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Frontier Hotel Darwin

3 Buffalo Ct, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800 Australia
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#34 of 35 hotels in Darwin
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Located in Darwin City, the Frontier Darwin Hotel is a 3.5 star property offering a variety of spacious rooms featuring views over the lush tropical landscape and sweeping city views. It boasts an outdoor pool, 24-hour reception and fitness centre. The top floor of the hotel features Junior Suites with a kitchenette and separate living area. Free WiFi is available. Frontier Hotel Darwin is within a 5-minute drive from Mindil Beach, Skycity Casino, Gardens Park Golf Course, Darwin Amphitheatre and the George Brown Botanical Gardens. It is also a short walk from restaurants, bars and shopping. Located on the ground floor of the hotel, The Punters Bar is a neighbourhood local where you can grab a cold beverage and enjoy a traditional pub meal. The Rooftop Restaurant features sweeping views of Darwin’s skyline. ***Contact Hotel for Wet Season Opening Hours***
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Billiards
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Street parking
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Vending machine
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Languages Spoken
Chinese, Filipino
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Traveller wrote a review Nov 2023
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
First a bath with no plug, when asked we don’t have one in the whole building. Aircon that doesn’t work. Room underwhelming. Pub down stairs looks like a dungeon and ran by a very rude Manager. Gaming room dark and horrible. Staff smoke out the front in front of patrons. Let’s say this place has no class especially management.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Penny M wrote a review Aug 2023
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions4 helpful votes
Please make the singer on Saturday night go away. He is terrible!!!! Seriously you cannot expect people to listen to this garbage. He is out of tune and screams. We have a lot of talent in Darwin, he just isn’ up to it
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Aaron W wrote a review Aug 2023
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I was kicked out of the downstairs pub by the manager because I had smoked medical marijuana for my chronic back pain. I was in the middle of a conversation with my co-worker. Not very happy with this treatment
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: Don't be a sick jar bong head
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Martin W wrote a review June 2023
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The hotel is rated above its true value. Rooms dirty windows has not been cleaned for some time. The cleaners do not vacuum as a cockroach is still there after 3 day's. Receptionists not bad. Would not recommend this place to my friends. Sorry Darwin
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Sophia b wrote a review May 2023
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Did not receive the bond money back when I was told ( full refund) that the funds were refunded. I rang multiple times and had no help whatsoever. I was Kept getting put on hold. Won’t be coming back here again.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Maggie T wrote a review May 2023
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We got asked to pay an extra $100 at the desk upon check in so that they can hold our card in case of room damages. We checked out on a Monday morning and got told that the $100 would be back by Tuesday as Monday was a public holiday. After days of not having this money back we called only to get told that it actually takes 10 days to go back into our account, which is very different to what we got told upon check out. We understand having to keep a card on file to cover any room damages etc but blatantly lying to guests is not great, if we had of known this prior to booking we would not have stayed here as $100 is a lot to lose on a holiday. customer service said there is nothing they would do as they never took our money from our account and released it when they promised, but they didn’t explain that the turn around is actually a full 10 days. Every other hotel I’ve stayed at has only ever charged a $1 card holding fee.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jeff S wrote a review Nov 2022
Perth, Australia1256 contributions215 helpful votes
Ok so this hotel is not romantic and is dated. But if you’re not expecting too much it’s fine. This time the aircon in my room was dripping water so they moved me. I’ve stayed here a lot and I believe it should be cheaper, but it’s ok. Free parking, good Aussie pub downstairs and you can grab a scooter and ride into town. Compare prices to other nearby hotels and you’ll soon see it’s on the cheaper side, so unfair to compare with 4-5star in a bigger price bracket. In peak season nothing is cheap in Darwin.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Avoid ground floor as the carpark looks straight into your window.
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Response from Dustin Kochen, Owner at Frontier Hotel Darwin
Responded 23 Nov 2022
Hi Jeff, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are sorry to hear about the aircon, however glad that the team addressed this quickly and moved you to a new room. We are pleased that you enjoy staying with us, and value the location and hotel amenities. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm Regards, Frontier Hotel.
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Oldson1 wrote a review Sept 2022
Kingsville, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
Booked this for its proximity to the Botanic Gardens and museum. Did NOT know about the topless barmaids and yahoos in the bar. Aircon worked well but rooms are run down and need a thorough clean. Cracked and broken tiles in the bathroom, paint chipped in the main room. Carpet was very worn. Mattress was saggy and pillows are flat. Very noisy with people coming and going in the corridor at night.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Dustin Kochen, Owner at Frontier Hotel Darwin
Responded 30 Sept 2022
Dear Oldson1, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an enjoyable guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. We appreciate your detailed feedback, and we will address these items with the team. Sincerely, Frontier Hotel.
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Kam wrote a review Sept 2022
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Went there with my partner for a romantic stay. Hotel was: *Unclean *In need of repair and Maintance *No security at night - anyone off the street could enter the hotel and have full access to rooms on all floors, by simply using the unlocked and open door in the bar downstairs - this means that drunk patrons from the bar could have easy access to all areas of the hotel afterhours - my partner felt unsafe there at night. *Went downstairs with my partner for dinner - was not told that downstairs bar/restaurant is a topless bar on certain evenings - Would have been extremely embarrassing and disturbing if there with parents/ family/kids - as it was, we ordered takeaways, and went back to our room. *Noise from the bar downstairs kept us awake during the night *Not enough lighting in the room - dark even when all lights on at night *Room not cleaned or rubbish removed everyday *Cost was $280 per night - was worth less than $50 per night * Have since been told by thers, that they too had similar experiences at the hotel and that they felt mislead by the advertising.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Dustin Kochen, Owner at Frontier Hotel Darwin
Responded 27 Sept 2022
Dear Kam, Thank you for taking the time to share your review, we certainly do not intend to mislead guests. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an enjoyable guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. We will address the items that are within our control, and we thank you again for your feedback. Sincerely, Frontier Hotel.
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tikaneve2016 wrote a review Sept 2022
Goleta, California53 contributions14 helpful votes
Long walk to town but close to the botanic gardens. Rooms could use an update but sit outside at the pool. Loud live. Suicidal on weekends. Laundry room and well center. Overall a bit overpriced for the location.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Dustin Kochen, Owner at Frontier Hotel Darwin
Responded 15 Sept 2022
Hi tikaneve, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope you enjoyed your time in Darwin and we look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Frontier Hotel.
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AU$81 - AU$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
AustraliaNorthern TerritoryTop EndDarwin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
92
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Frequently Asked Questions about Frontier Hotel Darwin
Which popular attractions are close to Frontier Hotel Darwin?
Nearby attractions include Art Warehouse Pty Ltd (0.3 km), The Trader Bar (0.4 km), and Zone 3 (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Frontier Hotel Darwin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Frontier Hotel Darwin?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Frontier Hotel Darwin?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Frontier Hotel Darwin?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Frontier Hotel Darwin?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nirvana Restaurant, Kopi Stop, and Smoke and Oak.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Frontier Hotel Darwin?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Frontier Hotel Darwin located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Darwin.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Frontier Hotel Darwin?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Chinese and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Frontier Hotel Darwin?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Burnett House (0.9 km), The Old Town Hall (1.5 km), and Survivors’ Lookout (1.3 km).
Is Frontier Hotel Darwin accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.