I have stayed here many times over the years and whilst it was operated by various hotel management groups and it is good to see that many of the old Holiday Inn staff are still employed as I have always found them very helpful, friendly and efficient.
I know that there were renovations undertaken not so long ago however the hotel is definitely showing its age and really needs extensive restyling across all areas. the bathrooms in particular are really not up to the standards of a CBD hotel in the 21st century.
Whilst the food in the restaurant is good with a good selection the room service menu is a bit limited.
The location is great if you have business in the CBD however you need a car to get around if you are needing to visit the outlying industrial areas. There is plenty of free off street parking available on site but not undercover.
I always try to get a harbour side room as the views, particularly from the higher floors is very pleasant.
Like all hotels in Darwin prices are very expensive during the dry season but drop off in the wet to more realistic levels for what you get.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the famous Darwin Esplanade and offering stunning ocean views, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin is within walking distance of all major corporations and government offices in the city, the Darwin Convention Centre, Bicentennial Park and bustling downtown Darwin and Smith Street Mall. The hotel is also close to many Darwin shopping, dining and leisure options, including a nearby golf course, and offers easy access to Stuart Highway and Darwin International Airport, which is only a 15-minute drive. At this Darwin hotel, enjoy modern conveniences, recreational amenities and a friendly welcome. We will even greet you with our delicious fresh-baked cookie upon arrival. All of the spacious guest rooms boast thoughtful amenities including floor-to-ceiling windows, Juliette balconies, generous work areas and Wi-Fi. Upgrade to an executive room or suite for harbor views. Host a business or social event at this Darwin hotel with three flexible meeting spaces, all with the latest A/V equipment and a complimentary 24-hour business centre. Swim in the sparkling waters of the outdoor pool, surrounded by lush tropical gardens or simply relax in the sunshine with a glass of wine on the outdoor deck. Savour innovative Australian cuisine in the relaxed Poolside Restaurant, open daily for a full buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. ... more less
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