We’ve all been craving travel! And from next month (October 2020) there will be another great excuse for a local staycation — if you’re in Western Australia that is! Samphire Rottnest, the highly anticipated island destination, is set to open its doors from October 17.
Just a short ferry ride away from the mainland, Samphire Rottnest is located to the current Rottnest Hotel and will feature 80 rooms designed by Christou Design Group (the same people in charge of the proposed Westin Margaret River).
The new Samphire Rottnest resort design embraces and advances the established coastal vernacular. With the lagoon-like pools, native landscaping and outdoor dining all-embracing the island’s Mediterranean climate and natural beauty. The materials and relaxed colour palette are inspired by the rugged coastlines and native flora of the island.
At this stage, we only have access to renders of the room design; however, this hotel is selling out fast with most dates in October and November completely booked out. I managed to snap up a couple of nights just after the opening date so expect a comprehensive Samphire Rottnest review next month!
The rooms invite the relaxed, coastal vibe in with 64 generous 30m2 guest rooms and 16 x 45-57m2 rooms positioned at the front-row, all with private balconies and terraces overlooking an array of vantage points around the property overlooking the lagoon-style pool or Thomson Bay.
How to book Samphire Rottnest?
Currently, the only way you can book is via samphirerottnest.com.au as the hotel is still working with suppliers and travel agents. I personally called up American Express Travel. They booked it for me and made a request to use my travel credit on the booking as a special request.
Samphire Rottnest Pricing
Let’s be honest, the timing of the opening is perfect: everyone is locked up in Western Australia, so expect demand and pricing for this hotel to be sky-high! The rooms that are left start around the $350 mark and go up all the way to $1100 per night. With those prices come high expectations and considering the opening is only weeks away with little to no details on dining, breakfast and the likes available, it might be a bumpy ride for the first few months!
At this stage, there are no package prices for Samphire Rottnest so you will need to book either a ferry or have your own boat and mooring arrangements to get across. For a couple that’s at least an extra $150 return on top of the room prices.
It’s great to see another luxury hotel opening in WA, and I’m very excited to check this place out! I’ve always wondered why there weren’t any luxury accommodation options on Rottnest Island which would warrant a stay; it looks like Samphire might just tick that box.