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    Nhill-Harrow Road, Nhill, Victoria 3418, Australia
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    Geelong, Australia
    Reviewed 9 January 2017

    If you are expecting luxury five star accommodation you will be disappointed. But at the end of the day, you do not come to the Little Desert Nature Lodge for the accommodation and amenities, you come to be close to nature and it does not disappoint. This is a beautiful place with amazing animal and plant species and great conservation...

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    Adelaide, Australia
    Reviewed 7 January 2017

    Perfect halfway spot to stay one night enroute to Adelaide from Melbourne. Quick responses to booking queries, friendly welcome and beautiful scenery. Hotel style room was big, very clean, comfy bed, had great wifi, the a/c had been turned on prior to my arrival so after a long hot day of driving that was much appreciated. Mini fridge, kettle, tea/coffee/hot...

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    Kaniva, Australia
    Reviewed 23 December 2016

    We held our Christmas Party at the Lodge and were blown away with the service we received even though the managers were very new and had not felt with our initial booking. We were a small group of 15 and were treated no different than a large group. Beautiful food, friendly service and a lovely spot right on our doorstep....

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    Little_Desert_Lodge, Manager at Little Desert Nature Lodge, responded to this review

    Hi Donna, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you and host your Christmas Party at the Lodge. We truly appreciate your feedback. It is such a delight to be able to connect with the local community and offer this unique venue for both small and large groups to come together. We look forward to seeing you again and hope...

    Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

    Almost don't want to review or everyone will come here! Beautiful location, fantastic value for money and one of the cleanest, best kept rooms I've ever stayed in. Don't be fooled by the dated looking decor in the photos, the doona covers might look a bit 80's but this place is immaculate. The pics don't do it justice. Plus extra...

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    Little_Desert_Lodge, Manager at Little Desert Nature Lodge, responded to this review

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed and lovely review. It is wonderful to hear that your stay exceeded your expectations and you felt comfortable and at home. We are in a unique location that offers guests many comforts as well as an authentic natural escape with plenty of serenity and wildlife. We look forward to...

    Paris, France
    Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

    Very unfriendly service ! George, the Emu is the nicest guy we met there. He should be the one in charge of the reception desk ! This place was the first time we had a bad reception since we arrived in Australia. I do not recomand that place.

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    Little_Desert_Lodge, Manager at Little Desert Nature Lodge, responded to this review

    My sincerest apologies that your stay did not meet your expectations. The Lodge has since undergone new management and it is our biggest focus to personally engage with guests and ensure their stay is a memorable one. We have a unique property that offers guests a peaceful and comfortable natural experience and I am sorry that you did not receive...

    Melbourne, Australia
    Reviewed 15 October 2016

    we were lucky to spend 4 nights in our caravan in the camp ground of Little Desert Lodge this month. Others with us stayed in the 'motel like' accommodation. A meal in the dinning room was great with surprisingly extremely good food, presented well and tasted even better. (Temporary chef we heard). The area around the lodge is full of...

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    Little_Desert_Lodge, Manager at Little Desert Nature Lodge, responded to this review

    Thank you for leaving a review of your recent stay. The property that the Lodge encompasses is full of such natural diversity and I am delighted to hear you were able to experience the full spectrum on offer. Your photos are beautiful and we would love to welcome you back if you are ever in the area again.

    Melbourne, Australia
    Reviewed 18 September 2016

    We stayed one night at this Lodge. Room was big and well laid out. The area is quiet and relaxing. There is a nice walk around the Lodge area and a few native animals wandered about. Nice place to wind down from the road.

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    Little_Desert_Lodge, Manager at Little Desert Nature Lodge, responded to this review

    Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to review your experience. We could not agree more that the Lodge offers travellers a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. We are delighted that you were able to enjoy the on site walking track and some of our native animals that make a stay at the Lodge so unique.

    Mandurah, Australia
    Reviewed 21 June 2016

    Beautiful bush land, wonderful wildlife encounters, peaceful paradise. Whimpey had real vision and was ahead of his time when he set this place up. A real surprise of the trip encountering this place. It is somewhat dated, old and in need of a revamp in the main lodge, but the rest of this 120 hectare wilderness and conservation site is...

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    Little_Desert_Lodge, General Manager at Little Desert Nature Lodge, responded to this review

    Its a privilege to continue the conservation legacy of the Lodge founders Whimpey and Maureen. Thank you for sharing the great things to see and do in the region. We think its a special place to explore and preserve for future generations to come.

    Williamstown, Australia
    Reviewed 29 May 2016

    Great place to stay to see plenty of wildlife..kangaroos greated us at the gate and George the Emu walked past our room to say hello. On our bush walk saw lots of Roos and flora. Accomodation was comfortable - we had an inter connecting family room which was great for sharing with kids. We arrived late at night and were...

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    Melbourne, Australia
    Reviewed 7 April 2016

    i stayed with my three kids just after Easter. Mandy is absolutely lovely and set a cabin up perfectly for us. we enjoyed the night tour into the sanctuary to meet bettongs, bandicoots, sugar gliders and bush stone curlews. the next morning we got to see the mallee fowl as well as a bettong having a “midnight snack”. It is...

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    Official Description (provided by the hotel)
    Conveniently located halfway between Adelaide and Melbourne, you will find a peaceful hidden treasure set on 117 hectares of natural bushland. The Lodge is 16km South of Nhill just off the Western Highway and approximately an hours drive from Horsham. Situated on the edge of the pristine Little Desert National Park, you will find the Lodge to be a peaceful and relaxing base for your next adventure. Founded in 1970 and recently acquired by Conservation Volunteers Australia, let our guides share their knowledge and passion for the Little Desert including highlights such as:The rare and elusive Malleefowl or ‘Lowan’ birdA Unique School's Environmental Education ProgramExcellent Accommodation & Camping FacilitiesStunning WildflowersAbundant Birds & Wildlife Bushwalking & Nature TrailsGet up close and personal with some of the lodges animal inhabitants. ... more   less 

    Additional Information about Little Desert Nature Lodge

    Address: Nhill-Harrow Road, Nhill, Victoria 3418, Australia
    Region: Australia > Victoria > Nhill
    Price Range: RM378 - RM391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    Hotel Class:3.5 star — Little Desert Nature Lodge 3.5*
    Number of rooms: 40
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    “Room #14 has an adjoining door to the next room. I didn't need it, but that could be a good option if staying with a larger family.”
     of 5 bubbles cinchoua, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
    “Motel rooms were excellent. Bunk rooms (exactly that) with bunks only and outside toilets. Camp ground (power and water on some sites)”
     of 5 bubbles 321alisonr, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
    “All rooms are very well maintained”
     of 5 bubbles Yogimelb, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
    “All rooms have a similar nature view with terrace”
     of 5 bubbles 654ilkkak, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
    “I got the impression that there were non ensuite rooms available, to best be sure what you're booking.”
     of 5 bubbles chrisbychic, 13 Jan 2015 | Read review
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