Wallet watchers will appreciate Darwin City Hotel, a functional accommodation option in the CBD with outdoor pool and no-fuss room type that fit the bill for business travellers right up to families. Read on for the full review.
For larger groups, two-bed apartments are the ticket, with fully-equipped kitchens, an in-room laundry and master bedroom ensuite, while King Rooms tick the boxes for remote workers, with comfy king beds, free wi-fi and full-sized workstations.
Where is Darwin City Hotel?
In the CBD, between the main drags of Cavanaugh and Mitchell Streets. It’ll take about 15 minutes to reach the hotel in a cab from Darwin Airport.
What’s near Darwin City Hotel?
In town on business? The Darwin Convention Centre is a five-minute drive (and post-meeting running routes around the Bicentennial Park are mere minutes by foot). If you’ve got the family in tow, nearby Crocosaurus Cove makes the perfect pastime for afternoon lulls, with the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles for curious kids.
Clean and bright, the corporate-feel room offerings span Queen and Family, as well as One and Two Bed Apartments. In the former, the facilities are fewer (bar fridges, air con, TVs) and in the latter, they’re more plentiful: kitchens with ovens, stovetops, full-sized fridges and balconies.
Travel for work
The hotel has a small business centre with desktop computers, printers and scanners, if you’ve forgotten your laptop. The hotel also has an on-site meeting room for additional privacy.
Pool and spa
A diminutive pool is located on the ground floor and independently owned Chilax Body Therapy fronts the building, with discounts for guests. (The hotel also has an affiliation with local gym iFITNESS and offers free daily passes for six guests a day.)
Wheelchair accessible rooms are available on request.
What you need to know
Cots and rollaway beds can be provided for a fee.
Best for: Budget conscious
Number of rooms: 83
Rates: From AUD$220
Parking: On-site, for a fee.
Address: 59 Smith St, Darwin City
Phone: (08) 7981 5125
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