Fodor's Expert Review Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

1 Flinders St.

Shaped like a crocodile, this unusual hotel is situated deep in the heart of Kakadu National Park in the tiny town of Jabiru and is one of the area's best accommodation options. The spacious, refurbished rooms and the reception area—a de facto art gallery—is through the croc's mouth, while the swimming pool is in the open courtyard in its belly. The on-site Escarpment restaurant serves kangaroo and the hotel's namesake, crocodile, along with typical Western dishes.

PROS

  • great on-site restaurant
  • local Aboriginal artwork on sale
  • Jabiru town is within walking distance

CONS

  • pool area is small
  • large tour groups stay here, so it can feel a little touristy
  • ground-floor rooms can have "critters"

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Central
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: - 08 - 8979–9000

HOTEL DETAILS

110 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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