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Glen Helen Lodge, NT
Glen Helen Lodge, NT
Glen Helen Lodge, NT
Glen Helen Lodge, NT
Glen Helen Lodge, NT
Glen Helen Lodge, NT
Glen Helen Lodge, NT

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7.9

Very good

250 reviews

250 reviews

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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Glen Helen Homestead Lodge Campground 230 m
Point Helena 680 m
Simpson's Gap 850 m
Mount Sonder Lookout 980 m
Finke River Two Mile 2.1 km
Finke River camp site 3.1 km
Alice Springs Desert Park 118.1 km
Desert Park 118.1 km
Albrecht Oval 118.5 km
Clay Pan 118.5 km

Glen Helen Lodge, NT

1 Namatjira Drive, West Macdonnell Ranges, Via Alice Springs, Northern Territory, West Macdonnell National Park, Alice Springs, Australia, 0872 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the West Macdonnell National Park part of Alice Springs, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Alice Springs Airport. Restaurant and outdoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Daily housekeeping

Bar

Garden

Ticket services

Laundry service

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Bar

Coffee shop

Value for money6.7
Distance to city center132 km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportAlice Springs Airport (ASP)
Distance to airport126.0 km

Rooms available at Glen Helen Lodge, NT

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.5

Triple Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed or 1 single bed
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Standard Room - Sleeps 2 (Escarpment View)
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Room - Sleeps 4
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed and 2 bunk bed...
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Double View
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Family Room for 4 People
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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sleeps
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (1 Twin Bed)
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    Apartment Pool View
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      Bed in dormitory FOUR BEDROOMS
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        Apartment Standard
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Glen Helen Lodge, NT?

          Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

          How do I get to Glen Helen Lodge, NT?

          For those who wish to drive their own cars, Glen Helen Lodge, NT has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

          Is breakfast offered at Glen Helen Lodge, NT?

          Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Glen Helen Lodge, NT. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 25 AUD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

          What is the smoking policy at Glen Helen Lodge, NT?

          Glen Helen Lodge, NT does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

          What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Glen Helen Lodge, NT?

          Glen Helen Lodge, NT is located in the West Macdonnell National Park area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Glen Helen Homestead Lodge Campground, Point Helena and Simpson's Gap.

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          What people love about Glen Helen Lodge, NT

          • 9.6

            Exceptional

            "Looking up from the refurbished cabin to the amazing Glen Helen gorge is absolutely stunning!"

            Wijnandus

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            June 14, 2022

          • 10

            Exceptional

            "Would definately stay there again."

            Isabelle

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            January 22, 2020

          • 8

            Very good
            Location

            "The food is very good, especially considering the remoteness of the location."

            Brian

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            October 12, 2019

          Overall rating:

          7.9

          Very good
          250 reviews
          Cleanliness
          7.2
          Facilities
          6.6
          Location
          8.8
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          More about Glen Helen Lodge, NT

          More about Glen Helen Lodge, NT

          Glen Helen Lodge, NT

          Enjoy all that Alice Springs has to offer with a stay at Glen Helen Lodge, NT. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
          At Glen Helen Lodge, NT, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the resort keeps you connected throughout your stay. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage.
          Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the resort's ticket service and tours. Cold evenings are even better than warm ones, when you can cozy up at the resort's fireplace. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Glen Helen Lodge, NT.
          For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
          All rooms at Glen Helen Lodge, NT are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the resort, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and air conditioning. Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator and bottled water are provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the resort you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


          Dining and things to do

          Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Glen Helen Lodge, NT. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the resort assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
          Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the resort's BBQ facilities and shared kitchen.
          Enjoy the countless activities offered at Glen Helen Lodge, NT. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the resort's pool. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the resort's shared lounge and TV area.


          Reasons to stay here

          Compared to the city's accommodation options, this resort scored higher than 95% of them for food and dining.

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          Amenities and facilities
          Good
          Facilities

          6.6

          Most talked about facilities

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          3 mentions

          Food & Dining

          2 mentions

          Breakfast

          1 mention

          Languages spoken

          • English

          Internet access

          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Wi-Fi in public areas

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Billiards
          • Garden
          • Hiking
          • On-site entertainment
          • Swimming pool [outdoor]
          • Ticket services
          • Tours

          Cleanliness and safety

          • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Alternative meal arrangement
          • Bar
          • BBQ facilities
          • Coffee shop
          • Restaurants
          • Shared kitchen

          Services and conveniences

          • Air conditioning in public area
          • Cash withdrawal
          • Daily housekeeping
          • Elevator
          • Facilities for disabled guests
          • Fireplace
          • Laundry service
          • Luggage storage
          • Meeting/banquet facilities
          • Smoking area

          For the kids

          • Family room
          • Kids meal
          • Swimming pool [kids]

          Access

          • CCTV in common areas
          • CCTV outside property
          • Non-smoking rooms
          • Pets allowed
          • Safety/security feature
          • Smoke alarms

          Getting around

          • Car park [free of charge]
          • Car park [nearby]

          Sports equipment rental

          • Bicycle rental

          Available in all rooms

          • Free bottled water
          • Linens
          • Non-smoking
          • Refrigerator
          • Shower
          Food and dining
          Breakfast options
          • Full English/Irish
          Restaurants on site

          The Namatjira Gallery Restaurant

          • Cuisine: Local, Australian
          • Menu: Buffet
          Location
          1 Namatjira Drive, West Macdonnell Ranges, Via Alice Springs, Northern Territory, West Macdonnell National Park, Alice Springs, Australia, 0872
          Excellent
          Location

          8.8

          Airports

          • Alice Springs Airport (ASP)
            126.0 km
          • Ayers Rock Airport (AYQ)
            239.8 km

          Cash withdrawal

          • ATM on-site
          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
          Property policies
          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

          All children are welcome.

          Children 0-16 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
          Guests 17 years and older are considered as adults
          Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
          Others
          • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out

          • Check-in from14:00
          • Check-in until19:00
          • Check-out from07:00
          • Check-out until10:00

          Getting around

          • Distance from city center132 km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)90

          Extras

          • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)25 AUD

          The property

          • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
          • Number of floors1
          • Number of rooms 58
          • Year property opened1987

          Reviews of Glen Helen Lodge, NT from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          7.5
          /
          10
          Cleanliness7.2
          Facilities6.6
          Location8.8
          Room comfort and quality7.5
          Service7.7
          Value for money6.7
          High score for Alice Springs
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (5)
          8-9 Excellent (6)
          7-8 Very Good (12)
          6-7 Good (2)
          <6 Below Expectation (9)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (10)
          Jun - Aug (11)
          Sep - Nov (8)
          Dec - Feb (5)
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          8.0
          Excellent
          Brian from United States
          Family with teens
          Triple Room
          Stayed 1 night in October 2019

          Outpost in the Outback”

          Glen Helen is a spectacular location at the end of the West MacDonnells Range in the Northern Territory. The Lodge gives you a place to hang out after leaving Alice Springs to tour the Gaps and Gorges of the West MacDonnells, without having to race back to Alice before sunset at the end of the day. It also allows you to continue on a leisurely next day around the loop to Herrmansburg on the new road that takes you past the amazing Gosse Bluff comet crater before returning back to Alice. The Lodge is rather rustic, and a little pricey, but you must take into consideration that this is the real Outback. The running water is "bore water" (well water), OK for showers, hand washing, etc., but not to drink. But is essential when traveling in the Outback to carry lots of drinking water with you, and you can buy more chilled water at the Lodge (along with a lot of other drinks). The food is very good, especially considering the remoteness of the location.

          Reviewed October 12, 2019

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Anthony from Australia
          Couple
          Triple Room
          Stayed 1 night in July 2017

          Exceptional”

          We had dinner in the restaurant and it was absolutely beautiful, it was the best kangaroo I have ever had, so my congrats to the chef. We would definitely stay there again should we ever pass through Glen Helen again.

          Reviewed July 06, 2017

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          7.0
          Very good
          Michael from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in March 2010

          Outback adventure”

          Nice but basic hotel in the middle of nowhere. Food in restaurant for dinner was good. Plenty to do if you are sporty/athletic not so good if you are almost retired
          Captive audience so prices are high. Access from car park to some rooms can be awkward. Pesky flies all over outback

          We stayed at Glen Helen resort on 10th March en route to Uluru from Alice Springs. It is very remote and unless you wish to walk or take part in sporty activities you are limited to what you can do. The evening meal was good but relatively expensive with no alternatives. Breakfast not taken appeared expensive and limited. Beer was OK nice & cold. Suffered from pesky flies all around the outback, however they did not appear to invade the rooms or the restaurant.

          Reviewed June 12, 2010

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          8.0
          Excellent
          from Australia
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in June 2012

          Amazing location with friendly staff”

          Warm and friendly environment with amazing locality and views!!

          We loved our stay at the Glen Helen Resort although the rooms are below standard. Staff all very helpful and friendly, and restaurant meals were of a very good quality. There was musical entertainment to be enjoyed by all. The location is the draw card for this resort as the scenery is absolutely amazing.

          Reviewed June 19, 2012

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          Dehai from China
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in April 2012

          Great location and service with a smil”

          Its location

          the resort is just in front of the gelen helen gauge, 10 minutes return walking. the staff are very nice. several choice for meals. however, the outdoor kitchen is a little bit simple with little kits. too many flies and moths when cooking in the evening.

          Reviewed April 12, 2012

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          7.7
          Very good
          Vicki from Australia
          Group
          Stayed 1 night in May 2012

          Basic rooms in a lovely location”

          Good location at Glen Helen Gorge and close to Ormiston Gorge

          Only hotel in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Friendly staff, good restaurant, free live music during our stay

          Reviewed May 26, 2012

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          7.6
          Very good
          John from Australia
          Couple
          Double View
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

          2 Night Stay”

          Had the room with a view and it was great to wake up to views of the river and range. The room was clean, bed comfortable and the shower hot - quite satisfactory! The free tea and coffee in the lodge was much appreciated. Staff were friendly and efficient.

          Reviewed June 24, 2019

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Gary from Australia
          Couple
          Double View
          Stayed 1 night in June 2019

          Cosy room in a beautiful location”

          All the staff were friendly and helpful. The room was lovely and warm when we got there and had such a cosy, welcoming feeling. There wasn't in room tea coffee facilities but there was free tea and coffee in the eating area. There was a small fridge in the room however. The meals were large and very tasty, and the smorgasbord breakfast was excellent. We were full all day from it. Don't be put off by the basic outside appearance of the resort, the rooms and atmosphere are what's important and this place has plenty of both.

          Reviewed June 10, 2019

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          4.0
          Mark from United States
          Couple
          Triple Room
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

          The only choice, other than not going this direction”

          If I had it to do again, I would skip the expense of the 4WD and hotels along this route and just drive the sealed route straight to Uluru from Alice Springs (and you’ll need the money there, too!).

          Reviewed September 12, 2018

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          7.3
          Very good
          Richard from Netherlands
          Family with teens
          Stayed 1 night in August 2012

          Nice place, also for families”

          Nice and helpful staff (usually young Oz traveller's themselves)

          for those who want to travel to uluru (ayer's rock), the unsealed 4wd road via kings canyon is the best way to go. road is in reasonable condition most of the time and gets you through areas with wild horses, camels, kangaroos and very nice views of gorges and bush fields. family room holds the advantage of a private yet basic shower.

          Reviewed September 04, 2012

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          7.3
          Very good
          Ingeborg from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Triple Room
          Stayed 1 night in January 2013

          Great Location for an overnight stay at Glen Helen”

          Friendly staff

          We were allocated a room overlooking the river which was very nice. Small rooms but perfectly adequate for an overnight stay. The temperatures meant the fridge was struggling. Pleased to say saw no snakes!

          Reviewed January 26, 2013

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Judy from Australia
          Couple
          Triple Room
          Stayed 1 night in May 2018

          Stunning scenery, comfortable lodgings and great food. ”

          The managers were fantastic. Quick check in,great sense of humour and I would drive all the way back there for the lamb chops.

          Reviewed May 28, 2018

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Richard from Netherlands
          Family with teens
          Stayed 1 night in August 2012

          Basic comfort but great place to stay”

          Nice location at start of unsealed road to Uluru

          for those who want to travel to uluru (ayer's rock), the unsealed 4wd road via kings canyon is the best way to go. road is in reasonable condition most of the time and gets you through areas with wild horses, camels, kangaroos and very nice views of gorges and bush fields.

          Reviewed September 04, 2012

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Gongyu from China
          Group
          Triple Room
          Stayed 1 night in February 2018

          A comfortable stay”

          Great staff and not so great facilities. Good enough for overnight stay. p.s., I don’t quite get the Australian definition of a “resort”. This place is more like a motel in my opinion.

          Reviewed February 21, 2018

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          7.3
          Very good
          Lou from Australia
          Group
          Triple Room
          Stayed 1 night in July 2012

          Very pleasant”

          Situation and aspect

          Mostly good Rooms needs a lot of little thing fixed eg moving taps, loose door locks Otherwise good place to stay Restraunt food good but a little expensive

          Reviewed July 12, 2012

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Alan from Australia
          Couple
          Triple Room
          Stayed 1 night in November 2015

          Great place to rest ”

          location, location ... staff

          Can't get more Aussie than this. It maybe only a two star, so don't expect too much, but it has everything you need for a short stay or stop over. Good food, great atmosphere ans the location is great.

          Reviewed November 16, 2015

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Isabelle from Switzerland
          Couple
          Standard Family Room for 4 People
          Stayed 1 night in January 2020

          Exceptional”

          Very staff, nice food, good value for money! Would definately stay there again.

          Reviewed January 22, 2020

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Felicia from Australia
          Couple
          Double View
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

          Excellent”

          Peaceful and beautiful

          Reviewed September 03, 2019

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          7.3
          Very good
          Wayne from Australia
          Couple
          Triple Room
          Stayed 1 night in July 2013

          Clean”

          Price, cleanliness and staff.

          Staff charged me $5 for two slices of toast!! Ridiculous!!!

          Reviewed July 11, 2013

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          4.8
          Marie-louise from Australia
          Group
          Triple Room
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

          Acceptable”

          Air conditioning was barely functional and so noisy it couldn't be used at night. Over half of the washing machines were out of order. Communal kitchen facility was dirty and had no equipment. It looked like the place really needed some TLC.

          Reviewed April 17, 2018

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