An attractive alternative to downtown hotels

It sounds distant and dubious but friends with young families assure me it’s an attractive alternative to downtown hotels. Turns out they’re right.

It takes only half an hour in middling traffic to reach trendy Cottesloe Beach, slightly longer to arrive at convict-hewn Fremantle, and barely 10 minutes to the CBD’s steel-and-glass skyline where several key tourist attractions are located. What’s more, East Perth puts me at an advantage for getting to a cellar-door appointment amid Swan