Novotel Darwin CBD Hotel 4 stars

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Novotel Darwin CBD
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Hotel extras

  • Located in the City Centre on the Esplanade

  • Opposite the Darwin Harbour and the Bicentennial park

  • Restaurant, outdoor pool and atrium style bar

  • Tropical Lobby with soothing water features

  • Complementary WiFi

Services in the hotel and nearby

Check-in from 14h00

Check out up to 11h00

Paying

Services and practical information
  • WIFI/Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Air conditioned
  • Languages spoken at the hotel
  • Reception open 24 hours a day
  • Early check-in/Late check-outPaying
  • Laundry
  • Gift shop/newspaper shop
  • Concierge
Leisure and activities
  • Outdoor unheated pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bike rack facilities (nearby)
Catering
  • BreakfastPaying
  • 1 Restaurant(s)
  • 1 Bar(s)
Business services
  • 2 Meeting room(s)
  • Conventions hotel
  • Web Corner on a Mac
  • Business center with support staff
  • Copy/print service available

Hotel location

Novotel Darwin CBD

100 The Esplanade
0800 darwin
australia

Tel: +61889635000

Fax: (+61)8/79062211

Check-in from 14h00

Check out up to 11h00

  • THE ESPLANADE :  GX620 G HOUND PEEL STREET

  • By plane

    DARWIN INTL AIRPORT At 12.6km / 7.83 miles

  • By helicopter

    DARWIN HELI-PORT At 15km / 9.38 miles

  • By car

    STUART HIGHWAY - HIGHWAY 1 At 1km / 0.63 miles

  • By train

    DARWIN TRAIN STATION - GHAN At 0.02km / 0.01 miles

GPS :-12.4627, 130.83792

Our accommodation(s)

Perfect for both business and leisure travel, Novotel Darwin CBD offers a variety of accommodation options, including Standard and Superior rooms, and spacious two bedroom apartments. Stylish and contemporary, guest rooms at this excellent Darwin hotel feature everything needed for a comfortable stay. Guests can enjoy a range of convenient facilities, which include a TV with cable, wired and WIFI Internet access, a work desk, a minibar, air-conditioning and ensuite.

Standard RoomNon contractual photo

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 25 / 269 sq ft
  • Views: City View *

Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Satellite/cable colour TV
  • Bathroom products(...)

Superior Room Harbour View

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 25 / 269 sq ft
  • Views: Harbour view *

Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Satellite/cable colour TV
  • Bathroom products(...)

Junior Suite 1 Queen Bed City View

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 31 / 334 sq ft
  • Views: City View *

Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Satellite/cable colour TV
  • Bathroom products(...)

Junior Suite 1 Queen Bed Harbour View

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 31 / 334 sq ft
  • Views: Harbour view *

Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Satellite/cable colour TV
  • Bathroom products(...)
Rooms

Our restaurants and bars

ZEST RESTAURANT

Type of cuisine: International

Discover the tastes of the award winning Zest Restaurant. A cuisine that combines Australian comfort food & dishes showcasing Indigenous flavours.

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Lunch

06:30 - 09:00

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Dinner

18:30 - 20:30

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JABIRU BAR

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Jabiru Bar located amongst the greenery of the atrium. The perfect place to meet & relax after a long day.

Dinner

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Your meetings and events

Our meeting rooms

  • Number of meeting rooms: 2

  • Maximum size: 116

  • Maximum capacity: 110 people

  • Maximum banquet capacity: 100 people

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Novotel Darwin CBD

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ALL Rating 4.0/5

4,553 reviews

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TripAdvisor Rating 3.5/5

1,679 reviews

Enjoyable stay

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

Gabrielle13694 20/04/2021 TripAdvisor review

Comfortable stay however maintenance needs to be done to the bathroom in the junior suite, doors don’t close and shower knobs were unstable. Spacious room and comfortable bed. Would book again in the junior suite.

Average Rooms

TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

Peter L Business - 19/04/2021 TripAdvisor review

I have been staying at the Novotel Darwin for over 30 years and always loved the Vibe in the hotel very tropical feel however I think the hotel needs major upgrade in their rooms and restaurant. The ceiling fan in my room was noisy the air-conditioned was noisy and there was mold in the bathroom Might have to look at other options on my next trip.

A 70th birthday treat at the Novotel Darwin

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

BlackLabel1820 17/04/2021 TripAdvisor review

We've survived all the restrictions on travel in the past year, and the worry that, even when outbreaks are rare nowadays, a trip interstate can end up in an expensive quarantine. So the chance to take my wife away for a few days for 70th birthday treat was too good to miss. Flying Port Macquarie - Sydney - Darwin, fully masked up all the way, reminded us of those risks, but once we got to Darwin and the usual welcome from the Accor staff, we settled down to enjoy our time there. A top-floor room with a view across the sea to the sunsets certainly helped, and the complimentary bottle of champagne on her birthday was very well received. The location, between the city pubs, shops and restaurants and the Esplanade, was perfect.

Very sad hotel

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

1603robyng 24/03/2021 TripAdvisor review

Much in need of a revamp, my room was large and spacious but the shower was very poor with mould, quite yukky to use and the bathroom had poor lighting. The lobby and main areas need refurbished. It’s dark and unwelcoming, the restaurant was not open and the bar only on certain days. Staff however were lovely.

Disappointing

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

487claudinez Business - 22/03/2021 TripAdvisor review

This is my first trip interstate since covid, and I was looking forward to being in a hotel. I was disappointed with how tired the hotel looked. SAs a member of Accor for many many years, I have stayed in a lot of various properties and this was by far the worst. On check in we were taken to our room that had not been cleaned and stank of smoke ( I'm sure that these are non smoking hotels) We got a drinks voucher but when we came back in the evening the bar was closed, so we couldn't use it. The bathroom had a shower curtain, which I cannot stand so I was glad we were only there for 1 night. I was prepared to go and check out other hotels as this one just felt gross. On the up side, the bed was comfortable, and we had a good night sleep.

Customer review rating 1.0/5

Theo Friends - 19/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

I had high expectations for an Accor owned Novotel hotel. I was utterly disappointed. I have stayed at many hotels in my travels but have never experience such dismal surroundings. Upon entering the hotel I was stunned by the lobby with its atrium. But that's where it ended. We stayed there with friends. Our friend had an issue with there booking, and the desk clerk could not wait to tell us how rude our friends were. We let that go and went to our room. For a resort hotel the room was terrible. Paint peeling of the walls and ceiling. There was very little space for our clothes. The bathroom was terrible and hazardous and the room was infested by bugs. I purchased a bug spray at the local coles. I always travel with my photographic equipment which I place in the room safe. On Monday the 8th we had a tour booked. Well Imagine my surprise when the safe would not open. A locksmith was called who ended up cutting the safe open with a grinder, risking damage to my property. Needless to say I missed my tour which was paid for. Then to add insult to the injury I was given a drink card for two drinks at the hotel bar which was not even open. For all intents and purposes I enjoyed my trip to Darwin but it was thoroughly affected by the hotel which I would never recommend to anyone. I Even tried the breakfast, which came burnt so I gave that back. Around me people were asking for refunds. Sorry but this was the worst hotel I have ever stayed at.

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Philippa Families - 19/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Nice staff.

Needs some TLC

Customer review rating 2.0/5

Andrew Business - 15/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The hotel looked tired and staffing was minimal. No doubt, the end of LNG construction + COVID-19 + the wet season has hurt revenue but this is an attractive look. The chairs left outside the lifts on each floor are a telltale that this was a quarantine hotel and it seems ot have retained a soviet, purely functional vibe.

Super Location & Comfortable stay

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Mel Couples - 15/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Very pleasant stay, Clean and comfortable. Shower was a little dated as was some of the other amenities, but kept very clean. Some amenities are out of order. Bar was closed which is a shame especially since our stay was on the weekend, but had other venues to choose from that are around the corner. Staff were extremely helpful and courteous.

good location, prompt service

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Christopher P. Business - 15/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Stayed for 3 days for business. Room was comfortable clean and well serviced.

Hasn’t been updated since early 2000

Customer review rating 1.5/5

Maureen B. Friends - 14/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Sadly this hotel is not 4 star as indicated in fact I would suggest 3 star would be a push. I would happily speak to someone from Accor to discuss this further.

Great Stay As always

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Thilina Couples - 14/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Clean room , comfortable bed . Great staff. Specially Night Manager.

Just a hotel

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Anonymous Business - 14/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Price was good. Disappointed that despite a shuttle bus previously there was no longer operating. Would be good even if on a must book request 24 hours before and consolidate times to have an employee do the driving. Mainly to/from airport

Customer review rating 2.0/5

Anonymous Friends - 14/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Ok cheap accommodation. Checked in. Staff stank of cigarettes. Breakfast staff was rude to others. Asked for a coffee and was advised he was only one person and was very busy. I don't believe I would stay here again. 1 of the 3 rooms had a musty wet smell.

Comfortable stay

Customer review rating 4.0/5

May F. Business - 14/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Check in was OK. I was early so staff did sort my room out about an hour before the official check in. I do feel other hotel groups are more relaxed with allowing you to check in earlier, which would veer me mire towards them when booking myself. Staff were lovely as usual. Room clean but bathrooms old and probably could do with renovation

Most tired Novotel I've ever seen

Customer review rating 2.0/5

Oliver_au Business - 14/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Service was excellent at this hotel; staff encountered were all friendly. That aside I would not recommend nor return to this hotel. It has to be the most tired Novotel property I have ever visited and I find it hard to believe a building in this state of maintenance can honestly maintain a 4 star rating. I appreciated the upgrade to a large 1 bedroom apartment but the entire place seems rundown. Maintenance staff working on my level (5th) had left debris in the corridors. The lifts stunk as if mould had been in there for a long long time. The dining/breakfast area was all really dated. If I had to class the hotel I would barely give it a 2.5 star rating. The only positive is the location of the building.

Location was great but......

Customer review rating 2.5/5

Gabriella Friends - 14/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Dissapointing.... after a fabulous Ghan trip up to Darwin we were so looking forward to a hotel that had amenities to continue the level of service and comfort... unfortunately this was not the case and even considering current covid19 and the industry situation. We were lucky to get a meal but had 15 minutes to order , bar closed after 1 drink When we departed the morning for our trip to Kakadu we were the only guests sent off @ 6.30am without a coffee or brekky bag from their hotel. Rooms need a revamp and a good clean. There are no facilities available before 5.30pm not even coffee through the day. As a past Accor member I'm rather glad I didn't renew my membership.

Great place in Darwin.

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Gary Business - 14/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

This old gem keeps giving. Outstanding hotel with outstanding staff. the breakfast staff need be congratulations for their outstanding customer service and loyalty to employer. So close to everything with ocean views.

Old, dirty, run down & basic facililities and resources not avialable

Customer review rating 2.0/5

Anonymous Business - 14/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

No milk in fridge for coffee, even when asked first day (stayed 2 nights). Phone did not work in room when trying to call down about TV not working. Rooms are old, smelly. Key kept playing up, so had to continuously go back down to get rebooted. Staff were about 8/10.

lacking services compared to other Accor hotels for Platinum member

Customer review rating 1.5/5

Glen W. Business - 14/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Negatives: no welcome gift, no water offered, no room upgrade offered, no newspaper offered. 1 drink voucher offered, however bar and restaurant were closed for the period of my stay TV reception terrible

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