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“great accomodation for convention” 4 of 5 stars
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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
adelaide south australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“great accomodation for convention”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

we attended a convention at the Darwin convention centre. the Adina was the perfect place to stay. we had an apartment which was very clean and comfortable. the staff were friendly and very helpful. we would stay there again.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ralph D, Manager at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear rhonnyb,

Greetings from Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us.

It is our earnest endeavour to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable experience and I am delighted to read that you had a wonderful stay with us.

We greatly value your patronage and 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

me and my wife stayed here 3 nights. room has a very good size, comfy bed, nice bathroom.staff is pleasent and friendly. location of the hotel is just great, in the waterfront area and with the skybridge it is just a 5min walk to city centre.only reason i gave 4 stars and not 5 is because they charge you for wifi, ridicolous nowadays...a part of that, i would definitely recommend it and i will come back.

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Ralph D, Manager at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Dear James R,

Greetings from Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us.

It is our earnest endeavour to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable experience and I am delighted to read that you had a wonderful stay with us.

We greatly value your patronage and 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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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Just recently I had a stay in Darwin and spent the night at Vibe Hotel at the waterfront this is a relatively new hotel wright on the water front clean tidey excessible to Darwin CBD via a walkway that goes from the roof top to the town boundary five minute walk will get you wright in town all shopping you want to do restarants and eateries, at the ground floor of the hotel there are some great bars and eateries also the wave pool and of course a salt water swimming area that you can access all year round apparently and good parking this place probably won't be for the backpacker but ticks the boxes for me

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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, November 13, 2013
Dear Karl U,

Greetings from Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us.

It is our earnest endeavour to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable experience and I am delighted to read that you had a wonderful stay with us.

We greatly value your patronage and 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This hotel is located in the Precinct right by the gorgeous wharves of Darwin. Step outside the hotel and you have a lagoon, beaches, restaurants, bars, and shops. There is a lift which takes you to the walkway leading into downtown Darwin. Not sure about prices as my trip was put together by an agent, but definitely worth the cost as far as location goes. I was advised that Darwin would be extremely hot and humid, but although it's 91 degrees here today, there's a lovely breeze. I'm here on a Friday, and it is sure to be a happening spot tonight!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, November 10, 2013
Dear navidad_not,

Greetings from Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us.

It is our earnest endeavour to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable experience and I am delighted to read that you had a wonderful stay with us.

We greatly value your patronage and 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

After a long journey, we really struggled to find the hotel, having booked it (through booking.com) before it changed its name. I ended up going into the hotel and asking if they could point me in the direction of the Medina, only to be told that I was in the hotel formerly known as Medina...it would have been very helpful if this information could have been passed on to me by the new owners! One other gripe, although this was the case in many hotels in Australia, particularly chains - it is pretty poor to charge for internet in 2013. You get 30 minutes free a day, per room, in the lobby - not ideal.

Otherwise ;-) as others have pointed out, the hotel is in a great location, the staff were generally helpful, and the kitchenette was well-equipped and modern.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ralph D, Manager at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Dear cultural_dessert,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent stay with us. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our location and found our staff helpful.

We are disappointed to read that you found it difficult to find the hotel due to the name change that occurred in January 2013. To reduce the inconvenience to guests who booked prior to this time, we have retained the same telephone numbers and other contact details. We are also the only hotel in the Darwin Waterfront Area.

Thank you for choosing to stay us and 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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melbourne - AUS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stayed here for 5N in October and were surprised by the size of the room. A standard room was quite large. We had a waterfront room with a nice view over the 'beach', the park and the wave pool. The room was clean, quiet and the bed very comfortable. The fridge is an oversized bar fridge so you can stock up on supplies in your room. Handy when you want a cold drink. The pool is covered and fresh, nice welcome from the heat.
Breakfast is not included in the price, that is a $29pp extra and is an obscene amount to pay for a buffet. Anyway, the staff were friendly and were kind enough to secure our bags while we were away on overnight tours. When we checked out, they gave us a key to the pool for us to cool off and have a shower before out 1:00am flight, yep...1:00am flight back to Melbourne. We were very happy with this hotel.
If you have kids, this is the hotel to stay at as the 'beach' and wave pool are on your doorstep as are a number of eateries including trampoline (ice cream place). You are better off having coffee and breakfast at The Coffee Club around the corner as the meals are huge and for about $12-20 for a big breakfast, they can easily feet 2-3 adults which works out fairly cheap.
While to location is great, you cant really just pop down to a shop and pick up supplies. It is a walk into town - which isn;t far, but if you have kids or a disability, it can be difficult. It is by no means a hike, but in 34degree heat or torrential rain, it aint the best situation to be in. If you have a car, its a bit easier but you still need to get out and in.
Overall this inconvenience is outweighed by the positives.
Overall, this is a good hotel and should be looked at if you are in Darwin.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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 20, 2013
Dear btandrmb,

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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Perth
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6 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed here for one night 6 October as part of a group of friends visiting Darwin for a birthday celebration. Our host had booked 11 rooms and we had prepaid (very reasonable rate). I think we may have been upgraded as our room was superb. We had a front facing room overlooking the wave pool. It was an impressive size with a lounge couch and bar area. The location is fantastic, being close to restaurants and bars and an easy walk into the center of Darwin. Staff were very pleasant. Overall we were very impressed.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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 20, 2013
Dear IslandVentures,

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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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:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Darwin
#3 Business Hotel in Darwin
#3 Romantic 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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