Be welcomed at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin with a warm chocolate chip cookie when you check-in and enjoy wonderful views of the Esplanade, spacious guest rooms and suites, modern business and leisure facilities, and a fantastic location right next to the Darwin Entertainment Centre. The Darwin Convention Centre, Bicentennial Park, downtown Darwin and Smith Street Mall are all within walking distance of the hotel, as well as many Darwin businesses and Government offices Each of the comfortable guest rooms and suites at this Darwin Esplanade hotel are flooded with natural light and feature floor-to-ceiling windows and Juliette balconies. Stay connected at the spacious desk with high-speed internet access and relax and enjoy room service on the balcony. Choose our elegant top floor suite for a separate living room and stunning harbor views Host your next event at our Darwin hotel with 3 flexible meeting spaces, all offering the latest A/V technology and work in the complimentary business center, offering a variety of useful services. Energize with a work out in the complimentary 24-hour fitness center or enjoy a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by a lush tropical landscape. Unwind in our air-conditioned Poolside Restaurant, where you can enjoy modern Australian cuisine with a twist of the Territory, or simply soak up the sunshine as you sip a glass of wine and take in views of the sparkling pool and beautiful tropical gardens
We stayed in this hotel by accident. There are TWO Holiday Inns in Darwin and this, the old one, has seen better days. The place is showing its age, especially in the furnishings and a kindly but obvious lack of attention to cleanliness. Many of the residents appear to be roughnecks from the Timor Sea oil rigs, a fact which explains why breakfast begins at 4 a.m. All that said, we had a great stay! The hotel's location -- it looks out across a park to Darwin Bay - is wonderful but not particularly close to the actual harbor area. The staff was friendly and the food both tasty and inexpensive. Darwin is not exactly a tourist mecca but its a fantastic little town in the tropics with a lot of history and not too far from wonderful natural parks and superb aboriginal rock art. Several local museums, especially the aviation museum, are excellent and well worth a visit. In all, this hotel is, like Darwin itself, a bit funky and kind of fun. Recommended particularly if cost is a consideration.
This is the 'elder' Holiday Inn in Darwin (the new - more expensive - one is located next-door. A bit worn around the edges, the hotel is popular with workers from the Timor Sea oil rigs which accounts for the fact that breakfast starts at 3:00 a.m. and runs for seven hours! The rooms are adequate but no more. Each has a small balcony and those on the Esplanade side have a magnificent view across a green park to Darwin's outer harbor. The hotel is quiet and within walking distance of the shopping district. Taxis are readily available for longer trips and are inexpensive by American standards. The desk staff was welcoming and efficient, the room was clean but weary. We found the breakfast to be EXCELLENT and suspect other meals would be too. Chosen for its moderate price, the Holiday Inn did not disappoint and we would stay there again.