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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 had an amazing 3 night stay at this fantastic resort. After discovering the day before we were due to go ( much to my horror ) that I had incorrectly booked for the following week, panic set in. After a call to the resort Kara quickly set my mind at ease and advised me to contact Luxury Escapes. After speaking to Karl at LE my error was solved with a minimum of fuss. Our unit ( no.216 ) was well equipped, comfortable and clean with a marble bathroom with walk in shower, separate bath and all amenities. Comfortable King size bed and efficient reverse cycle air conditioning. The free in room WiFi was fast and efficient. The buffet breakfast was amazing with an incredible array of choices. Dinner and drinks in the comfortable bar area overlooking the pool was relaxing. The staff were friendly, happy and helpful, with a special mention of Kara for her special efforts. We hope to return in the future for another stay, and fully recommend the resort to any discerning travelers.
No cars permitted in this large resort. Park your car In the Carpark near reception and staff will drive you to your accommodation in an electric cart.
Susie at reception was a fabulous ambassador for Accor and a wonderful person.
We were given a room upgrade to a modern one bedroom suite that included an almost full size fridge/freezer, oven, electric hot plates, washing machine, clothes dryer, spa bath, safe, WiFi, etc.
Lunch is available at the resort bar. Breakfast and dinner at the resort's restaurant, Other side of the Moon.
American Express cards are accepted, but they charge a fee.
From check-in to check-out, every part of my partner and I's stay were excellent. The service from concierge and the restaurant/bar were excellent, and the room was extremely comfortable and excellent designed and decorated. Additionally, the spa treatment was so good that it felt like it ended before it began! Will be looking forward to returning if possible. Shout-outs to the restaurant/bar manager Tania for her amazing service!
A lovely resort, convenient to many interesting locations, friendly and helpful staff, good restaurant. The Bunker Bay beach is a lovely spot to relax and enjoy a walk on the sand. The resort is quiet and relaxing.
Villa was beautiful and comfortable. It was a stormy night and power was cut off intermittently which made the stay unpleasant. First time ever to stay in a hotel with electricity power issues. Called housekeeping for extra towels as we were caught in the rain when checking in and transiting between lobby and villa. Met with the most sarcastic response stating that there’s a storm now and couldn’t we wait till next morning for the towels. After I explained why I need the towels, staff didn’t change his tone and repeated that it was raining, and at last agreed coldly that he would deliver them. Sigh..So much for a high rating resort which promise good service. Why the struggle to just get a few extra bath towels...