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Skycity Darwin
Ranked #14 of 35 Hotels in Darwin
Reviewed March 26, 2006

We stayed in this hotel after touring round Kakadu and Litchfield national parks. It was fantastic! We got upgraded to a recently refurbished spa room and it was amazing. Very luxurious, spacious and clean. The staff were very friendly. Skycity is situated right on Mindil beach - very handy - watched some beautiful sunsets! One minor point was not all the restaurants were available when we were there and the buffet was very busy. Overall though, a great hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2005
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4  Thank Emma13
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Reviewed March 19, 2006

Stayed at this hotel for a change and was really looking to be impressed however this was not forthcoming! Breakfast Buffet was full and I was told this was the normal thing, which didnt help and recieved no further information on when I could get in! Accommodation was looking worn out despite some of the renovations they have recently published. Pool will be the best feature.. again when finished. Staff were average at hotel, so I will be going back to the hotel I usually book at in town as the distance from the city did impact my stay.

  • Stayed: February 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 20, 2006

Right from the time we stepped foot into the foyer at 1am in the morning the staff were extremely helpful unpacked our car, parked it and sent luggage to our room.

The room was spotless and large with balcony, door locked during wet season but will unlock if you sign a waiver, beds the best we have slept in while away. Beautiful views of Mindil beach, large pool with bar service and the casino on the premises. Putting green outside our room and acres and acres of gardens to roam (comlete with native wildlife) with short stroll to beach.

Great breakfast (buffet) 9.95 p/p. Security was excellent. Bus at door to town.

Will definitely stay here again. We were never bored.

5  Thank roamin2
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Reviewed September 23, 2005

Certainly was not a 5 star hotel more like a 3 star.
Rooms need updating as very basic.
Spacious rooms ..tiles on floor. Nice outlook but could'nt open doors to balcony.
Restaurants were terrible except the chinese.
Out of town....have to catch taxi to town.
Really the only good thing about this hotel was the pool area which very appealing.

  • Stayed: November 2004, traveled on business
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11  Thank Ellemay
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Reviewed September 4, 2005

Stayed at SkyCity 1 night after returning from Kakadu. The premium room had a balcony overlooking the beach and the view was magnificent - really relaxing. The complex is next door to the Golf Course and Mindle Beach Markets. The room was very modern and the food from room service was of a really good service. Overall I had a great time the one night we stayed there.

The only one drawback is that the complex is a good 5 minute drive from town, a long walk in 33 degree heat. What I am saying is that you tend to rely on the resort for everything rather than being able to duck down to the mall for some snacks. Saying that, if you love lying on the sand and aren't bothered about going anywhere and travelling around, it would be hard to go past SkyCity.

  • Stayed: August 2005
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9  Thank Perfect_Holidays
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Reviewed June 19, 2005

Not really deserving IMHO of 5* - more a good three/four star Holiday Inn type facility. Position is quite great - next to Mindil Beach but about 15 min walk from town. The hotel has a good swimming pool and , of course, the 24 hr Casino. Sunday evenings host open air jazz (extra charge).

Good size rooms, and an excellent buffet offering good value prices - which attracts the hoardes of "pile your plates high" types. Service is OK - nothing 5* about the helpfulness of staff - rather offhand and "un" helpful for a five star hotel with 5* prices.

  • Stayed: June 2005
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6  Thank whittimere
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Reviewed April 28, 2005

I recently had a 3 night stay in Darwin and stayed at the Skycity property on Mindil Beach. My travel agent had mixed up dates and I turned up to the hotel with out a 'reservation' for my stay. The reception staff at skycity were fantastic and soon had a room available for me after a very short wait. Upon check in I was informed by reception that there were obvious renovations happening and that the noise would be very minimal to guests as the hotel reno's are due to finish in the first week of May and that there is now mainly just final preparations to the new rooms. I also think that it is good to see that renovations are happening in this property as it shows that Skycity is committed to making their new investment a successful one!
Throughout my stay, I was not inconvenienced at all and believe that the staff there are very friendly and helpful!

6  Thank Mopar1
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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:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Darwin
Price Range: $91 - $224 (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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