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“worn but friendly”
Review of Novotel Darwin CBD

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Novotel Darwin CBD
Ranked #13 of 37 Hotels in Darwin
Brisbane, Australia
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49 reviews
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“worn but friendly”
Reviewed July 19, 2011

While this property is showing few signs of age, and the design is now a little dated, this is more than made up by friendly staff, clean rooms,and great food.

staff are mainly backpackers, but what they lack in experience they more than make up for enthusiasm and friendliness.

Darwin isn't that big a place, so a central location isn't as critical. But the Atrium is about essential as it gets.

Darwin is however an expensive place to stay, particularly at the higher end of the market, so if you're looking for a budget holiday you might want to rethink.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

Well arriving @2am is not nice esp when we were expecting a flash 4.5 star hotel and its a mould smelling dump!! Instead. but the bed was comfortable the aircon wked so sleep was bliss....location and view were great so close it everything plus the front desk staff were really helpful with tourist stuff. the big surprise was the restaurant!!!...such nice staff...the manager was wking the floor..nice to see that!! and a great guy best service...talked about new zealand and bali...ate great aussy food and left feeling like we had dined with a good friend. we wont stay @ the novotel again (smells and looks like a rest home) but will be back to dine.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Reviewed July 8, 2011

Great location and lots of atmosphere through the hotel. I think for the money you are paying, could do with a face lift as it's looking old. Service was fantastic and waking up to Harbour views topped it off.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 3, 2011

Had a pleasant stay at Novotel Atrium Darwin. It is in need of a revamp now, getting a little tired. Room cost a bit much for what you get. Bit of competition needed?Need rooms that cater for families so that I can bring my family here, or at least bigger rooms.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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NovotelDarwinManager, Manager at Novotel Darwin CBD, responded to this review, July 5, 2011
Thank you for your feedback regarding the Hotel. We are very pleased to be able to confirm that we will be undergoing a refurbishment later this year. With regards to family rooms we do have a large number of 2 bedroom suites at the property which would be ideal for your family. The rooms are located both overlooking the Harbour and overlooking the city. Should you wish to have more information on these rooms please contact the Hotel reservations team to discuss your requiremetns further.
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Additional Information about Novotel Darwin CBD

Property: Novotel Darwin CBD
Address: 100 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Darwin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Darwin CBD 4*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novotel Darwin CBD is conveniently located in the city centre, overlooking Darwin Harbour. This 4 star hotel is a short stroll from the dining and entertainment precinct of Mitchell Street and is equally suited to business trips and holidays. Boasting 140 spacious rooms and conference facilities, the Novotel CBD features a magnificent tropical indoor rainforest, complete with cascading vines and palm trees. Try our famous cocktails in the bar, or enjoy a delicious meal in our restaurant. ... more   less 
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Novotel Darwin Atrium Hotel Darwin
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