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Mooloolaba, Australia
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95 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at the Desert Rose Inn for 10 nights whilst working in Alice. It is budget accommodation. Rooms really do need a freshen up. In my room i had a bad drain smell. It is very central and i could easily walk ever where. Restaurant's, shopping services. Staff were friendly OK if you are on a budget.

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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Check in/out was smooth. Could do with a clock. The ceiling was peeling off. There's laundry and shared kitchen. Close to Hungry Jacks, MacDonald's, KFC and Domino's. Two Streets behind you will find Our Lady of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Uniting Church. Town is just 5-10 minutes you will find Coles, Woolworths and Target is on Todd. Also close... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Very much a budget location, but near the centre of town. Communal facilities are good, with excellent free wi-fi, and helpful staff. Friendly atmosphere and good value car rental right next door. Nice place to "launch from".

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1 Thank Grdncnbr
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Booked a twin room and it was clean, with a fridge, sink, shower and tv. There's a communal kitchen with all the necessary facilities. The owner Bryan is lovely, and I had a great stay there. Highly recommended if you're looking for short-term affordable accommodation!

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Thank mgmgmgmg2015
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Accommodation was cheap, the room was good except the tv was so small, the person running it could have been alot friendlier and welcoming. Did not get any sleep as you could hear doors constantly closing loudly all night and echoed throughout the corridor, the pillows were so thick and uncomfy. And to top it off someone kicked or punched... More 

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Clare Valley Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Affordable, clean and location excellent. Equipped kitchen and lounge (communal) allowed us to cook meals. Laundry on site. Staff are extremely helpful. Building has a 70's feel so don't expect the ritz. We enjoyed our stay here in Alice Springs and meeting others, which does not happen in all motels.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Great budget family accommodation, very centrally located. Great kitchen facilities, has a laundry also. Relax in the air conditioned lounge/dining room, which adjoins the kitchen. Shopping centres are an easy stroll away

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Thank robynGa1
Darwin, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Our stay was most enjoyable. Rooms although a little tired were clean and comfortable. Communal kitchen certainly made for a cheaper family holiday. Staff were helpful and it's only a short walk to everything in town. The kids made use of the pool, pool table and free WiFi.

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Thank Concha5570
Alice Springs, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2015

I had the pleasure of staying here on numerous occasions due to work commitments over the past 9 years. I have found that the Desert Rose Inn is the best value for money in Alice accommodation is always neat and clean and the managers and staff friendly and helpful not to mention I can walk anywhere in town in 5... More 

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Rochford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

30 minutes was all it took for my wife and I to leave this place it was unloved, unclean, unlit, unsafe and over sold. We booked through STA travel and applied for an up grade. The room we were offered was 3 bedded and by the unclean pool. The reception staff were useless, the curtains hanging on the floor. The... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about The Desert Rose Inn

Address: 15 Railway Tce, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
Price Range: $71 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Desert Rose Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Upstairs is best.”
 of 5 bubbles Grdncnbr, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“maybe rooms near reception are better but ones around the court yard are old”
 of 5 bubbles stelladd2015, 2 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ask for room away from the pool. But, generally the area is very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles JoanieG59, 14 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Get a private double on the ground floor at the back away from the main hostel section of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 616andrewe, 11 Mar 2015 | Read review
“You can not beat a room near the pool”
 of 5 bubbles leog73, 28 Dec 2014 | Read review
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