We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Family Friendly Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Esplanade Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Esplanade Hotel
Ranked #11 of 14 Busselton B&B and Inns
Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Family Friendly Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Holidaying with two young children under five it was important to us that we stayed at a hotel that was central to everything so that the kids didn’t have to walk too far and was family friendly…We researched all of the hotels in the area and in the end we decided to stay at The Esplanade which proved to be a very good decision. Great food menu at a reasonable price ( lots of meals are under $20) they have a good kids menu ( for $10 ) and they even have a safe and entertaining kids playground so we could have a drink while the kids had a play. The room ( family apartment ) was clean and spacious and had a good kitchenette ( stove with oven ,microwave ,big fridge, meals area etc ) so you can cook your own food if you want . Only a few minutes walk to either the town centre or the main beach and the Busselton Jetty .Overall I would certainly recommend The Esplanade …. Oh and the lamb shanks are too die for!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Bella F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

123 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    27
    36
    22
    16
    22
See reviews for
34
40
5
16
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (26)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

We had a lovely stay. We are a young family and found the staff very helpful. The rooms were tidy. Decor a little outdated but good value for money. The venue is close to town and the beach and jetty. Great if you enjoy walking and being in the centre of things. We will be back.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank NathanielFamily
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WA
Level Contributor
33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE dirty, old & badly in need of refurbishment & just a darn good clean!!! Very disappointing as I recommended this hotel to my Eastern States visitors. We stayed here a few years ago in the front, one level room block & they were always quite nice/clean, 3 star type rooms. I didn't even realise they have a back block of rooms, let alone call them budget & rent them out to unsuspecting visitors on the phone! Rude staff who had the gall to charge extra for just 2 adults staying in a twin room! BE WARNED ABOUT THESE ROOMS! We were told the manager was away at the time of our stay but he will be hearing alot from us!

Room Tip: Check any room you are about to stay in personally & don't book over phone or internet!
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank HowlettWa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Busselton hotels

Mandurah, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

OUTSTANDING!

YEP I AGREE…THE BEST IN BUSSO!

Hi There,

My partner and I live in Mandurah and have recently visited this hotel for a weekend getaway. From the moment we checked in and throughout our entire stay the service and all aspects of our stay were outstanding. A few of the major highlights for us were the attentive staff, the phenomenal location and the value for money (not to mention the amazing food!) Something which really stood out for us was when we decided to visit the wineries on Saturday and didn’t arrive back to the hotel til about 9:30pm. We were absolutely starving!! I asked a member of the bar staff if the kitchen was still open and was informed that it closed around 9:00pm. He told us that he would talk to the chef and see what they could do. Fifteen minutes later arrived a beautiful lasagne!! Talk about hospitality. Having three children and not being able to get away very often (almost two years!) was really nice that when we finally did get to go away the trip was outstanding. Thanks to everyone at The Esplanade. We will see you again very soon!

Jan and Geoff.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Jan P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

Great location, Great rooms, Great food, Great service!!!
Visiting from Melbourne, and came across the Esplanade on our way to the central jetty, Had lunch which was great... so decided to stay. This place really does have it all. Go to their website and look at the photos its a really impressive hotel. If your in the south west looking for great accommodation or a great meal Go here, you won't be disappointed!!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Claire w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perth
Level Contributor
30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Rang up for a room, were quoted the as it seems 'standard' $140.00. We were going to a function so arrived in Busso early, were told by a middle aged lady without manners, we could not put our gear in any room as the cleaners were in them (without even a look, we didnt want to use it, just dispose of our gear). Have done this many times in Perth and they go out of their way to accomodate you and if anyone is going to be booked out Perth is. We noticed the hotel was deserted, a few cars around, no people, cannot tell us they were booked out and the cleaners were in every room. We also noticed that there were standard units, I rang when I got home and they were $30 cheaper, but we were not even notified of them, just the 'deluxe' or whatever they were called. We were most disappointed in the service, room was comfortable, but for that price I am sure I could have got a better one down the road, which we will do next time.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank First_timerPerth
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bunbury, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2012

I found the lady at the reception rather rude and needs to brush up on her people skills when dealing with the public!!
We could look out of the room's window without even opening the curtains.Surely with the cost of the room they could purchase a new set of curtains.Bathroom needed a good scrub and obviously "they cut corners" cause they weren't even clean!Even the benches in the room.
Do you use cleaning products????
Speaking to other guests staying at this hotel had the same opinion as above.
I say the only good thing about this place is the position.
Having since read other comments why hasn't this hotel acted- i ask the question???????Won't be staying at this place again!!!
And no i usually don't complain sofor me to do so it must be pretty bad!!

Room Tip: Ask for one thats clean!!
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Shaz h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Busselton hotels
4.1 mi away
Bayview Geographe Resort
Bayview Geographe Resort
#9 of 14 in Busselton
3.5 of 5 bubbles 438 reviews
3.9 mi away
The Sebel Busselton
The Sebel Busselton
#3 of 14 in Busselton
4.5 of 5 bubbles 602 reviews
4.2 mi away
Abbey Beach Resort
Abbey Beach Resort
#4 of 14 in Busselton
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,354 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Gale Street Motel & Villas
Gale Street Motel & Villas
#5 of 14 in Busselton
4.0 of 5 bubbles 125 reviews
0.5 mi away
Royal Palms Resort
Royal Palms Resort
#10 of 14 in Busselton
3.5 of 5 bubbles 71 reviews
2.2 mi away
Amalfi Resort
Amalfi Resort
#2 of 14 in Busselton
4.5 of 5 bubbles 773 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Esplanade Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Esplanade Hotel

Property: Esplanade Hotel
Address: Lot 2 Marine Terrace, Busselton, Western Australia 6280, Australia
Phone Number:
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Busselton
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Busselton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Esplanade Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 300
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity and Booking.com so you can book your Esplanade Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing