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Groote Eylandt Lodge

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed in a bungalow, which had typical tropical island views (sigh, it's a hard life!) Nick is your man for fishing, he's super friendly and you're 100% likely to catch a fish with him. The restaurant and bar are fantastic, along with the staff especially Dennis the manager. There is a pool, laundry facilities and a day spa also. If... More 

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Smithfield, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The solitude was as welcome as the cold beer at the end of the day. The location is truly authentic and the staff pleasant. What could very easily have been a run-down old collection of dongas was dressed and polished and looking like a quite up-market adventure lodge. Well done.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The Lodge is amazing for a small island off the coast of Darwin NT! The staff are all really friendly and the food is fantastic from the happiest chef in the world! Fishing for 5 days off the coast and saw some incredible scenery not to mention 26 different species of fish! The sea life is great! Pity that everything... More 

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Alyangula, Australia
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48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

We attend this place a lot for meals, drinks and swimming. Have never stayed in the rooms but have viewed several when family were looking to visit. Very pricey. The views are spectacular from the pool or restaurant. However, it generally operates on skeleton staff and so you can wait sometime to receive a drinks order. The menu hasn't changed... More 

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Sydney
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60 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

My editor sent me on assignment to check out this remote fishing lodge in Groote Eylandt, out in the Northern Territory's Gulf of Carpentaria. I spent four days there, two fishing and two checking out the indigenous offerings. The fishing is just amazing. While I am not a hard-core fisher, I have thrown a line in at some pretty exotic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

All things considered, this place is an amazing oasis on an island that offers very little otherwise in terms of quality meals and accommodation. Grab an executive room if one is available. Friendly staff and a nice little pool area as well. Shame about the crocodiles really as the beach is otherwise idyllic.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

A two-day business trip wasn't long enough to enjoy everything that this location offers, so I'll be back for a holiday as soon as possible. The lodge is set in a stunning location, facing west, so every evening's sunset is an event. It's quiet, calm, and utterly relaxing. The lodge facilities are very good: my beautiful bungalow overlooked the ocean,... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We travelled to Alyangula not knowing what to expect, but the Dugong beach resort far exceeded our expectations. The facilities were amazing, accommodation was superb and the view was amazing. S taff were excellent and very accommodating. We ate in the restaurant which provided first class meals at a reasonable price. We also arrange a cultural tour with one of... More 

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Kuranda
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24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here while working on Groote Eylandt. I was really impressed by the resort which stretches along the beach with stunning views. The restaurant was excellent as were the young staff who appeared to be backpackers but very professional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I have been to the dugong resort twice this calendar year for at least two weeks a shot. It is a beautiful place with various wildlife right outside my bungalow door. Wallabys and colorful birds greet you in the morning. The staff has been more than accommodating! Tim and Jihad will take good care of you! I love this resort!... More 

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Groote R, Front Office Manager at Groote Eylandt Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Rose, Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and that our team made you feel welcome. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Groote Eylandt Lodge, managed by Metro Hotels. (Formerly Dugong Beach Resort) Holiday, Fishing & Aboriginal Cultural Experience Groote Eylandt Lodge caters for people from all cross-sections of our world community. We offer a relaxed and friendly tropical atmosphere reflecting the lifestyle, hospitality and wishes of the Groote Eylandt Traditional Land Owners. All rooms are equipped with television, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, electric kettle and refrigerator. All rooms have en-suites, private balconies, some with a spa. A guest laundry is also available at the Resort. Reception with concierge is available from early morning to late evening with an electric baggage buggy to transfer luggage to and from the rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Groote Eylandt Lodge

Address: 1 Bougainvillea Drive, Alyangula, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory 0885, Australia (Formerly Dugong Beach Resort)
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Groote Eylandt > Alyangula
Price Range: $209 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Groote Eylandt Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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