The port city of Fremantle is alive with innovative restaurants, markets, heritage buildings, parks, craft breweries and white, sandy beaches. The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle is in the centre of it all, making it an ideal base for those who love to spend their holidays exploring a mix of both cities and beaches.
The plot of land that The Esplanade stands on once hosted the first convicts from Great Britain – until the Fremantle Prison was built and finished. The Esplanade Fremantle was constructed over the former prison site and has been welcoming hotel guests since 1895. The Ball and Chain bar inside the hotel is a cheeky nod to this fun fact.
Inside its white walls, you have the choice of checking into a room or a suite. All are simply decorated and equipped with a flat-screen TV, WiFi access, a minibar, and 24-hour room service. Upgraded rooms feature balconies that look out to a pool area or to the park, where busy scenes of Fremantle unfold. Around the hotel, you can swim in its two heated outdoor pools, sweat in the fitness centre, and unwind in its gardens. Bathers Beach is just a five minute walk away, a prime spot to wade in the ocean and feel the salty air against your skin.
Though Fremantle is a popular spot for foodies, the two on-site restaurants at The Esplanade Fremantle are worth spending a meal or two. The Atrium Garden Restaurant hosts buffet meals with carvery and dessert stations, while The Harbour Master, a popular pick among locals, serves steaks and strong cocktails.