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Marree Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Railway Terrace South, Marree, South Australia 5733, Australia
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Marree Hotel
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for accommodation in this remote outback area, you will appreciate this hotel, there are rooms in the old pub, motel style cabins and demountable cabins. Our group had a private dining room and chose from the excellent menu, the owners told their story about acquiring and renovating the old hotel - a fascinating adventure for the ex-Canberra... More 

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MarreeHotel, Owner at Marree Hotel, responded to this review

Everyone who passes through our hotel has a story to tell, and Phil and I love to chat to our guests and hear about why they are visiting Marree. Some are on coach tours, most are 4WD enthusiasts and just out to enjoy what the Outback has to offer. There is so much to see and so much history. Some... More 

Sydney, Australia
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209 reviews 209 reviews
31 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to book in the rooms in the original old building not the demountables outside. This is a serious outback hotel owned by Phil and Maz. Phil was a management consultant in Canberra before he decided on an extreme change of life. He is good for at least ah 30 minute conversation. The hotel is all you would expect... More 

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MarreeHotel, Owner at Marree Hotel, responded to this review

Yes I must admit Phil does love to have a chat! He has a great knowledge of the Outback after spending 40 years travelling through some of the remotest areas in the country. He has a great knowledge of the Lake Eyre region, it's roads, and places you should visit to get the most out of your time in the... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to stay to start your outback journey from. Great food, service and the owners are there to ensure an enjoyable stay. You can stay in one of the hotel rooms upstairs or as we did in a cabin which are perfect for a family.

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MarreeHotel, Owner at Marree Hotel, responded to this review

The location of our Hotel is perfectly located on the junction of the Birdsville and Oodnadatta Tracks so is a great launching point whether you are doing a loop across the Simpson Desert, the Outback Loop through Birdsville, Innamincka and the Strzelecki Track, or heading up the Oodnadatta Track to Alice. More 

Perth, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An iconic outback hotel owned by a great couple. Accommodation is in very clean in comfortable and secure traveler cabins. Have a beer in this great Australian pub and, for dinner, try the Marree Hotel wine. The town is an old rail head and then a stop on the original Ghan line before it was moved to the west.

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MarreeHotel, Owner at Marree Hotel, responded to this review

There is indeed a lot of history in the town and it's nice to wander around the old railway siding. You also have a nice view of Marree and the railway from the upstairs verandah. Also a great place to sit and have a cold one! More 

Canberra
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172 reviews 172 reviews
62 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did return for a second and longer stay as promised in my previous TripAdvisor review (April 2013). Again, I travelled solo on a motorcycle and stayed for six nights (13th – 18th April, 2015). I had booked well in advance and was given room No 6 on the first floor with direct access to the balcony. I really loved... More 

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MarreeHotel, Owner at Marree Hotel, responded to this review

We love hearing that people who have stayed with us previously are now returning to enjoy more of our Outback hospitality! Hopefully on each return the work we are continually doing is noticed. We are in a constant state of bringing more history into the Hotel for people to enjoy. Most recently we have put up information on Donald Campbell... More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I came here with my sone and nephew after a wonderful trip through the Northern Flinders Ranges. We stayed for two nights in one of the poolside units and found it to be spacious (easily accommodating 3 beds), clean and practically laid out. The owners, Maz and Phil were very helpful and attentive. It was a great base to explore... More 

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MarreeHotel, Owner at Marree Hotel, responded to this review

It's also wonderful for Phil and I to enjoy the company of the many and varied visitors that pass through our Hotel. We love hearing about where people have come from and the adventure they are currently enjoying. The bar is a great place for everyone to chat and share their stories. Unlike city hotels, an Outback Pub is the... More 

Adelaide
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144 reviews 144 reviews
33 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

If I were to drive the Strezelecki, Oodnadatta or Birdsville tracks again (and I most probably will) I will be sure to make the Marree Hotel part of the agenda. Phil and Maz are great hosts and treat all guests like family. The rooms are comfortable and clean, and the food is surprisingly good. The staff are largely backpackers and... More 

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MarreeHotel, Owner at Marree Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely comments! Phil and I always treat guests at our Hotel as if they are family and friends coming into our home. We love chatting to everyone and although we have backpackers working with us, Phil and I always endeavour to be at the front as we are the ones with the local knowledge of the... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Me and a friend stayed here for a night before the drive up Oodnadatta Track. The pub was cheerful and rowdy into late and was a welcome sight as we arrived late at night. We called ahead to inform them of our late arrival but the staff were there all the way manning the bar already. We stayed inside the... More 

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MarreeHotel, Owner at Marree Hotel, responded to this review

It is indeed a great launching pad for travellers heading up the Oodnadatta or Birdsville Tracks. We have the latest information on road conditions and general information to share with fellow travellers. We will accommodate travellers no matter what time of day they will be arriving and always ensure people are 'fed and watered' - we just need a quick... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My husband and I and two great friends have just returned from Marree. We stayed 3 nights at the Marree Hotel and we enjoyed every minute of our stay including the flight over Lake Eyre. It is a great pub and Maz, Phil and all the staff looked after us in such a friendly way and nothing was too much... More 

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MarreeHotel, Owner at Marree Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words Anna. We love welcoming visitors to our hotel and both Phil & I treat the hotel as our home and as such, welcome travellers as we would family and friends into our home. We both agree that customer service is the number one priority for us and hope that we are able to afford... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My husband and myself stayed for 2 nights a week ago and I wish I was back there now! It is a great old pub with lots of character in the bar with the new cows head which looks at you as you walk in to the horse collar mounted on the wall, old photos and museum. We opted to... More 

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MarreeHotel, Owner at Marree Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words Anne. Phil and I love our role as hosts and like to spend as much time as possible with our guests and assisting them in any way we can to ensure everyone who visits us leaves with great memories and a true Outback experience! We personally love the Outback and the history associated with... More 

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