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Welcoming my new Under(cover) Review series to AMC with a Perth staycation at one of Perth’s newest additions… Sage Hotel.


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Our Sage Perth Staycation

We (hubby and myself) stayed at Sage as part of their opening rate specials. On this particular Perth staycation, we took advantage of Sage’s Winter Warmer weekend deal that included overnight accommodation, late check out, complimentary WIFI and welcome drinks vouchers for use at the bar. All for $135 for the night.


Sage Hotel Perth Review (reception)

This deal included what I’m assuming is a Sage standard room which overlooked Hay Street, West Perth. There were options to upgrade with views over the city and Kings Park and other offers that included breakfast options as well. As this was my first escape with hubby without our three girls in a long while, you could say the view outside our bedroom window, wasn’t exactly a priority on this occasion but sleeping in most certainly was.


Perth Staycation | Under(cover) Review | Sage Hotel

The hotel is located on the city fringe end of Hay Street in West Perth and easy walking distance to Subiaco, Kings Park and the free cat bus that loops around Perth.

There isn’t any dedicated parking at the hotel but if you stay over the weekend there should be plenty of street parking. Just pay close attention to the parking signs as, I believe, it is only free parking after a certain hour on Saturday. There are also paid parking stations within walking distance but keep in mind that you pay each time you need to come and go.


Sage hotel room (desk) | Perth Staycation

The room itself was spacious enough and well equipped for our night away with a small desk for me to catch up on some writing (that clearly didn’t happen) as well as a rather large TV mounted to the wall, that kept hubby entertained with what felt like a million different sports channels while I was busy casing. I’m honestly not a fan of TV or sport at the best of times or watching TV in bed. Just not my style. So I may have done my best to hide the remote while hubby was distracted.

You couldn’t fault the cleanliness of the room or bathroom or any of the hotel for that matter. There was a small mini bar packed full of the usual suspect and a few gourmet surprises at usual mini bar prices we’ve come to expect. Included in the tea and coffee station was an espresso coffee pod machine that came with two complimentary pods.


Mini Bar Sage Hotel Perth | Perth Staycation

The bathroom was without a bath but the large shower, the divine complimentary toiletries (from SOAK) and hairdryer almost made up for the lack of a bathtub to soak in.

Being a new hotel, everything is, as you would expect, new-ish. There is a distinctly modern feel to the hotel but they’ve kept the older part of the building that fronts on to Hay Street which forms the restaurant. In keeping the older building you can see a distinct difference from where the old interlocks with the present but in doing so they’ve managed to do so impressively, which brings a certain charm with it.


Sage Hotel Perth Review | Perth Staycation

We didn’t put room service to the test on this occasion. The room service menu includes many of the items you will find if you head downstairs to the Italian restaurant with a small charge for delivery. As we had heard rave reviews about Julio’s Italian restaurant, we were more than keen to dine in and get a taste for the full menu on offer. Which is what we did for both the evening meal and breakfast.

Service was friendly and efficient in both the hotel and the restaurant but I must confess, unlike my usual hotel audits (see here), where I tend to put the customer service of the staff through more than a few paces, there really wasn’t much need for too much interaction with staff. Honestly though, if you are away for a romantic night, isn’t that just how you want things to be? Left to your own devices for the most part.


Sage Hotel Perth Review (Gym)

The well-equipped 24-hour gym is located on the ground floor near the entrance and looks out onto the side street. As you can expect from a short trip where the focus was catching up with hubby and eating all the Italian food, apart from sticking my nose in briefly to find the place completely empty, I didn’t use the gym or take advantage of the complimentary bikes to ride around Perth on this occasion. I was tempted. Almost. Such a shame I purposely left my gym and riding gear at home.



Julio’s Italian restaurant is really what has me wanting to head back to Sage and honestly deserves a blog post all of its own. In fact, after checking out, I strangely found myself in that part of Perth three days in a row and may have cased most of the breakfast menu as a result.

There is no full buffet breakfast on offer. Instead, a delightful Italian twist on your continental spread for just $20. This includes a DIY bruschetta station as well as delicious Italian pastries and your choice of tea or coffee. For an extra $6 you can select one dish from the Calazione side of the menu. Both options are well worth it if you ask me. Although once again, not your typical breakfast menu.


Sage Hotel Perth Review (Italian Toast) Ingordo | Julio's Italian Restaurant | Sage Hotel Perth

My favourites for breakfast included the Ingordo (Italian toast, banana, caramelized bacon and hazelnut praline semifreddo) as well as the Alpino (roasted potato and pumpkin, funduta cheese, black pepper pancetta with side serving of croutons). Of course, we stayed when the winter menu was in full swing, so I may have to head back soon to confirm if there is a new breakfast menu for Spring. (As if I need an excuse to head back!)


Sage Hotel Perth Review (Breakfast) Alpino | Breakfast @ Julio's Italian Restaurant | Sage Hotel Perth


1309 Hay Street, West Perth




Sage hotels are currently running a fabulous promotion right now, that has me wanting to head back for a night (or two) and try my luck. You simply need to book a room that has you checking out sometime before October 8 (quick sticks) and you have the chance to extend your stay by a few hours or even a few days FREE of charge.


For more information head HERE!



NOW… I must confess, being our first night away without kids in ages, I did suggest to hubby that we both pack one thing to make our Perth staycation ‘special’. Hubby’s contribution… a bloody toothbrush.

Well, the toothbrush wasn’t actually bloody, that was me just swearing because hubby actually thought that would make the night special. Missing the point. Much.

I on the other hand packed… well, that would be telling but hubby was rather amused when I hopped into my daggy old pyjamas.

Clearly, we are both out of practice or the fact we’ve almost been married 21 years comes into play when it comes to romantic nights away. Which kind of reminds me of that time I packed for a dirty weekend {HERE} and hubby didn’t know what to think.


Where should I head for my next Perth staycation? Who wants to join me?


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  1. Well it sounds like a great place to stay – last time we were in Perth, we unfortunately chose the same hotel as a country footy team which involved repeated phone calls to the front desk and some well chosen words from the husband.

  2. The food looks good! I love the style of the place. The rooms look really nice and upmarket, but I love the brickwork downstairs. It seems you kinda get the best of both worlds.

  3. That food looks delicious. Might need to hop a flight, me thinks. I so love a staycation. Might be due for one, actually. Will keep this one in mind when next in WA.

  4. This post is timely! My nephew who lives in Perth just called me the other day to tell me he’s getting married in August next year so the hunt for accommodation has started! This place looks perfect for us – although we’ll be bringing the kids.
    Love how your hubby’s contribution was his toothbrush…LOL! What happened to a special bottle of bubbles???!!!

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