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“Not to bad” 3 of 5 stars
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Eldorado Motor Inn
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   195 Patterson Street | PO Box 65, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory 0861, Australia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Tennant Creek
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“Not to bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

They have two types of rooms and prices. Old room for cheaper rate and window ratler for air con. Bit of a dump and not worth money. Other has been renovated and quiet air con. Bed comfy, ok bathroom. Overall basic room but clean and comfy and no traffic noise.

Have fast WiFi for free that is easy to log on and no drop outs.

Would stay here again as one of the cheaper places.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

Booked on line ages ahead of a busy period, at what I consider a premium rate for something of this standard.

A week later told they were overbooked and we got bounced

Ratbags


I suspect they got a big booking from overseas and bounced us locals.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

Keeping in mind this hotel is in Tennant Creek it wasn't too bad. The service from Yvonne on the front counter was excellent each and every time I rang and when we got there.

When we called to say our shower was busted they made sure we had access to a room right next to us with a working shower.

People need to remember your in the outback and in Tennant Creek so you are not going to get the Ritz. The rooms are dated, and not everything is 100%. Plus it costs a bit more because you are in the middle of nowhere.

Overall this place was great for our stop over and also allowed us to have our dogs with us which was fantastic! We would stay here again if passing through TC.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

$A117 is far too much for a sleepless night in a very, very basic motel room. Our room was across from the swimming pool enclosure and we were subjected, until 2:00 p.m. to the loud pool party that took place there. This was on top of the noise of the antiquated air-conditioner. When one pays for accommodation, you are paying for a good night's rest. Management made a very feeble excuse on behalf of the noisy guests. I came away with the impression that it was their right to be noisy until 2:00 p.m. and therefore I had to suck it up. Most people stopping in Tennant Creek would have had a long day's travel and would have another long day of traveling the next day. And yes, we do need to sleep in order to be safe on the road. The comfort of some of the guests is certainly NOT a priority at Eldorado. If you want a good night'sleep, don't bother to stop here!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Went to Tennant Creek for a cycling race, Eldorado was about a 400m walk from the bus stop and center of town. It was clean and tidy and I found the managment relaxed and easy to deal with. If your expecting Five star and a cheap deal in Tennant Creek then you need to have another think about why your going there. Being so remote expect to pay a bit more for a bit less. Overall fine.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

This should be one of the best places in Tennant Creek. If this is corrrect then find another town to stay in. The motel is very noisy and you dont feel safe at all. Our room had a big flat screen TV and so had the neighbour-rooms. We could hear EVERYTHING from the other rooms. Our neighbour was also yelling and shouting until 1.30 in the night. The reception didnt want to do anything about the problem. It was also very expensive.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Alice Springs, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We had 4 adults and 5 juniors on a tennis weekend to Mount Isa for the weekend. We had 2 rooms, arrived late and left early. The proprietor was very accomodating, rooms were clean and linen fine. Price was right which we appreciated and they opened breakfast for us early so that we could get on the road early.

Only complaint was that room 4 had bedbugs and 2 of us suffered badly and driving the bus the next day was a bit hard whilst itching constantly.

Apart from that it was great.

Room Tip: Avoid the larger dorm type rooms like room 4.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Eldorado Motor Inn

Address: 195 Patterson Street | PO Box 65, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory 0861, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Tennant Creek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Tennant Creek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Eldorado Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on 11 sprawling acres, the Eldorado Motor Inn offers 78 airconditioned rooms. We have rooms to accomodate 1 person through to 5 people all ensuited with colour televisions, tea and coffee making facilities and ironing facilities. Wireless internet is also available to most rooms. With a huge 100 seat licensed restaurant and alfresco area, you are sure to enjoy a fantastic meal here. At the Eldorado Motor Inn, we endeavour to make your stay as comfortable as can be. ... more   less 
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