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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Palms City Resort

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Palms City Resort
Ranked #2 of 37 Hotels in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Good location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

We stayed 2 nights in a standard room. The hotel grounds are lovely and well kept, the room was basic but clean and reception was polite and helpful. Whilst it was well located, loud music from nearby entertainment venues on both nights (even though we had changed rooms the second night) meant that we had difficulty getting to sleep.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

well kept grounds and gardens and pool area - good for socialising. it was an east walk into the shopping and eating areas of Darwin. The staff were pleasant and helpful in helping find my way to the night markets.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

We stayed in a villa for 8 nights in June 2014. It was away from the main walkway of the resort and was quite & private. Small clean room but ample for what we wanted/needed. Very clean bathroom and comfy bed. Great location with lush gardens that shaded our verandah. Only negative was the loud music/entertainment that came from pub (situated behind the resort) on a few nights. Unfortunately it went on into early hours of the morning and couldn't be blocked out. Also parking at the resort was a problem with insufficient spaces for guest vehicles, on one occasion the receptionist moved her vehicle from the rear carpark to enable us to park our hire car, otherwise all parking on public streets in the vicinity is costly.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

We had a lovely 8 day break from Melbournes winter and on advise chose to travel to darwin and stay at this wonderful resort. We had the business villa which was perfect for us. Lovely balcony overlooking the pool. Our friend joined us on day 2 and the respect couldn't have been more accommodating placing us near as possible to each other. Happy yo recommend to anybody. Will be back as soon as possible

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed at the end of May.
Unfortunately our little boy got sick, but the room service staff were great working around this and trying to cheer up our boy. The day staff on reception were also wonderful, finding us a doctor to take him to.
The hotel is very close to the restaurant strip on Mitchell Street, and is walking distance to the waterfront.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

We stayed in a Duplex Villa for 6 nights the first week in June. Room was tidied each day, shower and basin cleaned and toiletries replaced when necessary. Travellers (cms941) should read the Resort guidelines - dishes are the clients' responsibility but if the BBQ is used, that will be cleaned. Reception staff advised on shuttle buses for the market and also the airport.
Instead of complaining via social media, why not tell the management of your concerns?
The pool was superb, cleaned every morning around 7am. Location of the Resort meant an easy stroll on the Reserve opposite, 10 minutes into the Mall and about 15 minutes to the Waterfront.

Room Tip: If you want easy access for a swim, ask for a ground floor Villa facing the pool.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Fifty rooms, 39 villa's, so you know what to expect when you book the Palms City Resort: a pretty huge resort with hardly any personal attention from the staff. And that's exactly what you get. Is that a problem? Not to us.The room was clean and fitted our purposes. The pool was refreshing and not crowdy at all. But most of all it was the price/location ratio that makes Palms City an attractive place to stay: a few minutes walk from Darwin's CBD and the Deckchair Cinema. Using the back entrance we had our flat white's-to-go every morning within two minutes. Which is worth the world if you need a good cup of coffee to really wake up in the morning.

Room Tip: If you have a room on the ground floor, make sure you have your own 'patio' in front of it...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Palms City Resort

Property: Palms City Resort
Address: 64 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Darwin
#3 Best Value Hotel in Darwin
#5 Family Hotel in Darwin
#8 Business Hotel in Darwin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palms City Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WINNER - Best Standard Accommodation - NT Tourism Awards 2015 & 2016! Palms City Resort offers corporate and leisure accommodation conveniently located on the picturesque Esplanade in the heart of Darwin's CBD. There is a choice of Tropical Villas - some with Private plunge spas, Executive Villas with Spa Baths, Garden Bungalows and Superior and Standard Hotel Rooms. All the villas and Bungalowsare surrounded by tropical gardens and come complete with verandas and electric BBQ's. All accommodation is fully air-conditioned. The resort also boasts a perfectly landscaped swimming pool, guest laundry, breakfast restaurant, conference facilities, tour bookings, limited onsite carparking, 24 reception and complimentry luggage storage. The resorts location is perfect with a 5 - 10 minute walk to CBD restaurants, shopping, the deckchair cinema and new waterfront development. For that truly tropical experience in the Top End, choose Palms City Resort. ... more   less 
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