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The Desert Rose Inn

15 Railway Terrace, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 , Australia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Darwin, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 Our room was pretty outdated, and the mattresses...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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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
36 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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
24 helpful votes 24 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Lion City
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

If you are kind of traveller who likes strangers knocking on your door in the middle of the night, then this is the place for you. The rooms on the ground floor are accessible to anyone, through the car park. The doors are glass, with a weak lock. One tug and the door will open. The Hotel Management consider the... More 

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

Thank you for pointing out the humorous side of our signage. All motels in Alice Springs are vulnerable to aboriginal persons wandering on site. We take all complaints seriously and I ensured, that my mobile number was in guests mobile so they felt safe for the rest of their stay. I have been the owner of this business for 8... More 

11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Really dated looking, somewhat shabby but prices are good and the big kitchen is great because you have your hotel room plus benefit of cooking own food. Kitchen is always clean. Couple that own the place are very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Address: 15 Railway Terrace, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 , Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
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