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Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge
Perth, Australia
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67 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“Great accomodation and welcoming hosts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012

Really enjoyed our stay here. We were self-drive travellers rather than tour groups but despite this received a friendly welcome from the hosts who showed us around and assisted us with our bags. Our tent was beautifully appointed with great views out to the ranges below (please note, not all the tents have such an open view as some face inwards).

Evening dinner was pleasant as was breakfast. As noted already, the camp is frequented by APT tour groups and as such the rest of people eating were older and part of the tour. This didn't post a problem as long as you don't mind getting stuck in, they were welcoming enough.

The staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

This place is a pleasant surprise. Great tented accom with private shower/toilet in lovely setting.
The down side is that it is used by the tour groups as a stop over so "lone travelers" like us are a the odd ones out ( and also considerably younger) . However , we were soon included around the fire and at the communal dinner tables , so its not really a problem if you are the friendly type.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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92 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

This is a tough review as this camp is part of the APT tour company, so yes you should expect bus groups, however this wasn't known when booked. Therefore like at other facilities the bus tour groups were given preference to the self drive tourists. This was obvious pretty much from the beginning. Meal times weren't passed on to the self drive tourists and if you want breakfast and you don't want it when the tour buses left tough luck. We were on a more relaxed itinerary to the tour buses so we didn't really want to be having breakfast at 0630 however we weren't given a lot of choice as the staff said it was this time or no time. The tents are more basic than at Emma Gorge but do the job (although can get very cold at night so be prepared). Oh and don't forget there isn't much sound proofing. Whilst the staff were friendly and helpful we just felt that the business plan needs to reflect that they get income from both the large bus groups and the self drive tourists and perhaps the self drive tourists don't need to be woken up at the crack of dawn to the sound of 30 people and their wheelie bags heading to the bus. One of the other self drive couples also tried to get a lunch made for them to take on their day trip however the price quoted would have made your eyes water even the cook was apologising but said she had to follow guidelines, they then asked if they could buy some ice and despite there being bagged ice available were told they couldn't sell it to the self drive tourists, they then asked if it was possible to use the phone with a calling card but ere told it wasn't available for guests, its little things like this that make you feel like second class citizens. But on a positive note for the remoteness of the facility the food was nice and you shouldn't go hungry. One final point for the management, a proper fire break I think would be nice, it did worry me that I couldn't detect a proper fire break around the camp given the dryness of the country.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
65 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2011

A brilliant place to stay, close to some of the fabulous attractions of the Gibb River Road. The tents are pretty comfortable, and the location is lovely, alongside a creek, with a stunning view of the Precipice Range. Gorgeous at sunrise! The food is pretty good considering the remote location and lack of facilities. Plenty of it, and wine provided as well.

The staff weren't the friendliest, and were reluctant to help carry bags for people with mobility problems. Personally I don't like the "songs round the campfire" approach, but it seems to appeal to others, so it's just a matter of taste.

Hard to beat the location, so this place comes recommended.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge

Property: Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge
Address: Gibb River Road | King Leopold Ranges, Imintji, Western Australia, Australia (Formerly Imintji Wilderness Camp)
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Kimberley Region > Imintji
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Imintji
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge boasts an enviable position, and a delightful sprawling lawn on which to relax and take in the spectacular sunsets and sunrises. Just metres off the Gibb River Road and close to the Imintji Aboriginal community, the lodge takes full advantage of its prime Indigenous-owned site, with magnificent views of the King Leopold escarpment stretching to the horizon. Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge offers 24 Standard tented cabins with twin beds and private ensuites, all providing hot showers, flushing toilets, fresh linen, doona's and fluffy pillows. They feature a spacious front deck sporting comfortable chairs and amazing aspects across the Kimberley Outback. All our room rates include a gourmet three-course dinner, featuring the region's finest flavours, and a sumptuous buffet breakfast. Our Lodge is fully licensed and we have a range of beer, wine and mixed drinks available to purchase to complement our tantalising food. ... more   less 
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