I stayed here for 2 nights Dec 27 and 28 prior to travelling to Darwin on the Ghan train. It was a nice enough hotel but you need transportation to the city. There was the hotel bus that left at 9 am and picked you up again at noon, and did travel in again at 4 pm, which was convenient for catching the train.
My room was ground floor, fairly large, and comfortable. The bathroom had a bath! (always a favourite thing for me). There is a fridge with a well equipped mini bar.
The pool was average, not much shelter.
I felt a bit isolated walking to my unit which was at the farthest end of the hotel.
Unique Quality: This hotel has a casino attached to it. One thing about NT that has not yet come into effect is the NO SMOKING in casinos rule. Everyone smoked in the casino and when you picked up your winnings you got ash on your fingers. It was gross. I spent my time in the non smoking section. It will be nice when they finally ban smoking.
The seafood buffet at on Saturday night was wonderful, the service was great and I really enjoyed it. On Sunday I had dinner at the Juicy Rump and I was able to order anytime. I had wanted to have dinner early and had a nice steak at 4:30 pm.
The front counter staff and security was very good.
Directions: This hotel is out of town a ways. If you come in by plane then the shuttle bus ($12) will take you there. It is on the way from the airport to town.
74 Barrett Dr, PO Box 3196, Alice Springs
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93 Barrett Drive, Alice Springs
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Address: 93 Barrett Drive, Alice Springs, Red Centre, 0870, Australia