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Glen Helen Lodge

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1 Namatjira Drive, West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
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Glen Helen Lodge (formerly Glen Helen Homestead) is the only accommodation located within the Tjoritja - West MacDonnell Ranges National Park, 130km west of Alice Springs. On the banks of the Finke River and adjacent to Glen Helen Gorge, it offers a genuine outback welcome, compact and comfortable rooms and an award winning restaurant.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Billiards
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Parking
Internet
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Entertainment staff
Baggage storage
Shared kitchen
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
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English
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Grade: 40 out of 100
1Restaurantwithin 5 miles
1Attractionwithin 5 miles
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1 Namatjira Drive, West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
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Had it not been for a very noisy generator which rumbled all night just behind the back row of rooms, I would have given this place full marks. It is of course not a 5 star lodging, but considering the remote location and it being the only place to stay within several hundred kilometers, then we were very positively surprised about this place. The food in the restaurant was very delicious, the rooms were sufficient with a nice warm shower and the wifi was working very well, better than other places along the trip from Alice Springs to Uluru. The waiting time just to order food was a little annoying as only one person took orders from a long line of people, but when we finally got our order down, it did not take long for some very tasty food to arrive. Sometimes you get an experience beyond expectations and that is what this place offered.
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Response from Louise C, Manager at Glen Helen Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review & appreciate the feedback. Glad to hear you were positively surprised; that you enjoyed your stay & the restaurant food. I am sorry to hear that you were kept waiting to order. We have at least 3 staff on during meal service so management will look into this & keep it under check. The generator does have an unfortunate position, maybe something that will be looked at in the future major developments. Enjoy your remaining holiday & we hope to see you again another time
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Stayed 2 nights and although the accommodation was basic, it was clean and comfortable. the facilities such as the restaurant, bar, pool and outside deck were great, as were the staff. There was free coffee/tea available. The Lodge also offered great views and a 10 minute walk to Glen Helen Gorge. Other attractions were only a short drive away.
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Response from Louise C, Manager at Glen Helen Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you Paul for taking the time to give us a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the facilities during your stay. Not a bad view at all that we get to enjoy everyday too. Safe travels & we look forward to seeing you another time
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Dirt campground with basic but clean facilities. Some shade. 10 minutes easy walk to Glen Helen Gorge where we were able to swim. Resort also has a small but clean salt water chlorinated pool. Friendly, multicultural staff. Good, reasonably priced food and drinks at the lodge restaurant - inside and outside dining - basic but fun and friendly atmosphere (and an air conditioned escape from the 38 deg heat!). Basic emergency supplies available- 10 litre box water costs $10. Ormiston and Red Bank Gorges are an easy drive away and are both must-do sites.
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Response from Louise C, Manager at Glen Helen Lodge
Responded Oct 12, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. Good to hear you enjoyed our facilities and the area. We hope to see you again another time. Regards Glen Helen Lodge
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We stayed here for three nights while we walked sections of the Larapinta Trail and although the accommodation was basic, the restaurant, bar etc were great. There was free coffee/tea available. The staff were excellent and took details of our walks and return times in case we encountered problems
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Response from Louise C, Manager at Glen Helen Lodge
Responded Oct 12, 2019
Thank you for the great review. We are in the redevelopment phase with exciting ventures for the future. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us & the services provided were excellent. We hope to see you again another time. Regards Glen Helen Lodge
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Stayed one night in a powered campsite. Everything was good, especially the hot showers. Staff were friendly and it has a nice deck to have a drink right in front of the rugged gorge. We were told the meals were quite good as well. Free wi-fi is very, very slow - it didn't hurt to be out of range for a few days. Walked up to the Mt Sondor lookout which was good.
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Response from Louise C, Manager at Glen Helen Lodge
Responded Oct 12, 2019
Thanks Peter for taking the time to give us a review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us & the facilities. Satellite Wifi can be slow at times. Enjoy the rest of your travels & we hope to see you again another time. Regards Glen Helen Lodge
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$113 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Glen Helen Resort
LOCATION
AustraliaNorthern TerritoryRed CentreWest MacDonnell National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glen Helen Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Glen Helen Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Glen Helen Gorge (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Glen Helen Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Glen Helen Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Glen Helen Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Glen Helen Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Glen Helen Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Glen Helen Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Glen Helen Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Glen Helen Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.