street, a major thoroughfare through downtown Perth. On the corner of Barrack Street.
  • Area: Because of the city layout, with Murray Street extending into a pedestrian-only shopping district, the immediate area is remarkably free of traffic and noise. It’s also very convenient for shopping, restaurants, transport, and all sorts of amenities and attractions around the city center.
  • How to Get There: Confusingly, there are 4 terminals across the separate (but nearby) international (10 miles, 30-minute drive) and domestic (8 miles, 25-minute drive) airports. Only real 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 at the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station (0.7 mile, 7-minute walk). Free shuttle buses operate 24/7 between the 2 airports. Note: Always double-check which terminal your flight arrives at/departs from.

QT Perth – The Basics

  • Guests: Some business people but most guests are on holiday, especially for short getaways.
  • Pets: Only service animals (e.g. guide dogs) allowed.
  • Views: On a corner, so 2 sides are not blocked by nearby high-rises. Overall, views are better than from most hotels in downtown Perth.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected (or provided) at this sort of inner-city hotel.
  • Extras: Sometimes themed events and special workshops are held in the lobby area.
  • Wi-Fi: Available free throughout for all guests.
  • Parking: Valet parking available in a public carpark nearby for a reasonable daily fee.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +61 (0)8 9225 8000
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: qthotels.com

QT Perth – Amenities

  • Pool: No pool, but perhaps not that surprising for this minimalist and fashionable boutique hotel.
  • Spa: Not expected (or provided).
  • Fitness Center: Decent size with enough equipment to please most.

QT Perth – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants: Santini Grill – Award-winning bistro serving contemporary Italian cuisine. Adding to the appeal are the walk-thru wine cellar and open-plan kitchen with wood-fired pizza oven and dangling strands of pasta. • QT Café – Casual café featuring a funky design. At the lobby level, it’s open early for coffee and light meals.
  • Bars: Santini Bar – Attached to the namesake restaurant with dazzling décor and leather seats. Also, cocktails, snacks, and live jazz on weekends. • Rooftop at QT – Perth’s highest bar offers intimate seating and an attractive open-air design. Especially romantic after dark.
  • Breakfast: Not normally included but this depends on the room and how it was booked.
  • Room Service: Available 24/7.

QT Perth – Rooms

  • Room Types: QT King Rooms • QT Twin Rooms • QT Deluxe King Rooms • QT Deluxe Twin Rooms • QT Executive King Rooms • QT Luxe King Rooms • QT Accessible King Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking allowed anywhere on the premises.
  • Best Room: QT Luxe King Rooms are the largest and most glamorous, and they offer terrific views from the highest floors.
  • For Families: A rollaway bed can be added to each room for a small child. Otherwise, book connecting rooms.

QT Perth – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: With so much to see, the city center is pleasant for walking, and the hotel is in a surprisingly quiet section of downtown. Not a great area for cycling, however, so use the fabulous 17-mile long Perth Discoverer trail that skirts the edge of downtown (including Elizabeth Quay), meanders along the foreshore of Swan River, and circles the massive Kings Park in West Perth. Shared-bikes can be rented through Spinway – the most convenient pickup point is outside The Ritz-Carlton, Perth hotel at Elizabeth Quay (0.3 mile, 7-minute walk).
  • Buses & Trains: The excellent public transport system includes 4 free CAT bus services that loop around the city center and connect to Elizabeth Quay, West Perth, East Perth, and Northbridge. Buses travel every few minutes daily from about 6 am to 7 pm (until later on Fridays and Saturdays). Three bus stops are close by: #13 and #26 for the Yellow CAT bus on Wellington Street (0.1 mile, 3-minute walk) and #25 for the Red CAT bus on Murray Street (0.1 mile, 3-minute walk). Trains to the rejuvenated port and seaside district of Fremantle leave from the Perth station (0.2 mile, 5-minute walk north via Barrack Street).
  • 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.

QT Perth – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

    All pubs serve meals and most restaurants sell alcohol. In the immediate area are numerous cheap and cheerful cafes serving Asian food: Vietnamese, Korean, and Cambodian.

  • My Place Bar & Restaurant – Prime position on the corner of Murray and Pier streets. Flamboyant décor, live music, and excellent food/drink specials. 3-minute walk (0.1 mile).
  • Barrel House Saloon & Eatery – Plenty of seats inside and along the sidewalk as well as wood furnishings, tasty meals, and cheap drinks. 3-minute walk (0.1 mile).
  • Ikhwan Café Perth – One in a row of inexpensive cafes on Pier Street and opposite Barrel House. Authentic Malaysian food and super-friendly. 3-minute walk (0.2 mile).
  • Retro Bar – Big-screen TV sports, delicious meals, and family-friendly. What’s not to love? On Hay Street, one block south of the QT. 4-minute walk (0.2 mile).
  • Miss Maud Restaurant – Great value, especially for breakfast, with tables along the sidewalk and a likable old-fashioned design. Also a pastry shop. 8-minute walk (0.4 mile).

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QT Perth – The Hotel

The hotel is in downtown Perth.

The QT soars above a corner in a surprisingly quiet part of downtown Perth.

Novotel is a fashionable boutique hotel.

The hotel is one in a chain of fashionable boutique hotels across the country.

The hotel has a vibrant decor.

The décor and design throughout the QT is so vibrant and hip – especially in the guest lounge opposite the reception desks.

QT Café is in the lobby.

Also at lobby level, the QT Café serves tasty coffee and light meals.

Santini Bar is classy.

Particularly sophisticated is the Santini Bar at the hotel.

Santini Grill has an Italian menu.

The stylish Santini Grill at the QT offers a menu of contemporary Italian cuisine.

Santini Grill has an open kitchen.

The open-plan kitchen at the Santini Grill is particularly large and lively.

The gym is of a decent size.

There is no pool but the fitness center is a decent size.

The hotel's rooftop bar is the highest in the city.

Rooftop at QT is the highest bar in Perth.

The bar is spacious and colorful.

The bar is spacious and brightly decorated.

Rooms have a colorful decor.

All categories of rooms feature a vivid décor typical of the hotel throughout.

Rooms have an interesting decor.

The colors may not always match but the décor is certainly interesting.

All rooms have marble bathrooms.

One standout feature of each room is the marble bathroom.

The hotel is in an appealing downtown area.

The QT is in an appealing section of the city center where historic churches share limited space with modern skyscrapers.

The neighborhood is very quiet.

With a pedestrian street just across the road, the area surrounding the hotel is remarkably quiet.

Pier Street has a lot of cafes.

One block from the hotel, Pier Street offers several quiet places to eat and drink.

Miss Maud is a pleasant restaurant.

The décor and menu are very inviting at the Miss Maud Restaurant.

The Retro Bar serves delicious food.

One block from the QT, the Retro Bar offers a family-friendly vibe and delicious meals.

Barrel House Saloon & Eatery is a great restaurant.

Another appealing place to eat and drink along Pier Street is the Barrel House Saloon & Eatery.

My Place Bar & Restaurant is very glitzy.

The inside of My Place Bar & Restaurant is very glitzy.

Hay Street Mall pedestrian street is very popular.

Right across Barrack Street from the QT hotel, the Hay Street Mall (pedestrian street) is packed with places to shop and eat.

Historical buildings are along Murray Street Mall.

There are numerous historical buildings just steps from the hotel along Murray Street Mall.

Elizabeth Quay features a lot of cafes and a bus station.

A few minutes down Barrack Street from the QT is the rejuvenated waterfront precinct of Elizabeth Quay.

There is a free CAT bus service in the city center.

To explore inner-city areas like Northbridge, East Perth, and West Perth, the free CAT bus is very useful.

The train station is north of the hotel.

The Perth train station for services to the revitalized port and seaside district of Fremantle is north of the hotel.

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