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Booking hotels for my family

Somewhere along the line I got a reputation for being great at choosing hotels. Now my family comes straight to me every time they are going on a trip and asks me to choose the hotels. It's fun to go exploring travel sites but can be a little sad when you realise you aren't going on the holiday with family. I am pretty good at finding great deals on the big chains, but also on cool little local boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts. This blog has some of my tips for other people when they are booking hotels and accommodations.

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Where to stay for a romantic getaway in Perth

by Samuel Wood

Perth is a hidden jewel with a number of attractions that make it suitable for wonderful romantic holiday. Here are some regions to check when searching for great accommodation for your next Perth getaway. 

The CBD (central business district)

The CBD is the perfect place to start off a holiday in Perth. You can visit a number of sites including walking or biking along the Swan River, visiting the newly opened Elizabeth Quay and trekking up the hill to Kings Park to enjoy the wonderful views. The CBD is the centre of the public transport network and a range of free CAT buses circle the city to help you get around, whilst the effective train system can get you anywhere you'd like to go after dark. 

While Perth's CBD had a reputation of being somewhat dull after dark, in recent years the council has supported the opening of many small bars and has regenerated the centre of the city with pop-up stores and restaurants. It's now a fun and lively place to stay with plenty to do after dark. It's a great place to stay to enjoy all Perth has to offer. 


If you enjoy snorkelling and water sports, Rockingham, a southern coastal suburb of Perth, has endless options. With Perth's very mild winters, much of the water sports continue year round or only shut between July and September. The beaches are spectacular, and you can often find yourself sharing a swim with penguins and dolphins during the warmer months. This is a great location for a nature oriented getaway. 


While historically it's own city, Fremantle has been engulfed by the city of Perth. The coastal suburb has a rich industrial history as a working port and an interesting mix of repurposed buildings now operating as shops, art galleries, housing and part of the nearby university. The vibe of the suburb is laid back and funky, with a range of young and old enjoying the vibrant nightlife and food scene. Be sure to take the Fremantle prison tour after dark if you like a scare, as it is an interesting glimpse into the history of Fremantle as well as Western Australia as a whole. 

No matter where you choose to stay when you visit Perth you'll be bound to have a romantic and memorable trip. Perth has some beautiful boutique hotels that make the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway.