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Glen Helen Homestead Lodge

3.0 of 5 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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Alice Springs
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic time with our Hosts Colin and Shelagh who are also long time friends. Came over to celebrate their joint 60th birthdays and were given a wonderful time. A gift of a massage, aquafit sessions, terrific meals and incredible company of people of whom we made wonderful friendships to continue the experience. Wonderful outings to Roma Gorge, Ormiston... More 

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have fond memories of Glen Helen after stopping here en route to Haast's Bluff almost 30 years ago. Not much has changed. It is still a little oasis west of Alice. The rooms are basic but sufficient. The restaurant is great. I had the lamb cutlets which were delicious but undercooked and went through me during the night. 12... More 

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stayed in a camper trailer in sept and we all froze during the night. Facilities need work for campers. No camp kitchen. Toilet seats cracked that pinched you. Lights not working. Toilets blocked. Unfortunately we were there at the same time as a group of teenagers so facilities were very busy. It is a very basic camping ground and... More 

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

Dear Kate W Thanks for your review. Our campground is always under pressure during school holidays, and the big coach groups usually stretch everyone's patience as they are inclined to leave the bathrooms as if a bomb has hit ! However we do work hard to clean the bathrooms well. We have just revised our programme for the cleaning of... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It truly is the only place in the area so the 2 restaurants are a bonus plus food & service was really excellent. Sadly the chef had the night off the 2nd night we were there so we could not enjoy the fine dining two nights in a row. It was really worth every cent the more pricey dining option!... More 

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

Dear Victorian_Visitor Thanks for taking the time to review Glen Helen We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and that you really understand what it is we do out here. It is great you really enjoyed and appreciated your meal in the restaurant, sorry you missed out one night with Chef's day off! I wish we didn't have to... More 

Alice Springs, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We stayed 3 days this weekend. Very simple hotel, rooms are a little tight for 3 people and one small bathroom. Air conditioning was okay. If you are backpacking or just stopping to enjoy the water holes around, its fine. Don't expect any luxuries.Very clean, food was wonderful! They have an expert Chef onsite. The surroundings are exceptional! you can... More 

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

Dear MarieRang thanks for taking the time to review Glen Helen. It was lovely to have you for an extended stay, as we can really get to know you! It was great you enjoyed your meals in our restaurant, which as you know has just won a 4th Gold Plate award. You will be glad to hear that after weeks... More 

bendigo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

great place to stay after a long drive from king canyon station (red centre way) the meals there are quite good , we had the afl grand final dinner ,we where offend , emu, kangaroo meat for tea ,and apple crumble and ice cream for sweet yummie the best the only 2 little thing that worried me was the room... More 

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

Dear sbiggs1 thanks for taking the time to review Glen Helen. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay, meals and service. The Generator noise has been a significant issue over the years. We have reduced it by investing in a smaller generator to use when demand is lower and further reduced vibration by the recent addition of special mountings.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We spent a night there in october..the campsite gave a sad impression ... virtually no tree"s .. and it was bloody hot...the amenities are really below average. The walk to the gorge is very difficult. The water was not really inviting. The restaurant was nice though/ .

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

Dear Marc T Thanks for your review Our campground is very simple. We have planted trees all over the place and they are still small but doing ok! Yes we have had a hot time this year already, and not many brave campers are out there in the hot weather I am surprised you say how difficult it is to... More 

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amsterdam
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The rooms are basic, but have airconditioning. And that is what you need while visiting the west Mac Donnell Ranges. The environment is absolutely beautiful. And it is a great pleasure to have a very nice dinner at the end of the day. Glen Helen resort has got a great chef!

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

Dear AmsterdamEnjoyer thankyou for reviewing Glen Helen. It is great to know many of our guests can see through the obvious simplicity of our rooms to capture the essence of a place. Surprisingly our guests point out that in many hotels they often do not have such personal control over their air conditioning, as the system is central rather than... More 

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Address: Namatjira Drive | West MacDonnell Ranges, via, West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory 0871, Australia (Formerly Glen Helen Resort)
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Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > West MacDonnell National Park
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Hotel Class:3 star — Glen Helen Homestead Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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