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FremantlePerth

Arty, eclectic Fremantle is known for its superb café culture, microbreweries and laid-back beach lifestyle. 

Come to Fremantle to shop at the colorful markets, eat tasty food from all over the world and browse the cutting-edge work on display in the town’s many art galleries. Discover the town’s convict past and admire stunning Victorian and Edwardian architecture that is like nothing else in Australia.

Warm in the winter and even warmer in the summer, Fremantle is popular with surfers and beach lovers alike, who come to enjoy the clear blue waters at Cottesloe Beach. Look out to sea and you can just make out the shape of Rottnest Island. Take a daytrip here to see World War II relics, pink salt lakes and thousands of quokkas, small native marsupials.

Take a tram tour or wander the streets to appreciate Fremantle’s unique architectural heritage. Stunning Victorian and Edwardian buildings make up much of the city center. Explore the network of tunnels beneath Fremantle Prison and listen to ghost stories about former inmates. Above ground, the prison is now an informative museum and art gallery. Make sure you visit the Western Australian Maritime Museum, which has an impressive array of vessels including the America’s Cup winning yacht, Australia II.

Enjoy a coffee on Cappuccino Strip and mingle with the locals, who refer to their city as “Freo.” On the weekends, explore the lively Fremantle Market. Shop for fresh produce and listen to talented buskers plying their trade. Fremantle is a foodie’s paradise, so you can choose between a number of fine restaurants for your evening meal.

The flat, wide streets in Fremantle are easily explored on foot but the CAT bus is a good option for getting around too. It is free and runs every 10 minutes throughout the town. Look for the stop signs with the paw print.

Fremantle is located 14 miles (22 kilometers) from Perth. Take the 40-minute train ride from Perth or rent a car and take the scenic route along the Swan River.


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Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Marine Terrace and Essex St, Fremantle, WA
The price is AU$174 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

Located in Fremantle, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fremantle Markets and University of Notre Dame Australia. Fremantle Prison and Fremantle ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,111 reviews)

"The location is excellent, staff member at reception was very help full and offered a free upgrade, due to Expedia taking money for a garden view. which apparently they cant book, the room’s are clean but all other than the garden view rooms look over a car park. A lack of Sunloungers around the ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Nov. 2020

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Be. Fremantle
Be. Fremantle
4.5 out of 5
43 Mews Rd, Fremantle, WA
The price is AU$205 per night from 8 Dec. to 9 Dec.

Located in Fremantle, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bathers Beach and Fremantle Markets. Fremantle Prison is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) away. Fremantle ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (530 reviews)

"Location,close to food outlets and easy access with fantastic view."…"

Reviewed on 20 Nov. 2020

Be. Fremantle
Quest Fremantle
Quest Fremantle
3.5 out of 5
8 Pakenham Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is AU$176 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

Located in Fremantle, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kings Square and University of Notre Dame Australia. Round House is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) away. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (542 reviews)

"Amazing"…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2020

Quest Fremantle
Hougoumont Hotel
Hougoumont Hotel
4 out of 5
15 Bannister Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is AU$169 per night from 4 Jan. to 5 Jan.

Located in Fremantle, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kings Square and Fremantle Markets. Fremantle Prison is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away. Fremantle ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (537 reviews)

"Check in was easy and fast, there was a lovely bottle of wine waiting in my room for me! The hotel is beautiful and clean and the location was spot on perfect. Staff were amazing and Helpful."…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct. 2020

Hougoumont Hotel
Norfolk Hotel
Norfolk Hotel
2.5 out of 5
47 South Terrace, Fremantle, WA
The price is AU$120 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

Located in Fremantle, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fremantle Markets and Fremantle Prison. Round House and Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (222 reviews)

"The . Norfolk hotel is full of character. The food is fantastic. Close to the bustling markets. Love Freo"…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2020

Norfolk Hotel
The National Hotel
The National Hotel
3 out of 5
98 High Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is AU$180 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

Located in Fremantle, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kings Square and Fremantle Markets. Fremantle Prison is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) away. Fremantle Station ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (27 reviews)

"Everything was delightful. Such a beautiful room and the bathroom was just so lovely. Close to all amenities which was so convenient. Staff welcoming and helpful. Our only feedback for improvement (a small thing only) is that the pillow was so high it was a little difficult to sleep. Wound certainly ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun. 2020

The National Hotel
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