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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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Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We recently had a week at McAlpine House in Broome and absolutely loved it, mainly because Marilynne and Garry are the most amazing and welcoming hosts. It really did feel like a home away from home thanks to their warmth and genuine enthusiasm for all things Broome. And the house is superb too. Can't wait to go back, and HIGHLY... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We had 2 wonderful nights at McAlpine House. The classic style of the property, wonderful garden, and outstanding hosts made this a very memorable stay. From the moment we arrived we were treated to outstanding hospitality and upgraded to a garden room so that we could settle in early. Breakfast in the garden with great coffee was a fabulous way... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a charming contrast to the modern hotels - very comfortable but in the style of the turn of the century with a wonderful timber, verandas, palm trees and lovely ornaments. Hosts Ronaldo and Manet could nor be more helpful. The location is very good, in walking distance of the museum, Matso's Brewery and the wonderful Sisters of Saint... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I 'mistakenly' booked McAlpine House for a work colleague and I. Have to say it was the best mistake I have made. Marilynne, Gary and Rocky are excellent hosts. Nothing is too much trouble. The property is full of character with lots of decks and lounges to relax on. I loved joining the other guests for breakfast, enjoying the banter... More 

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Avalon Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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 May 10, 2015

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 May 10, 2015

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
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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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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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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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