While visiting Perth, Australia I had a chance to stay at the Hougoumont Hotel in Fremantle just a short train ride from Perth. Named after the last ship to bring convicts to Australia, the Hougoumont is a combination of sea-worthy use of space and luxury. I feel safe in saying that the hotel offers far more than that original ship!
First, do not call it Fremantle. It’s Freo. Second, if you are just getting off of a long flight, check in quickly and hit the cappuccino strip or any number of local pubs and breweries – depending on what you need to accomplish that day. The hotel is just that, a hotel. But, they can hook you up with a local gym, a personal trainer, restaurants that will accept a hotel tab and even local bike rentals. If you need to leave town, the train station is a close walk.
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