Stayed 3 nights at Fothergills of Fremantle at the end of our 3 week tour of WA. Booked the O'Connor Room which was spacious and nicely furnished, although the ensuite was tiny but functional. Kettle with tea and coffee etc and fridge, although not sure how long the jug of milk had been in the fridge as by our second morning, the milk curdled in our morning cuppa!
Breakfasts were good and plentiful, served in a pleasant conservatory. However, the same cakes/muffins appeared on the table 3 mornings in a row, so again not sure how fresh these were.
The B&B is on a very busy road and therefore sitting on the terrace outside was always noisy. The view from the terrace was not all that impressive as it overlooks the industrial port! but we did see some lovely sunsets from there. The B&B is quite well located, only being a 10 minute walk from town, although the last 100 yards or so is uphill and if you didn't want to walk, the free red CAT bus runs from just down the road. The staff were pleasant and helpful.
We booked the airport shuttle on our day of departure as detailed in the information book in our room (although the telephone number was incorrectly listed) and were subsequently advised by the manageress not to book the shuttle as they were inclined to be unreliable and not turn up. We were therefore a little surprised (and relieved!) when the shuttle turned up exactly as scheduled. When we talked to the driver about their apparent unreliability, we were told that the company had changed hands 2 years ago and that they pride themselves on providing an excellent efficient service with good communication and we can only agree that this what we experienced. We would therefore recommend the shuttle and the correct telephone number for them is: 9457 7150. The shuttle is also quite a bit cheaper than a taxi.
Would we stay again? Probably not, as we feel it is not the luxury accommodation as advertised, lacking attention to detail and we therefore feel it is a little overpriced.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Award winning heritage 19C houses with spacious rooms all comfortably furnished and decorated with paintings and sculpture. Feast on our generous cooked and continental breakfast at modest cost. Watch the sunset over the ocean from our verandas. Enjoy the outdoor art in our peaceful flower-filled courtyards. A short walk from the centre of town, trains, ferries and attractions. ... more less