Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCable Beach Club Resort & Spa Broome
Our room is lovely, all wooden floors with corrugated iron lined walls. Sounds a bit odd but it works, we even have a big balcony with lounging furniture.
Looking forward to returning here next month for James & Tiana's big day
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Welcome Bubbles! Tick.Reception Staff, tick. Room Tick. Pool, swim, lunch Tick tick tick! breakfast Tick. Airport Shuttle Tick, Tick! We have stayed here before and were delighted to see that top standards are still achieved in both staff and accommodation and especially gardens and surrounds. This was a short stay but as always most enjoyable.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa Broome
Absolutely loved our room....
CABLE BEACH RESORT - BROOME
Cable Beach Resort is situated approx 10 minute from Broome Airport at Cable Beach. We had a free shuttle bus that picked us up at the airport which was terrific and took us directly to the hotel. On arrival we were given complementary glass of champagne and our check in was fast and efficient. Our room 156 or bungalow was absolutely gorgeous, decorated in a distinctively Bali style with lovely wooden floors and timber shutters on all the windows. Our bungalow consisted of a spacious lounge room with modern furniture and supplied with a large TV and CD player. Our bedroom consisted of a four posted double bed pleasantly decorated with Asian bright coloured pillows. The room also had two large wardrobes with a safe and ironing board.
The open style kitchen was small and neat with a mini bar, microwave, fridge, glasses and cutlery. Beside the kitchen was a small dining table and chairs which lead into an open corridor that had another dining table and some other elegant furniture. The bathroom was absolutely divine with a separate toilet and a large two people shower and two separate vanity units.
The outside area was the best as it was completely private with a veranda that led onto a small courtyard with an outside spa and shower. There were also two deck chairs for sunbaking and an outdoor table setting. Very romantic!
The other fabulous thing about our bungalow was that it had three air conditioners which were absolutely heavenly when it was 40 degrees outside. We loved our bungalow so much that we measured it up so we could design our own for a future holiday home.
The resort itself is large and accommodating with three restaurants and two swimming pools and tennis courts. The pools could do with a major revamp and modernising. The gardens around the resort are lovely; we found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating to our needs.
The best thing about this hotel is the awesome sunsets you can watch whilst having a glass of wine at the oceanfront restaurant....truly beautiful.
PROS: The private bungalows are fantastic and so private. The fine dining restaurant is terrific but dark we couldn't read the menu. Watching the sunsets magical. Looking at other accommodation in the area The Cable Beach Resort looked the best.
CONS: Swimming pools very ordinary, especially since we couldn't swim in the ocean due to stingers. My husband left his size 13 shoes behind in the room when we checked out. We rang numerous times to see whether they found them and they said no...we know we left those in the room...Don't bother with the town markets; I found them to be very ordinary accept the Aboriginal artist displaying her wonderful work... (I kick myself for not buying one) as I read later she is rather famous.
Recommendation: Yes, especially if you have the private bungalow. Other rooms looked ordinary compared to ours but again I suppose that's what you pay for.
What to Do: Take a camel ride up the beach to watch the sunset. Costs $45.00 for 60 minutes.
Take the local bus into town and check out the pearls...but bring your credit card.
Take the Broome Top Deck Tour this three hour tour will take you through Cable Beach, Broome Town Centre, Gantheaume Point and the Port. Costs: $55.00
Take a scenic flight to the Buccaneer Archipelago or The Kimberley's. For more details on flights ----. Broome is a very small country town with a shanty appeal; almost all of the buildings are built from iron, so don't expect a large one, it can be seen by just walking down two streets.
Disappointing stay at the Cable Beach Club
In January this year my husband & I stayed at the Cable Beach Club. Let me start by telling you that January is definitely the wrong time to visit. My husband & I are in our 60's and it was just way too hot. We also couldn't swim in the beach because at this time of year there are too many jellyfish in the ocean. We were lucky however to miss the cyclones (hurricanes) the hit near Broome shortly after our visit.
I had booked a deluxe bunaglow which was one of their premium accommodations, when we were show to our room we were very dissapointed. The deluxe bungalows are part of the original hotel and are very dated. The room was very dark, with old furniture and chairs that had many stains on them. We just couldn't stay there, it felt very dirty and reminded us of a run down old beach house. It was also a great distance to the main hotel and backed onto the road, with no view. We were near a maintanence room.
We contacted reception who said that they were happy to change our room. A very nice gentleman showed us all other accommodations and we settled on the standard garden view room. This was nice, clean and close to all hotel facilities. This room was 100 times better than the original more expensive room. The concierge advised us that they would provide us with a $200 credit to use in the hotel as the price difference. I called our daughter to let her know & she advised me that the difference was actually $550.
Not only had the beginning of our holiday been spoilt & we wasted time looking at all the other rooms, but they were trying to rip us off. We went to reception and they said our travel agent could orgainse the refund (which they did).
Other than this, we found that the food in the hotel was ok, but nothing fantastic ($80 for a seafood platter that hardly had any seafood on it) and the service did not compare to other resorts we had stayed in.
I am glad that we saw this part of Australia, however I have no desire to return to Broome or to the Cable Beach Club and would definitely not recommend it, there are just far better places to go.
Room for improvement at the Cable Beach Club Resort
We stayed at this resort for 5 nights at the end of November 2005 and can offer the following comments about the resort and Broome. This is one of the most unusual places we have stayed at, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. We stayed in a Superior Bungalow which gave two adults and two children plenty of room to move. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The bungalows are interesting inside in that they have doorways going here there and everywhere! The air conditioning works well and is definitely needed in Broome's climate. Some problems we encountered were that upon check-in to our bungalow the main bedroom had two single beds instead of a queen/king. This was later rectified when housekeeping 'zipped' the two beds together. Housekeeping, unfortunately, was a bit ad-hoc. Although they knew there were four of us staying in the bungalow, on two mornings we were only left two bath towels and had to ring for extras. We also had to ask for the floors to be mopped in the bathroom and lounge area when it became apparent it hadn't been done all week. Having said that, you do get fresh sheets on the beds every day.
Service at the poolside is OK. You have to order from the pool bar and they will bring it to your table. The menu is quite limited, so if you're staying for a while, be prepared to eat the same thing serveal times.
The Sunset Bar offers lovely views of Cable Beach and is great at night when the breeze blows in. We had one below average meal there, but the rest were fine. Breakfast there offers a wide range of hot and cold dishes to suit everyone.
Broome is an unusual little town, with not a whole lot to do. We soon realised that going to Broome forces you to relax because its too hot to do anything but sit beside the pool and read. Cable Beach is lovely, but at this time of the year, you have to be very careful of stingers in the water. Apparently there is a high infection rate at this time of year because the water temperature is quite high. We would highly recommend doing a camel ride along the beach. We did ours through Red Sun Camels which charges $45 per adult and $25 per child for the sunset ride. The sunsets are amazing!
Don't be sucked in by the pearls. Paspaley and Linney's pearls are available all over Australia, and no doubt overseas. I think they were a bit overpriced for the tourist market.
Overall, Broome is a mix of outback red dirt on one side and beautiful coastline on the other, but its a long way to go (especially from the east coast) for not a lot in the way of things to do. I'm glad we went, but would probably never go there again. There is plenty of room for improvement at the Resort, but our stay there was not unpleasant, just hot, hot, hot (and the humidity is a killer!!).
The best resort ever poolside service, dont move you dont have to
the place to stay in broome without doubt, my favorite place to stay ever, greeted by champayne free fruit and a golf buggy ride to your room booked shack but changed to pool view room much better wooden floors out to a balcony with a day bed we ended up sleeping out there was beautifull, sat by the fantastic adults only salt pool all day being served drinks and food by very attentive staff, as with all large resorts you will get good service and bad service all was good on this visit. asian affair and sunsets,is the place to eat especially on sunset gorgeous! clubsandwich mmnn ,bar guy dave was great service. didnt like boardwalk resturant, the resort has childrens activities so you can just laze around. about a $20 cab ride to the whalf is worth the trip the whalf resturant doesnt look much but mudcrab and threadfin salmon unforgetttable and you can throw a line in after dinner off the jetty ..big fish, and the zoo or surfclub for brekky half the price they do it for at resort, and if you go without your children or wanna say hi to your family there is a live webcam on the roof of the surfclub across the road so you can give them a wave live on the net they will tell you the webpage, they have a bus that runs from there to town as well, the beach is amazing and you can bath nude behind the rocks, check the dates for beach swimming as stingers out certain months, we didnt swim at the beach after seeing the crocodile park!
How Good is Broome Just bring the sun screen
We did the impossible and arranged a trip for two adults and two children to Broome via Qantas Frequent Flyer program. I was always told that you would never use the points for flights. We booked accommodation through the Broome tourist centre. First night at the Broome Motel in the town. This provided us a great opportunity to walk around Broome and have dinner at the "Arli Bar" the food was fantastic you can tell the owners were trained at the Melbourne Stokehouse and Circa. Great taste fresh seafood and the restaurant is BYO.
We then moved to the Cable Beach Club Resort. My children only wanted to play in the pools and use the facilities. However I over ruled and we had to visit the Beach and what a beach. Just walk down past the sunset bar turn left and start walking. Just magnificent you can walk for an hour and not seem to have achieved anything but breathe fresh air look at the blue water, even blue-r sky and white sand beach with Red Outback hills. The Cable Beach Club have done a deal with the guy who runs the caravan on the beach each day and provide towels, umberella, chairs all free to Cable Beach Club guests. The couple who run this caravan must have the best office in the world. Back to our bungalow for home made lunch each day. Then back to the beach in the afternoon. Turn right after walking down from the sunset bar and walk along the beach and all you will see are people wearing smiles. They are all ages colours, races and creeds. So if you walk this area bring that little bit of extra sunscreen. Plus in the afternoon the camel rides depart from this area so you might get a bit more in the way of interesting features than you planned. But on a beach so clear, clean and quiet it seems to fit very well and be appropriate.
Most trips to Broome take a 7 day period. We did not drive a car at any time just went to the maginificent Cable Beach every day. Broome for a tourist town is well appointed with a big Coles supermarket in Broome itself, a bus route that is tourist friendly with route in through the town and cable beach which is great, a tavern/ pub (great for takeways) just down the road on Cable Beach plus the Crocodile Farm between the Cable Beach Resort and the Tavern. the crocodile farm is a nice afternoon visit around 2 pmm for the feeding tour.
The only thing to improve Broome is after the fine dining main restaurant in the Cable Beach Club and the Arli Bar which both rate with most top quality restaurants everywhere the food is fresh but elsewhere, it lacks a bit of spark so do not expect East Coast quality dining that can be enjoyed at Noosa or Port Douglas or Sydney and Melbourne. But what the food lacks in tempting cuisine is made up in quantity. Blooms is good for breakfast.
Just remember do not worry if everything takes a little extra that is "Broome Time" but you should turn 7 days into 14 days to really enjoy maybe my next trip we will leave Cable Beach and head north into the Kimberly but it will take a bit to move me from sitting on a towel on Cable Beach. Do not worry what you look like on the beach everyone is just looking at the water, the sky, the sand and of course the Sunset.
Waiting on the westside
I'm an thirteen year old sydney sider and i have some complaints to make about the cable beach resort. it was quite a good stay and i love any place with a pool (which this hotel definitley had) and im not to picky. but maybe i should start from the beginning
when we arrived we had nice friendly people help us off the coach that went straight up to the entrance of the lobby. champagne greeted my happy parents and others, and orange juice pleased my sisters and i. when you walk out onto the wooden balcony you see happy people swimming in the pool with the gorgeous waterfall. this wass goood. we then got a little golf buggy to the bungalo. there were many little cute house type bungalo things that everyone had and these were very cute. as we drove on the buggy it was very quaint and reminded me of a country club. our bungalo waws nice and clean with bowls and things supplied when we arrived and the tv was on the channel with photos of the hotel, allowing us to see it more. at dinner on the first night, we went to the sunset cafe and there was a huge huge line so we stood in it for ages and ages and then my father finally pulled someone over and asked what was going on and apparently you have to get a table first then order in the line. well no.1, no one told us this and number two. why cant people come AROUND and ask???? this was extremly inconveniant. the line became too long so we went to the barbecue which was on every night that had a small bufe. now let me tell you, this place was very very very understaffed. there was barely any tables and only one chef. my mum and i were waiting at the buffet for ten minutes just for salad dressing. all she had to do was get balsamic vinegar and oil!!!!!! there was no bread and when it came out it was dry. the beach was good because there was a little cable beach shak where you could hire deck chairs, body boards, free sunscreen and free towels and the deckchairs were free too. (if u went to the hotel) all u had to do was grab an umberella (there were heaps of numbered ones), get your gear and you are on your way. we were a family of five and only ever given four towels. Our shampoos were never replenished and nor was the trash taken out. the maids even stole 20 dollars. which was refunded. but what kind of employee would do that? there was lovely gfardens and beautiful wildlife randomly in the hotel like wallabies and kookaburras. there was even a little frog on the ice cream tub!
bad bad bad service. we werent the only ones who thought so.
we went on a hovercraft ride and everyone on it was from the hotel. when we got back on to keep going after a stop off at a certain strip of beach, the man wiped the windows and another hotel guest said "best servie the whole trip" and everyone was like ditto
it was not a bad trip though.
and go in winter because its still boiling and there is less of a chance of stingers.
Going Troppo in Broome
We arrived at Broome airport in 40 degree heat with 85 % humidity at the end of this years wet season.Beware of travelling at this time of year! god the Cable beach Club was a beautiful resort /lushly landscaped and with 2 pools keeping the kids to their own pool area.Both pools were terrific as we used them alot!It was too stifling to do anything else!Thank god the air con worked as well!All the staff worked so well in what were very trying conditions and nothing was too much trouble.The best place to eat was the Sunset Bar with a simple menu.The sunsets over the Indian ocean were awesome!The fine dining restaurant wasn't good value,but I can't fault anything else.As it so hot over our 6 day stay,there wasn't much to do.Broome is very much an outback town though the architecture is interesting.
Sublime Cable Beach !
We stayed at the Cable Beach Club Resort for 6 nights as part of our honeymoon at the end of December beginning of January and absolutely LOVED it !!!
We stayed in one of the Deluxe Bungalows which was fabulous as it had so much space and was fully air conditioned (which was definately needed !!!)
The staff were very helpful and friendly throughout the whole of the resort from the room cleaners to the managers.
The food in the restaurant was great (although we only ate there 1 evening) and the food at the Sunset Bar was good also (not as good as the restaurant, but obviously not as pricey !)
We would love to go back again and stay for much longer but as we are on the other side of the world it could be a long way away !!!!
I would HIGHLY recommend this hotel for a thoroughly relaxing holiday.
LOV THE SERVICE
I thought the service at the hotel was excellent, although the food was good, i thought it may be able to do better. But overall GREAT!!
Spacious, tastefully furnished rooms with verandahs, polished wooden floors, beautifully landscaped gardens. A treat: the sunset bar where you can watch incredible sunsets while sipping your pre-dinner champagne. Exotic food in one of the restaurants either in- or out-doors. Friendly staff. I'd go there again any time.
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We wake up early. Breakfast is included and is served at Sunset Bar and Grill. After brekkie we visit the tour desk, and ask for bookings for sunset camel ride, Intombi cruise and the Willie Creek Pearl Farm tour. Meanwhile we go over to catch the town bus. A day pass costs $10 and you can get on and off as you like. We get off at Chinatown and …
We get up a bit later this morning, and make our way back to the a Sunset Bar and Grill for breakfast. We plan a chillax day by the pool today, before our camel ride. Walk around the resort, find the spa, where I book a 1/2 hour massage at 1pm. Can't talk Ray into a manicure! We head to Ocean Pool, and relax on the lounges. Ray is reading his book …
Willie Creek Pearl Farm tour this morning and we need to meet in the reception area by 9am. So we make sure we are at breakfast by 7.30 this morning. We are picked up by Lance, our bus driver, and head out to the farm at Willie Creek, a bit more than 1/2 hour away. The tour starts with Emma explaining about the pearls, the oyster farming and how it …
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A free day in Broome today. Even though I still wake up reasonably early it is nice not to have to rush. Cup of tea on the verandah, ring mum and a few other things. Watch a wallaby and joey hitting the nice green grass outside the room. An easy start to the day with a late breakfast. A load of washing to do, and by some miracle the machine is free …