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The Desert Rose Inn

15 Railway Terrace, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 , Australia
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Ranked #8 of 11 Alice Springs B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small quiet hotel close to the centre of town. Small kitchen area adjacent to a TV room, great for preparing meals and relaxing. Owner/manager was very welcoming and our 3 day stay was excellent. I am planning to return later in the year and will stay again.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Desert Rose Inn was a great choice for me and my family to stay. It was a short walk from the inn to the local shopping centers (with markets, tourist shops, restaurants, and supermarkets). It was also really close to Anzac Hill, which is an easy climb for a great view of the city and sunrise. The owner of... More 

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Barriere
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We stayed here before one night before our Uluru tour and again one night on our way back. The motel isn't fancy or new but it served our purpose and we didn't feel unsafe at all. We were able to leave our luggage in storage while away on our tour which we appreciated. Our room was handy to the pool... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This was a gret place to stay in Alice Springs. Near the shops, town centre and railway station. Our room was at the back, ensuite and air conditioned, next to the car park and a nice swimming pool. There is a good well appointed kitchen and large lounge, washing machines (the usual 4 dollars) and rotary clothes lines where your... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My partner and daughter and I spent 6 nights here over Christmas and enjoyed our stay.The manager and family were very helpful (although the youngest daughter was cheeky lol) .Our room was close to a beautiful pool and it is only a 5 minute walk into town.A large ,well kept kitchen is at your disposal and there is also a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This place was probably our least favorite, on our month-long trip to Australia. We stayed in a room on the 2nd floor in the main building with the lobby. This place is part motel, part long-term cheap housing. As such, some residents smoke and leave their tv set on all night long. Our room was pretty outdated, and the mattresses... More 

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If you are looking for a quiet place to stay with free wifi, all the tv channels you could ask for and managers that will bend over backwards for you....STAY HERE!!! This place is great. I stayed 4 nights here with a 3 day tour to split up the nights and Brian and his lovely wife let me keep my... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

we've had 3 bedroom on the ground floor facing directly the parking area. Not a very pleasant view, so the little table and two chairs outside were a waste of time. The room was small, reasonably clean with TV & a fridge. There is a kitchen and a sitting room for the patrons. However the kitchen was tired looking and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Stayed here twice in March. Great value. Rooms are a little tired but it has the bonus of a great communal kitchen and a clean pool. Located close to the CBD of Alice Springs. The management are pretty laid back and really helpful. Would definitely stay here again.

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Como, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I wouldn't recommend this "hotel" to anyone. My boyfriend and I slept in a double room ensuite, it was on the ground floor directly in front of the parking area where everybody can go in. Rooms are obsolete and dirty and I didn't feel safe at all. Many aborigines wander around there. In addition it's about 3 blocks far from... More 

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