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“Stunning”
Review of One30 Esplanade

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One30 Esplanade
Ranked #13 of 49 Speciality Lodging in Darwin
Dili
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24 reviews
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“Stunning”
Reviewed 12 March 2012

Our apartment stay made our holiday. Having stayed at a '5 star' Darwin hotel on my last visit I will now always stay at One30. We were upgraded from a one bedroom apartment to a huge 3 bedroom place with stunning water views and so much space. Was a fantastic surprise.

Only issue was the noise from the nearby pub on the Saturday night but this was a small price to pay for a great place to stay.

Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Canberra
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

We stayed here for a few nights en route to Bali. The apartment was a far better (and more economical) option for 2 adults and 3 kids than adjoining hotel rooms.

From the moment we entered the door, we loved the place. Our apartment was located quite high up, with views looking out across the Esplanade park to the ocean. Everything was new and in perfect condition, and the size of the apartment was enormous (larger than an average 3 bedroom house). The laundry in the apartment was an extra bonus, and came in very useful prior to heading off to Bali. We had Darwin friends over for dinner one evening and cooked up a storm in the full-size kitchen, ate out on the balcony with fabulous views and breezes, then everyone jumped in the pool downstairs.

The location was excellent... a very short, easy walk to Aquascene for fish feeding; or a slightly longer, but still easy walk to the centre of town for restaurants and shopping. Secure parking was provided in the basement carpark for us, and our friends easily found parking out front on the Esplanade.

We could not fault the apartment itself... it's spacious, modern, clean, well equipped and well located. The only downside was the trip required to pick up the key from the parent hotel. Our GPS had terrible trouble finding it, and no directions were given when booking. If you don't have a car, you will need to factor in the key pick-up when hiring a cab. Public transport on arrival would be a huge effort (perhaps impossible), but once the key is picked up, wouldn't be a problem. Also, be aware that there is a credit card surcharge and full payment is required on arrival.

This would be our first choice again for family accommodation in Darwin.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Katherine, Australia
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

We had a fantastic stay, very modern with all the requirements for our family.
So much room in the apartment, almost too much!
Walking distance to everything down the street, so you can't go wrong.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Darwin, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2011

Apartment setting, fitting and layouts are very nice. Unfortunately these are offset by the noise which comes from the hotel behind the complex. If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing location, this isn't it.

Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

Beautiful spot! Rooms are stunning with a modern comfortable furnish very spacious.

We moved to Groote Eylandt for work a few months ago & needed a cheap easy break from being so secluded somewhere to go shopping & relax. After really looking around in Darwin I noticed that most of the hotels had some really bad reviews for being dirty & old which bothered me as we have a little 7 month old boy to worry about he's crawling & standing now so I didn't want him crawling in a dirty old hotel room. The website for this hotel looks beautiful with all the amenities you could wish for & that is definitely what it offers beautiful views amazing rooms & just like being at home so easy to look after bub with his bottles food bathing etc..

The only flaw was that it was slightly dirty. The toilet & shower looked like they haven't been cleaned in a while & the portacot & high chair offered were very dirty..

But nothing I couldn't clean up myself.. I'm not one to complain so it was a quick fix but a little dissapointing for such a beautiful apartment it did let it down..

  • Stayed September 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

Amazing views great decor the size if the appartment was wasted on a couple but for what I could find cost wasnt that different to nice hotel but of an equal standard highly recomend little bit different chcking in though as reception is at near by hotel but no bother.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Nhulunbuy, NT, Australia
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

Having to fly to Darwin so our son could have an operation in peak season we found this as cheap as the caravan parks ( I booked through One30's website). A few minor hiccups, no portacot when we arrived at 10.30pm which we then had to go and pick up down the road. Also my hubby had to leave the day before us because we had an overnight stay in hospital, as he had an earlier flight he dropped the key for the room (as we were only given one at the start) at the hotel down the road that you deal with after hours, needless to say the person he hubby to didn't pass on the message and they assumed we'd all left. I'm not sure how clothes all on the floor and food on the bench and in the fridge is not a 'red flag' but I suppose they are only cleaners struggling with english. In the end I got a refund for food that was taken, got all the clothes back and a spotless room! As my flight was not until 5pm the folllowing night, management allowed me to stay after normal check out time until the cleaners came, which was 1 1/2hrs later and enabled my son to get an extra sleep in. The apartment was spotless and roomy with plenty of extra towels, and what a stunning view. Would highly recommend One30 .

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about One30 Esplanade

Property: One30 Esplanade
Address: 130 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 49 Speciality Lodging in Darwin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — One30 Esplanade 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One30 Esplanade Serviced Apartments are situated on one of Darwin’s premier addresses with sweeping views of Darwin Harbor and the Esplanade. Our huge 210sqm apartments each feature a large designer kitchen, open plan living area, three large bedrooms with contemporary décor, separate family room, Austar television, personal laundry facilities; and are serviced every three days. Each apartment features a large private balcony, the perfect place to enjoy the magnificent sunsets over Darwin Harbour. ... more   less 
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