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Skycity Darwin
Ranked #15 of 36 Hotels in Darwin
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Stayed here during the recent Darwin Cap Carnival rooms were good stayed in the older rooms they were ok but it was a bit run down especially outside in the hallways. Next time I will opt for the new poolside rooms they look fantastic. Everything outside was excellent easy walking to distance to the beach coming from a Melbourne winter the poolside was great. I am not really a casino person so the gambling didn't really appeal but enjoyed the stay.

Room Tip: Go for the poolside rooms
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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JC8001, Manager at Skycity Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

Dear mercuryprinciple,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at SKYCITY Darwin.

Our existing hotel does look a little tired when compared to our brand new state of the art Resort we recently opened, however SKYCITY Darwin are committed to a continual program of upgrading and refurbishing facilities.

I am glad that you enjoyed your stay however and were able to escape the cold winter weather in Melbourne. We hope to be able to welcome you back to SKYCITY Darwin in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Jeanette Collett
Hotel Operations Manager

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Ok, so I didn't actually stay at the hotel, however I'm currently based in Darwin and decided to have a relaxation day with a couple of friends so we headed off to Skycity. None of us are gamblers so we didn't bother with the casino but we did have a seafood platter and a number of other appetisers and salads at the Cove restaurant - it was devine!

The seafood was some of the most delicious, fresh and delicately prepared that I have ever experienced. From the glassware, cutlery and crockery we were highly impressed before we even commenced our meals but the food was absolutely scrumptous and the service staff were lovely! We were extremely surprised with what good value the pricing was too - salads were less than $10 and were huge serves that you'd probably share with four others and the platter for two could proably feed 4-6 people - I'll definitely go back :)

Second stop we had bookings at the Lagoon Day Spa for an hour massage and 1/2 hour facial - the rooms and quality of the treatments were also impeccable. If you have a treatment at the spa you are entitled to use the pool facilities ... which we did! The swimming pool which is more the size of a decent crystal clear lagoon with sand we devine! we finished our afternoon off by lazying in the pool at the swim up bar and enjoying some cocktails.

The whole day was a wonderful experience and I felt thoroughly spoilt, relaxed and revived at the end of it!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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JC8001, Manager at Skycity Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

Dear DrDevina,

Thank you for taking the time to give a review on your recent trip to SKYCITY Darwin.

I will be sure to pass on your comments about your wonderful experience at Cove and the Lagoon Day Spa to our team and we hope to be able to welcome you back for some more relaxation soon.

Kind Regards,

Jeanette Collett
Hotel Operations Manager

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Lagoon rooms are a must do, they create the ultimate resort feel within the city of darwin, you feel you could be in any tropical resort in the world. Double plate galss means the pool is open 24 hours & you literally cannot hear a thing if people are taking advantage of late night pool fun. Just fantastic

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank kevfromoz
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JC8001, Manager at Skycity Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

Dear kevfromoz,

Thank you for your review, we are delighted to hear your stay was so fantastic. Our new resort is certainly a wonderful, tropical place to stay to escape the cold winter down South!

We hope to be able to welcome you back to SKYCITY Darwin in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Jeanette Collett
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

In Darwin for some business meetings, and booked a poolside room. These are very new rooms, and this is one time the ground floor is better than the top floor! You have a beautiful deck with sun lounges and then you can slide straight into the huge free-form pool. This also has a swim up bar, a sand beach and is just gorgeous. All tiles in the room so no stress about wet cossies and feet after a swim. Large bathroom with open out wall so you can have a fun spa bath! We had a spa bath and single shower, while our friends had a double shower and no spa. While the rooms were great, the food was fairly average. Lots of backpackers working here in restaurants, so a bit unpredictable. Gluten free wasn't an easy option. Also visited the Lagoon Day Spa - very lovely and enjoyable massage. Location is out of town so about $ 11 in taxi. Right next door to Mindil Beach markets on a Thursday night. Most amazing service was up in the Lotus Bar - good on you Paul!

Room Tip: Ground floor - pool side
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank AustraliaChris09
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JC8001, Manager at Skycity Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

Dear AustraliaChris09,

Thank you for your review on your recent stay at SKYCITY Darwin. We are glad you enjoyed our wonderful new Lagoon rooms.

I will pass your feedback on the food to our Food & Beverage Manager as well as your remarks about the amazing service in Lotus.

We hope to be able to welcome you back to SKYCITY Darwin soon.

Kind Regards,

Jeanette Collett
Hotel Operations Manager

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We aren't gamblers, so we didn't take advantage of those opportunities, but it's a nice hotel with beautiful pool facilities and we had a very nice room. The service was good, and while very business like at the frot desk, they were very efficient. I especially liked they stamped and sent our post cards internationally for no charge.

Location on Mindil Beach makes for nice views.

Room Tip: Only three floors, so I think they're all fine.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Oscar_Retriever
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JC8001, Manager at Skycity Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

Dear Oscar_Retriever,

Thank you for your great feedback on your recent stay at SKYCITY Darwin. We certainly do have some magical views out over Mindil Beach.

We hope to be able to welcome you back to SKYCITY Darwin in the future.

Kind Regards,

Jeanette Collett
Hotel Operations Manager

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Stayed again at Skycity on our travels around Australia. We opted for a one bedroom suite which we found to be very comfortable , very clean and suited our needs . Restaurants were very good and different buffet choice most nights in Casino . Once again a fabulous stay and have no hesitation in booking again . And the new villas they have built look awesome as well .

Room Tip: Suites are the best
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank d b
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JC8001, Manager at Skycity Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

Dear d b,

Thank you for your excellent review - I hope we can welcome you back again when next you travel to the Top End.

Kind Regards,

Jeanette Collett
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Yep wow! Skycityresort is awesome. Had so much fun. Beautiful location, spent a lot of time by the pool area as stunning views on that side of hotel. Rooms were great, couldn't fault them. There was a variety of restaurants which I thought were quite reasonably priced considering it was 5 star. When we arrived and during our stay we were treated like royalty, very helpful reception staff and zac by pool area, his service was outstanding. It is expensive to stay here (every where in darwin is) but well worth it and for a place I never thought I'd visit, I will defiantly be back. 5 star by far, thanks skycityresort

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Leonie220813
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JC8001, Manager at Skycity Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

Dear Leonie220813,

Thank you for your great review of your recent stay at SKYCITY Darwin. We are delighted to hear your stay was so wonderful, the resort certainly is WOW, we do take pride in delivering our guests 5 star service so thank you for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Jeanette Collett
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Additional Information about Skycity Darwin

Address: Gilruth Avenue | The Gardens, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Darwin
Price Range: $141 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Skycity Darwin 5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SKYCITY Darwin is the ultimate travel destination for discerning guests seeking a truly five star beachfront experience in Australia’s extraordinary Top End. Nestled on 30 acres of tropical gardens fringed by the crystal blue Arafura Sea, SKYCITY’s centrally located resort offers stunning accommodation and dining options, teamed with a world class entertainment complex and superior conference and event facilities.Relax in one of our 152 stylishly appointed hotel or resort rooms, swim in our spectacular infinity edged pool or lagoon pool, enjoy the cuisine of our five distinctive dining experiences, indulge in spa treatments, and relax on our beautiful private beach.We offer the perfect getaway for business and pleasure that invites guests to wind down and savour Darwin’s finest address. ... more   less 
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