With millennial burnout at an all-time high, you’re probably in desperate need of a well-deserved staycation and lucky for you, we’ve got just the place. ibis Styles East Perth is the quirky, colourful and affordable new kid on the block and the perfect excuse for a cheeky staycay.
From new bar openings to must-see exhibitions, if you’re looking to live it up for a few days, we’ve got everything you need to tick off for an epic mini-break in Perth. Now, start thinking about wrapping yourself in that fluffy robe and read on.
Check Into This Quirky Hotel
Design-wise, Perth’s new ibis Styles is an Instagrammers dream. Step inside one of 252 rooms and you’ll be greeted with city skyline views that stretch as far as Langley Park and the stunning Swan River. Sporting a sleek yet playful aesthetic, each room is awash with canary yellow and electric blues, and is as inviting as the quirky lobby downstairs. The same vibrant theme extends to the adjoining bathroom where blue subway tiles line the walls and bold yellow fixtures add a pop of colour to every corner.
When it comes to amenities and luxuries, the hotel has it in spades. Catering to every staycationer’s needs, the hotel boasts not only a high-tech, functional co-working space but a massive, kaleidoscopic 24-hour gym too.
Treat The Senses
Located in Perth’s east side on Adelaide Terrace, you’re mere steps away from some of Perth’s best art, music, sport and cultural venues that are just waiting to be explored. For a chilled day on the town head to the Mov'in Bed outdoor cinema for the latest blockbuster or stroll through Langley Park and along the stunning Swan River. Arrive at golden hour and your Instagram Stories will be fire.
Art aficionados should check out the seriously compelling rotation of exhibitions at the Perth Institute Of Contemporary Art and the Art Gallery Of Western Australia while sports fanatics (AKA every Perth local ever) can arm themselves with a beer in one hand and meat pie in the other and get amongst all the live sporting action at the WACA and Optus Stadium.
Wine And Dine
It can be hard to find the time to check out all the new and happening openings around town but lucky for you, one of Perth’s hottest new locales Eastside Social Bar And Restaurant is conveniently nestled within the ibis Styles Hotel. Brimming with tasty breakfast bites, it’s the perfect place to fuel up for your itinerary-heavy staycation ahead.
Let the lush greenery dripping from the ceiling at Tiisch lure you in for a lavish long lunch. Instagrammable interior aside, their menu boasts delicious eats like melt-in-your-mouth beef cheek gnocchi but we suggest arriving a little earlier and to get amongst their bottomless brunch complete with endless bloody marys, bubbles, wine and beer—you won't regret it. Still not satisfied? Another crowd favourite is rustic eatery Petition Kitchen. Housed within the beautiful State Buildings and boasting the best of Perth’s seasonal and local WA produce, it’s a great spot to kick back and relax. We recommend grabbing the veal and duck leg ragu and throwing in a few wines for good measure.
Once night falls, pop into Small Talk Bar for dinner, found just five minutes from your hotel. This new hotspot is headed up by Chef Ricky Lim (formerly of Bib & Tucker) and features a share-style menu, traditional Japanese flavours, all prepared with fresh, local produce. At the bar, you’ll find specialty Japanese liquors perfect for a cheeky nightcap. Keep the good times (and cocktails) flowing at old favourites like Hadiqua, Whipper Snapper, and Bright Tank Brewery. Our advice? Stumble home and order up some late-night food service.
This spring enjoy all the perks of holidaying without the hefty price tag. Opening rates at ibis Styles East Perth are just $109 for a room—so if you’re looking for an excuse to book a cheeky staycation, this is it.
Image Credit: ibis Styles East Perth, Hadiqua, Petition Kitchen
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