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Desert Palms Alice Springs

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After a long days drive and after being told by several other motels there was no vacancy this place finally had a room and we couldn't wait for a nice hot shower in an unusually cold alice springs. The manager was a lovely girl and we are very greatful for the deal she gave us for the room thank you... More 

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, glad you found us a welcome rest. I will let Bridgette know that you found her lovely she will be happy. Regards Angie More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice stopping place to base our travels around Alice Springs. So nice in fact that we stayed twice. Once when we first arrived, and once again as we were heading home a couple of weeks later. We had a Triple Villa. Queen bed and 2 singles. Free WiFi. Kitchenette including small twin hotplates. TV. Air-conditioning. On-site kiosk.... More 

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

HaHa never been compared to a town before. But thanks for the lovely review it was great to read you enjoyed your stay, I will pass on to the staff. Maybe we will see you back for a 3rd and 4th time. Kind regards Angie More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After crossing the Simpson Desert and camping in the West Macs this place was like an oasis. The beds are very comfortable and the rooms are very clean. Kitchen was handy for breakfast. The hotel is situated along the Todd River and close enough to the main street as well as the walking tracks along the river. We walked in... More 

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South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a villa at the front of resort which had been recently renovated. Very quiet, clean and friendly staff. Would stay here again. There were lots of palm trees which added a nice welcoming touch. Certainly felt safe staying here.

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Thank you Sharonlee for the review. I are glad you enjoyed your stay and will pass on to the staff. Regards Angie More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Individual cabins are clean and establishment is well maintained. Recommended for non van travellers. Does not have on site restaurant but excellent meals are available at nearby Golf Club (2-3 min walk). WiFi is ordinary if it works at all!

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Thank you Leigh for your review. I are glad you found our property clean we do try hard. I also wanted to let you know re the WiFi, yes it can be an ongoing problem when we are very heavily booked and everyone is using the internet at the same time. But the NBN is being installed in the very... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed there 2 nights at the start and end of our tour to Alice Springs. The rooms were clean, comfy, bedding was alright. Very good value for money. Quiet. Friendly staff. Easy parking. Couple of mins away from city center. Small pool outside.

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Hi Rachono, and thank you for your review. I am glad you found our property good value for money as that is very much what we try and offer. Also the staff were friendly which they like to hear and easy parking outside your room. Hopefully we may see you back again some day. Best regards Angie More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in self contained cabins for two days on the way to Kimberley.we find the cabin big enough but there was no windows on it just a big sliding door and no security fly screen so you can't live the door open at night to get fresh air as you are advised to keep the door locked.

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Thank John D
Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Hello John, I was sorry to read you were not happy with the glass sliding doors, fortunately it is not a complaint we ever really receive but I have noted. Sometime in the future we actually looking at also adding security fly screen doors. I do hope the rest of your stay was pleasant and you enjoyed. Kind regards Angie More 

Woollahra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived back to Alice Springs after a 5 day hike. It was bliss to have a hot shower, relax and a good meal and wash all our clothes. Laundry facilities were accessible, easy to use and really welcome. Combined Thai/Indian restaurant was terrific. Staff helpful and good value for money, twin share room large.

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I are glad your enjoyed your stay and found us good value for money, great laundry and helpful staff. I do agree the Thai/Indian Restaurant is terrific and love eating there myself. Regards Angie More 

Jamieson, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I have been regularly staying at Desert Palms for the past 15 years. It is exactly as advertised. No frills, plenty of parking outside your stand alone unit. Great security, only a couple of minutes from town centre. Staff are friendly, rooms are clean. I am out in the Western Deserts on expedition, and Desert Palms is always a great... More 

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Thanks Andrew for your review. It has been great having your groups and yourself stay with us over the last 15 years and also very much appreciated. I will forward your review to the staff. Best regards Angie More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Arrived a day early and staff were awesome to accommodate us the best they could even tho they were 100% booked due to Finke races. Since then they have gone above and beyond expectations to make sure we were comfortable something we won't forget. Now in a room it's cosy and clean and very well priced we think. Would recommend... More 

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Hi Zoe, yes have passed on to Bridgette. Glad you survived the Finke week, I know it can be quite crazy at the Desert Palms over this period with everyone on a high (or a low if their race does not go well......) It was a pleasure to read you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your nice review.... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An oasis in the outback, the Desert Palms is a 3.5 star outback property offering individual studio villa accommodation, set around a crystal clear free-form pool with island, waterfall and surrounded by tropical gardens. All villas are air-conditioned and include bougainvillea-covered verandahs, private en suites and kitchenette facilities. The hotel offers outstanding value for the visitor wanting comfort at an affordable price. We're located in the main accommodation centre of Alice Springs on the banks of the Todd River, close to town, Lasseters Casino - Alice Springs entertainment hot spot, the Convention Centre and the Alice Springs Golf Club is our backyard. Some of the best restaurants in Alice Springs are within meters of the Desert Palms. These include the Golf Course Club House, Hanumans (Indian/Thai) and Balloons Bistro at the Double Tree by Hilton and four restaurants at Lasseters Casino including the Juicy Rump. We offer a small kiosk/shop on-site where food items and liquor can be purchased, a guest laundry, BBQ area, secure gated off street parking directly outside each villa and FREE Wifi. Desert Palms offers a calm, peaceful environment, which creates a sense of relief for the weary traveller. After a hectic day of travelling by road or air take pleasure in watching the world go by on the privacy of your own private balcony surrounded by palm trees while watching the spectacular sunsets over the MacDonald Ranges. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Desert Palms Alice Springs

Address: 74 Barrett Dr | PO Box 3196, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
Price Range: $89 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Desert Palms Alice Springs 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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