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Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here to be near the Yellow Water tours as we planned to take both the morning and evening tours. Rooms were nice with small fridge, water heater for tea or coffee. Brekkie and dinners at the Lodge were good with friendly wait staff. No WiFi and I had no mobile data capability. The latter seemed to be a...

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assistmgr2016, Front Office Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Dear Rich R, Thank you for your lovely review. It sounds like you had a wonderful time with us at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu and enjoyed the close proximity to the amazing yellow water cruises - a must do for anyone visiting the area. Due to our remote location the only phone reception available is with the Telstra network. We are...

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very impressed by the warmth and enthusiasm of the staff when we checked in. The good impression was reinforced by our cabin which was spacious and comfortable. The pool was a welcome area to cool down after the heat of the tropical summer. I cannot comment on the restaurant fro the evening meal as we used the barbecue...

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assistmgr2016, Front Office Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Dear ruthjanet2016, Many thanks for your wonderful review. We are extremely passionate about creating memorable experiences for our guests and interacting with them in a warm, genuine way, so we are delighted to see that this is what you received. You are right! The pool is the best way to unwind after a day exploring the incredible natural and cultural...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our stay here! Gorgeous Stephen behind reception was the best, as well as all the other team members there!! We did the Yellow Water cruise twice. The morning one was def the best, but we did the 11am first and loved it so much that we booked a second time. Great job to our tour guide too!! The...

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assistmgr2016, Front Office Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Dear Sabre S, Ah yes - we remember you folks well...and it was our absolute pleasure to have accommodated you accordingly and have you let us showcase our little (20,000 sq km) piece of paradise. Work has already begun on the refurbishment of the lodge rooms and this is expected to be completed through the coming 2017-2018 season, including the...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the caravan park ,bit ordinary we were in the wet season so not the best place to stay,grass not cut insects are prepared to eat you alive but still interesting after so much rain,most things are closed including just about every road and all waterfalls in the area. Very clean facilities toilets and shower blocks,restaurants great and...

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assistmgr2016, Front Office Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Dear Anthony B, We often say that the grass grows straight away behind the mower in the wet season. With the ground being sodden for much of these months it is true we lessen the scope of works for grounds maintenance and operate with a skeleton crew. Thank you for your kind words regarding the cleanliness of our amenities -...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I recently stayed in a cabin with my husband and son for one night. The room was clean, spacious and cool (important as it was very hot!). It was also very convenient to be able to get on the river cruise at the end of the path. The staff were all friendly and the breakfast was good. It was handy...

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assistmgr2016, Front Office Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Dear Summerhols101, Guests love our rooms and "staff friendliness" is always a standout feature. It's really important to us to find the Human Connection with our guests. The Cooinda Lodge pizzas normally receive rave reviews so Chef will be interested to read this commentary and we'll certainly table this for discussion at the next department meeting. It's that time of...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Cooinda hotel is located in excellent location for the Yellow Water Cruise but it's very run down and mouldy. I stayed in a cabin and it was dark and smelt of mould and mildew but choices in the area are limited so there was not much I could do. The restaurant meals were below average. I had a chicken...

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assistmgr2016, Front Office Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Dear Jane W, You & your fellow travellers will be pleased to learn that Management have begun discussions with the Owners regarding the development of the Cooinda Lodge Kakadu over the next couple of seasons. Refurbishment has already begun on several of our lodge rooms (Pandanus rooms) and this will continue through the coming months. Food offerings are normally a...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stayed in a recently refurbished lodge room which was very clean, modern and spacious. The pricing is very reasonable. Great access to all the attractions of Kakadu NP including Yellow Water cruises, Kakadu Air scenic flights and numerous hikes within the national park. Staff are very friendly and helpful, always accommodating. Highly recommended!

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assistmgr2016, Front Office Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Dear keewest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of our Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, managed by Accor. For all your fellow travellers reading your feedback, the refurbished room you stayed in will be the standard soon as all the lodge rooms undergo development through this coming season. "Staff friendliness and helpfulness" is a huge part of our...

Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

11 of my family ventured to Kakadu from 24 Dec - 28 Dec - from ages 4 - 75 years. Cooinda Lodge was great - I had no expectations. The staff were great, especially Jake who works in the restaurant. He had an excellent attitude and we almost could call him a friend after just 4 days. Even on his...

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assistmgr2016, Front Office Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Dear Bronwyn P, Thank you for posting your review on our Cooinda Lodge Kakadu. We absolutely loved having your brood at our property. Jake is on some well-earned leave currently but will be back in a couple of days should you wish to visit again soon! Agreed - his energy is infectious and refreshing. Don't worry, he's not going anywhere...

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The lodge is a lovely place for everyone to stay with 2 pleasant swimming pools and access to the Yellow Water Cruises and the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre. There are a variety of types of accommodation available and a small store. There also is a restaurant which serves good food and a bar and bistro by the larger, nicely landscaped...

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assistmgr2016, Front Office Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Dear catho2, Thank you for your kind words whilst reviewing our Cooinda Lodge Kakadu. I will certainly pass these on to Chef Alex (and his team) and Grounds Manager Toni (and her team). Indeed, Cooinda is the ideal "hub" from which to experience all the wonders of Kakadu National Park and we pride ourselves on the wonderful product we are...

Jandowae, Australia
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Cooinda as a last minute idea before we left Darwin after Christmas. We rang the resort to enquire about price and tour and were looked after very well from then on. Even though it was the middle of the wet season, the Yellow River tours were still running and as there is more water in the lagoon, the...

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assistmgr2016, Front Office Manager at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, responded to this review

Dear Genevieve B, Thank you so much for this wonderful review of our Cooinda Lodge Kakadu. The Yellow Water cruises are still a major highlight for the region and the guys that take the guests out are some of most passionate, knowledgeable individuals we had the pleasure of "having on board". The Pandanus rooms will be the standard as refurbishments...

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surrounded by Kakadu National Park at the gateway to the world famous Yellow Water Billabong, relax and re-energise in the air-conditioned comfort of your room. The indigenous owned Cooinda Lodge Kakadu offers easy access to Yellow Water Cruises, Warradjan Cultural Centre, Jim Jim Falls, Twin Falls, Nourlangie, bushwalks and boat entry and exit points for an exciting day of fishing. From our private airstrip take a charter plane for a spectacular birds eye view of Kakadu National Park. After a day of adventure or relaxing by our resort style pools, enjoy alfresco dining and drinks at Barra Bistro Bar or retire to your private patio for a spectacular sunset and natural beauty of the surrounding area. Cooinda Lodge Kakadu has 48 Lodge Rooms, 100 powered and 200 unpowered camping sites. The property has a lagoon pool, picnic and bbq areas, general store, fuel station, tours desk, alfresco bistro and bar, enclosed restaurant,kids playground. All of Kakadu's tours can be booked at the central hub of Cooinda including the award winning Yellow Water Cruises - 2011 & 2009 NT Brolga Award Winner - Major Tourist Attraction, Kakadu Tourism Advenure Tours, Kakadu Air scenic flights, Yellow Water Fishing Tours and much more. Cooinda Lodge Kakadu is indigenous owned business including Yellow Water wetland cruises, Kakadu Tourism Adventure Tours, cultural experiences and accommodation including Cooinda Lodge Kakadu and Cooinda Campground and Caravan Park. We have the largest collection of facilities catering to tourism in Kakadu and are focused on positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Kakadu Tourism is owned by the local Traditional Owners in partnership with Indigenous Business Australia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cooinda Lodge Kakadu

Address: Kakadu Highway, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory 0886, Australia (Formerly Gagudju Lodge Cooinda)
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Kakadu National Park
Price Range: $137 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cooinda Lodge Kakadu 3.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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