Hotels: Miss Maud Swedish Hotel, Perth WA Australia

Perth has a wide range of hotels and pricing, like any other major Australian city. For this trip, I was trying to find good quality at a reasonable price (who doesn’t want that?) and – with 39 nights to book – to keep prices under $150 per night.

This hotel got really good reviews on Tripadvisor (in the top 10 of Perth hotels at the time of writing).  However, I’d looked at the pictures online and had booked a budget double, so I wasn’t expecting amazing!


The corridors look a little worn out and the theme of ‘well worn but clean’ is consistent across the property.


The budget double is not huge and the window, high in the wall, looks on to an interior roof – it’s bright(ish) during the day but no view is what you suffer for the budget end of the room options. I’ll be back here in March 2019, in a different type of room, so I’m hoping for better.


The bathroom will not win design awards but it was spotlessly clean. All the facilities that you expect are there.  I’ve made it a habit to bring decent quality shampoo and shower gel with me, rather than use very variable hotel-issue products (unless they’re amazing like by L’Occitane!).


I hadn’t come across this brand, so I made great use of my Christmas gift of Molton Brown shower gels that my nephew got for me! Thanks, Marc!


You can see from these shots it’s not very glam, but is very clean.


Water pressure is fine, no complaints.


Here is what I imagine is the Swedish touch, a mural of a woodland scene and touches of pine.


The bed is comfortable and the linen of good quality.  Also: great pillows. Miss Maud’s Hotel gets the basics absolutely spot on and I think this is why they get such good ratings.  That, plus the amazing smorgasbord breakfast, is a winner in a market saturated with chain hotel brands.


I have to say, this pine is giving me a bit of a 70s throwback headache! Tea and coffee are provided, with mini-bar facilities.


So I’ll be back here in a few weeks to see what the larger rooms are like.  This was grand for what I needed and close to the CBD/downtown area.  A good start to this Australian trip!


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