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“An Oasis in the middle of No-where.”
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Emma Gorge Resort
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Kununurra
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 August 2014

We stayed at Emma Gorge as part of our Outback Spirit Kimberley tour. It had almost everything; an out door dining area with bar, shop, swimming pool, and lots of neat little cabins within walking distance of the above.
They were on a platforms above-ground and contained beds and en-suite in what appeared to be new and spotless building.
Some of us chose to the relax by the pool while others explored the gorge, a somewhat challenging trek for the more mature, but apparently worth the effort.
The bushland setting was amazing with trees and birds to delight the eye and ears.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Emma gorge resort is set in the most beautiful peaceful environment you could ever wish to find. Each room is private and has all the facilities except a fridge which would have been handy for a glass of wine. If you are looking to relax and unwind this place is for you. The restaurant has an excellent variety of food at reasonable prices, we were also impressed with the quality.
The staff are awesome and very helpful. We did a sunset tour with Reece and he was fantastic. The best thing is that a lot of the staff are Australian.
The only point which soured our stay was that all of the tours are from the station and if you don't have a 4wd there are no free transfers for the guests at Emma gorge to the station. We did a 2 hour sunset tour and found out when the girl from the station arrived to pick us up there was a $160 pick up fee to get us to the tour. We thought this was disgusting but couldn't say no as she was there. The tour was $130 for tour so the 20 min ride cost more than the 2 hour tour. So be careful of this if you are at the gorge and are considering a tour. Apart from this everything was perfect.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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1  Thank David W
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at the station bungalows & 2 nights at Emma Gorge resort. The tents were very nice but had no fridge or coffee/tea making facilities. The management of the resort seemed disorganised- no bottled water in the shop, no ink to print invoices& no takeaway sandwiches etc, only restaurant meals. No atmosphere at all. The station that had camping & bungalows was so different- very happy and helpful staff, music at night, a big camp fire, great steakhouse restaurant and a fun atmosphere.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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1  Thank SydneyErin
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Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

On our way we stopped for lunch, great place and very relaxing restaurant. We had entree and main, well presented and good in taste. Our waiter served us well and we enjoyed the time, before we left had a look around but didn't walked to the gorge, next time.

Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We stayed for only one night in a group of 16. The permanent tented accommodation was a little tired on the outside, needing a few extra clips to secure the flap on the door but all credit to the cleaning staff. Although the inside of the tents were showing signs of age, everything was lovely and clean. To wake up in the morning to the sound of the birds singing and sit on your deck overlooking the range - just breathtaking. We had a buffet dinner and it was superb. Huge choice of meats, vegetables, desserts - really wonderful, especially considering we were in the outback. Some of our group were disturbed by the restaurant manager's instructions on how the buffet should be approached but it was soon evident many didn't listen and it did not flow well because they didn't listen. I also think the restaurant manager needs to lighten up a bit but I was not insulted at all. Breakfast buffet was great too. Emma Gorge worth the walk but the resort has a pool if you want to lay back and relax. Laundry facilities available too.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

During a camping weekend to El Q, we had 2 delicious lunches at Emma Gorge. Our meals were tasty, generous and well priced. The service was superb, thankyou Ben. Nothing was too much trouble and we felt very spoilt by the attention we received.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Carolyn R
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Lori_Litwack, General Manager at Emma Gorge Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2014

Dear Carolyn R

Thank you for posting a review of Emma Gorge. It is wonderful to see the praise for our food and service, particularly for Ben who has recently joined the team. I am pleased that you enjoyed both your lunch experineces and hope that you have opportunity to visit again in the future.

Best wishes,

Lori Litwack
General Manager
El Questro

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Further to the review by Anneandbill2293 we also stayed at Emma Gorge for two nights on the 7th and 8th of June. I agree wholeheartedly, the scenery and location were fabulous. Our little tented cabins were nice - very tired but still comfortable. But the food. We were also in a large
tour group and we seemed to be first scheduled to each meal. The first evening meal was so cold and the meat so cold and tough it was horrible. When we tried to complain to the chef he was rude and told us in no uncertain terms it was none of the above.
Breakfast was horrid, cold and rubbery, on it went. All the serving utensils were covered in flies. The complaints soared, the Manager tried to calm things down by offering some people free drinks.
Our friends even tried the so called High Tea, coffee cups, tea bags and little to eat. They were very disgusted.
Such a same we were all looking forward to the great El Questro experience and thats all we can say, it was an experience and not one to be repeated.
Was it that there were just too many people? with three tour groups in - surely they are geared for such an influx.
It still remains that the food handling standards were very very poor for such a much advertised and highly lorded venue.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank grizzlybee
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Lori_Litwack, General Manager at Emma Gorge Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2014

Dear grizzlybee,

I can certainly understand your disappointment with the experience you just had at Emma Gorge. I do remember your group and the evening in question. We admittedly did have trouble with the chafing dishes that evening and I kow that the food was cold when served to the guests.

You are correct as well in saying that sometimes the 4 groups at one time can impact the service, however since you visited, we have really pinned down the organisation for these big nights. We recently had one of the same tour leaders visit and she was full of praise for the food and the kitchen team.

Please accept my sincere apologies that on the occasion your were with us that the food standards were not up to scratch but I am confident that the improvements we have already seen wil only get better and better.

Best wishes,

Lori Litwack
General Manager
El Questro

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Address: 75 Coolibah Dr, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Kimberley Region > Kununurra
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Kununurra
Price Range: £161 - £192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Emma Gorge Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hidden within the fiery red of El Questro’s Cockburn Ranges lies the spectacular Emma Gorge Resort, with excellent facilities for the whole family. Emma Gorge Resort offers comfortable tented cabins, each with their own private facilities. Shaded pathways link the tented cabins with the restaurant, pool and bar. ... more   less 
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