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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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Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
32 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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We thank you for your timely review. More

Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

Saratoga, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This has got to be the best deal in Alice Springs! Clean rooms, comfortable beds, air on, fridge, flat screen tv are just some of its virtues. The kitchen is available should you wish to cook for yourself. Gas & electric cookers, microwave,Pots, pans,plates, cups etc are provided. Plenty of parking. An easy walking distance to malls, shops, restaurants etc.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Our room is in the back of the main building, near the swimming poor. Cause it just right next to the parking lot, it's very easy to park and unload our luggages. We stayed two nights here and had a good time. they got very tidy and fully-equipped kitchen near public living room that we can cook, watch TV, using... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

The rooms are comfortable and the bathrooms large. The hotel was excellent value for money, there is a computer available free of cost for guest use, a laundry for catching up on the washing and a kitchen if you want to prepare meals. It is close to all of the main attractions, pubs etc., in central Alice Springs. The staff... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

We arrived here and stayed one night and then moved to another place. Rooms are dated but if you're not bothered by that it can have a retro vibe. Room was clean and nice smelling. Staff was nice. The Australians staying in the rooms beside us were loud and noisy. And their cigarette smoke was coming into our room. That... More

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Address: 15 Railway Terrace, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 , Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Alice Springs
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