We stayed one night in a 2-bedroom cabin that was quite unique from any place we had every stayed before. The cabin was fairly plain but spacious and clean.
It had a full-width covered porch. The bathroom was a narrow full-width room across the back of the unit with a curtained shower area to the left end, a sink in the middle, and toilet to the right end. Also, had a nice compact kitchenette with good appliances.
It wasn't cooled down when we got there but, after putting our room key in the wall control, the unit mounted high on the wall opposite the main bed quickly cooled it down.
The second bed was directly against the wall opposite the foot of the main bed giving it more the appearance of a large cot. We never used it.
The hotel is away from downtown on a nice side street not far from the casino on the same street. It's seriously fenced with a security gate. When we asked why, we were told there were some problems with intoxicated natives at night downtown and this was their way of keeping folks safe. They recommended we avoid downtown after dark. We felt safe there.
The office is not staffed at night which turned out to be a minor inconvenience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An oasis in the outback, the Desert Palms is a 3.5 star outback property offering individual studio villa accommodation, set around a crystal clear free-form pool with island, waterfall and surrounded by tropical gardens. All villas are air-conditioned and include bougainvillea-covered verandahs, private en suites and kitchenette facilities. The hotel offers outstanding value for the visitor wanting comfort at an affordable price. We're located in the main accommodation centre of Alice Springs on the banks of the Todd River, close to town, Lasseters Casino - Alice Springs entertainment hot spot, the Convention Centre and the Alice Springs Golf Club is our backyard. Some of the best restaurants in Alice Springs are within meters of the Desert Palms. These include the Golf Course Club House, Hanumans (Indian/Thai) and Balloons Bistro at the Double Tree by Hilton and four restaurants at Lasseters Casino including the Juicy Rump. We offer a small kiosk/shop on-site where food items and liquor can be purchased, a guest laundry, BBQ area, secure gated off street parking directly outside each villa and FREE Wifi. Desert Palms offers a calm, peaceful environment, which creates a sense of relief for the weary traveller. After a hectic day of travelling by road or air take pleasure in watching the world go by on the privacy of your own private balcony surrounded by palm trees while watching the spectacular sunsets over the MacDonald Ranges. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Desert Palms Hotel Alice Springs