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Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7 Kitchener Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 38 Hotels in Darwin
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“GREAT STAY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

In town for just a few days we settled on the Vibe for its waterfront position. We hadn't been there before, and only in Darwin once before.
Our arrival was warmly greeted and an easy book in. The staff were organised and extremely friendly. Our room on the third floor enjoyed the view out over the east, across the wave pool and out onto the bay beyond Stokes wharf. The view was superb.
This Hotel is ideally situated, close to the city centre, a five minute walk and enjoys the rather new area surrounding it.
A short walk will get you to ever thing you could want. We we not able to secure a rental car due to all the other activities occurring in town, but this didn't stop us due to the close proximity to all the facilities you would expect to want to see and use on a short stay.
The temperature was a comfortable 34 degrees in the shade so our time was spent between shopping, eating and lolling around the Hotels pool and the wave pool out front. Truly an excellent spot to spend a few restful days. Full points to the helpful staff and to the great room. Could not fault our stay. Just great.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ralph D, Manager at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear Richard B,

The team at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotels in the near future.

Kind regards

Ralph D'souza
Assistant Hotel Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

due to lack of service by staff we had a poor experience ! derty room stains on bed on arival no towls ! sink blocked ! after 3 complaints we got sink fixed and towls and new sheets woo hoo at $275.00 per night not good

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Ralph D, Manager at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear Karen,

Thank you for taking the time write a review about your recent stay with us. We're really disappointed to read that your stay didn't meet your expectations & I apologize for this.

I will share your feedback with my Executive Housekeeper so we can improve in the areas you have highlighted. I also encourage you to contact me directly at the hotel on 08 8982 9999 or email me at rdsouza@toga.com.au

Kind regards,

Ralph D'souza
Assistant Hotel Manager
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Katoomba, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I stayed for five nights in this accommodation and I couldn't fault the accommodation. Nothing fancy, just neat and tidy, with great views over the Darwin Waterfront and the staff were friendly, although some could barely speak English.

A lift ride down to the ground floor and you walk straight out onto the laws of the waterfront and have the choice of paying to utilise the wave pool at the doorstep or the free lagoon, with life guards on duty. The hotel pool and spa looked nice as well, although I chose to use the lagoon each time instead for a swim.

Breakfast in the restaurant was good with your standard fair of breads, hot foods, fruit and cereal.

What I loved most about the hotel was the location, with it being a lift ride to the boardwalk, then a ten minute walk to the center of town.

If in Darwin again I will be back to stay at the vibe and hope that is not too far off in the future.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ralph D, Manager at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear Gavin,

The team at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotels in the near future.

Kind regards

Ralph D'souza
Assistant Hotel Manager
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I stayed at the Vibes Hotel for 7 days room was clean and tidy and the air conditioning worked which is very important in such a hot and humid place. Breakfast and meals were good. The only thing that annoyed me was after the made up the room they turned off the air instead of leaving it on and the room had to be cooled down again. Wave pool out the front of Hotel and a convention centre a short walk. The hotel is for conferences.

Room Tip: leave a little notice please leave the air on.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ralph D, Manager at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Dear florist1,

The team at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotels in the near future.

Kind regards

Ralph D'souza
Assistant Hotel Manager
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Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Stayed here with my partner in August 2013. After initially being given a disabled room for some unknown reason, we were quickly given another room upon request.

Our studio/1bedroom apartment was on the 4th floor facing away from the water (booked via wotif.com). Lovely modern decor, really comfy king-size bed, opening windows (I dislike sleeping in a/c), good sized kitchen and bathroom and small lounge area - suited us perfectly. We stayed for 3 nights.

Best part is it's location in the Waterfront precinct, with the wave pool literally out the front door. The hotel has it's own smallish pool with adjoining pool bar. There's a multi-deck carpark adjoining the hotel in case you have a car (get a parking voucher from Reception for cheap parking).

Within a short walk, you have quite a few restaurants to choose from (the Mexican was very good for a casual night out), Coffee Club, and a sports bar plus a 'beach' with grassy area for relaxing. We ate breakfast in the hotel's cafe on the first morning (buffet - usual hotel type of buffet and price) and at Coffee Club another time.

It's also a short walk to the CBD, Tourist Office and shops.

On our first evening we walked across town to the Mindil Beach markets (~30min walk) just in time for sunset (a must-do!) and we caught a ride back in a pedi-cab. On our last night we walked around to the Deckchair cinema (great fun).

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ralph D, Manager at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Dear BrisvegasDe,

The team at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotels in the near future.

Kind regards

Ralph D'souza
Assistant Hotel Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Stayed at this great hotel in September 2013, and couldn't of picked anything better! Located on the water front of darwin, this hotel is away from the action of the city, but still in close walking distance. The pool is great, the rooms are immaculate, the staff are very helpful and the restaurant/bar 'Curve' is one of the best in Darwin. The hotel overlooks the endless ocean and the wave pool.

Defiantly a must to stay at in Darwin! I will defiantly be staying here when I am next in Darwin. Compliments must go to the hotelier and the staff! Keep it up!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ralph D, Manager at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Dear Bes2876,

The team at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotels in the near future.

Kind regards

Ralph D'souza
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Townsville, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My husband, a work colleague and I stayed at the Vibe from Monday 23rd of September to Saturday 28th September. The staff were all friendly and helpful and made our stay so pleasant. The view from the Restaurant at breakfast was lovely as was the food. Our room was excellent and room service was superb. It is great to be so close to the Conference Centre as well as the restaurant precinct. We had a lovely time and I would definitely stay at the Vibe for my next trip to Darwin.

Room Tip: A room with a view is great.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ralph D, Manager at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Dear Ann W,

The team at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotels in the near future.

Kind regards

Ralph D'souza
Assistant Hotel Manager
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Additional Information about Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

Address: 7 Kitchener Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Darwin
#3 Business Hotel in Darwin
#3 Luxury Hotel in Darwin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront 4*
Number of rooms: 120
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