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Katherine River Lodge Motel

50 Giles St, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

AFor a family of four - one room with two single beds, one room with queen bed. Interconnecting bathroom For 120 dollars a night can't really complain. Pool very muggy and there seemed to be permanent residents who used the pool fence to keep their chdren in rather than out whe they drank. Wish the pool was less cloudy which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Have stayed here twice, and both times have been very happy. First time was in a normal room on the second floor, comfy bed and pillows, nice and hot showers, and beautiful cold aircon. Nice little tv as well. The second time we had stayed was In a two bedroom family room, there was 5 adults and 2 kids. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We lived in this hotel for nearly 2 months and found it excellent value and was very at home. The room had everything we needed and a nice balcony outside. The room was cleaned twice a week and anything we needed Angel and the reception team helped as best as possible. The pool and BBQ area are nice when we... More 

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Palmerston, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

After reading the other reviews I was a little reluctant to go back to this hotel even though we have stayed here a few times in the past. Most of the other hotels that we really wanted to stay at were booked out, so we decided to give it one more go. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We were staying at another motel but went here to the Escarpment restaurant for dinner. The food range, presentation and service was very good. The drinks reasonably priced and attentitiveness of the staff a little overbearing. The waitress obviously was new and very nervous, and repeateadly replied with "NO WORRIES" EVERY every time she spoke. There is basically no outlook... More 

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Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I stayed in the Motel for 4 months, there was fighting between other long term residents, the pool was gross and the poor new management had, had enough! I was lucky enough to find somewhere to live. It is now run by the owners. I was given a gift certificate for the new restaurant and used it on the 12th... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

WARNING: Do NOT stay here!! Or stay in Katherine on that matter! Firstly, the rooms in which I had were NOT clean! The floor looked as if the cleaners had swept all the dirt into one corner and had not been vacuumed. I found 2 cockroaches in the room during the night!! Don't get me started on the bathroom, the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Expected a neat no-frills twin room as advertised on hotel website. Instead we were shunted into a dingy smaller room that reeked of airbrushed stale cigarettes. There was exposed wiring on the ceiling fan, a rusting fridge door, cardboard covering broken windows, missing light fittings and a sculptured watermark in the (otherwise clean) toilet. Barely a trickle flowed from the... More 

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Mornington, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The room was okay, it was clean, but had obvious cigarette smell in bed linen. The outside of the room was not welcoming, it was in an unpaved area, with filthy outside chairs, grotty paving and rubbish piled at the end of the building. There were items I would not expect to find in a well maintained hotel/motel car park.... More 

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Katherine, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Staying here right now. At $175 a night (admittedly high season) it is joke and a rip-off. The rooms look like you'd expect to find in a 1970s Soviet resort. Run down and in dire need of a good clean. Barely any lights on the outside, so it was difficult to even find the room in the dark. I would... More 

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