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Capricornia Motel

3 Kellaway St Fannie Bay, Darwin, Northern Territory 0820 Australia
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#35 of 35 hotels in Darwin
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We are a family run budget motel in a fantastic location surrounded by many local amenities. Opposite the beach and close to the Museum we are also walking distance to all Darwin's most popular seaside clubs, Ski Club, Sailing Club and Trailer Boat Club. We are walking distance to the world famous Minsk Beach Markets held every Thursday during our beautiful dry season and also the local Saturday morning Parap Markets, flowing with fresh Asian food and produce. Our rooms as basic, always affordable, and cleaned daily. We have always had a regular clientele that have become like family over the many years and we always have room for more.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Kendall F wrote a review Oct 2022
DISGUSTING. CHECK THE REVIEWS BEFORE BOOKING. Property does not look like what is advertised. Multiple drunken and disorderly people lingering inside and around the property leaving our entire family to feel unsafe. The outside of the property is moldy, peeling and filthy. and that's just the outside. I will be reporting this property to the correct departments to ensure an audit is conducted as it DOES NOT meet any type of minimal standard.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Ian D wrote a review July 2022
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Very dissatisfied, room was not clean enough, pillows were dirty and overall look of the room was terrible, looks like a dump. Recognising it is a budget hotel, they could have made the room presentable and comfortable. NOT recommend to any one.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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kie kie wrote a review May 2022
Victoria, Australia18 contributions4 helpful votes
Booked into here, they refused to take the booking.com payment so I had to pay again then contact Booking.com to get my money back! The room smelt like an adult with a bed wetting problem had lived there for 20 yrs. So much hair and pubic hair on the floor I thought it was carpet! There was an ant nest in the clean towel on the bed. I have stayed in hostels all over the place, but this was like nothing I have ever experienced. I booked a new room elsewhere and rang a taxi, was there less than 45 min. Never got my money back either.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Don’t go there! Not sure why the council hasn’t closed it.
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Shaun wrote a review Sept 2021
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Pulled up at the hotel, the front of it looks like it’s been burnt down and is closed. You enter around the back to park and there’s rubbish everywhere and the outside of the rooms look very run down ( we didn’t even make it inside the room), the swimming pool was filthy, a lady sitting outside her room on the floor next to the reception office smoking a pipe with illegal substances, at this point we were ready to ask for a refund and no one in the reception office to help us. When we called the number on the door the lady who anwsered was rude and not friendly, we asked to speak to the manager and for a refund and were told by the manager when he come out “well you don’t have to stay here if you don’t want to, and ring the cops about that lady they won’t care or do a thing”. This place is filthy and I would not recommend to anyone. The staff are very rude and obviously don’t care about their customers staying in their hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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525DianaBG wrote a review July 2021
Wellington, New Zealand18 contributions8 helpful votes
Don't stay here, despite it being cheap and marketed as budget. It is absolutely terrible. Not maintained at all. Dirty room, dirty ensuite. Cannot recommend it at all. It is nothing like the photos. The whole place needs an upgrade. Needs to be painted. The air conditioner our room needed to be replaced. So noisy like having a train in the room, plus it rattled, we spent considerable time trying to pack it with cardboard so it wouldnt3make so much noise.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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ckrken wrote a review Aug 2019
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Yes the Capricornia Motel is a budget motel with long term guest. We finally arrived 3 am in the morning and the keys were as we were told they were be, the room itself was clean as a pin and tea, coffee and milk were ready for us. It was a nice looking room. They don't change sheets/towels everyday but if you want to have them all you have to do is ask. If you want anything all you have to do is ask. It has a communal kitchen, a large undercover entertainment/barbie area, a pool, everything is clean everyday, there is a laundry with ironing facilities. Yes it is a bit run down, and during this wet season maintenance and refit will be underway. It is dog friendly and found that all dogs were well behaved and on leashes. You don't have to walk far to public transport and for Senior Card holders, the buses no matter what day or time are free. You are a short walk from the beach, Art and History Museum, the Qantas Hanger, and the Casino. What I loved the most and what made it an enjoyable time was everyone at the Capricornia were friendly, always recommending this place or that to eat, drink or to see. Many of the long term residents talk about the history of Darwin that you won't discover in any brochure or museum. They were wonderful, if you needed help they were there for you - thank you guys.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Marc Ortega wrote a review July 2019
Darwin, Australia150 contributions27 helpful votes
Oh boy. I hate being a negative Nancy in my reviews but this place truly takes the cake. I completely understand for $77 you’re not going to get a top floor at the Burj Khalifa but honestly this place is the worst I’ve stayed at in any state, territory, country or universe. On a positive note, whilst this place is a time capsule, it was clean. At least they made an effort to nicely put the towels on the beds and have a clean bed. Now for the bad. The bed felt old and cheap and I was honestly too scared to lift up the sheets to see how old the bed was. I was scared I was going to see someone else’s blood or trillions of kids that have made their epic journey there. The walls in the entire place seems to be constructed of hidaka washi. The thinnest paper in the world at only 0.02mm. During my stay, I could hear with perfect clarity toilets being flushed, sinks being used, people shifting beds, farting and the list goes on. It really is that bad. At one stage, a group of indigenous were slamming doors and arguing. If you’re in desperate need of sleep, stay. But if you’re looking to stay over a few days because you’re in the area don’t. Just don’t.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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SimmyLou wrote a review July 2019
Toowoomba39 contributions14 helpful votes
Cheap but very basic. Kept awake by 'locals' first night and they were then removed from the premises. Felt unsafe there so moved elsewhere after 2 nights. Toilet didn't flush properly and a little dirty. Bed comfortable but needed bedside tables to put things on. Pet friendly. Would be OK if single male just passing through and needed a bed. Ironing board in communal laundry was dirty and covered in cobwebs so did not use. Pool available. Walking distance to clubs for dinner which was great.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Sallyyyyyyyyy wrote a review Feb 2019
Cheltenham, United Kingdom15 contributions8 helpful votes
This was a back to basics hotel. Perfect for a cheeky lil overnight stay, perfect value for money, basic amenities - that i must say were less than hygienic(there was nether region hairs in my sink) but nevertheless basic
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Date of stay: May 2018
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jilltravellings wrote a review Oct 2017
Brandenburg, Kentucky2 contributions
One of the few places that allow dogs in the room. Basic hotel that was clean and cool enough to just to sleep and have a shower. Parking within the hotel was tight, otherwise plenty of parking on the street. Hotel seemed safe and quite with lots of interesting neighbors. Cleaning lady was very helpful in recommending places nearby to take the pooch.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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AU$110 - AU$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaNorthern TerritoryTop EndDarwin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
39
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Frequently Asked Questions about Capricornia Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Capricornia Motel?
Nearby attractions include Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (0.9 km), Parap Market (0.7 km), and 1934 Qantas Hangar (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Capricornia Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Capricornia Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Capricornia Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Darwin Trailer Boat Club, Laneway Specialty Coffee, and Saffrron.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Capricornia Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Capricornia Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Capricornia Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Burnett House (2.3 km), The Old Town Hall (3.8 km), and Survivors’ Lookout (3.8 km).
Is Capricornia Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.