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McAlpine House – Boutique Hotel, Broome

A beautifully renovated authentic pearler’s home built in 1910, surrounded by lush tropical gardens populated by exotic birds, historic McAlpine House is now a magnificent boutique hotel of only six rooms.

Offering unparalleled privacy and a comprehensive personalised service to individuals or small groups, the graceful heritage complex is truly one of the most exclusive places to stay in the tropical north of Australia.

McAlpine House is situated in quiet, relaxing surrounds in the centre of Old Broome with easy access to shops, restaurants, galleries, museums and other attractions. It is ideal for travellers who seek a tranquil and memorable holiday base. It is perfect for small groups of friends to book the entire hotel for a private gathering. McAlpine House take great delight in organising the perfect wedding, birthday celebration, or anniversary. The privacy of the house combined with the specialised service is ideal for group bookings either formal or informal.

McAlpine House was the residence of Lord Alistair McAlpine who built the Cable Beach Club and purchased many of Broome’s historic buildings such as the Sun Cinema Centre located in Chinatown about two kilometres away. Town Beach, famous for the stairway to the moon is just one kilometre from McAlpine House. The are many art galleries and restaurants within close proximity. Gantheaume Point is six kilometres from the house and is a beautiful spot to observe one of Broomes famous sunsets. Try a camel ride on Cable Beach or a hovercraft trip on Roebuck Bay. Flights to Cape Leveque and the Horizontal Waterfall and the Kimberley can also be arranged.

McAlpine House has no equal and is a place that will linger in your heart for years to come.

Accommodation Options

McAlpine Suite

The McAlpine Suite is a beautiful room with a 19th century four poster bed and double ensuite.
A verandah seperates the McAlpine Suite for the pool

Library Retreat

The Library Retreats are both upstairs on either side of the Library. They are joined by a wrap around balcony that overlooks the pool.
The Library Retreats have a queen sized bed and ensuite.

Pearlers Room

The Pearlers rooms are in the original part of the house that dates back to 1910. They have a queen sized bed and ensuite and are
surrounded by a sweeping verandah just metres from the pool.


The Treehouse is a room up on stilts at treetop level. It is a large bright and airy room with a queen sized bed.
The Treehouse has a private bathroom at the foot of the stairs and is suitable for the adventurous or young at heart.


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