We spent five nights at the Broome-Time Lodge in mid September. It is an excellent property that we thoroughly enjoyed. We booked a king bed studio apartment with a kitchen on the ground floor which had a private patio. The property is very quiet, with nice grounds and a lovely pool area. The property has in-house movies (shown per a schedule in the room) and also free DVDs for guest use. Directly outside the property, is a bus stop. On the opposite side of the street is the stop for the bus into the China Town (downtown) area. The bus stop on the same side of the street as Broome-Time goes to Cable Beach.
Dani, the receptionist at Broome-Time, recommended we use the bus for touring and it was a great idea! We bought a day pass ($10AUD) and we rode the entire bus route, getting on and off at numerous stops. The bus drivers announce what’s coming up at the next stop as well as interesting bits of information. It’s a great way to learn about the town! Individual bus tickets are $3.50AUD per ride.
From the Broome-Time, we were able to walk (1.0km or 0.6mi) to a local mall which had a Woolworth’s (aka “Woolie’s”) to buy food, wine and liquor. If you’re not up for the walk, the bus runs directly to/from the mall (for $3.50AUD).
When we arrived at the Broome Airport, we took a shuttle to the lodge. This was the only time we were ripped off. That is, we went to the individual at the taxi stand station, she directed us to a shuttle driver rather than calling a cab for us. So, we had a shared ride of only about 10 minutes at a cost of $17AUD. We recommend that you avoid the taxi desk and go directly to see if there’s a cab waiting. On our return, Dani called a taxi for us and we paid only $12.50AUD (rounded up to 13) to return to the airport.
All and all, we had a great time in Broome and we highly recommend the Broome-Time Lodge! FYI, the Broome area is where the very fine Australian South Pacific pearls are cultured. The world’s largest pearl came from this area and is on display at Cygnet Pearls in China Town. They are many good shops and they offer good pricing for the quality of the pearls available.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Broome-Time accommodation & Art Gallery is centrally located on the Broome Peninsula between Cable Beach to the West and China Town/Roebuck Bay and Old Broome to the east. Our 58 self contained studio, family and king studio rooms are set amongst established gardens around a sparkling free form pool with a spacious outdoor garden dining area with free use gas BBQs, ideal for socialising with family and friends. In 2014 an Art Gallery specialising in Kimberley Art, Aboriginal Artifacts, Didgeridoo's and gifts. We are continually aiming to improve the property and facilities whilst providing a warm and friendly environment for our guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Hotel Broome