Friday, June 23, 2017
Samsung Website Header Banner
Hirum Next Gen Website Title 728×90

Upgraded accommodation: Kakadu promises memorable holiday experience in 2017

After one of the wettest wet seasons for years, Kakadu is looking in perfect condition for the forthcoming peak ‘dry’ season.

Kakadu Tourism, the region’s largest hotel and tour operator – has announced a range of upgrades to make visits to Kakadu even more attractive in 2017.

Upgraded accommodation

Kakadu’s famous Crocodile Hotel (aka ‘The Croc’ or Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel) is following up earlier refurbishments with a further upgrade of 51 rooms and the addition of distinctive Indigenous styling in all rooms with bed runners and cushions designed by local artists Timothy Djandjomerr and David Cameron.

The project builds on The Croc’s appointment last year of an Indigenous ‘artist in residence’, who works with other Indigenous artists to create artworks at the hotel’s Ochre Art Gallery, which showcases one of the largest collections of traditional Aboriginal art in the Top End and the largest range of Kakadu and Arnhemland art in the country.

Native and tropical herbs and vegetables are now being sourced from The Croc’s own herb gardens and green house, and are featured in dishes at the hotel’s Escarpment Restaurant.

Cooinda is also upgrading both its Lodge accommodation and its camp ground, with safari-style tented accommodation being made available from late June for the dry season. Highly popular in 2016, the tents are fully made-up for arriving guests and provide comfortable bedding and facilities. The small tent ‘village’ is set in a beautiful shady area of the campgrounds with access to quality share cooking and bathroom/laundry facilities.

Cooinda will also launch enhanced food choices, with a retro style ‘Too Deadly Fish & Chip’ van operating to provide fresh fish and chips with fast service, delivered in the traditional ‘newspaper’ style.

Check Also

Mantra Group raises $13,000 for Luke Batty Foundation

Mantra Group’s North Queensland Region took to the pitch on Saturday June 17 to raise $13,000 for the Luke Batty Foundation, the group’s official charity partner, at their annual cricket day fundraiser.  

Are awards rewarding for hotels?

With a number of awards to be presented to Australian hotels and resorts over the coming months, AccomNews spoke exclusively with Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) about the importance of awards to a hotel’s reputation, as well as to their development and success.

How well does Airbnb manage guest reviews?

Every hotelier knows how important online reviews are, and how damaging they can be if they’re unfavourable.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *