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Desert Sands Motel

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780 Stuart Hwy, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory 0860, Australia
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Desert Sands Motel
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

On our way from Mt. Isa to Alice Springs we stayed there for one night in August 2011. This motel was the only one which charged my creditcard at the booking moment in February from Germany. The owner was friendly and this is the only good news. The room smelled like a wet cellar. Spider nets are everywhere. The pool... More

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Darwin, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stayed for one night twice (up and back over-nighters), and found Desert Sands clean and functional. The rooms were large and while old and dated were all we needed for a stop over. They have a decent kitchen, with all the utensils/equipment you need for a basic meal, dining table and comfy couch and big TV and the bathrooms... More

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

The room was dated, but clean and comfortable with all the facilities we needed for our one night stay. We can't complain about the room for the price we got it for. As mentioned by other reviewers, there was the social housing issue, but again, the inhabitants don't bother you if you don't bother them, just like any neighbourhood in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

Our room was quite basic but had a clean bathroom with washing machine - kitchen, lounge, and tv!! All for $100!! Make sure you get back before dark as taxis won't pic up after dark!!!!!! Service was friendly and I was glad that a lot of workers were staying there also - must be clean & cheap if they stay... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

As mentioned by a couple of the previous reviewers the main issue is the social housing next door. Personally when we stayed here the birds kept us up far more than the locals :) If you stay anywhere on the main road in Tennants Creek then you are going to have the social housing issue to a certain extent. The... More

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Mount Isa, Australia
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

We arrived late afternoon to check into the Desert Sands Hotel. On arrival, I was so disappointed to see that it was NOTHING like their site on the internet showed. The place was overgrown with long grass and and weeds and obviously not kept. The children wanted to do, after travelling from Darwin, was to get in the pool. The... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

Four of us stayed in a two room type unit, with kitchen area & bathroom (complete with washing machine). The main room featured a double bed and the second room, two singles. The rooms were all clean, tidy and in my eyes, great for the money we paid between the four of us. All beds were comfortable (especially the double)... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

Tennant creek isn't Beverley Hills or Paris. But, despite not being a tourist town, it is safe and quite interesting. The Desert Sands is an adequate hotel, reasonably clean and at $110 for a queen & single as well as kitchen is quite good for what it is, where it is.

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Aireys Inlet, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2010

A Nice Affordable Room. Almost like an apartment - Kitchen, Bathroom/Laundry. Fitted with modern Furniture and Electronics. Was kept up a bit from Community Housing close by, but no major disappointments. No Where to get dinner on a Monday Night though, had to settle for Red Rooster.

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Queensland
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

My husband and I were on a trip around the Outback and we had just had a lovely couple of days in the Alice and stayed in a nice budget chain motel for $56 and then we arrived at the Desert Sands in Tennant Creek which we had prepaid $125 for a two room self contained unit. When we parked... More

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Address: 780 Stuart Hwy, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory 0860, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Tennant Creek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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