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Darwin City Hotel

59 Smith St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800 Australia
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#10 of 38 hotels in Darwin
Travellers' Choice
Darwin City Hotel is a 4 Star Boutique Hotel located in the heart of the CBD on Smith Street. We are a short stroll to the Mall, supermarkets and multiple restaurants, cafes and Darwin’s Waterfront District. As a family owned and operated hotel, our vision is to help create memories for our guests and to make them feel the comforts of home. We offer 90 standard, deluxe, superior rooms and apartments incorporating LCD TV, free wireless internet, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, study desk & secure room access. Disable access rooms are also available upon request. Our One and Two bedroom apartments, located on the top floor, come fully self-contained with a full Kitchen, in-room laundry facilities and private balcony with city views. Combined with modern décor and design, our apartments are built for your comfort to be a home away from home. Stay a while, Enjoy yourselves and Relax! For your convenience, Darwin City Hotel provides onsite laundry facilities, paid secure car
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Car park
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Meeting rooms
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Glenn D wrote a review Dec 2021
Darwin, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
I live in Darwin so know what to expect. This is a poor hotel. Booked one bedroom with sofa bed but the sofa bed (which it isn’t) doesn’t fit one child let alone 2 and wasn’t ready to go. Forgot my car booking request and they said I should have stated I needed a sofa bed. The booking was for 2 adults and 2 children and the room description clearly sets it had a sofa bed. Had plenty of cockroaches dead and alive . Location is good but that’s all it has going for it.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Leanne S wrote a review Dec 2021
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Stayed at the Darwin city hotel for 1 night. Not sure I would stay there again. I was in a pokey little room with a crappy bathroom. Room was hot and air con couldn't cool the room down properly as it is limited to how cool it can go. Very disappointing and uncomfortable stay. No seating or dining area as claimed in their write up.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
WorldTravla7 wrote a review Nov 2021
Cairns, Australia5775 contributions441 helpful votes
I stayed for 1 night, checked out and did a Kakadu tour and came back for another 2 nights to explore Darwin. I was able to leave part of my luggage at the hotel while I was on tour which was appreciated. I had a massage at the spa next door and got a discount because I told them I was staying at the hotel. The room was decent and had everything I needed. And the location is excellent, right in the CBD and walking distance from Darwin Mall & Waterfront Precinct. There is a nightclub across the road (Throb) so it could be a bit noisy at night given my room was facing onto the street. There is room for Neuron E-Scooters to dock outside and I was usually able to grab a scooter whenever I needed to as this was my chosen form of transport while I was in Darwin. I would stay here again based on my experience.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
susantY2252BC wrote a review Nov 2021
Australia111 contributions72 helpful votes
The Darwin City Hotel must not be confused with the old Darwin Hotel which survived the 1942 bombing and cyclone Tracey in 1974 only to be demolished in 1999 in spite of protests by the Heritage Trust's fight. A new building replaced it. The room I had at the Darwin City Hotel was comfortable and convenient to all historic,
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Pam H wrote a review Oct 2021
Perth, Australia2251 contributions225 helpful votes
We think the rooms have been renovated recently. The bed was comfortable the Air Con worked well the bathroom was a bit small. It was ok for a 2 night stay. There was no breakfast avaiable in the hotel and no cafe. The hotel is in the CBD so you have to find cafe's for meals.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms high up better for noise in the CBD
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USD 48 - USD 135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Darwin City Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Darwin City Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Crocosaurus Cove (0.3 km), Parliament House (0.2 km), and Breakout NT (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Darwin City Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Darwin City Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Darwin City Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Darwin City Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Darwin City Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Phat Mango, PepperBerry Restaurant, and Kurt's Cakes.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Darwin City Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Darwin City Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Darwin.
Are any cleaning services offered at Darwin City Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Darwin City Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Darwin City Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.