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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Cots/infant beds

Guest reviews

3.6/5 Good
143 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Parking included
Breakfast Available


Explore the area

Popular LocationTjoritja-West MacDonnell National Park1 min walk
Popular LocationGlen Helen Gorge3 min walk
Popular LocationOrmiston Gorge16 min drive

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  • Standard Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsStandard Room
  • Family Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsFamily Room
  • Double Escarpment View

    Room amenities

    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsDouble Escarpment View

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area

Mount Zeil

Located in Mount Zeil, Glen Helen Lodge is on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Tjoritja-West MacDonnell National Park and Glen Helen Gorge.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Tjoritja-West MacDonnell National Park - 1 min walk
  • Glen Helen Gorge - 3 min walk
  • Ormiston Gorge - 16 min drive
  • Ellery Creek Big Hole - 47 min drive


  • Namatjira Gallery — 1 min walk

About this property

Glen Helen Lodge

Riverside hotel with restaurant and outdoor pool
Along with a restaurant, this hotel has an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Self parking is free. Additionally, a meeting room, laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance are on-site. Rooms offer fridges and free bottled water.
Glen Helen Lodge offers 25 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water. Cots/infant beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–9:30 AM: AUD 28-28 for adults and AUD 15-15 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge


  • ATM/banking services
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 1 meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities


  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge



Check-in between 2 PM and 7:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 5 August 2020 to 31 January 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available for AUD 5.0 per night

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 28 and AUD 28 for adults, and AUD 15 and AUD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 5.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Property is also known as

Glen Helen Lodge Mount Zeil
Glen Helen Homestead
Glen Helen Mount Zeil
Glen Helen Lodge Hotel
Glen Helen Lodge Mount Zeil
Glen Helen Lodge Hotel Mount Zeil

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Glen Helen Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Glen Helen Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Glen Helen Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 7:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this property located?
Situated on the riverfront, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tjoritja-West MacDonnell National Park and Glen Helen Gorge. Ormiston Gorge is 6.7 mi (10.8 km) away.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Glen Helen Lodge

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The bedroom was dirty, as was the bathroom. The room looked nothing like the pictures. We stayed 2 nights and the bed linen was not changed, in fact the bed was not even made! The bathroom was not cleaned either. The BBQ was so dirty that there were flames and we asked for it to be cleaned for the following evening but this did not happen. The Management of this Lodge were appalling - it was expensive for what it offered - dirty, run down rooms with terrible bathrooms. Sadly, it’s the only place there to stay.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

This lodge is very basic and quite rundown. It needs work done for it to be a comfortable stay. No effort to make it look decent. The food on the other hand was very good. A lovely lady from Chile at the reception desk was very nice and helpful.

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Beautiful location, rooms very basic and very Very over priced

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019


  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Location very good for exploring the surrounds. Accommodation is aging and needs refurbishing. However, comfortable in general.

Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2019