Pullman Bunker Bay Resort Margaret River
What We Love
- Boardwalk beach access — the turquoise Indian Ocean is just a short stroll from your villa
- An emphasis on locally produced materials such as jarrah hardwood floors
- The award-winning Vie spa, which has an extensive treatment menu featuring native ingredients and organic essential oils
What To Know
- The car-free resort has some great walking and jogging paths through landscaped gardens, in addition to a tennis court. For those with mobility problems (or a lot of luggage), buggies can transport you to your villa
- For larger groups and families, a three-bedroom villa (sleeping seven) can be created by linking two- and one-bedroom villas via a connecting door
- Starting the day with a dip in the ocean is a bracing experience, but young and less experienced swimmers should stick to the pool — the waves can be strong
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Sitting among 35 acres of landscaped garden, with Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park as its next door neighbor, the contemporary Pullman Resort Bunker Bay has beach-meets-bush Australian chic written all over it. It blends effortlessly into its picturesque surroundings through the use of locally produced materials, including jarrah hardwood floors and limestone feature walls, while the high pitched roof in the reception area is supported by driftwood beams. Decorative flourishes are kept to a minimum, allowing the sea views from the floor-to-ceiling windows to do the talking.
Bed and Bath
Quite rightly, the focus here is on natural beauty. The one- and two-bedroom villas are sparsely decorated in neutral colors, with polished wooden floors, and have either a private furnished courtyard set in the garden or a deck area overlooking the lake. The resort features all-new kingsize beds with memory foam pillows, meaning it can be hard to tear yourself away, but at least checkout time is a lie-in-friendly 11 a.m. The spacious marble bathrooms come with indulgently deep standalone bathtubs and walk-in showers and are stocked with products from Paris perfumery Roger & Gallet.
Serving modern Australian food with a Mediterranean twist, the Other Side of the Moon is the resort’s fine dining restaurant. It’s headed up by chef Nathan Flannery, who has introduced a weekly changing seasonal menu. In keeping with the resort’s emphasis on the great outdoors, the dining room spreads out over an olive tree–studded terrace and offers sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. For a more casual meal, the bistro and bar serves lunch, dinner and local tipples from the Margaret River wine region, and you don’t even need to vacate your sun lounger to enjoy snacks and cocktails from the poolside bar. In addition, 24-hour room service is available in the villas.
In the Area
Home to more than 90 vineyards, the Margaret River region is a wine lover’s paradise. Enjoy a tasting with views of the vines at the award-winning Vasse Felix before lunching at Swings Taphouse & Kitchen. Delicious tapas-style dishes are served in the airy dining room and on the leafy veranda, and, just to add to the laid-back atmosphere, wines grown at the restaurant’s vineyard in nearby Yallingup are poured straight from the barrel into the carafe. Save room for a few scoops of ice cream at nearby Millers; the decadent raspberry with Belgian white chocolate sells out in seconds. If beer is your drink of choice, Eagle Bay Brewery is a 10-minute drive from the resort; it serves wood-fired pizzas and gourmet pub grub to complement the European-style brews. If all this excess is making you feel guilty, Mother Nature offers a workout in the form of the Cape Naturaliste’s hiking trails. Learn more about the region’s maritime history with a visit to the lighthouse at Geographe Bay — and keep an eye out for migrating whales.
How to Get There
We stayed for 2 nights in Room 603 in July 2018. Very nice studio room with king bed, located on the small lake. Private balcony. Only downside with the lakeside villas is that there are plenty of frogs in the lake which we found to be quite noisy when trying to get to sleep at night. Friendly and welcoming reception. Room was clean and comfortable with large free standing bath tub. Some areas looking a little bit tired (some of the path lights weren't working which made walking up to dinner a bit hazardous). Bath tap was broken but this was promptly repaired when we advised reception. Ate in the restaurant both nights of our stay. Meals were okay but quite pricey and a bit arty. Restaurant service was very attentive. Nice resort, would stay again but probably eat elsewhere.
We were warned by friends that the resort was a little tired before we went to stay. Nothing could have been further from the truth! Although it is obviously an older resort, the rooms and facilities were well maintained, the staff are professional and courteous and the “no vehicle” policy means it is a whisper quiet place to sleep and relax. We would definitely stay at the Pullman Bunker Bay resort again - thank you for a wonderful weekend!
We had the pleasure of staying here for three nights during our trip to WA. We were a little nervous having read a few mixed reviews, but our experience was nothing but positive. We really lucked out and received a complimentary upgrade to a two bedroom villa, which was absolutely gorgeous. Despite kitchen renovations being in progress, the food (especially the dessert) was delicious - highest compliments to the pastry chef. Notable mention is also due to the cleaning staff as our villa - despite being enormous - was remarkably spotless. Our most special thanks to Vineeth, whose warm welcome on arrival and assistance throughout our stay made this trip all the more enjoyable. We'll be back to hike the Cape to Cape and look forward to staying again!
We enjoyed many aspects of Bunker Bay Resort including the friendly staff throughout our stay, well maintained accommodation, location and overall ambiance of the resort. We will certainly be returning in the near future!
Beautiful place to stay. Amazing rooms and beautiful restaurant. Breakfast was delicious ands lots of choice. We even got a bottle of wine in our room for our special occasion! Will be back! Thankyou pullman resort