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“New rooms around the lagoon are top notch”
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Skycity Darwin
Ranked #14 of 36 Hotels in Darwin
Reviewed September 11, 2013

The lagoon rooms in the new section of the hotel are first class, modern and very comfortable. The service at Sky City (hotel/ resort - not casino) was excellent from reservation, to checkin, porter, room service and through to checkout. Flawless! The lagoon area is beautiful in the early morning and there is an option to breakfast alongside it, although I did not know this until too late. Plantings in the gardens give a real tropical feel with Frangpanni Trees etc rather than just the usual palms that people so often associate with the tropics.

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms don't have such ready access to the lagoon for a swim, but are much more priv...
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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JC8001, Manager at Skycity Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

Dear Rick M,

Thank you for providing such great feedback on your recent stay at SKYCITY Darwin. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed it so much and I will ensure to pass on your great comments about the level of service you received to our staff.

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

Kind Regards,

Jeanette Collett
Hotel Operations Manager

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

This a great resort - that is part of the casino! The resort itself is wonderful - very relaxing and welcoming. Fantastic pools and ocean frount. It is also right beside the night markerts that are held twice a week.

There are a couple of down sides - there are a few water features in the resort grounds - and All I could hear in my room was running water! Also there are no curtian - just wooden blids, mine didn't close tightly so when the sun was rising - so was I when the room flooded with slits of light. The rooms are great as long as you're not a light sleeper.

As it's part of the Casion - there is alway some form of entertainement, as well as many different dining options (and prices)

The casion is out of the CBD but there seemed to be some public transport - but I would suggest a car as it's too hot in Darwin to late at bus stops or walk far.

Room Tip: Request a room with a sea view - it's worth it!
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Marika V
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JC8001, Manager at Skycity Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

Dear Marika V,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay at SKYCITY Darwin. I am pleased to hear your stay was an enjoyable one and you got to experience Darwin’s famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets.

Regarding your comments on transport to the CBD, perhaps next time you stay you could take advantage of our free shuttle service that operates 4 times per day?

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

Hotel guests seem to come second to the money spinning Casino.
Cove restaurant and staff excellent, breakfasts are superb.

il piatto food not spectacular and service even worse. Can't even get' no parmesan on spaghetti' right .Couldn't take the half bottle of wine back to our room as it was off the premises ????
Booked airport taxi 24 hours ahead and discovered it had not been booked when arranging an early morning call.
Ocean view bedroom ok but bathroom needs a MAJOR overhaul.
Cannot turn the air con off !! in order not to be frozen at night you have to turn the temp up and the speed down. The hotel controls the air con.
Swimming pools are good especially the lagoon.. Lagoon rooms seem to get no sun even though they are swim up . Location good if you don't want to walk into town. Take the free bus.

5 star? no I'm sorry, still a long way to go.

Room Tip: Ocean views are lovely
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank CathyandCrew
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JC8001, Manager at Skycity Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

Dear CathyandCrew,

Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at SKYCITY Darwin.

I will pass your comments on to all relevant areas. We appreciate all forms of feedback as they help us to improve in areas we may be lacking.

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 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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Thank mercuryprinciple
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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
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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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1  Thank DrDevina
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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
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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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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:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Darwin
Price Range: $143 - $366 (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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