McAlpine House originally belonged to a Master Pearler named Captain Herbert Kennedy in the early 1900s. This unique, modern take on a Broome-style building with corrugated iron, timber and lattice verandahs is surrounded by tropical gardens full of exotic birds giving visitors a sense of elegant serenity. Simply unwind in your spacious room or step outside to explore the beauty and contrasts of Broome’s azure waters, sweeping white beaches, distinctive red earth and eclectic culture.
McAlpine House is situated on the corner of Louis and Herbert Street in Old Broome – once a pearl producing region, this gem of a town (excuse the pun) is now a peaceful, historic part of Western Australia with stunning scenery and beaches; ideal for a spot of sun worshipping.
The eight rooms at McAlpine House are decorated in their own style and we love the fact that each has their own outdoor escape: a dedicated lounge or a courtyard garden area. All rooms have a sense of Australian personality and are equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, ceiling fan, refrigerator, internet access and a safe. A butler service is also available for those midnight cravings.
Why we like it
The lush tropical gardens outside, and mini gallery of original local art inside has left us enchanted by McAlpine house. We love how this quirky boutique isn’t just somewhere to sleep, but a temporary home for all those visiting Broome.