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Palms City Resort

#4 of 37 Hotels in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence
64 The Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed for 4 nights. This resort is lovely - so much is packed in... the pool is wonderful and cool.. laundry is well located and clean. Staff are really friendly and helpful and it is great to have 24 hour Reception. No excessive noise is tolerated, which is great. The location in the Esplanade is excellent .. the walk to... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an older style hotel with no high rise. Some sections have rooms on a second level. Our room was adjacent to the pool so had a lovely outlook and we enjoyed sitting on our little covered deck having a drink in the evenings. We were pleasantly surprised to discover the kitchenette with facilities for limited cooking in the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the cottages. A little veranda where you can sit and soak up the beautiful surroundings. A short stroll to the shops, bars and cafes. When we go back this is where we will be staying for sure. The people at the front desk were very helpful and polite.

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Queensland, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for three nights and were pleasantly surprised to find ourselves in jungle-style resort. The garden bungalow was amazing and actually better than the freestanding villas due to the loud party music at a nearby dance club. The air-conditioner had trouble cooling, so I told reception it needed fixing. As soon as I arrived back, the repairman was there... More 

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Mount Isa, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a long day out touring the sites, or in my case attending a conference, Palms City Resort is a like coming home to your own private piece of paradise. The bungalow style rooms are like nothing else in Darwin and are truly fitting for the environment. Surrounded by palms each bungalow has its own private verandah with BBQ and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice looking low rise resort in good location and even upgraded ourselves to Executive suite but was located on edge of resort bordering the road to and from a very noisy, boozy pub. Got little sleep until all patrons went home. No wifi unless in lobby area or around the pool. Breakfast in cafe....very basic cafe and won't serve you... 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 stay. I’m sorry that you were disappointed with your decision to upgrade to one of our Tropical Villas. We have just completed our refurbishment of the Villas so it is a shame that you were not happy with your stay. Most of these villas are on the fenced line... More 

Viginia NT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well situated to the Darwin CBD and foreshore. Beautiful relaxing tropical walk ways and pool area. The room excellant. Clean, spacious and cool with the option of Acon and or fan. The bed very comfortable. The reception on arrival both very friendly and helpful. We certainly plan to stay again but next time try out one of the garden cabins.... 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 stay. What a great review! We all look forward to welcoming you back next time into one of our Garden Bungalows or Tropical Villas. See you soon! More 

Darwin, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed on Saturday night after booking 8 months in advance A face washer in the room would have been lovely, Not happy with this accommodation at all for the price I paid. With three people in a room more than one key would have been nice without having to pay a deposit and extra 1.1% on credit card As a... 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 stay. Whilst we have not be providing face washers in our hotel rooms (we do in our bungalows and villas) we do have them on request. They were removed from the rooms in line with our environmental policy as the majority of the time they were not used but... More 

whitsundays
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not posh but very nice. In a good position near pub and restaurants, lovely walks and just around the corner from the information centre and the shopping mall. 24 hour check in handy for late arrivals. Breakfast available in dinning room.

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

Dear Guest, What do you mean not posh? LOL! Thanks for taking the time to review your stay. It sounds like you enjoyed our great location and considered our refurbishment “very nice”. I hope you come and visit us again in the future. More 

Paris, France
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96 reviews 96 reviews
26 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Palms City Resort is just a few steps to Darwin's main shopping and restaurant areas and its small historic and government precinct - hard to imagine a better spot. The hotel's garden bungalows/villas are beautifully set amidst lush gardens and are well maintained, of a bit small - but that is offset by roomy verandahs. Can't comment on the motel-style... More 

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

Dear Guest, A top review from a top contributor! Thanks for your great review – I’m glad you enjoyed the true essence of Palms City Resort – great location, tropical surrounds and high standards of cleanliness! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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