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“Dirty, smelly and tired” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Safari Lodge Motel

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12 Davidson Street, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory 860, Australia   |  
Nunavut, Canada
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“Dirty, smelly and tired”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Avoid this place!! The room was smelly and the carpet was disgustingly dirty. There was a huge water stain on the ceiling and the paint was peeling off the walls. Air conditioner did not work - even after cleaning the dirty filter. We paid a $100AUS for the room and we couldn't help but feel ripped off. There are other motels in town that are a better value for your money.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

It's pretty basic but for $90.00 per night, it was pretty good value. The room was clean and not too small (as was the bathroom). They don't have room service but plenty of restaurants in the area. Across the road there is a restaurant called Fernandas. Definitley worth trying when you are in town. The hotel offers breakfast though and there are plates and cutlery in the room (with a microwave oven) if you want to bring something back to eat. I didn't have breakfast there so can't comment on that.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I find this review unfair (I've only just come across it). The Safari Lodge used to have the backpackers just across the street and I'm sure that is what he is referring to. Many people have from Alice Springs and Darwin stayed at the Lodge for years and are quite happy with the Motel. I personally have recommended it to many a traveller as good clean budget accommodation and have never heard any complaints.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2010

A tired dirty run down hotel. There was paint peeling off the wall and the bathroom tiles badly need a scrub not just a wipe down. I had to clean the air-conditioning filter before it would work properly and there was no way to lock the front window.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12 Davidson Street, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory 860, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Tennant Creek
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Tennant Creek

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