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Perth, Western Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My three children and I stayed here for one night after a trip to Uluru. The accomodation was basic but generally clean, and reasonable value for money. I found the room to be a little cramped for all of us - all beds (double, single and bunk) were in the same small area as the little kitchenette - but as...

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it was good to read you found our accommodation clean and reasonable value for money and the kids enjoyed our swimming pool. I do agree the family rooms can be cramped which is why we only advertise suitable for 2 adults and 3 children under the age of 12 years. We also only have 5...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is located just a 5 minute stroll to the Hilton and Crowne Plaza. Check-in was friendly and efficient. The room was clean. It had a basic kitchen space with microwave and cooktop. The free wi fi worked well. We parked directly next to our front door which made it easy to bring in suitcases etc. My only quibbles would...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Close enough to town to make getting around easy but far enough away to get some peace and quiet. Comfortable villas and an awesome pool area made our stay enjoyable. Not being able to come back to a air conditioned room (AC operates with room key only) was slightly annoying however bearable. The housekeeping staff were very friendly and quick...

1Thank Jessie R
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in late March when the temperatures were around 39o-40o every day. Unfortunately, our door key had to be put in a slot to activate the air con - hence, we came home to a hot house every day!! The pool isn't as big as the photos would have you believe but it is "family friendly" and clean....and...

1Thank Janene W
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here on the return to Alice. It's a cheaper alternative to the neighbouring Hilton and Crowne Plaza hotels. Clean, basic chalets with free wifi and a basic kitchen. Quiet and pleasant accommodation.

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Hello Ian, and thank you for your review. It was nice to read you found us clean and quiet with a pleasant stay. Regards

Tennant Creek
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Bedding all in same room otherwise good stay. Clean comfortable and great pool for kids. Not great for long stays for families due to space. Small kitchenette handy for making breakfast or other meals.

1Thank rebeccag256
Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and good to read you found us comfortable and a great pool. Regards

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Pleasant staff. Clean accommodation. Some of the crockery/glassware had not been washed very well by previous occupant. Hairdryers could be borrowed with 25 dollar deposit but none available when I asked. Close to Botanic garden which is well worth a visit.

1Thank alis0n60
Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. I are glad you found the accommodation clean and the staff pleasant as we know this is important. I are sorry about the dishes not being cleaned and have brought to housekeeping attention. Also I are looking into why their were no hairdryers available as we do have several on site so this...

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Don't expect luxury (if you want luxury, the choice is limited anyway in Alice). This is a good choice for people who want to spend one night in Alice before or after visiting the Red Centre of Australia. Extremely helpful staff. Note however that the Desert Palm is not in the centre of Alice (about 15 minutes walk) but that...

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and especially finding our staff extremely helpful. That is so important to us and our guests. Yes I agree the Asian Restaurant and the Double Hilton Hotel is very good and well worth a visit especially since it is only 100 metres. Regards

Broadbeach, Australia
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We had a very warm welcome and all staff we encountered were pleasant. The room was fine and had recently had some refurbishment. The bed was comfy but when the temperature outside is 40º it's not very pleasant having to walk into a hot box and use your key to activate air conditioning. Having been in this industry for over...

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Dear Linda, thank you for your review. I do appreciate your comments in regards to the swimming pool. We have been basically booked out over the last couple of weeks with the Imparja Cricket teams who spent a lot of time in the swimming pool. With the swimming pool being heavily used and the extreme hot humid temperatures we have...

Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

"Resort" is a real stretch. This is caravan park-style accommodation. We booked a week & wished we hadn't. The "Villa" rooms (another stretch) are very basic. Approx 35sq metres with a queen & single (on casters). Daily service of rooms is just a change of sheets & towels. The floors are not cleaned. The owners provide the bare minimum -...

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Angie R, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs, responded to this review

Dear Chez-Maree, thank you for your review. I was sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us. If we had realised you were so unhappy with the property and had you had brought it to the managers attention we would have been happy to refund you so you could have gone to Lassetters. We also do not...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An oasis in the outback, the Desert Palms is a 3.5 star outback property offering individual studio villa accommodation, set around a crystal clear free-form pool with island, waterfall and surrounded by tropical gardens. All villas are air-conditioned and include bougainvillea-covered verandahs, private en suites and kitchenette facilities. The hotel offers outstanding value for the visitor wanting comfort at an affordable price. We're located in the main accommodation centre of Alice Springs on the banks of the Todd River, close to town, Lasseters Casino - Alice Springs entertainment hot spot, the Convention Centre and the Alice Springs Golf Club is our backyard. Some of the best restaurants in Alice Springs are within meters of the Desert Palms. These include the Golf Course Club House, Hanumans (Indian/Thai) and Balloons Bistro at the Double Tree by Hilton and four restaurants at Lasseters Casino including the Juicy Rump. We offer a small kiosk/shop on-site where food items and liquor can be purchased, a guest laundry, BBQ area, secure gated off street parking directly outside each villa and FREE Wifi. Desert Palms offers a calm, peaceful environment, which creates a sense of relief for the weary traveller. After a hectic day of travelling by road or air take pleasure in watching the world go by on the privacy of your own private balcony surrounded by palm trees while watching the spectacular sunsets over the MacDonald Ranges. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Desert Palms Alice Springs

Address: 74 Barrett Dr, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
Price Range: $121 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Desert Palms Alice Springs 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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“Ask for cabins away from the entrance and pool area - much quieter”
amgood2015, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms closer to pool area favourable”
H0lidayReview128, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Just ask the staff based on your situation, as to what you would like!”
Gavin2222, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“October, 2016 mornings were bright and early. Alice Springs get chilly at night.”
  • The view from ANZAC Lookout. Desert Palms is just out of scope on the top-left corner.
mareshahb2016, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“its all cabin accommodation so you are very private”
jansalm, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
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