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Palms City Resort
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...we only spent one night on our way South. It is a one story complex, with rather small sized rooms built around a courtyard of densely se so called „Villas“. These are duplex cottages. Somewhere in this courtyard there is a small swimming pool. Palm trees, tropical plants make it a pleasant enough place, however I shouldn‘t wish to be there when they are fully occupied. Stepping out of your room early morning, you‘ll have to watch out for broken glass from the night before. There‘s complementary coffee and tee in the room, and a small airconditioned room by the lobby where you can buy a breakfast. No poolside bar or restaurant available. For lunch or dining you have to walk outside the „resort“. Rooms are carpeted which I truly dislike, and there is this pungent smell of sanitizer. All in all OK for overnighting, but not for an enjoyable stay.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location friendly staff, the pool being out of action not so great. Half filled conditioner in the bathroom not great and the sound of the city boomed through the room on the Saturday night. Even though it has been recently renovated it still felt old.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Thank Colin T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Palms City Resort is a little unique resort right in the heart of Darwin. This hotel is a good 3.5 star in quality but location is the key. I definitely recommend staying in a villa if you have a vehicle as you can park right outside it and ask for one of the villas with your very own outdoor spa. (There are only 3 of them but you need to request)

The pool is nice and lights up a lovely blue colour in the evening.

The resort definitely needs to improve on the buffet breakfast or lower the price to suit as i definitely would not recommend it.

But its definitely the location that makes this place the pick of Darwin for me.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Mattie G
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We spent 6 nights in an executive villa with outdoor pool, the latter being a real blessing in Darwin's heat which we're not used to! The villa was lovely, clean and well serviced, the bathroom area was small but functional. Being surrounded with planting made it feel very private. Restaurants and shopping were all within walking distance and the bus station close by too which made traveling further afield easy. Staff were extremely friendly and obliging. I had a problem with wifi connection with apple devices but my husbands Samsung phone was fine. The office was aware of and looking into this. Would definitely recommend and return if ever back in Darwin.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Pamerle
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This was a centrally located resort, with a great pool and gardens. The rooms were well lit and laid out around the property; our work group of five were well looked after and found the staff to be cooperative and helpful at all times.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
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Thank teeay65
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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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Darwin
#2 Romantic Hotel in Darwin
#5 Family Hotel in Darwin
#8 Business Hotel in Darwin
Price Range: $75 - $205 (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! 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 - some with Private plunge spas, Executive Villas with Spa Baths, Garden Bungalows and Superior and Standard Hotel Rooms. All the villas and Bungalowsare 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, breakfast restaurant, conference facilities, tour bookings, limited onsite carparking, 24 reception and complimentry 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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