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“Good for the outback”
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Mt Dare Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Mount Dare B&B and Inns
Reviewed 2 April 2013

We stayed in a room in the old house. There were only shared bathroom and toilet facilities that was in need of some maintenance. The pub and meals were good. She tries her best and the steak was great. Fuel is available. The room was not bad but the bathroom was not good.

Room Tip: You have to take what you get, there are not many options.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Dajoma
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

If you are realistic, don't go seeking five star accommodation in the outback. But if you need a hot shower after days of camping - this is the place. The showers offer plentiful hot water and the toilets are clean. Fuel is available, but be prepared to get in line if you turn up during winter school holidays. Food is bush pub style or take away; most people are grateful to find such a place after days of isolation in the bush.

Room Tip: Camp here rather than Dalhousie - camping grounds are better and Mount Dare has hot showers.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank travelwriter2016
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

We were very disappointed with this pub, there was no atmosphere what so ever, the staff (including the owner) were not interested in talking to us even though we were sitting at the bar and there was virtually no one else there. The menu for dinner consisted of three choices and you had to pre-order (not sure why)....also the pub closes at 9pm...If you are looking for an outback pub experience then this is NOT the place to go.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Charmbury
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

We stayed at Mt Dare and left our caravans there while we drove across the Simpson Desert.We found the staff Karen and Dave and managers Karen and Jeff and Dave the owner very friendly with lots of infomation to share and the meals were great.We would recommend Mt Dare to all of our friends and anyone else who asked us.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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6  Thank chez1002
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

We had a flat tyre when we arrived late in the afternoon at Mount Dare Hotel. No problem, it was repaired the next morning by the manager.
We have not stayed in the hotel but on the campground. The manager and his wife have given us lots of useful information about what was going on in the area.
They did it quite spontaneously and without us to have to ask. Very good!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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4  Thank HenkvandenBrink
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

Our stay at Mt Dare was fabulous, Great hospitality & service!

Clean, comfy rooms & amenities, wonderful meals!

Reasonably priced for this part of the country.

Room Tip: Book ahead.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Dave T
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Reviewed 9 September 2009

If you are stuck in this part of the world for the night, sleep in the back of the car and eat yesterday's leftover sandwiches-it will be a far superior experience to staying at Mt Dare.
The rooms are similar to shipping containers.They leak, or at least ours did. They are unheated and the nights get chilly in that part of the world and no tea/coffee making facilities were supplied, not even drinking water! Our room was adorned by grafitti from a previous occupant that nobdy had attempted to remove. The communal shower/toilet block is open to the weather, the interior unlit and supplies luke-warm water at best. Although no-one would expect eating places to be able to serve all fresh food in such remote locations, to have a meal served that is still partially frozen, after an hour and a half of waiting is inexcusable. I joked to my friends that my kids had served their back-packing apprenticeships by staying here! Unfortunately the experience didn't come at backpacking prices with the room (for a family of 5) costing over $160.00 and the meal over $100.00.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Mt Dare Hotel

Address: Mount Dare Station, Mount Dare, Witjira National Park, South Australia, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Witjira National Park > Mount Dare
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Mount Dare
Number of rooms: 7
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