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12 Davidson St, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory 0860 Australia
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#1 of 3 in Tennant Creek
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See why so many travellers make Safari Lodge Motel their small hotel of choice when visiting Tennant Creek. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator, and you can stay connected during your stay as Safari Lodge Motel offers guests free wifi.

The small hotel features room service. Plus, Safari Lodge Motel offers breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Close to some of Tennant Creek's most popular landmarks, such as Kelly's Ranch (1.3 mi) and Tennant Creek Telegraph Station (2.7 mi), Safari Lodge Motel is a great destination for tourists.

If you’re looking to experience local food favourites like ribs, consider a visit to Sporties Steak & Grill, which is not far from Safari Lodge Motel.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre (0.3 mi) or Battery Hill Mining Centre (1.0 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Safari Lodge Motel as you experience all of the things Tennant Creek has to offer.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Matt L wrote a review Apr 2022
Woonona, Australia360 contributions162 helpful votes
We stayed at the Safari Lodge for one night recently in a freshly renovated family room. The room featured a fridge, huge TV, a nice ensuite, and air conditioning that worked really well. The room was quiet, had blockout blinds and was spotlessly clean. Parking was just outside the room and there was contactless checkin and checkout- our only problem was the friendly staff forgot to leave our key in our room, and didn’t return our call to the check in number, only answering when we called again 30 minutes later. The car park and rooms are secured behind electric gates, which unfortunately are necessary in Tennant Creek. Tennant Creek presents itself as a pretty scary/unsafe town. The Safari Lodge was a welcome oasis in the town. There is no restaurant at the Safari Lodge. For travellers to Tennant Creek, be aware of the very small number of restaurants in town with the capability to dine in, and the very strict alcohol sales requirements placed by the government on bottle shops - eg you can only buy wine OR beer from a bottle shop in one day, not both, and there are strict limits on quantities. Be aware of this before going drinks shopping in Tennant Creek. We ended up getting take away food from Rocky’s pizza shop, and sharing a bottle of wine. We would choose the Safari Lodge as our first choice if ever in Tennant Creek again, however it is quite expensive for a family room in such a remote location ($205) and the wi-fi wasn’t working, which was apologised for through a sign at the contactless check in.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Be aware of limited number of restaurants in Tennant Creek, and alcohol restrictions
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Leanne C wrote a review Apr 2022
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If the internet was easier to connect we would have rated it higher. Communication is not the best. No response to telephone messages. Rooms lovely and clean. Definitely Tennant Creeks finest accommodation compared to others on offer. Recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
44patrice wrote a review Apr 2022
Sunshine Coast, Australia118 contributions71 helpful votes
What an unexpected find! The deluxe room was modern, excellently appointed, the layout was great , all the furnishings were exceptional & the crockery was a great surprise!!! We cannot speak more highly of Safari Lodge Motel. Our best Motel room so far in our travels! Oh yes, the bed was super comfortable!! Don’t look anywhere else… just book it!!! Thank you Leah!!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Take your own dinner as there is not too many places to eat. There is a Conventional & Micro...
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Alecia S wrote a review Apr 2022
Canberra, Australia35 contributions29 helpful votes
Everything about staying here was so easy and comfortable. The rooms are fantastic and modern with small touches like Milo and plates was really appreciated. You could park your car at the front of your room and the gate to the property is closed at night (the room key has buttons for the gate if you need to open it). Would absolutely stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Nigel L wrote a review Oct 2021
Adelaide, Australia602 contributions240 helpful votes
Have stayed at all places in Tennant Creek over the years and this is by far the best. The rooms have been refurbished and are very well appointed and modernized with the biggest TV I have encountered. Being in the back street, it is very quiet and only a short walk to the main street or to the Memo Club for meals. Will be my first choice if I come back. Only issue was WIFI was still being installed, so not accessible when I stayed. Hopefully that will be resolved soon.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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USD 118 - USD 128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Safari Lodge Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Safari Lodge Motel?
Nearby attractions include Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Safari Lodge Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Safari Lodge Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Safari Lodge Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Safari Lodge Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Safari Lodge Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Woks Up, Sporties Steak & Grill, and Tennant Creek Memorial Club.
Does Safari Lodge Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, Safari Lodge Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Safari Lodge Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Tennant Creek.
Is Safari Lodge Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.