Broome Accommodation At Cable Beach
Four Star Resorts And Hotels At Broome's Cable Beach
The Broome accommodation options on this page are usually the first choice for people who visit Broome for an extended beach holiday or for a weekend getaway.
These luxury resorts and hotels are also popular with Kimberley travellers who have been camping and roughing it, in places like the Bungle Bungles or along the Gibb River Road, and who want to crown their Kimberley experience by enjoying Broome's world famous beaches and the comfort and indulgence that these Broome hotels and resorts offer.
Broome Hotels And Resorts At Cable Beach
- Cable Beach Club Resort - The Best Known Broome Hotel
- Rendezvous Sanctuary Resort
- Bali Hai Resort
- Seashells Resort
- Blue Seas Resort
All of the resorts on this page are top of the price range, but there are a few things you can do if you're afraid of blowing your budget:
First, book outside the main season. It's amazing how prices plummet once the crowds have left. Yes, it's hot and humid between November and March, and you also shouldn't swim in the ocean. But the sunsets on the beach are as beautiful as ever, and all the resorts have beautiful and large pools. At some of them you even have your own private pool...
Cable Beach Club Resort
The Best Known Broome Accommodation By Far
The Cable Beach Club Resort, built in the eighties by Lord McAlpine, is the oldest, and for a long time was the only upscale resort style hotel in Broome.
However, don't worry that the resort's age may translate into a somewhat dated appearance.A 10 million dollar make over was completed in 2005, and the result is a fresh Asia-meets-the Kimberley-Outback chic.
Corrugated iron walls, verandas and Aboriginal art represent the Kimberley and are combined with pagoda style roofs, red and green lattice work, red silk bathrobes and the "Buddha Sanctuary", which houses the world's largest crystal Buddha.
Accommodation is available at a range of prices, from the affordable garden view rooms over self contained villas to the lavishly decked out colonial-pearling-master style suites, all very private (with their own courtyards or balconies) and spread out over the huge and well maintained property.
Children are welcome, there is a family pool (and a separate adults only pool), kids activities, movies by the pool etc.
For location the Cable Beach Club Resort is hard to beat. It's the only Broome accommodation directly on the Cable Beach Road itself. The Sunset Bar (big photo at top) is popular for the ocean views, a great place to enjoy Broome's famous sunsets while nursing cocktails and watching the camels walk by.
There are two more restaurants in the club, the Thai Pearl and the Club Restaurant.
As everywhere else in the Kimberley it's always a bit of pot luck, due to the extremely high staff turn over that all places struggle with (because of the remoteness and the seasonality of the location).
However, I expect the Cable Beach Club Resort to remain the number one Broome hotel/resort for quite some time to come. It's hard to compete with such an established name and reputation...
So if you want to give it a go, check out the best deals and prices here. (I recommend to look for a good flight/hotel package, they offer the best value for money. With a bt of luck you can get some great deals.)
Broome Sanctuary Resort
New Resort Accommodation In Broome
The Broome Sanctuary Resort (formerly Clarion Collection Rendezvous Sanctuary Resort) is a fairly new Broome hotel resort, it was only finished some time in 2007.
The layout of the whole property as well as the individual rooms have received rave reviews.
The gardens are obviously also brand new, which means it will be a few years before they lose the freshly planted look and develop true tropical lushness.
At the Rendezvous Sanctuary you can choose between studios, one to three bedroom apartments and individual villas. Some of them even have private pools.
The whole place is designed like a village, is well away form everything, quiet, and offers a lot of privacy.
The Rendezvous Sanctuary offers better quality accommodation at better prices than the Cable Beach Club Resort. Drawback is that, well, you are well away from everything. It is at the far, far end of Broome, well behind the Cable Beach Club Resort and away from the beach itself. A car would certainly come in handy when staying here, though there is a bus stop to go to town, and also a courtesy bus to the beach.
Bali Hai Resort
Broome Accommodation In Self Contained Villas
This is another one of Broome's newer resorts, and as the name indicates, the Bali Hai Resort also has an Asian themed design. The resort is located near Cable Beach, not far from the Cable Beach Club.
The accommodation here are self contained studios and villas, and those are immaculate and beautiful.
All have their own courtyard and barbecue (under the little thatched roof in the background), and guests particularly rave about the Mandi style outdoor bathrooms and the free standing baths.
I have yet to come across a complaint about anything here. Nobody even picks on the food.
Ok, that's because there is none.
The only drawback, if that is important to you, is that the Bali Hai has no restaurant or bar on site. However, the bottle shop, the Cable Beach Club and the Diver's Tavern are all just a few hundred metres away.
If you are happy to be self contained the Bali Hai is great, and with a bit of luck you may even find a great price deal. (Look for the free camel rides and free in house massage bonuses...).
Broome Accommodation For Families
Even closer to the Cable Beach Club you find the Seashells Resort. (Seashells is a chain also offering self contained accommodation in other parts of Western Australia).
The 4.5 star AAA rated apartments and bungalows are fully self contained, very spacious, clean, well furnished and have a weekly house keeping service.
The Seashells is great for families. It is a short walking distance from the beach and in addition to the large pool and spa it has a separate children's paddling pool and a play area.
There are good barbecue facilities and there is also a small resort shop for some basic necessities since you are a few minute's drive from town.
Everything is really well looked after and clean. There is nothing to fault here, especially if you are looking for a home away from home for a group or family.
Blue Seas Resort
On the other hand the Blue Seas Resort is the perfect place for people who'd rather get away from families with children and are looking for peace and quietness. The Blue Seas Resort offers one bedroom apartments only and therefore doesn't attract families.
It is located in the same area as all the other resorts, only a short stroll from Cable Beach and the Beach Club Resort with its restaurants and the Sunset Bar.
The terracotta tiled and beautifully furnished apartments at the Blue Seas Resort are spacious and clean and of course fully self contained (dishwasher, washing machine, the lot...).
The apartments surround a keyhole shaped pool, and every apartment has a veranda or balcony facing the courtyard and pool. The pool area is kept clean and tidy, same for the barbecue facilities. Again, nothing to fault here and highly recommended.
One last word: When I have a look at the websites of any of these Broome hotels and resorts, or their ads on other travel sites, they all advertise their short distance not only to Cable Beach, but also to the Cable Beach Club Resort.
Although so many travellers report that any other Broome accommodation option at Cable Beach offers better value for money than the Cable Beach Club Resort, there is no denying that it still seems to be the focus of all the action and attention... But hey, you don't need to stay there to drink at the Sunset Bar...