Located in the culturally rich neighbourhood of Northbridge, the Alex Hotel offers something different for guests who prefer a cosier set up without wanting to sacrifice on style and comfort. Just a few minutes’ walk from the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum, this quirky and colourful hotel is a venture by locals who wanted to create a welcoming place for every kind of traveller. A world away from the large impersonal hotels you might find in the city, the Alex Hotel is made for socialising. Sample local freshly-ground coffee in the Lobby Espresso Bar & Lounge, or pour yourself a drink from the honesty bar in the relaxed Mezzanine Lounge. The rooms, simply categorised as Small, Medium, Large and X Large, are refreshingly minimalist with the plush, Italian linen bed as the focal feature.
Staying true to their roots, local produce and products are used throughout at the Alex Hotel, from Sodashi toiletries made just 30 minutes away in Fremantle to the artisanal sourdough bread stocked from Fremantle bakery Bread in Common. For exploring Perth, the hotel’s Dutch bicycles are free to borrow – see the sights of the city with a map in hand. The continental breakfast of pastries, jams and fresh bread offered in the Mezzanine Lounge is plenty to fill you up, and for larger meals, the hotel’s ambient Shadow Wine Bar serves delicious small plates and superb European-style dining with Australian flavours.