Pet friendly
Swimming pool
BBQ facilities
Washing machine
Free WiFi
Free parking

Located just 1.6 mi from the Alice Springs town center, Vatu Sanctuary offers self-contained executive-style apartments with free WiFi and free parking. Guests enjoy an onsite swimming pool and free in-room cable TV.

School of Air is 2,650 feet from Vatu Sanctuary, while the Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime Gallery is 1.4 mi from the property.

All accommodations offers a fully equipped kitchen, a dining setting and a lounge area. Some accommodations offers a patio. Towels and bed linen are provided.

Vatu Sanctuary has been welcoming guests since Feb 26, 2015

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (10.0)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Hi, is it secured parking?
    Yes, all our apartments have off-street secured parking, behind rollerdoors. The Two-Bedroom Apartment shares the same off-street entrance with another apartment, each with their own parking space, both behind secured rollerdoor.
    Answered on December 29, 2021
  • is longer term accomodation offered ie 3 months for a worker
    Yes, we do provide longer stay accommodation with a nightly rate based on a monthly booking and subject to availability. Enquire for details.
    Answered on January 13, 2021
  • when will there be availablitity?
    Our apartments already have bookings throughout 2022, including regular returning monthly guests. You can certainly make an enquiry through BookingCom to us for specific periods and number of bedrooms within your time-frame.
    Answered on December 29, 2021

Hosted by Vatu Sanctuary

Host Review Score

Vatu Sanctuary
The secret is out! Vatu Sanctuary is by far the best accommodation in Alice Springs! Funky little Central Australian get-away... We couldn't have asked for more! Not Hotel but a Home... This eclectic home is very comfortable for families and people on business to stay while in Alice Springs. Alice Springs has an abundance of creative talent and staying at Vatu Sanctuary instead of a traditional hotel or motel immerses you in this element of the community.
When we came to Alice Springs in 2006, I thought we would just be passing through... Something about this spectacular landscape has taken hold... from exploring the MacDonnell Ranges, Hermannsberg and Palm Valley, the Binns Track... experiencing the different seasons, the wildflowers in spring, gorgeous autumn weather... the ephemeral rivers and permanent waterholes are just a few of my favourite things... Then there is the wildlife, seeing creatures I would never see in the cities. The black-footed wallabies, a dingo walking down the highway, wild horses and camels, perenties and long-nose dragons, wedge-tail eagles, western bower birds, and the unique experience of seeing thousands of frogs provided by mother-nature. Then there are the attractions and events, enjoying day visits to the internationally renowned Alice Springs Desert Park, a drive along the West Macs for a dip in Ellery Creek Bighole, the view from the Mount Sounder Lookout, with lunch at Glen Helen. I enjoy the annual Beanie Festival, learn about indigenous culture and history. And then there is the art... an eye-opener sumptuous feast that for the mind and soul... all in the heart of Australia.
Language spoken: English
Amenities of Vatu Sanctuary
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Sit back and relax
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Carpeted
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Inner courtyard view
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Secure parking
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Building Characteristics
  • Semi-detached
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Fenced pool
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Saltwater pool
  • Shallow end
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Air conditioning
  • Family rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules Vatu Sanctuary takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


Until 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Vatu Sanctuary accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

The fine print

Please note that pets are only permitted in the 1-Bedroom Apartment.

FAQs about Vatu Sanctuary

  • The prices at Vatu Sanctuary may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Vatu Sanctuary offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Swimming pool

  • Yes, Vatu Sanctuary is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at Vatu Sanctuary is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Vatu Sanctuary (subject to availability) that can accommodate:

    • 3 guests
    • 5 guests
    • 6 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Vatu Sanctuary by:

    • Car 20min
    • Taxi 20min

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Vatu Sanctuary (subject to availability) that have:

    • 1 bedroom
    • 2 bedrooms
    • 3 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Vatu Sanctuary is 1.4 miles from the center of Alice Springs.