A selection of the best luxury hotels in Darwin, Australia. A selection by Laura Becker
For those seeking a luxurious getaway, Mindil Beach Casino Resort is the ideal destination. Here, guests can enjoy a range of premium services and facilities on 30 acres of lush tropical gardens, with the Arafura Sea as a beautiful backdrop. Boasting 154 rooms, Mindil Beach Casino Resort is perfect for both business and pleasure. With an array of dining options, bars, a bustling casino (open 10am to 4am) and live entertainment, there is something to suit everyone. The resort also features a private white-sand beach with Darwin’s only swim-up bar. On top of that, complimentary services such as free Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception, a business centre and fitness centre make your stay extra special. Guests can also take advantage of the nearby golf course or go jogging or simply relax by the pool.
Rooms: 154 Stars: 5
Travelodge Resort Darwin offers a tranquil hideaway amidst lush tropical gardens, with swimming pools and a waterfall at its centre. Refurbished rooms boast air-conditioning, cable TV, in-room safe, bathroom with shower, and a refrigerator. Some rooms include a kitchenette and separate lounge/dining area. Guests can take advantage of the fitness centre, 24-hour reception and Raintree Poolside Café and Bar for light meals and beverages. Located in the heart of Darwin city centre, the resort is only 15 minutes from Darwin International Airport and 7 km from Darwin Railway Station. Enjoy great value and comfort in a relaxing atmosphere.
Rooms: 224 Stars: 4
If you’re looking for one of the best luxury hotels in Darwin, Elsey on Parap is a charming and hip choice with superb interior design. Located 1.3 km from Bundilla Beach, this air-conditioned accommodation offers free WiFi and access to an outdoor pool and terrace. Each unit is fully equipped with a kitchen, flat-screen TV, private bathroom, fridge, oven, dishwasher and kettle. Mindil Beach is 2.2 km away and the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is 1.7 km away. The nearest airport is Darwin International Airport, 4 km from Elsey on Parap.
Rooms: 28 Stars: 4
Relax in style and comfort when you stay at Hudson Berrimah Apartments. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or work out in the fitness centre. All apartments are charmingly furnished with a satellite flat-screen TV, DVD player, and a seating and dining area. Some apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen and a balcony. Take advantage of the free on-site parking and BBQ facilities. Conveniently located, just a 10-minute drive from Darwin International Airport and 12 minutes from Darwin city centre. Grocery delivery is available for added convenience.
Rooms: 132 Stars: 4
Experience the height of luxury at Hilton Darwin. Situated in the city centre, just 250 metres from the Esplanade, this hotel offers spectacular harbour views, a restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, executive lounge and fitness centre. Enjoy modern décor and Aboriginal artworks in the spacious rooms, with a minibar, cable TV and air conditioning. Upgrade to access the Executive Lounge, with complimentary breakfast and views of the harbour. Savour modern Australian cuisine at PepperBerry, and select wines and cocktails at Palm Court Bar & Lounge. The Smith Street Mall is just a 5-minute walk away, while Darwin Convention Centre and Darwin International Airport are both within easy reach.
Rooms: 237 Stars: 5
Argus Apartments Darwin offers a modern and luxurious stay in the heart of Darwin city centre. All self-contained apartments feature a full-size kitchen and separate laundry, plus a 32-inch LCD TV with cable channels, free WiFi and a work desk with internet connection. Guests can enjoy a range of facilities including a swimming pool, spa pool, fitness centre and covered outdoor pool with barbecue. Reception is open 24 hours a day and offers free luggage storage and secure undercover car parking. With attractions like The Esplanade, Darwin Harbour, beaches, parks, art galleries, casino and nightlife all within 10 minutes’ walk, Argus Apartments Darwin is the perfect place to experience the beauty and vibrancy of Darwin.
Rooms: 58 Stars: 4
DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin is the perfect choice for those seeking the ultimate in luxury accommodation. Located in the heart of Darwin, the hotel boasts stunning views of Darwin Harbour and the Esplanade. Relax in a chic and comfortable room, equipped with a flat-screen TV, work desk and luxurious amenities. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool, or dine al fresco at the poolside restaurant, serving full buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sip on a refreshing drink at the Poolside Bar and appreciate the beautiful tropical gardens. Conveniently located only 15 minutes from Darwin International Airport, DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin is one of the best luxury hotels in the city.
Rooms: 184 Stars: 4
Escape to a delightful paradise at Rydges Palmerston – Darwin, where elegance and cosy rooms meet. Located only 20 minutes away from Darwin’s CBD and airport, this urban oasis offers stylish accommodation for all kinds of travellers. Complimentary WiFi and free parking make your stay even better. Within a 5-minute walk from Palmerston Shopping Centre, the hotel features guest rooms, suites and apartments with modern furnishings and a balcony with outdoor furniture. Apartment guests can also enjoy a fully equipped kitchen and laundry. Madame Za offers a modern Australian menu and drink list, while the hotel’s 6 dynamic event spaces host business meetings, conferences and other events. Enjoy the best of both worlds at Rydges Palmerston – Darwin.
Rooms: 200 Stars: 4
Enjoy the convenience of a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and a large LCD TV. The hotel also offers a range of services and facilities, including a 24-hour reception, babysitting and business services. With its unique location, Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin provides convenient access to the city centre, as well as the airport, shopping, entertainment and more. Enjoy a luxurious stay in a modern, elegant apartment and experience the beauty of Darwin waterfront living.
Rooms: 161 Stars: 4
Experience old-world charm in a relaxed atmosphere at Hudson Apartment Hotels. Nestled in the heart of Parap Village, the property is surrounded by shops, cafes and restaurants and is only 5 minutes’ walk from the Parap Markets. Enjoy modern studios and apartments, all air-conditioned and complete with quality furnishings, a well-equipped kitchenette, LCD TV and DVD player. Take advantage of the free parking, swimming pool and BBQ area, or take a short drive to the Darwin Turf Club. With public transport options nearby and only 5 minutes’ drive from the CBD, Hudson Apartment Hotels is the perfect base to explore Darwin. Plus, it’s only 9 km from the airport.
Rooms: 127 Stars: 4
Best areas to find hotels in Darwin, Australia
When looking for a hotel in Darwin, Australia, there are a few key areas that offer the best selection and value.
1. Darwin City Centre: The heart of the city, Darwin City Centre is the ideal area to stay if you’re looking for convenience and access to the city’s main attractions. The area is home to a range of hotels, ranging from budget-friendly accommodation to luxurious high-end resorts. Popular hotels in this area include the Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront, the Darwin Central Hotel, and the Mantra on the Esplanade.
2. Darwin Waterfront: Located along the waterfront of Darwin Harbour, the Darwin Waterfront is a great area to stay in if you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere and spectacular views. The area is home to a variety of hotels, including the Darwin Waterfront Hotel, the Novotel Darwin Atrium, and the Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront.
3. Darwin Airport: If you’re looking for a convenient place to stay near the airport, the hotels located in the Darwin Airport area are the perfect choice. Popular hotels in this area include the Ibis Darwin Airport, the Quality Hotel Darwin Airport, and the Comfort Inn Airport Darwin.
4. Mindil Beach: Located just a short drive from the city centre, Mindil Beach is a great area to stay in if you’re looking for a beachfront accommodation. The area is home to a variety of hotels, from 4-star resorts to budget-friendly hostels. Popular hotels in this area include the Mantra Pandanas, the Darwin Beach Resort, and the Darwin Beachfront Apartments.
5. Nightcliff: Located along the stunning Nightcliff coastline, this area is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a quiet escape. Popular hotels in this area include the Nightcliff Hotel, the Nightcliff Seaview Resort, and the Quality Hotel Darwin Airport.
No matter which area you choose, you’re sure to find a hotel in Darwin that meets your needs and budget. From luxury resorts to budget-friendly accommodation, there’s something for everyone in Darwin.