Four Points Sheraton Perth is a hotel targeted at businessmen visiting western Australia. With a great location for various activities, it is no wonder that this hotel is now a popular choice for many tourists and not just businessmen. I review this hotel to see if it lives up to the reputation that Starwood group has created for it.
Date of stay: October 2013
707 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000, Australia â€Ž
+61 8 9327 7000
Prices are from as low as AUD $132 per night for the most basic room when you book in advance via the hotel’s official website. When you book in advance via hotel booking websites, the best price is about the same, at AUD $131.75 per night.
The Four Points Sheraton Perth which is a mere 25 minutes drive from the airport is conveniently located at the end of the CBD area of Perth, right opposite Perth Arena and also within walking distance to many shopping malls such as Harbour Town and Murray Street mall. Not only is this location convenient for the shopping lovers and workaholics, it also provides the opportunity for one to relax and de-stress at the nearby Botanical Gardens.
My trip to Perth brought me to room 617 of this hotel which is a superior room, the cheapest of all that is available. Room 617 has temperature control (air conditioning) that wasn’t noisy at all. The room was spacious and furnished with a modern touch and was very comfortable. However, I felt that the decor and design of the room, put together, lacked a little warmth and thus failed to offer a cosy, homely touch to visitors. On the bright side, there were some pleasant touches made to the room, such as a small comfortable sofa chair complete with a coffee table, a work desk and a TV which even has access to some US and British channels. Being largely a business hotel, with majority of its guests having appointments in Perth’s CBD, I felt that the hotel should have done more to the work desk, such as provide HDMI and VGA capabilities and maybe a free stationery kit as well. After all, these little details are what makes a businessman’s trip more convenient and enjoyable.
One aspect about the layout of the room that guests might not like is that the entrance door to the toilet faces the bed directly. I believe some superstitious Chinese guests would not like this design. However, the bathroom is kept clean and well maintained, so there would not be any concerns regarding hygiene.
Free wifi is only available in common areas such as the lobby, restaurant and fitness centre (In-room wifi is charged at $20 for 24 hours for 3 devices) and I felt that this should not be the case for this hotel. This is because Four Points Sheraton Perth is more often visited by businessmen due to its close proximity to the CBD. This being the case, I would assume that many guests would appreciate it if there were complimentary in-room wifi for the convenience of most of the hotel’s guests so that they can continue with their work in the repose of their room.
Another area which left me disappointed was the lack of good views of its rooms. Room 617 had unspectacular views and I have even heard that some rooms facing the back of the hotel had views of dirty back streets and graffiti on the walls of neighbouring buildings. Such unpleasant views would definitely be a turn off for those who wish to spend long periods of time relaxing in the hotel room.
The bathroom was spacious, clean and equipped with all the basic amenities such as hand soap, shampoo and shower gel. The interior looked new and well maintained. The unblemished white floor tiles and marble sink top gives the bathroom a luxurious feel.
The water pressure from the shower head was just right and the water temperature was always easily adjusted. In fact, I must admit that I really enjoyed the quality of the bathroom and it was a major plus point for this hotel.Â
Bottled water is complimentary andÂ available in room, but what disappointed me was the relatively sparse mini-bar and almost empty refrigerator. With only a few bottles of drinks and no snacks or tidbits available, one would have to do some grocery shopping in order to be able to snack in the comfort of the room.
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