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“Tropical bliss with a really friendly host”

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The Courthouse Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 14 Broome B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ontario
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Tropical bliss with a really friendly host”
Reviewed 5 August 2009

Loved this place. We were met by Shane (the proprietor) at the airport, and he gave us a quick ride around town. Our room was very comfortable, though our favorite bit was the patio and pool area. Great place to hang out during the high heat of the day. Breakfast was excellent, and we were even able to have continental on the day we left at 5:30am. Close to town and to the bus going out to Cable Beach. We'd stay here again if we were to come back to Broome.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Baltimore
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Reviewed 20 July 2009

For local charm, comfort and pleasure, it would be difficult to beat this B&B not only in Broome but anywhere else in the country. Its creation was an act of love by veteran travelers and everything about the place reflects this passion.

We stayed in the Oriental Room, named after the Asian immigrants who came to the old pearl-diving town to work during its heyday harvesting giant mother-of-pearl clams. The room was spacious, well organized and decorated with simple elegance. The bathroom also was beautifully designed and very clean. Double doors opened onto a wrap-around deck on the second floor of the house, complete with a large wooden Indonesian lounge couch.

The house itself was airy and open inside. Breakfast was served on an outdoor deck next to a lovely pool and surrounding garden. The food was yummy, with hot dishes made per request.

The location is perfect for those who want to wander around the historic downtown area. There are plenty of restaurants nearby and a short walk will take you to a wonderful outdoor movie theater that dates back to the 1930s. Visiting the beach and other spots farther out will require either a rental car or a bicycle, which can be rented two blocks away. We rode bikes down to Cable Beach every morning and spent the afternoons wandering the old town.

Shane is a generous and thoughtful host and cook. (For one of his regular guests he tracked down a local starfruit tree so the guest could eat these tropical fruits fresh during his stay). Shane -- a seasoned traveler and yarn-spinner -- picked us up at the airport in the evening and settled us in for our 5-day stay. He greeted us every morning for breakfast and gave us all kinds of tips for enjoying our visit.

Overall, a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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63 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2009

We stayed after 2 weeks on the road round the Kimberley region - and the Courthouse lived up to all expectations and the other reviews. Only slight niggle is that there is a small amount of traffic noise as it is only one block from the main Cable Beach/Broome road...but this is minor

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Melbournetraveller84
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Tucson
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2009

In small towns like Broome it is no fun to stay at overcrowded tourist resorts. My girlfriend and I decided to do something a bit more romantic and found this gem online. Shane the owner is an amazing person with incredible stories and insight to life. We enjoyed our wonderful breakfasts talking with him in his beautiful courtyard. The location is only a short walk to the tourist center and grocery stores and if you have a car an easy drive to the local beaches. There is a cheap car rental place just up the road if you need one. This B&B was full of charm and romance. A great find!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Internationalsmurf
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Middlesbrough, UK
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2009

We stayed in the Courthouse for 2 nights in February as part of a 3 week stay in western Australia.
From our initial contact with Shane by email to our departure we were very well looked after.
We were in the Broome room which was very spacious and had so much character, we literally stepped out of our room and into the pool which was a very welcome chill out place at the end of a hot day.
Breakfast was fabulous and cooked fresh by Shane but the best part of breakfast was sharing a table with Shane and listening to his stories and hearing all about his life. He is an interesting and lovely man who you instantly warm to and feel comfortable with.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend the Courthouse to anyone, in fact it would be a shame to miss this place if you are travelling in WA.
Good restaurant is Matsos - lovely atmosphere and great food.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank CODonnell65
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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2008

I have stayed at this BnB 5 times now (work and holidays) and cannot recommend it highly enough.. The location is great (opposite the old Old Courthuoose and its markets) walking distance to town nad Matso's.. The rooms are beautiful, interesting and comforatble.. Shane is a plumber so fittings are of the highest quality and the pool is the best one i had ever had the pleasure of swimming in.. it evens stays cool in the middle of the hot wet season..
Shane, Janine and Terry are wonderful hosts and interesting and generous people.. Food is great and the surrounds beautiful.. everything has a story ie: the front doors are from India and I always feel refreshed physically and mentally from being there...
It is built for people who leave gentle footprints when they travel and are truly interested in place and people.. stay a while

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  • Stayed March 2007, travelled solo
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Australia
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171 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2008

This place is a gem.My friend and my sister and myself had 3 nights here and everything about the B&B was good.Rooms were comfortable and the whole place was spotless.Attractive lap pool area and surrounds and there was a small garden area which was very nice, the owners were welcoming and friendly and the location was very convenient, near shops and restaurants.
We had lovely breakfasts made to order overlooking the pool and garden.We would highly recommend a stay here.

  • Liked — Comfortable rooms all with outside balconies.
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  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with friends
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Property: The Courthouse Bed & Breakfast
Address: 10 Stewart St, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Kimberley Region > Broome
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Broome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Resort style adult accommodation with class and style, well maintained spacious rooms with very comfortable beds and a lovely selection of tea and coffee. A free continental breakfast is provided each morning along with friendly welcoming hospitality. A welcoming pool is the central feature of the property and offers sunlounges for relaxation. A barbecue area equipped with all the essential barbecueing utensils as well as a fridge is also available to the guests that choose to eat at home. A peaceful ambience envelopes you as you come through the front doors and stays with you for your stay. ... more   less 
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