How to Spend a Romantic Night in Perth from Check-In to Check-Out
When it comes to romance, everyone has a different idea of what it looks like. For some, grand gestures are involved. For others, it’s the subtle, but thoughtful displays that win over their affections. Regardless of what sets your heart aflutter, Perth has got you covered. The world’s most isolated city might not have the same reputation for sweeping romance as, say, Paris or London or New York, but there’s definitely a wistful sense of romance in the air that’s sure to kick your pulse up a notch for both the city and your beloved. So we’ve put together a fun little itinerary filled with romantic adventures. From a beautiful rooftop dinner at one of Perth’s most iconic restaurants to decadent drinks a hidden bar and day trips to a secluded island, you’ll find everything you need to spice up your Perth getaway.
Check-in to Fraser Suites Perth
Travelling to the world’s most isolated city is no easy feat, so first you’ll need a place to hit the pillow top. That’s where Fraser Suites Perth comes in. Offering a swathe of deluxe studios and apartments that feature all the thoughtful touches that come with a classy Airbnb without sacrificing the exceptional services of a high-end hotel, this is the perfect place to settle in for a romantic and special getaway.
A winner of multiple awards and situated on the cusp of the CBD, the hotel is just a leisurely walk to the city’s top attractions. Check-in at 15.00 pm, sink into the comforts of your modern suite and soak up the stunning views of the glittering Swan River and city skyline.
Begin with some rest and relaxation
Now that you’ve arrived, it’s time to ease into your romantic getaway with some rejuvenation. As fun as travelling is, the actual travel itself is what often saps us of our energy. So to ensure you can fully enjoy yourself while you’re away, it's time to recharge. Thankfully you don’t have to wander too far – Fraser Suites Perth is equipped with a luxurious wellness centre. Enjoy a dip in the heated swimming pool, followed by a bubbling spa bath, before a final revitalising steam session in the sauna that’ll leave you feeling blissed out.
Want to take your pamper session to the next level? Call down to the Fraser Suites Perth concierge team and book a dreamy couple's massage at the Bali Beautique Spa next door – perfect for rejuvenating and floating back to your room afterwards.
Enjoy a romantic dinner for two at Wildflower
Is there anything more classically romantic than dinner for two in a beautiful restaurant? We think not. And when it comes to choosing the perfect restaurant, Wildflower should be one of your top picks. Located in a stunning rooftop space at COMO The Treasury, a nineteenth-century state building, the restaurant’s farmer- and forager-driven menu celebrates local produce by drawing inspiration from the Indigenous calendar of the Noongar people and their six seasons. And to be clear: the contemporary dishes are a gastro-sensuous affair. We recommend opting for a five-course tasting menu paired with Sommelier’s matched wines so that you can experience the full range of flavours and produce of both the season and the Western Australian environment.
Get your lips around a secretive tipple
Secret rendezvous? Yes please. The city’s state buildings hold more than just a decadent dinner at Wildflower. Wander through the halls of the historic dwelling until you find the old safe room of the 1897 Titles Office and you’ll discover the hidden world of Halford Bar. If you think an old historic building couldn’t pull off sex appeal, think again. The plush velvet seating and marble counters are all bathed in soft lighting and intimate candlelight that, coupled with a carefully devised drink menu crafted by the head barman and 1950s tunes, ooze the kind of svelte sophistication that will have you in the mood to groove.
Tuck into a big breakfast at Flora and Fauna
If breakfast in bed gives your partner heart eyes, then breakfast at Flora and Fauna is the next best thing. Nestled down a quiet laneway, this exclusive little cafe dishes up an all-day vegan brunch menu filled with a swathe of delights made from scratch and so good even meat-eaters will find their mouths watering. The Canadian-style French toast topped with edible flowers, blueberries, strawberries, curls of coconut and drizzled with maple syrup is sure to make you the apple of your beloved’s eye, while Baja breakfast burritos and a chickpea salad will satisfy lovers of savoury. Plus, don’t forget to pair brekkie with a fresh-squeezed juice or a micrology coffee. At just 18sqm, the cafe’s funky, intimate atmosphere – think mismatched chairs beneath an epic mural – promises a glorious start to the day.
Take a day trip to Rottnest Island
A dinner date is classically romantic, but being swept away to a secluded island? Now that’s some Lionel Richie-love stuff right there. A protected nature reserve, Rottnest’s soft white-sand beaches, pristine aquamarine waters and secret secluded coves are just a 90-minute ferry ride from Perth. Stock up on gourmet picnic fare in the Main Settlement, then hire a bike or explore the island via a hop-on hop-off bus, stopping at the best beaches and attractions along the way. Visit the Wadjemup Lighthouse, go seal spotting at Cathedral Rock, snorkel the warm waters at Little Salmon Bay and embark on a hike through the network of Wadjemup Bidi Trails.
If slow is more your speed, there are also glass-bottom boat tours so that you can cruise your way around, or simply find your favourite sunny spot, flop onto the sand and spend the day picnicking, snorkelling the warm waters and keeping your eyes peeled for whales and furry little quokkas – we can’t think of a better way to enjoy the charms of Western Australia than soaking up the island’s beautiful natural wonders with a loved one.