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Tweed Heads, Australia
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We stayed at Vatu Sanctuary for 8 nights in July 2016. It's the sort of place that feels like home when you've finished touring each of the fabulous places around the Alice. And that's all down to Colin Leel, the caring manager there. After first parking in our secured parking bay, Colin opened our Kingfisher apartment for us to see...

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VatuSanctuary, Manager at Vatu Sanctuary & Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you for that glowing review, making you feel welcomed and cared for is what we are all about and it has been a pleasure having you as our guests. We are certainly pleased that you enjoyed some of the glorious attractions here in Central Australia, as it is the sort of place that one can visit at different times...

Australia
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We had a week in the 'Burr Unit', and enjoyed the stay immensely. Colin had emailed us prior with very accurate directions - Colin was so lovely and welcoming on our arrival. There was also an incredible very nice and delicious welcome pack - again such a thoughtful touch. So nice to stay in accommodation exactly as described too. Every...

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VatuSanctuary, Manager at Vatu Sanctuary & Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you for the 'Beautiful place to stay' review. It has been our pleasure to have you as our welcomed guests. We are glad you ate in every night, as we aim to make all our apartments fully self-contained and self-catering. Glad you enjoyed the spa, as this together with it's private garden is what makes the Bure apartment special....

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This accommodation oasis is a hidden gem in Alice Springs. Colin is a thoughtful, generous, hospitable host and his attention to detail and the needs of guests during their visit to Alice is reflected in the style and range of well appointed, clean, comfortable accommodation. From the welcome basket of wine, nibbles and fruit to the flourishing garden courtyards and...

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VatuSanctuary, Manager at Vatu Sanctuary & Homestead, responded to this review

Hi mustdotravels, thank you for you wonderful review and we are glad you had a great stay. Ros and I never rest on our laurels, always adding something new to make our guests stay as comfortable as possible. The "welcome basket" is one, and now with our revamped website, we are providing more information about things to do in Alice...

Darwin, NT
Reviewed 19 July 2016

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. Two families (6 of us) huddled into the 2 bedroom apartment , walls filled with quality art work, a magical garden , equipped to eat take out from local restaurants and plenty...

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VatuSanctuary, Manager at Vatu Sanctuary & Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you Home71 for your kind review. It is unfortunate that the 3 bedroom was not available for your group, and so we hope that next time you return, we can accommodate you in that apartment. We love to expose visitors to the beauty of Central Australia and through the magnificent artwork that nurtures the soul. We are entering an...

Sydney
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We stayed at the Pond which opens onto gardens on three sides and has access to an inviting swimming pool.. The gardens are gorgeous and rose bushes bloomed in profusion. Colin, the manage,r invited us to cut fresh roses to decorate the house and we did. There was a generous welcome basket of nibbles, fruit and cheeses and again we...

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VatuSanctuary, Manager at Vatu Sanctuary & Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you Hawdownunder, we loved having you stay and were very concerned for you and your friend's when one had to be hospitalised. We are glad to have helped in the little way we did, and send our well wishes and kind regards. We are proud of our property and have now introduced our 'Art Catalogue' that lists information about...

Hawaii
Reviewed 16 June 2015

This eclectic home is very comfortable for families and people on business to stay while in Alice Springs. Collin, the manager, was found to be exceedingly hospitable and accommodating. The portion of the residence we occupied (three bedroom) was clean, comfortable and fully equipped. We had a private entrance and had no contact with the other guests unless we entered...

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VatuSanctuary, Manager at Vatu Sanctuary & Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We find that the 3 bedroom residence is perfect for those small groups, families and those here on business. Indeed, we definitely are not a hotel, and our efforts to create the 'home feel' has often been complemented on. Always looking at adding value and responsive to our guests stay, we have many returning...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 June 2015

My partner and i took my parents to Alice for 3 nights whilst they were visiting from the UK. I expected the Vatu to be good as i had read the excellent reviews before hand, but it definitely exceeded expectations. The manager Colin greeted us on arrival and straight away upgraded us from the 2 bedroom kingfisher to the HUGE...

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Vatu S, Manager at Vatu Sanctuary & Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you Emma for your kind review. We were pleased that we could upgrade you to our special Pond apartment, which definitely provides you the private space to totally relax. We always strive to make our guests happy and have had many people come and stay with their visiting parents and family. We hope your next visit to Alice Springs...

Reviewed 25 January 2015

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! Every thing here is beautiful ... Privacy, pool, gardens, art, artefacts & so many little homie extras. Not sure that I want to share this hidden gem with anyone else! Caters for...

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Vatu S, Owner at Vatu Sanctuary & Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Renata, Craig and Olivia, Thank you for that fabulous review. We are really delighted that you appreciate and enjoyed our place and our attention to details has delighted you. We look forward to seeing you and your family and friends come to stay with us again, now that you know what we have to offer. Next time you come,...

Derby Line, Vermont
Reviewed 22 May 2014

My wife and I stayed in The Studio at Vatu Sanctuary for three nights in April, 2014 and were astonished at the artistic concepts embodied in this inn/compound, located in the midst of a purely residential area. High walls ensure privacy; easy parking on the street right in front; wonderful private pool with surrounding sculpture, Buddha fountain, etc. Nearby grocery...

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Vatu S, Manager at Vatu Sanctuary & Homestead, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you and your lovely wife stay with us and to have our occasional chat. We at Vatu Sanctuary do our best to make everyone's stay a relaxing and enjoyable affair and it is these positive feed back that reassure us that we are doing the right things. We look forward...

Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Vatu Sanctuary for thirteen nights in the 3 bedroom Villa - amenities, pool, surrounds security and privacy were excellent and the Villa was located in a very quiet part of the city and close to shopping and amenities - great place to say and the owners extremely good to deal with

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Vatu S, Manager at Vatu Sanctuary & Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Ron, thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us. Chatting with you when you were here, conveyed that we were doing things right and our efforts to make your stay enjoyable a success. Indeed it was good to see you stay for over a week, as it meant you...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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Luxury self-catering apartments in the heart of Alice Springs, Central Australia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vatu Sanctuary & Homestead

Address: P18 Knuckey Ave, 12 Harvey Street, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 870, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
Price Range: RM689 - RM1,480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vatu Sanctuary & Homestead 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“The Kingfisher !”
 of 5 bubbles W939S, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had the two bedroom apartment , the three bedroom took lifestyle and space to an entirely new level of stylish accommodation.”
 of 5 bubbles Home71, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Every room is different but we loved the conservatory room at the Pond that had views on two sides.”
 of 5 bubbles hawdownunder, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Partake in the patio BBQ.”
  • Very comfortable having a private entrance.
 of 5 bubbles CaptainBlackie, 15 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Unless you are traveling with children, the Studio unit will be just the ticket. The other two units have separate bedrooms, dining areas, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles wpdame3, 22 May 2014 | Read review
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