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Marla Travellers Rest
Ranked #1 of 1 Marla B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Drive through”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We stopped here after a very long and stressful drive along the track. We were thinking of stopping, but the roadhouse guy was the rudest man ever. Not a nice word to be said, so very short review. Fill up and drive through. Stop on side of road further along.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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5 Thank Jen L
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

We camped here over night. Clean bathrooms, grass for camping on, bar was nice and friendly. Camping only cost $10per person. Food was pretty good. There was a bit of highway noise and the motel rooms look average.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gorokan, Australia
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85 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

We stopped with the caravan park and although I felt it is a bit expensive it was a lovely stopover. There is everything here you may need with some grass as a lovely bonus. The amenities are used by all the facilities at the road house but are kept very clean and everyone has a security number. I think this is a unique park and a great stopover.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Margaret C
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Adelaide
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

The caravan park was a paddock and the kitchen facilities were a joke, a bad joke. The toilets and showers were great but quite a hike from the caravan park. Not much better than staying beside the road.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Gringo B
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Salt Creek
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Stayed in the caravan park. Very small spaces. Very crowded, It was 35C degrees outside and my air conditioner kept blowing the breaker. Normally wouldn't recommend it, but it is off the highway and a safer alternative in this general area.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Margaret M
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darwin
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

After our filthy night at Renner Springs, this was a lovely place to stay. Staff friendly and helpful. Room was spotlessly clean, large and comfortable. $110.00 was worth the stay. Only complaint, no chairs in the room.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank 86kazmaz
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

I stayed for three nights recently at the Traveller's Rest. Marla really is a long way from anywhere and so expectations weren't high. I was pleasantly surprised by the deluxe room...quiet, spacious and clean. There was an unpleasant odour but it cleared when I aired the room out each night. The bathroom had been partly updated and there was plenty of hot water.
The bed was too soft for me and there were some strange wooden structures in the room. The provision of one plastic chair in front of the TV was strange, especially since it was a room for four!
The biggest warning I have is about he food. It is very much a roadhouse. If you are a vegetarian you will be in big trouble! Salads and veggies are limited and depend on the night. One night there was a salad bar, the next a tiny plate of salad. Fried food is the order of the day!
Most staff were pleasant.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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2 Thank Janeeh040
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Additional Information about Marla Travellers Rest

Property: Marla Travellers Rest
Address: Stuart Hwy, Marla, South Australia 5724, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Marla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Marla
Hotel Class:2 star — Marla Travellers Rest 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marla Travellers’ Rest is a sprawling roadhouse, hotel/motel, restaurant, service station, supermarket and much more – all in one place. Located on the Stuart highway since 1982, it provides a comprehensive range of facilities for travellers and locals alike. It takes it’s name from the Aboriginal word meaning kangaroo. Situated east of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands in South Australia, Marla Travellers’ Rest is very much the heart of Marla. Marla is 1,082 km’s from Adelaide and 159km south of the Northern Territory border. With it’s official population of just over 70 people, Marla is primarily a service town and it visited twice a week by the historic Great Southern Railway train, The Ghan, which now frequently passes by directly across the road from the roadhouse. ... more   less 
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