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“A nice hotel, but no air conditioning in the restaurant” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chifley Alice Springs Resort

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Chifley Alice Springs Resort
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Alice Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Rochester, New York
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78 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A nice hotel, but no air conditioning in the restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

I stayed at the Chifley in January 2013, while on a tour of Australia. The room was fine, but the restaurant had no air conditioning, only "cooling fans". Considering that the outside temperature was 46C (or 115 Farenheit), this situation was unacceptable, especially given the prices that the restaurant was charging for a meal.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Booked my stay here on the recommendation of a mate and he was spot on.
Centrally located, great staff, terrific restaurant and a very nice, quiet room overlooking the Todd River. Could not ask for more.
I used the Chifley as a base to explore the area and it was a delightful oasis after several long hot (but very interesting) days.
Would definitely book again

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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New South Wales, Australia
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114 reviews
56 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

I have often stayed at this property over the last 10 years or so. It is easily the best hotel location in Alice Springs being right beside the Todd River and just a short walk from the town centre.
The Barra on Todd restaurant again provided a diverse menu supported by fast, friendly and effective service. Nice cool beer too!
The room was clean, comfortable and peaceful and the airconditioning was effective and quiet ; important when the outside temperature is in the 40s.
The staff and management team go out of their way to be hospitable and to remember guests names and preference.
I will certainly keep choosing this hotel for future visits to the Alice.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Was a nice place to stay after a 17 hour drive, room service was excellent and room was quiet. Staff were caring after my long trip. Although it was only for one night the surrounds were excellent with ample parking.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Stayed at the Chifley, Alice Springs, just by chance on the 14th January 2013. We flew into Alice Springs and were meant to travel on to Kings Canyon, but due to the fire at Kings Canyon we had an extra night in Alice. We had a last minute booking through Trailfinders. Staff at reception were friendly and polite, the resort itself was easily found, just on the edge of town, over the Todd River (very dry just now!). We were on the second floor in a block of units separate from the main restaurant pool area. The room was large and clean, and had a nice comfy bed. Close the balcony doors before the air con will come on. Nice pool. We did not try the restaurant but it looked very nice. You can walk into town over the river, it only takes about 10 minutes. Check out Bojangles, a real local bar with character, good steak and kangaroo if you want to try it.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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94 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

We booked here on the recommendation of a friend who lives in Alice. Great room upgrade to the double delux which made for a very relaxing overnight stay. Clean, modern, comfortable room with a balcony. Nice and quiet. Complimentary buffet breakfast for two, which had a really decent selection on offer. Lunch and dinner were good quality at the restaurant, Barra on Todd. I'd definitely consider staying at Chifley again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff. The dinning was fantastic delicious meals with good service. The barramundi was done in so many elegant ways with tastes to relish and remember an unforgettable night. An oasis in Central Australia it feels like paradise with palm trees around the pool that back on to famulous dinning. A must to stay at!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Chifley Alice Springs Resort
Address: 34 Stott Terrace, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Alice Springs
#3 Luxury Hotel in Alice Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Chifley Alice Springs Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 139
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chifley Alice Springs Resort combines efficient and friendly outback service with modern, comfortable facilities. Low rise architecture and lush green lawns contribute to the relaxed atmosphere of this award-winning resort, situated on the banks of the famous Todd River with its magnificent river red gums. Guests can relax in the stylish surroundings and enjoy a sumptuous full buffet breakfast, a la carte lunches, and contemporary cuisine dinners at the Barra on Todd Restaurant. Located adjacent to the restaurant, the Barra Bar offers guests the opportunity to surf the Internet while enjoying a drink from the fine selection of beers, wines, and cocktails. The 4.5 Star resort has 139 guest rooms and hotels facilities include 24 hour reception, FREE WiFi resort-wide, swimming pool, cardio room, free town shuttle, guest laundry, restaurant, bar and complimentary onsite parking. The hotel is only a five minute walk away from the town's bustling cultural, shopping and business centre. It is a convenient pick up point for the many local sightseeing tours available in and around Alice Springs, making Chifley Alice Springs Resort the perfect base for exploring the Outback attractions in and around the town. Chifley Alice Springs Resort is the perfect venue with well equipped with modern conference and meeting facilities for business events, functions, conferences, launches, weddings & cocktail parties. ... more   less 
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