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Capricornia Motel
Ranked #32 of 39 Hotels in Darwin
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Cheap and ugly”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2010

Stayed there only because we arrived at Darwin airport in the middle of the night and wanted to be in bed as soon as possible. Couldn't fall to sleep for long beacuse of old aircon unit working terribly loud. Bed was comfortable and bedsheets crispy clean. But that was the only good thing. Bathroom was rundown, fridge placed very close to the bed. We could open its door not even half way out. Next morning we asked at the reception if there is bus service to take us to the city where we had better accomodation booked. We were told the bus stop is just outside the motel and is leaving in few minutes. We waisted almost 40 min waiting at the bus stop. It didn't come, because it was Saturday local market day and its route was changed. We were misinformed. Eventually, a taxi driver stopped to tell us to go to next stop. We ended up walking all the way to the city in +34C.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Isabella
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CapricorniaDarwin, Owner at Capricornia Motel, responded to this review, 6 July 2011
It is very hard to please all people.

Although our motel is old our rooms are clean with comfy beds, new pillow and more amenities than you would expect from a budget motel.

We explained where the bus stop was on a Saturday and suggested we call them a taxi as they had luggage and buses can be tricky on the weekend.

The guest was rude and did not listen to our advice, unfortunately if guests do not listen to advice they can not blame us for what happens.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Darwin, Australia
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2010

This budget motel offers great value accommodation. Although the building is old it offers comfortable beds, tv, great aircon, large bathroom, refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities, luggage rack and wardrobe. My room contained both a double size and single bed. I considered this great value for only A$99 for single/double occupancy.
Reception is very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Brandy39
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Additional Information about Capricornia Motel

Property: Capricornia Motel
Address: 3 Kellaway St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0820, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 39 Hotels in Darwin
Price range (per night): $62 - $87
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Capricornia Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
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