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Aloft Perth Breezy Corner King Room – Picture Review

A funky design, close to airport, excellent parking and great value

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Following my Qantas Dreamliner flight from Melbourne to Perth, I needed accommodation for one night before flying back to Sydney.

I usually stay at the Four Points located in the CBD, however, on this trip I wanted to check out the new Aloft Perth, which is located in Rivervale, just 10 minutes from the CBD and 15 minutes from the airport. My business regularly holds events in Perth each year, so was in also interested in inspecting the Aloft conference facilities.

Research & Booking

The Aloft Perth is ranked #6 out of 66 hotels in Perth on TripAdvisor, which is at the top end of the pack.

At the time of writing this review, this property was classified as an SPG Category 3 property, costing 7,000 Starpoints per night.

Due to the merger of SPG into Marriott Rewards, this is now a Marriott Category 3 property, costing 15,000/17,500/20,000 Marriott Rewards points per night (off-peak/standard/peak).

I booked a standard Aloft Room on a flexible SPG Member rate for $171 per night.

On arrival, the very friendly and super helpful Leila knew it was my first stay, so she explained all the hotel facilities.

Due to my SPG Platinum status, I was upgraded to a Breezy Corner Room, which averages $260-$300 per night.

The Room: Breezy Corner King Room

Stepping into the room via the hallway, there is Perth-inspired wall art on the right side and entry to the large bathroom on the left.

When I walked into the bedroom, all I could think was, ‘WOW!’

Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the 33-square-metre room with sunlight and deliver panoramic views north over the Swan River and out west over to the airport.

AvGeeks will enjoy sitting on the chaise lounge and watching aircraft land or take-off—though bring your zoom lens if you want to photograph them.

There are a mini-fridge and tea and coffee making facilities just after the entrance.

A large 55-inch LED television hangs on the wall, which can be watched from the king-sized bed or chaise lounge. A table is positioned in front of the lounge so you can work from the lounge or sit in the chair on the opposite side. A power point is located under the TV so you can charge your laptop while working at the table.

More power points with inbuilt USB sockets are located on both sides of the bed along with master light switches.

The bathroom features a walk-in ‘rainforest’ shower, luggage storage area, cupboard, safe and hanging space.

Bliss-branded toiletries are included. This is the same brand of products you’ll find at W Hotels, however, Aloft provides a different selection of products.

The Hotel

The double-story lobby is inviting, with tunes playing from the adjacent W XYZ Bar and a fabulous pink reindeer on display ready for Christmas.

Dining

Grab-and-go snacks are available from the 24/7 pantry Re:fuel in the lobby.

Breakfast is held at Re:fuel and the full buffet breakfast is $29 per person or $22 for the continental buffet, which excludes the hot food options.

The full buffet selection includes the standard hot options, pastries, a dedicated Asian selection and instant coffee. Espresso coffee is available for an extra $3.50.

Springs Kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Located behind the lobby, the Re:mix Lounge has comfortable seating, ping-pong and foosball table games.

There is also the W XYZ Bar.

Amenities

There is an outdoor 18-metre heated splash pool on the ground floor and a large Re:charge gym on Level 1, which is well-equipped with new, modern equipment and is open 24/7.

They also have a decent-sized conference area.

Around Aloft Perth

As I was only there overnight I didn’t have the opportunity to explore the immediate area. I dined out in the CBD, which is only 10 minutes via taxi or rideshare.

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Our take – Aloft Perth

Aloft Hotels are marketed as ‘a vision of W Hotels’ and this hotel certainly hits the brief with its funky design language. The lower price point of the Aloft will also have a wider appeal than a W Hotel.

Its proximity to the airport, excellent parking and event facilities will also appeal to business travellers.

I was really impressed by the room, facilities and value, so I’ll definitely choose the Aloft for my next Perth stay or business event.

Notable Awards

  • Winner of AHA WA 2017 Accommodation Industry Awards – Best Superior Accommodation Hotel
  • Winner of AHA WA 2017 Accommodation Industry Awards – Best New Accommodation Hotel
  • Winner of AHA WA 2017 Hospitality Awards for Excellence – Best Conference and Functions
Aloft Perth Breezy Corner King Room – Picture Review was last modified: August 22nd, 2018 by Greg Stone

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  1. Greg Stone Author

    The full buffet breakfast is offered to SPG Platinum guests at the Aloft and Four Points. The breakfast is better at Four Points as they offer made-to-order eggs and auto espresso machine coffee and not filter coffee. I hope this helps!

  2. Naz

    RG, I’ve stayed at both. Aloft is way better as it’s newer. Only negative is the location as you will need a cab to get to city.

    Unsure about your question though as when I stayed was only gold. Have however reached platinum in November. Will leave that to Greg to answer.

  3. Marty

    It’s a really nice hotel and great value as so far $140-$170 per night is going rate.
    Parking is $10 per night though, with limited free external and street parks available if you are lucky.
    You didn’t miss anything by not walking the local area as Rivervale is a hole.

    • Greg Stone Author

      Unfortunately, there wasn’t one available at check-in. I always check availability on the app the day before and also the day of arrival just to keep the check-in staff honest 🙂 So I knew already the suites were already taken before I checked in.

  4. RG

    I am heading to Perth next month and am currently booked on the slightly lower flexible rate with Four Points. After this review, I am tempted to switch. One question, as SPG plat, did they offer you continental or full buffet brekky Greg?

    • Greg Stone Author

      The full buffet breakfast is offered to SPG Platinum guests at the Aloft and Four Points. The breakfast is better at Four Points as they offer made-to-order eggs and auto espresso machine coffee and not filter coffee. I hope this helps!

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