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Katherine River Lodge Motel
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Katherine
Reviewed 20 August 2012

I spent few days in this cool motel and I can say it: THIS IS THE PLACE TO STAY IN KATHERINE!
Firstly, the room are perfect, there is everything you need! Rooms are clean, room service everyday done by a very nice and international staff! In this motel you always meet nice people! The garden is so nice with all these flowers and trees! One of my favorite place was the swimming pool area!
Katherine is a very beautiful town with so much to do! The katherine river lodge motel Staff can help you tu book a tour or to give you advice! Very helpful and friendly!
Every evenings we used to eat at the restaurant: the food is so yummyyyyy! and the service perfect! Almost everyday the american chef cooks a special!
So this place which is so close to the Gorge (awesome place), managed by a lovely couple Judy and Jeff, wtih nice room is for sure the best place to stay in Katherine.
I'm thinking to prepare another trip in NT with some friends and we will spend a night or more in the KATHERINE RIVER LODGE MOTEL.
Thanks again for everything...

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Leo P
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

This is a great base to explore Katherine and the surrounding areas. The motel is close to the Katherine Gorge, or a short walk into town. The rooms are the most reasonable prices I could find in Katherine! My room had all the amenities needed like a tea kettle, toaster, etc! The restaurant was open for dinner and had delicious food.... Definitely recommend the coconut barramundi! The banana spring rolls are a great treat as well. A good place for families, couples, or singles!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

I want absolutely write a comment about this motel! I'm french and i visited australia with my parents two weeks ago during two months and the most comfortable and cosy motel, compared to the price, is Katherine River Lodge Motel in Katherine. In fact, we travelled all in the north and every night we slept in a motel but the best one is this one sure. The staff is very welcomed and nice, the room was very clean and comfortable with a tv and all the equipment we needed.. The service was not the same in the other motels. The swimming pool and the area were pleasant. The restaurant's food was excellent and we never been disappointed! Finally we were boring to find only bad motels and we decided to stay at this one longer being sure to have pleasure! so thank you so much to the staff of katherine river lodge motel thanks to we spend very good time in the town.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Anais P
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Reviewed 1 August 2012

This place is one to stay at if you are looking for reasonable rates and and excellent service in Katherine. Based in Darwin, I spend a lot of time travelling around the NT for work and it’s always fantastic to find accommodation I actually like and feel comfortable in! It was lovely to be greeted by genuinely friendly and helpful hosts who make you feel welcome. The rooms are comfortable, clean and are equipped with everything you need.

The restaurant was open for dinner and it was such a welcome surprise to find the restaurant has great food - another really hard find in a hotel and a small town. I found the place to be really well maintained and has good communual facilities too. I came back a second time with friends to do some sightseeing and it was great to be able to lounge around the pool and have a barbeque on a Sunday afternoon between tours.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

I have been visiting Katherine on business for over a decade but now retired and now do so for recreation. I friend recommended I check out the Katherine River Lodge Motel and I am glad he so - the rates are excellent and the rooms are clean, comfortable and well equipped. The friendly and helpful staff provided a wealth of useful information about ther area and the meals in the restaurant were excellent and reasonably priced. Overall an enjoyable stay and very good value for money.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

We stayed at this motel on 13 and 14 July 2012. Both nights were very noisy. Intoxicated people seemed to be the main cause. On the second night a young very drunk person spent a couple of hours sleeping on the bonnet of our car. We got very little sleep (but we did get a few laughs!)

Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

I secured a local government position in Katherine, moving here from Sydney. Having been told it may take weeks to find a permanent accommodation in town, I jumped on the internet in Sydney and scrolled through what was available - the River Lodge looked to be a good choice, swimming pool, bbq, lots of green space and palm trees made it look vary tropical in the photos. Getting here,it felt like I was staying at a resort, a motel. My single room included a bed, AC, TV, bar frindge, coffee/tea equipment and supplies, and ensuite. Some points:

- The staff was great and very helpful. Geoff and Judy, the owners, are very knowledgeable about the local area, tour operators, restaurants, attractions etc.
- The pool area has just been updated and is now open, resurfaced and re-painted.
- Restaurant/bar and patio on site, choice of VB or XXXX. Beer priced at $5 which is the standard rate in Katherine.
- Residents a mix of travellers, vacationers, temporary new arrivals looking for permanent accom, and tradespeople/temp workers.
- Internet available in the main lodge, cheap at $4 per day. Two computer workstations also available.
- Rooms/bathrooms clean and tidy.
- Undercover BBQ available, also a kitchennette.
- Laundry facilities available, $4.
- Main lodge looks like a mini-museum - ask Judy to give you a guided tour, she has been collecting masks, figures etc for years.
- Back of motel backs into the Katherine River, though you have to walk around to gain access to the River Walk. River can be seen from some of the back balconies and windows.
- About a 15 minute walk to centre of town, taxis are plentiful and cheap.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank P-Dawg-69
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Address: 50 Giles St, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Katherine
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Katherine
Price Range: £69 - £72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
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