In an age of bland hotel chains, it is good to have somewhere unique and independent such as the mildly quirky Miss Maud’s hotel – though there are clearly problems in trying to put modern hotel facilities in a 100 year old building.
On the plus side, the staff were always helpful (though one or two them could perhaps have smiled a little more!) and the breakfasts (included in the price) are probably the best in the state, if not the whole country! The hotel is also in an ideal location for seeing the sights: on the edge of the business district, it is easy and pleasant walking to the shopping malls, the Swan River, the railway station, the museums and the theatres and concert halls.
The downside was the noise, mostly from outside the hotel. This appears to be the area where the over-rich and under-dressed go for a good night out, and even with the windows tightly shut you may find your sleep being disturbed by them (unless, of course, this is your scene and you want to join in the party.) If your room is close to the lift lobbies, you may also find yourself disturbed by the clunky doors of this eccentric system rattling at all sorts of hours. And by the way, its not always a level walk from the lift to some rooms, so you may have to lift your luggage up and down stairs (or hear other guests trying to do so!)
Also be aware that – despite what the brochures say, not every superior room has a bath: if that is important for you, check what you are getting.
So would we go back there? On balance, probably not. We’d probably prefer to sacrifice the character it offered, and go for somewhere where we had a better chance of getting some sleep!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- FREE Wi-Fi and also Smorgasbord breakfast included for all staying guests. Our 'little bit of Sweden', in the heart of the city, has become a landmark in Perth’s CBD - a preferred location for business and leisure travellers alike. Only a short stroll to shopping malls, entertainment district, Swan River, Barrack Street Jetty and other attractions. There are 52 charming, well-appointed, rooms with flat screen LCD TV, mini-bar with fridge, individually controlled air-conditioning and all essential comforts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Miss Maud Swedish Perth
- Hotel Miss Maud Swedish
- Perth Miss Maud