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Glen Helen Homestead Lodge

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Namatjira Drive | West MacDonnell Ranges, via, West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory 0871, Australia (Formerly Glen Helen Resort)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Shepparton, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great views of the river and mountains behind this establishment, perhaps they could knock down the buildings and just have a picnic area there to improve the natural surroundings. Very sad and run down establishment. Called in to have lunch on our journey, only to be told the kitchen closed 5 minutes ago. There were four of us, surely they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here two nights in our caravan. Ate in the award winning restaurant and I was quite skeptical. The meals were exceptional all round winner. I had the pork belly and it was great. My husband had the venison it was good and my eldest son had the kangaroo it was the highlight. Would recommend to anyone. Such an unexpected... More 

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Banff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Swags were on the edge of the river and we camped in a circle of trees with our own fire pit. There was live music in the bar and the drinks were reasonably priced. This is my favourite campsite so far.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This makes a great stopover before returning to Alice Springs (1 & 1/2 hours drive). The location is ideal, with a terrace looking out over onto a sheer red rock face above the Finke river. Sunrise and sunset over Mount Sonder are only a few minutes drive or walk away too. You can swim in the river closeby. The rooms... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 hotel reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I am aware that the Glen Helen Homestead Lodge recently changed their name so as not to give unreal expectations to visitors expecting a resort. No matter what you call this place it is what it is. A camping ground with some shacks in the middle of nowhere. Like so many others we were shocked to see the state of... More 

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Manresa, Spain
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

It is in front of Glen Helen Gorge. There is a excellent views from the lodge in the day and night. It is possible eat and but all you need. The staff is friendly. The lodge is over all for students, in fact it seems a holiday camp. The price is excessive for the facilities, but there is no another... More 

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outback_oasis, Manager at Glen Helen Homestead Lodge, responded to this review

Dear AlbertSalichs thanks for your review. Yes, as many have observed, the prices seem high for simple rooms. We cannot charge city prices because our costs are not city costs, simple as that. and also as I have said many times we know renovations are desirable but the Landlord must decide when these are done. Kind regards Shelagh O'Brien More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
61 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Unfortunately i did not get to share the same experience as some of the other reviewers. I called in with the intention of booking in and staying but the young lady playing on the computer was more intent on social media than serving us. I stood patiently for about 7 minutes then asked if i could be served. She reluctantly... More 

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outback_oasis, Manager at Glen Helen Homestead Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Glen A I am shocked that you had such a bad experience at Glen Helen. We pride ourselves on serving quickly, cheerfully and offering the best service we can. Sounds like you struck us at a time when no management was onsite, so I would appreciate you telling me who the 'young lady playing on social media' was. How... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Located in the red centre between Alice Springs and Ayers Rock. One of the very few lodges that exist in the area. Quite simple and basic but what you need is there. A charming place in the middle of nature. Close to a waterhole where you can go for a bath. Beautiful surroundings. An excellent restaurant and bar offering delicious... More 

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outback_oasis, Manager at Glen Helen Homestead Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lars U thanks for reviewing Glen Helen Lodge we are glad you enjoyed the simple and relaxed nature of our business, and appreciated its remoteness. We love to provide a support to guests from all over the world who wish to experience the remote places in our wonderful outback Kind regards Shelagh O'Brien More 

Sydney
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I was starting to worry about Glen Helen after reading some reviews. Yes, the rooms are basic but the beds are comfortable, the rooms were clean and for a night or two it's all you need. We had three rooms, everyone had a good night's sleep and the views of the gorge from outside our rooms were spectacular. Yes, there... More 

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outback_oasis, Manager at Glen Helen Homestead Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Katherine T thanks for taking the time to write a review for Glen Helen Lodge We are so glad your stay with us was a success and you especially enjoyed the meal in the Restaurant. I would like to hear more of why you thought breakfast was expensive, as to my knowledge we are the only hotel in Central... More 

Alice Springs
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Just got back from two nights at Glen Helen. Stayed in a motel family room. Ate in the restaurant one night and used the camp kitchen to cook an Australia Day feast the second night. The room was small and old and as previously stated certainly not 5 star, nor was it expected to be 5 star for the price.... More 

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outback_oasis, Manager at Glen Helen Homestead Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Brolga 1 thanks for taking the time to write a review for Glen Helen Lodge we are delighted you enjoyed your stay, and especially nice to have you relaxing at Glen Helen in the summer when, lets face it, you have to be hot somewhere! We have such a wonderful supply of fantastic places to swim and relax in... More 

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