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Mataranka Homestead

Homestead Street, Mataranka, Northern Territory 0852, Australia
Mataranka Homestead
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Rating summary
  • 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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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A stayed here for one night on my way north I was quite disappointed at Motel area Room was in need of renovations Bathroom dirty with huge holes in the wall and shower recess The hotel also looked as if it needed a major clean and overhaul The laundry was also very dirty and machine needed a clean before using... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is so bad we booked in before we had a look at rooms !! This place should be closed down . Rooms not even 1 star Wish I had read trip advisor before hand . We where thinking of springs and how nice they would be, I have since heard of a better place on the north side of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We last stayed at this park in 2001, at the time we were pretty unimpressed with the amenities - which were by far the worst we came across in our 20,000 km trip around Australia. The beautiful thermal pools and grassy sites made us a little more forgiving though. Fast forward to 2015, surely the place would've had a bit... More 

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Catalina, nsw, australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here three years ago with dog in caravan park area. Enjoyed stay and thermal pool. Wanted to stay again but people with dogs now confined to an unlevel gravel parking area with a couple of power poles and water if you are lucky and a fair walk from pool. Receptionist not helpful - did not seem to like or... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The thermal pool is beautiful, but full of drunks in the evening and late night. We didn't risk the rooms, but wanted to stay for dinner. The restaurant is totally ignoring antismoking law, although it has wall from 3 sides. There was no fresh air so we decided to leave hungry and not to put up with smokers. The furniture... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location is good and live entertainment at night was cool, but the place is really run down. Cabins made me feel itchy. Luckily I had bed sheets in my travel gear. I would go for a swim and move on. Place has needed a make over for years by the look of it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cabins run down, not well stocked with tea and coffee, cupboards and draws don't open properly, nothing worked properly, stove top didn't work, 2 hours to cook a meal, no cutting knife had to use a fishing knife, utensils non existent,non stick frying pan surface non existent, barbecue putrid, windows and doors don't lock, water got cut off, don't stay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I stopped off here on my way from Ularu to Darwin in my camper. Lured by the onsite hot spring and bar and food. I was not disappointed. Having had other sites on the route as noisy or 'food not on tonight', this was a great haven, together with the hot spring swim just a Cole of minute's walk. Onsite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great location! Only a short walk down to the hot springs! The homestead has a nice bar/pub. Meal was nice and reasonably priced. Staff were very friendly. Room was reasonably priced, basic but had everything needed, although was a little outdated. Would be 100% better if a little money was spent on each room, new shower heads and fixtures, toilet... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Very dirty rooms and smelly. Massive wait for food for breakfast and dinner. Food at best call it average. If you want to call your selves a "Resort" there is a expectation in your mind, this place fails on ALL levels. Save your $$$ and book into the Manor down the road. We left a day early from our stay... More 

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