Perth, Australia

QT Perth

Price per night from$160.76

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (AUD231.82), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Best of the West

Setting

Arterial Murray Street

QT Perth showcases QT style – and Western Australia’s capital – at its finest. The dashing design, courtesy of Nic Graham and Shelley Indyk, features industrial-chic swagger, Patsy Payne sculptures, local jarrah timber, polished brass and vivid velvets a-go-go. It’s all distinctly Australian, thanks to cacti in the lobby, wildflower murals in the restaurant and cockatoo wallpapers in the rooms. Food and drink take star turns, too: Santini might just be the city’s best Italian restaurant and there are two brilliant bars, one graced with ravishing rooftop views. A prime city-centre location is the icing on the lamington cake.

Smith Extra

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A welcome cocktail each and priority access to the rooftop bar

Facilities

Photos QT Perth facilities

Need to know

Rooms

184.

Check–Out

Before 11am. Earliest check-in, 2pm. Both are flexible, pending availability, but applicable day-use charges may also apply.

Prices

Double rooms from £140.42 (AU$255), including tax at 10 per cent.

More details

Rates don't usually include breakfast (à la carte options start at AU$14; a full Santini breakfast – eggs, sausage, mushrooms, bacon, asparagus and sourdough bread – is AU$29).

Also

Talented local artisan Dale Frances is responsible for the covetable in-room ceramics.

At the hotel

Rooftop terrace; fully-equipped 24-hour gym; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, Bang & Olufsen Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, DeLonghi espresso machine, Kevin Murphy bath products, air-conditioning, alarm clock, minibar, kettle, tea- and coffee-making kit, black out curtain.

Our favourite rooms

Opt for one of the spacious QT Deluxe King rooms, which woo with prime city views and bathrooms with art-deco leanings, speckled black marble, brass taps and frosted glass.

Packing tips

Bring some glamorous attire for Santini and the Rooftop Bar.

Also

Guests can attend free Pilates classes at Heartbeat High Pilates Studio, a five-minute walk from the hotel. (Book your space with at QT’s front desk.)

Children

Little Smiths aged 3 and above can come, but this hotel is definitely designed for adults.

Food and Drink

Photos QT Perth food and drink

Top Table

During the day, sit by the window for maximum natural light.

Dress Code

Avoid dressing in figure-hugging black threads from top to toe – you might get mistaken for a Director of Chaos (QT’s distinctly unchaotic bellhoppers).

Hotel restaurant

Santini Bar & Grill serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine in a vibrant, buzzing atmosphere – no wonder it’s pretty much packed every night. Be sure to sample the moreish squid-ink risotto, the market-fresh courgette flowers, the prosciutto San Daniele Levi and the delectable tiramisu.

Hotel bar

The Rooftop Bar is a blessed with good views; come for sunset drinks. There’s also Santini Bar, which showcases best-of-Western-Australia tipples, from buttery chardonnay to creative cocktails.

Last orders

Santini Grill is open from 6.30am until 11am, and 5.30pm–11pm.

Room service

You’ll never go hungry or thirsty here, thanks to QT Perth’s 24-hour room service, which spans breakfast, lunch, dinner and ‘after hours’ options.

Location

Photos QT Perth location
Address
QT Perth
133 Murray St
Perth
6000
Australia

QT Perth is sitting pretty in retail heaven, on the doorstep of the Murray Street Mall, the city's shopping hub.

Planes

Perth Airport is 16 kilometres away (a 25-minute drive); the Smith24 team can sort your flights on request.

Trains

All Perth train lines stop at Perth Station, 500 metres from the hotel.

Automobiles

Guest parking costs around $26 for 24 hours. Parking spaces are 200 metres away; drop heavy luggage at the front door first. There’s also valet parking.

Worth getting out of bed for

Start with what’s inside your hotel room: that inviting tub – and the bathroom’s stash of Malin + Goetz bath products. Grab a G&T at the rooftop bar or sample whiskies at Santini Bar. Take photos; post photos on Instagram; repeat. Wander around Elizabeth Quay, pausing for a bite to eat at one of the restaurants and a browse of the boutiques and museums. Go and admire the Swan Bells, aka the Bell Tower, at Barrack Square Riverside Drive. This Quasimodo-worthy set of 18 bells hangs in an 82.5- metre-high copper-and-glass campanile. Spend a quiet moment or two at the State War Memorial, at the top of Kings Park and Botanic Garden escarpment. The memorial pays tribute to Western Australian servicemen and women who have served in all of the wars and conflicts in which Australia has been involved. Add to your holiday wardrobe by ticking off the city’s obligatory retail lures: Murray Street and Hay Street.

Local restaurants

Begin the day at relaxed Tiisch: a cafe by day, bistro by night on Hay Street. Enjoy leisurely lunches of a modern Italian bent at Lalla Rookh on St Georges Terrace. Print Hall is an exciting multi-space complex set in the former headquarters of Perth's daily newspaper The West Australian on St Georges Terrace. Try Asian flavours at Apple Daily, or grab a coffee and cake from Small Print café.

Local cafés

Chairs dangle from the light fittings at West End Deli, where brunches of crab omelette and Korean-beef rice bowls are washed down with bellinis and spiced rums – it's quirky, but serious about its coffee and daily fresh-baked breads.

Local bars

Stay put in Print Hall for cocktails at rooftop Bob’s Bar, named in honour of Australia’s third-longest serving Prime Minister: Bob Hawke. Equally lofty rival rooftop bar Prince Lane on Murray Street aces creative tipples; try lamington martinis or the refreshing Jack & Juice: Gentleman Jack and apple juice. Rodney's Bait 'n' Tackle is certainly unique – it's bar is a boat and fake sharks hang from the ceiling – but, you'll almost certainly have fun here, plus, the beers on tap are frequently updated.

Reviews

Photos QT Perth reviews
Sofia Levin

Anonymous review

By Sofia Levin, Foodie traveller

As I check in at colourful, laidback bolthole QT Perth, it’s not the moody yet stylish lobby with towering cacti and designer velvet chairs that surprises me. Nor is it the ‘director of chaos’, QT's answer to a concierge, who models an outré uniform of black leather pants and tailored jacket, and I’m told gets their hair and make-up done daily. Rather it’s the elevator to the far left with a sign that reads ‘residents only’. Who is this breed of human that lives in a designer boutique hotel? I instantly imagine someone with a perfectly waxed moustache. A quick Google brings up an old article that says weekly rental starts from AU$500 a week. It’s cheaper than my rent in Melbourne, so I briefly consider it, before deciding that over the next two days, I’m going to give being a resident a trial run. 

Lewis Carroll would have been a QT resident. Every QT hotel I’ve stayed in is a reliable mix of quirk and cool with a certain down-the-rabbit-hole feel. QT Perth opened in 2018 and is no exception. The elevators are highlighted with holographic swirls that resemble a topographic map and blur the line between art and a trip. There’s no little bottle instructing guests to ‘drink me’ in the rooms, but the buttons on the phone read ‘feed me’ and ‘help me’. There’s a transcendental William Gibson quote hanging from my fluffy black bathrobe: ‘The past is past, the future unformed. There is only the moment, and that is where he prefers to be…’ He’s the writer who coined the term cyberspace in 1982. 

I half expect to see the Cheshire Cat appear on the plush king bed, but there’s only a round velvet cushion and a matching gold curtain behind it, swagged up to the side to reveal black cockatoo-printed wallpaper – a nod to Western Australia’s gold-rush era. The state’s famed vineyards inspire other rooms, which swap gold and stone grey for emerald green and mauve. Brass finishes and tactile materials abound, giving the feel of an Australiana opium den. All 184 rooms have huge windows – I make a mental note that if I were to live here, I’d rent an apartment on a higher level on the south side for a city view.

I admire the details: a portable Bluetooth Bang & Olufsen speaker, polka-dotted Jones & Co ceramic mugs beside the coffee machine and a shoehorn in the grey-leather-panelled wardrobe adorned with a dog head. Sliding doors reveal the black-marble bathroom, where I spy some delightful Kevin Murphy toiletries. I wonder if shampoo and conditioner is included in the weekly rent. After waiting an hour for the large, egg-shaped bath tub to fill up, I realise the plug is faulty. By the time I return from lunch the following day (one of the greatest advantages of QT Perth is that it’s walking distance from the State Buildings, Yagan Square and trendy Northbridge), there’s a note letting me know maintenance has solved the issue. If only they could make the lighting in the bathroom better for make-up application, too. 

I don’t love the gym. On the same floor as the conference room, I sweat as a gathering of lifestyle-magazine employees walks past. It’s stuffy and out of place – as if it was intended to be a conference room and became a gym as an afterthought. A friend’s brother was an engineer on the QT Perth build, and on hearing the second-floor gym mentioned, worryingly said that the second-floor wasn’t designed to hold such a thing. Luckily, I didn’t fall through the floor.

If I lived in QT Perth, I’d order room service every night. I could watch a new-release film with a David Blackmore Wagyu cheeseburger, Parlour Lane chocolate-coated ice-cream and supersized box of Maltesers (vegans are catered for with Beyond patties and vegan choc tops). There’s even a roast dinner with mash and gravy for when I feel homesick. Then again, I’d have the 2019 West Australian Good Food Guide Awards’ Restaurant of the Year just downstairs on the first floor. Santini Bar & Grill is unsurprisingly full when I arrive, but I’ve booked. It’s all shades of ocean blue and terracotta, fitted up to the nines with leather banquettes, pendant lights and a tiled open kitchen. The spiel is nothing new – local this, seasonal that – but it’s miles ahead of standard hotel restaurants. My fricelli pasta is rich and earthy with Jerusalem artichoke, ricotta and shiitake. A cacio e pepe clam pizza has a thin, bubbly base and 20-month-old pecorino, but is stingy on the clams. In the morning Santini serves ‘nourishing bowls’ filled with ferments and falafel and classics like smashed avocado. There’s also a small café downstairs that’s good for snacks and a decent coffee on the go.
Imagine living in QT Perth. I could invite my friends to join me at Santini Bar across from the restaurant for a light snack and heavy drink before hitting the town on foot. Imagine their faces when I asked them to join me on my rooftop on the 18th floor, surrounded by Perth’s skyline and beautiful people. Picture us starting with champagne and Moreton Bay Bug rolls, heads thrown back in the kind of laughter only afforded to those who are used to luxury. Visualise me ordering a round of spritzes (there are five on the QT Rooftop menu) and my friends asking what it’s like to live in a hotel. ‘Darlings,’ I’d smile, ‘I’ve never felt more at home.'

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