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Desert Palms Alice Springs

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74 Barrett Dr | PO Box 3196, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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Orange, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stay for our little family. Very friendly at reception. Could not get a second key which i presume would be so you cant keep your air conditioner on. No hassles though as the room cooled down pretty quick. Pool was great especially for kids. Not sure how it would be if it was really busy. Golf course... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here twice during our travels from Darwin to Adelaide and back. The villas are small but clean and comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need so we used the on site bbq facilities for dinner. The highlight for our kids was definitely the pool!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Booked this for a few nights before going on a tour down to adelaide. From the moment we were dropped of by the taxi the first thing that sprung to mind was the location - in the middle of nowhere and to get to a supermarket requires a long walk or a drive into the city itself (don't expect this... More 

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Thank you for your review which certainly concerned my so I have looked into your comments and spoken to staff. You mention that we are in the middled of nowhere, I would like to mention that we are actually in the area they call the "Tourism Precinct" of Alice Springs next to 3 other major hotels including the Hilton and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Rated at 3.5 stars which is about right, Room was neat and tidy, a bit small but you get what you pay for but perfect for a one night stay. I like how the rooms are separate from others and you have a front porch with sitting. Although smokers in the other rooms can make it a bit unpleasant when... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a budget hotel, which has all you need but at a budget price, The maintenance is not quite up to date in the rooms but it is not an expensive hotel either. The grounds are quite well maintained and the pool was well utilised by guests. I found the food quite good as was the service.

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Alice Springs
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The property is located in walking distance to Todd Mall, the Casino and Olive Pink Reserve so if a visitor without a car this is an ideal location and a lot cheaper than the other Hotels in same location. Bathroom is clean and tidy, linen fresh and the beds not too bad with a handy little kitchen in the corner... More 

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for your review. It did concern me when I read about the swimming as normally this is sparkling and cleaned every morning as a top priority job. I asked Bridgette my manageress what had happened. She did say "We have storms 3 nights in a row, just last week, so even the umbrellas (tied down) and... More 

Droitwich Spa, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Together with our Australian friends we arrived a day earlier than we booked but nothing was too much trouble for Julie, the receptionist. Our cabins were just fine, each had a double bed and a single bed, a well designed bathroom and a small, but functional and fully equipped galley kitchen. Breakfast each day on the Patio in the morning... More 

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review about the staff, it was great to read. I have passed your review on to all of them and let them know how much I appreciate the efforts to help our guests enjoy their stay. Thank you so much. Kind regards Angie More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Stayed here so many years ago I hate to think how long!!!! but just as pleasant and so were the staff. The room was comfortable and had all I needed for a 2 day break whilst travelling. Bathroom well set out and the small kitchen area was very well equipped. Has laundry facilities, which is so important when you are... More 

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Welcome back and thank you for your lovely review, it was especially nice to read the staff were pleasant. To me that is so important. I hope we see you back again some day, not so long next time! Best regards Angie More 

Kingscliff, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We stayed here over the Centre Nats week. Room was clean, quiet, well appointed and comfortable. Grounds are very well maintained and the staff helpful and friendly. For $654 for the week, it was a bargain. They could have easily charged a lot more during that week as the whole town was booked out (as were they) but they didn't.... More 

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and you found us good value for money which is what we try and offer. Hopefully we will see you back again next year for the Centre NADS! They say it is going to be annual event. Cheers Angie More 

Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Arriving at The Desert Palms Alice Springs after our long drive from Adelaide, was like arriving at an oasis, similar to our Sunrasia arrival experience, Palm trees around the cabins, children shrieking from the pool. (Shrieking due to the chill of the water no doubt.) Friendly welcoming reception staff. Our cabin was small, but had everything we could ever ask... More 

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Thanks for your great descriptive review of our property. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay after the long drive from Adelaide. It appears you were looking over Caterpillar Dreaming the unkept hill next door which is scared land so cannot be cleaned up but is rather special. Hopefully we will see you back some day. Cheers Angie More 

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