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Cooinda Lodge Kakadu

3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Kakadu Highway | Cooinda, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory 0886, Australia (Formerly Gagudju Lodge Cooinda)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Swindon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely setting and helpful staff, shame about the frustrations. No internet despite some Cooinda websites, including hand outs at the next door Cultural Centre saying the Lodge definitely had internet. When I asked the staff said oh yes they used to have it but don't now. This place is in the middle of nowhere and not clear about having internet... More 

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Vanessa T, General Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Good morning Sue T, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor, I am sorry that you felt so frustrated at the property. We are currently looking at trying to get a high speed internet connection for the property but it is proving to be a little difficult as it is all run through our G3... More 

Darwin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Secluded and remote this place has everything. The tours are great and the lodge rooms are clean and comfortable. Restaurant serves a great meal and lots for kids to do. Not far from Jim Jim Falls and right next to the beautiful Yellow Water. Yellow water offers great fishing and its honestly the best spot to watch the sunset.

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Vanessa T, General Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Good morning Sophie D, Thank you for your 5 star review, we get very excited when we know that we have met all your expectations and more.... As a team well love welcoming our International guests but have a very "soft" spot for one Darwin friends. Hope to see you and the family during the Green Season. Kind regards Vanessa... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are limited places to stay in Kakadu, and we chose this one so we could go on the early morning Yellow Water cruise. The room is large, with a fridge; nothing special. The hotel grounds are lovely. We would stay here again just for the cruise, which was a highlight of our trip. Other places are 30 minutes away... More 

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Vanessa T, General Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Good morning Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we do value all feedback. Yellow Water Cruise are very exciting at this time of the year as we seem to be see maximum amount of birdlife & game. Thank you for the comment on our gardens, our 'landscape" team do put hours of TLC into the grounds.... More 

Berlin, Germany
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125 reviews 125 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a nice place to stay, rooms were good, the pool was great, especially after a long day, location is lovely, and a great breakfast, rooms were comfortable to stay in, although, should have remembered there was 4 people for the accomadtion, and had the extra bed out, or at least mentioned the other bed was under the single

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Vanessa T, General Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Good afternoon Thank you for your 4 star rating, I must say our pool is really a very big "hit" all year round in Kakadu. I agree with you, we should have advised you at reception when you were checking in, that the extra bed is located under the single bed. Definitely a point that I will pass onto our... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms are functional if a bit spartan. The indoor restaurant closed down for the season November 1st leaving the outdoor walk up food service with a limited menu. You just do not have nearby options.

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Vanessa T, General Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Good afternoon Glen B Thank you for your review, I wish you had spoken to me whilst you were still on site. I am more than happy to discuss your concerns if you would like to contact me at the hotel on 8979 1500. I hope you enjoyed your time in Kakadu National Park. Kind regards Vanessa Thomson More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Ok so you are in the middle of no where. Do not expect butler service or anything like that. What you can expect is great service, a tidy room (nothing fancy so don't expect it) but it does have great shower pressure. Also it has the best pool in the area. It actually has 2 pools but the main one... More 

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Vanessa T, General Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Good Morning Matt Thanks for your 4 star review, I always welcome constructive feedback and take on board comments that are made. The reason for asking for a shirt is part of our Liquor License requirement, it just maintains a standard for all patrons. It does seem a little confusing when coming from the pool but not all patrons are... More 

Lewiston SA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Stayed on powered site for 3 nights, as it is the quiet time we were able to pick our own site, lots of grassy and shaded ones to choose from, grounds very tidy, loved to pools (used the small one more as it had more shade over water). Did a sunset cruise which was very nice and then had a... More 

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Vanessa T, General Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Good morning Margaret D Thank you for taking the time to post your very informative review. I do agree with your statement about the toilet block, on doing an inspection round I found the same lack of hygiene and called the offending PA Cleaner back to work to "redo" his work. Please accept my apologises, this is not our usual... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We stayed in one of the "outback rooms"... as we had been travelling in a van, we were hoping for a night of moderate comfort with air-con. The room was clean enough (had to stay in bunkbeds as no doubles were available), but the air-con did little more than blow cool-ish warm air around. Which as it got a bit... More 

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Vanessa T, General Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Dear Ericaecho Thank you for taking the time to post your review, I have made a note about your comment refereeing to the air conditioning in the Outback Rooms and will get the maintenance department to investigate. I agree a "cold room" in these temperatures is a must.... It is rewarding to know that you enjoyed the Pizza meal deal... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Big pool where you can cool down till dinner, the dinner was delicious and very generous. I had the lamb shanks with mash on a wine reduction, for dessert i ate a huge platter of yummy rich pudding, vanilla ice cream on pistachio brittle. The room has air conditioner and ceiling fans, the toilet is average, didn't like the sower... More 

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Vanessa T, General Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Good morning blueguaviyu Thanks for taking the time to post your review, I am glad you and the group enjoyed our hospitality and I look forward to welcoming you back to the property. We are aware that the rooms need a "new" life and it is on our CAPEX plans. I trust you enjoyed the remainder of your time in... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Situated next to Yellow River in the Kakadu National Park, Cooinda is a pleasant surprise after a long day of driving and exploring. It has camping, backpacking, and motel type accommodation in a tropical setting - with 2 pools, one being a beautiful huge lagoon type pool, complete with waterfall. I stayed in the motel accommodation, which whilst very basic,... More 

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Vanessa T, General Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Good morning Lisa W Thank you for your 4 star review of Cooinda Lodge, it is wonderful to know that we have met or exceed your expectations. I do appreciate that you covered all aspects of our facilities as it gives other travellers a very honest review of what we have to offer. I hope you have enjoyed your time... More 

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Address: Kakadu Highway | Cooinda, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory 0886, Australia (Formerly Gagudju Lodge Cooinda)
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Kakadu National Park
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cooinda Lodge Kakadu 3.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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