Bunbury is establishing a reputation to rival West Australia’s capital of Perth. The city is known for its flourishing arts scene, award-winning restaurants and cafes, and scenic beaches. Known as the City of Three Waters, due to its renowned beaches and lakes, Bunbury is also a beach lover’s paradise, ideal for surfing, rowing or checking out the friendly local dolphins.
We’ve rounded up the best hotels in Bunbury, from luxury accommodation in the heart of the city to cheap and cheerful spots with stunning beachside views. We’ve taken location, amenities, and reviews from past guests into consideration to offer the best choice of accommodation for your trip to this picturesque beachside city.
BUNBURY HOTEL KOOMBANA BAY
From AU$131/ night
The Bunbury Hotel, located in the heritage-listed Silos district of Bunbury, is ideally positioned only a few metres from the city’s bustling cafe strip. However, there’s also plenty to enjoy at the hotel itself, including an indoor heated pool, the Silos restaurant, a tennis court, and a day spa. It’s also only a short walk to local attractions like the Dolphin Discovery Centre, where visitors can learn about the bottlenose dolphins that frequent the area.
QUALITY HOTEL LIGHTHOUSE
From AU$131/ night
The modern, bright interiors of the Quality Hotel Lighthouse are rivalled only by the stunning beach views – with Bunbury’s Back Beach just steps from the hotel. Located next to the city’s iconic black and white checquered lighthouse, guests can enjoy panoramic ocean views when dining at the onsite Basalt Restaurant, which also provides room service if guests prefer to stay in.
ROSE HOTEL & MOTEL
From AU$129/ night
The Rose Hotel is housed in a charming, heritage-listed building constructed in 1865. Recent renovations have equipped the hotel with all the modern conveniences necessary for a comfortable stay, including free Wifi, tea/coffee-making facilities, and flat screen televisions in each room. The Rose Hotel also has an onsite restaurant and bar, and the modern Australian menu is worth checking out, especially with a AU$25 voucher included with each booking.
PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL
From AU$109/ night
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay that’s close to the town’s lively nightlife scene, book a room at the Prince of Wales Hotel. The hotel is situated in the town’s main cafe and bar area and boasts a lounge that hosts live entertainment and sports broadcasts. There’s also a restaurant serving up delicious pub food, and BBQ facilities if you fancy cooking up some grub yourself. Guests have also raved about the complimentary breakfast.
BEST WESTERN PLUS HOTEL LORD FORREST
From AU$146/ night
The Lord Forrest Hotel is equipped with all the luxuries necessary for an enjoyable stay, including a heated pool and a fitness centre. The recently renovated restaurant and bar, Unwind, includes a buffet breakfast and modern Australian cuisine. Located in the heart of the Central Business District, surrounded by restaurants, bars and boutiques, the Lord Forrest Hotel is also only ten minutes walk from Koombana Beach and the Dolphin Discovery Centre.