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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
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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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Manresa, Spain
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
56 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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95 reviews 95 reviews
28 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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 

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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

Dear Janis, thanks for your review of your stay with us! we both had a wonderful week entertaining our special guests, 'many of whom were a little worried how they would manage in the hot time of year in the Red Centre I believe the overall verdict of everyone was that a great week was had by all, despite the... More 

New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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outback_oasis, Manager at Glen Helen Homestead Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Cameron P Thanks for taking the time to review Glen Helen. It is great you can find some places pretty unchanged 30 years later, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Our region simply has so many spots to enjoy that any number of visits will still find something new to see and do Kind regards Shelagh O'Brien More 

Burleigh Heads, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
46 helpful votes 46 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 

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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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