looking for a place to stay in Perth? don't put the All Seasons Hotel at the top of your list.
my booking through wotif.com resulted in a windowless dogbox room that i wouldn't have offered my worst enemy.
reception disclaimed responsibility and said it was all the fault of wotif.
not impressed. All Seasons should bear in mind that 'word of mouth' is not only the best but also sometimes the worst, form of publicity. [think of Charles Dickens]
so for an extra $30 per night i moved to a room upstairs to where i could at least stand on a ledge near a window and gaze at the rising moon before dawn
in the upstairs room there was another bonus
some enterprising previous guest had shower-capped the smoke alarm.
highly illegal but rather helpful to one who likes boiling up the travelling dye cauldron
on the bright side, if you're looking for good coffee in Perth, head for Milk & Honey 82 James Street Northbridge
lovely blooming moth-orchids
and theatrical strength hot coffee on request
for more substantial nourishment head to Mela Indian Sweets & Eats, corner of William and Robinson, also in Northbridge. best masala dosa i've ever eaten [and that includes the real McCoy on the sub-continent]
and for the curious, here's what the surreptitious dyepot rendered...