I stayed in the MILNER SUITE last year with my partner.
It was our first holiday without kids and first time in Darwin. I decided to have a once off splurge and book the best apartment / penthouse suite I could and ended up booking the MILNER suite ( 2nd best in the complex ) as the ESPLANADE suite ( no.1 ) was booked for this period.
I must admit I was disappointed when I first walked in the door as it was not what I thought a penthouse suite would look like. It was small and dingy. However the private verandah soon made up for the ordinary suite with a superb view of the water and surrounds. I found staff at the front counter polite and helpful, the breakfast in the mornings were great. Other key points was the bed was like a cloud and the location of the hotel near the city terrific.
Worst thing about our stay was the hot water. It went from cold to hot in an instant and really made showering a pain.
Best thing was on our check out I mentioned the issues with the shower and the duty manager was well aware of this problem and slashed nearly a quarter off the accomodation bill to compensate. This kind of token for the poor showering made me much happier with my stay.
We enjoyed visits to Crocasaurus Cove, Jumping croc's cruise. Litchfield NP ( with Bruno of Litchfield Safari's of course ), Cullen Bay for dining, Mindil beach markets, Alfred Nobel dinner cruise ( highly recommended ) and a private helicopter charter with Airbourne solutions. Absolutely loved Darwin.
We are thinking about heading back again this September to elope and get married and may try the ESPLANADE suite.
Hope this review helps.
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