I booked this stay as a birthday surprise staycation for my partner and I'm delighted to say that from the moment we stepped through the doors at the Ritz Carlton, Perth, we were transported to a world of civilised luxury. Every member of staff we spoke to was friendly yet courteous, the room was immaculately clean with a beautifully appointed bathroom/dressing room and, most importantly, a fantastic view of the sparkling Swan River. I had told the hotel it was my partner's birthday and when we arrived at the room, the blinds opened automatically to reveal a bottle of prosecco, a card and an individual birthday cake presented next to the windows with the view behind. It was an extremely thoughtful touch, and really set the scene for a thoroughly enjoyable stay.
We took a dip in the pool followed by sunset cocktails at Songbird. The breakfast at Hearth the following morning was delicious, with a wide range of choices at the Harvest Table including all the usual suspects but very high quality, as well as a juice bar which we thought was a nice touch. The a la carte options were tasty and filling, and all enjoyed with a view over the terrace at Elizabeth Quay. Even upon checkout the hotel staff were lovely, and we were sorry to leave. We stayed during a relatively quiet period so may have been lucky, but we found that this hotel really was an oasis in the city, and I thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone considering a stay.