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ManchesterKlf
Hampton, Australia

Budget stay in Darwin

Review of Palms Motel
3.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 Sept 2013via mobile
This hotel was reasonable cost for Darwin. It had a very nice pool area, which was very welcome after a hot day sight seeing. It was quite convenient for Mindl beach, a bit of a longer walk to the town centre. The room was basic, but was clean, although a gap under the front door did allow cockroaches to pay a visit, though they didn't stay long, I think the room had probably been sprayed. Hotel was nice and quiet at night, so got a good nights sleep. Overall a good choice if on a budget.
Date of stay: September 2013
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

My husband & I plus our 24 year old daughter stayed at Palms Motel for 2 nights while attending a family wedding in Darwin. We had a family room which was very spacious and very clean. The aircon was reasonably quiet and very efficient. The beds were extremely comfortable too. It was quiet and in a great location close to everything. The pool area is great and I wished we had more time to enjoy it. Yes it is a bit dated and like previous travelers we found we didn't get enough shampoo/conditioner or shower gel for 3 people for 2 days. Unlike another traveler we did have plates and cutlery in our kitchenette! There was an iron in the room too. We weren't disappointed by The Palms as it doesn't misrepresent itself in its' advertising like some hotels we've stayed in. It's a 3 star motel that we'd be happy to stay in again in the future.

Room tip: Our room (21)was tucked in an alcove so did not have the floor to ceiling windows along the walkway. It was therefore more private and also remained darker in the mornings which made sleeping in much easier. We thought this was a bonus.
Date of stay: July 2013
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5  Thank gillianlf
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Reviewed 22 November 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
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4  Thank Vic N
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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
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2  Thank kezzaloveslife
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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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