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Melbourne, Australia

Great Family stay in Darwin

Review of Palms Motel
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 Nov 2012
We found this motel via Topend recommendation. To our surprise, it was very very good, clean,quiet, value for money and the owners were most helpful. My family was very happy with the spacious family room we got (2 adults and a 10 yo). I would recommend it as a good place for budget family travellers. Your own kitchen and your own ensuite.
Date of stay: November 2012
Trip type: Travelled with family
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

We stayed two weeks at The Palms Motel in Darwin recently (June/July) and although the motel is a little dated in decor and design we found the motel to be quite comfortable - very clean, quiet and friendly, and very close to town (walking distance) and to Mindil Beach.

The first room we stayed in was a bit on the small side for three of us (adults) but in no way uncomfortable in being able to move around. It had a small kitchenette with Microwave, elect frypan, toaster and kettle and coffee making facilities and sink - the only down side to this was that it didn't come with plates or cutlery and we had to go out and buy some eating utensils.

We then moved to a larger room the second week as there was to be four of us staying and we were put into a family suite which had a full size kitchen with everything .

We found the owners/managers of the motel very helpful in everyway - advice on places to visit/tours to do, helpful in things regarding the motel. The cleaning staff were also wonderful and very friendly/helpful.

The price was perfect - Darwin is quite expensive so it was fantastic to find accommodation this comfortable for this price and for it to be SO CLOSE to the city. Even the pub across the road was nice to pop over and have a quite meal at.

We regularly travel to Darwin each year and normally stay with friends but were unable to this year - I would have absolutely no hesitation in staying here again should we need to seek accommodation in Darwin.

Date of stay: June 2012
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

Positives: Clean Room, Friendly Staff, DIY Laundry available ($3/cycle), Microwave oven & Toaster, Close to town, without the noise of Mitchell St.
Negatives: The double bed in our room was very short. My feet were hanging over the edge (and I am only 165cm tall). Very Dated, The door and windows are curtained, but let a lot of fluorescent light through at night, so I kept waking up and thinking it was morning. If you like to sleep in a dark room, this hotel is not for you.

Date of stay: May 2012
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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3  Thank SaraJane88
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

We stayed here from the 24/12/11 to 01/01/12. Although a little on the older side we found the Motel to be comfortable & clean. The housekeeping staff were wonderful...very helpful and friendly. Our room (1bedroom apartment with kitchenette and en-suite) was very roomy and plenty big enough for the three of us, laundry facilities were good, pool clean and the price was very reasonable. Would recommend to anyone after basic, good value accommodation close to Darwin City Centre.

Date of stay: December 2011
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4  Thank MorayfieldGriffs
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

We stayed there just for a few hours before flying out on a midnight flight back to Sydney. After camping for one week with my husband and parents in the national parks it was a great place to get settled, shower, sleep and chill in the pool. The service was great, its well priced and the rooms are very clean. We managed to get a little apartment, so all of us had enough space. The motel is walking distance to the centre (approx. 15 min.). Highly recommended for short or long stay.

Date of stay: August 2010
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1  Thank sunrai
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Reviewed 24 June 2010

A good cheap motel about a four minute drive from the centre of town. Rooms were very clean and (for a motel) pretty roomy. Room had a microwave so you could "nuke your own". Alternately you could go across the road for a nice pub meal.

The motel is in a quiet area and fairly close to the casino, a golf course and the botanic gardens.

Would happily stay there again.

Date of stay: May 2010
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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3  Thank council_worker
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