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DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin

116 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800 Australia
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#17 of 38 hotels in Darwin
Set next to Darwin Entertainment Centre and overlooking the Esplanade, the welcoming DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin is only a 15 minutes drive from Darwin International Airport and offers easy access to Stuart Highway. The hotel is within walking distance of the city centre, many major businesses and government offices and historic attractions like the War Memorial and Parliament House. This Darwin hotel is perfect for both business and leisure guests, offering excellent business and recreation facilities, beautiful ocean views and a dedicated team of friendly staff. All of the comfortable guest rooms at this Darwin Esplanade hotel feature modern amenities, including spacious work areas and high-speed internet access. Host a successful event at this Darwin hotel with six flexible meeting spaces, including a grand ballroom, all with the latest A/V equipment. Cool down with a dip in the impressive outdoor swimming pool – the largest in Darwin.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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peterandpat96 wrote a review Jun. 13
NSW20 contributions11 helpful votes
Courteous and attentive staff on arrival. Well appointed room and spacious. Great pool to cool off at the end of the day .Only 2min walk to a Red Bus Hop-on/ Hop-off pick up stop. Good selection of meals for lunch & dinner albeit “tavern” style as compared to a la carte . Situated on the far western end of The Esplanade and so a 10/15 min walk to city centre area ( taxi - $10 / $12).
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
iggyAustralia wrote a review Jun. 8
Sydney, Australia126 contributions47 helpful votes
It's not a great idea to name two hotels next door to each other "Double Tree by Hilton". This one has "Esplanade" tacked on in the name. Just tell your taxi guy it's the one at 116 The Esplanade. There's actually 3 Hiltons in Darwin ! We stayed for 7 days. A five star hotel it isn't. That being said we found it to be more than satisfactory in the important things like room comfort, breakfast, staff, location, pool. The Bathroom was dated and the shower a tight fit and there is wasted space under the vanity where shelving could have been used. There's not enough hanging space for two towels. Bed was great. The a/c works and can be turned off. Windows are fixed closed which doesn't suite our tastes. A decade of pigeon poo sits outside our window. The tv works fine. Good lighting around the bed if some reading is needed. Breakfast was full buffet with the surprise being a juicer which we didn't notice until day 3 unfortunately. The staff were helpful and cheery especially the poor guy on the late shift at 2:00 am when we checked in. All our requests for food, bedding and room make up were acted on immediately. Saving the best for last is the swimming pool. It's fantastic. There could be some more lounges for peak times and the tiled areas need a good clean up but hey as I said at the start the hotel isn't 5 stars.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Gabster130913 wrote a review Jun. 7
Greater Sydney, Australia90 contributions47 helpful votes
Hotel is on The Esplanade with clear views of Port Darwin. Short walk into town centre with friendly service, easy pick up location for day trips and a good pool for taking a dip or lounging. Hotel also doubles as conference centre.
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Review collected in partnership with DoubleTree by Hilton
Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Jen2021492 wrote a review Jun. 6
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Location is reasonably central. Staff friendly. However given what you need to pay for a room the hotel is not up to the standard expected of a 4 star hotel. Room decor is dated. Cleanliness of room could be improved. Issues with cleanliness of bathroom and supply of towels, hand towels etc every day of our stay.
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Review collected in partnership with DoubleTree by Hilton
Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Michael M wrote a review May 2021
Wodonga, Australia41 contributions25 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed for 5 nights and absolutely loved our time at this hotel. The staff were fantastic, efficient and had a great sense of humour. Having breakfast by the pool each morning was a highlight, there was plenty of choices for breakfast, all I missed was my daily dose of weetbix. Our room was quiet, clean, had a nice big, comfortable bed and had plenty of space. One feature of this hotel we loved that we have never seen before anywhere in the world was the guest laundry. There are 3 front loader washing machines ($5/load) and 3 large clothes dryers. You could put in a load of washing, go for a swim, hop out then put your washed clothes in the dryer. The location is fantastic, fronts onto a large park which follows the esplanade. You can easily walk into Darwin CBD. It’s about $30 for a taxi from the airport, and about $15 each way to Stokes Wharf, the Darwin Museum and other attractions. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Just ask and the staff will do their best.
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Response from Ashlee Neutze, Owner at DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Michael, Thanks for the fantastic review! We hope to see you back next time you travel to Darwin. Kind regards, Ashlee Neutze
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Frequently Asked Questions about DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin
Which popular attractions are close to DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin?
Nearby attractions include Parliament House (0.4 km), Bicentennial Park (0.2 km), and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a poolside bar, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hanuman Restaurant, Alfonsino's, and The Tap on Mitchell.
Are there opportunities to exercise at DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Darwin.
Are any cleaning services offered at DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Burnett House (1.3 km), The Old Town Hall (1.0 km), and Star Village (0.8 km).