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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥8,719 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
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! (281 reviews)
"Location was excellent"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

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 ¥11,425 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
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 ...
4.2/5Excellent! (979 reviews)
"Staff front office ,food was awesome room too , free drinks on arrivel"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Quest Fremantle
Quest Fremantle
3.5 out of 5
8 Pakenham Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥11,798 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
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! (568 reviews)
Music Festival
"The staff at the Quest couldn't have been better - especially on a day when they were overwhelmed with people wanting to attend Summer Salt Festival so they ALL wanted to check in at 2pm. The parking was a bit of a hike, especially carrying luggage PLUS the folding chair required for the festival, ..."

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Quest Fremantle
Hougoumont Hotel
Hougoumont Hotel
4 out of 5
15 Bannister Street, Fremantle, WA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥13,733 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Located in Fremantle, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fremantle Markets and Fremantle Prison. University of Notre Dame Australia and Bathers ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (567 reviews)
Cozy, convenient hotl
"So cozy and convenient with lovely rooms and friendly service. Drinks and nibbles each night were amazing. Thank you"

Reviewed on May 23, 2021

Hougoumont Hotel
Be. Fremantle
Be. Fremantle
4.5 out of 5
43 Mews Rd, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥18,237 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Fremantle, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour and Fremantle Prison. Bathers Beach and University of Notre ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (593 reviews)
"Great location - stayed several times- will stay again."

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Be. Fremantle
Warders Hotel Fremantle
Warders Hotel Fremantle
4.5 out of 5
19 Henderson St, Fremantle, WA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥14,459 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Located in Fremantle, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fremantle Markets and Fremantle Prison. University of Notre Dame Australia and WA Maritime ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
"Great rooms and facilities. Location is right in the middle of Freo with easy access to restaurants and bars."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2021

Warders Hotel Fremantle
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