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“Heaven in Paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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Kakadu Lodge and Caravan Park
3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Jabiru Drive, Jabiru, Northern Territory 0886, Australia   |  
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“Heaven in Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Unbelievable find after a day on the road. We phoned a few places first and Bevs happy and friendly telephone manner won us over..Excellent value, excellent staff hospitality and cannot speak highly enough regarding the standard and cleanliness of the cabins. May have to stay longer than planned, work can wait.. Thank you Bev (and Peter). Karen and Greg, Alexandra Headland Q

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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pjhh, General Manager at Kakadu Lodge and Caravan Park, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Kakadu Lodge. Bev was very pleased to receive your positive comments and our cleaning staff always get a lift when they receive recognition of their hard work in 40C temperatures.
We look forward to seeing you again at Kakadu Lodge
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Peter Wilson
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Had a fantastic stay in a clean, comfortable room, actually still laying in bed enjoying the cool and looking forward to brunch! Shared amenities were kept sparkling. Chose the best deal with a $90 room and 20% food and bev discount. Staff are super friendly, let us check in early due to the rooms already being cleaned and ready to go, which was a bonus. Happy hour between 4 and 6, with an excellent choice of meals available after 6pm. All five of us can't wait to come back again. Worth a 7 hour round trip EVERY weekend!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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pjhh, General Manager at Kakadu Lodge and Caravan Park, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Kakadu Lodge. We were pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff are continuing to provide good quality service to our valued guests. We look forward to seeing you again at Kakadu Lodge
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Peter Wilson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The Kakadu Lodge was fantastic. We got a lodge which had a bed, fridge and aircon and the bathroom block was just outside. It was all really clean. The pool and bistro area was really good.
The staff were just incredible - really went out of their way to help us.
Great value!
The location was a really convenient spot for exploring all over Kakadu.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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pjhh, General Manager at Kakadu Lodge and Caravan Park, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Kakadu Lodge. It was great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff were impressed by your positive feedback on their customer service.
We look forward to seeing you again at Kakadu Lodge
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Peter Wilson
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

On a recent trip to the Top End, we had the pleasure to stay here at Kakadu Lodge. We stayed in an on-site cabin and it was great. Comfortable beds, air conditioning and well equipped. The pool was wonderful, as were the bar and the restaurant. The meals were to 'die for'! The staff, especially in Reception were very friendly and helpful ... even if I was a Hawthorn supporter! We were advised about places to visit and things to do which made our stay in Kakadu something we will treasure always.

Room Tip: On site cabins are fantastic value.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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pjhh, General Manager at Kakadu Lodge and Caravan Park, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Kakadu Lodge. we were pleased to read that you enjoyed our hospitality even though Hawthorn ended my eternal optimism of Fremantle winning a grand final, Maybe next year.
staff at our restaurant were pleased that you enjoyed the food presented to you during your stay with us.
We believe Kakadu is truly a remarkable place to visit. It appears to have had an impact on you from your short visit. we look forward to seeing you again at Kakadu Lodge
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Peter Wilson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Lovely setting. We really enjoyed the billabong style pool and relaxing poolside bar and cafe.The food was great. We also enjoyed the free ranger talk in the evening. We stayed at the end of the dry and the park was humming but not crowded which was lucky for us.
We had a cabin which was neat, well equipped, quiet, very clean and the bed was comfortable. We liked the BBQ at the back.
It was a terrific base to launch from and had all we needed and a lovely green space around the pool to relax in after the heat of the day.
Staff were friendly and helpful. Lots of hints about the best sights and times to visit. (like Ubirr rocks at sunset). I'd recommend it and the price was reasonable in comparison to other accomodation I sourced in Kakadu. Sal and Col

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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pjhh, General Manager at Kakadu Lodge and Caravan Park, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Kakadu Lodge. It was pleasing to read that yuo enjoyed your time with us. The staff appreciated your endorsement of their friendly and helpful attitude.
We hope to see you again soon at Kakadu Lodge
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Peter Wilson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Lovely accommodation, much more than we expected to find. Cabin was small but very clean and comfortable, had everything required. Pool was large and clean, meal by the pool was very relaxing after a long day.

Room Tip: Great bakers nearby.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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pjhh, General Manager at Kakadu Lodge and Caravan Park, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Kakadu Lodge. It was pleasing to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We trust you enjoyed the natural beauty that Kakadu has to offer.
We look forward to seeing you again at Kakadu Lodge
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Peter Wilson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We visited towards the end of the season and thee was plenty of choice of sites (All nice a grassy - Which after a few weeks of stopping in dust bowls is heaven) - the pool had plenty of custom but never felt crowded. And we had enough room for a run with a football with the kids - luxury : )

There was a couple of school trips in which broke the peace a little (No trouble - just high spirits) - Given its such a large site if was good to see good facilities but I'd dread to visit when full and you'd struggle to get a toe in the water - thankfully not a worry we had.

Staff in reception were very friendly and helpfull.

I'm sure in reality visitors will balance what they are there to do - Fishing, Arnhem Land, Boat tours etc. with timing and all the other factors that make a great trip Bugs - Temperature - Rain etc.

We left hapy we'd stayed.

Room Tip: If we stayed again we'd ask when checking in if any schools were coming through and where in the...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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pjhh, General Manager at Kakadu Lodge and Caravan Park, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Kakadu Lodge. It was pleasing to read your feedback on our property. Our staff were pleased to receive your positive comments.
Kakadu Lodge is a large property sprawling over 10 hectares. Even during the height of our peak season (first week of July) we are able to accommodate all of our guests comfortably. When we have large group numbers on the property our reception staff inform all of our independent travelers of where the groups are camping, so that they can make an informed decision on where they may end up choosing to camp.
The seasons in Kakadu are truly diverse and each season offers something unique. During the colder months (May- September) people generally find the pool only fit for polar bears as the water is quite chilly early in the morning and late in the afternoon. During the day most of our visitors are our exploring the vast wonders that Kakadu has to offer, as a result the pool is rarely crowded, contrary to your assumptions.
We look forward to seeing you again at Kakadu Lodge
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Peter Wilson
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Address: Jabiru Drive, Jabiru, Northern Territory 0886, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Jabiru
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Jabiru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kakadu Lodge and Caravan Park 3.5*
Number of rooms: 104
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