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Cooinda Lodge Kakadu

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
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Perth
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely place to spend some time in Kakadu, we booked 2 rooms over four nights for Grandad, Mum, Dad & 2 kids. Double and single per room as described, I obtained a discount while making my phone booked with the staff. All staff were very friendly, special note for Stephen the assistant manager was better than some 5 star city... More 

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Surrey, UK
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our recent stay was marred by the very poor toilet facilities at the campsite. Lack of lights plus infestation of mosquitoes and insects, and frogs inside and under the toilet facilities, made them unusable. Management have also been slow to deal with complaints by tour operator. Rest of site probably had some pluses, but left early in the morning, so... More 

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

Good afternoon, thank you for your review, I was not aware that there was a problem with the external campsite ablution facilities until the Operations Manager contacted me. Once I had been informed the Cooinda team were at the facilities and had the problem resolved within 30 minutes. I am sorry that you had substandard facilities but please be assured... More 

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

Great camp grounds. Grassed and shady. Great shower and toilet facilities. Outdoor kitchen and BBQ areas were good. Short walk to kiosk, and either of two swimming pools, restaurant and bar. Onsite fuel avaliable and about 10 cents per litre more expensive than major city. The lodge has all sorts of accommodation options and ample parking for boats etc... Centrally... More 

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

Good morning AkaZulu, Thank you for posting your very informative review of Cooinda Lodge Kakadu. I do hear your issue with the kiosk/shop getting busy, this is more of an issue with the POS system that we have in the area but this is being address within the next 3 months. Please bear in mind the prices we have to... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was clean and the main room was quite modern though the bathroom was dated. I saw on a recent comment that the hotel is undergoing refurbishment so perhaps the bathroom situation has now changed. We came through on a tour and so did not have much interaction with staff outside of the restaurant so I cannot really comment... More 

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

Dear Durianfruit, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, I always appreciate feedback. As you mentioned we know that our bathrooms are outdated and we are certainly addressing the issue. By the start of the season a quarter of the hotel will have the new style rooms and it is an ongoing capital project. Please bear in... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in March. Was quite warm and we liked the idea that there was 2 pools, one for the families and one that was a little bit quieter. The sunset boat cruise ($90) was worth every cent, we saw several crocodiles and then we backed up for the next mornings sunrise cruise ($25- due to... More 

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

Dear BW Thank you for taking the time to post your 5 star rated review, it was very informative and will give fellow travellers a great insight into the Cooinda product. The cruises are definitely experiencing more game & wild life than in January & February which is expected. I do hope the weather wasn't too uncomfortable, but coming from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Pool is great and food is good but fairly expensive! Staff were okay. We had a nice meal served by the trainee who was doing a great job although the lady training him was very rude to him and it was a little awkward. Rooms were clean and simple. Would be a great place to stay in the dry when... More 

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

Good afternoon Lili M, Thank you for taking the time to post your review...I am grateful that you have brought to my attention the behaviour of the trainer, I shall certainly address this situation immediately. Our pools are a great hit in both the Green & Dry Seasons and as we are currently experiencing such hot weather it's a "must... More 

Deal, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We booked here on the advice of friends. Arrived. The staff were friendly, the apartment was superb for the price and particularly in comparison to other places we stayed in Australia. The food was amazing considering the type of venue and a really good price for somewhere that could have considered guests as trapped tourists. Very highly recommend this place.

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

Dear Gill, Thank you for your postitive reviwe on your stay here at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the food, the staff and the prices. What a hat trick! Did you get to experience the Yellow Water Cruises during your stay? If not, we do hope that you will come back to see what we... More 

Melbourne
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This hotel is located in Kakadu National Park and has a fuel stop as well. It is undergoing a refurbishment of rooms, which I was lucky enough to get. There weren't too many people in the hotel when I visited, but all staff were hands on, the restaurant & food were first quality. The pool which is also open to... More 

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

Dear 3boyz, Thank you for taking the time to review Cooinda Lodge Kakadu. Always great to hear that you enjoyed your stay along with our refurbished Pandanus room. I will be sure to pass onto the team the positive feedback you have shared. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Vanessa Thomson More 

Singapore, Singapore
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The hotel is in a great location for visiting the Yellow Water area. They have 2 very nice pools. The room was pretty basic and bathroom even more basic but it was clean and comfortable with air conditioning. TV had a good selection of channels for my daughter. No wi-fi is available at the resort. That was difficult for us... More 

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

Dear CB 1000, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your stay with us. We hope that you enjoyed your stay over Christmas and wishing you and your family all the best for 2015. Unfortunately you will only find WiFi if you operate a telstra mobile phone. However we find most guests enjoy the chance to... More 

Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the Cooinda Lodge immensely. It is close to the Yellow River and other landmarks and the peaceful and tranquil setting was so relaxing. Our rooms were clean and comfortable, the pool was amazing and staff were very friendly and helpful. The Yellow River cruise was a definite highlight of our trip. The cabins are very... More 

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

Dear Vivvy48, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us here at Cooinda Lodge. We are always happy to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay along with the spectacular Yellow Water Cruises that we offer. Whilst our lodges are not self contained, we do have camp kitchen and BBQ's available for use by guests. During... More 

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