I just adore Crown Perth. When I cast my mind back a few years, before all of the major refurbishments, it blows me away. What an awesome multi-venue we have now. I’ve been to just about all the restaurants at Crown. One thing I’ve always wanted to try was the beautiful Vegas-style pool area. I’d be awfully jealous of the people by the pool, lounging around with a cocktail in hand. I had assumed it was only for hotel guests and selected members, which is partially true. The only other way to gain entry to this exclusive pool is to get your mitts on a Crown Perth Pool Pass.
I spotted a promotion recently, to get a day pass for the pool area, if you dined at certain Crown restaurants. This was only on for a limited time, so I absolutely jumped at the chance! The singer and I lunched at Bistro Guillaume, then a couple of weeks later we booked an afternoon by the pool. I was so excited! Keep your eyes peeled for their $50 lunch plus pool pass promos.
I had to book our swim in advance, so I was hoping for a hot day. The afternoon we visited turned out to be a 35 degree scorcher – perfect pool weather! The Singer was running late, so I went to “bags” a nice spot in the shade. It wasn’t that busy, so there were plenty of sun loungers around. The enticing day beds can be reserved for $60 per day. The Enclave, a private pool area with 6 state of the art cabanas. These include TVs and can be reserved from $165 per day per cabana.
I visited the Poolside Bar & Grill, which was very laid back, with plenty of pool and foosball tables. I ordered drinks and food from the summery menu to be brought to our sun loungers.
Crown Perth Pool – Food & Drinks
I enjoyed an aperol spritz, as well as a freshly squeezed juice “Water Cleanser” Watermelon, lemon, ginger & mint $10
We also had a few pool-side nibbles. Very fresh and tasty Vietnamese spring rolls, served with a hoi sin and coriander dipping sauce ($14)
We shared some Mexican Beef Quesadillas ($23). Stuffed with pulled beef brisket, cheese, black bean, jalapeño peppers, onion, tomato, capsicum, chipotle lime sour cream and a roasted corn salsa. The food was serviceable, cooked to a decent “pub food” standard.
It was so relaxing. Well worth grabbing that Crown Perth Pool Pass. Lazing by the pool made me feel like I was on holiday. I’d only been at work a couple of hours before! Intermittently we’d hop into the pool and swim across to the bar. We’d then wade back to our loungers with a plastic glass of iced water in hand. Who needs to walk around the pool when you can swim through it!? I laid down on the lounger in the pool and closed my eyes – I nearly fell asleep! The only other time I feel that relaxed is if I have a massage at a day spa. This was just as good.
I was wowed by the amazing pool area, which is only missing is a swim up bar. There are two water slides (which we sadly found out is just for kids – bummer). Plus there’s a Jacuzzi and a shallow kiddie area too. There’s even an indoor pool for when the weather is rubbish. The area caters well for kids, but there wasn’t very many children around, so it was pretty peaceful and chilled.
*If you visit on a Crown Perth Pool Pass and are not staying at the hotel… Please note there are no locker facilities, but pool towels are provided.
Find out more on Crown Perth’s website.