Spent 3 nights at the Alatai Holiday Appartments in May 2012 and found this place ideal. We arrived at 5 am and found our keys in the safe box outside reception as instructed beforehand. Had some problem using the keypad so used the phone provided and a friendly voice explained what to do.
The room was large with a bed and a sofa. The kitchenette had a fridge and microwave oven. Plates, glasses, knives ...etc.. were provided. The room and bathroom were clean. So no problem. The decoration is simple/basic.
The room was on the ground floor next to the swimming pool. Very few people were there at the time and we had the swimming pool to ourselves at lunchtime and in the evening. We had our meals by the pool using the seats and tables provided. There was no-one around to spoil our enjoyment.
In 15 minutes you can walk to the large Woolworth supermarket and a bank. Few more minutes and you're in the town centre. Darwin is fairly compact so you can walk to the harbour and enjoy the scenery.
A bus/taxi can also take you there. If you have a car, there are parking spaces outside the reception and restaurant building.
In 15 minutes you can walk to the Botanic Garden. Mindil Beach is about 5 minutes walk from the Botanic Garden. Walk an extra 10 minutes along the coast and you reach the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory which is a must visit place in Darwin.
If you stay at the Alatai when the place is packed at certain time of the year, I can easily believe there could be problem with noisy customers.
I feel I can recommend this place if you want to cater for yourself and don't mind simple furniture.
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