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Top 10 Places to Stay in Kalbarri 2024

You’re planning a trip and want to find the best Kalbarri accommodation options. But with so many places to stay, it takes time to figure out where to start.

To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of my ten top-rated accommodations in Kalbarri, Western Australia, from luxurious villas to convenient apartments.

So, whether you’re looking for a place to relax and unwind or as a base to explore Kalbarri’s natural beauty, check out our list of the best places to stay in this Coral Coast destination.

The 10 Best Places to Stay in Kalbarri

What is the best accommodation in Kalbarri? In no order, these are our favourite places to stay.

HotelRatingPricePoolPrices
River Retreats Kalbarri9.6$-$$YBook here
Gecko Lodge Kalbarri9.5$$YBook here
Kalbarri Red Bluff Tourist Park9.3$-$$NBook here
Eco Haven Retreat9.4$$-$$$YBook here
Ocean View Retreat9.3$$NBook here
Murchison View Apartments8.9$-$$YBook here
Pelican’s Nest8.4$$NBook here
Nautilus Retreat Bed & Breakfast9.7$YBook here
Sols Place Boutique Pool Villas9.5$$-$$$YBook Here
Panorama 5/5$$NBook Here
Rating by Booking.com or Stayz users

1. River Retreats Kalbarri

River Retreats offers adult-only accommodation on the owners’ property with an outdoor pool, a terrace, and a garden. The Guest Rooms are entirely separate from the main house and have air-conditioning, queen-size bed, ceiling fan, and private bathroom.

Rating: 9.6

2. Gecko Lodge Kalbarri

Gecko Lodge in Kalbarri is a 4.5 Star rated boutique Bed & Breakfast providing adult guests with a sense of luxury. The lodge is ideally located near Chinamans Beach, the Blue Holes, and the Murchison River mouth, making it easy to explore the area. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast to start their day and have use of the large outdoor pool area.

Rating: 9.5 with over 370 reviews

large double story house with balcony overlooking outdoor pool
Gecko Lodge – Adult-Only Retreat

3. Kalbarri Red Bluff Tourist Park

Kalbarri Red Bluff Tourist Park, just across from Red Bluff Beach, features brand new air-conditioned holiday cabins that can sleep up to five or six people, depending on the one you choose. They are perfect for families with a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, a private bathroom, and a lounge/dining area.

The powered ensuite sites are pet-friendly all year round, too!

Rating: 9.3

aerial view of caravans and campervans camping at red bluff tourist holiday park kalbarri
Image Credit: Summerstar Tourist Parks

4. Eco Haven Retreat

In the Eco Haven Retreat Bed & Breakfast, couples have access to the home’s top floor, which includes a bedroom, private bathroom, and private balcony. Guests can access the swimming pool via the outside staircase. Tea/coffee facilities are available at the main entrance (owners have a separate entrance), and the rest of the house is locked for privacy.

The owners also own one of our favourite food options in Kalbarri – Wild Ocean Indonesian (food van).

Rating: 9.4

5. Ocean View Retreat

Ocean View Retreat is a three-bedroom beach house opposite Red Bluff Lookout Road offering sea views over the Indian Ocean. The air-conditioned home has a fully equipped kitchen (with a coffee machine), one bathroom, lounge, dining area, and laundry facilities.

Rating: 9.3

One review on booking.com states, “ comfortable bed, amazing views and so clean!! Wish we had booked longer to stay and explore.”

6. Murchison View Apartments

Murchison View Apartments, right opposite Chinmans Beach, offer amazing views. The fully self-contained apartments are two or three bedrooms on the ground floor or upstairs with pool or ocean views.

The features of Murchison View Apartments include a large pool with sun loungers and a shared BBQ area.

Rating: 8.9 with 590 reviews.

girl swimming in outdoor pool in front of murchison river apartments
Murchison View Apartments

7. Pelican’s Nest

Pelican’s Nest, in the centre of Kalbarri, offers simple but clean air-conditioned rooms and apartments with tea and coffee-making facilities. Towels, linen and BBQ facilities are included.

Rating: 8.4

bed in a room at pelicans nest accommodation in kalbarri
Pelican’s Nest

8. Nautilus Retreat Bed & Breakfast

The adult-only Nautilus Retreat consistently receives rave reviews for its bed and breakfast accommodation. Located about 700 m from Chinamans Beach, the one-bedroom B&B has an outdoor pool, garden, seating area, and kitchen for guests.

Continental and gluten-free breakfast options are available daily.

Rating: 9.7

9. Sols Place Boutique Pool Villas

Sols Place offers freestanding villas each have a double carport, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, full sized kitchens, luxurious linens and private decks surrounded by brushwood fencing and tropical planting, with their own bbq and heated pools.

A private oasis just 200m from the beach, and 300m to shops and restaurants.

Rating: 9.5 with reviews like “sols place is definitely where you want to be.”

luxury private pool in sols place villas in kalbarri
Sols Place

10. Panorama

The Panorama 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house can accommodate up to eight guests. The huge undercover decking is a great place to relax and catch up, while the air-conditioning provides relief in the hot weather and warmth in the colder months.

The laundry and kitchen has everything, including a dishwasher, a coffee machine, and a 900mm oven.

Rating: 5/5

view from the balcony of the ocean in kalbarri

Kalbarri Accommodation – Where we’ve Stayed

Our family has camped and stayed in a villa at Kalbarri Holiday Tudor Park. It’s a short walk to the waterfront and restaurants and features a swimming pool, children’s playground, and camp kitchen.

the playground in kalbarri tudor holiday park
Kalbarri Tudor Holiday Park

On late notice, we managed to book the four-bedroom townhouse at  Kalbarri Seafront Villas, which sleeps up to eight. The double-storey villa has a kitchen, laundry, bathroom, dining area, and lounge downstairs with all the bedrooms, and another bathroom and lounge upstairs. The large balcony with an outdoor setting and barbecue has beautiful river views. However, the rooms are dated.

a huge balcony at kalbarri seafront villas with views over the murchison river at sunset
Kalbarri Seafront Villas

What to Consider when Booking Accommodation in Kalbarri

1. Kalbarri Accommodation: Location & Noise

When choosing somewhere to stay in Kalbarri, there are several factors to consider, such as convenience and amenities. Do you want to be close to the foreshore, shops, and restaurants? Or are you looking for somewhere private and secluded?

Please consider the more central the accommodation, the noisier it will be. Some places have noise restrictions in place for guests after 10 pm.

2. Kalbarri Accommodation: Price

When booking Kalbarri accommodation, there are various price options to compare. Depending on the size and amenities, prices can range from A$110 to A$600 per night.

Those looking for basic accommodation can stay at the highly-rated Kalbarri Palm Resort from A$110 for a twin studio or A$250 for a two-bedroom villa per night.

For a more luxurious stay, a private four-bedroom double-storey residence can be booked for around A$600 per night.

There are also plenty of mid-range options, with apartments, cabins, and villas.

3. Kalbarri Accommodation: Quality

Read reviews to find out the quality of the accommodation – have they supplied good quality linen, towels, and appliances? Keep in mind the cost and decide if it is good value.

4. Kalbarri Accommodation: Amenities

What amenities are available? I always ensure the accommodation has air-conditioning, good wi-fi, provides linen and towels, and a fridge.

If we stay longer than a few days, I like to have a fully-equipped kitchen (with a coffee machine), to save money eating out. Laundry facilities are handy when you have childre.

Swimming pools, spas, and gyms in apartment complexes are a great addition (pools have been a lifesaver when our girls were younger).

Some hosts go above and beyond, providing beach towels, cooking staples, and wine (probably my favourite item).

5. Kalbarri Accommodation: Size

How many people are you travelling with? Do you need a big house or can you do with a small cabin? A holiday house may be the best option for a group or family as they offer more space and privacy.

6. Kalbarri Accommodation: Accessibility

For travellers with accessibility requirements, there are a few options available, such as Kalbarri Edge Resort and Pelican’s Nest.

7. Kalbarri Accommodation: Parking

If you have a car, find out about parking. Is it free? Is it secured? Can the car fit into the space easily?

8. Kalbarri Accommodation: Pets Allowed

Travelling with your pet? Make sure you book dog-friendly Kabarri accommodation. It’s predominantly private holiday rentals that allow pets. However, some caravan parks, like Kalbarri Red Bluff Tourist Park, allow pets when camping on their powered ensuite sites.

9. Kalbarri Accommodation: Cleanliness & Comfort

Check reviews before booking your Kalbarri accommodation – they usually mention how clean and tidy the rooms are. Consider how comfortable the beds are and if the property is well maintained.

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Stay in Kalbarri

What attractions are there in Kalbarri?

Kalbarri is a popular destination on Western Australia’s stunning Coral Coast, offering a range of attractions and activities to explore. Begin your day by feeding the friendly pelicans congregating on the river foreshore each morning. Take a stroll along the coast to see the rocky formations of the Natural Bridge and Island Rock. For hikes and spectacular scenery, head to Kalbarri National Park.

Discover other attractions and things to do in Kalbarri.

What restaurants are there in Kalbarri?

To save you time, we’ve created a list of the best places to eat in Kalbarri.

What is the best way to get to Kalbarri?

The best way to get to Kalbarri is by driving. Follow this Perth to Kalbarri road trip guide for more information.

What is the best time of year to visit Kalbarri?

The best time of year to visit Kalbarri largely depends on your budget and the activities you plan on doing. If you don’t need to travel in the school holidays, avoid this time.

view of the river from hawks head lookout kalbarri

We hope you found our Kalbarri accommodation guide helpful. Consider your needs and preferences when choosing a place to stay, and check out our article on recommended activities and attractions in Kalbarri. With a bit of planning, you’re sure to have a memorable and enjoyable stay in Kalbarri.

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