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Palms City Resort
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We like to be able to walk to most everything when we spend a couple of days in a new city. The Palms did not disappoint. We were close to the waterfront, CBD and even made the hike to Mindil Beach for sunset. We stayed in a villa, which was perfect for us to spread out and rearrange what we had packed. We faced the street, the villas away from the street would be more private.

I also stayed in one of the hotel rooms for one night when I left our group for a side trip. They were plain, clean and comfortable.

Staff was helpful, the air conditioning worked great and having a fridge was nice.

I would stay here again. It wasn't fancy but the convenience was worth it.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had bungalow No 213, which was almost completely private and surrounded by lush foliage. It was impossible to tell that we were on the edge of a city. The room was rather smaller than we would have liked, and there wasn't really any room for our suitcases, but it had the all important fridge..and the bed was comfy and the bathroom had a walk in shower. Room would have been too small to really self cater, but the balcony was large with proper table and chairs. Great for a morning cup of coffee/tea and an afternoon glass of something cold.
Breakfast was reasonable, but the location was excellent - a step across the road to the park and the sunset. We would definitely stay here again if we were in the neighbourhood.

Room Tip: The bungalows are definitely worth paying extra for.
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Have stayed it this location for years and would highly recommend it service seemed to have dropped a little this trip but could of been other reason for this so won't change my view on it although the buffet breakfast is still very poor and wouldn't recommend it.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Jodyparker2014
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Relaxed atmosphere right in the heart of the city. Comfortable villas with tropical verandah to sit out and watch the sun set through the trees on the Esplanade. Walking distance to so many attractions - don't miss coffee on Speaker's Green in Parliament house - just over the road. Highly recommend for all travelers- single or families.

Room Tip: I thought a villa near the Esplanade would be noisy but I was wrong - great sleep and lovely to sit...
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled solo
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Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Stayed for a total of 5 nights in August. Located on the Esplanade the hotel is ideally located for exploring Darwin. We wanted to stay in a hotel that was different to the normal chain hotels & stayed in one of the garden bungalows & pleased we did. The hotel grounds are quite compact. It has a nice pool area & we found the hotel very quiet despite its proximity to a road. The room was clean & comfortable & had a patio with BBQ. Our only disappointment was that there was very little wardrobe/drawer space. Having said this I would certainly stay again if visiting. Laundry facilities are available onsite which was a bonus. A positive feature we're the Staff, they couldn't have have been more friendly & helpful.

Room Tip: I would definitely choose a garden bungalow which offers more privacy
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank David R
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Address: 64 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Darwin
#4 Family Hotel in Darwin
#8 Business Hotel in Darwin
Price Range: $82 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palms City Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WINNER - Best Standard Accommodation - NT Tourism Awards 2015, 2016 & 2017! Palms City Resort offers corporate and leisure accommodation conveniently located on the picturesque Esplanade in the heart of Darwin's CBD. There is a choice of Tropical Villas, Executive Villas with Spa Baths or Private plunge spas, Garden Bungalows and Superior and Standard Hotel Rooms. All the Villas and Bungalows are surrounded by tropical gardens and come complete with verandas and electric BBQ's. All accommodation is fully air-conditioned. The resort also boasts a perfectly landscaped swimming pool, guest laundry, buffet breakfast cafe, conference facilities, tour bookings, limited onsite carparking, 24 reception and complimentary luggage storage. The resorts location is perfect with a 5 - 10 minute walk to CBD restaurants, shopping, the deckchair cinema and new waterfront development. For that truly tropical experience in the Top End, choose Palms City Resort. ... more   less 
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