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Safari Lodge Motel

12 Davidson St, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory 0860 Australia
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Tennant Creek

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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms


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Grade: 56 out of 100
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Muttley48 wrote a review 7 May
7 contributions6 helpful votes
What a great place to stay, well worth the money, Lea is wonderful can't do enough for you, it's newly renovated, quiet and handy to everything, Tennant Creek is actually a nice little town worth stopping and checking it out ... Devils Marbles is amazing, the art museums are lovely, the telegraph station is worth a visit and Mary Anne Dam is beautiful .. I was a bit nervous about staying here for 2 nights but we've had no trouble, i actually felt more comfortable and safer here in Tennant Creek than I did in Alice Springs
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
LouiseMaxiMaxwell wrote a review Feb 2021
Alice Springs, Australia93 contributions68 helpful votes
Having lived in Tennant Creek some years ago and knowing full well it’s reputation, I booked in to stay here with my son en route from Darwin to Tasmania. Lots of previous knowledge coupled with some research led me to booking in at Safari Lodge and boy was I impressed. I stayed in a twin room with my son Pros: - Beautiful clean rooms. So tastefully renovated. There was even a microwave which was appreciated as we didn’t want to go out after a long day driving. - Beds were comfortable and sleep quality was fantastic. - The complex is fully gated. It provided great peace of mind. We were given a remote for the gate if we needed to go out after hours. - Staff were friendly and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble. - Well located off the Main Street and easy to find. Cons: - The rooms weren’t overly soundproof, we could almost hear what the people next door were talking about. - Parking is a little tight. If it were fully booked it would be a struggle to manoeuvre. Tennant Creek is an expensive place to stay but in the grand scheme this was 100% worth the money. It is comparable to other places in town, but you get much better value here. It didn’t even feel like we were in Tennant Creek. Thank you for a lovely, peaceful stay. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2021
annies520 wrote a review Jan 2021
Broadbeach, Australia69 contributions10 helpful votes
This place is beautiful fantastically designed rooms, nice kitchenette, spacious room with the most beautiful designed carved bed head. I totally loved the security of the secure parking, best sleep in a quiet room.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Chell wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions
We were booked into somewhere else but it was substandard and thankfully we were able to get a room at Safari Lodge. The rooms had been recently renovated and they were so nice. I loved the complimentary toiletries which included native ingredients. The plush bath sheets and large shower were luxurious. Michelle went above and beyond the accommodate our bookings (we made sure we stayed there again in the trip home). The security parking was very reassuring. Do yourself a favour and make sure you stay at Safari Lodge.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Leah Aylward, General Manager at Safari Lodge Motel
Responded 28 Dec 2020
Thank you for your lovely review. Hope you will stay with us on your return.
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susan c wrote a review Oct 2020
Launceston, Australia11 contributions2 helpful votes
Well done on refurbished rooms. Really comfortable and stylish. An unexpected gem in Tennant Creek. No twin rooms yet but that is coming shortly. Recommended. An extra bonus is gates locked so cars are safe and blackout blinds.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Leah Aylward, General Manager at Safari Lodge Motel
Responded 6 Oct 2020
Thank you Susan for your review. You are right, soon our twin and family rooms will be available.
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USD 96 - USD 106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaNorthern TerritoryRed CentreTennant Creek
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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 Wok's Up, Sporties Steak & Grill, and Bluestone Motor Inn.
Does Safari Lodge Motel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Safari Lodge Motel offers an airport shuttle 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.