Fodor's Expert Review The Richardson Hotel and Spa

32 Richardson St., Perth, Western Australia, 6005, Australia

Tucked away in a quiet, tree-lined street in West Perth, The Richardson provides a discrete and indulgent stay without forgoing any of the amenities of the bigger downtown hotels—it's no surprise that this is where visiting celebrities often stay. Understated elegance means muted tones of gold, burnt sienna and brown, with a splash of red in the large rooms and suites. All rooms and suites have private balconies, so you can step outside for some fresh air, though the views of surrounding West Perth aren't great. For a small hotel, the gym is surprisingly spacious and well-equipped, while the indoor lap pool is heated to a comfortable 28°C. The spa has five candle-lit treatment rooms while the pricy, elegant Opus Restaurant ($$$) wins praise from locals and visitors alike.

PROS

  • large rooms and suites
  • balconies
  • fridges
  • microwaves
  • Nespresso coffee machines
  • and evening turn-down service in all rooms
  • quiet
  • complimentary Wi-Fi and movies
  • convenient frozen meal packs in modestly priced minibar
  • balconies, fridges, microwaves, Nespresso coffee machines, and evening turn-down service in all rooms
  • quiet
  • complimentary Wi-Fi and movies
  • convenient frozen meal packs in modestly priced minibar

CONS

  • views mostly of surrounding buildings
  • Subiaco and shopping areas a short walk away

QUICK FACTS

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$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 08-9217–8888

HOTEL DETAILS

54 rooms, 20 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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