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BEST WESTERN Darwin Airport Gateway Motel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   225 McMillans Road, Darwin, Northern Territory 0810, Australia   |  
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Ranked #16 of 38 hotels in Darwin
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“All good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Great place by the airport to sleep off the jet lag!

Free shuttle service will bring you here.

Staff efficient rather than super friendly.

Enjoyed going troppo in Darwin for 5 nights before onward road trip!

All in all a good stay

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kim P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Darwin Airport Gateway Motel, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Dear furrycoat, thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon.
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  • Location
    4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

My elderly parents, husband and I stayed here for 2 nights in mid-October. Free shuttle picked us up at airport promptly after a quick call at 11pm. Rooms with queen beds were a little tight for us and our luggage (a 3 week trip around Australia from USA). We had a little struggle figuring out how to turn on lights and air conditioning when initially entering room. Hint: the card key slides into a slot at the switches just inside the door. We've never encountered this in all our travels but heard it is becoming common in Australia. The restaurant next door does not serve breakfast and the hotel offers a variety of cold and hot items for a hefty price (IMO).

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Kim P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Darwin Airport Gateway Motel, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Dear ILoveMoab, thanks for your comments. Safe onward travels.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Clean, close to airport and perfectly adequate. But why in such a hot climate can't the hotel offer free cold water? The only cold drinking water that was offered was bottled and there was no ice to be found to chill our wine. An ice machine and or a pitcher of water in the fridge would be a welcome addition.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kim P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Darwin Airport Gateway Motel, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Dear Auklet R, we appreciate your valuable feedback. We will use this to help improve our product and services.
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Melbourne, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This hotel is close to Darwin airport and provides free airport shuttle which is great. Rooms are large and modern with coffee making, free (cable) internet, they'll supply a cable if you ask. It's next door to a pub where you can get meals, there's no restaurant in the hotel. Give that its so close to the airport you're not close to shopping etc. I enjoyed staying here but would prefer being closer to the action.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kim P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Darwin Airport Gateway Motel, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Dear Lee M, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for leaving your comments.
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I stayed here for four nights over the last weekend and was very happy. Not flash but comfortable and very clean and well located for my purposes. The cold beer and lovely lunches from the pub next door were very welcome. I took the courtesy coach to the airport at the crack of dawn on my last day which was great. I would stay here again.

Room Tip: My room faced McMillans Road but I was not disturbed by any noise.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kim P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Darwin Airport Gateway Motel, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Dear Frugalhag, we are pleased you enjoyed your experience staying with us. Thank you for the positive feedback. We hope to welcome you again in the near future.
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Adelaide, Australia
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This is a very conveniently located motel near the airport. The staff are really friendly and there is a free pick up service from the airport. A pub next door has a good dining area. I was pleased when I checked in that my room was far away from the pub, as I was a bit worried about late night noise. However. my room looked over a car park and a cemetery and all night a group of drunken locals somewhere out the back yelled and swore so that sleeping was impossible. I really did not need my early morning wake-up call as I had not slept at all. So - if you want proximity to the airport - this is great, but if you need to sleep then I would go somewhere else.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kim P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Darwin Airport Gateway Motel, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Dear Roger B, thank you for your feedback and the positive comments concerning our shuttle service and staff. Safe travels and we hope to see you again.
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We stayed at the Best Western for one night. The complimentary shuttle arrived very quickly after we telephoned the hotel (Note: There is no complimentary phone bank for hotels so be sure to have a 50 cent coin ready). All staff members were professional and friendly. Our room was quite nice with a double bed, work desk with chair and an additional chair. It also had a balcony with table & chairs (but it was too hot to sit outside). There was complimentary internet and a variety of TV/Movie channels. There was also a mini-fridge as well as complimentary tea/coffee. There is a bottle shop next to the hotel which came in handy to purchase a bottle of wine. There is a petrol station nearby which has a mini-market. In summary, the Best Western provides quality accommodation with complimentary shuttle to/from the airport.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kim P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Darwin Airport Gateway Motel, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Dear ExcellentAdventures, thank you for your complimentary remarks. We appreciate you taking the time to leave this feedback. Safe travels and we hope to welcome you back to Darwin in the near future.
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Address: 225 McMillans Road, Darwin, Northern Territory 0810, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #16 of 38 hotels in Darwin
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Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Darwin Airport Gateway Motel 4*
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