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Rydges Darwin Airport Resort

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Henry Wrigley Dr, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
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Ranked #21 of 38 hotels in Darwin
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Darwin, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Totally enjoyed our 1 night stay here with family & friends. They gave us some welcome drinks & early check in. We were signed up as priority guest and received 10% discount. They have a very nice pool too. We all enjoyed swimming until 10pm at night. Also love their breakfast buffet. It's just their room that it's a bit... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
7 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel needs serious updating. Tired, old and quite expensive. We transferred to a one bedroom Apt, with a water view for the same price. (And walking distance to the centre of town.) We will not recommend this hotel to others. Disappointing.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A family of four, we stayed in one of the family suites. It was tired and dated and disappointing for the $4.5k we paid for the 2 weeks we stayed here. During our time, it took the first four days to get our room cleaned, we moved rooms due to a broken air conditioner, shower head snapped off, the 2nd... More

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Darwin, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night before flying out to NZ. The room was clean and fresh. The pool is outstanding and we spent a lot of time there. The resteraunt food is to die for and we tried both dinner and breakfast. We would most definitely stay here again.

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JustinBoydell, General Manager at Rydges Darwin Airport Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of the Rydges Darwin Airport Resort. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. The Breakfast in Essence is a lovely way to start your day in a setting overlooking the pool. In the Dry season we open up the Bi fold door to create an open verandah type feel. The... More

Hobart, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needed to travel to Darwin for a meeting which just happened to coincide with a judges conference - the hotel was the most reasonable at the time - the hotel is within walking distance from the airport and I stayed in one of the stand alone rooms Staff were really friendly and the overall feel of the property was great... More

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JustinBoydell, General Manager at Rydges Darwin Airport Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review in regards to your recent stay. I am glad the property suited your needs and that you had an enjoyable stay. The Bungalows are a good option as they are stand alone and if you have a vehicle it can be parked next to the bungalow. We have a range... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the price per night that I'm paying, it's a little disappointing that there is no valet parking, no free wifi, no mini bar and you have to collect your own room service from the restaurant! Pool is nice. Hamburger at the restaurant is good.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night recently after a flight cancellation. The rooms were lovely and the pool was nice. We were quite disappointed with the food standard and thought the resort was understaffed which was evident in the slow service and queues. Good place for a short stop over.

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Cairns queensland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to stay in darwin, close to the airport, but not close enough that your disturbed but takeoffs and landings. Rooms are Adequate and tick the boxes for what i judge a room on, its clean, the beds good , and the shower is nice and hot, but most of all the air conditioner is very very quiet, now... More

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82 reviews 82 reviews
6 hotel reviews
302 helpful votes 302 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I had to spend an evening at the Darwin Rydges due to a plane arrival and departure over lap leaving us slightly stranded. Having to fly out the next day resulted in the need for some close and easy accommodation. So Rydges it was. A three hundred meter walk, no probs. The staff were courteous and helpful,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very basic room, that looks and feels like a 1970's motel room, is priced like an exclusive 5-star metropolitan hotel. (It cost $280 for 5 hours in the most basic room while in transit) Only 30 mins of wifi included in the outrageous room price - after that, again you have to pay. Despite many flights arriving into Darwin... More

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Address: 1 Henry Wrigley Dr, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Darwin Airport Resort 4*
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Rydges Darwin Airport Resort is located only 350 meters from Darwin International airport, this oasis is the perfect place to relax and offers a variety of different accommodation styles, whether for holiday makers or business guests. Enjoy the tropical landscaping, swimming pool, or even a refreshing drink at the pool bar before tasting the gourmet delights at Essence Restaurant. ... more   less 
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