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
The price is $79 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
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! (284 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 $110 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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! (977 reviews)
"Was the perfect location for a relaxing stay! Close to everything so we could walk everywhere. Room was lovely although shower was a little outdated and no body wash but had other toiletries provided. Was a quiet area, bed was comfortable and air con worked wonderfully. Max at valet was super helpful ..."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Quest Fremantle
Quest Fremantle
3.5 out of 5
8 Pakenham Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is $89 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
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)
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"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 $125 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
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! (569 reviews)
"Fantastic location in the heart of Freemantle's restaurants. Yummy breakfast (especially the bread) Loved the welcome drink and cheese platter. Mauritizio at the front desk was so friendly and helpful. Cute room. Great vibe. Would definitely recommend"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Hougoumont Hotel
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 $131 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
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
Bannister 22 Hotel
Bannister 22 Hotel
3 out of 5
22 Bannister Street, Fremantle, WA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $112 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Located in Fremantle, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fremantle Markets and Fremantle Prison. Cottesloe Beach and Adventure World are also within 9 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (455 reviews)
"Great"

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Bannister 22 Hotel
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