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
Absolute luxury and serenity ..... I could not speak more highly of this beautiful Resort,
From the moment we arrived until the day of our departure we were made feel very welcome by the lovely and professional staff. The manager found out we were celebrating my birthday and delivered a surprise gift of hand made chocolates to our room along with a personalised card. This is the type of thoughtfulness and care we always experience when staying at the Pullman in Bunker Bay.
The resort is located on one of the most beautiful beaches I have seen with powder white sand and sea colours of aqua and cobalt blues.
The accommodation is luxury eco style, the rooms are beautifully appointed, extremely clean and have all the comforts of home.
We are already planning another visit next year, this hotel is a great representation of a quality West Australian resort and a must to visit.
Thank you Pullman for another wonderful holiday.
Kerry & Wayne
My husband & I visited fir our birthdays. Very relaxing and amazing views.
Entree (shared) Scallops & Octopus recommended by the lovely waitress.
Main...Fish of the Day - Goldban Snapper with side tomatoe salad.
Marron served with Fennel...
Accompanied each dish with glass wine.
Bunker Bay Cafe..... 5 star.
Definitely recommend...great venue to celebrate any occasion.
I travel a lot for work and play but I’ve never stayed somewhere that has been so good it’s compelled me to write a review.
Until now... Pullman’s Bunker Bay deserves every positive accolade - for their outstanding hotel team (in particular Darren, Cara and Tom) who went over and beyond in their generous hospitality, to the perfectly positioned restaurant, bar and pool taking in the spectacular views of the Indian Ocean.
Our two-bedroom suite amongst native flora was well appointed, allowing for sand and wine to trail easily throughout. The short 1min private walk to Bunker Bay, led to a spectacular beach where we watched frolicking dolphins every morning. By midday the water had turned to aqua blue - just like you see in the Mediterranean.
Breakfast offerings were cheerful but it’s dinner where the chefs really shine. A restaurant destination in its own right.
Located at the very top of the Margaret River region, Pullman’s Bunker Bay is the perfect base location to discover what the 150km length of the region has to offer. And it as much to offer. I highly recommend a private wine tour (we went with Paul from @grapeescapeswinetour - he really knows his wine and he’s friends with every winery) first to get the lay of the land and then discover the rest for yourself. Amelia Winery is a must visit. As is Hamlin Bay and Karri Forest. Make sure you stop at Busselton for a swim or to walk the 1.8km pier on your way back to Perth.
I’m definitely coming back to stay at Pullman’s Bunker Bay - to just stay, relax by the pool, indulge at the spa, wander the beach and gorge on the great wine list and menu. It’s a destination in its own right. Midweek especially before the Perth weekend crowd joins in.
Thank you to the great team at Bunker Bay. You’ve definitely left an impression.
We have stayed at The Pullman during November for the last few years. Beautiful location, rooms are only minutes walks from the beach. Lovely swimming pool along with restaurant and bar all over looking the bay while whales migrate along the coast. Ten minutes from Dunsborough town and plenty of wineries etc to see and do. But remember after 4pm your be eating at the Pullman or in town as everything closes and only a few places in town open unless it's the weekend etc
But 5 star hmm no its not. Main complaint would be the rooms, poor condition. Furniture is old and rooms smell old and dusty. Really in need of new furniture and a dam good clean and while your at it reconfigure layout. One bedroom rooms have tv fitted right next to bedroom door instead of opposite end of room. Windows have no privacy as no curtains, can see straight into rooms a night. Also lake view Decking areas needs to be cleaned due to ducks, seagulls etc leaving a mess, yes it's wildlife but the area should still be clean for guests. For what the rooms cost and 5 star not acceptable
Breakfast average. All standard breakfast foods, passable but not rememberable. There is a great cafe right on the beach 5 mins walk from Pullman plus plenty of options if going for a drive.
Restaurant is ok, some meals better than others, fish and chips is not one of them. Lamb shank was great.
Service is nice, friendly with the odd not so. I would recommend any person seriously wanting to work in the hospitality business need first to work in Asia, Singapore, Bali Thailand etc 2nd to none with service and presentation.
So yes fantastic location and yes we will be back this November and the next but always in hope that we find the rooms redone and clean, breakfast need a lift and general polish to those (5) Stars. Worth staying but hunt a deal and consider if you really need breakfast at Pullman only.
We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa and enjoyed the stay.
1. Friendly staff at reception.
2. Close to the beautiful Bunker Bay Beach. The resort provided beach umbrellas and chairs as well as beach toys for the kids.
3. Comfortable bed for a good night sleep.
4. Great food served in the Other Side of the Moon restaurant and lounge bar.
The only downside is the limited channels in the room. Not too sure if Pay TV is still the way to go considering there are online streaming service like netflix available. It will be good if we can project shows from IOS/Android devices to the TV.
We will definitely come back again when visiting Western Australia!