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Desert Palms Alice Springs

74 Barrett Dr, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 14 hotels in Alice Springs
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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Convenience store
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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Denodownunder wrote a review 5 Apr
Australia81 contributions45 helpful votes
We had stayed at Lassiters for three nights which is next door . It was noisy & the room was small. We stayed here on our way back from Uluru for two nights & were much happier, we swam in the pool, did our laundry , sat outside on the verandah. NO complaints at all . Would def recommend & will def return.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Michael M wrote a review Mar 2021
Armstrong Beach, Australia6 contributions2 helpful votes
Spent one night here. Never again. Bad cleaning and housekeeping. Found a used soap in the soap dish in the shower, inclusive hair. The paint is peeling of the floors. The towels were not very fresh smelling. The proximity to the road through the park made it noisy. Cars leaving early wakes people up.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
S W wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Nice and quiet. Pool area is great. Rooms need to be updated and modernised- quiet outdated kitchenette & bathroom - grout missing in the bathroom tiles, Shower head covered in calcium and not able to be moved, sheets were lovely but the bed spread outdated (Bed comfort was average, quite budget). Was quite disappointed in how outdated the Villa interior is - There is so much potential for these Villa's! Love the villa style & vibe making the stay a little more private. Given we live in Alice and are just after a nights R&R every once in a while I'd probly be inclined to spend the extra $50/$60 for a more luxurious night at Double Tree or Lasseters.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Angie Reidy, Owner at Desert Palms Alice Springs
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Thank you for your review. Maybe you were in one of the rooms that had not been renovated as we were doing 10 per week. But last week we finished a major and very expensive upgrade and all the villa's now have brand new kitchenettes. The curtain are also being replaced in the very near future. I will look into the calcium on the shower rose though. As you know being a local this is a major problem in Alice Springs with so much calcium in the water even though we have a massive water soften on site before the water goes to the rooms. Kind regards Angie Owner
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Anita G wrote a review Jan 2021
11 contributions
We always stay in the cabins around the corner from the main entrance (this time was room #118). Peaceful and serene. Great place to unwind and relax. Staff are fantastic and rooms are clean and comfortable and have a lot of room to move. Shower pressure also very good.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: Stay in cabin #118 or close to this number as it is quiet and peaceful
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LeahSydney01 wrote a review Dec 2020
Sydney499 contributions392 helpful votes
We stayed in a quad villa which was fairly small for 4 people but worked nonetheless. The hotel is in a good location and had air conditioning. The pool was nice ( although not quite as nice as in the promotional photos). The villas are a little aged and ours had a bit of a fried food smell in it. We also ran out of shower wash and shampoo on the second day of our stay which was a Sunday when housekeeping does not service the rooms. The tap in the bathroom made very loud plumbing ‘ shrieking’ noises. Having said all that, the place is not expensive and as such is OK value for money. The laundry requires $1 coins (4 per cycle) so stack up on those if you plan to do laundry during your stay.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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USD 58 - USD 95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Desert Palms Alice Springs
Which popular attractions are close to Desert Palms Alice Springs?
Nearby attractions include Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum (1.1 km), Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs (1.2 km), and Olive Pink Botanic Garden (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Desert Palms Alice Springs?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Desert Palms Alice Springs?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Desert Palms Alice Springs?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Desert Palms Alice Springs?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Desert Palms Alice Springs?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hanuman Alice Springs, Bean Tree Cafe, and Simply Korean Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Desert Palms Alice Springs?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Desert Palms Alice Springs?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Desert Palms Alice Springs?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve (4.4 km).
Is Desert Palms Alice Springs accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.