A $3 coffee tax. Although the machine coffee was free and not too bad.s there a coffee tax at breakfast in the restaurant?
Thanks for posting about your stay. I must try staying there instead of the Parmelia when next in Perth.... One annoying thing was while the hotel provided wine glasses, they could not give us a corkscrew due to licensing .... Refused to pay $25 at a souvenir store.
It didn't make sense to me. English isn't my first language and I had to ask my Aussie partner if I heard correctly when a lounge staff told us about the corkscrew.Thanks for posting about your stay. I must try staying there instead of the Parmelia when next in Perth.
WA must have some odd liquor licensing laws. Anyway, for $25 there are some quite drinkable screw-cap wines around. I guess that the bottle shops may have been closed by then, anyway, being Perth.
Reminds me of South Australia, pre-1970's. I was raised in Adelaide. The place was run by teetotallers who are long gone now.It didn't make sense to me. English isn't my first language and I had to ask my Aussie partner if I heard correctly when a lounge staff told us about the corkscrew ...
I suspect it was that they simply didn't have any to borrow or thought you were questioning why there was no wine in the rooms. The licensing thing is probably about being able to supply alcohol in the minibar - which they don't do. The mini fridge is empty except for coffee/tea milk.One annoying thing was while the hotel provided wine glasses, they could not give us a corkscrew due to licensing.
Next time you're in Perth, head to Shadow Wine Bar for wine. Decent selection by the glass and a great wine list. Food is a winner there too. Right near the hotel.We actually asked if it was possible to drink our own bottle in the lounge which I already expected a no. If not, we would like to borrow a corkscrew so we could drink in the room. She didn't know and went to staff room to talk to someone then came back and said we couldn't due to licensing (as expected) and because of this licensing thing, the hotel couldn't give us a corkscrew as well. We argued and said wine glasses were there in the room. Again it was a licensing issue that prevented the hotel from giving it to us.
Maybe we just happened to talk to an ignorant staff. My partner was pissed off big time as he would miss a sunset but I found this whole thing funny. I'm quite used to not drinking in the lounge as my partner is never happy with the quality of wine or drinks offered in any lounge. He even brought his own tea to the lounge lol To be fair, their sprinkling white wine was fine. I didn't have any red and I do not like sauvignon blanc which was the only white option other than sparkling.
We went there 2 times Drinks on Fri and Dinner on Sat. Loved the food and wine there. Shocking service though. Northbridge is a very convenient location.
It's all so new, just a few weeks, so those these things can happen.Maybe we just happened to talk to an ignorant staff.