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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 November 2016

It was my second (and third) stay here - once for one night and again the next week for two nights. Still very average - if I could stay somewhere else I would, though it's the only option (I was working in the area). Some of the rooms have been done up a bit and those are ok, but often...

Thank everyday-onwards
Alice Springs, Australia
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The rooms are large but when we went in the floor was covered in bugs, otherwise the bathroom was clean, the room big enough for 3 adults. Comfortable enough for an overnight stop. It has been awhile since I stayed there and not much has changed.

Thank barty64
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing spot. We loved it. Very peaceful. Dog friendly. Was amazing to just sit back and relax. Good shop large with variety. There is a bar but we didnt go in. Looks nice though. Awesome spot in the middle of nowhere. Would stop there again.

1Thank 1992danya
Suva, Fiji
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Roadhouse romantic for $180. Backrooms next to the toilet block where impacted by the odour, so we asked for a front room. Renovated. Roomy. Recommended. Return visit? Most likely if the opportunity arises.

Thank BoneandBtwo
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The room for $180 was unexpectedly roomy and recently renovated. Huge flat screen TV, separate toilet and bathroom made for a pleasant stay. Ill stay there again if the opportunity arises. Rooms come in varpus sizes and prices. The front rooms all appear to be recently renovated.

Thank Ralf Z
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here overnight on our way to Alice, cheap clean accommodation. Had meals that were reasonable (the outback grill should state what is in it) Games room to keep the kids entertained while you enjoy a cold beer in the bar during happy hour :)

Thank melissaandjason
Green Point, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a welcome overnight stay on the way to Uluru. The room was comfortable and the shower was great. You need to drink bottled water here, they supplied us with a large bottle. We had takeaway hamburgers which were great. Overall this is a good stopover in a remote location, I would stay here again.

1Thank cindb73
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We've stayed here twice now, once in the rooms and once in the unpowered campground. The campground gets very busy so try to arrive early. No set spots in the unpowered area, so people just make their own spots so gets hard to try and fit yourself in between people (especially with a camper trailer!). In saying that, it's only...

1Thank GeorgeandShelly
Ulladulla, Australia
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We arrived at Marla about 4.00pm, booked in then found a good site. The sites were set up differently, and in our case we just parked on the edge of a squared area which had grass. We did not hear the generated to much there, but you have got to expect that if you want power. The staff were good...

2Thank CynthiaT286
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here heading north to Uluru. Powered site tripped often and given the usual excusez that we were sucking too much power via a 10 amp fuse but the next power source worked perfectly. Bbqs were very dirty but soon cleaned up by staff. On return journey food from cafe was pretty good. Has a pool but was too old...

1Thank William P

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Marla Travellers’ Rest is a sprawling roadhouse, hotel/motel, restaurant, service station, supermarket and much more – all in one place. Located on the Stuart highway since 1982, it provides a comprehensive range of facilities for travellers and locals alike. It takes it’s name from the Aboriginal word meaning kangaroo. Situated east of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands in South Australia, Marla Travellers’ Rest is very much the heart of Marla. Marla is 1,082 km’s from Adelaide and 159km south of the Northern Territory border. With it’s official population of just over 70 people, Marla is primarily a service town and it visited twice a week by the historic Great Southern Railway train, The Ghan, which now frequently passes by directly across the road from the roadhouse. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marla Travellers Rest

Address: Main Stuart Highway,, Marla, South Australia 5724, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Marla
Hotel Class:2 star — Marla Travellers Rest 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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“Go the Deluxe Room as the bed was awesome”
103sharonc, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Book an upgraded room”
geoffm604, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms seem to be done up, though more noisy as closer to road.”
everyday-onwards, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“front rooms”
BoneandBtwo, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Guess we were pretty much near the work units but noise was not a problem for us”
CynthiaT286, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
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