Classic outback hospitality at the historic junction of the Oodnadatta and Birdsville Tracks.
Open every day from 8am – late (bar opens at 10am)
Meals available daily from 12 – 2 pm and a sumptuous dinner menu from 6 – 8pm.
Happy Hour every Friday night – 8pm
Call or email to book your accommodation, meals, tours and Scenic Flights over magnificent Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre.
What the Marree Hotel is doing to ensure you enjoy your stay
Phil and Maz have invested heavily in updating the hotel’s infrastructure. The new laundry; all new linen; air conditioners and complete overhaul of the rain water catchment system, linked to 2 micron filters, enables greater fresh water carrying. With no more than 160mls of rain a year its critical the Marree Hotel conserves every bit of rain water we can.
There is also 24 hour tea and coffee available in the ‘Lake Eyre’ room for all guests.
The hotel recycles cans and bottles. Metals find there way to recyclers in the city through Marre’s waste management system. We even send the ringpulls from cans to charities in Adelaide for the construction of wheelchair components and artificial joints in third world countries.
Use of the Beer Garden
Alongside the swimming pool is the Beer Garden with BBQ facilities. Day-trippers are able to use the lunch-time BBQ for a small fee. Please register at the bar.
For groups of up to ten people – $10.00 (BBQ For larger groups (over ten people) – $25.00 (BBQ)
Bonus: You get full use of the hotel swimming pool!
The Marree Community
The hotel is the hub of the Marree community with community darts on Friday nights where everyone is welcome. Through summer there’s tennis. Latest release movies are screened in the Marree Cinema each week.
The Marree Hotel is committed to supporting the community. The hotel has donated over $30,000 to support the Marree Picnic Races, the Camel Cup, the Queen of the Desert Festival and to establish the Marree Gun Club. Maz and Phil have made a pledge to continue to support events for our community and for our guests to enjoy. The hotel and patrons are great supporters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and have donate over $5,000 to the organisation each year.
But… this is the outback
Things are different and the logistics of providing excellent accommodation are not without some compromise.
For example, there is no mobile phone service (except at 1,500ft while taking a scenic flight).
Our water is from a bore and is excellent quality for washing, bathing, cooking and cleaning your teeth, but you can’t drink it! There is rain water in each kettle (ensuite cabins only) and bottled water in the jug in each fridge. 10ltr casks of fresh water can be purchased from the hotel bar.
Power to the hotel comes from the town’s generators. Whilst there is plenty of power available, the infrastructure that delivers it is another story and frequent power failure can occur. So make sure you bring a torch just in case we end up in the dark. In most cases, power is restored within the hour.
Digital Television is available. Free-to-air channels are now available via satellite. You will be confronted with TWO remote controls but use the TV one just to turn it on and then use the OTHER remote – for the digital box – to surf your channels.