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From the marble foyer to its uniquely shaped exterior, Mercure Kakadu Crocodile is a retreat in the wilderness of Kakadu National Park. The room was spacious and comfortable. This is the tropics so it is hot and humid. The staff had the air conditioner on when we arrived so the room was cool and dry. After hiking in the park before checking in this was very welcome. The restaurant had excellent food and provided my needed gluten free meal without drama. Staff was courteous, friendly and helpful. This stay was and complete joy.
Located in the heart of Kakadu National Park, Cooinda Lodge Kakadu offers air-conditioned rooms with a private courtyard. Guests enjoy access to outdoor swimming pools and a restaurant. Wonderful location in the middle of the jungle. Everything exceeded my expectations. Wonderful pools, good food, room was so nice. In the hot NT arrived to a chilled room. So refreshing
Nestled among tropical landscaped gardens, in the heart of Kakadu National Park, Aurora Kakadu Lodge features a lagoon style swimming pool and an onsite bar and restaurant. the pool was awesome. grounds had a great set up for campers. Camp kitchen supplied so much to use. Restaurant good food a little expensive
Jabiru is a very small backwater. There are hardly any facilities there and only one supermarket which closed at 5.30pm. Do not expect the kind of service you get in a place like Darwin. There is not even free WiFi in most accommodation and indeed it is very difficult to get accommodation other than camping or caravanning at all. The town simply does not cater for travellers touring in their own car and looking for a place to sleep and shower.
It's great being right in Kakadu National Park. It's a lovely setting. Staff member at reception was rude, wrong and obnoxious. Given he was the first staff member I met, it made a lasting impression. Food is awful and expensive.
Check the internet for access to the sites you want to go to as much was closed for cultural or seasonal reasons. Wasn't expecting Ubir to be closed. Jabiru has very limited facilities but the Foodland does most things including a café. The Guluyambi Cultural Cruise is really good and a must. Friends also recommended the all day cultural tour into Arnhem land. Both the cruise and tour are run by indigenous staff brought up in Arnhem land. The Crocodile hotel has a great display of aboriginal art for sale with portfolios for most of the local artists.
It was old and tired, not maintained. Bird dropping all over the walking paths and not cleaned, a health hazard. Breakfast buffet was cold by 8.30, dinner was ordinary at best and overpriced. Extremely overpriced accommodation.
Even though we had to send food back to the kitchen multiple times as it was frozen in the middle, and the waiter was embarrassed and apologetic, a refund was not available as he said he was ‘not allowed to refund’. The steak sandwiches were pre cooked for some reason, $26 x2, and we just had to ‘accept the apology’ .
Jabiru is not Kakadu. Things may change with the mine closing but the place is all but a ghost town. head to Cooinda. If you are going to be this far from "civilisation" you are going to either miss the comforts or pay dearly for the them, but you have to expect that, just be prepared and accept it. Ensure your purchases are, at least in part, a benefit to the community and not made elsewhere with nothing going to traditional owners who have shared their land with us.
the pool was awesome. grounds had a great set up for campers. Camp kitchen supplied so much to use. Restaurant good food a little expensive