Fremantle

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Fremantle showing signage, street scenes and a small town or village

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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Norfolk Hotel
Norfolk Hotel
2.5 out of 5
47 South Terrace, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥8,983 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (319 reviews)
"Staff great, the room I booked had no air conditioner the manager moved us into a much bettee room."

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Norfolk Hotel
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 ¥12,060 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
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 ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (964 reviews)
"We’re locals & ok"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2022

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Quest Fremantle
Quest Fremantle
3.5 out of 5
8 Pakenham Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥11,715 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
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. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (573 reviews)
"Fantastic location and accommodation really great with comfortable king bed and overall very relaxing"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

Quest Fremantle
Hougoumont Hotel
Hougoumont Hotel
4 out of 5
15 Bannister Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥13,400 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
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 ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (582 reviews)
"Excellent little hotel located basically on the cafe strip of Fremantle. Walking distance to train station, cafes, restaurants and bars. Great Airconditioning. Clean rooms with a great shower and plenty of soaps. Self contained car park spot included with room."

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2022

Hougoumont Hotel
Bannister 22 Hotel
Bannister 22 Hotel
3.5 out of 5
22 Bannister Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥12,651 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Located in Fremantle, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fremantle Markets and Fremantle Prison. Cottesloe Beach and Adventure World are also within 6 ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (463 reviews)
"Exceptional welcome staff. They were amazing. Our room was fabulous and the perfect location. Will Definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Bannister 22 Hotel
Be. Fremantle
Be. Fremantle
4.5 out of 5
43 Mews Rd, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥15,646 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
Located in Fremantle, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour and Fremantle Markets. Fremantle Prison is 1.1 mi (1.7 ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (614 reviews)
"Breat location friendly staff."

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Be. Fremantle
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