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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7.3

Very good
/10
(280 reviews)See what guests said
Food & Dining2
Check in/Check Out1
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8.7

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
Free Wi-Fi

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
  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

  • Garden

  • Ticket services

  • Laundry service

Value for money6.5
Distance to city center132 km
Location rating8.7
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
  • Shower
  • 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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Family Room - Twin Room
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    Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (1 Twin Bed)
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      Range View - Single Room
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        Room Assigned on Arrival
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          Family room Standard
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            Frequently asked questions

            How much does it cost to stay at Glen Helen Lodge, NT?

            Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

            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

            • 7.6

              Very good
              Staff 

              "Staff were friendly and efficient."

              John

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              June 24, 2019

            • 9.2

              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "The managers were fantastic."

              Judy

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              May 28, 2018

            Overall rating:

            7.3

            Very good
            280 reviews
            Cleanliness
            6.9
            Facilities
            6.5
            Location
            8.7
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            What travelers say they love:
            All the staff were friendly and helpful.
            Gary from Australia
            Couple
            More about Glen Helen Lodge, NT

            More about Glen Helen Lodge, NT

            Located at the end of the majestic West MacDonnell Ranges, Glen Helen Lodge, NT is an oasis for trekkers and adventurous tourists looking to explore the surrounding dense forest. Take an easy trip to the West Macdonnell National Park, Palm Valley, Hermannsburg, Ormiston Gorge, Redbank Gorge and Mt Sonder, this location is the ultimate escapade. Glen Helen Lodge, NT provides an outback style with a variety of rooms that are suitable for singles, couples, and even groups. With spectacular views of the stunning cliffs, riverbed and the refreshing atmosphere, guests will certainly be pleased with their decision to stay at this beautiful property. The hotel also provides a cozy fireplace, a swimming pool, and Glen Helen Gorge waterhole for guests looking to spend a relaxing day at the resort. Guests of Glen Helen Lodge, NT will find that the service and facilities offered are of the highest quality, making it a very exciting way to explore a new city while enjoying the best in accommodation.

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            Amenities and facilities
            Good
            Facilities

            6.5

            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
            • Swimming pool [outdoor]
            • Ticket services
            • Tours

            Dining, drinking, and snacking

            • Bar
            • BBQ facilities
            • Coffee shop
            • Restaurants
            • Shared kitchen

            Services and conveniences

            • Cash withdrawal
            • Daily housekeeping
            • Elevator
            • Facilities for disabled guests
            • Fireplace
            • Laundry service
            • Luggage storage
            • Smoking area

            For the kids

            • Family room
            • Swimming pool [kids]

            Access

            • Pets allowed

            Getting around

            • Car park [free of charge]

            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

            8.7

            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
            7.3
            /
            10
            Cleanliness6.9
            Facilities6.5
            Location8.7
            Room comfort and quality7.5
            Service7.6
            Value for money6.5
            High score for Alice Springs
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (4)
            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 (10)
            Sep - Nov (8)
            Dec - Feb (5)
            All guests (50)
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            12
            2.4
            Kate from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Triple Room
            Stayed 1 night in October 2021

            Took money without consent”

            They billed my account without consent (fraud)

            Reviewed October 22, 2021

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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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            8.0
            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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            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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            7.6
            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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            2.8
            Oliver from Australia
            Couple
            Standard Family Room for 4 People
            Stayed 1 night in March 2019

            Acceptable”

            Dirty and smelly and over priced. The breakfast was good tho

            Reviewed March 21, 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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            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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            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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            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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            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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            6.8
            Good
            Suei from Malaysia
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in April 2016

            Glen Helen homestead lodge”

            The signage to d property needs to be more prominent n bigger

            Reviewed April 24, 2016

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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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            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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            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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            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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            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
            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
            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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