3 restaurants in one
3 Restaurants that are accessible from the resort even if you are not staying there.
1. Sunset Cafe -
Breakfast 6.30 - 10.30 $28 Full Buffet Breakfast
Dinner 18.00 - 21.00 Pizza Pasta Steak & Seafood A'La Carte
2. Thai Pearl Restaurant (open wed - sun) Peak Season only
Dinner 18.00 - 21.00
3. Club Restaurant - signature fine dining
Dinner 18.00 - 21.00 (7 days a week)
Great view but terrible food!
The location is fantastic and the views can be spectacular unfortunately the food is often terrible. The Staff are generally very friendly but there are usually not enough staff causing you a rediculous wait to get your meal that has been rushed.
We have frequented this restaurant approximately 10 times over the last 4 years and have had the occasional good meal. But unfortunately the bad experiences out way the good ones, for example getting a pice of meat in a vegaterian meal! You may be better off having a drink there and watching the sunset before heading over to the sunset bar at the cable beach club for a beautiful woodfired pizza. Crown Lager Beer
Nice resort, but can be a little bit better
We stayed at the Cable Beach Club Resort's Garden view room for 5 nights around the 12th April. It was consider non-peak time when we visited. It was almost the end of the wet season. The temperature reaches around 35 in the morning, but the evening was really nice..but a lot of mosquitoes.
The resort is quite big. The service that the resort provided was pretty good, such as airport transfer, checking in, drive you to your room after check in, collecting baggage on the day of check out. The staff there is really good.
When we arrived, there were 2 lights that didn't work in the room, we reported to the reception that night, and the next day someone came and changes it, which was good. The room wasn't too bad, but the air-condition was a bit noisy.
The breakfast was good, a lot of variety of food. The Sunset bar/restaurant faces the Cable Beach, the scenery is really beautiful but the restaurant needs to be cleaned a bit more. The tables are a little bit dirty and sometime there is still some grease on the back of the plates.
Overall, we had fun staying there.
Definately not 5 star
We have just returned from the Cable Beach Club Resort and were disappointed to say the least.
The food at all of the restaurants we used was poor and overpriced.
The pool had a dirty ring around the water line and was freezing. Children sat blue faced around the water wrapped up in towels, whilst no one was in the water. It was 29 degrees most days. When we complained we were told that the pool was heated to 25 deg and the cold water was due to a cold snap at nightime. The water remained cold and our son could only stand 10-15 mintues per day. This really spoilt our holiday. One the last day someone got in the pool and cleaned off the dirty mark.
The Kids Club is a seperately operated day care facility used by staff and working mothers in the area. There were no normal 'holiday style' activities organised at the club. The cost was $35 per half day. Having said that my son enjoyed his two afternoons there. Well, he couldnt go in the pool.
We stayed in an ocean view room and the view was magnificent at sunset. The facilities at the hotel are great, as is the location and with a little more attention to detail this could be a first class resort.
Our Magical Broome Honeymoon
We loved our five night honeymoon at the Cable Beach Club Resort. In terms of the ease of getting there (2 hrs by plane from Perth and airport transfers), length of distance from Perth, gorgeous sultry weather and luxuriousness of the hotel it was the perfect place to get away for our honeymoon. Our room was very well aircondiioned and a great refuge from the the tropical heat. We were a little concerned
about going up to Broome during the wet season however it was actually great in that there much fewer tourists and we were fortunate in that it only rained one afternoon that we were there(the other times that it rained were at night or very shortlived). It was quite a spectacular sight to sit in the Sunset Bar and watch the tropical storm roll through with a cocktail in hand. It was a shame not to be able to swim at the beach when it looked so inviting but the pool was a great consolation. We went for some lovely swims during the day and then again after dark before we went to bed. We enjoyed the ample breakfast every morning and had a number of good meals and seafood platters at the Sunset Bar.
As far as the service goes we were on the whole very impressed. One afternoon we were heading out for a longish walk to Gantheame Point and the concierge kindly advised us against it as it was likely to rain and we would have got caught in bad weather. We took his advice and decided against the walk and surely enough a heavy downpour ensued. In large part the staff were very helpful, enthusiastic and efficient. We called up room service several times for chilled glasses so that we could drink some of champagne we brought with us (on this topic - drinking in your room is much cheaper as the decent wine/champagne is quite expensive in the restaurant and corkage from memory $40) and these were delivered promptly.
There were one or two exceptions which let the generally very good service down. We were irritated by the surly young man who was responsible for advising on trips/things to do. We found him to be very unapproachable/unhelpful. He appeared to be annoyed whenever we approached him with a question. We had one rather bizarre experience when we went for a Yoga lesson early one morning at the start of our trip. The Yoga instructor was in a very bad mood indeed and proceeded
to lecture us all on how he was "not having a good time," we appeared
to him to a "very confused group of people" and on the evils of
"snuffing" mosquitoes which were particularly hungry that morning. Needless to say we didn't return to that Yoga class - one does not go
on holiday to be antagonised in this way!
We went to the resort's best restaurant on our last evening in Broome
and would thoroughly recommend it. The food, service and ambience of the restaurant were all spot on. I loved all of the candles and the dripping wax.
I would recommend this resort as a honeymoon destination. Broome is a
very magical place and the resort does it justice.
Easter in Broome at Cable Beach Resort
After a sprinkling of negative comments on this website, we were prepared to be disappointed in our choice of holiday destination but to the contrary, we had a fantastic holiday and loved every moment of our stay at Cable Beach Club.
To be fair, over the "Wet" refurbishment of the resort has been completed and the artificial grass around the pool has gone, the gardens and rooms were immaculate. The air conditioning was faultless too! Even the food in all three restaurants stood up to comparison with our Sydney favorites, bearing in mind that both the ingredients and the servers are not locals!
Broome is a fairly pricey destination which is to be expected given its isolation. However we decided to "bite the bullet " and make the most of the activities offered by the tour desk. The "Ships of the Desert" camel ride at sunset was enjoyable for any age, the Hovercraft tour on Roebuck Bay was interesting because of the informative commentary, the Pearl Luggers on Dampier Terrace was the best introduction to the fascinating pearl industry and the Chomley Tours 4WD trip to Cape Leveque not to be missed (unless you have a back problem and it's an extremely long day if you end up sitting in the back seat!).
Cape Leveque offers much better swimming than Broome and the visits to the Aboriginal Mission stations en route are very interesting. The finale (and by far the most expensive) was our Horizontal Falls flight by float-plane up into the Kimberley. A thrilling ride through the Falls, a glimpse of a crocodile and sharks circling under our boat were high-lights and the icing on the cake was the low level flight homewards down the coast .
I thought the Cable Beach Club is getting tired, and deserately need an overhaul in some areas, but especially the pool. The tiles had a scum on..perhaps from suntan lotion, and all the kids??? Overall, the property feels like bits and pieces have been added with no real design or plan, and I thought was very disjointed, and lacking in thought. Food - dinner in the Thai restaurant was fabulous both for the size of the menu, the quality of the food, and the service. In comparison, I thought the breakfast menu was terrible.....for an extremely expensive buffet, we got "tired" fried bacon and sausages, tinned peaches (where was all the fresh tropical fruit???) and not a lot else. I couldn't wait for the long weekend to be over....2 nights accommodation, return airfares to perth, and all meals at the resort - there was no change out of $2000, so not value for money either.
It's all about the lifestyle ...
We stayed at the Cable Beach Club from Boxing Day to New Year's Day. As others have pointed out, no-one in their right mind holidays in the Kimberley at this time of the year (heat, humidity, irukandji) ... but we did! Four of us took a deluxe bungalow (even at this time of the year, some $435 a night).
The very pleasant staff were happy to check us in early, and we arrived in our room early afternoon -- to be greeted with a rather noxious smell that was partially covered up by an equally noxious room deodorising spray. However, we persevered and it seemed to become fainter -- or perhaps we just became immune to it. We booked in to the Sunset Bar for dinner -- and the heavens opened, dumping solid buckets of rain. The street outside was flooded in minutes, making waves up and over motor vehicle bonnets. We waited 45 minutes, then took our shoes in our hands and ran/waded through calf-deep water to the cafe. Well, we were hungry ... and it WAS Christmas Eve!
Came back to our bungalow -- by now the rain had virtually stopped -- to find our air-conditioning had stopped too. Quick phone call and the obliging staff offered to shift us to another bungalow. Hasty pack-up and the golf buggy arrives to transport our worldly goods. Into the new bungalow -- no air-con at all in this one! Wouldn't even come on.
Next bungalow!! Finally, a cool place to call home. :-) In fairness, the air-con in this bungalow performed flawlessly for our entire stay.
We chose to eat at the Sunset Cafe most days. Despite some of the reports here, we found the food, generally, to be of a high standard and quite reasonably priced -- $24 to $27 for a main course is not pricey. We also had the buffet Christmas Lunch: food, wines, beers and softdrinks all inclusive. That was judged a resounding success. Lunch was generally a pool meal -- I recommend the burgers. I did get a wee tad sick of chips with everything, though.
Drinks are not over the top, but they can run away with your budget. A beer for me and a marguerita for my wife was $20 a throw. A bottle of wine, which I paid $24 for in a Perth restaurant just a week ago, was $40 there. Mark-ups and overheads, I know, but even so ...
Housekeeping was via two delightful ladies who were pleasant and cheerful. However, given the status of the resort, having to leave notes to ask them for toilet paper, salt and pepper, and tissues, seemed a bit, well, downmarket. (In their defence, they were absolutely run off their feet by a totally unexpected high occupancy rate.)
I used the gym every day and found it perfectly adequate for my pitiful needs (bike and treadmill). It was also magnificently cool ...
Service was very good, bordering on outstanding in some cases. I had to hook onto the Internet for a very important link-up, only to find I was unable to access the radio network. The front desk nearly fell over themselves to reboot the system and get it operational in time for my link. Thanks, guys. It stayed up for the rest of holiday. (Just for the owners -- I know you provide the link free, but couldn't you extend it so it covers the rooms/bungalows, too, rather than just the Reception/pool areas, as it is now? LCD screens are not so flash outside.) Staff are on the whole quite young, obviously on working holidays, some of them, and seemed well trained and happy to please. A strong point, I feel.
By the end of our holiday, the resort had worked its magic, and I wanted nothing more than to extend our stay for another week. Sadly, work urged our return to Perth. Will we be back? You bet.