ALOFT PERTH 27 Rowe Avenue, Rivervale, WA; aloftperth.com Verdict: A big new hotel with modern, youthful flourishes and a good in-house restaurant. Surrounded by little you’d want to walk to, it fits snugly into the transiting, overnight-stay category. Score: ★★★☆☆
We rated: The spacious room and huge, glazed windows granting 180-degree elevated views across aspects of Perth, plus the bubbly service. We’d change: What the nearairport location offers to short-stay travellers will not serve pedestrian-oriented visitors wanting the city on their doorstep. Notes: We opted for a ‘breezy’ room with river views and scored a $209 winter special, which included a cocktail at the bar, buffet breakfast and a leisurely 12 noon check-out.