Few properties will give guests elevated views of the waterfront like those of Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel. It gives the property’s spacious rooms and apartments a natural breeze, perfect for these warmer climes. The balconies — attached to self-contained rooms and apartments equipped with full kitchenettes — help with the cooling effect, too. Read on for the full review.
Where is Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel?
In the centre of Darwin City, near the waterfront end — a swift 15 minute taxi ride from Darwin International Airport.
What’s near Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel?
Darwin’s waterfront precinct, where visitors and locals cluster for dips in the lagoon and public swimming area, is just over 10 minutes away on foot. Darwin is an easily traversable city: with a car, you’re also less than 10 minutes from Mindil Beach and its famous sunset food markets, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Charles Darwin National Park.
Spanning double-capacity rooms right up to sprawling, fully-equipped apartments, the property has a room to suit every kind of traveller. The rooms are dressed in functional whites and greys, which, in harbour view rooms, leaves the eye to enjoy the waterfront below. Kitchenettes — stovetops, microwaves and the all-important dishwashers — are included in 1 Bedroom types and above, along with generous balconies, lounge and work areas and a small dining table.
Restaurants and bars
The bistro-esque O.A.K. Restaurant has a rotation of fresh and tasty meals, some more adventurous than others. There are the hotel favourites — beef burgers, club sandwiches and the like — and also a sprinkle of more refined options. The mango panna cotta, served with pistachio soil and mango mint salsa makes for a refreshing palette cleanser in the heat, especially after a pan-seared barramundi.
Travel for work
There are five event spaces for hire at Oaks, which can also be coupled with accommodation packages. All rooms include full work stations for deep, remote focus,, as well as free wi-fi.
Gym and pool
The on-site gym is small but light and bright; it looks onto the similarly small but serviceable rooftop pool.
Oaks has eight adapted rooms and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.
What you need to know
Room service is available, with an adapted menu from the restaurant’s offering.