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Desert Palms Resort

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   74 Barrett Dr | PO Box 3196, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
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Cananeia, SP
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good resort to stay with family or friends, there's a nice swimming pool! It's a little far from downtown! It's a quiet place and comfortable too!! Wifi is not so good but at night is a bit better! You find information about turism attractions

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for two night on our way to Cairns and it was clean and reasonably comfortable. A bit outdated but nice and quiet.. Two nights was plenty.. Walking distance to the casino and a great Thai Indian Restaurant at the Hilton next door.. Not really walking distance to Town.. The free Wi Fi was good.. Golf course next door..

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here a night before and after a 3 day excursion in the outback. This is a good place to stay because it is located a little out of the city center of Alice Springs. Other than that it is not that special. The little houses/bungalows are outdated and some of the lights were not working. The service was... More

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Resort, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. Can I please clear one thing up, I are the owner and I are not in Alice Springs so it was not the owner screaming at employees. I really are not sure who you would be referring to so perhaps you could send me an email via the hotel explaining more so I... More

Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

we have just returned from 2 weeks at desert palms and really enjoyed our stay from beginning to end. Our room was great for the 2 of us and the kitchenette was so great to have considering our length of stay . Loved the verandah for our meals. We found it really quiet and slept soundly . The staff and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

After crossing the deserts from Byron bay and camping every night,this was an oasis.We stayed in a large comfortable cabin with attentive staff,great surrounds and excellent pool.There were several carloads of people on this journey and no one had a bad comment.The laundry was very popular as well.The golf course was well attended as well and the park is across... More

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Resort, responded to this review

Hi Kevin, Just read your review. What an adventure and I are glad we could make the ending so comfortable. Thank you for your kind words we do try hard to be a good clean middle of the road place to stay. Regards Angie More

Caloundra, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We stayed here 3 nights at the beginning of our trip to the Red Centre and it was so good we booked 2 more nights at the end our journey. The guy in reception was very friendly and helpful, room was clean and spacious and the bed comfy. There was a nice little area at the front of our unit... More

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Resort, responded to this review

Hello Marlene, and thank you for your response. I will pass on to Simon on the front desk that he was friendly and helpful and also to the house staff that the rooms was clean. Many thanks for staying with us. Regards Angie More

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Very helpful staff - at times I did have some issues in my room (toilet running when I arrived, light bulb in a lamp blew while I was there etc) and the staff always made sure the issue was attended to straight away. I stayed for two whole months and did not hate it by the end, so that is... More

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Rose for your kind comments, I am glad you enjoyed your 2 month stay and were well cared for, hopefully we may see you back again sometime in the future. Best regards Angie More

Port Adelaide, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

On arrival the reservations clerk was very pleasant and helpful. We were 2 couples and the accommodation was side by side separate units. Location of units was in the centre of the complex. Very quiet and relaxing. We did not need for our unit to be serviced and went to the office daily for coffee supplys as needed. Beautiful layout.... More

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Resort, responded to this review

Hi Ronald and thank you for your review. it was good to read you all enjoyed your stay and i do hope we see you again sometime in the future. Kind regards Angie More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Mid range accommodation for Alice Springs and perfect for families. We are locals and escaped to Desert palms for a weekend. The bali style cabins are basic, clean and convenient as they have a small kitchenette in them. There's a lagoon style pool which the kids loved and as the name suggest palms, which does make it feel like a... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Not luxury but clean,well managed,staff very helpful after botched bookings by qantas. definitely stay there again. On the outer edges of town,very close to the casino,nice and quiet, secure. park you car at the front door to your room.

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Address: 74 Barrett Dr | PO Box 3196, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
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Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Desert Palms Resort 3.5*
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An oasis in the outback, the Desert Palms is a 3.5 star outback property offering individual studio villa accommodation, set around a crystal clear free-form pool with island, waterfall and surrounded by tropical gardens. All villas are air-conditioned and include bougainvillea-covered verandahs, private en suites and kitchenette facilities. The hotel offers outstanding value for the visitor wanting comfort at an affordable price. We're located in the main accommodation centre of Alice Springs on the banks of the Todd River, close to town, Lasseters Casino - Alice Springs entertainment hot spot, the Convention Centre and the Alice Springs Golf Club is our backyard. Some of the best restaurants in Alice Springs are within meters of the Desert Palms. These include the Golf Course Club House, Hanumans (Indian/Thai) and Balloons Bistro at the Double Tree by Hilton and four restaurants at Lasseters Casino including the Juicy Rump. We offer a small kiosk/shop on-site where food items and liquor can be purchased, a guest laundry, BBQ area, secure gated off street parking directly outside each villa and FREE Wifi. Desert Palms offers a calm, peaceful environment, which creates a sense of relief for the weary traveller. After a hectic day of travelling by road or air take pleasure in watching the world go by on the privacy of your own private balcony surrounded by palm trees while watching the spectacular sunsets over the MacDonald Ranges. ... more   less 
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