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The Pearle of Cable Beach
Ranked #6 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Broome
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Reviewed August 19, 2009

We stayed at the hotel room at the Pearle. It was a very small room - off a pavillion residence. The room is much smaller than normal hotel rooms we have stayed at.

Good points: friendly staff, good restaurant (similar prices to others in the area), well maintained grounds (we had a look at the new Pinctada and it looked very bare), king size bed in room, town bus stop in front of the Frangipani.

Bad points: small size for hotel room, no desk or chair in room, very weak water pressure for shower (hence took much longer to have a shower), and quite a walking distance from Cable Beach (some other reviewers have mentioned this), main pool was supposed to be heated but we did not think so.

Overall, our stay in the hotel room was pleasant. Maybe if we had got a one bedroom pavillion it would have been a better experience as we would have a separate lounge and a kitchen. Since it is Broome, we would not rate the accommodation as value for money. The price we paid (we would rate to be about 3*), it would be equivalent to staying at a true 5* hotel room in either Melbourne or Sydney.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2009

My wife and I, together with another couple stayed at the Pearle for 7 nights in July 09. The location is quite good, with a 20-30 minute walk to the beach and the Broome town bus-stop right out the front. This is a fairly new resort, however it was already looking a bit tired. There were several minor electrical faults in the unit. These faults did not cause us any great inconvenience, but for the price you pay, I was disappointed that between guests, the staff don't ensure that everything in the unit is in working order. I got the feeling that this may be due to insufficient staff numbers. I must say that the front desk staff were very helpful. We had the use of 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom is very nice. The 2nd bedroom has no opening windows and as you need to keep the doors shut to keep the insects out, it was necessary to have the a/cond. on at all times to get any airflow. There was more than enough room for the 4 of us in the lounge, dining and kitchen areas. The unit had a lap pool, however it was too cold to use.The main resort pool was in the sun and so was a better option. The food qaulity at the on-site restuarant was excellent. The choices were limited but the prices were comparable to other restaurants in Cable Beach. Overall, considering the cost, I was slightly disappointed with the quality, but had an enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 8, 2009

My wife and I with 2 other couples (6 mature age 50 something) spent 6 nights at the Pearle. We fitted comfortably into the cleverley designed 3 brm villa homes. The massive central living area with outlook to the pool and patios was great. TV's in each bedroom and a big screen in living room had Foxtel and all channels (no reception issues). The cafe is great, its BYO which is even better because you can take your own wine and theres tons of choice in Broome. Beach is a good walk - fun going there not so good coming back so you need a car or bike but the central pool is fabulous at the Pearle. Staff are freeindly and helpful but dont service rooms unless asked which we found odd after all who wants to do house work on hols.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 4, 2009

my husband is a 5 star plus guy and this hotel is pure luxury, space and a truly relaxing holiday, my kids are 5 and 3 and they had lots of room to run around with 2 outside area's, lap pool, top decor ,stylish kitchen, bathroom and all facilities, 2 huge plasma ,bbq every thing you could ask for we stayed in a pavillion room more like a house, loved it highly recommended right in cable beach the best place to be, we also stayed at the oaks it was brand new the rooms were wonderful the food crap though, location crap, we stayed at the eco lodge make sure you stay in a beach front house absolutely stunning and unbelievable views. pool no good for kids, the food and shop crap, make sure you bring plenty of supplies. the last place we stayed was the pinctada also new wonderful staff, beautiful rooms but no good for kids to small and no privacy, stick with the pearle you will love it, broome was relaxing fun and do not miss the whale watching tour, and the crocdile sanctuary on the way to the pearle farm. unbelievable

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 6, 2009

This is a lovely place, a modern apartment with all the appliances you could need. Instruction manuals are in the drawers. There are air-conditioning and ceiling fans in all bedrooms, living areas and kitchen.
However, there are several points you should know before paying $800/night to stay here:
1. Although their website says there is broadband internet access in the rooms, there isn't! You need to take your laptop to the reception area and use the wireless connection there (free). This was a major problem for my husband and I as we had come away thinking we'd be able to finish off some work and stay in touch with colleagues for a couple of hours every day. We bought a Telstra USB 3G wireless connection ($149 for the hardware then pay for the download Mb as you go) but this wasn't perfect as the network dropped out very frequently.
2. Beach is not close by.
3. Foxtel was unavailable for large amounts of time. We stayed 5 nights and several nights and afternoons there would be 4-6 hours without Foxtel (one day it was about 6pm to 8am), just regional free-to-air.
4. The lap pools would be good if they weren't ice cold. My 8 year old wouldn't use it after the first day, which meant we had to go and sit by the central pool for her to swim in the warmer water. Having your own lap pool was another one of the main attractions of booking this particular resort.
5. The cafe is not open throughout the day - just for breakfast and dinner (6:30pm onwards). It would have been good to have a drinks vending machine near the pool so you could buy a cold drink whilst sitting by the pool, if the cafe couldn't be open during the day.
6. They do not have a liquor licence and the nearest bottle shop (Divers) is not easy walking distance in hot weather.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 24, 2009

Stayed at the Pearle in early June, based largely on previous recommendations. Stayed in a pavillion room, which is really like a mini-house. You walk through a wooden-gated door, into an area with an outdoor table, gas grill, and a closet with a washing machine. Entering into the accomodation, there is a spacious kitchen with dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, and fully stocked with silverware, pots and pans, and drinking cups/glasses. It also features a large living room area, with a coffee table and couch, and plasma television/stereo. Outside in the back is a lap pool with chairs. The bedroom featured a comfortable king size bed, another television and a wooden armoire. Bathroom was equipped with dual sinks and a spacious shower area.

The staff at the Pearle was extremely helpful and most polite. The one time we needed extra items for our room, they arrived almost immediately. Wireless internet access was to be made available on the day we left the resort.

We did not frequent the restaurant, but heard many good things about it.

As some reviewers have previously mentioned, it is a fair walk to Cable Beach from the resort, especially if the weather is very warm. Going into town requires either your own transportation or taking the city bus. There is a bus stop directly across the street from the resort that runs twice an hour and will take you into town for cheap. You can always buy your own food and prepare it at the resort if you don't want to go to the restaurant.

Within walking distance is the Old Zoo Cafe, which is a neat place to have a meal. Not too far also is a convenience store and internet cafe with reasonable rates. Of course, the magnificent Cable Beach is also fairly close.

Overall, this resort is highly recommended. It is not the cheapest place in the world, especially during the Dry Season, but the resort is only about a year old, clean, well-maintained, and run by friendly people. If you plan on doing much travel in the area, it might be advisable to rent a car/scooter for excursions to the town centre. Broome is a neat town with a fascinating history, and the Pearle is a jewel in its cap.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2009

I had 10 great nights at The Pearle in a 2 bedroom configuration. Loads of space inside and out (there were 2 of us) and plenty of natural light through lots of glass. Full size kitchen and fridge/freezer was very convenient. Tastefully decorated throughout with lovely plants complementing the outdoor spaces.

We each had our own bedroom (with flat screen TV) and bathroom. I had the smaller of the two bedrooms and it was great. Huge shower and spacious bathroom and also had its own little deck complete with a small outdoor table and two chairs. A couple would be quite comfortable in this room.

I found all staff to be very helpful - promptly provided extra hangers for use in wardrobes as well as pool towels and extra soap when asked, happily provided info and bookings when asked, provided (basic) breakfast in our room for days when tours had us up too early to go to the restaurant (we had daily breakfast included in our rate). Happily let me use their internet connection. Waitstaff (Adam & Gemma) at the restaurant were terriffic - always lovely and obliging. They helped make the start of each day so pleasant!

The resort itself is not on or across from Cable Beach but only a short-ish walk away (a short cut to the beach to avoid a bit of a loop would be very handy some days!). The town bus stops across the road and about ten metres up from the resort entrance - very handy, especially after picking up groceries. We didnt end up hiring a car as we really didnt need it. Walking to/from beach and local restaurants/bars was lovely as we did this before and after the heat of the middle of the day.

The resort restaurant is small but serves reasonable fare. We had dinner there twice and it was quite nice. Be prepared to pay more than you normally would - EVERYTHING is expensive in Broome... definitely not a cheap holiday destination. Included breakfast is a choice of orange juice or hot beverage and a choice of about about six different items including pancakes and eggs benedict.

The main pool is nicely set out in the middle of the resort adjacent to the restaurant and thankfully is temperature controlled (unlike our private pool). This is where you will also find pool/beach towels.

I have listed the negatives I encountered over my stay below. These are not meant as a dire warning to stay away but rather they are intended to highlight areas that need improvement.

- Private pool was freezing, even in the middle of day when it had direct sunlight over it (but was way too hot to be out in the open anyway)
- There are no in room safes although you can leave valuables with reception (just a little inconvenient)
- Have to carry your key at all times to lock and unlock doors. Although the perimeter is fenced it wouldnt take much for anyone to get in undetected - our 'house' backed onto vacant land.
- Pool towels are left on table out in the open so if there is rain or even a light shower you will need to call housekeeping if you need some
- So many light/fan/dimmer switches! Was a little confusing and sometimes annoying
- No screens on doorways means you cant have them open unless you dont mind every bug (plus frogs and lizards) imaginable coming inside
- Only one telephone, on wall, in kitchen. Inconvenient if you are not in the main part of the house.
- Nowhere to hang an item of clothing in bedrooms or bathrooms aside from in wardrobe
- Nowhere to put shampoo bottles etc other than on the ground in very large shower spaces
- "Servicing" your room does not include cleaning of any description even when its obviously needed. We had a service half way through our stay and I would have appreciated having my bathroom mirror/glass shower wall cleaned as well as some windows in the main living area. A sweep of the bedroom and bathroom wouldnt have gone astray either. From what I can tell, bins were emptied and fresh towels and linen were supplied and thats it. Not the end of the world, but would make the stay nicer if you have shiny clean mirrors and windows.

All in all I had a lovely and pleasant stay and would happily recommend and return although, rates are a bit on the pricey side as is the case with all properties in Broome.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with friends
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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
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Ranked #6 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Broome
Price Range: $138 - $361 (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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