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10 Meneling Road, Batchelor, Northern Territory 0845 Australia
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Batchelor
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Rum Jungle Bungalows, peaceful and serene: it's simply gorgeous! A green and leafy oasis in the Dry Season - a cool and lush retreat from the heat in the Wet! The Bungalows are situated on the edge of the historic, picturesque township of Batchelor, just 18 kms from the gateway to Litchfield National Park. Only six fully appointed little detached, private, bungalow-style rooms, each with a queen bed, ensuite toilet and shower, own carpark alongside. Set on an acre of lush tropical & native gardens, bounded by natural bushland. All bungalows are close to the cool and shady swimming pool. Rum Jungle Bungalows is just right for a relaxing break on your travels or an ideal base to explore Litchfield National Park and the surrounding region. Rum Jungle Bungalows is also a perfect place to celebrate special occasions, or a peaceful getaway for a couple of days just an hour's drive from Darwin.
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Free parking
Free internet
Outdoor pool
Outdoor dining area
Kids' outdoor play equipment
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Parking
Pool / beach towels
Saltwater pool
Fence around pool
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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Johnschier wrote a review Oct 2020
Darwin, Australia132 contributions52 helpful votes
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Last stayed at this wonderfull little hideaway 10 years ago, and nice to know the standard has not slipped. Still a very comfortable place to stay. Suitable only for couples makes this place even quieter and so enjoyable to sit, relax, chill out and take it easy. Love the many, many tress and tropical foliage. Enjoyed the pool and use of the barbecue and common room which is cool and serene. An ideal place to do nothing, or go for walks or explore the nearby Litchfield National Park.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Sue Mornane, Owner at Rum Jungle Bungalows
Responded 12 Oct 2020
Thanks so much for your review. We are always very pleased to know that guests have enjoyed their stay at the Bungalows. I hope it wont be too long before we see you down here again!
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Chris C wrote a review Sept 2020
Noosa, Australia153 contributions64 helpful votes
Friendly reception with helpful advice on what to do. Bungalows in shaded Bali style precinct. Beds OK. There is a small pool area. Walking distance to a few eating venues. New a small airfield but that was no problem.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Sue Mornane, Owner at Rum Jungle Bungalows
Responded 7 Sept 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review of the Bungalows. We really appreciate you thinking of sending a review to this forum. Hope to see you here again some time in the future.
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Jane T wrote a review Aug 2020
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We had a wonderful stay at Rum Jungle Bungalows in July 2020. It was spotlessly clean and had a lovely stylish, tropical atmosphere. A great place for anyone looking for an alternative to a Bali holiday. Sue was a very attentive host who went above and beyond for us. The bungalows are situated near the edge of LItchfield National Park with its beautiful waterfalls and swimming holes.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Sue Mornane, Owner at Rum Jungle Bungalows
Responded 7 Sept 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Bungalows. Come again some time soon! You would love to see the changes once the rain starts.
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jules6h wrote a review July 2020
11 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed at Rum Jungle the first weekend it reopened & it was just lovely. The property itself was very serene & owner Sue was delightful. She was so helpful & offered so many suggestions for day trips, things to do at the property & was just super helpful. If we were to revisit Litchfield we would definitely look at staying at Rum Jungle again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Sue Mornane, Owner at Rum Jungle Bungalows
Responded 7 Sept 2020
We're so glad you enjoyed the special aspects of our property. Thank you for thinking of writing a review; it is always helpful for others to read. We look forward to seeing you here again some time soon.
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Louise Lamb wrote a review June 2020
Darwin, Australia15 contributions
We had a wonderful family getaway at the idyllic Rum Jungle bungalows. 6 neat little cabins tucked away between tropical gardens. Sue was most helpful in booking our stay and in accommodating our babies and small child, who were in portacots. The cabins were equipped with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We noted all the special touches: Australian botanical hand soap and shower gel, the lovely ground coffee and tea leaves, and milk in a bottle with wax paper and fresh home grown ruby grapefruit. The garden dining room set next to the immaculate pool, was a perfect setting for shared meals, with a lovely large dining table, as well as a lounge area. All enclosed in mesh for a bug and mozzie free meal. It was great having this space with a crawling baby in tow, peace of mind that she was safe. The grounds are stunning, with plenty of lush tropical gardens and a number of places to sit & relax. The little ones loved the chickens & the duck, as well as the swings. There was also a sandpit which we didn't get to this time. Such a great relaxing getaway. We look forward to next time!!!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sue Mornane, Owner at Rum Jungle Bungalows
Responded 7 Sept 2020
Wow! Thanks for your lovely descriptive review of the Bungalows. We are always so pleased to hear that guests have enjoyed all aspects of our special little place. We hope you can come again some time in the future.
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Henri C wrote a review Sept 2019
65 contributions10 helpful votes
This is a quiet, little oasis, ideally situated on Lichtfield NP's very doorstep. You'll sleep in small but fully equipped cabins topped by palmtrees and you'll wake up to the sound of bush birds and pretty much no other sound. And yes, there is a swimming pool ... The staff is kind, helpful and knowledgeable - ready to share bushwalking tips on the NP and ideas on points of interest in the region.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from KokoDarwin, Manager at Rum Jungle Bungalows
Responded 19 June 2020
It is now 2020! Thank you so much for your lovely review. A lot has happened since you were here. But we are open again and receiving local guests and from 17 July Australian guests will be able to travel to the Northern Territory and come and stay here again! Yeah. Hopefully in 2021 international guests will be able to visit our beautiful and safe part of the world.
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Louise G wrote a review Aug 2019
Sydney, Australia16 contributions1 helpful vote
What a beautifully serene place to stay, filled with palms and birds you just can’t help but feel relaxed on arrival. This is the perfect location to explore Litchfield National Park. It provides comfortable, private bungalows around lovely garden room and pool to enjoy a bbq dinner or just cool drinks upon returning from exploring for the day, provisions can be purchased locally. We were disappointed we weren’t staying another night.....maybe next time.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from KokoDarwin, Manager at Rum Jungle Bungalows
Responded 19 June 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay in 2019 and hopefully it wont be too long before you can come again. It is now 2020 and a lot has happened! From 17 July interstate visitors will be able to come to the Territory to enjoy this beautiful, and safe, part of the world - everyone is Welcome!
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Joël & Laura wrote a review Aug 2019
Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands871 contributions196 helpful votes
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We loved staying here. It was our best place while traveling the Northern Territory. Nice little bungalows with everything you need (except a bottle opener;)) Nice gardens and pool. You get a light breakfast and can use the bbq in the garden. Make sure to bring your food then from where you come from because the shop in town doesn’t have much. We had a take out from the butterfly farm next door (we just got to take the place to the garden ;)) The pool is small but nice, you see some beautiful butterflies flying around, birds and at night some frogs. Nearby Litchfield park. WiFi only had the front not in cabins.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from KokoDarwin, Manager at Rum Jungle Bungalows
Responded 7 Aug 2019
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you had a great time here at the Bungalows. On departure, many guests tell us how much they wish they could have stayed longer to relax and enjoy our simply lovely little place. Hope you can return again one day in the future...many do!
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Eric G wrote a review July 2019
40 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed here only for one night. The bathroom / toilet area was too small and struggled to even find anywhere to hang clothes after getting out of the shower. The bed needs to have a good think. The frame that surrounds the bed protrudes outside of the mattress. When you go to get out, it pinches your skin. Also, because of this, the pillows tend to sink into the gap between the bed & the wall.Really silly design.But what really topped it off was we lost power at 4am in the morning.It was the smoke alarm that warned us so we had to lay there in the dark & the HEAT with nothing to do. Couldn't wait til sunrise could come around so we could have a shower & get the hell out of there.As we were about to leave at 8am, the power came back on. The response from the owner.."it happens quite often in town".Rooms were really cramped & disappointed from previous reviews.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from KokoDarwin, Manager at Rum Jungle Bungalows
Responded 10 July 2019
We felt really disappointed that you were so unhappy with aspects of your stay at the Bungalows, and are sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations. Our particular accommodation style, services, facilities and amenities, are very carefully and accurately described in the information on our website and in the information given to prospective guests. We are particularly sorry, that as a result of the totally unexpected loss of power which occurred, you experienced such discomfort. We’re also sorry that other guests that night were also inconvenienced and grateful for their understanding. When we realised early that morning that there had been a power failure on the property, we acted as quickly as possible to find out the reason. I was very concerned but quite optimistic in hoping that it was just an ordinary “town power failure”, a frequent occurrence, but mostly in the Wet Season. Our local electrician came quickly, diagnosed the problem, and was able to isolate the line going to the right hand side of the block, restoring power to the guests’ areas and the bungalows. PowerWater emergency services were able to get here amazingly quickly (a miracle they were in this area) and verified that it was a “catastrophic loss of all phases of power in the line going to the left hand side of the block”. We had to find a private company able to come and do the job of installing a new underground line. The business side was able to struggle along with the Laundry, Refrigeration and re-located Reception equipment running off long extension cords connected to the power from the bungalows side. We had no other power or lighting for the week it took the company to install a completely new underground cable to the Reception, Work Shed, Laundry, Irrigation, Refrigeration, manager accommodation etc, at a cost of thousands of dollars. Their verdict – Mastotermes Darwiniensis – the voracious termites which are prevalent in our environment. It was very unfortunate that the few guests here on that night were inconvenienced, but a complete relief that we didn’t have to cancel any of the bookings for the following week and that there was no further disruption or adverse consequences for those guests staying that week. So, all fixed!! Prospective guests will be very pleased to know that it all turned out well and so we shouldn’t have any further power problems! Until the wet season storms…?
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Jennifer R wrote a review June 2019
Penticton, Canada71 contributions61 helpful votes
We spent one night here after a day exploring Lichfield Park. What a wonderful peaceful and beautiful setting. Arriving very hot, the first thing we did was cool off in the pool. Lovely and so refreshing. The bungalows were well appointed with a comfortable queen bed. The bathroom was small but had everything we needed and the kitchenette was more than adequate. I sat outside in the evening and with a mosquito coil burning, there were no bugs. There were cane toads in the garden, but otherwise I was not aware of any nocturnal wildlife. Breakfast in the morning was delightful, and an unexpected treat. We did not use the games room.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Responded 10 July 2019
Thanks so much for your great review. It's always so gratifying to hear that our guests enjoyed our simply lovely little place. Love to see you hear again any time in the future.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rum Jungle Bungalows
Which popular attractions are close to Rum Jungle Bungalows?
Nearby attractions include Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden (0.04 km), Batchelor Museum (0.8 km), and The Castles (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rum Jungle Bungalows?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and an outdoor pool.
Which room amenities are available at Rum Jungle Bungalows?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Rum Jungle Bungalows?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Rum Jungle Bungalows?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rum Jungle Bungalows?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rum Jungle Tavern, Lil'ripper Cafe, Bar & Bistro, and Batchelor Butterfly Farm.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rum Jungle Bungalows?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Rum Jungle Bungalows located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Batchelor.