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Homestead Street, Mataranka, Northern Territory 0852, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people that run and work at Mataranka Homestead are lovely. The hospitality is wonderful and the setting is like no other. We took a cabin for the night which was pricey but necessary considering the homestead is in the middle of nowhere. Admittedly accommodation is dated. However it was clean, comfortable and air conditioned. I think it's unreasonable for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This place is an absolute disgrace! Avoid the accommodation at any cost. At first glance is appeared to be ok, using the word losely, but upon closer inspection it was far worse than thought. First room given bed was unmade and slept in, towels used, floors dirty, shower was horrendous. Went back got a second room. Walked in and BAM!... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

My dad and I stayed here on the beginning of a huge trip to Vic. We are local Territorians and to say we were disappointed doesn't cut it. First room we were give had unmade beds and full bins, went back to the bar (girl was helpful), second room was filthy, dirt from ants nests in doors etc. Followed on... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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37 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Have stayed here a few times when doing the drive to or from Darwin. It makes for a very good overnight stop. Rooms are very old and warn but you can look past that and you're not usually staying here for too long (atleast I'd advise that). The pub/restaurant is great, excellent fresh barra caught from the local river and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The staff were hard to find. However once located they offered good service. The cleaning girls were lovely. The rooms were old, tired without any ventilation once the door was closed. The air conditioner was the only form of ventilation. The cockroaches scooting around the floor of our room overnight were big enough to shear. The fridge seal was missing... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Have stayed here several times over the years on our return to Darwin but never again. The thermal springs are still worth a visit but stay somewhere else. Filthy would not begin to describe the current condition - it used to be very nice. Cabins are dirty and falling apart. Rubbish bins overflowing or tipped over. Barmaids use hands to... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Less than basic accommodation - dirty floors in cabin, dead cockroaches, broken shelves, poor air conditioning. Very upset and bitterly disappointed. If their brochures and web site told the truth no one would go there. Did not go swimming just wanted to get out of there. Was once probably an excellent place to stay, not any more.

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Sydney
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The thermal spring shouldn't be missed. Other than that you can give this place a pretty wide berth. Infrastructure, major trees and layout suggest this was once a fantastic spot that someone put a lot of effort into. However now it is badly run down. Amenities are filthy. Screening plants between sites are nearly all gone. Common area had a... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Why such a place as this is called a resort? Ideal location. Reception top level bar/ restaurant great then it went downhill. 1. First look the rooms seemed ok until a closer inspection you'll find dust gathered in the corners. 2. Mosquitoes! 1000's too late get some from reception (closed) solution - turn fan on medium and they won't come... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had a motel room - it was quite basic and servicing was a bit erratic. We managed to get one towel for two people but scored two teaspoons, while a colleague staying by themselves in another double room manged to get two towels and no spoons. It is that sort of place. It is only a short walk from... More 

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Address: Homestead Street, Mataranka, Northern Territory 0852, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Mataranka
Number of rooms: 33

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