Located in the heart of the city – only a few minutes walk from the scenic Darwin Waterfront Precinct – Hilton Darwin impresses with an outdoor pool, a state-of-the-art gym and 233 contemporary guest rooms and suites, many with water views. But perhaps the biggest drawcard of the hotel is the onsite PepperBerry restaurant, reimagined in late 2020 and has maintained its reputation as one of the city’s top eateries. A cracking concierge, a stylish bar (Palm Court) and a spate of small and large event spaces ideal for corporate shindigs make this property a true Darwin all-rounder. Read on for th full review.
Where is Hilton Darwin?
In the heart of Darwin city, near the harbour —it'll should take you little more than 15 minutes to reach the hotel from the aiport.
What’s near Hilton Darwin?
Overlooking Darwin Harbour, the downtown hotel has an enviable location, giving visitors easy access to whichever side of the city they’re in the mood for. Crocodiles? The cheesy-but-oh-so-fun Crocosaurus Cove is a five-minute walk away. Night-life? Make a left or right turn on Mitchell Street for lively outdoor bars.
From entry-level guest rooms to one-bedroom suites with sea views, the Hilton Darwin caters to most demographics. Decked out in a palette of neutrals, even the smallest rooms have work desks, shiny ensuites and king-sized beds with 250-thread-count sheets. If you book one of the executive rooms, you’ll get access to the Executive Lounge on the 20th floor, where you can enjoy complimentary buffet breakfast in the restaurant area and evening drinks and canapés in the lounge section.
Restaurants and bars
Showcasing modern Australian cuisine amped up with bush spices, such as previous faves od salt and pepper crocodile with lemon myrtle aioli, PepperBerry restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner seven days and lunch most days of the week. If you’re in the mood for something light and refreshing, make a beeline for the onsite Palm Court Bar & Lounge, where you can enjoy a range of premium wines and champagnes matched with delicious bar food.
Travel for work
From theatre-style presentations and U-shaped conferences to stand-up gatherings of upto 320 guests in the Grand Ballroom, the Hilton’s event spaces are versatile, equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment and capable of handling events of varying sizes.
Pool and gym
There’s a swimming pool and a well-equipped gym (with treadmills and free weights) on the hotel’s 10th floor.
What you need to know
For the best brunch in Darwin, book into PepperBerry on a Sunday for a four-course bottomless brunch, which includes free-flowing sparkling.
Best for: Business travellers and families
Number of rooms: 222 rooms; 11 suites
Rates: From $250 per night
Wi-fi: Free for Hilton Honors Members (free to sign up);
otherwise it’s a fee of $9.95 per day
Parking: Valet parking; $39 per night
Address: 32 Mitchell Street, Darwin
Telephone: +61 8 8982 0000
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