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Palms City Resort

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   64 The Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Ranked #8 of 38 hotels in Darwin
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

stayed 5 nights in a superior motel room,room very dated but was clean and comfortable balcony was an added plus.Staff were excellent and very friendly,wonderful buffet breakfast,if you think it expensive at $23 just check the Deck Bar breakfast menu around the corner.Great position to explore Darwin city .All in all a wonderfull stay if your looking for a clean,... More

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be very careful if booking through Booking.com as this hotel immediately charges your credit card in full including an extra 4% for Amex and then another 4% if you cancel despite all the assurances from Booking.com about no cancellation charges. It is all there in the very fine print but you need to be super alert to see it.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we stayed 3 nights - 2 nights in a Hotel room & 1 night in a Villa. The hotel rooms were very roomy, with a queen bed & a single bed, a bar sized fridge and tea & coffee making facilities. Pool towels were provided in the room & room serviced daily to a high standard. The bathroom was adequate... More

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here for five nights recently while attending a conference. While basic the room was very comfortable and had everything required. The place is very clean and all staff friendly and approachable. Loved the pool area as a place to relax and talk to other residents. Also within easy walking distance of the convention centre. My only suggestion would... More

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Perth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed in a motel room after a week in the bush. Expected a lot more. A very basic room with only 1 chair to sit on for two people. Bathroom good and room very clean. Laundry nearby with 3 washing machines which cost more than advertised and 3 dryers none which worked. Found outside line. Easy walking to centre of... More

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palmsmanager, General Manager at Palms City Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Palms City Resort. Thank you for your positive feedback regarding the cleanliness of our rooms and the resorts location. As a 3.5 Star property we pride ourselves on offering clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation in Darwin’s CBD. I am sorry that your expectations were not met.... More

Sydney, Australia
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31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An unusual style for a city hotel, with bungalows, each one separated by a small garden and path. I think the gardens help to keep it cool with breezes blowing through the louvres. Electric kettle barbecue on the porch was handy and a small kitchen/food preparation area was also good but the room itself was fairly small. The overhead fan... More

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26 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a villa and found the old style tropical villa appealing as reminded us of darwin in the late 60's - practical and un pretentious. Room small but bathroom good size - nice to have the private verandah to sit on. Has everything needed in kitchen area to make a sandwich or snack. However , we had breakfast... More

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Gosford, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent 7 night at Palms City Resort in a superior motel room. It was a bit dated ( so don't expect modern looking) but was clean and well serviced daily. Walk in shower in 244 was a bonus, air con was quiet also has overhead fans... We asked for room away from hotel noise because we had read the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff nice. Breakfast nice. Behind then. hotel is a club playing loud music until 11pm so don't try to sleep before then. Room old but clean. People can smoke in front of rooms at tables. Tour and drop off busses won't use portico.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looks good on paper, but just awful in person. I paid the extra money to stay in the bungalow style villa for the use of the balcony and the kitchen....the kitchen fridge door hit the bed when opened and the balcony was the only place I could get wifi....The walls were so thin, I could hear the man in the... More

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palmsmanager, General Manager at Palms City Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Palms City Resort. I do apologise that the Garden Bungalows were not to you expectation. The Bungalows do have 2 bungalows back to back so are great for people travelling together however you may have been better suited to our Tropical Villas that are free standing.... More

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Address: 64 The Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palms City Resort 3.5*
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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 Business Villas - some with Private plunge spas, Executive Villas with Spa Baths, Duplex Villas and Superior and Standard Motel Rooms. All the villas 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, 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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