Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
From the marble foyer to the uniquely shaped exterior, Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is a cool retreat in the midst of Kakadu National Park’s wilderness. Just 2 ½ hours’ drive from Darwin, Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is the only full service hotel for Kakadu accommodation and is the ideal base to explore the Ubirr, Nourlangie and Jim Jim areas of Kakadu.
- Friendly and certainly differentWe stayed here for 2 nights as part of an AAT Kings tour to Kakadu and Arnhem Land. As there had been a problem with one aspect of this tour being cancelled,… AAT Kings in Darwin had arranged for us to have complimentary breakfasts and dinners which were very good. Reception ,especially Elaine, were delightful and very efficient. We got 2 very good size rooms on the first floor which were fine, overlooking the pool( we had booked Superior Rooms) with small but OK bathrooms. The hotel was built in the shape of a crocodile some years ago but unfortunately nobody remembered to put in a lift or balconies for the first floor rooms which do have sliding doors! However the pool is lovely and the surrounding garden very pleasant. There is a large rather barn like restaurant and the few young student staff rushed off their feet which means that breakfast can be a bunfight if there are large groups in. The food is good in the evening, both buffet and a la carte and generally everyone is friendly and trying hard. There is a large Aboriginal art gallery at this hotel with the artists hanging around and drinking rather a lot.
- Ditto - nice but tired.Like many others have found and written this hotel is a little tired. We stayed here for several nights whilst touring Kakadu. This iconic hotel was my… first choice. Everything was on hand, the staff were very helpful and friendly the rates for rooms and meals was good. The rooms themselves were tired in many ways, there were minor repairs required in our room which would have helped our stay. Possibly due to the popularity of the hotel it would be hard to repair everything but it needs to be done before it falls apart. The town is only small but has a very functional supermarket with a create café in it serving lovely fresh food and coffee.