The Best Romantic Hotels to Book in Perth, Western Australia

Gaze out over the Swan River through floor-to-ceiling windows at the Ritz-Carlton, Perth
Gaze out over the Swan River through floor-to-ceiling windows at the Ritz-Carlton, Perth | Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton, Perth / Booking.com
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3 November 2021
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Perth is unique: the world’s most isolated city, with more than 1,300mi (2,100km) between here and the next city. But there’s never a dull moment for lovers, what with picturesque beaches, nature reserves and historical buildings to explore hand in hand. There are great places to stay, conveniently located close to shopping centres and cafes as well as top attractions such as the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Western Australia Museum and St Mary’s Cathedral. Expect, too, pulse-quickening views of the city and heart-melting sunsets over the ocean. Here’s where to stay for sheer romance factor – book your romantic hotel in Perth via Culture Trip.

Pan Pacific Perth, for amazing views

King bedroom with wood furnishings, pale carpeting, charcoal armchair and desk
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Breathtaking scenic views surround this five-star luxury hotel which has a fitness centre, swimming pool and (if you’re mixing passion with professionalism) a state-of-the-art boardroom for business meetings. Rooms are spacious and bright with a homely cream-coloured palette and range from the deluxe river view room to the magnificent presidential suite, should you be in Melbourne to, say, pop the question. The hotel is spoilt for restaurants – strum your tastebuds with Peruvian ceviche at Uma. And enjoy time together at Swan Valley, Perth Zoo, Cottesloe Beach, Optus Stadium, Barrack Street Jetty and Kings Park.

Luxury living at the Ritz-Carlton, Perth

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Holding pride of place in Elizabeth Quay is the Ritz-Carlton, which gazes out over the Swan River – see it from the infinity pool, and relax into the luxury spa, home to bespoke pampering rituals. The suites, namely Ritz-Carlton, Elizabeth Quay and Langley Park, are the ne plus ultra spaces, with exquisite waterfront views through floor-to-ceiling windows – but even entry-level studios have great outlooks. For a romantic boost, there’s a breakfast-for-two deal, with a bottle of sparkling wine. But nothing’s sexier than river-sunset-view cocktails in-house at ​​Songbird Bar & Lounge, after returning from exploring Elizabeth Bay and the nearby public-art installations and shopping options.

Alex Hotel, for cool-toned interiors

Snug bedroom with large bed, cool pink walls, full-length mounted mirror and large windows
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The head-turningly cubic Alex Hotel captures and celebrates the creative spirit of its location, at James Street in Northbridge. Just take a look at the funky compact bedrooms in their suave palette of tobacco-dark and creamy-white. Options range from small to family rooms, or shared with bunk beds. Everyone heads up to the rooftop for some of the best views of Perth (and often for a party). Or hit the always energised in-house Shadow Wine Bar for a few rounds of heady vermouths and Australian wines.

Heritage and history at the Melbourne Hotel

Large king room in grey and white colour scheme with orange leather armchair, French doors and bar nook
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Hidden in the heart of Perth at the corner of Hay and Milligan Streets is the Melbourne Hotel – a part of the city fabric since 1897. The contemporary redesign – new architecture bolted onto old-world balconied glamour – reflects the dynamic landscape of Perth. Nodding to sumptuous heritage hotel living, rooms blend eras, too – some rooms have high ceilings and sash windows; others flaunt work desks and trendy white walls. Hang around and pub it in-house at De Baun & Co before Cantonese dishes at the hotel’s Grand Orient restaurant. Or step out – attractions such as the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre and Perth Arena are close by.

Crown Metropol, for casino action

Pool area at Crown Metropol Perth with loungers and cabanas with modern hotel building in background
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Find this contemporary beauty in Burswood, on the banks of the Swan River with Perth-skyline views. Settle into one of the generously proportioned accommodation options – from 42sqm (450sqft) room to a 150sqm (1,615sqft) loft – and you’ll soon drift off, soothed by the modern neutral tones. If you want to feel like a local, book the apartment, with its wraparound balcony and al fresco dining – there’s even a BBQ station. Take time to nose around the hotel and you’ll find a casino and a swanky Lobby Lounge bar as well as indoor, outdoor and child-friendly swimming pools. It’s almost like a holiday resort in the big city.

Utter serenity at Como the Treasury

Modern, neutral-tone room with queen bed, couch and armchair, off-white carpeting and wood furnishing
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Here’s a modern luxury hotel of 48 elegant rooms, inhabiting 19th-century state buildings in Perth’s newly revitalised historic heart. Neutral tones, lit by sun through large windows, are the calling card of Christina Ong, who owns the Como group, with impossibly stylish, minimalist properties from Bali to London, Turks & Caicos to Thailand. Hence the presence here of her signature spa brand, Shambhala Wellness Urban Escape: after a swim in the 20m (65ft) pool, settle in for otherworldly pampering – or try a Couples Massage Workshop. Then dine on ​​Italian with a twist – say, spaghetti and Shark Bay prawns in vermouth – at Post, one of three rarefied places to eat.

QT Perth, for indulgent bedrooms

Upscale, two twin-bed room with dark wood floors, mustard velvet accents and large windows
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Check into a prime slice of designer living beside the Swan River at Murray Street: QT Perth is a luxurious gem, where the lighting is sexily low and the seating leathery (see the Santini Bar); where nights are breezy and bright (visit the 18th floor Rooftop at QT for breathtaking views and martinis); and where rooms are passion-stirring cocoons of sumptuous cushions and tones of mauve and gold. When you rise, there’s invigorating coffee served at QT Cafe – grab a fresh bagel and you’re ready to embrace a sunny new Perth day.

Funky, fun furnishings at Tribe Perth

Snug modern bedroom with large bed, olive green walls, charcoal carpeting and floor-to-ceiling window
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Tribe Perth is right on the edge of Perth CBD, close to some of the city’s best restaurants, bars and attractions. You’ll find it next to Kings Park – filled with sink-into spaces for work or relaxation. So flamboyantly designed are the furnishings – from free-standing bookcases to fruity-toned sofas – it’s tempting to call Tribe a playpen for grown-ups. Bedrooms are smart and compact, spick and span, and eating and drinking are nicely casual communal affairs at Tribe Eats, a cafe by day then after dark a bar. There’s even a 24/7 fridge to access for wraps, freshly pressed juices, salads and sweet treats. Step out to see the nearby Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.

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