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“Horrible, Smelly, No Elevators, No phones, Crazy Front Desk” 1 of 5 stars
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Asti Motel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   corner Smith St & Packard Place, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia   |  
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Ranked #34 of 37 Hotels in Darwin
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“Horrible, Smelly, No Elevators, No phones, Crazy Front Desk”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2007

This hotel was pretty bad from top to bottom. First the room was dark and poorly lit. Despite buying Lysol I could not get rid of the smell of a nursing home that seemed to emanate from the bathroom. The air conditioning was connected to the lights and you could only turn on lights or AC with the room key. So the AC would be off all day in the oppressive heat in Darwin. It took a while for the room to cool down. The phones in the hotel never worked once while I was there for 5 days. After several discussions with the front desk they explained there were only 2 phone lines for the whole hotel and both were busy all the time. That may well have been true but if there was an emergency there was no way to call for help. It was very unsettling. I also had a problem with the night manager who answered the door without a shirt on and yelled at me for noting the phone problem. After filing a complaint with the hotel I was informed that manager was fired. Also there was no elevator and several floors to the hotel. Just be prepared to lug your luggage. There was a washing machine and dryer for customer use. There was a pool on site but I did not use it. You could walk to town from this location and there was a large grocery store between the hotel and town which was handy for drinks and snacks. There was a small refrigerator in the hotelroom.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — From phone failures, to bad smell, to darkness of room, I would never recommend this place
  • Stayed September 2005, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Asti Motel

Address: corner Smith St & Packard Place, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 37 Hotels in Darwin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Asti Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience true Territorian hospitality at the Asti Darwin located in the heart of Darwin. Close to the shopping mall, cinemas, restaurants, nightclubs, the casino, night markets and the botanical gardens. Asti Darwin offers affordable and comfortable accommodation with 86 air conditioned units, all with balcony, private en-suite bathroom, direct dial ISA/STD telephone, wireless broadband, Austar/TV, alarm clock radio, ironing, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster and a mini fridge. Asti Darwin offers a relaxing environment for guests with the fully licensed restaurant on site. 24 hour reception, a saltwater swimming pool, on-site parking, laundry facilities and tour bookings. Secretarial services including faxing and photocopying. Fully licensed restaurant on-site is open every day for breakfast and dinner. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Comfort Inn Darwin

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