Pinctada McAlpine House

Bed & Breakfast in Broome

Pinctada McAlpine House has been transformed to an award-winning boutique retreat in Broome with just eight rooms – each with its own style and private outdoor escape.

A$259.00 - A$420.00
12 options
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Library Retreat Daily Breakfast
These charming rooms are situated on the first floor latticed library verandah. Our Library Retreat rooms feature a furnished private verandah, with the added capability of booking the two retreat rooms together to create a 2 bedroom villa with private dining area and lounge.

#53917

Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 1 night
from A$259.00
Library Retreat Advance Purchase
These charming rooms are situated on the first floor latticed library verandah. Our Library Retreat rooms feature a furnished private verandah, with the added capability of booking the two retreat rooms together to create a 2 bedroom villa with private dining area and lounge.

#53918

Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 2 nights
from A$259.00
Library Retreat for Longer
These charming rooms are situated on the first floor latticed library verandah. Our Library Retreat rooms feature a furnished private verandah, with the added capability of booking the two retreat rooms together to create a 2 bedroom villa with private dining area and lounge.

#53919

Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 3 nights
from A$259.00
Pearlers Daily Breakfast
Enjoy our Pearlers Verandah room with its large latticed verandah decorated with sofas and armchairs for your relaxation. Includes tropical continental breakfast, FREE wireless internet & airport transfers upon arrangement.

#53920

Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 1 night
from A$294.00
Pearlers Advance Purchase
Book your experience early and receive a generous discount! Includes tropical continental breakfast daily and FREE wireless internet. Rate to be pre-paid at time of booking and is non-refundable

#53921

Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 2 nights
from A$294.00
Pearlers for Longer
Stay for 3+ nights, luxuriate in the serenity of McAlpine House and SAVE! Enjoy accommodation, tropical continental breakfast & airport transfers upon arrangement.

#53922

Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 3 nights
from A$294.00
Garden Suite Daily Breakfast
The graciously appointed garden suites nestled in the lush tropical garden are a more recent addition to McAlpine House. The design includes generous wardrobe space and shelving on each side of the King bed, an internal daybed and desk area and a private outdoor terrace with lounge chairs and a refreshing outdoor shower. Internally, the ensuite bathroom features a walk-in shower, double basins, expansive mirror with excellent lighting and a separate lavatory.

#53923

Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 1 night
from A$375.00
Garden Suite Advance Purchase
Book your experience early for these graciously appointed garden suites nestled in the lush tropical garden are a more recent addition to McAlpine House. The design includes a private outdoor terrace overlooking the garden. Internally, you will find everything to suit your needs, from the well-designed bathroom to the generous wardrobe, desk and other comfort features.

#53924

Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 2 nights
from A$375.00
Garden Suite Stay Longer
The graciously appointed garden suites nestled in the lush tropical garden are a more recent addition to McAlpine House. The design includes generous wardrobe space and shelving on each side of the King bed, an internal daybed and desk area and a private outdoor terrace with lounge chairs and a refreshing outdoor shower. Internally, the ensuite bathroom features a walk-in shower, double basins, expansive mirror with excellent lighting and a separate lavatory.

#53925

Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 3 nights
from A$375.00
McAlpine Daily Breakfast
Welcome to the premier room of McAlpine House. A graciously appointed ground floor suite by the swimming pool, the McAlpine Suite opens onto a covered lattice veranda. Featuring an extravagant four-poster bed, expansive ensuite with a free-standing claw foot bath, two lavatories and a double vanity, this suite simply oozes old-world charm.

#53926

Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 1 night
from A$420.00
McAlpine Advance Purchase
Welcome to the premier room of McAlpine House. A graciously appointed ground floor suite by the swimming pool, the McAlpine Suite opens onto a covered lattice veranda. Featuring an extravagant four-poster bed, expansive ensuite with a free-standing claw foot bath, two lavatories and a double vanity, this suite simply oozes old-world charm.

#53927

Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 2 nights
from A$420.00
McAlpine Stay Longer
Welcome to the premier room of McAlpine House. A graciously appointed ground floor suite by the swimming pool, the McAlpine Suite opens onto a covered lattice veranda. Featuring an extravagant four-poster bed, expansive ensuite with a free-standing claw foot bath, two lavatories and a double vanity, this suite simply oozes old-world charm.

#53928

Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 3 nights
from A$420.00

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Please enter the check-in and check-out dates for your stay as well as the number of adults/children checking in. We will check the availability and confirm the total price including any applicable fees and taxes.

Description

Pinctada McAlpine House

McAlpine House is a century-old home providing luxurious accommodation in Broome, Western Australia is the legacy of Master Pearler Captain Herbert Kennedy.

Pinctada McAlpine House has been transformed to an award-winning boutique retreat in Broome with just eight rooms – each with its own style and private outdoor escape. Here, a sense of space and escape is blended with a feel of intimacy and serenity.

Our Rooms

Pinctada McAlpine House in Broome is an 8 room award winning boutique retreat with personlised service, elegance and charm. Catering for adults (and families with young adults, 16 years and over), Pinctada McAlpine House creates a sense of space with a feel of intimacy and an atmosphere of elegant serenity.

Pinctada McAlpine House features intimate nooks and enchanting settings – by the swimming pool, on the covered verandas and among the lush tropical gardens.

Create your own world among their original artwork and décor reflecting the unique colours and textures of the Kimberley. Or step outside to explore the wonder, beauty and contrasts of Broome’s azure waters, sweeping white beaches, distinctive red earth and eclectic culture.

All rates include continental breakfast daily and complimentary high speed wireless internet.

Exclusive hire bookings are available. Perfect for birthday celebrations, anniversaries or simply a fun “get together” with a group of friends, a stay at Pinctada McAlpine House feels more like enjoying the vacation home of a very stylish friend – it is a real home away from home.

Amenities

  • Laundry facilities
  • No smoking
  • Telephone
  • Pool
  • Games room
  • Accept VISA
  • Accept MasterCard
  • Television
  • Conference facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Linen supplied
  • Internet access
  • Bar
  • Bath
  • Fans (ceiling/standard)
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Wheelchair accessible facilities
  • Tour desk
  • Books/Magazines Supplied
  • Balcony
  • Bath towels provided
  • Courtyard
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Patio
  • Outdoor pool
  • Washing machine
  • Free WiFi

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Our History

The History of McAlpine House

The original buildings of “McAlpine House” were constructed in about 1910 for Pearling Master Talboys, during the heyday of the pearl shelling industry in the Broome region.

Made in the traditional and unique architectural style of Broome, from corrugated iron and timber with spacious, latticed verandahs, the house has an ambience of tranquillity and comfort.

In 1945, the property was purchased by another Master Pearler, T.H. (“Bert”) Kennedy, also known locally as “H.K. Unsinkable”, for his perseverance in the pearling industry during the lean years of the great depression and the post war era. It is believe that the residence was occupied in the post war years by Bert’s daughter Nellie, with her husband, Peter Haynes. Notably, the Haynes family managed the Sun Pictures in Chinatown from the early 1950’s for several decades.

In 1982, Lord Alistair McAlpine of West Green purchased the house from the Kennedy family. Preserving the original structures, he carried out extensions in keeping with the architectural style of the original house and installed the swimming pool. He also planted an extensive tropical garden with aviaries which housed exotic birds, including his prized Eclectus Parrots, which still reside at McAlpine House today.

The house was to be Lord McAlpine’s residence in Broome for more than a decade.

McAlpine became notorious in Broome for his preservation of a number of Master Pearler’s residences in the “Old Broome” area and the development of the Cable Beach Club resort and Pearl Coast Zoological Gardens in the Cable Beach area in the late 1980’s.

In the mid 1990’s, the McAlpine’s house was sold to Colin and Cheryl Wilkinson, who tastefully rejuvenated the house and transformed it into an exclusive guest house, retaining the “McAlpine” name for the property.

In the late 1990’s, the house once again became a pearler’s home, being purchased by Marilynne Paspaley, a member of the successful Paspaley family who have been master pearlers in Broome, the Kimberley and the Northern Territory since the 1930’s.

Ms. Paspaley has retained the home’s magical charm and has added additional suites, services, and entertaining areas to align with contemporary expectations of a luxury boutique Hotel. Marilynne Paspaley has nurtured its evolution into an exclusive boutique hotel, catering to special guests from around the world.

As in the early days of last century, McAlpine House is once again home to travellers from the four corners of the globe, attracted by the allure of the pearl coast.

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Terms & conditions

Terms & Conditions

♦ CHECK OUT TIME IS 11:00AM. ALL ROOMS ARE NON-SMOKING.

I agree the liability for this bill and any other costs incurred by me is not waived and agree to be held personally liable in the event that the indicated person, company or association fails to pay for any part, or the full amount, of these charges. The property does not accept any liability for loss or damage to guest property including motor vehicles, valuables and other belongings. 
Guest Signature: ______________________________

Thank you for choosing to stay at Pinctada McAlpine House. We wish you a happy and enjoyable journey and look forward to welcoming you on your arrival. We remind you that we do not have a 24 hour reception. Our reception desk closes at 16:00 and we ask that you contact the hotel directly before your arrival so that arrangements can be made to ensure your access to the hotel after hours. 

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Payment Policy

A deposit of one night's accommodation is required to secure all bookings not guaranteed by credit card. Please note, all credit card transactions are subject to a surcharge. Unfortunately we are unable to process cheques.

Payment options: American Express, Debit Cards, Mastercard, Visa, Cash.

The terms and conditions as displayed in foreign languages are for information only. The terms and conditions as detailed in English on this website will take precedent in all matters including interpretation and meaning.

Cancellation Policy

At Pinctada McAlpine House we have a 72 hour cancellation policy. Cancellations received within this period along with "no show" bookings will be charged in full for the reservation. We recommend travel insurance cover. Advance Purchase reservations include a pre-paid discount and are non-refundable. 

We would be most grateful if you would advise us of your arrival time when this information becomes available to you. Check-in is at 3pm. Should you arrive before 3pm we would be happy to accommodate an early arrival, however please note that this is subject to availability.

As we do not operate a 24 hour reception, please let us know if you are arriving after 4pm to ensure we can arrange your access to the hotel after-hours.

Airport transfers by taxi from and to Broome International Airport can be arranged. Price is approx $10 per booking party one way. Client to pay the taxi.

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