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Darwin Central Hotel
Ranked #1 of 37 Hotels in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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52 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Location, location, location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Stayed 3 nights at this centrally located hotel that is very conveniently placed for most facilities sought by tourists. Reception desk staff were polite, friendly and efficient when checking in and out. Room was average in size, clean and tidy. Breakfast, at an additional cost of A$19 per person, was very good with plenty of choice. We thought that value for money was poor but possibly capital and operating costs in Darwin are on the high side due to its building codes (cyclone area) and remoteness in the supply chain. No on-site internet café but a 24-hour one is available within a 2 minutes walk.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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DCHManager, General Manager at Darwin Central Hotel, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and sharing your experience.
Our unrivalled central location makes it so easy to access all the tourist attractions, restaurants, shopping and everything the city has to offer. Thanks for mentioning our friendly team!

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Michelle Davidson
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Here for 9 nights. The Hotel is the perfect location, easy walking distance to shopping, the waterfront, eateries and attractions. The room is clean, spacious and quiet. The name really says it all. Staff are friendly and professional. Well priced for everything the Hotel offers.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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DCHManager, General Manager at Darwin Central Hotel, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for your review.
We are so happy to hear that the hotel met your expectations during your recent 9 day stay. The hotel enjoys an easy and convenient location in the heart of the city, surrounded with shopping, cafes, restaurants, nightlife and entertainment. Thank you for mentioning our professional and friendly team!
Thank you for sharing your experience and hope to welcome you back soon.


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Michelle Davidson
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

I stayed at Darwin Central for a week. From my first phone call with the hotel and until I checked out, I experienced superb service. The staff are highly professional, efficient and friendly. The rooms are very spacious and well appointed. The hotel is appropriately named, as it is centrally located and it very convenient. I cannot recommend the hotel highly enough. Darwin accommodation is terribly expensive, but at least at the Darwin Central, you feel that the expenditure has not been excessive.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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DCHManager, General Manager at Darwin Central Hotel, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for your review.
The team was so happy to hear about your recent stay and in particular for mentioning the excellent service and Agung! The hotel enjoys an unrivalled location opposite the Smith Street Shopping Mall with shopping, restaurants and cafes surrounding the hotel.
Thank you for sharing your experience and we hope to see you again soon.


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Michelle Davidson
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Manchester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night before road trip round Northern Territory. The hotel is in a very convenient location. Central for the seafront and places to eat and drink. Very lovely street just around the corner, but the hotel itself is nice and quiet. Nice room, very spacious. All hotels in Darwin are expensive, however booked this early and got a reasonable rate, with breakfast included.

  • Stayed September 2013
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DCHManager, General Manager at Darwin Central Hotel, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
It was great to hear you took advantage of booking early and secured a good rate with breakfast. Our central location is unbeatable and we are pleased you found it easy and convenient to access everything the city has to offer.
Thank you for your feedback and we appreciate you sharing your experience.


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Michelle Davidson
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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had a Queen room two same type beds in the room and part of our tariff included breakfast, the hotel is very central only a block from the city mall. Darwin surprised us, thinking it would be stifling hot we were surprised that the weather was pleasant, we arrived late in the evening after flying in from Cairns, our Qantas flight was a surprise as a meal was served. We found the Hotel very clean and the staff very courteous, a self serve breakfast, eat as much as you wish with all the expected items. My only comment is that $440.00 per night I thought it was a little leafy, but very central and we found it a good place to stay.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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DCHManager, General Manager at Darwin Central Hotel, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for your review.
It was pleasing to hear that we met your expectations during your recent stay. Your review has been shared with the whole team and we appreciate your feedback.
Thanks for sharing your review and we hope to see you again soon.


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Michelle Davidson
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

The hotel is very well located but ordinary for the price. Our room, a double studio had plenty of space but very limited natural light. Furnishings are adequate but soulless. The small window looked on to a very close wall. We asked to move but only another room with the same aspect on a higher level was available. The bathroom was large and clean. The staff were friendly and professional .

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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DCHManager, General Manager at Darwin Central Hotel, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for your review.
It was disappointing to hear that we did not meet your expectations during your recent stay. The hotel enjoys a central CBD location and has won the Tracey Memorial Award for its architectural and energy efficient design, with each floor decorated with different artwork and furnishings. All rooms feature city views of Darwin, with a select few having a limited view. We appreciate that our contemporary and modern decor may not appeal to all, but thank you for mentioning our professional and friendly team.
Thank you for sharing your experience and feedback.


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Michelle Davidson
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Poor poor poor room service. One day room cleaned next day missed. First time pulled back the covers and the sheets where not made on the bottom but top sheet was pulled over to make it look like it was done. Asked for pillow and it took 1 hour to get pillow. My business partner same thing room not made one day then the next it was. He was woken at 5AM because the hotel was setting up breakfast and bashing plates and trays.....he had motorcycle ear plugs in so it was loud being on the 5th floor and breakfast on the 1st floor.!! Look the staff seem good on the front desk but the hotels is like FAULTY TOWERS a joke. How many times can you complain without fear of them using ur toothbrush to clean the toilet! I take mine with me to work just in case. Dont expect internet it' s... wait for it $14 PER HOUR. Oh and they turn the A/C off to conservse power but being on the top floor it stinking hot when you return to the room (35C outside). Seriously consider where you stay in Darwin and ur budget this is cheap and feels cheap and you get nothing. September 2013 here now writing.

  • Stayed August 2013
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DCHManager, General Manager at Darwin Central Hotel, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
It is through such valuable feedback that we can review our performance and evaluate areas for improvement and focus. We pride ourselves on our customer service so it was disappointing to hear that you encountered these issues during your stay. Your review will be provided to all departments across the hotel to assist with training and mentoring of our team members.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience so we can address these areas and make improvements for our future guests.

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Michelle Davidson
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Property: Darwin Central Hotel
Address: 21 Knuckey St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 37 Hotels in Darwin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Darwin Central Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The contemporary executive boutique Darwin Central Hotel enjoys an unrivaled location in the heart of Darwin city. It is the ideal place for both the leisure and business traveler, within easy walking distance to all major banks, cinemas, theaters, nightclubs, restaurants and shopping. Amidst all the bustle, the Darwin Central Hotel is a city sanctuary that reveals a surprisingly sophisticated space where guest can relax in comfort and style. ... more   less 
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