Originally built in 1897, Guildford River Retreat offers free WiFi. Located alongside Swan River. It is 8 minutes' drive from Perth Airport and 25-minute train ride from Perth city. Located on the gateway to the Swan Valley, Guildford River Retreat offers rooms with their own bathroom and private entry. Each room includes a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. All rooms include a DVD library, tea/coffee making facilities and bed linen. Guildford Retreat is ideally located for visits to the Swan Valley wine region, with Sandalford’s Winery just 7 minutes' drive away. There are several restaurants within 10 minutes' walk. At Guildford River Retreat you will also find a terrace with BBQ facilities and a guest laundry. The property offers free onsite parking.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Number of guests
1 full bed
1 full bed
1 queen bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free Wifi
High score for Perth
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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Fred
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Beautiful gardens at the rear of the property. Comfortable and extremely quiet room. Great location for the historic old town of Guildford.
  • Laura
    Australia Australia
    Quick and easy check-in super friendly service. Lovely little pool and gardens. The bathroom was impeccable! Clean, tidy, well maintained. The bed was also very comfortable.
  • Anne
    Australia Australia
    Location to explore Guildford was exceptional. The breakfast room was closed when we were there and we didn't really have much interaction with staff but it was the PERFECT place for our weekend break. Highly recommend this beautiful place.

Host Info

Company review score: 9.4Based on 220 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

Jon and Shelley are passionate about two things: providing you with a great stay, and the environment, which is reflected by the way Guildford River Retreat is run. Jon is a keen gardener, specialising in cycads as can be seen in the extensive gardens. Shelley, your host, aims to go above and beyond to help you with whatever you need. Together they have created a haven within the city where you can visit, recharge and rest.

Property info

Guildford River Retreat is a family run, eco-friendly boutique hotel within a heritage listed building. Located by the Swan River in the historic hamlet of Guildford, we are within walking distance of all the eateries, pubs and antique stores. The entire site is powered by solar energy and we have grey water systems in place for the extensive gardens. We also advocate for guests to recycle mindfully and have a recycling station for them to do so. Our gardens are organic and produce a variety of fruit and vegetables throughout the year, with extensive flower gardens and insect friendly habitats to promote healthy environments. We strive to continually do better and to provide guests with an opportunity to slow down without leaving the city.

Neighborhood info

Guildford is filled with historic landmarks, great food, and plenty of wide open spaces.

Language Spoken


Area info

Amenities of Guildford River Retreat
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Terrace
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Wifi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
  • Street parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Fenced pool
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules
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From 14:00 to 20:30
From 10:00 to 11:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Pets are not allowed.
Accepted payment methods
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Smoking is not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note that you must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in.

Please note that any additional bedding requests are subject to availability.

FAQs about Guildford River Retreat

  • Guildford River Retreat is 6.8 miles from the center of Perth. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guildford River Retreat offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Swimming pool

  • The prices at Guildford River Retreat may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Check-in at Guildford River Retreat is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at Guildford River Retreat include:

    • Studio
    • Double
    • Suite