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Groote Eylandt Lodge

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1 Bougainvillea Drive, Alyangula, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory 0885, Australia (Formerly Dugong Beach Resort)
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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

My editor sent me on assignment to check out this remote fishing lodge in Groote Eylandt, out in the Northern Territory's Gulf of Carpentaria. I spent four days there, two fishing and two checking out the indigenous offerings. The fishing is just amazing. While I am not a hard-core fisher, I have thrown a line in at some pretty exotic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

All things considered, this place is an amazing oasis on an island that offers very little otherwise in terms of quality meals and accommodation. Grab an executive room if one is available. Friendly staff and a nice little pool area as well. Shame about the crocodiles really as the beach is otherwise idyllic.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

A two-day business trip wasn't long enough to enjoy everything that this location offers, so I'll be back for a holiday as soon as possible. The lodge is set in a stunning location, facing west, so every evening's sunset is an event. It's quiet, calm, and utterly relaxing. The lodge facilities are very good: my beautiful bungalow overlooked the ocean,... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We travelled to Alyangula not knowing what to expect, but the Dugong beach resort far exceeded our expectations. The facilities were amazing, accommodation was superb and the view was amazing. S taff were excellent and very accommodating. We ate in the restaurant which provided first class meals at a reasonable price. We also arrange a cultural tour with one of... More 

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Kuranda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here while working on Groote Eylandt. I was really impressed by the resort which stretches along the beach with stunning views. The restaurant was excellent as were the young staff who appeared to be backpackers but very professional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I have been to the dugong resort twice this calendar year for at least two weeks a shot. It is a beautiful place with various wildlife right outside my bungalow door. Wallabys and colorful birds greet you in the morning. The staff has been more than accommodating! Tim and Jihad will take good care of you! I love this resort!... More 

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Groote R, Front Office Manager at Groote Eylandt Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Rose, Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and that our team made you feel welcome. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I travel a lot and stay at a range of locations. The Dugong resort is a positive stand out. The range of rooms are all quality well presented clean and fresh. The capacity to have a wide range of meals is appreciated. The location is very private and feels secluded without being "remote" . The absolute beach frontage is special.... More 

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Groote R, Front Office Manager at Groote Eylandt Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Don, Thank you for your excellent review. We pride ourselves on our customer service and resort. We personally take the time to read every review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

I stay here fairly regularly on business. If you are seeking seclusion & privacy in beautiful natural surrounds consider this place. Its situated just out of Alyangula right on the foreshore. You can do beach walks, go fishing and play golf nearby. Basic shopping, pharmacy and coffee shop on main settlement. Can purchase meals at the resort. Need a hire... More 

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Groote R, Front Office Manager at Groote Eylandt Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Linda, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you had a pleasant enjoyable stay and hope that you visit us again very soon. More 

Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you ever land on Groote Eylandt, or you make it your destination, I advise the comforting rooms and exquisite service of the Dugong Beach Resort. Be aware, not much of a beach as the waters are crocodile infested. However, lovely choice of rooms, especially the "fishing huts" give you a splendid view of the ocean. The Restaurant has a... More 

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1 Thank Roberta M
Groote R, Front Office Manager at Groote Eylandt Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Roberta, Thank you for your review. We always appreciate feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us. We have a number of exciting cultural and fishing tours lined up on our new tourism programme and hope that you come back again soon to experience some of the changes. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

I work all over the top end, i always look forward to my Groote Eylandt week as I get to stay here. Rooms are excllent and the restaurant serves meals from a menu that would not be out of place in any capital city. Staff are always very friendly. Excellent.

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