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Christmas, Mangoes and Rain!

Toni Bourne - Wednesday, December 18, 2013

BroomeTown B&B has celebrated 8 years in business this year, as usual it has been a busy year with many guests from all over the world staying with us and sharing their travel stories, one thing I have discovered is that travel makes everyone a storyteller and we love hearing all about your adventures and especially grateful when guests share their experience online with Trip Advisor. Our rating is currently 5 stars and we’ve had 73 amazing reviews; below is a snippet of what others are saying about their stay at BroomeTown B&B.

 

It is tropical, private and quiet’

 

‘Thoroughly enjoyed lying by the pool and the relaxed atmosphere’

 

‘We had a delight-full interlude, in a relaxing, peace-full, tastefully-created environment’

 

‘Central location and so handy within walking distance to most things’

 

‘The rooms are lovely and stylish, the breakfasts excellent’

 

‘Broome Town B&B is good value’

 

‘The rooms are spotless, very nice furniture and the bathroom gave us a 5* spa resort feeling’

 

‘We stayed here after a Kimberley tour. The hosts were very welcoming and friendly’

 

‘The WiFi was free and fast’

 

‘Perfect for those who are not seeking a large resort’

 

It is the biggest compliment to read a great review, our job is made so much easier hosting happy guests and sharing our little piece of paradise makes us happy too.

 

With the wet-season approaching now is the time for us to unwind and have a few days off. We typically enjoy the steamy build up and afternoon storms, the rain stirs up the frogs, beautiful big fat green frogs. The chorus is unbelievably loud some nights and daylight brings evidence, in the way of tadpole eggs in the pool and ponds, that we definitely have a healthy frog population at BroomeTown. The glorious sunsets are a photographer’s dream and the waft of ripe mangoes seems to follow you everywhere you go.  Frangipani and Poinciana trees are in beautiful bloom throughout Chinatown in perfect timing for Christmas.If you have ever visited Broome in the dry season (April-October) consider revisiting in the wet at staying at our luxurious bed & breakfast, you will be pleasantly surprised!

 

Wet Season Rates 2013/2014- BroomeTown B&B Accommodation

 

1st November - 31stMarch $150/night - a light continental breakfast is included

 

If you’re looking for a local experience; a beautiful tropical inspired home with Broome-style architecture, all the tips on where to eat and what to do and first class hospitality you can’t go past BroomeTown B&B.

 

Check availability & rate now on our BroomeTown B&B Accommodation page.

 

BroomeTown News

The Kimberley has recently received some amazing exposure with Lonely Planet awarding the Kimberley as one of the, top 10 travel regions for 2014. This is no surprise to anyone who has visited this region. And recently Trip Advisor's Travellers Choice named Broome as a top 10 destination on the rise.  Our bookings for next year certainly reflect a renewed interest in Broome and the Kimberley and we are looking forward to welcoming many visitors to BroomeTown B&B.

 

2014 will see us expand our micro business and open up a 4th guest room.  ‘Dampier’ is a very private free standing room tastefully decorated and spacious in size.  ‘Dampier’ is available to book from the 1st April.   Richard will be picking up the tools once again and busily working on this project after Christmas, if you would like to watch the progress go to our Facebook page and ‘like’ us, photos will be updated regularly.

 

Christmas for our family in Broome is a low key but happy occasion, we typically spend the day in the kitchen or in the pool and love the fact that most of our friends are in walking distance so dropping in for a quick drink is stress free and doesn’t involve traffic or a car!

 

However you choose to spend Christmas Day, we hope it is full of love and laughter and that 2014 brings you everything you wish for!

 

Chinatown Boab Tree



The New Year Breaks

Toni Bourne - Thursday, February 02, 2012
This newsletter is all about you and how you can save big $$ by organising your holiday early. With Christmas and New Years done and dusted now is an excellent time to plan your holidays and mini breaks for the year.  The tourist industry in Australia is continuing to struggle, with such a strong Aussie dollar many Australians are choosing to take their holidays overseas.  As a result many local operators are offering amazing deals to lure you back.   Check out our packages and special deals below;

Wet season package for 2 adults - valid until 31st March 2012
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Private airport transfers
  • Champagne on arrival
  • Broome Luggers tour
  • $675

Early bird special – book a 5 night stay with us direct before 1st April and receive 15% discount off regular tariff

April – May – June – September – October
Discounted tariff only $240/night

July – August
Discounted tariff only $295/night

Included in this great special;
Full cooked gourmet breakfast daily
Private airport transfers
Free WiFi
Don’t forget to touch base with us before you arrive for information on what to do and where to go, we are more than happy to assist you in creating the holiday of a life time.

BIG BroomeTown News
BroomeTown B&B was recently awarded by Trip Advisor ‘Travellers Choice 2012 Top B&B’s in Australia’

Go to, http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/TravelersChoice-Hotels-cInnsBB for the list of the best in Australia.  These awards are received based on your reviews, the travelling public who share their holiday experiences with the world.  BroomeTown B&B encourage all past guests to share their fabulous holiday experience on Trip Advisor and by doing so help to spread the good word so valued to micro businesses like ours….thankyou in anticipation!

Other great news is that BroomeTown B&B has recently sourced some new local breakfast ingredients for your enjoyement;
Kimberley Coffee - Award winning ‘Mintaka Fair Trade Organic Blend’ strong but smooth.  Roasted here in Broome and freshly ground each morning just for YOU.
Kimberley Bush Honey – Bloodwood and Chia varieties available to drizzle over your yoghurt, muesli, pancakes or sourdough toast.

Mango Jam – Homemade chunky mango jam from 12 mile mango farm, The Mango Place.

Chia Seeds – Grown in the Kimberley and perfect for sprinkling over your morning cereals.


Over the next couple of months we will be busy re-sealing our vast timber decks, retouching paint on walls, updating art work, re-oiling outdoor furniture, replacing cushions, updating compendiums and planting/hedging/pruning in the garden……so no rest for us!  We are proud of our AAA 4 ½ star rating and work hard every year to ensure the property is ‘as new’ and after 6 years is still looking fabulous and fresh.

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Broome Business Focus
Willie Creek Pearls is a family owned and operated business whom make a huge contribution to the tourist industry in Broome.  The following tours are on offer, all of which I have experienced, and are a fabulous insight into past and present Broome.

  • Willie Creek Pearl Farm - Discover how the rare and beautiful Australian South Sea Cultured Pearl is produced.
  • Broome Luggers – A close-up look at two of Broome’s last remaining wooden pearling luggers & a glimpse into a pearls diver’s life.
  • Broome Sightseeing - Broome’s natural, historical and cultural highlights
  • Scenic Flights – From the moment you take off there are endless photo opportunities of the breathtaking scenery reflecting below you.
Willie Creek Pearls also have three showrooms in Broome to showcase their beautiful pearl jewellery, with friendly helpful staff and a gorgeous range of pearls both fresh and salt water there is something for everyone! That’s our news for this edition, we hope to see you soon, until then take care and happy adventures ahead!



December 2011

Toni Bourne - Monday, December 05, 2011
Christmas is only 20 something days away and lucky for me this year is going to be a quiet family gathering in Broome tucking into fresh local seafood, mangoes and cold beer around the pool.  Christmas for us has become more about spending quality time together as a family and appreciating how lucky we are to live in such a wonderful part of the world than getting caught up in all the typical Christmas chaos.   However you choose to spend your Christmas we hope it’s a memorable day filled with love and laughter.

The weather is definitely something locals talk about a lot at this time of the year like; when will we get the first ‘knock’em down rain’, how hot & humid it is this year compared to last, how many cyclones are predicted this year etc etc and typically visitors to Broome are curious about living in such a harsh climate and what it must be like. Visiting Broome over the wet season has many advantages such as; discounted rates on accommodation & tours, potentially saving over 50%.  Spectacular sunsets with amazing cloud formations,  experience a tropical down pour and the chorus of frogs,  mangoes and frangipanis are abundant and best of all the town is less busy and more relaxing……worth considering!


Some operators choose to close up shop for a couple of months for some well deserved R & R, for those adventurous visitors who do make their way to Broome for a wet season experience I am very pleased to recommend the following businesses that operate all year round and who make a huge commitment to the tourist industry in Broome;

  • Broome Visitor Centre
  • Matso’s Boutique Brewery and Restaurant
  • Zeebar @ Cable Beach for Tapas, Beer & Wine
  • Kimberley Aviation for tours over the Horizontal Falls,  Buccaneer Archipelago & Cape Leveque
  • Willie Creek Pearl Farm & Pearl Luggers
  • Broome Camel Safaris
  • Linneys for your Pearl shopping

If you are planning a trip to Broome feel free to touch base with us before you arrive for information on what to do and where to go………we are more than happy to assist you in creating the holiday of a life time.

BroomeTown News

This wet season we have heavily discounted our rates for travellers coming to Broome between November 2011 & March 2012.

Our room rate is $150/night including a lite wet season breakfast.  A shared outdoor kitchenette is available for self catering, this is especially useful for longer stays, we also provide free WiFi for your convenience.  Go to www.broometown.com.au for a full description of our property.

Tripadvisor
Currently rated at #1 for popularity for B&B’s in Broome, a big thankyou to our former guests who have taken the time to share their experience with the world, we really appreciate it.   As a micro business we rely on ‘word of mouth’ advertising and referrals.   In order to maintain our excellent ranking we encourage as many former guests as possible to write a review, it only takes 10-15mins go to www.tripadvisor.com.au



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In keeping up with the social media network, BroomeTown B&B now has a business listing on Facebook.  Stay updated with weekly events and news from Broome and the Kimberley. Go to our Facebook Page and ‘like’ us.

Broome Business Focus

Eco Beach Wilderness Retreat
If you’re looking for the ultimate escape from the hectic pace of life Eco Beach is PERFECT, I recently spent 3 days with my Mum and honestly it felt like a week.  We stayed in a beautiful ‘Garden View Villa’ that was equipped with a small kitchen so we could self cater some of our meals.  The villa was spacious and comfortable and the air conditioning a welcome relief during the middle of the day when it was too hot for the beach.   

I highly recommend the self guided walk through sand dune vegetation that leads to the breathtaking view of Cape Villaret @ Willam Dampier Lookout.  The walk is about 4km return however you can extend the walk by continuing up the beach to the cave adding another 2kms to the overall walk.  It’s important to plan your walk around the tides and a bonus to enjoy sunset from the cave.  We headed off at 4pm and returned at 7pm but spent a lot of time photographing the sunset at the cave.
 

For most of our time at Eco we rotated from the sunlounge around the pool to the hammock under the beach shelter to the day bed in the Villa to read then back to the beach to walk and photograph the sunset…….absolute bliss!

From October Flatback females start to come ashore to nest laying up to 50 eggs at a time, sometimes nesting 2-3 times, we were lucky enough to spot two turtle nests during our morning walks.  The incubation period is about 6 weeks so in January the tiny hatchlings will emerge then it’s a dash for the ocean to start life before goannas, birds of prey and dingoes grab them.

For a full description of the retreat and activities go to Eco Beach

We look forward to bringing you more exciting news and reports from Broome early in the New Year, until then, take care and happy adventures ahead!