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Capricornia Motel

3 Kellaway St Fannie Bay, Darwin, Northern Territory 0820 Australia
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#31 of 38 hotels in Darwin
We are a family run budget motel in a fantastic location surrounded by many local amenities. Opposite the beach and close to the Museum we are also walking distance to all Darwin's most popular seaside clubs, Ski Club, Sailing Club and Trailer Boat Club. We are walking distance to the world famous Minsk Beach Markets held every Thursday during our beautiful dry season and also the local Saturday morning Parap Markets, flowing with fresh Asian food and produce. Our rooms as basic, always affordable, and cleaned daily. We have always had a regular clientele that have become like family over the many years and we always have room for more.
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ckrken wrote a review Aug. 2019
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Yes the Capricornia Motel is a budget motel with long term guest. We finally arrived 3 am in the morning and the keys were as we were told they were be, the room itself was clean as a pin and tea, coffee and milk were ready for us. It was a nice looking room. They don't change sheets/towels everyday but if you want to have them all you have to do is ask. If you want anything all you have to do is ask. It has a communal kitchen, a large undercover entertainment/barbie area, a pool, everything is clean everyday, there is a laundry with ironing facilities. Yes it is a bit run down, and during this wet season maintenance and refit will be underway. It is dog friendly and found that all dogs were well behaved and on leashes. You don't have to walk far to public transport and for Senior Card holders, the buses no matter what day or time are free. You are a short walk from the beach, Art and History Museum, the Qantas Hanger, and the Casino. What I loved the most and what made it an enjoyable time was everyone at the Capricornia were friendly, always recommending this place or that to eat, drink or to see. Many of the long term residents talk about the history of Darwin that you won't discover in any brochure or museum. They were wonderful, if you needed help they were there for you - thank you guys.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Marc Ortega wrote a review Jul. 2019
Darwin, Australia149 contributions21 helpful votes
Oh boy. I hate being a negative Nancy in my reviews but this place truly takes the cake. I completely understand for $77 you’re not going to get a top floor at the Burj Khalifa but honestly this place is the worst I’ve stayed at in any state, territory, country or universe. On a positive note, whilst this place is a time capsule, it was clean. At least they made an effort to nicely put the towels on the beds and have a clean bed. Now for the bad. The bed felt old and cheap and I was honestly too scared to lift up the sheets to see how old the bed was. I was scared I was going to see someone else’s blood or trillions of kids that have made their epic journey there. The walls in the entire place seems to be constructed of hidaka washi. The thinnest paper in the world at only 0.02mm. During my stay, I could hear with perfect clarity toilets being flushed, sinks being used, people shifting beds, farting and the list goes on. It really is that bad. At one stage, a group of indigenous were slamming doors and arguing. If you’re in desperate need of sleep, stay. But if you’re looking to stay over a few days because you’re in the area don’t. Just don’t.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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SimmyLou wrote a review Jul. 2019
Toowoomba39 contributions11 helpful votes
Cheap but very basic. Kept awake by 'locals' first night and they were then removed from the premises. Felt unsafe there so moved elsewhere after 2 nights. Toilet didn't flush properly and a little dirty. Bed comfortable but needed bedside tables to put things on. Pet friendly. Would be OK if single male just passing through and needed a bed. Ironing board in communal laundry was dirty and covered in cobwebs so did not use. Pool available. Walking distance to clubs for dinner which was great.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Sallyyyyyyyyy wrote a review Feb. 2019
Cheltenham, United Kingdom15 contributions8 helpful votes
This was a back to basics hotel. Perfect for a cheeky lil overnight stay, perfect value for money, basic amenities - that i must say were less than hygienic(there was nether region hairs in my sink) but nevertheless basic
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
jilltravellings wrote a review Oct. 2017
Brandenburg, Kentucky2 contributions
One of the few places that allow dogs in the room. Basic hotel that was clean and cool enough to just to sleep and have a shower. Parking within the hotel was tight, otherwise plenty of parking on the street. Hotel seemed safe and quite with lots of interesting neighbors. Cleaning lady was very helpful in recommending places nearby to take the pooch.
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Date of stay: September 2017
Trip type: Travelled solo
US$42 - US$78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Capricornia Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Capricornia Motel?
Nearby attractions include Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (0.9 km), Parap Market (0.7 km), and Fannie Bay Gaol (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Capricornia Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Capricornia Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Capricornia Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Capricornia Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Laneway Specialty Coffee, Darwin Trailer Boat Club, and Saffrron.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Capricornia Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Capricornia Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Capricornia Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Burnett House (2.3 km), The Old Town Hall (3.8 km), and Star Village (3.6 km).
Is Capricornia Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.