Thankfully my stay was paid for by my work, as if it were my own $, I'd have been quite crankier.
I was booked into a "business Suite" which also looked like it hadn't had a refurb since the 80's. (think floral bedspreds) to discover there is no wifi in ANY of the rooms, only an ADSL cable port. Bad luck if you have a new laptop or ipad.
I looked in my room for the big blue cable as I had about 5 hours worth of work to do and couldnt find the cable. I rang reception thinking I might need to go get one to be told "we dont have any" I explained I was in a business suite and intended to do a solid 5 hours of work (this was around 9 p.m.) and was told "yeah sorry you can come sit in the lobby and use the free wifi in the lobby"
The lobby is outdoor open-plan under a pavillion style roof...and it was raining....Wasn't particularly happy about sitting in a rainy lobby until the wee hours of the morning doing emails.
Business Suite...ha! BYO your own ADSL cable if you need internet!
Rooms we're very tired, the air conditioning rattled and dripped water on the floor.
If it wasnt so close to the airport and obviously convenient for those fly-in fly-out I'd think most people wouldnt bother with it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rydges Darwin Airport Resort is located only 350 meters from Darwin International airport, this oasis is the perfect place to relax and offers a variety of different accommodation styles, whether for holiday makers or business guests. Enjoy the tropical landscaping, swimming pool, or even a refreshing drink at the pool bar before tasting the gourmet delights at Essence Restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rydges Darwin Airport Hotel Marrara