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Last 5 reviews
This is a tough review to do as there are so many good things about this place but there were also quite a few shortcomings. Pros: - comfortable lodging - amazing chef, so excellent breakfast and dinners - good selection of beverages - sunset canapes and drinks by the pool - lovely small pool - very friendly and attentive staff Cons: - small pool - we turned up on their opening day after having been shut for Covid and the wet season, so there were many teething problems - our room wasn't serviced after the 1st night - when it was serviced, products weren't replaced - dinner service was extremely slow (over 3 hours!) - canapes were served very late They did acknowledge the shortcomings and compensated us appropriately. The bottom line for us, I think, is that this is a very expensive place to stay at (we had 2 rooms over 4 nights) and we would think the attention to detail should be better. However, we appreciated the staff and the food was amazing, so we would still recommend this experience.
We dined here for a special occasion, a significant birthday. The whole experience was lovely, drinks to start in the garden and then shown to our table to have a starter followed by a main and desert, all accompanied by wines selected to suit the meal. Service was attentive without being over bearing and the whole experience made us fgeel very special.
The sounds of cicadas
Cicada Lodge at Nitmiluk Gorge, just outside of Katherine, was a delightful weekend getaway from Darwin. The staff were helpful, relaxed and friendly and created a wonderful environment. The rooms have a lovely bush view with a little verandah (fan over head) to enjoy the sounds of the cicadas in the outdoors. A lovely pool with large umbrellas and lounges on the edge to find reprieve from the sun. The food at the restaurant was delicious and catered to dietary requirements well. Matching wines with dinner was beautiful! The only downside I saw was the dinning room was far too cold with the aircon but the staff were flexible to us moving outside to eat by the pool instead. We enjoyed the boat cruise with the swim as well! Wet season deals ($) enabled us to stay in this lodge, so that was good.
A little piece of oaradise
We stayed here with friends just at the start of the wet season. The location is excellent with lots of interesting nature and bush on your door step. Watch out for the black cockatoos. The rooms are very comfortable and well appointed and the air con is very effective and much welcome!! We had dinner here on both nights where they offered a fixed menu of very delicious and local fare. The chef is very good and compares very well to meals in large city high end establishments. It was also nicely portioned and extremely tasty. They also offered a good wine selection and at fair prices. We really enjoyed our trip to Katherine and returning to this little piece of paradise at the end of a hot day. It’s a treat worth offering to yourself when you’re in this beautiful part of the world.
1 night in Cicada Lodge.
Spent 1 night in Cicada Lodge after doing the Katherine Gorge cruise. It was really lovely. Beautiful spot. Accommodation was 1st class. Check-in was easy, once we located the staff. Drinks by the pool before dinner was a lovely touch. Set menu for dinner was amazing....right down to the dessert course! Wish we could have stayed a further night. One thing - breaky was a bit slow for our guide. But after a polite reminder - it was served promptly. So quiet.....
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