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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
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    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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Saw this place described during a weather report on Channel 9's Today program. Looked good so decided to stay there for 2 nights on our journey north to Darwin. Obviously the pictures shown on TV were specially selected and did not reflect the state of what is now a tired and run down property. We stayed in their caravan park... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

With the magnificent McDonnell Mountain range as a vibrant back drop and the lazy Finke River flowing slowly by this was a perfect lunch spot for the family to gather The food was plentiful and good, try the camel burger totally enjoyable The drinks were cold and the staff friendly Lots of tracks on which to take a stroll Ambience... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I haven't been here for a while but it is a wonderful place to visit and worth staying a night or two. We camped and sat by the fire drinking wine and talking. The sunsets are breathtaking. The homestead sells meals but from past experiences I refuse to eat there any more. The food is expensive and the menu needs... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I together with 2 family members were very impressed with the Lodge. At 3+ star the offerings are fine. We were comfortable, warm, dry and revelled in the atmospherics. Happy helpful staff. The outdoor BBQ with views over the Finke River at the base of the sun illuminated bluff is a hard to beat for alfresco dining.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights which is enough time to visit and walk all the gorges. Staff made us fell welcome and were really helpful. The accommodation is very basic but the shower was hot and the bed warm. If you're touring the Red Centre you must visit Glen Helen.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms overlooking the finke river stunk (I suspect the plumbing) and we were very disappointed with the Barra meal. The portion was tiny, the cauliflower purée almost non existent and the apple and walnut chunks (Waldorf?) decorating the plate were ordinary. I definitely could cook a better meal than this. Not sure why they get so many awards? Maybe it... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed two nights as part of an organised trek along sections of the Larapinta trail. We walked into the resort from Ormiston Gorge, about an easy days hike. Given the location the rooms were better than expected. Clean and tidy yet basic. But that is all we expected to find in the middle of a arid region where it... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We camped here but used the restaurant for dinner and breakfast. I would prefer not to use their camping area again but would return to stay in the accommodation which overlooks the absolutely delightful gorge. The old buildings are full of interest with maps and photos - and the crackling fire, on a not particularly cold morning, added a warmth... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Readers will have to be careful seeing such excellent 4 star reviews - the area is wonderful with so many sights such as the MacDonnell Ranges and Ormiston Gorge that make it an essential stop for anyone wanting to see the best of the Northern Territory. It is only 133 from Alice Springs on a good road so it is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for lunch whilst exploring the West MacDonnell ranges. A beautiful scenery to have lunch by, gave the kids a chance to explore & the chicken burgers went down a treat! Very friendly staff & clean toilets too!

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outback_oasis, Assistant to General Manager Shelagh O'Brien at Glen Helen Homestead Lodge, responded to this review

Dear LMSmith1980, Thank you for sharing your experience of Glen Helen Homestead Lodge. I’m glad to hear that you and your family had the opportunity to enjoy lunch at the homestead while enjoying the amazing gorge view. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Warm regards, Stacey Hosking More 

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