About Us


Superbly located in the centre of town, the Diplomat motel provides the perfect place to relax and unwind in Alice Springs. An ideal base to explore the spectacular rugged beauty of central Australia and the outback.

The Heart of Alice Springs

We offer a range of well-priced accommodation options, meeting venues and facilities operated by friendly, professional staff. After a busy day of sightseeing or business meetings relax by the pool and enjoy a casual meal and ice cold beer in the fully licensed Uncle’s Tavern. Only minutes walk from the heart of the Todd Mall the property is close to shops, restaurants, cafes and many of the local attractions Alice Springs has to offer. Also enjoy the FREE WIFI in your room, Uncles Tavern and Restaurant. 

Take the heritage walk to explore some of the attractions and the unique Aboriginal Art galleries, full of stunning artworks produced by Aboriginal artists both locally and from the surrounding Aboriginal communities.​

Diplomat Motel is part of the Pelathon Management Group

Getting Here

By Shuttle

The Alice Springs Airport shuttle bus service is operated by Alice Wanderer Airport Transfers operates for all scheduled flights in to and out of Alice Springs.  The shuttle bus will transfer passengers between the airport and town centre, picking up and dropping off passengers to and from the Diplomat Motel. Tickets can be purchased from the Attendant at the airport or bookings can be made online at www.alicewanderer.com.au

Cost: $16.00 per passenger (one way).
Group of three: $16.00 each for first two passengers, $11.00 for the third passenger
Group of four or more: $11.00 per passenger 
Contact: 1800 722 111 | info@alicewanderer.com.au www.alicewanderer.com.au

By Taxi

Alice Springs Taxis – 08 8952 1877.
Fare estimate is between $40-$50.

By Car Hire

Private Car Transfers

  • A&P Private Hire – 08 8953 3030
  • Denis Private Hire – 0418 853 075
  • Hire Me Private Hire- 0458 166 123
  • Tailormade Tours – 08 8952 1731
  • Red Centre Private Hire – 08 8953 8372
  • Scheids Private Hire – 08 8952 3542

Car Rental

You can pre-book your vehicle or book on arrival at Alice Springs Airport. 

Corporate Traveller

At the Diplomat we appreciate that you may have additional requests to assist with your business requirements while you are travelling. We are delighted to offer you the following business services.

Business Services:

  • Photocopying and Printing service in black & white & colour
  • Facsimile Service
  • Scanning and email services
  • Conference Phone
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Private dinner options

Leisure Guest

Our swimming pool and sheltered outdoor lounge area is available for the enjoyment of all in-house guests and a great way to escape the scorching summer heat of Central Australia.

Our swimming pool is located in the centre of the property and is salt water. Hours of operation are from 6am – 10pm

Tour Desk – all tours pick up and drop off at reception for your convenience. Don’t forget to ask our friendly staff to assist with wake-up calls and luggage storage.


  • 24-hour reception
  • Tour Desk
  • Transfer booking to and from the airport and the Ghan train (extra fee)
  • Washing machines and dryers
  • Drycleaning
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor BBQ area
  • Car Park
  • Luggage storage
  • In room dining

"Clean, Friendly, central location"

“The diplomat motel Alice Springs on arrival you are greeted by a great team who were friendly, helpful and welcoming. The rooms are clean and functional, beds comfortable and the rooms are big enough not to feel to crammed into space. A plus is the secure parking for cars, buses, trucks, campers or caravans. In the heart of alice springs, close to everything. Highly recommend.”
Reviewed by mjtravels007 – 7th August 2017 


"High Quality Motel"

“Within this small township, we didn’t expect a high-quality motel like the Diplomat and were absolutely surprised. Not only was our room very clean, but also a reasonable size and equipped with all you would expect from a high-quality accommodation. An additional bonus is the attached restaurant with different specials every day and reasonable prices.”
Reviewed by steffan G – 17th November 2017 

"Excellent price for a conveniently located hotel"

“Located right beside the city centre and nearby all tour offices. Definitely a great place for families that like to travel by local tours. The staff were very helpful in accommodating our request and necessity. “
Reviewed by 464mels – 22nd June 2016

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