Our requirements for our 10 day stay in Perth was two bedroomed accommodation with two bathrooms, cooking facilities an out door area and prefereably in a quiet area close to the CBD. Bailey's Motel met that criteria admirably. We were quite comfortable in our two units with interconnecting doors so that our teenage daughters had their own space (and so did we) We were on the second floor and our balcony overlooked the carparking area and then towards the CBD so we had a nice view of the highrise city lights. Our kitchen consisted of a kitchen bench, microwave, toaster and a small oven with an element on top - I managed to cook nine meals on it for a family - it reminded me a bit of camping, you rough it a little because that is all you have (I took my own frying pan so that I was guaranteed of a decent cooking insturment) The motel is conveniently located to a number of bus stops (the CAT system which is free and extremely well run) so getting around was great. The street was mostly quiet but as we were opposite a building site it did get noisy first thing in the morning during the week but it was quiet on Sunday. It didn't really bother us as we are early risers but they do start at 7am. The rooms were clean on the surface - the bed linen was of a reasonably good quality, our rooms were serviced daily with clean towels provided. We made use of the pool as it was still on the warm side for us (May weather was on average 23 degrees). Thats the good points. The down side of the accommodation was the towels smelt like kitchen fat - I walked past a door and saw a pile of towels in the kitchen area so I am assuming they are folded in the vacinity of the restaurant kitchen and have picked up the cooking odours - not very pleasant after a shower! The air conditioning units and the fans in the bathrooms were absolutly filthy so were the ceiling fans. The ceiling fan in our room (22) went but only when the light was on so pity help anyone who wants the fan on at night in summer - the manager said that it had been wired incorrectly and the electrician was due this week - judging by the dust buildup on the fan I would say that this was a standard answer to our common complaint. It was really annoying, especially once it got cooler at night as you wanted the lights on but no fan. To the Management - for goodness sake get it fixed!. The cleanliness of the rooms left a bit to be desired, the net curtains need a good wash as they are brown with dust, the edges of the head boards need to be cleaned and so the the top of the tiles in the bathrooms and the skirting boards - these are all areas easily accesable for the cleaner and take two minutes to do but are so obvious to the tenant that it gives the place a slightly seedy appearance. Yes the rooms have been refurbished but I would say that it is some time ago. If the management could clean the rooms better it would be a very good place to stay but there it little attention to detail and it shows. If I had to I would stay again as it did meet our criteria and it was affordably priced compared to other accommodation in Perth. If you are looking for somewhere to stay, this would be a safe bet but don't have high expectations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Baileys Motel introduces quality and affordable accommodation within walking distance to Perth CBD. Guests enjoy access to swimming pool and the great Italian/Mediterranean cooking at the popular fully licensed Cafe BellaVista Restaurant & Pizzeria. Located in East Perth, close to the WACA, Gloucester Park, Claisebrook Cove and Royal Perth Hospital, a Free City CAT bus runs regularly from outside the premises. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Baileys Parkside Hotel