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The Pearle of Cable Beach
Ranked #6 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Broome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is a fantastic villa complex done in a Balinese style. I shared a two bedroom villa with a pair of married friends. Both rooms had a King size bed and their own ensuite bathroom. The rooms shared a kitchen, living area, outdoor dining area, BBQ and a small private pool. The complex also included a large communal pool.

The fittings were first class throughout from the modern stylish showers through to the coffee maker with complementary capsules. Conveniences such as a dishwasher, washing machine and dryer with complementary detergents for both made for a relaxing carefree holiday.

Rooms are available at a discounted rate for a minimum 3 night stay at a significant saving over the daily rate.

The complex is located one street back from fabulous cable beach but there is no easy way to cut through. It is a 2 minute drive or 10 minute walk from the hotel to the beach.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

My good friend Wendy and i stayed at the pearl in May with deals .com.. We had a guest
room which was ideal for us as were weren't in our room very much. It was big enough with 2
single beds. The only gripe we had was when you came back from being out all day you
couldn't use the pool which is closed at sunset which was around 6 pm.. No big deal though as we would have a cold shower. We found the bus service wonderful we used it alot having a
look around Broome and going to the supermarket and it stops just out the front. We found the
staff wonderful they let us a have a look in a empty villa and also the day we booked out we had
booked a kayaking trip in the morning and they let us have a shower in the guest room at the
pool before we flew out which was wonderful. We had such a wonderful stay at this resort
we would love to bring our families up here staying in a villa were we would have our private
pool. The breakfast was great although we only had 2/3 brekkies due to some of our tours we had an oarsome time in Broome and at the Pearl that we will be back for sure it was a
fantastic holiday...

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Pearl is built to represent a little paradise of Bali. The room is large with a large bathroom.It provides a fridge for the customer to fill. It has a little veranedah. Check the photos i have posted. The breakfast wa a real disappointment. Just cereals and a few pastries and toast. It says it has a bar and restaurant. It doesn't have either one. It is walking distance to cable beach and the bus is literally at the front door. It is definitly not value for your money. You are paying for the appearance of the place and the customer doesn't doesn't actually get any value his dollar.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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PearleManagement, General Manager at The Pearle of Cable Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2013

Dear Guest
Thank you for taking time to review our beautiful resort.

Thank you also for posting some beautiful photos of your Guest Room. From your review, I am surprised that you have given a three star rating.

One part of your review I wish to correct is the complimentary breakfast that was offered to you during your stay. The Continental breakfast we provide has a very healthy assortment of fresh seasonal fruits, poached fruits, cereals including fresh made toasted muesli and gluten free options, toasting breads, fresh baked pasties, and croissants, yogurts, juices and a selection of teas and coffee.

The breakfast café (as advertised) over looks out beautiful main infinity pool. Nowhere in our adverting do we promote that we have a bar or restaurant onsite?

We do hope that we can host your next stay in beautiful Broome.

Regards,

Paul Coggan
General Manager.

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We shared a 3 bedroom villa for four nights. It was very spacious with a lap pool and bar-b-que area. As it was self-contained only the basic tea, coffee and milk was provided. The villa had a laundry and each bedroom had its own ensuite. The main bedroom ensuite had two showers - a regular and rainshower. The complex also has a pool and cafe which serves only a continental breakfast - no other meals. I was a bit surprised when they charged an extra 50 cents per cup for a coffee to take back to our villa - in a takeaway cup. Location is about a 15 minute walk to Cable Beach and shops/eaterys.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

I stayed at the Pearle for three nights in March, in one of the units with a private pool. My partner and I had a wonderful stay there and were very impressed with the accommodation and facilities. It was perfect for a romantic escape - having a private lap pool was wonderful, as well as the outdoor eating area. I thought the whole villa was fabulous, with everything we needed and plenty of space and lovely features. I definitely hope to stay there again and would highly recommend it to friends and others.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

The little things that turn a good establishment into a great place to stay were lacking at the Pearle. We stayed for 5 nights in a pavilion which is their most expensive form of accommodation.

Broome is a fantastic town but gee is it expensive. The Pearle is located in the Cable Beach area approx. 7 kms for Broome CBD. The Pearle is located approx. 1 km from the beach itself. Most of the accommodation in the Cable Beach area is resort style. We stayed in a pavilion which had its own pool, out door covered seating area, shower etc, all very nice. Inside there was one bedroom with a king bed, a separate bathroom and combined kitchen/living area.

These resorts in Broome are competing with the Asian resorts in Bali, Thailand etc which are first class and therefore The Pearle also has to be at that level. It is not. Considering the very expensive cost of The Pearle, I expected a higher attention to detail, the little things all covered and exceptional level of service. The Pearle failed on all points.

Our first problem was that although The Pearle advertises WiFi coverage over the whole resort, our pavilion was not covered. I reported this issue on our arrival and it took 2 days before they even contacted the service provider re the matter. However, before they did they tried to blame our computers for the problem until I advised that our computers worked fine elsewhere in the resort, just not in our pavilion. They then tried to blame the service provider. Eventually I got sick of all the blame laying, it was everyone else's fault but there's so I finally contacted the service provider myself only to be advised that they had attended to the problem and found it to be a resort problem. So much for the blame game. Anyway, the upshot is that not all rooms in the resort are covered by WiFi despite the resort advertising that they are. Be warned.

We noticed a number of other issues that simply shouldn't happen in a resort at this level. These were blown globes, flat batteries in the remotes, mould in the shower recess, pool lights coming late at night, pool pump starting up at 4.0am in the morning etc. There was no room servicing at all during our stay, so nothing was replenished. There was no soap upon arrival and strange for a hot place no bottle opener in the kitchen.

We ate out while in Broome and found meals whilst very good also very expensive. Broome shuts down after dark with the CBD area all shutting up with Cable Beach the only area where meals could be found.

Overall Broome is a lovely place, The Pearle a lovely resort in appearance, functionally it fails in many areas. Staff should accept responsibility for their shortcomings and not try and lay blame elsewhere.

Room Tip: Don't listen to Management when they say that rooms backing onto the Caravan Park are not noisy...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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PearleManagement, General Manager at The Pearle of Cable Beach, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Dear Guest,
May I direct you to a recent review that I think sums up the comparisons to Bali and Broome.
“Bali's best accommodation in Oz without the bali belly!”
Pearle Reviewed May 27, 2013

Thank goodness we live in a country that pays our workers a decent wage, and also has one of the highest health and safety standards.
I personally don’t believe that Broome competes with 3rd world holiday destinations such as Bali. I too have traveled to Bali, and when there, I spoke with hospitality workers and I must say, the rate they get paid is an absolute pittance compared to what Australian workers receive. I was shocked at the level (or lack of) basic health and safety over there. I stayed in a high end resort where we had our own private swimming pool. I have a six year old child and I couldn’t believe the amount of basic safety issues (that we take for granted in Australia) that were missing. Not even a pool fence! Even walking down the street, there was no guarantee of your safety. Electrical wires hanging down, large pot holes with no street lighting. Even when you eat over there, the food safety manual must be non-existent. Bali belly is more common than not. Sorry, I don’t believe that we do compete with Bali. The two holiday destinations are a world apart, thank goodness.
If Australian resorts did not provide their workers with Australian hospitality wages, and did not comply with the high cost to ensure the high Australian health and safety stands, I’m sure it would be actually cheaper to holiday in Australia than Bali….Let’s actually support Australian businesses and their workers and also recognise the reasons behind why Bali and other ‘cheap’ international holiday destinations are supposably able to promote cheaper holidays.

I do recall speaking with you at length on check out about a number of topics.
We have just setup a brand new FREE wireless internet service for Pearle Guests. As with all new initiatives, there were a couple of teething issues that have been since fixed. Rest assured though, once we had received a complaint from you, we immediately contacted the provider in order for them to get their technical team on to the issue.
The other issues you raised such as pool lighting and pool pump being out of sync could have been immediately corrected (as I mentioned to you on check out) had we known about them during your stay. Lights do blow during guests stay and we are very happy to replace them during guests stay at the guests request.
A note for future guests, please do let your resort team know as soon as possible of any issues that you may have during your stay. We will immediately do our best to correct it for you. Don’t wait until after you check out. Ps. We do provide a luxurious Kudos amenities pack (that includes soaps) for all guests. We service Guests Rooms daily and our Self- contained Pavilions mid-week every seven days.

I recall that you stayed on the other side of the resort from the caravan park, so mistakenly, you must have thought that, because of a couple of previous review ‘tips’, that any noise that you may have heard after hours was from the caravan park. Cable Beach Tourist Precinct (where The Pearle and Tarangau Caravan Park is located) is extremely focused on presenting a quiet and environmentally peaceful environment. This includes after hours.

Thank you for taking the time to review us and hope that you will in the future, continue to support and protect Australian high standards of holidaying.

Warm Regards,

Paul Coggan
General Manager

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Staff moved us into rooms as quick as they could rotate cleaners to do their job.

Easy walk to Cable Beach & camel rides

The rooms were linked to as a 3 bed apartment - if you book 1 room with en-suite it is small but clean & has a seating area outside. We then moved to the one bed apartment.

You wouldn't know it but behind 1 bedroom apartment is a lovely courtyard with 6 seated outside dinning & BBQ. Just a beautiful area with tea candle lamps.
Very specious living with party size bathroom. Found a laundry hidden away by the BBQ. Looked to have all mod cons.. Although I avoided use of them.

Pool area is lovely with recliner lounges & yet another seating area outside master bedroom.

Breakfast was included by main pool & i spotted hammocks there, love them best sleep u can have on holidays.

Room Tip: If your staying 7 nights check with desk mid week to book service for fresh bedding & towels
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 14 Millington Road, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Kimberley Region > Broome
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Broome
Price Range: $77 - $400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Pearle of Cable Beach 5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pearle offers Pearle Guest rooms and premium 1, 2 and 3-bedroom Pavilion accommodation in synergy with the natural surroundings and with stunning local artwork throughout. We are home to the most swimming pools in a resort anywhere in Australia (36 in total), each fully self-contained Pavilion offers modern comfort with designer kitchens, air-conditioning and spacious living areas including a large outdoor deck with stainless steel BBQs and a private swimming pool. Other facilities include an onsite breakfast cafe, day spa, resort shop, tour desk, free internet station, late check out lounge and bathroom. The perfect resort for the discerning traveler to Broome. ... more   less 
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