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“Close to the Western Plains Zoo”

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Discovery Parks - Dubbo
Ranked #3 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Dubbo
Brisbane
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46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Close to the Western Plains Zoo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2011

We stayed here two nights, so we could go to the zoo. We stayed in a powered site, and although it wasn't NSW school holidays, the park was busy and we got one of the last sites, without pre-booking.
We decided we would rather leave the motorhome in the park, rather than pack up and drive it around the zoo, and the staff helpfully told us we could walk along a path behind the park to get there.
It was about 2.5km altogether along a pleasant path/cycleway. (We hired a buggy at the zoo). The facilities were busy, but clean and well appointed.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Thank JazzAlert
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MOMAustralia, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Parks - Dubbo, responded to this review, October 19, 2011
Thank you for this feedback and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2011

Ok park, on small side but CRAZY EXPENSIVE. Will not return in future for price gouging. They over charge for everything. Even had a BBQ on Fri night. $20 each for everyone including 4 year olds...who may eat one sausage in bread!!! Spent 1/4 price elsewhere. Beware! They even expect you to clean cabins at over $300 a night.

  • Stayed September 2011
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MOMAustralia, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Parks - Dubbo, responded to this review, October 23, 2011
We regret that you felt our prices were too high for the range of accommodation and facilities that we offer and and we certainly take comments such as this into consideration when reviewing our rates. Thank you for this feedback which helps us to ensure that we continue to improve all aspects of the holiday experience including value for money.
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2011

If you are a Big4 member or not, this is the place to stay if you are looking for a place to stay short or longer term. We use it as a 2 or 3 day stop over when we are heading into or comming back from central QLD. Freiendly efficient, clean, what more do you want.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tony B
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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2011

Two bedroom cabins clean and tidy. Main bedroom with Queen (and room for travel cot), second bedroom with two sets of bunk beds. Good kitchen facilities, good sized bathroom and separate toilet. Jumping pillow and pool for kids. Kids loved scooting around the park and riding their bikes, meeting other kids. Great location, close to zoo, short drive back into the main part of Dubbo. Close to main road but didn't notice traffic noise. Great stay for family.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2011

on checking in the staff where brilliant, helpful excellant. the site was well maintained & our ensuite facilities where nice & clean. water was hot....heater worked well.
on checking out we encountered the staff member from hell. witnissed her being really rude to someone trying to check in. very rude to us as well. not sure wether she needs more training or a holiday but not a good representative of the park or the other staff.
would certainly go here again though as the facility was awesome

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank 3605davids
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MOMAustralia, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Parks - Dubbo, responded to this review, September 15, 2011
Oh, dear...thank you for this feeback which we will look into immediately. We look forward to your next stay
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Bendigo, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

Only stayed 1 night but was very basic for the price. Paid close to $150 for 4 ppl for bunk bed accomodation and 1 queen bed. Needed updating. Stayed in a pretty much brand new cabin in west wyalong the night before which was a lot more modern and cleaner and cheaper

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2011

The park is good for kids, close to everything. I was quoted a price and had to pay 1 nights charge as a deposit and when we arrived we were told that the price had just gone up and would now be $65 per night more which was really disappointing that we were not notified earlier.

  • Stayed July 2011
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1 Thank Becr76
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MOMAustralia, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Parks - Dubbo, responded to this review, July 18, 2011
Thank you for your review Becr76. We have investigated the issue with your tariff and the Property Manager will contact you personally to discuss. We apologise for the inconvenience and look forward to your next visit.
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Property: Discovery Parks - Dubbo
Address: 154 Whylandra Street, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia (Formerly BIG4 Dubbo Parklands)
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Dubbo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Dubbo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Discovery Parks - Dubbo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discovery Parks - Dubbo covers every reason why people travel for leisure. Looking for some awesome sights to see? Check out Taronga Western Plains Zoo, which plays host to a wide variety of animals or see the Old Dubbo Gaol for a fascinating look at the past. Prefer to relax? Enjoy Discovery Parks - Dubbo's WiFi and heated outdoor swimming pool, while your kids play on the kangaroo jumper and playground. Turn your boring school camp or corporate retreat into something more exciting by using Discovery Parks - Dubbo. We have experience in hosting school trips, work functions and sporting competitions. Are you ready to discover one of New South Wales' best-kept secrets? Whatever your reason for coming to Dubbo, Discovery Parks - Dubbo has you covered! ... more   less 
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