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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were friendly and glad to see us. Our motel room was basic, but clean. Try and book for dinner when you book your room, otherwise you may have to wait until 8.30pm for a reservation for the best food of your life. The pool was clean and refreshing. This is more of a lodge than a “resort”. Given...

Thank Wolin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an original plan to stay for two nights and move on. We booked an extra two nights and did day trips to all of the gorges and tourist st spots from here. The grounds are clean and the amenities are kept clean, everything is comfortable for a desert holiday. We had a camper trailer and found our spot...

Thank JPWilso
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi . . . we came to Glen Helen Homestay to get Petrol and to eat somethink. The food was deliciuos and staff there is really friendly, helpfull and cool 😆! We didn’t expevt! But the most asome thing was the helicopter flight!!! It blow up my mind 😉!!! Justin the Pilot he took us with the helicopter to Glen...

Thank AxelinAustralia
outback_oasis, Manager at Glen Helen Homestead Lodge, responded to this review

Dear AxelinAustralia How delightful to hear of your great experience while staying at Glen Helen Homestead Lodge! The Heli flights offered at Glen Helen are great value and even on the shortest flight you see so much! And while staying you have the chance to enjoy our great food and hospitality too! Kind regards Shelagh O'Brien

Reviewed 14 March 2017

We stayed two nights in this hotel. The first look is the wrong one, the personnel, the restaurant are especially good and most of the rooms are ok. You may swin in the lake down to the hotel or have other experiences like red or colorful gorges and so forth however swimming in the lake with an inflated tire is...

Thank 864alainj
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Clean Room; Fantastic view for Breakfast; Barb was so hospitable and Roger ( from England) could not be more helpful. Really enjoyable one night stay and could haved stayed another. Thanks for a positively memorable stay!

Thank Denis O
South East England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were camping as part of the Wayoutback 5 day 'safari' and Glen Helen was home for 2 nights. This place is on one level austere/very basic, on another - characterful and welcoming. Everything about the infrastructure says - update me, replace me, do away with me... But the welcome is fantastic from all the staff and the facilities -...

2Thank nauj63
Alice Springs, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Really just wanted to stay overnight as I wanted to explore the surrounding area and wasn't really expecting too much. The view around the homestead is very delightful and pleasant, especially as it had been raining a bit and the river was in flow. It was very nice to sit and relax with a cold refreshment and take it all...

Thank Gavin2222
Nuth, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

You're in the middle of nowhere so we didn't set our standards high to begin with. Nice room, sufficient, but the bathroom was old scruffy and could really use a remodeling. Diner was fine, sadly there was no airco in the dining room so we couldnt wait to finish and get out of there. Due to the floods the road...

Thank susanH5636GD
Warrington, UK
Reviewed 12 January 2017

First the positives. A warm welcome, very friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful location. Really the only place to stay if you're driving from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon. Restaurant meal apparently really good (see below), looked nice, great service and very good wine list. Air con in room worked well. But...the room was, at best, manky. In need of a...

Thank Warrington_UKVicky
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Stayed just for the night. Had a a nice cool beer on the terrace (the view is out of this world) and had great meal at the restaurant (can recommend the kangaroo, yummie). The room on the other hand. Ouch. You pay a fair amount of money for a room that is very outdated (dirty carpets, dirty walls, and well,...

Thank CarolienRozema

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Glen Helen Homestead Lodge, previously known as Glen Helen Resort is a Lodge style property with simple, compact and comfortable rooms, great scenic location with old fashioned welcome and outback atmosphere.We are renowned for great personal service, great dining in our Award Winning Restaurant and great live entertainment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Glen Helen Homestead Lodge

Address: 1 Namatjira Drive | West MacDonnell Ranges Via Alice Springs, West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory 0872, Australia (Formerly Glen Helen Resort)
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > West MacDonnell National Park
Price Range: $69 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Glen Helen Homestead Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Paying for the experience of the outback and not a 5 star resort. Small rooms however you're only in them to sleep. Food was excellent.”
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“all about the same, ones facing the ranges give a better view”
oldie_9, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own tent or caravan :-/”
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x57, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“No worries all pretty much the same”
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