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The Desert Rose Inn

15 Railway Terrace, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 , Australia
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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 Our room was pretty outdated, and the mattresses...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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Prague, Czech Republic
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9 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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ManagerDesertRose, Owner at The Desert Rose Inn, responded to this review

We thank you for your timely review. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

we stayed here for a total of 4 nights in 2 parts. the owner Brian was very friendly and welcoming. the rates were by far the best we could've gotten anywhere in town and it was quite central to everything. this is a good base for visiting surrounding places like uluru and kings canyon. there is free wifi, pool and... More 

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ManagerDesertRose, Owner at The Desert Rose Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is always appreciated that guests take the time to write about their positive experiences. More 

Tempe, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Ended up staying here for about two months, which to be honest is not that long or doesn't feel long anyway. There are quite a few long-term residents staying here that are working in Alice Springs. This place looks a bit dated but it does the job. The rate for the room is very reasonable, it comes out to $40... More 

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