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Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
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“Fairly ok”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

A comfortable hotel with all amenities.
Not a lot of choice of hotels here but this is ok.
Fairly basic rooms but good restaurants and near the visitor centre.
Also near to the main attraction.
Still happy to recommend as really could not fault too much.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Paul_Flett, General Manager at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear Rachel l

Thank you for your feedback in regards to your stay at Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn. Nice to see you enjoyed your stay and the restaurant in particular. The hotel is, as you point out, nice and centrally located for the attractions of Ubirr, Nourlangie and Yellow Water so I hope you managed to see all three places during your time here?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

While the hotel may be shaped like a Croc, it is not a crock.
After a day exploring Gagudju there is nothing better than spending a night in the super comfortable beds and well laid out rooms.
The only thing better than the rooms is the food in the restaurant.
Staff on the desk were very accommodating, providing a late check out, so that I could enjoy a morning swim in the pool without rushing.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Paul_Flett, General Manager at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear GWintle

Thank you for your feedback in regards to your stay at the Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn. Delightful to read you enjoyed your time with us and had a wonderful experience at the hotel. What did you see and do in the park while you where up here? I hope you managed to visit Nourlangie rock and see the incredible rock art on display.

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Paul Flett
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

The family stayed in Jabiru for 2 nights to explore abit of Kakadu. The hotel was very pleasant, a bit out-dated but it was clean and comfortable. There are not many options to eat in Jabiru and the town centre is a bit of an eyesore. With Jabiru being the main town of Kakadu money should be invested into modernising the town. With the limited options of food we ended up eating at the restaurant at the hotel and the food was great especially for the kids. The restaurant was open all day which means you could go in for a snack or get a drink to take to the pool.

I would definitely recommend it, and i highly recommend going to Ubir at sunset to get a 360 degree view of the sunset.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Paul_Flett, General Manager at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear BeautyandBeast6277

Thank you for your feedback in regards to your stay at the Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn. It was pleasing to read that you enjoyed your stay and I hope you took full advantage of the Holiday Inn "Kids' eat Free" option when dining in the restaurant? I agree that Ubirr is stunning at sunset and a must do for everyone coming to the park.

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Paul Flett
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Pleasant hotel, not necessarily well laid out probably due to its crocodile shape! Rooms are ok, with bathrooms looking a bit old, which also applies to the swimming pool and other outdoor areas.
The restaurant is average, and quite pricey for the food you get, but that remains the best we had in Jabiru...
Overall you will get a pleasant and comfortable stay, and the helpful and accommodating staff has probably a lot to do with it.
Good access to Ubirr and Nourlangie areas, 30 mins away from the Yellow Waters area, but a few hours away from Yurmilkmilk/Gunlow and Jim Jim falls.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Paul_Flett, General Manager at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear vainsyl

Thank you for your feedback in regards to your stay at the Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn. Great to see that you explored many areas of the park while you were in Kakadu, especially Ubirr and Yellow Waters. I am in discussions with the owners about the bathrooms and pool area and am hopeful that I will be able to announce some exciting news in the near future.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

One of several stays at the Croc while we were living in Darwin for 6 months. Great place to explore Kakadu from. Well worth the extra money in room rates compared to other options. Staff went the extra mile to make our stay very enjoyable. Thank you.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Paul_Flett, General Manager at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear KandRNZ

Thank you for your feedback in regards to your stay at the Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn. My staff and managers were blown away by the score of five you gave us and it has provided the whole team with the impetus to continue to strive for excellence. I hope you have the opportunity to come and visit us again if you are back up this way in the future.

I am sure you got to see Ubirr at sunset and did at least one Yellow Water cruise during your many visits to the park.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

We loved our four days at Gagudju, which was a great base to explore the park. The hotel has crocodile-inflected decor that somehow works,the mostly young staff were very helpful, as was the ranger at the nearby information centre, and you really do feel like you are somewhere far away from the city, but with enough comfort at hand. Can really recommend being there in the wet season - less tourists, and stunning views and walks. We took the sunrise Yellow Waters cruise, visited Ubirr at sunset (twice) and with the assistance of the receptionist booked a one hour scenic flight (just us and the pilot) which, like just about everything else we did, was magical. We did several walks, and finished most days with a swim in the pool, which was nice and cool thanks to the shade cloth. Our spacious room opened out to the pool, lovely garden setting, only drawback was the bathroom lacked ventilation, and the power points behind the beds needed some serious attention where they attached to the walls. Breakfasts were basic and filling, although fresh brewed coffee would have been a plus. We had an à la carte dinner twice in the restaurant and enjoyed it both nights, wine and food were all good, and two nights we made simple salads from food we bought at the local supermarket in our room so we could watch the tennis. Would definitely return if the opportunity arose.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paul_Flett, General Manager at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear MerilynF

Thank you for your feedback in regards to your recent stay at the Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn. WOW you really managed to see and do a lot in the park while you were with us and it is pleasing to read that the hotel was a good "home" base for you while you were here. I agree, the wet season is a great time of year to visit the park with completely flora and fauna from the dry season as well as not being so crowded. This year in particular, it has been a particularly mild wet season with all access to all the good attractions still open.

You must come back in the dry season and visit Jim Jim and Twin falls as well as Gunlom so you can complete the total Kakadu experience.

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Paul Flett
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

The is probably the best accommodation in Jabiru. The hotel is close to the shopping centre and the visitors centre is a pleasant 2 km walk away, although I recommend you do this in the morning. The restaurant food and service was very good. The buffet breakfast had a good rabge of food to select from and the dinner menu and food quality were of a very good standard and the pool is great. The staff are friendly.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Paul_Flett, General Manager at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear SydneyConcordian

Thank you for your feedback in regards to your recent stay at the Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn. I have passed on your comments to the food & beverage team who were very happy to see their efforts being recognised. The location of the hotel is a major asset as you rightly point out with its' convenience to all things in Jabiru and the upper end of the park.

I hope you enjoyed your time in Kakadu and managed to get out to Ubirr at sunset which is conveniently only 30min from the hotel.

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Paul Flett
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Property: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
Address: Gagudju Crocdile Hi 1 Flinders St, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory 0886, Australia (Formerly Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn)
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Kakadu National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kakadu National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From the marble foyer to the air-conditioned guest rooms, Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is a cool retreat in the midst of Kakadu National Park s wilderness. This uniquely shaped hotel, just 2 hours drive from Darwin, is the ideal base to explore Ubirr and Nourlangie rock art galleries and view the towering sandstone escarpment of Arnhem Land. The hotel offers 110 guest rooms making the shape of a crocodile which overlook's a central shaded courtyard and swimming pool. Award winning Escarpment Restaurant offers tastes of Kakadu with both buffet and a la carte options available. Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel also has an Indigenous art gallery showcasing works from the Kakadu and Arnhem region. Guests have access to a 9-hole golf course, Olympic-size pool, and tennis courts at neighbouring Jabiru Township. ... more   less 
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Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Hotel Kakadu National Park
Holiday Inn Gagudju Crocodile
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