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Pinctada McAlpine House

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55 Herbert Street | (Corner Louis Street), Broome, Western Australia 6725 , Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Avalon Beach
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at McAlpine House for a week, and wished we could have stayed longer. McAlpine House is a charming, 'Old Broome' house made up of a complex of pavilion type sections, privately nestled amongst huge, lush old mango trees, palms, a very spectacular tamarind tree, and connected throughout by beautiful wooden decking. From the street, all you see is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The experience was wonderful, from the great 1920/1930s atmosphere, building and walkways design and attention to detail, to the nothing is a trouble/how can we be of service attitude of the owners and staff. We came to discover and take in the delights of Broome and its surroundings. We arrived from the airport at 8pm Monday and flew home at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very Broome experience. Great rustic, beautiful guest house. Totally relaxing and enjoyable time. A large rambling building with lush grounds. Lots of private nooks and plenty of places to relax in the breeze ways and under the trees. The rooms have all the usual accompaniments. The staff are very accommodating.

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

After a break of nine years, we recently returned to the gorgeous McAlpine House to celebrate our Pearl wedding anniversary. How typical of Marilynne and Gary to have a beautiful bottle of Brut Champagne and congratulations card to greet us! Those considered touches are what set this lovely venue apart. Thank you so much for making our treat even more... More 

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Marilynne P, Owner at Pinctada McAlpine House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your constructive comments. A few points to clarify - the room towels are new and were installed in rooms in February this year. We are awaiting our new supply of pool towels and look forward to having them around the pool area. We have checked the room safe and find that it does work.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had the most wonderful stay.The accommodation we had was a Garden Suite; which was exactly as pictured pre my booking. Beautiful,luxurious decor and very spacious.Afternoon laze on the sunbed in your private decked courtyard amongst beautiful old trees is a lovely advantage booking a suite. Such a beautifully maintained establishment.lush tropical gardens and many places to retreat privately or socially... More 

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Marilynne P, Owner at Pinctada McAlpine House, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, my apologies for the delay in responding but we were away briefly on a business trip. It was great having you both here and we really look forward to your return and thank you for your generous words. Best regards to you both. More 

Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Unfortunately for us we have now returned home after a fantastic week here. Marilynne and Gary looked after us so well and made us feel as friends (a bit teary when we left). The personal touch is something you just don't get elsewhere! I travel the world with work and this is something the big places just don't offer. A... More 

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Marilynne P, Owner at Pinctada McAlpine House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your message. It was such a pleasure having you with us and I am glad you enjoyed it so much. Garry and I enjoyed seeing the photos of the trip to the Horizontal Waterfalls on the Facebook page - you were both looking so happy, as usual really. So many memories, even for us. Wishing... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Marilynne & Gary are the best hosts... they make you feel so welcome and nothing is a trouble... We stayed in the Pearlers verandah room just near the pool. Lots of nooks & crannys to sit around the property to read & relax or laze on the sun lounge by the pool. Weather was hot but the cool water of... More 

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Marilynne P, Owner at Pinctada McAlpine House, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure having you both here for your holiday. You certainly made the most of your time in Broome, taking a really good variety of tours, visiting the iconic sites and dining at the various restaurants. Your feedback was so valuable to us, as we like to give our guests the latest update on what is considered... More 

Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my six night stay here in March on a recent business trip. Set in a tropical garden oasis, this rambling and attractive residence is a completely relaxing place to stay. The managers are lovely people, second-guessing every need, without being intrusive. During our stay, my colleague and I had to get off quite early each day and... More 

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Marilynne P, Owner at Pinctada McAlpine House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure having you with us and I am so pleased that we were able to make your time away from home more homely and relaxing. We look forward to your next visit. Until then, warm regards. Marilynne More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Just returned from a wonderful 4 night stay at McAlpine House. It is a charmingly converted old pearling-master's house. It was a relaxing stay and the manager Louise was very welcoming and incredibly helpful. The hotel has art and artefacts evocative of Broome's pearling heyday: there is much more of a sense of history than most hotels. The rooms are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

If you are looking for slick, 5 star glamour, then dont stay here! This is a delightul old pearl lugger's home, bought by Lord McAlpine during his Broome heyday and which was his home until it was bought and turned into a small hotel. It has all the charm of old Broome with typiical architecture and delightful tropical gardens. In... More 

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