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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 ¥12,627 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

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! (1,148 reviews)

"We were so pleasantly surprised how lovely this hotel is .. the staff are so friendly and the rooms are big and clean"…"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2021

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Be. Fremantle
Be. Fremantle
4.5 out of 5
43 Mews Rd, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥16,594 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

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! (535 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Be. Fremantle
Hougoumont Hotel
Hougoumont Hotel
4 out of 5
15 Bannister Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥12,246 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

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! (543 reviews)
Fantastic stay

"Fantastic service and a really unique hotel. Really well located. Really friendly and helpful staff. Thanks for a great staycation"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Hougoumont Hotel
Quest Fremantle
Quest Fremantle
3.5 out of 5
8 Pakenham Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥14,854 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

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! (547 reviews)

"Pleasant welcome, clean, quiet, very handy to Fremantle and Perth CBD."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Quest Fremantle
Norfolk Hotel
Norfolk Hotel
2.5 out of 5
47 South Terrace, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥8,695 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

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! (225 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Norfolk Hotel
Warders Hotel Fremantle
Warders Hotel Fremantle
4 out of 5
19 Henderson St, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥14,420 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

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

5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"Service was outstanding. free mini bar snacks/drinks was a great touch. Refrigerated water on tap in the rooms. Free drink vouchers on night of arrival, and a barista made coffee in the morning. Perfect location if your doing anything related to the Freo Prison or Freo Social. Rich in history and ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Warders Hotel Fremantle
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