Holiday Inn Perth City Centre (Master Thread)

Old Nov 3, 2011, 5:33 am
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Holiday Inn Perth City Centre (Master Thread)

What ho, no stay reports at all for Perth? Time to fix this.

So last weekend was CHOGM 2011 ("rhymes with phlegm") and I popped into town for two nights to meet a friend. He was staying here and paying rack rate, viz. A$590/night (); I booked on points at a rather more reasonable 25k pts/night.

Good! ^
  • Location is super central, right on Hay St in the middle of the CBD, a short walk to the station or the river.
  • Like most Oz IHG properties, the building itself is old, but the lobby and rooms are recently renovated and in very good shape. They're also very quiet despite the central location.
  • For no obvious reason (I'm a lowly Gold these days), I was bumped up into an Executive King room, which is slightly larger and gets a "free minibar" (consisting of a half-bottle of wine, a bottle of water, peanuts and chocolates), free wired Internet and a filter coffee kit.
  • Again for no obvious reason, both my friend (who was not upgraded) and I also received a free full-sized bottle of wine.

Bad!
  • World's slowest elevators. At least there were three of them, so you only died of old age while waiting inside them, as opposed to while waiting for one to arrive.

Elevators and silly season prices aside, the property was quite good and I suspect I'll be staying here again next time I'm in Perth. The IHG alternatives certainly don't look too appealing: the IC and the 2nd HI are both in Burswood next to the casino and zip all else, and the CP gets consistently worse reviews despite being pricier.
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Old Jan 7, 2012, 2:34 am
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Thanks for your great Report. Do you thing the HI is an alternative to the CP and so to read horrible IC in Perth?
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 5:16 am
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Haven't stayed in either, but I haven't seen anything online that would make me want to!
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 10:46 pm
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Anyone stayed here recently?

I can book an award "KING BED EXECUTIVE" for the same price as a standard (25,000).

As posted by jpatokal, it comes with "extra refreshments like filter coffee and a complimentary Mini-bar amenity. Enjoy these high floor rooms with executive bathroom amenities and free Internet".
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Old Jan 10, 2014, 4:39 am
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Does anyone know the difference in the room levels here? Standard vs Superior vs Deluxe? HI website is very vague.
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 4:08 pm
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Well, I went by the Holiday Inn today to ask my question in person... he said the following:

Basically our standard room and superior room are the same. The deluxe room has free internet. And the executive room has a gift basket, better toiletries and a different bed.
All the rooms mentioned are the exact same size (except the "family room").

I mentioned that all reward members get free internet now and he said... "yea, true. So likely best to just book the base room". Too funny. They charge a little bit more for each room class...and yet, unless you get to executive you really get nothing for it. Unbelievable. No wonder the website is vague.

So either book the standard room (cheapest) or executive. Don't bother with superior or deluxe. I booked standard
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