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“Self contained accommodation. Basic, but fine.”

The Swagmans Rest Apartments
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The Swagmans Rest Apartments
Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for three nights. Spacious and roomy, but disappointed that the housecleaning staff did not once come in to tidy or clean.

If you want to cook, the facilities are very basic. Adequate cutlery and crockery, but no large bowls for serving/salads and no wooden spoons or large spoons for serving or cooking.

The air cons had recently been upgraded and the old ones had been removed but there was still large ugly areas on the wall that had not yet been painted over.

It is about 10 mins walk into town from here, and we stayed off the main road, so found it nice and quiet at night.

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

I spent three months living in an apartment at the Swagman's Rest and I can highly recommend this to all. John and Alan and staff are great hosts and nothing was too much trouble. The apartment was first class with all facilities needed and serviced on a regular basis. I intend to return when back in Alice Springs. Kevin Raby

Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We have stayed at this venue twice now, and it is excellent value for money. Safe and secure, as the gates are locked at night, the staff are pleasant and cannot do enough for you. The apartments are as advertised, clean, and well maintained, and in our case we could park immediately outside. Just 5 mins from the CBD, couldn't be better for us.
I would not hesitate to recommend this property and will use again if I am ever in Alice.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

My family and I have stayed at the Swagmans on dozens of occasions over the last thirty years. Our latest visit last week we stayed in one of the recently renovated rooms and the experience was even better. There is now a larger fridge, split system air conditioning and under bench oven. Car parking is plentiful so trailers are no problem.
Keith Wilson
Tennant Creek N.T.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

The upgraded apartments are great, nicely appointed with full kitchen facilities, separate bathroom with a full size bath, and separate master bedroom. The older Apartments although the same layout are a bit tired but there is plenty of room for a family to move about The pool and BBQ area is a great meeting place for a weary traveller. With good secure off street parking, it makes good value for money

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

been here for 3 weeks rooms are fantastic and clean the staff are excellent will help you if u need anything.it has been hot in alice and the air conditioners are excellent keeping us cool and the pool has been most welcome respite from the heat. if u are coming to alice i would recommend the swagmans great value for money clean and a friendly atmosphere

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Stayed 3 nights at the beginning of September. Thank you John for being so helpful. You let us check in early as the room hadn't been booked the previous night. You gave us helpful ideas of what attractions to see and marked them on a map. Even printed out a document for my wife. The property was clean. The room/apartment was spacious with fully equipped kitchen and big TV screen. Separate bathroom and bedroom. In need of refurbishing which I understand is about to occur. The pool was clean as were the grounds. Certainly good value for money.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 67 - 69 Gap Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
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Ranked #13 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Alice Springs
Price Range: $88 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Swagmans Rest Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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