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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Our room is in the back of the main building, near the swimming poor. Cause it just right next to the parking lot, it's very easy to park and unload our luggages. We stayed two nights here and had a good time. they got very tidy and fully-equipped kitchen near public living room that we can cook, watch TV, using...

Thank NINA S
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2013

The rooms are comfortable and the bathrooms large. The hotel was excellent value for money, there is a computer available free of cost for guest use, a laundry for catching up on the washing and a kitchen if you want to prepare meals. It is close to all of the main attractions, pubs etc., in central Alice Springs. The staff...

Thank putneyhouse
Reviewed 27 May 2013 via mobile

We arrived here and stayed one night and then moved to another place. Rooms are dated but if you're not bothered by that it can have a retro vibe. Room was clean and nice smelling. Staff was nice. The Australians staying in the rooms beside us were loud and noisy. And their cigarette smoke was coming into our room. That...

Thank ReviewTijn
Reviewed 4 December 2012

Very cheap if you stay long-term. I would not stay here again however. Too noisy, particularly early in the morning and during the night. Cleaning standards not good. Indifferent staff. Smokers everywhere. Only good thing is the location. Air-con works at about 1/4 strength. Expensive laundry facilities. Probably the chepest place in town, without having to sign a lease.

1Thank sglawrence2000
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 15 September 2012

...you didn't want to pay a lot but wanted somewhere within convenient strolling distance of the centre of town. Well, that's exactly what you get. Its old Australian motel style through and through so is never going to win any awards but its clean and does the job.

1Thank Waddler
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 29 August 2012

I stayed here just over a week recently and had a good time. Like most reviews, the motel is very close to the centre of town with Woolworths and Coles very close plus MacDonalds, Red Rooster and Dominos. The rooms need a little attention but were clean and tidy. The staff were attentive and helpful and the TV provided all...

Thank Nigel L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2012

We stayed here after our car broke down after travelling from Darwin. Our double room had a TV, fridge, shower, sink etc which pleased us. The decor is a bit dated but the facilities are good with free WIFI (hard to come by in Australian hostels) and large kitchen/dining room. Nice and central with good security. The staff were really...

Thank Megmagmog
Wellington, NZ
Reviewed 18 June 2012

I stayed in a budget ensuite room for a couple of nights eitherside of going outback. The hosts were friendly and welcoming. Despite the garish 70’s décor and building, the rooms were comfortable and clean and the hotel is safe and secure. The showers deserved comment; they were good and powerful. The kitchen block was huge, but grotty and utensils...

Thank Woodinio
Reviewed 11 April 2012

We stayed in Desert Rose for 4 nights in a double room with private ensuite, this room was located outside the backpacker dorms, next to the parkinglot. Our neighbour lady was a chinese woman, who had man visitors over. Some nights they would knock on our door and then realise they knocked on the wrong door..... This situation applied or...

Thank Brigit v
Reviewed 3 September 2011

Stayed in room with ensuite near the pool. Clean, comfortable double bed, jug, tea, milk provided, good bathroom, TV on wall in bedroom. Safe, secure, walked to cafes and supermarket. Staff friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again. I stayed two nights, then away in outback, then another three nights.

Thank rosa1Wellington

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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
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $73 - $80 (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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“Upstairs is best.”
 of 5 bubbles GrdnWht, 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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