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P18 Knuckey Ave, 12 Harvey Street Corner Babbage St, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 870 Australia
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#15 of 29 in Alice Springs
Luxury self-catering apartments in the heart of Alice Springs, Central Australia.
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Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
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Natasha Lavai Artist wrote a review Sept 2018
Alice Springs, Australia30 contributions9 helpful votes
After a harrowing few months of being displaced due to an unfortunate flooding incident and having to stay at some questionable expensive accommodation, this place was an oasis in every sense of the word. The only apartment available for an extended period of time was the one bedroom "Bure" apartment and if I had my pick again of all four, this is the one I would choose. Accommodated all of our needs and more. From the Foxtel, dvd player to the laundry facilities and welcome wine and cheese (the good stuff too), I could not have been more thrilled after what we have been through. Once behind the secure gates, you almost feel like you are in an exotic location anywhere else in the world. The hosts were so friendly and helpful and really have thought of everything (they are lucky they they didn't find me chained to the gazebo on check out day). The structure itself is a little worn for example the gazebo from a safety point of view but aesthetically it didn't matter and all added to the charm. I cannot say enough about this inspiring place, has to be experienced to be believed and I hope I have a reason to stay again one day.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from VatuSanctuary, Manager at Vatu Sanctuary
Responded 2 Oct 2018
Hi DesertDreamer74 Thank you for that lovely review. We are glad we could accommodate you, and we really do strive to make our guests comfortable and secure. Remember, when you book again for yourself or family and friends, as returning guests, we will be sure to look after you all as our returning guests. We have taken note of the gazebo, which is scheduled for some updating. Hope all went well with renovations to your home. Our warmest regards to you both, Colin
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Kaysou wrote a review July 2018
Myrtleford, Australia31 contributions10 helpful votes
We were upgraded to the Pond House, and it was the most delightful experience. Colin greeted us warmly, and we were supplied with a bottle of excellent wine, cheese, crackers, dips etc. The whole house is extremely well equipped, from the laundry to the garden, and the heating was superpowerful. There’s also the small luxury of olive oil, balsamic, coffee etc. The outdoor areas are lovely, though it was a bit cold to spend much time there. The highlight of course was being surrounded by artwork! We actually chose to eat in for the pleasure of the surroundings. Vatu Sanctuary is a destination in itself!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled
Response from VatuSanctuary, Manager at Vatu Sanctuary
Responded 17 July 2018
Thank you Kaysou for your kind review. We are delighted you had a great experience and enjoyed your stay at "our destination - Vatu Sanctuary". We love our artwork (all of them are kindly supplied by Gallery Gondwana), and to be able to share our passion with our guests, is a bonus. Thank you again and we loved to welcome you back. Warm regards Colin
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debreid1 wrote a review Dec 2017
Narellan, Australia23 contributions1 helpful vote
What a jewel in the Alice. If you are looking for a something different to your normal hotel room then this is it. Colin greeted us on arrival showed us into our apartment then took us on a tour of the other accommodation available here. Waiting for us on arrival was also a welcome basket with wine, different cheese, biscuits, fruit and chocolate. Also we received a nice surprise on our return from a tour another bottle of red wine and chocolates with a note wishing us a happy new year.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled
Response from VatuSanctuary, Manager at Vatu Sanctuary
Responded 23 Jan 2018
Hi debreid1 It was a pleasure having you both stay. We hope you got to see and enjoyed some of the amazing attractions and scenery. Being here over New Year, we loved to surprise, so we are glad you enjoyed the handmade Nina's Chocolate and red wine... all the very best to you, your family and friends, kind regards from us at Vatu Sanctuary - Colin and Ros
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Jane E wrote a review Sept 2017
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This place is a sumptuous feast of beauty, art, comfort, style and privacy. Yet...walking distance to town. Beautiful hamper on arrival with wine, coffee, cheese , fruit, milk etc. Self-contained comfort- views to the pool, ponds, roses, paintings, books.... I just couldn't stay anywhere else in Alice without feeling cheated after staying here.
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Date of stay: September 2017
Trip type: Travelled
Response from VatuSanctuary, Manager at Vatu Sanctuary
Responded 23 Sept 2017
Hi Jane We are glad you enjoy staying with us at Vatu Sanctuary. Wow, time does fly as it has been a couple of weeks now, as it seems you were only with us the other day. We can say with real fondness that we look forward to welcoming you back next year, maybe for a bit longer. We are glad you enjoyed the Desert Mob Festival, maybe next time you can also include the Parrtijima Festival of Light... our warmest regards Colin
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Chris F wrote a review Dec 2016
Surbiton, United Kingdom731 contributions368 helpful votes
What an interesting place to stay! Very indie! Individually designed suites with a communal pool and barbecue areas. Interesting art all around. Every facility for informal living in a quiet residential area - ideal for getting away from it all and yet within a short drive of Alice and all it's interesting attractions. You need a car though. Full of character and a bit different.
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Date of stay: December 2016
Response from VatuSanctuary, Manager at Vatu Sanctuary
Responded 15 Jan 2017
Thank you Chris for your comment. We do try to be individual, especially for those looking for something different to a hotel room. Our aim is to provide those little extras including growing information on our website of attractions and things to do. We always listen to feedback and have many returning guests. We certainly would love to welcome you back. Kind regards Colin
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USD 194 - USD 529 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vatu Sanctuary
Which popular attractions are close to Vatu Sanctuary?
Nearby attractions include Yubu Napa Art Gallery (2.3 km), The Larapinta Trail (1.8 km), and Alice Springs School of the Air Experience (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Vatu Sanctuary?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Vatu Sanctuary?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Vatu Sanctuary?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Vatu Sanctuary?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vatu Sanctuary?
Conveniently located restaurants include Page 27 Cafe, Loco Burrito, and Simply Korean Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vatu Sanctuary?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Vatu Sanctuary?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve (0.9 km).