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.
- Wished we got to stay a little bit longerWe had a very quick stay at Mercure as we were passing through on our way to Broome. We had a lovely meal in the restaurant which we really enjoyed a bit… pricey but to be expected as to where it is located. Everything was clean and well presented.
- Not much choiceWe stayed here for 4 nights in a superior room with pool views. Check in was easy and the reception staff very friendly. The room was a bit dated and an… odd layout, the bed not very comfortable. The bar fridge was tiny and do not try to put anything on the fridge door shelf. I made this mistake and a bottle smashed out as soon as the door opened. This resulted in having to clean up - the floor was filthy. The bathtub looked like it hadn't been scrubbed for a while with soap scum clearly evident. Although the rooms are "cleaned" each day they need a thorough cleaning. I overheard another guest request housekeeping to clean around her cupboards due to excessive dust. We dined in the restaurant twice. The food was pretty good although quite expensive. We didn't try the buffet breakfast or lunch - this seems to cater for couch tour groups. Again the staff were all very friendly an alternate dining option is the sports & recreation club or the Lodge & Caravan Park. For the price of this hotel I expected much better standard of cleanliness.
- Best accommodation in the regionThe hotel is in shape of crocodile and it is amazing ! The rooms are updated, cool , clean and roomy. The staff is welcoming and helpful. In the foyer… you can see one of the biggest displays of aboriginal art I have ever seen. There are pool, bar and restaurant. Please note that there is no lifts so you have to carry your suitcases if your are on the second floor.