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“Quite A Nice Place To Stay”
Review of Barkly Homestead

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Barkly Homestead
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Quite A Nice Place To Stay”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

We stopped off in a powered site overnight on our way back to Qld after deciding not to stop at Three Ways and were pleasantly surprised. It is a lovely spot, all drive through sites, which made for an easy exit in the morning, clean amenities and pleasant surrounds. I also had great Telstra internet & mobile coverage. Better than some of the cities we have been in. We also enjoyed a delicious meal and drinks in the restaurant. The staff were friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this stay to anyone travelling along the Barkly Highway.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Thank you for reviewing our property. We are very happy you enjoyed staying here. We are lucky to have a Telstra tower on the premises so the signal is excellent, however this stops approximately 10km either side of us. We hope to see you again.
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Daintree
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2013

What an oasis on the road from Tennant Creek to Mt Isa.
We booked both a cabin and tent-site and were very happy with the accommodation and facilities. All is clean and well maintained with lovely gardens. Plenty of shade and a great swimming pool.
The shop, bar and restaurant were well managed and provided a good variety of wares.
All in all, a great stop.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a pleasing review. We hope to see you again.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Decided to stay at the Barkly Homestead after reviewing the unversally poor reviews of the motels in Tennant Creek. Great decision!! The motel rooms were spacious, comfortable and CLEAN!!. The bar and restaurant were very pleasant while the grilled Barra was very good. Overall a really good experience and we would have no hesitation in recommending the Barkly Homestead as a place to stay in the outback for all travellers.

Greg & Jan, Sydney

Room Tip: Motel rooms were very clean and spacious and just a short walk to the restaurant
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Hi Greg and Jan. Thank you for that kind review. I am very glad you found the motel rooms comfortable and that you enjoyed our bar and grill. We hope you choose to stay with us again if you are ever back up this way. Thanks again, Andrew
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Valla Beach, Australia
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Overnight stop over after making decision to push on from 3 Ways/Tennant Creek (from Darwin way). It was worth going the extra kilometres. Clean and tidy motel rooms. Pleasant counter meal and restaurant. We were travelling on to Mt Isa, and refuelled here - fuel prices consistent with remote location, expect to pay a few cents more.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We are happy you found the motel rooms to be clean and tidy and that you enjoyed the bar and grill. Fuel prices are higher here but we appreciate that you noted that the price is consistent with outback fuel pricing. We hope you stay with us again soon.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

travelling with friends and our vans in tow, we really enjoyed this little oasis after travelling in the heat and the zillion of flies. The pool was fantastic and clean, however the womans amentities at the time we visited were not up to standard. The grounds, the shaded powered sites were a welcome relief from the unseasonally warm weather we were experiencing at the time of our travels. An excellent stop over for a night or two. However, not much in the shop to stock up on supplies.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Thank you for reviewing our property and it is pleasing to hear you enjoyed your stay. I am unsure as to what was not up to standard in the womans amenities at the time you stayed, however had we known something was not right I can guarantee the problem would have been resolved. At one time we did stock groceries, however we found that the majority of customers prefered to stock up on groceries in the towns where the prices are much cheaper. We do stock all the typical roadhouse items and the bar and grill is open all day, everyday for anyone wanting meals. We hope you choose to stay with us again.
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Yungaburra, Australia
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2013

This place is awesome. It was our saviour heading while heading to Alice Springs. Our motorhome was getting low on fuel and I wasn't even aware of the Barkly.... we saw a breif sign.... looking looking.. it was getting on dark too.... DO NOT drive on dusk or at dark in the NT....then voila!! We got a powered sight for the night. The homestead was very inviting. Warm welcome, great food, lovely bar area.It had just finished some renovations so the out door area was great. Big leafy trees. The sunset are magical. We woke up to a lovely grassy area that the kids ran around on and had breaky whilst watching all the wildlife. I went for a walk up the airstrip. The showers are clean with good pressure. I cannot put my finger on what exactly what makes me like this place so much... I just do and right now I would love to be there having a beer watching the sun go down. It is a great site as the sunsets and the big trucks pull in. IT is a very clean place and a welcome break along the long haul of the Barkly hwy. Oh and some of the locals said we wouldn't see any roos out there because there is no surface water...... I saw a few and they were huge.... so they are there. GREAT PLACE!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
We are very happy you like the Barkly so much. We put a lot of work into making this a nice place to stay it is very pleasing to hear you enjoy it here so much. We hope to see you again.
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Yeppoon, Australia
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Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Everything was amazing. The motel room is of a high standard, better than a lot of city ones. The facilities were very clean and well set up it caters for all tastes, the food is of a good quality and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Will definitely have it on our list of places to stay. :0)

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Andrew M, Manager at Barkly Homestead, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Thank you for that fantastic review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that you will be staying agin. We look forward to seeing you next time.
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Property: Barkly Homestead
Address: Corner of Barkly & Tablelands Highways | Barkly Tablelands, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory 0862, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Tennant Creek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Tennant Creek
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Barkly Homestead is situated 220km east of Tennant Creek on the Barkly Highway. The Homestead offers a variety of services including fuel, excellent accomodation and fantastic bar and grill. It is a welcome stopover on the long journey across the Barkly Highway. A true oasis in the desert. ... more   less 

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