Hotel Rottnest

This Weeks Episode of Home in WA

Glyn Batten



(08) 9292 5011

(08) 9292 5188

1 Bedford Ave
Rottnest Island WA 6161

Generations of West Australians have made Hotel Rottnest, formerly referred to as The Quokka Arms, their get-away holiday destination for nearly 100 years.

Now, with its stunning restoration, Hotel Rottnest continues to be the premier drawcard to this wonderful holiday Island.

Western Australians and tourists from all over the world, recognise this unique and heritage listed building as an integral part of their holiday experience on Rottnest Island. It’s equally famous for its views over Thomson Bay to the W.A. coastline 12 kilometres away.

The Hotel was constructed between 1859 and 1864 as the Governor's summer residence. It was converted to holiday accommodation in 1919 and then to a hotel in

Then, in 2008, something remarkable happened to this landmark hotel. Garry and Peter Prendiville, owner sof Sandalford Wines took over the hotel and set about a daunting restoration project.

From bedroom to bar, kitchen to beach, and everywhere in between, Hotel Rottnest has undergone a complete rebirth to once again claim the mantle of Western Australia's iconic beachside hotel.

The stunning new bars, and relaxed, professional and friendly staff have brought this hotel back to life. The respectful attention to detail and care of the building restoration, has flowed through every aspect of the hotel’s operation.

Great food, cold beer, and an impeccable wine list, make Hotel Rottnest the perfect destination.

Then there’s the first class accommodation. Tastefully appointed, air-conditioned accommodation makes it the perfect place to stay.

Hotel Rottnest has spent a lot of time making sure their menu just right.
Executive Chef, Simon Cordwell is a master at preparing the best food and matching it with great Sandalford wines in the most sublime alfresco dining area in Western Australia.

Hotel Rottnest … The holiday destination that’s right in your back yard.